What is the price for website SEO in Sri Lanka? We got a SEO prices related inquiry like that today from a potential client. He was asking us about our prices for website SEO or Search Engine Optimization service in Sri Lanka. Here’s what the message read,
“I would like to know the price for search engine optimization service.”
This is a common inquiry we get regularly through our free web quote form. We also get asked about our SEO prices when we meet clients and even sometimes from friends and relatives who have websites or are interested in doing online marketing. So we decided to write and explain about it on our web solutions blog.
If you are reading this you will probably already have a idea about SEO and its benefits. SEO can bring you lot of web traffic and customers and in turn more sales. But it requires varying degrees of efforts depending on many factors like the ones listed below.
“Different Websites have different factors that affect the time, technical skill and effort required for doing SEO”
- Your business field or industry (some industries are harder to rank than others. For example, many owners of tourism or real estate websites have already invested money and effort into search engine optimizing them than say owners of agriculture or chemical industry websites. So SEO effort and price costs will be less for doing SEO for a agriculture sector website than a tourism sector website.)
- Level of SEO of your current website/page (how the website is structured and coded using web technologies like HTML, CSS or PHP etc matters a lot. If you take a medium size website, a WordPress website are generally more SEO friendly than Joomla website. Beautiful flash based website that were popular sometime back are worst kind of website you can have if you want to rank high in search engines.)
- What keywords you want to target. (example more SEO effort needed to rank website for “Sri Lanka tours” than for “tailored package tours to Sri Lanka”. Doing SEO for some keywords are easy, many are hard and those most commonly used are very very hard. NOTE: A keyword is a SEO term for one or more group of words or search phrases people use to search on say Google regularly. There are ways to get the number of times a search keyword or phrase is searched on say Google per month.)
- What customer segment or country you want to target. (Example lot of people try SEO targeting to US, UK, Japanese tourist markets than they target say Mongolian tourists.)
As you can see the effort and skills required for doing SEO will vary depending on many factors like this. In turn the price for doing SEO will vary. But I know some SEO services in Sri Lanka have packages. Some even display fixed prices for doing SEO for say 10, 20 keywords etc. Unfortunately like I mentioned in another blog post about bad SEO in Sri Lanka there are many so called SEO services and even reputed companies who will give you SEO price quotes without even seeing your website or having a discussion with you about your expectations and which market you want to target etc.
We hope our explanation here helps you in obtaining genuine SEO and avoiding pitfalls and traps found in the current SEO industry worldwide. Please feel free to drop a comment below and ask any questions and thoughts. We would also love to read about any good or bad experience you have had with SEO.