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? Perhaps even the job isn’t that costly at all but the SEO specialist’s time is.Off course he wants his time to yield as much for him as possible. Let me tell you, affordable SEO is still available. What many experts won’t tell you is that, more often than not, they have very sophisticated software at their disposal. Software like that does lot of the web site analysis to be done before the SEO can be implemented which saves a lot of time. 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 work there is involved?
First the SEO analyst will have to “scan” your website as to what is there and what is still missing SEO wise. Has the web site been submitted at all for the search engines? Have the right keywords been filled out at the various tags? Is the text or tile of the site search engine friendly? SEO experts use sophisticated software that “scan” all those details. After that they will advise you about how to get a better content,will supply you with a list of good keywords, will advise you how to restructure your site if necessary; all imperative actions to optimize the site for search engines and Page rank.
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.