My town has a population of around 200k. I have other clients on SEO services who are doing very well (I have a cleaner who is getting around 200 visitors, paying $250 a month and an auto electrician who is getting around 250 visitors a month and paying $400 per month)...but I can't achieve anywhere near the same results for my painters.
I have only ranked a few keywords for the above clients, usually their 'big' keywords like 'cleaners town' and 'auto electrician town', but 'painters town' gets like 1/3 the searches as the other two industries.
Now, one of my painters is 'OK' with being on the first page and not getting many hits (he told me he has gotten a couple jobs so far), but the other is has told me that in the 6 months of paying his $100 a month, he hasn't got a single job out of it.
Now this guy is really nice, very polite and totally honest and straight up. But he's just not seeing a return obviously. I am at a loss of what to do.
I look at it this way : If I can BARELY scrounge together results for 'painters town', what hope will I have targeting even longer tail keywords like 'house painters town'?
But I can't price lower than $100 a month or I won't even be making cost price. Am I out of options with this client and just have to 'leave it be'?
So if any of you guys offering the same services have run into this problem, a rock and a hard place with a client, please share your experience, would love to hear it!