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SEO business question. How do I do the on-site work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by f30d0r, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    What is the best way to do the on-site work for a client's website?

    Do you typically ask them for login details and then just FTP in and edit the titles/meta keywords and upload the sitemap yourself? Or do you email it to them and have them do it?

    I'm going to research this bit myself too by acting as a potential client on some already established SEO sites. Just thought I may get a quicker reply here.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. SuperLinks

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    I'd always recommend you doing it unless they have an in house IT department.

    Generally the client has no idea what they are doing and feel extremely uncomfortable doing it themselves.

    I usually ask for FTP, and CMS login information. That's usually all you will need. Also be sure to charge for this service or have it baked into the original service charge (and let the users know the value for on-site optimization).
     
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    f30d0r Newbie

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    Thanks. This will go into the initial setup fee, and the off-site SEO work will be the monthly payment.
     
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    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    All of what he said and if you outsource it, just make sure they backup the site. Before I did this in house I had a guy screw a Joomla site up, and it ended up costing me about $2K.
     
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    Correct, always try to get a set up cost for this. Use your judgement as far as what you are going to charge them. Small site say $299-$499. Large site $999+ depending on the size.
     
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