People in internet industries are numerous. Tonight I had an argument with two of my friends about SEO. Oh my how people are talking vague stuff and think they are high quality experts. I am not claiming that I am SEO expert, but I know quite a lot on the topic. One of most important bullets of the argument were about domain age and one of my friends was claiming how it won't affect SEO, which is complete rubbish and lack of general knowledge about Google and the way they threat their products. If SEO was so damn easy as they claim it to be, everyone would be making millions.
That guy claimed a local project and charged a fee for 700 euros. First of all what kind of things can these people guarantee? If you have no knowledge of SEO, maybe you should rethink when buying agencies/individuals services. If you take into consideration many factors that are ongoing, you will figure out that no one can guarantee you #1 spot on Google for any keywords, especially not for keywords that are highly competitive and full of domains who are old with adequate backlink structure.
A lot of people who think SEO is easy rely on black hat tools and link buying, which can bring more damage than harm. I am not claiming that black hat SEO doesn't work, but if done without adequate knowledge… Think twice before you venture deeper in the SEO sea. Do some research before giving out money to some agency, which offers you illusions of grandeur for pennies of the dollar. This can cost you way more than those bucks you've invested!