There is this notion that SEOs are to be cheap. Well here’s a newsflash for you, NOT ALL SEOs ARE CREATED EQUAL. Most of us are self-taught because there is no direct SEO course that is taught to this day.
Note: There is an update to this entry wherein we put our shoes down on our company’s pricing. Check out The Honest, Shocking Truth Behind Our $1,250+ / Month SEO Pricing by Sean Si.
If you are looking for the cheapest SEO possible, then I won’t be surprised when your website is banlisted, blacklisted and gunned down by search engines. And if you were working with a reputable, more expensive SEO but dropped them for the cheaper one to save some cash, then you probably deserve what happened to you. The bottom line is: SEO doesn’t come cheap. There are lots of Snake oil salesmen out there who use the name of ‘SEO’ to stash some cash out of your lifeblood.
Cheap SEO’s usually try to mess with your website. They try all the things in order to get you up there quick – including hackjobs which will crack up your website. And let me tell you, it’s next to impossible even for a good SEO to fix up your site after it has been crapped up by one of those crappy and cheap SEO’s out there. in the long run, it’ll cost you more if you try to save and hire the ‘cheaper ones’ than to pay good and reputable SEO.
Bottom line is, if you want good help, it’s gonna cost you. It’s not gonna be the most expensive service you can get in the web, but right now SEO is more than an optional case when it comes to business and marketing – it is a MUST.
If the Price is too good to be true…
Watch Matt Cutts (Google Spam Team) as he talks about people who offer ‘too good to be true’ SEO packages and how you should react to it.
Tips for Keeps:
So if you want to have good, reliable SEO, ask around your friends or colleagues (whom you trust of course) for Word of Mouth referrals. Or if you don’t have any friends or colleagues who knows someone with good SEO skills then start searching marketing blogs and news sites.
Or better yet, you can start here and hire my expertise! Yes I’m advertising because this is my site. Don’t argue. Haha!