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Hi, I am about to hire a SEO expert to handle my new website. Please what is/are the best ways to measure his success? From when should a successful SEO work start turning in traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    A SERP tracker, ie. the actual rankings. Track the keywords that he/she is trying to optimize.

    Traffic depends on the rankings and the number of searches. It's hard to say how soon. Depends on your current situation, the competition, and the resources you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomek Kurpanik
    I use Moz keyword tracker which comes with other products at $99 a month. If you're interested in rankings only and don't require deeper insights, then keep an eye on all keywords with Keyword Position
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  • Profile picture of the author HKDigital
    I would say it depends on the competition of the keyword and the size of the audience you are publishing to (people who have already liked your page and signed up to your blog etc) and the strength of your headlines too.

    When I am searching for something I don't always click on the first website that comes up instead I always look for the headline that hooks me in and if there is a good written description under the web title offering me exactly what Ii am looking for then I am in.

    To see solid results install Google analytic and make sure you have access to your website visitor and website/keyword search referral stats these will tell you what is working and where your traffic is coming from.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by mrlemon View Post

    Hi, I am about to hire a SEO expert to handle my new website. Please what is/are the best ways to measure his success? From when should a successful SEO work start turning in traffic?

    Ask the person you hired.
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  • Profile picture of the author akoawanawan
    Don't worry. There is nothing difficult in the startup of Search Engine Optimization. If you want to pick this career easily then, start advertising site on social media e.g Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc. You have to buy a guide of SEO for checking the difficult tricks. You can create backlinnks on different articles and blogs for getting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonny2spoons
    Use something like pro rank tracker to track the movement in rankings for free.

    You also need to keep a close eye on the QUALITY of the backlinks being built. You a toll like ahrefs.com to look at all your backlinks - are they from quality English websites or low quality foreign sites? You can also track this in Webmaster tools (search console).
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    • Profile picture of the author advenousm
      SEO is very vast subject, it certainly takes time to get your feet on the ground. There is no set Guides or Principles. Search Engines changes their algorithm every now and then. No one knows those algorithm however people keep optimizing based on Trial and Error, and based on what others have done.

      I would suggest to have some reading on the basic terminologies and principles. Visit forums, read and experiment. That's the only way to go..
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by seangomez01 View Post

      If you can write high-quality contents and if you can think great ideas for your content, then you should start blogging. One way or another, great contents can help your SEO.
      Care to explain WTF that has to do with this thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      OP is hiring an SEO company and wants to know how to pick a good one. Your post has nothing to do with anything... Just shows you in a bad light.

      Originally Posted by seangomez01 View Post

      If you can write high-quality contents and if you can think great ideas for your content, then you should start blogging. One way or another, great contents can help your SEO.
      Originally Posted by akoawanawan View Post

      Don't worry. There is nothing difficult in the startup of Search Engine Optimization. If you want to pick this career easily then, start advertising site on social media e.g Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc. You have to buy a guide of SEO for checking the difficult tricks. You can create backlinnks on different articles and blogs for getting traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author steven1305
        Hi,
        To control his work to be able to reach success, you can investigate what he is doing:
        1. The key word he is trying to SEO. what is medium keyword, long tail key word or short keyword.
        Why do you need to know it? Because length of keyword plays an important role in SEO. If the keyword is too short or too competitive, it means your money to hire him becomes meaningless.
        2. You need to know the way to onpage he is doing,
        Because if your site is not good on page,your website doesnt rank to top 10.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Try to check his history of achievements from the past clients and the strategy plan for your website. You must know the needs of your website to implement the right SEO needs for the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrlemon
    Thank you very much for your contributions. I have tried writing and it brought few but useful visitors and i am still writing. Thanks again for sharing with me your valuable experience about SEO. i love you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author paladinseo
    try ahrefs and see the newly creted backlinks
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by paladinseo View Post

      try ahrefs and see the newly creted backlinks
      Here is some questions for you:
      - why would you want to do that for?
      - why waste your time doing that for?
      - what do you do differently after you get the information?
      - how is doing that a productive use of your time?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joethemonkey101
    There aren't any tricks in SEO. Quality content and good backlinks is all it takes to rank
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    Make sure you dont ignore various traffic sources :)

