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Maintainig a Website Position

How much do you charge?

     
2:25 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi another question popped into my mind but has 'nothing' to do with previous thread. Might be a 'naive' question but any input would be benefical.

approx how much do you charge for maintaining a website position into SERP?

Are you charging according to page ranking (ie. £xxx to maintain page1, £xx page2-5, £x below?), or static fee.
Also what do you include in that fee? Just position maintaining? or backlink hunting, code tweaking etc...

Thanks again, your help is much appreciated.

Leo

ps. if you don't want to answer on the forum on this you can sticky me with some price bracket.

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I won't give any exact numbers, but I use a "tune-up" model. As soon as their rankings have slipped enough, they can opt to re-contract me to give their site another one-over. I usually only charge about 15% of my original price to do this.
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In the past we used to charge around 20% of the original contract per month to maintain the listings we had achieved. A lot of it should depend on how much work will need to be done. I had some contracts that kept their listings for a few years with very little additional work needed and others needed much more TLC.
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le_gber, are you doing only the SEO for the sites, or is it a combination of SEO and design both?
8:29 am on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use a "tune-up" model

Not bad idea - will have a thought about it.

I had some contracts that kept their listings for a few years with very little additional work needed

The companies I'm use to work with/for are not selling anything (they're not big ecommerce site) therefore I think that the 'battle' with competitors will be a lot less fierce.

are you doing only the SEO for the sites, or is it a combination of SEO and design both

Originally I am a web developer, who because of, no no no, I should say THANKS TO my girfriend had to leave my job to relocate. I then decided to set up my own company because the company I used to work for was making big bucks on my back, so now I am a web developer-designer-SEOer-webMarketer-hosting-er etc etc ... as I said I can do all that because the companies I'm working with are small to medium size ones and they compete in a kind of laid back environment. So what I'm doing when approaching them is trying to offer design/redesign first, if they're happy with what they've got, I then talk about SEO. If I happen to visit them and send them a quote, I'll customize it and put redesign without SEO (and/or vise versa) AND redesign with SEO so they can see and choose.

Leo