I've had 2 clients in the last 12 months and I just wanted to share my feelings about them both. The first one was last summer, he specialises in a certain kind of black diamond jewellery, the product also had a choice of 10 other gems as well. Very posh London client in his late 60's. Agreed to my SEO Booster package and I worked really hard for this client, over and above as I was excited to be associated with his brand. He was Google page 1, position 2 for his target phrase "Black diamond [product]" plus page 1 for all 10 other colour gem options in 30 days Refused to sign up for follow on SEO because his son told him I was a waste of money and besides, he had not sold 1,000 quantity of Black diamond [products] in one month The 2nd was was late last year. The client and I have worked together for 5 years on a low services SEO fee, as long as he was on Google page 1 for [service x UK], [service x2 UK] [service x3 UK] he was a happy bunny. The website mysteriously went offline around 6 months ago, I only found out as Google Business sent me an email to say "We have detected you don't have a website so we have removed that from your Business listing" .. wtf? Turns out there was a Site Lockout Notification so the client had called his business associate panicking who handles the hosting and on-site IT support. They took the website offline. I was calling and texting and emailing and trying to stress this could be fixed today if I could have access but no, the old IT support guy and Client hd already made that decision. The site was not hacked let me make that clear. I pleaded, saying "Google will drop you in rankings for [service x UK], [service x2 UK] [service x3 UK] if you don't act immediately to bring it back online" They know better than me and I had to end the relationship as I had no website to work with I also was VERY adamant to tell them I am declining to quote for further work in the future, especially as rankings recovery work would need to be done to regain their SEO standing This is why I'm feeling sad, I know I can help and I really want to help, but my voice wasn't heard. What daft reasons have you parted ways with clients before?