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What is the price of a good SEO analysis + strategy?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by Lebowskii, Sep 26, 2016.

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  1. Lebowskii

    Lebowskii Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I have been running a music blog for 5 months and i feel something is missing. We have 12 writers, good stats on social media, and a lot of content. The next step is getting good at SEO and keywords.. But i dont have the time or skills to do this myself.

    I therefor need a proper SEO analysis of my blog today, with recommendations on what to do now and in the future.

    I also need a keyword research.

    How much should this cost?
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You might be better posting this in hire a freelancer. Basically you probably need 3 seperate services -

    1.you need keyword research because without that, if you are writing content you could be wasting your efforts on topics that either no one is interested in, or that are out of your league in terms of the competition.
    You can probably get this research done for $30 - $40 if you look in the marketplace.

    2.You need on page audit to see how your SEO is in terms of page structure, site layout etc. Hopefully this is something that you could fine tune globally if any changes are required.
    Not sure on the cost of this, again you would need to post details in hire freelancer and get a quote for it.

    3.offpage SEO
    This is something that you need to focus a lot of effort on as well - really you need to be a) building links regularly to your sites homepage and b) building links to each article that you publish. There are loads of packages that you can use in the marketplace here, or you can look for someone who will just manage the entire off site SEO strategy for you.
    You could probably spend $400 - $500 per month here on individual SEO services or if you want someone to manage the entire thing for you it might cost $1k+ per month.
     
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  3. I know SEO

    I know SEO Marketplace Mod Moderator

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    I'm leaving this in this section...

    The OP is not looking for people to hire from what I can see, they are looking for ballpark figures on how much this would cost.

    If anyone is caught offering their services in this forum I will issue a warning.

    Thanks
     
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    I charge by the hour, so the cost would depend on the size of your project.

    If I have to go through a Wikipedia size site, it's gonna cost thousands for an audit.

    If you limit the scope to the home page and/or overall site design/structure, it's a different story and it's a case by case thing, there is no hard formula.

    Be wary of cheap services, there is not cheap and good site audit, it's a complicated thing that can either make or ruin a site.
     
  5. Lebowskii

    Lebowskii Regular Member

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    Great, thanks for the answers guys!

    What should i think about when asking for an offer? Size of the page? genre? age?
     
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    why you want to hire someone do all things yourself...
     
  7. saadad

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    Guy above you just said SEO cost XXXX$ and your advice is to a guy who know nothing about SEO and keyword research to do it all alone. Sure he can do it, first he ened to spend a month reading stuff, then watching videos and then maybe years to test things on his own. Only then he can probably do it alone or maybe not even then.
     
  8. Lebowskii

    Lebowskii Regular Member

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    Thats exactly my point.

    I got a job, and im running a webpage with 15 writers, 1 webdev, 2 photographers. I wish i had the time to learn SEO, but i have to focus more on our vision and future projects. Thats why i think its a good thing you guys are here, so i can pay some cash and save the time :)
     
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    You might be best off finding someone who can take on the whole lot for a monthly amount. As long as you have a clear idea of what they will provide each month and a way for them to report that to you, it might be your best option.
    That way month one could be focus on analysis of the site, month two fix onsite issues, then ongoing work advising on keyword research/helping backup your content team and offsite work.
    As someone else has said, something like this could easily be ballpark $1000+

    The actual cost quoted to you would likely be based on the size of your site and how competitive your niche is. I'd suggest taking the same approach as you would with hiring any service provider - get a few quotes and be wary of anyone that comes in much cheaper than the others. Find out clearly what each provider would do for the cost - and feel free to ask more questions here if you want to know whether what they are proposing to do is actually likely to be any good!
     
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    Well mate price will always depend on amont and on the quality of work you are looking for.
     
  11. Andhom73

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    Pricing most likely will start at $1000 minimum. SEO is consistent, not something that can be used short term and then no longer needed. If your brand after 3 to 6 months does not go gangbusters, you will need manual link building done for you; this way you can continue to grow an audience that you can convert to customers. Eventually the goal will be to have consistent organic links created by your customers (referrals) and you will then no longer need a manual link building campaign. I agree with the aforementioned advice of getting several proposals. Look at the website of some SEO "pros" and see what they currently are ranking for. Also be cautious with anyone sounding desperate for your business. Good luck!
     
