Why You Shouldn’t Use Cheap SEO

Many businesses,  both new and seasoned try to cut costs by hiring cheap SEO service providers. The big question is, “Do these SEO companies really offer search engine optimization and does it make sense to use these services?”

Let’s take a look at three popular cheap SEO services

There are many ways to get search engine optimization services for a low price. Here are the most popular:

1. The hosting company and the CMS vendor

Some hosting companies and content management system vendors include ‘SEO’ services in their packages.

These offers usually include automated tools that insert keywords and other code on your web pages and then they submit your site to the major search engines.

 

2. The son/cousin/nephew of someone who is great with computers

 

Maybe you know someone who knows someone who is really great with computers. They can ‘fix the SEO’ on your website and you will save a lot of money because they do not charge much.

 

3. The offshore company, or microjob vendor that will do everything for a low price

 

These offshore companies often send unsolicited emails with great offers. They promise to build backlinks, optimize your web pages and a lot more for a low monthly fee. You just have to sit back while they do the work.

These offers including the microjob vendors, don’t look too bad and it might be tempting to use them. In point of fact there are some like that in the USA. Take a few minutes and read this question on Yahoo Answers and gain some insight. CLICK HERE

 

Why you shouldn’t use these cheap services

When it comes to search engine optimization, it does not make sense to cut costs at the expense of lost sales and revenue. All of the services above have in common that it can be risky to use them. For example:

  • The fully automated solutions offered by many hosting companies and CMS vendors are usually outdated methods that did work in the early 2000’s. Nowadays, these methods don’t work anymore. Some automated methods are considered spam and your website might get penalized if you use them. SEO isn’t point-and-click anymore.
  • Your nephew might know how to code an HTML web page but that doesn’t mean the he has any SEO knowledge. If your nephew is good with numbers, it still doesn’t make sense to let him do your accounting (if you don’t want to get in trouble with the tax office).
  • Many of the offshore companies and microjob vendors use automated spam tools to ‘promote’ your website. Hiring these companies is often a sure way to get your website banned from Google in the long run. Some of these services even tweak the meta keywords tag of your web pages, which is a sure sign that they do not know what they’re doing.

Search engine optimization is more than point-and-click

SEO is more than building a few links, adding a few keywords to your web pages. There’s nothing that you can ‘install’ on your website and that’s it.

The right visitors from search engines are crucial to the success of any website. It’s important to understand that search engine optimiation is not a one-off project. If you focus on short-lived optimization tactics, you will get short-lived results.

It’s much better to develop a long-term search engine optimization strategy. Tools and services that look expensive can save you money in the long run because you will get much better results.

If you have the time and deire, you can learn to do it right using some of the free tools we have in our private members area. If you don’t havethe time, be sure to search out a true professional SEO person and have an adequate budget for their services.  It is not uncommon for really good SEO professionals to ask for a starting budget of $500 per month on a 12 month contract.

SEO is a field that definitely holds true to the old saying, You get what you pay for”, but only if you do the research to find the right person for you!

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