Burned by a Web Design or SEO Company? Where To Go From Here

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Were you burned by a web design or SEO company recently? Did you receive shoddy service, or worse, no service at all? It is an unfortunate experience to have been screwed by a company whom you placed your trust in, as well as paid them money to perform professional services. Most of the time, it could have been prevented. Hindsight is always 20/20, but by exercising a little bit of due diligence and common sense, you will see how it can be avoided in the future.



So it happened to you; where do you go from here? The first step is admitting the fact that you were burned. This is much easier said than done, I know. But many people will never admit this and they will try to make something out of nothing with the shoddy and unprofessional service that they were given. Oftentimes, clients will try to "carry over" what was previously done and resume from where everything was left off. Unfortunately, this is entirely the wrong move as it simply results in more wasted time and probably more money.


You can, however, take some solace in the fact that you are not alone. People are burned by web design companies and SEO companies daily and it is not showing any signs of slowing down. There are several possibilities as to why this happens. This could result from a lack of due diligence when choosing a proper SEO company or you decided to contract some cheap labor from India or an amateur student. Whatever the case may be, you need to leave it behind because there is no going back.


After you come to the realization that you were burned, your next step should be to learn from your mistake. Ask yourself these pertinent questions - what did I do wrong? Did I not do the proper research on these companies and services? Should I really have gone with those cheap SEO services from India? Should I really have gone with that college student who said he could do it for half the price that a professional web design or SEO company would have done it for? Did I not follow up enough on the work being done? Did I not ask the proper initial questions? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, then your job is to learn from those mistakes and never do it again. Changing your way of thinking and learning from your mistakes is half of the battle.


You can recover from a situation like this. When you put it all in perspective, it is really not all that bad. Of course, it is always unfortunate when you invest money in a service and it yields no return. Is there a proven solution to recover from this problem? No, but the best thing to do is to simply bite the bullet and move on. Perform hardcore research for an honest and professional website design and SEO company and you will not be steered wrong.