This isn’t really a rant. It’s a conversation piece which will likely sound a bit derogatory but I thought this would be the best place to put it. Anyway, I have a regular buyer who keeps asking me to write SEO articles to help bump up one of his clients websites on Google. Now, he’s not (yet) accusing me of doing anything wrong, but he’s mentioned a few times now how he really needs to get his clients website off page 6 and up to the top spot on Google.
The problem? It’s never going to happen. The website itself looks like an early 2000’s put together, looks bland and uninteresting and is just plain bad. In this case, only a complete redesign + the content I have so far created is going to shift it from page 6 of Google.
The only question is, should I tell my buyer this? I don’t offer these services so it’s not like I’m trying to crack a few new money eggs. Rather, I get the feeling that my buyer is a supposed ‘SEO Web Marketing Firm’ who knows jack about SEO, outsources everything to Fiverr and now has a client on his back saying something like “WTF? Why the hell am I paying you?”
Of course, none of that is my business. My only problem is that I can kind of feel the tension starting to simmer under the surface and I think that there is a possibility that my buyer might eventually take the continued failure of the website in question out on me.
So… Should I just tell my buyer, (nicely) that he needs to get his act together and go right back to the drawing board with his website? Or should I just keep accepting his money while knowing that he’s never going to get the results he wants? I look forward to your insights.