16 Apr 12
08 Nov 15 11:02 pm
Sorry but I disagree with the part that SEO is becoming expensive and that the competition for paid SEO services badly affect those who are doing it the 'free way'- meaning DIY-ing SEO and building your own backlinks- in terms of competition.
The thing is, not all paid SEO services guarantee you of getting a top ranking on SERPs nor these services guarantee you of good traffic conversion.
In fact, some of these paid services can hurt your website more than it can help you in terms of ranking. If you are not aware of the SEO and linkbulding strategies that these paid SEO services are doing for your website, your website may be at risk of getting banned from Google if it's found out to use black hat SEO techniques.
Honestly, I would not recommend getting paid SEO services. It is safer to do your own SEO and manually build backlinks to your website.
The money that you will invest in paid SEO can get a long way in other means. Instead of putting your investment in paid SEO services, you can invest the money in paid traffic like solo ads or Google Ads.