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    Asking SEOs for a price is an "it depends answer".

    If your website is 100,000 pages then I'm not going to charge you the same amount I charge someone with a 10 page website.

    Offsite SEO work is also much more complex on a high competition market (you can count location as a factor as well for local SEO when applicable).

    Anyone who gives a flat quote is probably not too great. I had a potential client come to me after they'd worked with over 2 dozen SEOs but saw no results. They hired these SEOs for $50-$100/month and their website was over 400,000 pages as well as highly competitive. No wonder they never saw results.
     
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    Yes i must agree with @http://www.blackhatworld.com/members/andhom73.1002149/ that .I start to work for such kind of projects from 800$ minimum per month and plan IN YOUR BUDGET at least 7-9 months or paying SEO expert for the job.This is not kids stuff when you are into.
     
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    Check your competitors first who are on the first page of Google's search engine results pages and have a look at the kind of keywords they are using to attract visitors towards their website. Then you can go with analyzing the promotion techniques they are using to rank their website. You can easily get an idea to promote your website in this regard.

    Hope this might help.
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  15. DiMaster

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    all of questions will depend on how your site doing right now. Big plus is that you have 12 writers and you are able to create content by yourself. Any wa you should reveal your website link (in thread or in PM) to get estimate prices here.
     
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    I agree with webspero, use spyfu or ispionage to see your competitor tactics for free
     
  17. JasonXDC

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    If you want to do this by yourself, it'll set you back $200-$300 for paid tools.

    What you make of the data though is an entirely different story.

    If you pay someone, it'll be around the $800-$1500 range depending on who you deal with. That figure should be inclusive of research, analysis, a report and recommended strategy.

    Followed by preliminary adjustments of your on-page factors. If your site is in terrible shape as in the necessary foundations to begin ranking are sorely lacking- be prepared to fork out more.

    I recommend doing SEO only if you are certain that your demographic uses search engines to find niches like yours. Some niches tend to rely solely on social media or forum generated traffic.

    If you have any doubts, ask questions on this forum. I'm pretty sure that you will get some good answers.

    P.s Beware of the flood of inbox messages, people will do anything to capitalize on your needs.

    Good luck to you OP, feel free to ask us anything.
     
  18. Lebowskii

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    Hmm, 800-1500$ was WAY out of what i was thinking for an analysis.

    Remember: I want someone to analyse my page and tell me what to focus on in the future. Not to fix everything - just give me the pointers on what to do, and which keywords we could focus on.

    I dont need someone to actually sit and fix my whole page, i will focus on the future...

    So, how much would an analysis like this cost?
     
  19. redarrow

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    What can you afford, what do you want to no about your website , please tell me we have got ways to find things out quickly , just tell me what you need analysing and how many pages you got to analyse.

    1 page

    100 page

    Page count please?

    There are programs ,i can use to tell me what wrong with your page in seo via cross refrence your competition ,and i can give you a idea what needs correcting or adding to win over your competition.

    It dont cost much but gives you a good idea what needed to be done to get you on track.

    If your intrested in a service like this, it cheap it a program that does it all ,and has good results.

    Remember this is a way just to see what needs doing to beat your competition , you need to do the work or pass the work on.

    ? If you need such service pm me and ill give you a link to the correct person that offers this service and if that can help you.

    Chage my mind here a link to the program .

    http://www.ibusinesspromoter.com

    I want you to read about what this program offers .

    Know i need you to goto fivver to a user that supplies deep cross seo refrences to get your website on top.

    With ibp application.

    Your get a print out off what needed to be done to improve your website.

    Good luck mate ....

    And it true ,all us seo experts can do everythink the app provides, and more , but it a heads up on a person not understanding seo and has not got the time to learn seo.

    If you buy there application just offering quick competition seo checks like what your asking can earn you a quick pound or two.
     
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  20. leena

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    It depends upon how big your audience is, If you want to target 10 keywords or 200 keywords. If you want a professional service with all your questions answered, it would cost anywhere between $200 to $1000. Finding 10 best keywords to target and building a SEO strategy to rank them will cost around $200, for 150-200 keywords anywhere between $600-1000.