It is important to review an SEO contract before signing it because it will outline the terms of the relationship between you and the SEO company or individual. The contract will typically include details such as the scope of work, the duration of the contract, the cost of the services, and any other terms or conditions. It is important to thoroughly review the contract to ensure that it accurately reflects your understanding of the services that will be provided, and to ensure that you are comfortable with the terms and conditions of the relationship.
There are several specific things you should look for when reviewing an SEO contract, including:
1. Scope of work:
Make sure that the contract clearly defines the specific services that will be provided, and that these services align with your expectations and needs.
2. Duration of the contract:
Determine how long the contract will be in effect, and whether there are any provisions for renewal or termination.
3. Cost of services:
Review the cost of the services, including any upfront fees, monthly retainers, or other charges. Make sure that the cost is reasonable and that you understand how it is calculated.
4. Payment terms:
Check the payment terms, including when payments are due and how they should be made.
5. Termination provisions:
Review the provisions for terminating the contract, including any notice requirements and any fees that may be associated with termination.
By thoroughly reviewing an SEO contract before signing it, you can help ensure that you have a clear understanding of the terms of the relationship and that you are comfortable with the services that will be provided.
Who should you choose to review your SEO (or digital marketing) agreement?
It is generally a good idea to have a professional review an SEO contract before you sign it. This could be a lawyer or legal professional who is familiar with contracts and has experience reviewing SEO contracts specifically.
Having a professional review the contract can help ensure that you fully understand all of the terms and conditions, and can help you identify any potential red flags or areas of concern. A professional can also advise you on any potential legal issues or risks, and can help negotiate any changes or amendments to the contract if necessary.
If you do not have access to a lawyer or legal professional, you may want to consider consulting with a trusted advisor or mentor who has experience with SEO contracts. Alternatively, you could consider reaching out to a professional trade association or industry group for guidance.
At West Legacy Group, we offer an SEO Contract review service for free*
*Note that we are not lawyers and any information we provide should not be taken as legal advice.