If you Google ‘best seo companies in malaysia’ you will find a list of companies that claim to be the best, guarantee top10 ranking, include satisfaction guarantees and other kinds of promises.
It is also possible that you will find individuals, rather than companies, in your search so just be mindful of that.
The Best SEO Companies in Malaysia
So how do you verify whether any of these companies are reliable? You can actually do some basic checks on your own. Try this checklist.
1. Verify Twitter and Facebook Activity
Some of them are already dead, so this step is how you find that out. Go to their website, find their twitter & facebook account. Check total number of followers. Some of these companies or individual self-claiming ‘experts’ have less than 100 followers! Some even have only 28 followers!
How can a ‘master of social media marketing’ only have 11 followers?
Next, check the date of last tweet or facebook post. If it is anything more than 3 months ago, then this company or individual is simply not in tune with the market. A social media expert must be up-to-date and constantly engaging people, trends and topics. More than 3 months of inactivity is a safe indication they are no longer involved in SEO.
2. Google Certified SEO Specialists
What you want for your business is hire a Google-certified SEO specialist. Safely ignore anyone without this important certification.
Google certifies individuals and companies to demonstrate they have met a specific level of expertise in using adwords and analytics. The certification is pretty rigorous (you have to know a lot), has a high passing treshold (80%) but is free to study and sit for.
How to verify if someone is Google certified?
3. Facebook Certified SEO Specialists
The deal with Google is you can show your ads when a user is searching for your products (or your competitors’ products) via keyword-based ‘search marketing’. This means being visible to the whole wide world really if done right. But there is another approach in online marketing: Facebook ads.
Like Google, Facebook is also a major ad platform. And you can now find certified Facebook specialists to run your ad campaigns. Whereas the Google certifications cost next to nothing, anybody who wants to earn the Facebook certification (Blueprint Badge they call it) has to fork out about $150 per attempt.
How to verify if someone is Facebook certified?