Any SEO options for shoestring budget?

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Hey guys, someone here in NY selling e-cigs is looking for National SEO but can only afford $100 per month, any options out there for this person's situation please?
#budget #options #seo #shoestring
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    You're gonna get a bunch of PM's from people promising you the earth.

    Thread carefully.

    I'm sure plenty of people can offer you solid advice here, that won't cost a penny.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    You need at least 20 times that much money to get a half-decent SEO company. Your only option is to learn to do SEO yourself.

    The only other thing I can tell you about that niche is that you better be selling something that people cannot buy at the local vape shops; otherwise, your online store will not be super successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    For that niche, you're never going to rank organically with $100 per month. If that's all they have, the only option you have is paid traffic. Or get some leaflets printed and post them through some doors in the area.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by newton View Post

      For that niche, you're never going to rank organically with $100 per month. If that's all they have, the only option you have is paid traffic. Or get some leaflets printed and post them through some doors in the area.
      There are no paid traffic venues for e-cig products other than banners on forums or blogs. None of the major advertising venues allow ads for this stuff (Google, Bing, Facebook, etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Learning SEO on your own Mike as Dave said, is a way to go.

    I've noticed this; folks with little money to spend on SEO only succeed is they spend a lot of time and energy learning SEO, sharing helpful content and building meaningful connections. No way to cheat the system LOL as no way to get something for nothing.

    If that $100 monthly investment is fixed, they need to make a big but worth it time and energy investment in learning, creating and connecting to see success.

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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    If you can't afford SEO then just learn it or try to learn it. Instead of doing SEO with $100 try to learn SEO with that money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mat Odysseus
    I like several answers here, because they all suggest what I'm already trying to do. You have $100 per month for SEO, I have $0 . That means it's lab time, you're gonna benefit tremendeously by learning some SEO.

    I've kinda found that "Search Engine Optimization" sounds a lot scarier and artificial than it needs to. The best minds in the field tell you to forget about trying to cheat the system, so yeah, don't do that. That leaves you having to learn about a few changes that you will need to do in your website for your inner SEO, and trying to connect with other people in a genuine and productive way for your outer SEO. It's not simple or easy or fast, but it's not something that hard neither.

    So I'd try with learning as much as you can by yourself.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Why are they so broke if they're selling in NY?


    Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

    Hey guys, someone here in NY selling e-cigs is looking for National SEO but can only afford $100 per month, any options out there for this person's situation please?
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  • Profile picture of the author mikehende
    It's ok guys, I have sent the answers here to the guy.

    NY has way too much competition in most fields. People also start out based on the promises given by some marketers and when it doesn't work then they are left with little or no money.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    We have some experience with this niche. I can tell you that social networking is the key to gaining a lot of traffic for free in the vaping world. And, it's not by talking about your products. This is a niche filled with lots of controversy, politics and outright rage against governmental institutions trying to curtail it. Curate a list of all of the great blogs in this niche and start sharing those articles socially, as well as creating you own opinions on your own blog, which you will also share socially. Follow others on Twitter who have a following and when you share great stuff, you will not believe how quickly you can gain a solid following! There are solid Vape Groups on all of the major social networks (even Google+).
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    As the others have already said, a hundred bucks a month to have someone do SEO work for you isn't going to get you as far as you'd like. Heck, I'm fond of hiring from places like Onlinejobsph because the Filipinos there do good work for an affordable price and even I can't find a price as low as that for SEO.



    Your friend's best bet would be to use that money and learn how to do SEO. Best of luck to him. NY's awfully competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonjay
    Start by learning a few things yourself. As a result, you will also learn how to value the outputs of others as you consider outsourcing / hiring people to do work for you.


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  • Profile picture of the author AgileWeavers
    Maybe spend your $100 per month on building your content as it's not enough to hire someone. Also, there are a few SEO tweaks you can learn and quickly implement them.

    Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Wouldn't the starting point be: Get a shoestring? $100 a month gets you a1/4 of a shoestring where I'm.
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Buy a book or do an online course then spend $100 per month on quality Fiverr gigs. By quality, I mean few links but high Domain Authority. Better to get one link form a PA 20 page then 1000 links from a bunch of spam Web 2.0 profiles
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  • Profile picture of the author Tengyu Liu
    Maybe you can do SEO by yourself. learning from forums and blogs, even some videos. Also, you can use or buy some SEO tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by Tengyu Liu View Post

      Maybe you can do SEO by yourself. learning from forums and blogs, even some videos. Also, you can use or buy some SEO tools.

      If the OP doesn't really know about the tools and how to use them then how does they are going to help?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rank Watch
    If you've got a little time on your hands, if you can spend a couple of hours everyday, you don't even need to spend those $100. Just begin learning step by step every day. Start from the basics, a couple of hours every day will take you quite far in about a month. During this time you'll have a decent amount of information on SEO. You can then use this newly acquired information and apply it on you business website. A few sources I'd recommend are Nathan Gotch, Moz & Ahrefs.
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