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Mod Girl Marketing Shares How to Choose the Best SEO Company

Mandy McEwen, CEO of Mod Girl Marketing, explains how to choose the best SEO company in latest blog. She covers ballpark pricing, essential offerings, and pitfalls to avoid.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/27/2015 -- How does a business owner choose the best SEO company when all the websites look so similar? Subtle differences can save entrepreneurs tons of money and aggravation, says Mandy McEwen, CEO of Mod Girl Marketing, an online marketing firm based out of San Diego. The worst part of trying an SEO firm that doesn't pan out isn't even the lost money – but the lost web presence over all those months and the stress of being strung along, she adds. In last week's blog at, Mandy McEwen discusses how to tell a good SEO company from a bad one.

There are many common red flags one should look out for, says McEwen. Among them are:

- Prices lower than $750 a month
- Offers to "try SEO services free for 30 days"
- Companies that "guarantee first page results"
- Lack of testimonials or reviews
- No content offering
- No knowledge of Hummingbird, Penguin, or Panda updates

Most reputable SEO firms offer a variety of pricing structures, from hourly consulting and contract work, to monthly retainers and project costs. "Generally, if a company charges below $750, it's because they can't drum up business any other way or they haven't been in the game long enough to build any street cred. Conversely, you don't want to be paying $50,000 to complete your project, either" says McEwen.

An often over-looked aspect of choosing an SEO firm is to find someone who specializes and provides an ideal fit. "A common line you'll hear is 'we work with every business big or small' because SEO professionals hate to disclude any possible business. But when you've been in the field long enough, you can afford to be choosy. You know which industries you can serve best and which clients you click with. You hate to turn people away, but at the end of the day, a good fit leads to a successful and long-term relationship" says McEwen.

Mandy McEwen says her firm specializes in the healthcare, home service, professional service, and tech industries. Details on working with her firm or just choosing the best SEO company in general can be found at

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