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We are into real estate and property development business, for us website and SEO plays very much important role , we had outsourced Search engine optimization to the same vendor of web service provider so far going some what okay now that contract period is nearly come to end hence this vendor have come out with huge proposal in Indian Rupees 5.5 lakhs per month for SEO and social media work. We decided to move to other service provider for SEO and social media marketing. Now that new service provider for SEO says it takes 04 to 05 months to get SEO good rankings.
1.If vendor 1 have worked for more than a year and bought the traffic towards our website now when we move to another vendor i mean vendor2 why should we have to start SEO from the scratch what happens to the past one year efforts for which we kept paying heavily.
2.like for the website we take the regular backup of the web contents/source code is something like this we can do for the SEO so that when we move to different SEO vendor we can continue from the same stage instead of again starting from the scratch.
3.Can anybody suggest terms and conditions for the SEO contract do we have to ask them something source code or some other data so that if we move to the different service provider what ever till date SEO work still remains the same and the new SEO vendor can continue from there on.
Please suggest on the above doubts and recommend the best practice to follow.