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Is SEO Also Becoming Expensive?

kallayprasanth05
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Is SEO Also Becoming Expensive?

SEO or search engine optimization paves way for what is called as free or organic traffic. Unfortunately SEO is slowly becoming an expensive way of driving traffic. I say this because you can see a gradual increase in the number of SEO advertising websites that encourage you to buy SEO advertising packages (Facebook likes and Twitter tweets) and social networking traffic packages. What then is the difference between paid traffic websites and these growing SEO advertising websites? SEO that was once an inexpensive way of advertising has now become more or less a competitive way of paid advertising. Don't you think so?

Now you can see Internet marketers vying with one another to buy these packages so their websites get ranked higher in the search engines. Are such websites playing a spoil sport when it comes to the future of SEO? Is SEO loosing its ground slowly and steadily?
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maryt
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Hello,

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.
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kallayprasanth05
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Hi Mary thanks for the reply. Good to hear that individual SEO efforts don't fail to bring good results.
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seoaceindia
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if you want quality seo service then it becomes more expensive day by day.
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abmelis1
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I agree if you look for professionals out there they asked me sometime 2.000 $ per page without anything sure to get real traffic or real incomes back from this investment.
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gisteam
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SEO is a hot and trending topic, as it is the most effective strategy used now by marketers for getting visitors to their website. Battling with Google Algorithm updates, providing great content, reinforcing brand value in this competitive world is a war that requires soldiers not drones. You must be thinking as SEO is getting harder, so it is getting more expensive. But, you can still make it cost effective for your business.
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