I hired a third party company to provide SEO for some local clients. My company is an agency. I have been using this SEO service since September 2014. I have recently discovered what I consider questionable practices, and I am checking here to see if an SEO expert can tell me if I have legitimate concerns. Here is a brief description of my situation, beginning in August of 2014:
Month 1: Paid first invoice in advance
Month 2: Received second invoice. No list of tasks performed as requested for the first month
Later Month: Received list of tasks for part of Month 1 and Month 2. Paid invoice #2
I went back to the August and Sept 2014 list of tasks and randomly checked about 10 or so of the many links provided by the SEO company, and without exception, all I tried produced "Server not found". The list appears to have been generated by another website called "WIKKA". Above the list is a heading such as the following example. This is only a partial list of many links provided to me.
(MY CLIENT'S COMPANY NAME)
WIKKA WIKI PLATFORM
27/08/2014 05:12 WIKKA http://womenandmenwatches.com/PickingEffectiveProductsOfPlumbingService
27/08/2014 21:12 WIKKA http://laughingd.com/StepByStepTroubleFreeAdviceOfPlumbingService
28/08/2014 13:12 WIKKA http://mywatchiscool.com/SimplifyingPainlessProgramsForPlumbingService
26/08/2014 13:13 ADIC http://ikalendar.info/selecting-effective-systems-for-plumber/
27/08/2014 05:14 ADIC http://shmayibc.info/standards-for-necessary-aspects-of-plumbing-service/
28/08/2014 13:17 ADIC http://lalvchinese.com/programs-for-plumber-the-inside-track/
Some of the above are described as blog posts. The SEO contact stated this in the email containing all the links:
"These are all PR2 plus blogs with great age, authority and proper inbound and outbound link structure. only 2-3 links are being build per day to keep it natural. These links will be quality and do a good job of varying anchor text."
Shouldn't these links be intact today? Should I be concerned that I am getting what I'm paying for?