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    You know, this goes to say with any business you find online. How can you be sure it's legitamate?? You must be able to put in the work to research a company or service fully before you pay up. Look for customer comments, spam warnings and such. Be smart about who you choose!

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    I think the best advice is to find someone locally and visit the offices. I just woulnd't hand over cash to someone I don't know or who doesn't have a solid reputation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthomas31uk View Post
    I must say Akhomiyar you have made a very good point and I hope you are correct with what you are saying.



    I am not generalizing all Indian SEO, but the SEO company I used made me very angry and I did not like the way they went about posting very vague comments on my competitors blogs. Not a very good thing to do, don't you think?
    Looking at the way they went about doing the SEO for my website I could have done better myself!
    Blog commenting is very common approach and if that blogger(your competitor) has any problem with your comments he has rights not to approve it.Its totally white hat technique nothing else.So i don't think something really happened too bad.And yes you can do SEO by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veryshant View Post
    Blog commenting is very common approach and if that blogger(your competitor) has any problem with your comments he has rights not to approve it.Its totally white hat technique nothing else.So i don't think something really happened too bad.And yes you can do SEO by yourself.
    Blog commenting using a keyword instead of a real name is unethical more then anything, if your comment is genuine and quality then a link back to your site isn't a problem. But if your using software that'll find blogs and post spam comments on thousands of blogs or your posting irrelevant comments, that's where the problem starts. If its not black hat it's very close to dark gray .

    If you want backlinks, post genuine real and relevant comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veryshant View Post
    Blog commenting ........Its totally white hat technique nothing else.
    Nonsense. Blog commenting to get backlinks is parasitic.

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    oh dear, i know its time consuming but its best you try and do a lot yourself. I havn't much time either to SEO so I use an English company to do a lot of mine. You can speak to them and I have met the guy who mainly runs the service. Always be sure who you are dealing with, just take this experience away and don't repeat the mistake twice

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    Don't want to offend anyone who's a legit SEO specialist from India, but I have banned entire IP classes from your country. Yes, it's not the usual nike/wow/cialis spam I get from others, but mostly people who try to act like "normal" members and post a lot of junk. I am now banning IPs and deleting accounts when I see they come from India. It's unfortunate, but it's not me who's done this disservice.

    On another note, if you are displeased with their work routine, TERMINATE THE CONTRACT. There's nothing worse than being marked as a spammer. It's better to do a bit of SEO yourself, than lose your potential client's trust even before you're getting the word out there.

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    Im sorry to say that India is not the only country with a high percentage of spammy sites and spammy seos. Nevertheless, there is no need to offend or generalize.

    As it has been said before,
    its always important to know the people you are working with, your agency, business partners etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toprank4ever View Post
    Im sorry to say that India is not the only country with a high percentage of spammy sites and spammy seos. Nevertheless, there is no need to offend or generalize
    I do generalize as the majority of "SEOs" who ask for help with the most basic stuff over at Google webmaster help are from India and the vast majority of spam I delete from my forums and blogs come from India. The country deserves the reputation it has got.

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    Looks like common sense and logic have gone all out of the window.

    When you are not willing to pay for quality then you should be ready to get dirt.Its a simple rule anywhere in the world including the 'holier than thou' western world.

    Hey 'cbp' do aussies deserve the reputation of 'fat racist b*st*rds' with criminal genes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCool View Post
    Hey 'cbp' do aussies deserve the reputation of 'fat racist b*st*rds' with criminal genes ?
    No, but given all the above, India deserves the reputation of having so many crap and fraudulent SEO's. How can you defend what has been exposed in this thread? Calling me a racist does not justify what has been exposed here.

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    Ok guys, I think the thread has run its course and the original poster's questions/concerns have been addressed. We could do without all the nonconstructive bashing.

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