How to Ditch your SEO agency without it affecting your rankings

There are so many people out there worried that if they ditch their current SEO agency then all their rankings will disappear.  This unfortunately may be the case as the back links they have acquired over the duration of the campaign will most likely be terminated or not renewed. This will have the effect of hurting your Google rankings, unless you follow these important steps.

Most people are likely to get rid of their current SEO agency for a number of reasons; they are not able to perform and rank the site on Google, they lied in the beginning and over promised on the likely results they were able to achieve, they charged too much and you are not seeing a return on your investment, or you are simply unhappy with he reporting and customer service.

If any of the above points sound familiar and you are wanting to take the next step and ditch your SEO agency then do it. The longer you wait, the more you put it off, the longer you hold off and procrastinate, the worse it will get. But here’s the catch and i hear this all the time because clients tell me that their SEO agency said this when they threatened to leave. They basically said that they will rip out every link they have ever created which in turn is going to have a seriously bad impact on your Google rankings.

These businesses panic when they hear this and fear that whatever rankings they do have will disappear overnight. But I’m here to tell you don’t worry or stress about this.


Because if your not ranking and not seeing the kind of results you were expecting then the links they have created were probably worthless and they are doing you a big favour by removing these. So if they start rambling on and threatening you that your Google rankings are going to tank if you leave them, just go along with this, let them have their rant and simply move on. Worthless links built by dodgy SEO agencies are in fact doing more harm than good to your website.

But what happens if you are leaving for other reasons and your rankings are not bad? well, this is another scenario and in most cases they will rip out the links they’ve built and this may have an impact on your rankings. To minis the negative impact of this the best thing you can do is move on very quickly and sign up with another SEO agency who can implement their back linking strategy. This will minimise the effect of loss links as new ones are being immediately created.

Think of it like a glass of water with a hole in the bottom. As the water drains out it must be replaced if there is going to be any water left in the cup. Only, quick and immediate action will mitigate any damage caused by loosing links.

The trick here is to get on board with another company that can perform a back link profile to determine the value of the links you will be loosing. I think it’s always best to plan a couple of weeks in advance and get them to do this before you break the bad news to your current SEO team. This way they won’t have touched or removed any links.

What any credible agency will do is to immediately start link building and creating their own solid SEO strategy. You will find that this is the very best approach and you may even find that your rankings will improve very quickly.

I know so may businesses that are simply stuck with their current SEO provider for this 1 main reason. They are petrified to move because they are so fearful that they will loose their rankings. Pointing the above fact out should alleviate some of your fears and trepidation about moving but there is also 1 really important point to make. If your website is a few years old and you have been blogging, content marketing and active on your social media building your brand, then in most cases Google will not penalise your website for lost links. Remember, your website is aged and has a certain trust value when it comes to rankings – so loosing a few links will likely have little or no impact.

If you are feeling paralysed and unable to move due to being threatened by your SEO agency then sit back relax and let another more hands on and credible team look after your internet marketing. Don’t feel pressured or stressed by the loss of links as these can be easily replaced and done very quickly. We know how to get Google to index these newly built links so you get the authority to your website very quickly.

Related article: Why should you trust us with your SEO campaign?

Hope this helps alleviate the worry, but if you are about to jump ship and are having second thoughts please give us a call here at SEO Sydney Experts and I will show you that this is really a simple process.

Content Marketing v’s Social Media Marketing: Do you know the difference?

There are 2 very important factors to consider when it comes to marketing your business online and they are both very important yet extremely different. The question is; do you know the difference between the two; content marketing & social media?

Both of these marketing trends are growing in importance & should now be an integral part of your marketing mix. If not then you better start thinking about it and start quickly. Without it, you are simply going to be left behind. Why? Because you simply can’t rely only on SEO and Google rankings to drive traffic. You must and I will repeat this, you must now look art every piece of online artillery you have available so you can reach as many potential customers and clients where ever they maybe.

This blog article will explain the difference between the two and the role they play in promoting your business in the digital space. To make it as easy as possible for you to get as better understanding of the nuances of each strategy I will make it as simple as possible for you to understand.

What is Content Marketing & Social Media?

In it’s very basic form, content marketing is all about producing digestible copy for your audience where ever they may lurk or be online. The idea of producing content is to saturate your niche with unique and informative, relevant articles, blogs or press releases so that your business is front and centre for all searches. The idea behind this is that once they read your content they will then be directed to your website and guess what? You get a new client.

I also want to make a point here and that it, Google loves fresh new content especially on your website and in particular; your blogs. So the trick  here is to keep on writing and do it constantly. very much like I am doing now for our blog.

Social media marketing is where you utilise online platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to attract perhaps the same customer base and audience but in turn you may capture a different consumer base. Social media platforms are all about getting your brand out there to a very different, mobile audience that live and play on these platforms.

In a way social media is another marketing channel where you do not have to rely only on Google like so many businesses do.  Having an effective social media marketing strategy for your business is really very essential and unfortunately most businesses have yet to get a full handle on this. This is one area your digital agency should be focusing on and this is a very important question to be asking your current SEO team.

Most of the business owners I come into contact with are only concerned about one thing and that’s their Google ranking. Nowadays, especially in 2017/18 businesses must shift their marketing behaviour to now incorporate social media and embrace its potential. Thinking in a linear fashion that the one road to success is only Google will ultimately end in their business loosing sales and market share to those that are prepared to invest the time and money into a fully fledged social media campaign.

To make it easier for you to understand this it’s best if I break these 2 marketing strategies down:

Content marketing: write for blogs (your own and other industry relevant blogs) videos, white papers, EDM’s and online press releases.

Related post: Creating a Combined SEO & Content Strategy

The aim of content marketing  – to position your business as a market leader and ‘go to’ resource or reference for anything to do with your industry. Well written copy positions you as a reputable market leader. The overall end game of content marketing is to drive as much traffic to your website as possible.

Social Media Marketing: actively marketing your business on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Google+.

The aim of social media marketing – encouraging your social media community to interact with your business or brand online and in turn generate interest in what you are selling or offering.

The aim is to establish solid and  credible relationships with your customers.

Content & Social are related and not individual marketing mediums. SEO and digital marketing agencies like ours are now looking at the relationship between the two and combining these to make the most of what we have at our disposal to market your business more prominent and more visible online. Combining social and content with SEO is really the perfect formula for driving enormous amounts of web traffic and delivering to your business more sales. The formula simply works.

But how does content and social mix? the answer is so simple. Think about your next video you put on your website; why not post is on Youtube. what about your next blog? Post it on LinkedIn. Also what about your next newsletter that you send out to your clients, why not post it on your Facebook page for more online traction? The lists is basically endless and the way the two marketing strategies are intertwined will only become more essential as the user base gravitates towards using social media and conversely the more social media influences consumer behaviour.

If you are one of those business that think that SEO is the bees knees and the only way to promote your business then its perhaps a good time to give us a call here at SEO Sydney Experts on 02 9360 8514. I will show you other ways where you can attract new business online.