We gathered data from 3,890 SEO professionals of various backgrounds to uncover the latest trends and developments within the industry. as a metric of success, focusing instead on: The most common SEO budget range is $1,000-$5,000 USD, with 28.6% of responses. 48.9% of respondents expect budget increases. There appears to be some difficulty with SEO professionals being able to communicate the value of their work to stakeholders. Many respondents expect budget increases this year (48.9%), which could also indicate confidence that they have overcome these issues or that the industry is stabilizing.