How much can someone charge for SEO.
For some SEO companies it depends on how big your company or wallet can afford. Does the owner drive a Mercedes out front? Do you have a fancy office?
For us it comes down to our onsite and offsite seo schedule, where you currently rank on a ranking report, and how competitive your target market keywords.
We also charge for the meta tag and title work for existing pages inside the schedule, but have a limit to the number of pages per month.
We charge extra for posting content not going into a CMS (content management system like WordPress.)
We also charge extra for AdWords invoices, etc. Standard reporting is included in the schedule and everything we do our clients own.
We also charge for each additional niche site.
The real crooks charge by keyword. I would steer clear of those folks.
Also stay away from the $100-$200 per page folks.
Do they offer topical blog, one-way site, news, video, and article link building? Real SEO includes link building, afterall 60% of your ranking is offsite SEO and 40% is onpage!
If the company doesn’t include content, call metrics, or conversion optimization, don’t walk…. RUN!!!!