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I am new to the marketing arena and I have been tasked with hiring a firm to help with our SEO. My boss wants to do a one time consultation fee and not have a month to month cost. We are already on the first page of google and have only a handful of competitors. Is it possible to do the one time cost strategy or should I push for the month to month plans?
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    Sure. There are some very knowledgeable SEO's that would be happy to do a one-time consultation. Like many things in life, you get what you pay for. It might be worth doing a few sessions over a period of months, to show any progress to the changes that you make.

    The SEO would save you some time doing the research and reading by condensing everything into a short session. Plus, the SEO would be able to look at your individual situation and make recommendations.
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  • You may do a one-time consultation fee. There will be always an audience for that. It can be very cost-effective as well. However, of course, you would want to design a marketing plan on why your market would want a one-time consultation, especially for SEO. Try to add benefits on this one so your market can see the value of what you offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Williamtoefl
    SEO is the best technique to get quick results to grow your business. If you are planning for long run business then you should go for monthly plans because you can't see results in one time SEO. You should consult with experienced & well known company for better & long time results.
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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    One time consultation may help you to understand where you are and where you want to be, and may be give you some pointers.
    But for something more indepth you need more than one session.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex July
    So, what's the problem? Just search for a well-respected SEO agency or hire a freelancer on UpWork, Freelancer.com or other websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Alex July View Post

    So, what's the problem? Just search for a well-respected SEO agency or hire a freelancer on UpWork, Freelancer.com or other websites.
    I would avoid those sites. I doubt you are going to find anyone that provides a decent consultation on Freelancer or UpWork. What you will find on sites like that is mostly just people who can do a few tasks off their checklist and call it SEO.

    Originally Posted by Nick Barker View Post

    I am new to the marketing arena and I have been tasked with hiring a firm to help with our SEO. My boss wants to do a one time consultation fee and not have a month to month cost. We are already on the first page of google and have only a handful of competitors. Is it possible to do the one time cost strategy or should I push for the month to month plans?
    What I would say is find an SEO to do the consultation with (or 2 to 3 of them to get more points of view), then make a determination of whether or not you can handle accomplishing what they recommend in-house or if it will make more sense to hire someone ongoing to handle the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by Nick Barker View Post

    We are already on the first page of google and have only a handful of competitors.
    LOL, tell your boss to keep his money till such a time his site moves outside of 100 pages



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    • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
      LOL,we are on the same table.I think their SEO is black hat strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author GraphicReseller
    A great way to boost your search engine rankings is to research community blogs that offer guest posting opportunities. Those backlinks, along with an entry in your local business directory can do wonders for your local SEO efforts.

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  • Profile picture of the author John963
    You can go for one time cost

    But I don't think it should be a big deal because:
    - You can always get a monthly and cancel after the first month
    - You might need the one time SEO cost only once OR maybe you might need it more than once and can pay for more as you go
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  • Profile picture of the author Naksh Kaloo
    What else do you need if you are already ranking #1?
    My point is, don't you get traffic?
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  • It's not a big deal, You can hire an Seo Expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexandar33
    It is possible to do the one time cost strategy but main goal is keep your SEO fresh as well to follow all changes on the market. If you are already able to choose, I would take monthly plan instead of one time SEO work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia B
    For the most part, SEO is not a one-time thing, it's an ongoing commitment. In my opinion, a one-time consultation session might not cut it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonsophia086
    Yes, for most it in not one time thing. You need to initiate some activities on regular basis like some offpage activities, updating website. So, for most it is monthly or quarterly process.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestwebsolca
    No its not possible. SEO is not a one time job.
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  • Profile picture of the author omnitec1018
    Ranking is good.. u have few competitors.. So, to me it's one time consultation fee is good..
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  • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
    Firstly I want to say you are absolutely have not idea what is SEO. You will be probably cheated by the so called "SEO expert" if yourself have no any idea of SEO.

    Secondly,Just waiting for a little bit longer to check if your site will continue to be listed on the first page of Google before you pay them balance.I mean your site will keep stable if they are not using some sort of Black Hat tricks

    Last but not least,I would advise you learn some basic skill of SEO so that you will distinguish what is right or wrong in case you work with SEO agency.
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  • Profile picture of the author joyceblass
    If you want to remain on top of the game, not just for the time being, you have to have a month after month cost for SEO. If you are going to avail a one time consultation and do all the work by yourself, well goodluck to that. But I'd suggest you find a seo company and negotiate.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    Can you share your website and SEO Keywords?
    How about On-Page SEO ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    Actually in seo things are getting changes everyday suppose if you want to do guest posting then content should be very professional, it should be fresh and unique, by this way maybe you have to write very professional way if you got skill of writing but if you dont have then maybe you have to hire professional writer for it, otherwise why people read a content. So in this way you have to spend some bucks. Again if you want to ad your channel with google adwords, here also you have to spend money. Even if you are want to ad on facebook, here also you have to spend. So when you have to spend something nobody knows, because of algorithm of google are changing. By this way it is very difficult to say that one time costing will be worth or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanya james
    In my view one time would not help you to get the desired results. As discussed go for an freelancer or find any seo agency who will help you to get your results at a faster rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanya james
    Consider taking up to freelancing or seo agency
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  • Profile picture of the author Naksh Kaloo
    My question is: Since you are already ranking on the top, what made you think of SEO now? I mean, what do you want more than ranking on first page?

    Well, SEO is not a one-time but continuous process. Going for monthly plans will be beneficial than one-time consultation.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezjob
    If you are already on page one I'd stick with the one time SEO payment plan. If you aren't on the 1rst page of the big G then it'll take more than a one time payment to make page one.
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