There is one SEO that I know of that won't review your site for under $2,000.00. And if it passes muster, the minimum price to start is something like
If you're talking about me, the minimum to start is $7500 if it passes the muster.
And far as "Top Secret" information goes, there is a lot of truth to that. It takes a long time to become relatively good at ones trade. Once he / she utters a word of advice the "secret" is gone. The intellectual information we hold is proprietary and you need to pay for it if you want it.
This I totally disagree with. I have always told all my secrets and will continue to always do so. I know I've made some other SEOs mad by doing this over the years, but that's too bad for them.
SEO is not proprietary. It's not rocket science, and yes, anyone can learn to do it themselves if they learn from the right sources who will give them good information.
Posting a review here is a great start if you're willing to make the changes that people outline. Reading my newsletter and articles, is generally helpful to most just learning also. And attending my seminar is another way to learn the basics.
But I must stress that there really are NO top secrets. If someone tells you they're working on your site through some proprietary SEO method, personally, I'd run like the wind, because god knows what they'll be doing to your site. Make sure you know exactly what any SEO is doing with your site before you let them do it. It's those proprietary techniques that are the ones that can often get you in trouble. Because if the SEO was just fixing up your site to be the best it could be for the search engines and your users, they would be able to tell you this!
Edited by scottiecl, 20 September 2003 - 10:46 AM.