Scattered throughout the depths of the internet are SEO companies and services that claim great results at extremely low costs. First page ranking on Google for only $299!, 500 backlinks for only $99!, Guaranteed first page results or your money back!
Years ago (or possibly even months ago) these services may have had some positive ranking effects. Even then, these ranking improvements were short-lived and nearly impossible to maintain. But the times they are a-changin’ my friend! These low-cost automated services, which may have been effective in the past, will no longer work to your benefit as Google continues updating their algorithm. Not only that, but chances are very high that the methods used by these companies violate Google’s quality guidelines. What does this mean for you, as a business owner?