Sending my SEO Consultant my log in details?

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The SEO consultant I am working with says he needs the details of my cpanel access and hosting. I have no idea what this or how to locate it so he said to send him my log in details - is this dodgy?

By log in details I mean my for names.co.uk in which I registered my domain and my Wix details (I made a website with Wix and believe I paid for hosting with them).

The SEO consultant is basically making me a new website and then doing the SEO - given this do I need to buy a new hosting again or what?

Thanks.
#consultant #details #log #sending #seo
  • Profile picture of the author stevecounsell
    Hi,

    I've come across this myself as an SEO Consultant. Is your SEO aware that you have a WIC site? It makes a real difference.

    If you've bought everything through WIX you'll need to extract your domain name from their grip and set up some new independent web hosting.

    Your new SEO will build the site that place it into your new hosting. Then you can "point" your domain name at the new site.

    Be aware that if you have email addresses on your domain then you'll need to make a copy of them locally before you re-point your domain name (name servers).

    Your SEO will most likely know what to do...

    HTH
    Steve
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  • When you first registered with your hosting they emailed you the login data. It should still be inside your inbox unless you deleted it.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoinprogress
    My SEO Consultant is aware I have a Wix site yes, what I am asking is if it is safe for me to give him my login details?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by seoinprogress View Post

      My SEO Consultant is aware I have a Wix site yes, what I am asking is if it is safe for me to give him my login details?
      That depends. Do you trust them?
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  • Profile picture of the author seoinprogress
    I do. Just need to get new hosting now as old hosting was with Wix.com who we built the old site with. Anyone got any recommendations of a good hosting company for a small business?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by seoinprogress View Post

      I do. Just need to get new hosting now as old hosting was with Wix.com who we built the old site with. Anyone got any recommendations of a good hosting company for a small business?
      A Small Orange
      Stable Host
      Hawk Host


      Those are the first three that come to mind. I really like A Small Orange.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoinprogress
    Thanks once again, Mike.
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  • Profile picture of the author gybno
    I always need my clients back end log in details. A huge part of SEO is ensuring your website has good quality content, good grammar and spelling, mobile optimised, up-to-date etc etc
    So a good SEO expert will include all this in their package. As you can't polish a turd so to speak.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by gybno View Post

      I always need my clients back end log in details. A huge part of SEO is ensuring your website has good quality content, good grammar and spelling, mobile optimised, up-to-date etc etc
      So a good SEO expert will include all this in their package. As you can't polish a turd so to speak.
      You do not need login information to check that stuff. You can find what needs to be changed and send it along to the client for them to change or have their web designer change.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by gybno View Post

      I always need my clients back end log in details. A huge part of SEO is ensuring your website has good quality content, good grammar and spelling, mobile optimised, up-to-date etc etc
      Err.. Why? You do realize that you're optimizing the part that everyone can see, right? If you don't know the system the logins may actually slow you down because you're trying to parse the interface of a system you don't know.

      Sure, my projects with WP sites often include hands-on optimizations, but you can always write a list and send it to their webmaster.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author HostMyBytes
    Some will require the log in info, and others won't. It depends on how your SEO person/company operates. The truth is that it isn't necessary to have the log in info to do SEO, but some will prefer to have it, as it makes it much easier to make changes on-the-fly rather than having to email back and forth.

    I would make a backup of the current site and then give the details, as long as there's no sensitive information. The worst they can do is delete it all, and that wouldn't be a problem, since you'd have a backup anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Yes, If you have trust on your seller you can send him your login info.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    If you have no clue as to basic stuff...learn it first.

    I cannot believe that anyone without basic knowledge is actually
    buy services without it.

    SEO and websites are a different animal than trying to figure out what
    mechanic you need.

    I suspect that people are suckered each day, buy a domain, get WP, and
    think they are instant webmasters.

    Knowledge is king. Sure, I started in 1995 and have been doing websites
    ever since. I consider myself an expert, only because I have knowledge
    and experience on how websites and servers work.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would want to do differently.

    Think about it. Would you open up a dentist office because you heard they
    make tons of money? Even though you are not a dentist, a technician, or
    anything. Yet you just open it up and expect to rake in the do-re-mi.

    Does that sound foolish? Of course. But when it comes to making a website
    on dental work, law, plastic surgery, mesothelioma, ....OH YEAH BABY!
    I can do that!

    Paul
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    If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

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