SEO forms a very important part of the success of a website. After all you want as much visitors as possible to your site in order to increase your sales. Like the law of supply and demand, once professionally done SEO is growing in importance, the price asked by most companies for a good SEO job will increase too. So what to do if you are running a small home based business and you are faced with SEO offers of up to $4000 for small job?
The next point of concern is that imagine you would be able to find a relatively cheap SEO? Would you trust it? Doesn’t cheap mean that it is no good? Or perhaps the “cheap” agency is run by scam artists? No doubt this is still true is many cases. Either there are companies that charge (criminal) amounts of money for a good SEO job at one hand and there are the “cheap” scam artists at the other. However it is my belief if you do a good search on the web you will still find some honest guys that are willing to work for you at an honest price and really give you a good return on your money.
How much time will a typical SEO cost? Well the depends the size of the project off course but mind that SEO is a marathon and not a sprint. SEO is a process rather than an action. If your site’s current page rank is zero,a good SEO job could get it to 3 in 2 months and to 5 in 4/6 months, also depending on the content of the site.Most of the work for the SEO expert comes in the beginning of the job. After all the work on the site, tags etc is done than the site might need some fine tuning or re submission to the search engines a few times. Therefor usually most agencies work with a maintenance agreement of up to 6 months.
Of course if I talk about cheap or affordable SEO I don’t mean cheap in a sense of $100 a project but, depending a bit on the work involved off course,I would say about 40%/50% off the general market rates. That’s what I call affordable and accessible to most home business owners.