Our typical is $5,500. That's a total price, not a recurring amount. We openly disclose our true fees, unlike most SEO companies that either don't show theirs, or display deceptively arbitrary selections of monthly and annual payments with so-called "discounted" prices that might appear to be much less expensive, but actually cost far more.
We provide a complimentary in-depth phone consultation and analysis of your website and other aspects of your online presence, with absolutely no obligation and no sales pitch.
We also offer payment options and flexibility to help accommodate you and your budget, so please feel free to openly discuss pricing with us.
Some of the services we offer include:
Create effective title tags
Create good meta description tags
Create proper JSON-LD code
Create accurate alt image text
Perform content writing and editing
Perform image compression
Create appropriate outbound links
Create and improve local business citations
Improve content and perform SEO for your Google My Business listing and your Yelp business listing
Build strong backlinks
Google Ads PPC
Set up campaigns, ad groups, keywords, targeting, scheduling, and all other parameters and variables
Consistently monitor and improve ad performance
Most SEO companies rely heavily on two pricing practices that we consider inappropriate:
(1) bait-and-switch tactics, and (2) ongoing payments:
(1) Typical Bait-and-Switch:
This is a common example of an SEO company displaying an assortment of enticingly low prices on their website and in their advertising, intended only to lure you in. As you communicate with them, an inviting $200 becomes $500 to $1,000 or more per month, depending on whether you choose their "Beginner", "Standard", or "Deluxe" SEO plan.
You're nothing more to them than what's referred to as a "hot lead" (i.e., someone deemed ready to make a purchase). Their job is to reel you in and close the sale, even if it's for their least expensive SEO plan, with every intent of subsequently getting more from you. Here's how:
As your rankings and your business don't perform quite as well as you might reasonably expect for the money you're paying, you have further communications with the SEO company to discuss your concerns, and they convince you that what you really need is one of their higher-level (read: "more expensive") SEO plans. They're able to talk you into spending the additional money because they're counting on you to trust and believe them, and perhaps to be feeling a bit desperate.
And the example above doesn't stop there. It adds another of the most common bait-and-switch ploys in the SEO playbook: the notion that SEO is all about keywords (as in "the more keywords, the better"). If you encounter any SEO company using this tactic, ask them to explain exactly how and where all those additional keywords are utilized to improve your SEO. And be prepared for an answer that makes no sense.
(2) Ongoing Payments:
Most SEO companies have fees that continue every month and every year, indefinitely. Why? Because most SEO companies want you to believe SEO always requires the same amount of effort on their part and the same investment on your part to keep it running optimally. Which is simply untrue.
In fact, the majority of SEO is typically performed in the first several months or so, depending on the size and complexity of your site, other aspects of your online presence, and the specific elements of SEO being implemented. Subsequently, it just requires occasional routine maintenance, primarily in the form of adding some fresh content, and ─ optionally ─ building high-quality backlinks or improving the performance of your Google Ads.
Yet most SEO companies have you paying the same amount regularly, with the explanation that it's necessary to maintain and improve your rankings. And their rationale simply couldn't be further from the truth.