I run a small hosting company that serves several clients and I am constantly being approached by them to increase their 'web presence' via SEO marketing.
I know that scammers target this market and I don't want to recommend anyone to my clients that I cannot closely monitor, so I am proposing to look for a 'partner' type solution where all the quotes/interactions,seo services etc.. for their website will be pushed through me (as the middle-man) and then I will negotiate with the SEO company.
1) How do you determine if an SEO company is legit? I've seen website where they claim they have sites with keywords ranked in the top 5, but when you do those searches on Google they don't appear (even in the 1st 5 pages).
2) Are companies willing to partner with a hosting/web design firm to provide these types of services?
3) Anything else I should think about?
Thanks in advance,