There’s a saying “If you pay peanuts… You get monkeys.”
SEO is not immune to this saying. If you’re willing to shell out only a peanut-sized budget, I won’t be surprised if your site gets a Google penalty.
SEO is a tough job. It involves tackling extensive research, intense study of your company and market, fixing all the little details in your website, creative ways in getting you great links, reaching out to other webmasters in your industry to ask them to share your stuff, and all things that you never would have thought we were doing for you.
So before you tell me the price is too expensive, please do read these compilations of SEO pricing justification on the web.
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.
WARNING: Before arguing that our services are too expensive, read this article about the cost of being cheap with your SEO.
You should also check out this great article about budgeting for SEO services, and the SEO costs comparison infographic from way back. To find about how much Web Marketing and SEO costs on the web as a STANDARD.