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We’re often asked how much money needs to be spent before an SEO campaign starts to see traction and results.

It’s hard to give a specific answer, just as there are several factors you need to consider.

If you’re asking this question or want to see how much of your marketing budget you need to allocate to SEO, these considerations should help.

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SEO takes time to implement

SEO isn’t something that you can do in the space of a few weeks. It can take between six to twelve months to see results and longer for new websites in competitive industries. 

If you see an SEO agency that promises to get you to the top of the SERPs in a week or two, run away really quickly!

Why does it take so long to optimise for SEO? 

A good SEO agency needs to do a lot of work to get you to rank for the right keywords. There’s a lot of research, analysis and optimisations that needs to be done.

Trust us though; the results you see at the end will be worth it!

The larger your business, and more competitive your sector, the more you need to invest

As a rule of thumb, the bigger your business, the more money you typically need to invest in your search optimisation efforts.

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This is because:

  • You have more products and services you need to sell
  • You have more content on your website that needs optimising
  • You have more (and larger) competitors you need to target
  • You operate in more parts of the UK, as well as potentially other countries

If you’re a microbusiness or operate in a smaller location, you generally don’t have to invest as much in search engine optimisation. 

We offer a local SEO package that might be right for your needs if this is the case.

Cheaper does not mean better

If you’re concerned about budget, you might have seen some agencies offer SEO for enticingly low prices.

The issue is that if you use a cheap SEO service provider, you won’t see the right results. 

In the best-case scenario, they’ll waste your money and time focusing on the wrong strategies. In the worst-case scenario, they’ll get your website penalised by Google.

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A professional SEO agency (like Bubblegum Search) will get to know your business and work with your in-house team to create an SEO strategy tailored to your needs.

Want to know more about our SEO packages and which is right for your business? 

Book a call today and chat with one of our experts.

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