• http://www.meteorsite.com/ Jeff Chance

    I think that the SEO pay is reflective of a large amount of people claiming to be SEOs without sufficient experience and an increase in awareness by companies about the effectiveness and need for SEO but within that there is a large amount of companies who simply don’t know enough about SEO to make a good call on the right hire. I think a lot of bad or inexperienced SEOs have given the industry a bad name. Let’s hope that Google gets their spam-fighting techniques honed more so that the bad SEOs will drop out of the market and the good less-experienced/knowledgeable SEOs endeavoring to learn will do so in an effective whitehat manner. This could boost the public credibility more and provide greater salary as a result.

  • ShannonsPetSitting

    My Pet Sitting website took a hard hit this past December with the new Google “rules” . I dropped from a page rank of 3 down to a 2. I do ALL the SEO and website work myself. As a small business I can’t afford to hire out. It’s so dang hard to keep up with the rules! Now my business has suffered for 2-3 months without my knowledge. Sure change the rules in the middle of a holiday season! Website owners won’t notice…. Grrrr I blog weekly, I build links, and had one of the best pet sitter websites out there. Most rank at a 0-1, I had a 3! That’s huge in my industry for a individual pet sitting service! Now I have to pay the price and suffer to rebuild my rank.