I am new to all this fun and confusing SEO stuff. I have had great success on ebay, and decided its time for a website.
I hire this guy in the USA that I find off craigslist (keep this in mind for the irony), his website is ranked really good with you search certain keywords for people to do SEO for you. Of course I trust him, he seems knowledgeable and lets me pay with a trusty credit card (CC claim if he scams me).
I was very clear I wanted to start moving now, and its been a week and a half and only thing he has to show is one homepage barley optimized, and stresses its not that important to do the whole site...
Its been a week and a half havent seen any more progress, and now hes going on vacation until next wednesday for the holidays. I understand holidays = family, but come on you havent done anything and now your leaving for 10 days??
I mention I want to use an Indian guy I found off one of those outsourcing sites (dont want to link it due to spam issues). The has Indian guy has 400+ positive reviews, says hes aware of the new google updates, etc etc. The American SEO guy blows up saying all Indian work is known for bad quality and he could use bad techniques and all this stuff and that he said outsourcing is not a good idea... Well considering I make money by outsourcing products in china, that was a slap in the face. I know how to outsource and I know how to pick quality companies...
I might be answering my own question with my claims in being good at outsourcing, but I havent heard anyone tell me yet its safe if you do research into the person.
Sorry for the long post and story, but is it safe to use an Indian company? Especially if they have good reviews?