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How much do you guys charge?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by theimfactory, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. theimfactory

    theimfactory Junior Member

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    hey guys, my friend and I are in the middle of starting an SEO businesses for local businesses etc... but we had a few concerns and wondering how other people charge...

    how do you guys charge? per keyword? does it matter if the keyword is tougher than other? i know its a monthly charge but how do you guys determine the price? i know this may be stupid questions but we just want to have an idea how other people do it so we dont start under charge or over charge.. thanks for the help
     
  2. cyrsss

    cyrsss Regular Member

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    well em not expert enough

    but give u rough idea

    easy competition = 450 - 600$ per month
    meduim competition = 700 - 900$ per month
    hard competition = 1500 - 3000$ per month
     
  3. theimfactory

    theimfactory Junior Member

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    thank you for the rough idea.. it helps to decide :)
     
  4. codecompiler

    codecompiler Registered Member

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    I do it by the keywords on the competition but ball park about 10% to 20% lower the Cyrsss
    It just depends on people and what they want. Like someone that is going to have "booty short" is going to have a higher search volume then "booty shorts rochester ny" so localization of things and also with it you can do google local listing availability and cause it to rank better. So it just depends. You got to understand people that use other tools like Xrumer and all these other SENUKE and so forth run the risk with google sandboxing them. Cause of 1 thing. Traffic... people can do redirects and other cookie stuffing methods but all those lead to being sandboxed.

    So things people should justify on knowing is your client can come back and haunt you unless you take methods to drive organic - and search engine searched traffic to these sites.

    Now there are methods of doing this and all these things should also hold into the price you are going to charge. Myself i got a stupid sick botnet of users and computers that run this tasking for me. But then again you gotta build up the cost to profit rates. So if you only going to do xrumer or senuke blast then you can charge what ever you like.. But if you are going to do all the right steps then you gotta do what i also shared in this post. :)

    Best of Luck

    CodeCompiler
     
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    S7apster Junior Member

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    ^^^

    Cookie stuffing is not a method of gaining traffic. It is stealing.
     
  6. robotluv

    robotluv Junior Member

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    Do any of you charge separately for things?

    Like a flat fee for:

    Keyword Research

    Competition Analysis

    Site Review

    Then a monthly fee for the actual rank building campaigns?
     
  7. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    Take a look at the other SEO companies in your city and see how they are structuring their prices.

    Call up and act like a dumb business owner. Take notes on how they sell you.
     
  8. theimfactory

    theimfactory Junior Member

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    thank you guys... this helps alot... i just need to get my prices and packages together before we launch... any other advices or tips i should keep in mind? im dealing with local businesses
     
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    try analyzing your local competitor pricing also ...

    so that you don't charge too high or too low
     
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    You can also look at Guru & Freelancer to get some ideas about pricing and structuring but keep in mind that many of the gurus are from overseas. You want to emphasize your own ability to meet in person locally to address your customer's needs. That should command a premium in your own pricing. :D
     
  11. cyrsss

    cyrsss Regular Member

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    yes agreed

     
  12. ohioman

    ohioman Registered Member

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    it depends on the competition levels
     
  13. theimfactory

    theimfactory Junior Member

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    this is all great advice.. thats what i kinda though depending on the competition level... thanks alot guys... any other tips on how to get the business going is highly appreciated
     
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    In Aus we are charging 10K upfront + $500/mo

    -aReJay
     
  15. theimfactory

    theimfactory Junior Member

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    the 500 per month, how is the competition? do you base it on that? and also when you charge somebody upfront, is that like a set up fee? and how can you determine the set up fee? also do you get your customers to do some kind of contract?, ex: 1 year etc

    guys sorry for all the dump questions, this is my first time starting to do this for money and theres no other place that offers the kind of help you guys do