A: SEO marketing is like any conventional advertising, this is something that you have to fit into your budget and stick with it. The reason is that Google and other search engines are constantly changing their algorithm. You must stay ahead of your competition to win.
A: Normally SEO takes around 2 - 3 months before keywords start to show up in the search results. It depends on the quality of your website when we start the optimization process and the age of your website.
A: PPC ads will show up immediately ones the campaigns are completes.
A: SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) is to speed up the process of your organic search. Your search results will show up on the left side in the searches. PPC (Pay Per Click) marketing, your ads will show up under sponsored links on the right side and the first few results on top in Google. It is recommended to do SEO and have a small budget for PPC marketing.
A: I submitted my site [manually] [automatically] [last week] [last month] [3 days ago] and it's not showing up in any of the search engines. Have I been penalized/banned? If the site you submitted doesn't have any deceptive qualities, then no, you're not banned or penalized. However, all the submissions in the world won't get your site listed or bring search engine traffic if there aren't links pointing to it from other sites -- and if it's not optimized for specific keyword phrases. As I've mentioned elsewhere submitting to search engines is not necessary nor even helpful. The search engines automatically find new pages on their own. As with everything SEO related, the keys here are patience and time. If you don't have both of those, you might as well get out of the SEO game right now and simply buy your way into the search engines through PPC ads.
A: I get no respect from my current Web host so I'm switching providers. Will this affect my search engine rankings?
No, it won't affect your rankings, but it wouldn't hurt to leave your site up on the old host for about a month to ensure that the DNS propagates across the Web and that the search spiders are indexing the pages at the new host. Once you see the spiders in your log files at the new host, it should be safe to take down the site at the old server.