Docpod asked
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What happens after leaving marketing company?

I plan on leaving my marketing company and assume I can keep my website? What happens with my SEO going forward?  Is it attached to my website that I would need to build a new website or can anyone continue providing SEO using the same website?  Sorry. Very inexperienced with this type of thing. 

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The answer depends a little bit.

Most SEO and marketing companies will not control your web site.

There are some companies that do require this and hold control of it.

Do you have access to your own analytics or do they provide it for you?

Is it your own domain name? Did they build your web site for you?

If you leave an SEO company you should not experience immediate negative results. Depending on the competitiveness of the niche you may be quickly over taken.

Some companies provide a lead gen service where they deliver traffic to your site or leads to your inbox and thus when you turn off their service you lose all of that.

In nearly all situations you want to retain your domain name and web site. Starting from scratch with a new domain is an expensive proposition.

Message me or send an email through my web site and we can look at your specific situation in a little more detail.

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I have known SEO companies to turn off the work they had done once a client leaves. To be honest this is a shady practice and often includes being part of a backlink network which they remove you from. 

The outcome of this is normally you will see your rankings drop. Often SEO companies will build blogs which link to your site, some of these blogs can be very powerful and give you a huge boost but a lot does depend on the type of work they have done for you. 

I agree with tslolber, you should own the domain and the website and if so then you should be free to do your own SEO or outsource it to a different supplier. The hosting should not be tied in either to the marketing company but I have seen all sorts of different setups so we need to know a little more.

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I do own my own domain and website.
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