The main reason for this lack of understanding is that vendors don't set clear expectations, and they don't educate the client. They also tend to not report what is happening and don't explain to the client how their services are helping them. If you don't have solid reporting, then from your client's perspective you aren't doing very good SEO work. It is critical that you communicate the amazing work that you are doing because that is going to be the only way that they will know. With that being said, here are the main things that you want to be doing to be more successful about reporting to your clients.