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How much to charge for monthly seo maintenance of website ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nut-Nights, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Nut-Nights

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    I ranked my client website on Ist page for 100$ for middle comp. keywords and know he wants to maintain website on Ist page how much should i charge for month ?
     
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    think how much he makes from that site then charge him.

    if he makes $500/month then you will charge $100/month.

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  3. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    I would charge a bit more than the poster above but then again that depends on how much work you are having to do to maintain. I would charge anywhere from 20% - 30% of his monthly earnings.
     
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  4. daveguy

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    Charge by hours. 100 is a joke. Never price by 1st page rankings. Charge by time. Your time is worth it.
     
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    If you're confident in your service you'll charge by the completion of the job not by the time spent doing it.
     
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    charge $100 monthly. Again, SEO is never ending task..

    You cannot charge more than $100 because you already set the price for $100.
     
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    Now the competition gets harder for you which means more work. The hardest part is to maintain the position there ! If i were you, i would have charger 20% more at this moment
     
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    I agree with everything that daveguy said.

    Oh and you can't charge $100, that's telling yourself that you're useless.

    Add another zero or more.
     
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    There is lot of competition , If i increase and start charging on hourly basis i will not get any work or new clients.
     
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    Yes you will, you are cutting yourself short.

    Quality comes first.

    Sure, there's people on fiverr who do it for $5... That doesn't mean it's any good.

    Check out these salaries:
    http://moz.com/blog/seo-salaries-how-much-should-you-make

    Why are you any different?

    Guess what, if I hire any of those whitehat idiots with those salaries, my site never gets ranked.

    If I hire you, my site gets ranked.

    Therefore, you should be earning more than those idiots (linked above).
     
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  11. SionAndes

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    Charge same 100usd a month, as Seo is never ending task. You should have to convince him that your focus will be on more high quality task, social presence, branding and content marketing stuff. this would definately satisfy him to pay 100usd because content marketing + social activity on 100usd is kinda very low rates.
     
  12. jhones

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    Apparently, you can't increase price radically. however, you could higher a small or half of the amount. BTW, if you've ranked high competitive keyword that has 10000 exact searches then you can double the amount. :happysad: Cost for maintenance should be high than making..
     
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  13. lalit_burma

    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    Value of your input + value of your time + profit = Charge Amount

    You need to fill up your figure above, its totally depends on your circumstances, your location and your value.
     
  14. sammyseo

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    well , the reasonable quote for SEO services range from $500 - $1000/month.We should understand that SEO takes time to give you some results..
     
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    You shouldve charged more than $100 pal. $100 is very small money.
     
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    It surely depends on the competition and the amount of work required to maintain it.
    Give quality service and from time to time you may have to outsource some of the works or buy some specialised social media services. So just bear that in mind and do your calculations.
     
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    I would agree 100 is too small amount, if he makes a lot with that keyword, then you should of charged more
     
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    You sold yourself short in the first place which is becoming an increasing problem in the industry.
    People working too cheaply driving down prices for the rest of us.
    I would say your option would be to ask your client to get himself 3 genuine quotes for maintenance
    and that you will beat the lowest offer.
     
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    $100 is like... not even on the radar. It's the type of amount you'd charge as an additional free for answering a call on a Saturday... not for a complete service!
     
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  20. ComRade667

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    realize the efforts that you've applied to rank those keywords...
    To be straight, $100 is bit low...improve the charge..
    As you see, even if you increase the charges for your service, the client will stick with your service because he already visualize your result