SEO Company in Chicago – A Joke? Or a Clever Test?

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I was asked to write about SEO Companies in Chicago and especially link to this SNG SEO Chicago company, but when I visited the site, my first thought was:

“Is this a joke?”

If it is, the joke’s not on me, because I’m getting paid to write this, but let’s look at a few things here that might be important, if you’re searching for SEO in Chicago – or just want to learn a bit about SEO in general.

First Impression

When I saw the task included the word “SEO” I had some expectations about what I was about to see. So when the site showed up in my browser window, I was shocked.

The top grapic was from the standard WordPress picture!

I thought “Is this a joke?”

SNG Chicago

But, of course, the search engines does not look at such things. I had just expected something very differently and much more professional.

There’s only one page with very little text that leads to a comment form. I posted a comment, and at this moment it’s awaiting moderation.

One of the words is split in a strange way: “yo” and on the next line “ur”.

So if this is not a joke, it can only mean two other things:

  • A test.
  • Ignorance.

Who Is Behind SNG Chicago?

There is no “About” page or any contact information. The site is using WhoisGuard protection.

It has been created recently – 19 July 2012.

There’s no way to find out who’s behind this site.

Do They Walk the Talk?

SNG Chicago writes about some of the things they do for clients. I noticed that they didn’t have any meta-tags themselves on this page, although this is one of the first things on the list.

Conclusion – A Test?

I cannot imagine that this site is serious. It’s not a joke, either. Could it be ignorance? Maybe – but why pay money for reviews then?

My guess is that this is a test to see if you can make a standard, ugly-looking WordPress blog rank with only one page of text, and only a scarce amount of onsite SEO, if you get enough back-links.

What’s your guess?

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