It is one of the most common questions in SEO – how much should it cost? It can be a difficult question to answer because there are no right or wrong prices for SEO services.
Every company will offer different packages for different prices. Also, due to the fact that there are many SEO scam websites, it is important to do your research so you can better understand the difference between a good deal and a scam. The general rule of thumb is, if it’s too good to be true it probably is.
There are many components of SEO and other varying factors that contribute to the price.
You might be able to get a cheaper SEO package than your family friend, but this could because you aren’t paying for the full package. SEO agencies usually offer SEO services, social media packages, website design etc. Depending on what your business wants, it will greatly influence the price. It is important for you to feel as though you are getting value out of your SEO packages.
SEO isn’t an exact science and there can never be guaranteed results, which makes finding the correct price even more challenging.
SEO is about improving your search engine results and there is no definitively correct way to achieve this. If you are worried about a SEO company not providing you with results the best option is to choose a company with no lock in contracts. That way, if they aren’t providing you with the results you want you can leave.
It is also important to remember that cheap SEO doesn’t always equate to good SEO. Try to avoid businesses that offer guarantees, free trials, instant results and the number one spot on Google.
SEO takes a lot of time and hard work; it is unlikely that credible SEO agency will offer their work for free or extremely cheap prices. Due to the fact that it is difficult to understand the variety of services provided by an SEO company, consumers usually find and look at the only components they understand, which is usually the price. Choosing a SEO company based purely on price will most likely result in unsustainable results.
Before you start completing SEO package research you should ask yourself ‘how much SEO does my business actually need?’ Do you need a full website design with SEO, or just someone to run your social media pages? Obviously, the more SEO you need, the bigger your budget should be. It also pays to shop around. There are so many SEO companies offering their services, therefore there are many opportunities for you to find a similar package for a different price.
Finalising the SEO company you will use is difficult and prices can range from around $900 to $7000 per month. Therefore, there can be no final answer as to how much your budget for SEO should be.
However, after doing your research and understanding exactly what you think your business needs, you should be able to successfully compare SEO companies based on price.
Choosing the SEO agency that you feel offers you the most value is imperative. SEO companies that offer no lock in contracts should also play a part in your decision making because if the business doesn’t preform you are able to leave.
At SEO Shark we offer an extensive range of SEO Packages (among other packages) at very reasonable prices that are sure to fit into your budget.
Kieran is the Social Media Manager and SEO Expert at SEO Shark. He is an expert in Social Media, link building, PPC and of course SEO. In his time off work Kieran enjoys reading and playing rugby, as well as following all kinds of sports! You can read some more of his articles here.