The cost of quality SEO services varies depending on the agency and the deliverables proposed. The majority of SEO campaigns from leading agencies in 2019 cost between $1,500-$10,000/month, with a 6-month contract being the typical agreement. A one-time project will typically run you anywhere between $5,000-$40,000. Hourly rates for SEO consultants range from $100-$400/hour.
If you’ve done a little homework, you’ve likely found that every agency provides you with different pricing structures.
Have you received proposals with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars per month to thousands per month and wondered, “why the drastic differences?”
It’s time to determine which price is right. There are hundreds of factors that go into SEO pricing; so it can be pretty difficult to compare what services you get. Especially now, in 2019.
The demand for search engine optimization is increasing at a higher rate than almost any other marketing services available.
To better understand how much you should pay for SEO, let’s take a step back and understand what services you will be receiving in a monthly campaign.
SEO services are no longer something you can receive for the low rates it was sold at just 3 years ago. And it’s no longer just about keywords.
SEO is becoming more complex and time-consuming of a job as Google’s algorithm evolves daily. It’s not the same game it used to be even just three years ago.
And complex, in this case, is a positive thing. When it’s clear your website is focused on great user experience, quick answers to questions, providing useful information and more – guess what? Your website will, in turn, be favored by Google’s algorithm.
Google wants to provide its own users with the best answer to their search queries. Because, well, that’s how they make money.
If your website provides what the searcher wants better than other websites, Google wins, and therefore; you win. At the end of the day, you want a website that ranks at or at least near the top of Google’s billions of pages for what you offer.