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6:57 am on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey SEO's der
Well, I M SEO expert from baroda. I used to work with MNC's but i dint worked on any project.
Now i got my first project of life at age of 20 and m so happy about it ...
That is a hosting company from b'lore. I charged them Rs.12000 for top 10 rankings of google on keyword Web hosting in india (i know i can do it.. i did it befor also)
The problem is howw much shud we actually charge to client for top rankings for such keywords.
Secondly.. how shud we ask about payment? like i said half in advance half after 45 days...?
Plez help me..
thank you
9:08 am on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Something just doesn't sound right... Maybe it's just me, but in 5 years I have not seen much evidence of success concerning situations such as yours, thou the brags are many, I am afraid the truth speaks a darker story.

There is nothing wrong with being excited sir, but the last few years of my life have slowed me down considerably as I learned this Internet is not as easy as it looks.

I may advise taking your time and collecting on a results-based approach that pays a little money over the years, with the understanding that if it happens sooner, then more is due.

See, ranking in and of itself doesn't mean much. Anybody can have a number one ranking for a never-used search-term (or a seldom-used one), that's no trick to perform. The work involved needs to base its results on actual traffic, the number of visitors your customer's site receives in the end will speak far louder than any astonishing arithmetic concerning PR and keywords is concerned.

So you could, for example, ask for an initial down payment of 5 or 10 percent. Then, if within 30 days (or 60 or whatever), their site has gained noticeable traffic, you might consider sending the next request for money, say another 5 or 10 percent.

In this fashion, you have at least 10 months to do what you promise and a nice margin of error allows you close to 2 years to finish the project, should things not go as planned you can also opt out after the initial payment with only a minimal loss to the customer.

3:00 pm on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey TopSite,
Thanx very much for ya advice. Yea thats true alwys the traffic and business speaks. But i' use Wordtracker n overture to check which is popular keyword to top our site.
Secondly i dont get them top on very top keywords as they dont pay me very well.. (if i get paid $1000 for a site to promote i can get top rankings on all keywords) but for $300 i wont work as much as i wud d for $1000.. isnt that right?
Well once again thanx..