How to know when to FIRE your website vendor.

How to know when to FIRE your website vendor.

If your vendor said they have been ready for Google for jobs for 18 months and 3 weeks after it launches in the UK the Google bot traffic crashes their servers… then your vendors have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor server downtime was more in one day in April 2018 than a competitor, they claim to be better than, has had servers down in 14 years combined… then your vendors have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor gave you a one simple price to pay monthly and then told you for the Google Map feature you are on your own with Googles new charges… then your vendors have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor charges the UK clients up to 30% more than the overseas clients… then your vendors have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor tells you, they have just 4 payment options but has 1000+ clients but mystery shopping says they have 11+… then your vendors have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor makes a blog post about Google for jobs, telling you they have disrupted the industry, by giving their clients the opportunity to tune Google for jobs in site admin and assume they are the only ones who did or could do this… then you know the vendor has gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor tells you it is a simple 30-day contract and then takes 3-4 months to deliver your website, costing you £1100 to £4900 in non-refundable fees… then you know the vendor has gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the vendor told you, they have this new Google for jobs beating SEO methods that turns out to be a ‘thin content/doorway pages’ strategy that has been banned by Google for 10 years… then you know the vendor has gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If the founding director of the vendors makes a GDPR myth about WordPress to try to scare you off the platform and on to theirs… then you know the vendor has gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If a vendor sells you a service based upon what you were paying and not what you need to pay and so overcharges you £750 a month… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor loses you website rankings essential to your business, built up over many years and does not pay you compensation… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor told you, they have a special relationship with indeed, or another vendor but you find out they don’t and you had to wait 18 months to find out… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor charges you £100 an hour for a change to your website, while charging you £200 to £1225 a month for their service… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If midterm of your contract your vendor charges you £250 or any fee for that matter to change which job posting service sends jobs to your website… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If you have a vendor who offers you continual updates as part of your plan, but does not publish what they are so you know if there is any value in having them, then… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor charges you extra for features that have been defacto in the industry for 10 years plus like apply with social features/login with social features… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor charges you £250 a year for an SSL certificate… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If you have a vendor who charges you for 301 redirects when you set up a new site so your part of your SEO is not killed… then your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

If your vendor pays a commission (including sponsorship) to membership club you already pay a fee to, to access the best advice/deals. That commission is best given to you and so… your vendor have gone from confident to arrogant.

 

When confidence turns to arrogance then it is time to change vendors, how do we know that? Glad you asked because while every company needs to make a profit, there is profit and there is ripping off recruiters. RecruiterWEB founders started making websites in 2004, make on average a 27% post tax profit on our turnover and have none of the above while supporting the lowest prices of any of our directly measurable industry peers.