Good SEO’s know how good other SEO’s are. We can evaluate the tactics, the difficulty of achieving the past results that they quote, and whether they’re more white or black hat in their strategies. It’s not rocket science for us.
For non-SEO’s, it might as well be rocket science – so I’ve got an alternative theorem for all of you.
The quality of an SEO’s work will likely have a high correlation with the amount of effort it takes you to convince them to take you on as a client.
Put simply, good SEOs probably aren’t too short of work. There’s definitely going to be exceptions to that rule, but in my experience, good SEO’s are going to be able to be a little picky with who their clients are.
If you’re a good SEO, I’d like your contact information. Sometimes I get requests that I just can’t handle – and I’d like to be able to refer these potential clients to someone I can trust. Let me know if you’d like some more SEO work, and if I’m impressed – well, I doubt you’ll end up too short of work either.