£200 for SEO a month?

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Hi guys,

Is £200 ($313) a lot to pay an SEO consultant per month? They are doing a good job on the rankings but I'm sure I could use some tools and do it for cheaper. They target 5 different URLs a month (same domain) with one keyword per URL.

I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not? Or if I could do this for cheaper/better?

Thanks!
#£200 #month #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    That's average for a small business in the UK. Like most things, you get what you pay for and there'll always be people willing to undercut (almost everybody claims to be an SEO expert now).

    Just make sure you're seeing a good ROI and you're not locked into a 12 month contract.. 3 month contract is fine with a proviso 6 - 12 month contract if you see steady improvement.

    A lot of companies pay over a grand a month for SEO and most reputable SEO's won't take on a site that is less than 1 year old - some will but don't expect to see amazing results too quickly.
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  • $300 isnt too much, as long a you are seeing result and can justify that amount then keep it up

    At the moment i am spending $300 just on BuildMyRank, but i am targeting 4 different TLD's and 40-50 keyword/url combinations
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  • Profile picture of the author murrad
    Well.. there is another way to boost your business and handle the seo consultant. I would suggest you that if *only* you are making business through internet or website. The money your pay them is nominal and this is definitely not higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author HonestAffiliate
    You pay them £200 /month. That's worth consideration.

    Questions to consider:

    1. How much you receive in return? Can you measure extra sales? Would
    you lose traffic without SEO?

    2. Can you hire someone else with same/better results

    3. Can you already do it yourself?

    Cheaper/Better Solutions:

    1. If they make extra profit for you, keep them (or see 2. question),
    If not do not pay for it.

    2. Try looking on warriorforum - search "Done for you SEO" or other
    query that fits your needs more-, look the Warriors For Hire or even
    try looking at deals on Fiverr - you would be surprised on how much
    professional work is offered at 5 dollars pricetag.

    Remember always double check the buyer - here on warriorforum
    based on his activities,threads, repliese, website, etc. or at fiverr
    - check testimonials that really say about service not just blasts
    like "very well done", "good job" .

    3. How much work is included in learning what they do? How much do
    you need to invest? Do you have time to learn and apply these new
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian York
    I dunno you tell me?

    How much money are you making from it each month?

    If you are bringing in 1000 pounds extra a month then its worth it, if its not bringing you anything then its not.

    If you dont know how much its worth to your business then start tracking it
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    • Profile picture of the author frank07
      Originally Posted by Christian York View Post

      I dunno you tell me?

      How much money are you making from it each month?

      If you are bringing in 1000 pounds extra a month then its worth it, if its not bringing you anything then its not.

      If you dont know how much its worth to your business then start tracking it
      This is correct. If you make $1000 from your website, you can keep this SEO man. Instead do it by yourself, you have someone do that, you can find other work and make more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    £200 is cheap....

    We start at £250 and go upwards of £4k a month.....

    Do what you do best while others do what they do best...
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    Rather on spending all that money on some big company I'd hire a cheap company or person via freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    lol I would spend it on someone that is proven to get results... big company or not :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    As it's been said - the price is not how you determine value - it's what return you get for your cost.

    I charge my clients £1650 a month and they happily pay it and wonder why I don't charge them more.

    It's easy to think "hey I've seen lots of sales pages offering tools that tell me I can hit Page 1 at the click of a button", but in reality most people struggle with this because it's not that simple and you need to understand what works and why or you'll get temporary results at best.

    If you're paying for results that make you less than you're spending then you should probably reconsider, if you're making more than you're spending then it's money for nothing - spend more.
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  • Profile picture of the author JB Jiles
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    Originally Posted by Level103 View Post

    Hi guys,

    Is £200 ($313) a lot to pay an SEO consultant per month? They are doing a good job on the rankings but I'm sure I could use some tools and do it for cheaper. They target 5 different URLs a month (same domain) with one keyword per URL.

    I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not? Or if I could do this for cheaper/better?

    Thanks!
    If you are putting blind trust in whomever you hire, it'll probably be a crap shoot as to whether the money will be worth it.

    For my purposes, to find someone to do exactly what I want done (based on research and experience) and not someone who presses buttons on software like SE Nuke, $300 is nothing compared to the results I'm going after.

    What's the point of going through the drudgery of SEO unless you're going to secure keywords that bring in tons of targeted and buyer traffic? That's how I look at it.

    I'd first learn how to rank your sites before outsourcing the tasks. It's good to know this. It can only help you. I would not pay for any kind of SEO work until I knew from experience that what I'm hiring out for is very likely to lead to the results I am after.

    But as St. Therese of Lisieux put it, "Everything is a grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love - difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens, her needs - everything, because through them, she learns humility, realizes her weakness. Everything is a grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events - to the heart that loves, all is well."
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    True depends on the return you are getting, in sales
    If you are getting 1000 dollars per month in sales even that might not justify it , it depends on what PROFIT those sales are generating for you

    If you are making more profit from the extra sales your SEO is generating than the SEO cost you, then I would say, yes that the SEO is worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    yes I agree with most. SEO is good, as long as you are with someone that knows what they are doing.

    That money could be spent on other things too, to get targeted traffic. Test to see waht traffic is converting for you small scale and then ramp that up, but if it is seo that is brining sales, then you should spend more there i guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordsofWorth
    Completely depends on whether you’re making a return on your investment. I know of an SEO company in the UK that won’t take on any clients for under £3,000 per month – equally I know of people offering SEO for £50 per month.


    I know which of the two is the better SEO, and which of the two would give a better return, and it isn’t the £50 per month offering.


    If you’re getting good rankings and a good return then you’re doing well. Thinking you can do it yourself with ‘a few tools’ is foolish though. I’ve seen so many website owners completely derail their own websites by attempting their own SEO, especially when they listen to advice they’ve picked up on forums
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  • Profile picture of the author krishacetravison
    It will come down to one results either. So I would rather go for cheap freelancer or small company. But spending that amount is not that expensive for a job well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author vuxuanhung
    If you make sure about this, do it on your own to reduce the cost
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    $300 a month is not a bad deal if you are getting decent results. If you want to do it yourself, first experiment with some other domain to make sure you can do it easily and on regular basis without giving up.
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  • Originally Posted by Level103 View Post

    Hi guys,

    Is £200 ($313) a lot to pay an SEO consultant per month? They are doing a good job on the rankings but I'm sure I could use some tools and do it for cheaper. They target 5 different URLs a month (same domain) with one keyword per URL.

    I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not? Or if I could do this for cheaper/better?

    Thanks!
    The bottom line is, are you making a profit? If you're paying $313 a month, but your sites are making you $2,000, then you're on to a winner so don't go messing up a good thing. If you're not making that kind of money, then it could be worth investigating other options.

    I read a story a while ago about a company that was paying $16,000 a month for their SEO. Needless to say, they were ranking for a super competitive keyword. Then the website owner decided he could do it on his own and got rid of the SEO company and within a few months his website had plummeted out of the top 10 pages.

    The key to the story, is what you are spending is all relative to what you are making.
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  • Profile picture of the author BudgetSEO
    Its not bad if they deliver results and you gain additional sales/income thru SERP gains.
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  • Profile picture of the author netPH
    A full SEO for £200/month is very reasonable if they're really good. Others charge way more than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaverickUK
    £200 for 5 URLS and one keyword per URL is great value for money, depending on how long it takes them to get the desired results. I'm currently doing some SEO for an online store, charging £150 per month for 1 keyword/1 URL - they make more money and i get something in the process
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