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How Much To Charge For Extra Web Pages?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by dr.pepper, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Ive had a client paying around $900 a month for SEO for 2 months now.
    Part of the SEO plan I have recently outlined to him involves adding around 10-15 new pages onto the site.
    They will be subpages for local areas with content on them which i will be providing.

    How much is a reasonable amount to charge to add extra pages to the site?


    I dont want to scare him off or come across too expensive.

    He has recently fallen out with him web designer so thats why im taking over adding these pages.
     
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    depending on the work and the amount of content, but I would personally charge around $100 - $150 per page, but like I said depends on the content. If its something you can do in 5 min then maybe you would want to lower the price. Goodluck :)
     
  3. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    how long will it take you? I factor what I'm worth per hour plus costs and and use that as a factor. If i'm subbing out then use that as a factor. I'm getting more and more month to month clients that ditched their web designers loooking for help. At $900 is that all your labor or are there expenses to that? Adding 1 page here or there goes a lot way, just document and track your time, cause when it's time for the "what are doing to my site question" you will have the ammo you need to lay the smack down...
     
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  4. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Cheers for the reply.

    To be honest from talking to him i dont think i could get that much out of him.

    The content i will be outsourcing.

    Its just linking all the pages together that will take the most time as its a pure html site with no CMS
     
  5. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Its just working out how much im worth per hour. Never really thought about it to be honest
     
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    for 900 a month creating extra content should be part of it, surely?

    if its a copy and paste job in wordpress or another CMS include it in there but tell him you won't do this every month

    if its more work than that charge your hourly rate.
     
  7. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    that's a tough call, if he knows your subbing out then charge if not at least mark up outsourcing costs. Having a few clients you can let things slide, I'm starting to finally scale up and shit like that becomes a nightmare cause you loose track of what your paying or not paying for. Give em a deal then set a rule,, this one I've able to hook you up, but it's 75 or whatever going foward,, tell him that your ferrarri needs the premium gas and gas is not cheap
     
  8. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    He has over 100 keywords in a very competitive niche, which is why im charging that money.
    When we initially confirmed the price there was no mention of additional content to be honest.
    Obviously if it was just 2 or 3 extra pages then i wouldnt mind doing it included but there is going to be 10-15 pages maybe more which obviously i need to be paid for.



    And yes i know, before any one starts mentioning, that 100 keywords is alot. But in this certain line of work its better for his rankings to be up near the top on 90 keywords than at the top for 10 main keywords.



    Also, he doesnt know it will be outsourced
     
  9. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Yeah im starting to really upscale over the past 2 months so i need to sit down and properly work something out along those lines
     
  10. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    yeah, best thing for that is to hang out with other seo guys or groups. I talk to about 5-7 different seo companies all the time to audit there prices and services.

    Start out at $20

    top seo/adwords guys are at $250 per hour,,

    I tell clients I'm worth this amount-, but i have a flat rate pricing structure, but i keep track of my time,, the first month always suck cause your putting alot of time in. I lost huge on one of my clients in january, i was averaging $8 bucks an hour, however things worked out and I'm near where I should be on month 2, and 3.
     
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  11. dr.pepper

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    I always offer my clients a month for free. It helps build the trust and gets me a better retention rate so i always lose in the first month with them
     
  12. b1step-ahead

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    Client's that play how many kw's can you rank me for game, I refer them to page and brin, founders of google for more info. But seriously, kw research is part of it, and my approach is too attack a group of kw's. I kind of determine what to go after with the clients insight. It's a balance of performance with common sense. If the onsite is all fucked up, well roll the old dice and see what sticks, same with offsite if you find that your client has no backlinks, well shit it's going to be a busy month to bang out quality links.
     
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    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    that's not a bad idea, most seo programs offer 1 free month to try out. The trick is to screen the right client if that's possible.
     
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    The reason this guy has so many keywords is he targets about 10 different locations around the country so each of them have about 10 keywords.
     
  15. dr.pepper

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    Yeah i try to do that with all of them.
    If i know they arent going to be paying my minimum monthly charge i try and come up with some kind of excuse to back out without sounding like a tit.

    I usually say that the month free trial doesnt cover new websites or doesnt cover websites which need so much on page seo work etc etc.

    Its worked great so far. Its just good to ween out the messers from the serious people
     
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    ok got it, i would charge per location personally and set up mini site's to rank locally. Local seo is a money maker for sure.
     
  17. dr.pepper

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    I thought about that, but it seemed like a more pain in the arse way about it as i would then run into trouble with duplicate content here and there.

    Theres only so many ways you can say the same thing lmao
     
  18. haoNhack44

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    So you're outsourcing the page creation right? I would mark it up to around $100 or so per page and really emphasize to your client how important this one time cost is in the long term strategy. When you show a client that you're trying to do things the right way with long term strategies and the implications if you don't follow that, they should listen.
     
  19. Thorman

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    Not sure what you can accomplish in 1 mth Dr. How can you show someone results in 1 mth? Maybe for one keyword in their local area.

    You're worth all can sell yourself for. Dr's, Lawyers, Salespeople....all sell themselves for what they think they are worth. If this is goin OUTSOURCE....i would just sell the value of those pages and explain how much work is involved in what your are actually accomplishing for the subject client.