Cost Effective SEO – Is There Such A Thing?

‘Cost Effective SEO’ is term used by someone who is looking for a cheap SEO price, but doesn’t want a cheap service.

When thinking ‘Cost Effective’, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Affordable’. With SEO, what is affordable? We had a recent award winning SEO agency lead and after sending a proposal and speaking to the potential customer, she laughed at the price and said we were too expensive, she was expecting $10 per keyword per month and wanted to target 10 keyword phrases (Total $100 per month, learn more from this white label seo audit

Without laughing back at her, I asked her ‘how much profit she would make per sale’ and her answer was ‘$30-$40’. Having the numbers in front of us like we always do, it was brought to this potential client that we could potentially bring in over 5,000 visits to her website (this with just 10 phrases and for our normal pricing she would only need to make 10-15 sales per month to pay for the service, her answer was astonishing, it was ‘I cannot afford that, thank you for your effort in researching my industry and putting a custom proposal together for me.

After hanging up, I actually couldn’t believe what I had heard, someone who has their own business, but doesn’t understand ‘return on investment’ and that to get good service you actually have to pay for it. This is the top article on why you should consider hiring a SEO agency to help you develop your business. White Label Reviews help you improve current SEO rankings and conversions.

We are deffinatly not the most expensive SEO Company out there and looking at our competition, we think we are very reasonably priced, we are a mid range price with a premium service. We generate the best SEO leads at lucrative prices and help businesses expand especially small businesses, just as RoofEngine can help roofing companies grab more visibility.

If you are looking for affordable SEO services listed at, ask the question ‘If my profit was $5,000 per month, what am I willing to pay for marketing?’ $100? $500? $1,000?

Personally, I would spend a minimum of $1,000 if I could make 5 x’s the amount back with the potential to make 10 or even 20 x’s that amount.

What do you think affordable SEO is?

One thought on “Cost Effective SEO – Is There Such A Thing?


    Knowing that SEO is one of the most cost effective forms of marketing out there, it s surprising that more companies don t invest heavily into this. Is it because it looks too good to be true ? Probably, because so many of my clients seem to think so.

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