SEO Pricing in 2018: How much do SEO services cost?

Gone are the days when you could trust an agency that offered SEO services for $50-$100 per month that mostly consisted of directory and article submission and other cheap shortcuts. You cannot dare choose that path in year 2018 unless you want your business to go down the road of disaster. In today’s competitive world of online presence you need a comprehensive SEO approach that involves valuable content development, website optimisation for speed, user experience and optimisation of website’s technical elements. In short, the foundation needs to be solidified.

According to a survey we conducted the average amount that SEO agencies (not the cheap ones!) charge these days is between $500 and $5000 per month. While there are other agencies who offer effective SEO services for a bit less around $5,00 to $1,500 per month.

Cheap SEO is Bad For Your Business

2017 has been the year of Google updates and that in one way played against some SEO agencies that had been making a buck through shortcut SEO practices and also came as a breath of fresh air for those SEO agencies who had been working really hard to generate long term SEO results and offering dedicated SEO staff to focus on client business success. Until last year SEO was less reliant on valuable content, required less web development expertise which led to the birth of agencies that were promising under $50 per month SEO services. Sounds good and we all know what happened to their ‘hard work’ this year.

Though we all who are well aware of SEO, it’s power and strategies know that it is impossible for an SEO agency to offer their customers anything worthwhile for $50 or $150 per month yet we try to keep our packages as affordable as possible and offer cheap SEO packages to clients and deliver them best possible results through dedicated SEO Staffing. Most of the times the customers considering and buying SEO packages have no idea about SEO and how it works and what exactly is involved but unlike other companies we have our process mentioned of the website so we are among the transparent SEO companies. Do not consider SEO service anything less than 250$ because you will end of frustrated with zero results and may think SEO was never meant to be for their website. Which is never the real problem, the cheap SEO is.

What Exactly Is Involved In SEO?

As mentioned above as well, your SEO agency is meant to do a lot more than submit directories an order to yield solid, long lasting results. Wheahter you are looking for eCommerce SEO service  or SEO for local business It’s now involves knowledge of web structure, content marketing, effective content creation (and not just spin offs), technical SEO, link building and knowledge of general internet marketing strategies. For $1000-$2500 per month, your SEO agency even with basic services should cover:

  • Keyword research and mapping
  • Technical SEO audit
  • Correction of SEO technicalities
  • Website speed optimisation
  • Website content optimisation
  • User experience optimization (split testing)
  • Comprehensive content research and creation
  • Video content creation
  • Content marketing
  • Link building
  • Press/blogger outreach for links
  • Analytics implementation and setup
  • Tracking and reporting

And this is just the basic SEO package that any agency in 2018 should be offering and how much do you think they can do under $50-$150 per month with this list of basic SEO services? Not much. Therefore the claims of providing superb SEO services under those rates are beyond one’s sane mind.

Author: Amna Imran

Online marketing for your business is one way to make an appearance online. You should take as much advantage as you can from the social media platforms to move up as compared to your competitors, internet world is out there for all of us so why not struggle to make yourself prominent on it? Everyone is doing it and its time that you wear your gear too.

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