A basic SEO website costs about €500. I've been charging €500 for brand new SEO websites or SEO website upgrades, plus €25/hour for further upgrades and updates. Look at some examples of SEO websites listed below.
The €500 includes everything you need to promote your business online (20 hours of creative work at €25/hour): a custom layout created in Photoshop matching your logo, custom HTML website template, about a dozen basic web pages with multimedia, maps, calendars, contact forms, XML sitemaps manually submitted to search engines, company pages on every major social network (including Google+ Plus, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn), and a WordPress news blog to supplement the website (beware of amateurs trying to sell WordPress blogs as commercial "websites").
You also need to register a Domain Name (€15/year each), and rent a Web Server (€8/month to host one website and blog - €10/month to host multiple websites) to host your website. Register with GoDaddy and you get a free company eMail address plus 24/7 tech support. Ask us before you order because we have coupon codes for 20%-50% off, especially on holidays. The average cost of hosting one website (with a blog and eMail) is about €60-€75/year from GoDaddy. Register your domain name for multiple years to maximize website ranks: 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years maximum domain name registration is recommended for optimal SEO. We do not profit from this transaction, and we often refuse commissions (unlike most webmasters who host a copy of GoDaddy's website with marked-up prices).
What Do You Need to Design an SEO Website?
To design and build the best possible website for you, we need to have a good understanding of your business, existing marketing materials, and your sales goals. Tell us what you want your website to look like aesthetically and how you want it to function. Provide examples of your competition's websites, and explain what types of pages you want on your website. The primary goal of a basic website is to attract new people whom are already looking for your services, make your phone ring, or collect the contact information of people who are interested in your services.
We usually start with your company logo, or we create a logo for you. Then we use the colors from the logo, and a photo for the header image to design a layout. The most important part of your layout is the GUI buttons, how many buttons is usually based upon how many primary services or products you want the website to sell online. What different pages do you want? Which keywords do you want to rank for? Do you have a list of your services, products, amenities, or any price lists?
Finally you need page content: meta tags, text, price lists, images, animations, videos, multimedia, maps, calendars, widgets. We can create the content for you for €25/hour - but you will be better off having us coach someone who knows the business and market to write the content. We upgrade logos and enhance all images during the import process, and we also optimize the HTML code and correct grammar and spelling errors.