How much to charge for optimisation services
Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:22 AM
We have a competitor near us who charges £500 a month?
This seems like alot to me?
What are the hourly rates for the industry?
what seems to work better, up front charges or monthly retainers?
Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:05 AM
Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:24 AM
Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:33 AM
I've bookmarked that one, and expect to be revisiting it more than a couple of times. There's a lot of wisdom on that page.
As for what to charge for SEO services, there are SEO services, and then there are SEO services. What are you contemplating providing for your customers? What will you focus upon? Jacob's suggestion of a price based upon a delivery of value might be something worth exploring.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:59 AM
Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:03 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:34 PM
I charge per the hour, and it has really worked well for me. It is easy to keep time sheets and it is easy to count hours. 500 GBP is not a lot in the SEO-industry, it would only by you seven hours of my time and I am not charging a lot there are several consultants that charge 300-500 USD per hour. I read somewhere that some inhouse SEO's in the US are making an easy 1.000.000USD yearly salary!
I think I will look over my rates ...
Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:03 PM
Are you sure you didn't mean $100K, because I've gotten offers in that range from a few companies to do SEO in-house, but I've never heard of 10X that amount. I 'd actually consider leaving SEOmoz at those figures (well, not seriously, but almost).
Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:26 PM
Posted 24 November 2005 - 02:28 AM
* 80% has a annual budget less than 1,000US$
* 10% has an monthly budget of 100-400US$
* 9% has an annual budget larger than 5,000US$
* 1% has an annual budget larger than 10,000US$
I think it is much a question of visibility and location. The more famous the business/frontman, the better requests you receive.
Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:49 AM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:00 AM
I look for sites that are over one year old, have a brick and mortar business, and want to rank for low to medium competitive terms (under 100k searches a month on Overture).
Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:06 PM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:17 PM
Er, we were discussing "How much to charge for optimisation services".
Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:32 PM
But for SEO for $19 I would give them a link from one of my sites lol.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:09 PM
Er, tell me more, which site? I may be interested.
Rand: Hrmmm, All your $19 are belong to us.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:05 PM
These days I generally only optimise sites I design so the budget is for a search friendly site built from scratch. In the more competitive areas an ongoing budget to create content, gain links etc is a definite must too.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:15 PM
OK it doesn't pay the bills, I agree... But it's sweet (BTW thanks again rand)
Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:08 PM
It works ok. I talk to the client to they get a feel that I know what I am talkikng about. After that I spring the $2k number at them. If that is to much for them then I close the conversation down with a suggestion for them to send me an email with thier domain and I will send them some of my pack pricing.
I find that there are a lot of people just doing brain picking.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 08:43 PM
Ah yes, we all them tire kickers around here. It's true though, many prospects do this. Pre-qualifying prospects early in the game is a good way to aviod wasting your time.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:31 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:56 PM
jason_sot: How do you get 50 leads a day? That is very good!
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:59 PM
Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:55 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:58 PM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:15 PM
Right now, I am focusing on 10 minor keywords on sub pages that should bring a decent amount (im thinking maybe... 20 a day???). I am hoping that by doing this, it will help boost our homepage and a second page that focus on much more popular (and competative) keywords. Between the tow pages, there are 5 more major keywords that i think will double the traffic that we would get from the other 10 pages. That will get us close. From there, its just branching off to target more and more keywords until we reach that goal.
As it stands now, we only have top rankings in MSN. That brings us a rather small amount of traffic. but its still between 2-5 leads/day on average. So I figure getting some of those up in G, that will easily double.. getting more kw's up in G, it will increase more and more until we can get our major kw's up in G.
SO just from a lot of kw research and heavily under-estimating the numbers (I dont think any of those numbers are very accurate), I have figured out that we shoul dbe able to obtain it in 2006.
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