SEOReferrals.com takes a different approach to the SEO service industry. Instead of selling their own SEO services they help other buy and sell SEO services by creating a central marketplace for conducting search related business.
Online PR News – 06-July-2010 – – SEOReferrals (http://www.seoreferrals.com) is a freelance job board dedicated to the SEO industry. It allows freelance consultants to bid on SEO jobs and projects. Whether you need on page optimization, keyword research, link building, social media marketing, web design, application development, programming, web hosting, or other related tasks SEOReferrals is the right place to get it all done.
When asking the owner and founder, Anthony Onaf, what makes SEOReferrals special, he said "SEOReferrals is one of the best, if not only freelance job boards and bidding portals dedicated to SEO professionals. Commonly, the buying and selling of SEO services are done in online discussion boards and forums. This time with SEOReferrals, the buying and selling of SEO services is more managed and controlled, giving the SEO industry a platform and marketplace for conducting business related to search engine optimization." He continued to say, "The future of SEO seems bright. It will remain relevant tomorrow just as it is today, so having a platform where one can do professional and honest business is important. SEOReferrals will become the epicenter for buying and selling SEO services."
The idea of a dedicated platform for buying and selling SEO services seems well deserved, as it is one of the missing ingredients online. SEOReferrals will be a website to watch and follow. I like the fact that SEOReferrals allow escrow payments, which is a solid way to protect buyers and sellers from fraud. In addition, they have their own star rating system, giving members the opportunity to publicly rate others. The bidding feature allows freelance consultants to bid on SEO jobs and projects posted by employers. It is easy to use, for those wanting to get a job or project completed one would simply post their job on SEOReferrals and wait for consultants to bid on their SEO project. They will then pick the best qualified consultant, of their choice. Then, add money to escrow (holding/staging account) to start the project. Once the project has been completed to satisfaction they will release the escrow funds to the consultant. It's an easy and intelligent way to perform business online, specifically SEO services.
SEOReferrals claims it will have longevity and plans to be a household name in the search industry. Anthony Onaf is taking necessary steps to become just that. Having a central marketplace for buying and selling SEO services is uniquely what just is needed. I asked Anthony Onaf what are some of the future plans, he said, "Eventually, I would like to offer tools and API's which compliment SEOReferrals. Furthermore, I have the vision that SEOReferrals will be the center for SEO services. And I believe this can only be accomplished if I take a serious stake into the well being of the website, this means maintaining and managing a community of honest and active members, eliminating bad seeds. I will continue to implement and update practices and policies which sustain a healthy community. SEOReferrals believes in referrals and if we make certain every time someone uses SEOReferrals the experience is good then we've essentially earned a good referral."
SEOReferrals seems to have a grasp and pulse on the search industry. I think it will be great to see them grow. I'll definitely follow up in the near future to check on their success. In the meantime, I'll be posting my jobs on SEOReferrals (http://www.seoreferrals.com) for my individual projects.