Cheap SEO Isn’t Always Bad. Here’s Why With Statistics

Cheap SEO has a bad name in the SEO industry. This is understandable because there are hundreds of SEO companies that are sending spam emails offering cheap SEO services and higher Google rankings. But just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s bad. The same SEO serviceĀ  provided in USA can be provided for a far lesser price in India. Why? because the cost of living is comparatively low.

Before going any further check out the SEO pricing around the world study done by Moz. It’s a very detailed guide looking at types of services provided, payment models, employee numbers and a whole lot more. But we’ll just focus on the price for this article. The most common price per hour was in $76-$200 range. Below chart show the percentage of companies that offered various prices in different regions.

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How to Manage Client Expectations During SEO Projects

If you’re doing SEO for a living you’ll know that vast majority of your clients think of it as a magic bullet to all their traffic problems. This is why managing client expectation is critical for the success of any SEO project. SEO industry as a whole have suffered because of hollow promises like guaranteed first page rankings. Below are few things I do to manage client expectations which you can easily include in your SEO projects. [Read more…]

You Want Rankings or You Want Paying Customers ?

I often get emails asking for SEO quotations. In general they fall into two types. The first type is people asking for SEO packages which are made famous by SEO companies. The second type are the ones who send a set of keywords asking for first page rankings. In this post I’m going to focus on the second type.

When someone sends me a keyword list 99% of the time they are highly competitive keywords. It usually takes few months to rank for competitive keywords and take an equal amount of effort to maintain those rankings. [Read more…]

Why You Should Let Experts Handle Your SEO

There are hundreds of website owners who have a negative image about SEO because of underhand tactics used by people claiming to be SEO companies. I manage quite a few blogs and everyday I get unsolicited mail asking whether I want SEO services. These mails keep coming because they work with some people. Some gullible website owner might order one of their SEO packages and that makes all that spam emails worth it. [Read more…]

SEO for Blogspot Blogs Sucks: Here’s Some Killer Tips to Fix Them

If you’re reading this you probably have a Blogspot blog and that my friend puts you at a serious disadvantage compared to other bloggers. Why? because onsite SEO for Blogspot blogs sucks. But the good news is few simple tweaks can dramatically improve the situation.

I’m going to start with some very easy fixes and work my way towards some advance stuff. Advance stuff requires some code modifications so the very first thing you should do is backup your template. As a former software engineer I assure you, you’ll be much more comfortable at changing code when you know you have a backup. [Read more…]