A company in Birmingham wants to build a clone of the Hallam website — and is willing to pay the princely sum of $220 (that’s rougly £146).
I discovered this advertisement a web development freelancers website called Odesk , and it looks like they are trying to build a website that looks a bit like some of the major SEO companies in the UK, including our site.
Should I be flattered, or annoyed, or both?
A little further digging showed this company is hiring SEO freelancers in the Phillipines who charge US$3 per hour.
I had to laugh when I saw the $220 price tag includes in its requirements a rigorous situation analysis. The Birmingham company wants to know “what systems have they been built in, the usability of the site, conversion points, etc and how you could make my site better”
Upon reflection, this kind of cowboy behaviour serves as a good reminder as to why Hallam has ten years of success: ethical, professional and personalised service for our clients.
And no SEO idiots!