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    1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 24, 2008 9:18 PM by LUCKIEST

    How much is SEO?

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      Search Engine Optimization is great for every online business. I took my business to the online platform and I am interested in learning about SEO and the fees that are involved. I do not know what fees are involved and what is reasonable to pay for SEO. Can anyone give me your feedback and past experiences with SEO.
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        • Re: How much is SEO?
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          Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

          SEO is an acronym for "search engine optimization" Deciding to hire an SEO is a big decision that can potentially
          improve your site and save time, but you can also risk damage to your site and
          reputation. Make sure to research the potential advantages as well as the damage
          that an irresponsible SEO can do to your site. Many SEOs and other agencies and
          consultants provide useful services for website owners, including:

          • Review of your site content or structure
          • Technical advice on website development: for example, hosting, redirects, \\ error pages, use of JavaScript
          • Content development
          • Managment online business development campaigns
          • Keyword research
          • SEO training
          • Expertise in specific markets and geographies.

          Keep in mind that the Google search results page often includes paid
          advertising and free organic search results. Keep in mind that the Google search
          results page includes organic search results and often paid advertisement
          (denoted by the heading "Sponsored Links") as well. Advertising with Google
          won't have any effect on your site's presence in our search results. Google
          never accepts money to include or rank sites in our search results, and it costs
          nothing to appear in our organic search results. Free resources such as Webmaster Tools, the official
          Webmaster Central blog,
          and our discussion group
          can provide you with a great deal of information about how to optimize your site
          for organic search. Many of these free sources, as well as information on paid
          search, can be found on Google
          Webmaster Central


          If you're thinking about hiring an SEO, the earlier the better. A great time
          to hire is when you're considering a site redesign, or planning to launch a new
          site. That way, you and your SEO can ensure that your site is designed to be
          search engine-friendly from the bottom up. However, a good SEO can also help
          improve an existing site.


          Some useful questions to ask an SEO include:

          • Can you show me examples of your previous work and share some success \\ stories?
          • Do you follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines?
          • Do you offer any online marketing services or advice to complement your \\ organic search business?
          • What kind of results do you expect to see, and in what timeframe? How do you \\ measure your success?
          • What's your experience in my industry?
          • What's your experience in my country/city?
          • What's your experience developing international sites?
          • What are your most important SEO techniques?
          • How long have you been in business?
          • How can I expect to communicate with you? Will you share with me all the \\ changes you make to my site, and provide detailed information about your \\ recommendations and the reasoning behind them?

          While SEOs can provide clients with valuable services, some unethical SEOs
          have given the industry a black eye through their overly aggressive marketing
          efforts and their attempts to manipulate search engine results in unfair ways.
          Practices that violate our guidelines may result in a negative adjustment of
          your site's presence in Google, or even the removal of your site from our index.
          Here are some things to consider:

          • Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email \\ out of the blue.
          • No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
          • Be careful if a company is secretive or won't clearly explain what \\ they intend to do.
          • You should never have to link to an SEO.
          • Choose wisely.
          • *Be sure to understand