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  • brianwebs

    December 26, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Will this get me anywhere in terms of SEO service. All the quotes I got were like $650/month but that’s far out of my reach for now. My website is

    I want to add that my budget will increase as my business does too, but since it’s the early stages And I’m in the red I can’t afford too much money for seo yet.

  • Lucidio

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Your budget will reflect the time it’ll take to see the results, not the quality of the work. Another way of phrasing this is *a person who is good with (white hat) SEO will be able to provide you with positive results, they just won’t have the* ***time*** *to do it all up front because of the budget.* So, at worst, the results will take a little longer than normal. But that’s not a bad thing! You’re still moving forward.

    (I’m not offering my services, just responding!)

  • normdogg

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Run $150 in very targeted ads. Better than any $150 m SEO

  • JustAGuyInTampa

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I would just use that funding for city or zip code specific advertising using CPC hitting on “carpet cleaning Ontario”.

    I would then also write my own blog stories and create other content like videos that focuses on best practices for carpet cleaning. With such a limited budget I would try to do your own SEO for the keywords listed above.

  • karmaceutical

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Well, depends on your competition. Honestly, I’d start with AdWords. I know it isn’t a lot of money, but you can create a very narrow campaign. Take the money you earn from that and reinvest until it turns into something substantial for SEO.

    In the short term, handle SEO yourself.

    Write a bunch of content about carpet cleaning and then, for links, see if you can volunteer your services at non profits.

    Another thing you should do is reach out to every realtor and offer them a big discount on carpet cleaning for staging houses. Require that they let you put a sign out while doing it and that they leave a positive review for you on GMB

  • turremtechnology

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Invest that $150 in…

    * Niche citations like Houzz, Angieslist, etc.
    * Business listings or citations increase visibility online.
    * Become chamber of commerce members. Join several if you can.
    * Chamber events allow you to network and get referrals.
    * Create helpful content on your site. (hire copywriter if needed)
    * Rank for other terms like ‘using baking soda to clean carpets’ or ‘remove wine stains’.
    * Use GMB heavily and add posts, images, offers, etc…
    * GMB plays a huge role in local visibility online. Be active there and link to your blogs.

  • Eimai145

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Hey dude, you run a local service business and there is a lot of work you can do yourself to improve your local SEO. If you pm me, I will send you a free check list and point you in the right direction. While you do the free local SEO work yourself, apply that full budget to ppc ads on Google or Facebook to get some new clients now. I am confident you can increase your leads with this free DIY list, and then if you want, invest in paid help and even more ppc. Good luck and happy holidays!

  • justincarp10

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    For $150 it’s not possible. Anyone that says yes will have no idea what they’re doing. Wouldn’t even get you one optimized blog post a month.

  • hoppy999

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I spent $600 a month for 2 yrs with people in USA telling me that they will take me to the top . I hate to say this but american seo people over charge and under deliver . I pay a guy in philipines he makes me 8 1000 word blogs per month for $120 ( my $650 guy did 3 500 words blog a month ) . I have a guy specialise in links i pay $200 include paid guest post ( my $650 all he did was web2.0 links) . I have a girl in pakistan does my social media for $80 per month 4 post per week ( ( my $650 guy did 2 post a week ) . I tell them what to do and if they dont do it i get someone else . My Da in 6 months since me subbing out has gone up 3 points in 7 months and with all the content i have it will go up faster . It went up 1 point in 2 yrs paying lazy greedy people $650 . Take a few courses see what needed and sub out work in the world . Use upwork peopleperhour . Dont rely on people to improve your business they will suck you dry .it comes down to right keywords blogs/content back links and social media likes comments . simple as that . Then you can learn how your competitor is doing there seo and follow them . If they do 5 links a month you do 8 . If there blogs are 500 words you do 800. and in a year you will be riding on top . knowledge is power . .

  • metamorphyk

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    $150 a month I could make more at McDonalds. I charge $200 Usd for an hour of phone consulting and that’s still on the cheap side.

    You’re site is a classic case of, I haven’t done shit with it but want results.

    You’re option is really to put you’re budget into CONTENT. Look at the services you offer and break each into there own page of rich content. Heavily optimise for the closest major city.

    Create localised pages for your main service. Create local directory links and social profiles. Find niche directory’s and link to your internal pages. If you do everything right, it will take at least 12 months to rank at top of search.

  • Larsent

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I agree with the comments that you should spend your $150 on google search ads – and remarketing.
    The google ads and also search console (free tool) will tell you the best keywords to work on for your site.
    Also use google suggest to find initial keywords and the people also searched ideas at the bottom of a SERP. Plus see what ads appear in google search. And what results show on a SERP.

    Use an incognito search so your own search history doesn’t affect the SERP.

    Use the keywords on your site – page titles, H tags. Meta descriptions, and in blogs or articles. And of course in google ads.

    google any of this that doesn’t make sense.
    All the best

  • Cactoos

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    If your website is made on WordPress install rankmath (it’s free) and read their blog, so you can understand what are you doing.
    If you only have 150/month subscribe to wpmu (paid plugin, $59/month) and also read their blog so you can understand what are you doing.

    With the $100 you have now, do AdWords, or Facebook ads, or any platform that is good for your business.

    Also hubspot has a free tier that is good enough for starting business.

    You don’t meet to work in your SEO all day long, just a few hours a day should do the work you need, you can do it at night, start reading some blogs, and I really recommend that plugins because I was se it for work, in Chile people don’t pay too much, so I use whatever I think is good, even if is free. (I always say when a tool is free anyway)

    Good luck I hope it helps you.

  • nfulton

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    As I understand it:

    Search Engine Optimization — making google like your website by making it easy to spider and keyword index.

    Search Engine Marketing — promoting your website in such a fashion that links to it will widely propagate across the internet so you will get high organic search engine ranking and thus benefit from passive marketing that directs people to you whenever they do a search for the keywords most relevant to your site.

    Online ads — running ads that drive people to your site where they can download something free in return for giving you their email address (so you can market something to them going forward) or so they can buy something.

    I think you are referring to Search Engine Marketing and you may find that if you go to fiverr and hire folks to run press releases promoting your site that are picked up by Google News and propagated widely for the search terms most related to your work, your organic search ranking will get much better. Ideally, it would be good to come up first for the terms most related to your query.

  • rudeyjohnson

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    better off trading your services for something else like radio ads

    Then using that revenue to further marketing efforts

  • milan92nn

    December 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I haven’t read all of the comments here so I might be repeating what someone else already said but here are my 2 cents.

    1. $150/month can be acceptable by some SEO’s. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bad nor that they are good and it doesn’t mean that they will do little work or a lot of it. It just means for some it might be acceptable. But a fair warning is that you will always get what you pay for.
    2. Given your budget, I would suggest you negotiate an hourly rate with your SEO and potentially even through equity if they take responsibility for generating quality leads and increasing your revenue. Because no one cares that you have only $150/month and are willing to spend something more if someone starts making you money. They care about making themselves money and equity does that.
    3. Look into ads. Both SEO and ads bring in revenue, the only difference is that SEO is long-term whereas ads last for as long as you pay for them.
    4. Ask yourself why your businesses ins’t profitable. A lot of people that ask for SEO help or ad help just forget that there might be an issue that needs to be addressed first. Maybe your product/service sucks, maybe your sales team doesn’t know how to sell, maybe your support staff sucks and clients decide to switch because of that. Once you are sure everything is running okay then get help with ads and SEO.

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