7 Unnecessary Spending of Money on SEO

Among all the things you need for your website, it is SEO that you will have to spend more time and money. You see, success in SEO takes quite a long period of time.

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That is the reason why a lot of establishments have become wary and hesitant. All the time, effort, and money went out the window. Even the strongest campaigns can fail and go to waste. Thus, you should read and be aware of the instances where you are wasting your good money.


  1. Early discussion on the goals – in doing this, you can avoid wasting your resources and going after the right metrics. It is sad to hear different metrics being discussed by executives, professionals even the owners. It has to be clear from the very start so that the performance will be on point, and hopefully even the result.
  1. Right metrics, please! – This is not like a t-shirt that fits all. Supposing everyone has the same position when it comes to the projected goals, you still need to see the correct key performance indicator and deploy the right SEO tools.
  1. No clear roles– not doing this could result to the decrease in your resources. It is vital to know who handles what role. Not accomplishing this may mean that some parts of SEO will be ahead and others end up waiting for the other components. This is wasted money spent without a result.
  1. No working plan – trying to do something hard that you have not experience or have no skill has its benefits. But, acting on the project without a plan, then you will be jammed in an unstable method instead of being proactive. And if the person or people you hired kept on struggling in answering all your inquiries, it only shows that they have no idea about your business. So how can they best serve your purpose? Then it is time to breath, and take time to go into the methodology and schedule with a room for changes.
  1. A website with inadequate SEO. First, both parties should know what each would be getting from the very start. The website should be studied to know the things you can improve and cannot improve. This is a good approach so you can stick with the budget of the present site. Then, maximize and improve its functionality.
  1. Using the old fashion plan and approach. Do not oblige yourself to do SEO. You might just use the strategy that no longer works, and surely it will have no effect on your goal. If you think it is spammy, pause and assess. 

Related: Old SEO Strategies Part 1 and Part 2

  1. Pay only for the tools you need. These are the things you should think about:
    • What are the different tools you are paying now?
    • Are you using them right now?
    • Are they of help to you in becoming successful?

There are tools that you just use intermittently so this can be used when needed and turned off when not needed. This will save you a lot of money. You can also use the tools that you already have.  In which case, there is no additional expenditure on your part.