It boggles my mind how some people will call a place a business of and actually get upset when free information is not provided where it usually is paid for. I would never in my wildest dreams call a doctor or lawyer and demand they get on the phone and start asking for free advice only to get upset that it was not provided.
If you search online you will quickly find that there are ample amounts of free information regarding the search engine optimization industry. Everything from detailed how-to guides to lists of qualified sources that can walk you through virtually almost any problem you might have with your website. There are also numerous forums that are updated every single day with very new fresh information relating to the search industry. Most of the forums are littered with internet marketing experts smacking their chops waiting to get involved in good forum thread discussion. There is no reason why anybody should call a place of business and weasel their way to try to get free knowledge and information, information that clients pay top dollar for. I usually smell this within the first few seconds on the phone with a person. After conducting internet marketing for many years my knowledge is valuable. You shouldn’t get upset when I offer my consulting rates when specific SEO related how-to questions come up over the phone. This is not to say you can ask about process and method but detail how-to questions should not be coming up during an initial sales call. We are not a soup kitchen. We provide a marketing service that helps business grow their presence online using a variety of internet marketing related efforts that took years to learn and polish. Each business situation is different. By blurting out an answer to your question we are actually doing you a disservice because there is usually more to that answer than just a quick reply.
If you really have a problem hire an internet consultant for an hour or two. If the answer helps your business grow you shouldn’t have a problem paying the fees for a few hours of time from a person that has been doing SEO for over ten years. Not only will they have your undivided attention but most likely provide you with a solution and then some that could help turn your business around in a great way. Respect an SEO experts time and they will respect your problem or situation even more.