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  • Profile picture of the author niksto82
    It is best if you check some articles regarding red flags when employing an SEO expert (just to be on the safe side). However, SEO can be very tricky when it comes to measuring success. There is no guarantee in this profession and it is very hard to make any predictions given its competitive nature and constant Google updates. As HKDigital said, you can track your main keywords and see how they are ranking. However, the best tell is if your sales\services increase in popularity and you haven't changed any other aspect of your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Hardy
    Ask his plan strategy and previous works and achieved........
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  • Profile picture of the author nsserve
    Moz keyword tracker is a good point to initiate your SEO campaign
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  • Originally Posted by mrlemon View Post

    Hi, I am about to hire a SEO expert to handle my new website. Please what is/are the best ways to measure his success? From when should a successful SEO work start turning in traffic?

    You need to figure out which keywords he is working on then you need to figure out what position these keywords are in. If you are short on money then you can use a few free rank trackers that have good accuracy.

    CuteRank (has free version)
    RankTracker (has free version)
    SerpFox (has free version)

    I recommend you upgrade so you can get the full benefit of having a rank tracker like exporting the information and what not.

    Next you need to have him write out a monthly progress report basically telling you what he has done for that previous month and any rank changes that have occurred. Now some people might want to say that he needs to give you a link report showing you where he placed the backlinks.... I agree to some extent. For instance i run a few private blog networks (as in they are mine and i alone use them, nobody else) so i wouldn't ever give out this information to any of my clients for my safety. I'm sure if you have valuable link sources you wouldn't give out the location either. But he needs to still send you something that he did for that month. Even if it's just social media optimization (brand building, not for SEO obviously) you want to know that your money is actually going to good use!

    But as i said earlier the best way is to just track your rankings. If he gets you progress then that is good! As long as he isn't doing anything shady like blackhat tactics which everyone has different opinions on what they classify "blackhat"

    Anyways that's all the advice i think i can give right now. Good luck and i hope this works out for you.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sanjosh
    If you want to measure the website success and it's traffic you can use ahref and moz.com to ensure how it's going. I basically depends on both 2 and works best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Originally Posted by mrlemon View Post

    Hi, I am about to hire a SEO expert to handle my new website. Please what is/are the best ways to measure his success? From when should a successful SEO work start turning in traffic?
    Just curious, but have you discussed with your SEO expert what he is going to be doing? Turning traffic is the big goal, sure, but what strategies will the expert use to accomplish this?

    If you know about the specific strategies the expert will use, then you will have a better sense (or exact means) to measure his progress. Chances are that the expert will use a handful of strategies - especially at the start. Ask for a launch plan that describes the strategies he will be trying, a time frame to start seeing results, and from there on out, keep the conversations going. If your SEO guy can't provide you a plan, then he is probably not an expert (or at least a professional).
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  • Profile picture of the author ramsarode
    No any trick but use quality content
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by sagabizsolutions View Post

      Daily SEO activities
      1. Social Networking Sites
      2. Blogging
      3. Blog Marketing
      4. Forum Marketing
      5. Search Engine Submission
      6. Directory Submission
      7. Social Bookmarking
      8. Link Baiting
      9. Photo Sharing
      10. Video Marketing
      11. Business Reviews
      12. Local Listings
      13. Article Submission
      14.Classified Submissions
      15. Answer Questions
      None of those are "tricks"; they are all spam that will get you dinged by the Penguin algorithm when they re-run it and get you a manual unnatural link penalty if the spam team check the site!
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  • Profile picture of the author seothink
    You have to start with On page optimizations with authorized link buildings activities .
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  • Profile picture of the author accerman
    Don't hire search engine optimizer in starting of career.
    You can start from social media. I don't think you don't know about social media. Just advertise on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. It'll be little helpful for you and then, start learning Black Hat SEO and Whte Hat SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chillywilly93
    Create a blog. Identify keywords relevant to your services/products. Create blog posts targeting those keywords. Repeat
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by accerman View Post

      You can start from social media.
      Originally Posted by Chillywilly93 View Post

      Create a blog
      What do these have to do with this thread? Yes, OP's title is random too, but that doesn't mean that you should just skip the question entirely.
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