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  • #4369

    George Cockerill
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    For the SEO providers on here…

    Who wants to talk pricing?

    My bottom price is $1,000/month which includes full website hosting, management, technical SEO, keyword monitoring, and reputation monitoring. We’ll optimize their content with that, but no content creation. For clients who want/need content creation, my average is right around $1500/month. It can go up from there.

    What is your average price per month (or price range) for SEO services? Feel free to provide details regarding what’s included if you like, but I’m just trying to get an idea of a real range. I honestly have no idea what others charge.

  • #4370

    Benjamin Donner
    Member

    What about link building? And no content? I’d love to learn how you increase their DA and rankings without either of those?

  • #4371

    Ian Johnson
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    Average is between $1750-$2500 right now. I’ll occasionally take lower value clients as a favor to friends or family.

  • #4372

    Ann Bentley
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    For a major metropolitan area we start north of $1000. For less populated areas we will take $500 clients. Nothing less. We do content marketing at our $1000 level and fix all content on-site if it lacks density and proper headings etc.

  • #4373

    Keith Simpson
    Member

    Yet nobody is talking about link building?

    • #4374

      Michael Mason
      Member

      What do you want to know?

    • #4375

      David Ranson
      Member

      How you provide high level SEO without building links?

    • #4376

      Robert Voss
      Member

      I figure some amount of link building would be built into these costs…

    • #4377

      Robert Voss
      Member

      I never assume when it comes to real SEO work and what some “agencies” do, or don’t do.

      I find that there are many Jiffy Lube oil change attendants calling themselves Master Mechanics… lol

    • #4378

      Rosemary Thornton
      Member

      Lol I know what you mean. But for ~$2000/month those Jiffy Lube attendants better be able to get one or two links.

    • #4379

      Rosemary Thornton
      Member

      For $2k/month, our clients receive 6 guest post back links.. Average DA of 30+ and (3) 1000 word blog posts, review management, and local citations management… Our clients are local service businesses/professionals.

    • #4380

      Rosemary Thornton
      Member

      Damn, how many local clients you have paying you $2000/month? I work almost exclusively with large-ish clients, I haven’t seen any local businesses that can afford much more than $1000/month.

    • #4381

      Martin Fieldhouse
      Member

      We do well…You need to show them ROI…if you do that properly, the dollar amounts become pretty meaningless..

    • #4382

      Martin Fieldhouse
      Member

      They can afford it. They just don’t see the value. Price shop your market for a month-long traditional advertising campaign and you’ll see what I mean. A billboard can be $3k-$5k for just one month. A solid radio or TV ad campaign will be $2k+ per month. None of those have the staying power of SEO.

      Find people who already have advertising budgets. Watch local TV. Listen to the radio (yes, really). If you’re able to find a copy, pick up a phone book and see who has full-page yellow pages ads.

      Those people have SEO budgets. They’re spending their money in the wrong place. You just need to sell it to them.

  • #4383

    Martin Fieldhouse
    Member

    We actually sell it based on the type of service and market they’re going after. We have clients paying us $150/month for some areas and upwards of $2,500/Month in others. It all comes down to the difficulty of their market.

    Example: We have a client paying us $150/Month. He has no literal competition. We have him on the first page of Google for 15+ major keywords. But our monthly effort is less than 2 hours per month.

    He’s had multiple companies go after his business, but they can’t beat our pricing.

    At the same time, we have a company in Miami paying $2,500+ per month, most people compete with our pricing but he’s very happy with what he’s getting from us.

    This is one of those topics where the pricing fluctuates so much, no everyone is going to have the same price structure across the board.

    Edit: For me, really, it comes down to our hourly rate. Whether we’re working 10+ hours or 1 hour, we’re still making the same hourly rate.

  • #4384

    Martin Fieldhouse
    Member

    $500 if there is the Spanish language website, and $1300 if there is English. We do everything.

  • #4385

    John Hannaford
    Member

    I don’t sell services, i sell solutions. Sometimes SEO is not the answer and will advise which service will meet the required goals to reach the target KPi.

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