SEO Company worth it??

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  1. swoop_ds

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    I got called today by topofthefirstpage.com and had a lengthy "demonstration" of their services. I kept asking for their pricing and finely after about half an hour they said that it ranges from 2000-4000 depending on how many keywords I want to rank highly for.

    Is this worth it? I think that it would be but they wouldn't give me a second to think about it because "the sale is ending todaY"..... Anyone have any opinions/comments about this sort of thing?

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    I think you would be better off dumping $2000 into Google Ads. This sounds like a scam to me or something you can do yourself for a lot cheaper. Google Ads will even suggest keywords for you after you get a few going.
     
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    Ripoff... you can do that yourself for FREE. First, use meta tags to insert a site description and keywords on your webpage headers. Then create a sitemap.xml file for your website with the correct format (there are many sitemap generators out there). Finally, sign up for your domain name to be crawled by Google and Yahoo. Search engines generally use the sitemap.xml to crawl your page (that and internal and external links), which is why you need to create one.

    Yahoo! Submit Your Site
    Add your URL to Google

    $2000-4000 saved. I will be willing to accept much smaller donations via paypal as a thank you for your small fortune saved :lol:
     
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    Okay thanks. I've done a bit of SEO work but don't rank super well... I still don't think it's worth that much money.


    I should tell me brides that they have to book TODAY when I talk to them
     
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    Conveying a sense of urgency is a time honored sales strategy. However, that is not the same as a 'hard' sell.
     
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    Just did some digging, this site topofthefirstpage.com is a scam. It's a new domain name for an old scam "USA SEO pros". I'm glad that I didn't get sucked in!
     
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    i think it is worth
     
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    To rank for global terms 2-4k is pretty reasonable but there's also consideration of how competitive the niche is too so while that 2-4k might be reasonable in one niche it may be VERY cheap in another. Every business needs clients to survive. Thankfully you didn't get sucked into that, however the larger picture is what is your long term objective ?? Spend that kind of money on ppc and once the money is gone so is your listing or spend it on organic which is, btw, far more difficult but has a far longer shelf life than any ppc campaign. Just something to consider. PPC is a easyyyy way to get top listings and a great option for those looking for something short term with a good return, however if you have more a long term outlook you'd be better inclined to seek out services that can improve your serp/ranking positioning instead.
     
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    This thread is nearly a year old. Quit spamming.
     
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    SEO is worth it. SEO companies that call you generally aren't. :) Just for the record, the $2-4k is probably above the average for photographers but it's not out of the realm of what people charge. This company is a scam, as pointed out, though.

    (Disclaimer: I do seo for photographers. I don't charge 1/2 that and don't call people to ask them to book me, though.)
     
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