My Satisfaction Guarantee (at the bottom of this page) applies to all services, including all telephone consultations, on site SEO training, and monthly SEO consulting programs.
The details below are pretty specific, but feel free to phone if any are not clear. If you’d like a specific project quote, please fill out this form so I can get a better idea of your needs before we speak.
Please note that we are continuing to separate PPC Management fees from other services.
Monthly Fees for SEO Consulting / Services:
- $7,500 min*. over 90 days for web based businesses, or multi-location local
- $3,750 min* over 90 days for single address local business.
- Ongoing charges scale based on your total number of monthly page views.
- There’s no long term agreement, and just a three month minimum
- Money back guarantee for each 30 day period
Monthly pricing scale:
- Less than 5k page views? Call to discuss
- 5,000 to 50,000 page views – $1,000 monthly
- 50,000 to 500,000 page views - $1,500 monthly
- 500,000 to 2 million page views – $2,000 monthly
- 2 million to 5 million page views – $3,000 monthly
- 5 million to 10 million page views – $5,000 monthly
- 10 million monthly page views & up – Call to discuss
On Site consulting Rates:
I am happy to come talk to your group, and for speaking engagements there’s usually no charge if it’s local in Portland.
I support and attend local internet marketing and community events, and will speak at lunches and meetings for local industry, business, and trade groups at no charge here in Portland. I speak at and attend multiple industry conferences, so please inquire here.
Hourly Consulting Rates:
Your company may need hourly consulting, like for a site redesign, strategic planning, competitive research reports, backlink audits, etc. for “in person” meetings, or consultations to be conducted by telephone or screensharing.
- $400 per hour is the current fee for new clients
- A one hour min can be paid in advance
- 100% money back guarantee
On Site training and consulting:
- Air travel & lodging expenses paid 100%
- $1500 fee for one 12 hour day
- $750 per additional 12 hour day
- Meals and travel time is not charged
- Speaking fees for industry specific events are often waived
Your needs are unique. You may be a new business owner who doesn’t even have a Google account, and you may be a seasoned web marketer seeing “unnatural links” warning emails in Webmaster Tools, etc. Our initial phone calls will determine your needs. .
As a rule, by the end of the first 90 days, you should have most of this:
- Full site analysis to identify and remove your site’s technical SEO debt.
- An established conversion process and Google Analytics goals.
- Claiming of your Google, Yahoo and Bing listings for your local business
- 35 hand edited local citations in the first 90 days
- Monthly increase of citations ongoing
- A client dashboard login with access to everything in one place
Over our initial ”discovery period” we’ll do a thorough analysis of stats, and we’ll get to know you and your business better to develop keyword research, which will identify areas of opportunity.
Available through our dashboards:
- Weekly Search Engine Ranking Report on up to 100 phrases
- Detailed backlink analysis in our dashboard (Majestic SEO & Open Site Explorer)
- Competition analysis of your top 10 competitors
- Backlink analysis of your top 10 competitors
- Actionable recommendations
- PPC account history analysis & review (but not ongoing management)
If you do not have your OWN access to these Google services, they will be set up for you:
- Google Analytics – to monitor traffic
- Google Webmaster Tools – to maintain performance
- Google Places – to claim your local business (es)
- Yahoo & Bing business accounts
- SERP Ranking reports for daily, weekly or monthly ranking trends
- Majestic SEO - to monitor backlink growth
At the end of the first 45 days, you’ll know how to use all of the above, and you’ll understand it in as much detail as you care to.
Each month when reports are delivered, they are accompanied by a “screencast” video presentation, usually under 15 minutes long, then any questions can be clarified by e-mail and telephone. 100% transparent accountability.
After the initial setup, this is our usual ongoing process -
Daily as needed:
- I work to meet your goals and needs however your needs dictate. Every industry is different. All of my clients have my cell phone number, and your needs vary wildly. Do I need to be on a conference call with your marketing manager and the head of IT, or do you need help seeing your own site stats on your iPhone. How can I help?
- If you involve me and communicate with me, I can provide experience based feedback on almost any aspect of the internet whatsoever.
- I, (Scott Hendison) will be your only “account manager” and all consulting clients may have my personal cell number. I will communicate directly with you or your staff members to answer any and all questions that can’t wait for email.
- Your participation and ongoing communication is the key to your ongoing satisfaction.
- We examine your website statistics and Google Webmaster Tools account to keep the site error free and growing.
- Search ranking reports are emailed weekly, and accessible directly though your Search Commander, Inc. control panel.
- Weekly scheduled phone calls during startup and launch phases are fantastic, and should really continue. Picking up the phone and calling me as you’re thinking of it on the drive home too though is fine. I’m your consultant so I’m on your staff!
- If you’re not happy, I’m not happy – Please participate in the process. Many people hire an SEO company and expect to have rankings rise magically.
- Look at your website and decide how to make it better, to take advantage of the visitors we do have.
- We review your progress, analyze visitor stats, your conversion rates, your backlinking activity and review visitor behavior on your site.
- We put all this into a monthly spreadsheet, and then I personally prepare your staff a Camtasia screencast video, giving you and your team executive level feedback on the reports, providing additional details where needed. This prevents you from becoming buried in data and meaningless reports, and we can then cut straight to the good stuff by phone.
- Monthly scheduled telephone calls are optional but strongly recommended.
- All too often the EXACT same advice and problems come up month after month, due to IT departments, web designers, marketing teams, and executives being slow. When this happens, I’ll be the bad guy, following up with your staff to endure that necessary work is done.
Content Development and Linkbuilding Post-Penguin
- In the past, our linkbuilding and content tactics have been quite diversified and have included a vast array of resources. Over the years, we’ve used everything from simple directories, to blogs, forums, Web 2.0 properties, private blog networks, third party services, article directories, and lots more. Those days are pretty much gone now.
- Google changed dramatically on April 24, 2012 and although I no longer participate in anchor text link manipulation, I we didnt really stop until late 2011, and three of my personal sites began to decline.
- I’ve never had a client banned and as of Mid 2013, only two clients that I know of have ever received “Unnatural Link Warning” in Google Webmaster Tools.
- You cannot solve your content development and monthly linkbuilding problem artificially any more. Specific strategies cannot be shared until after we speak by phone, buy you or your company have to be passionate drivers of content.
- I strongly recommend these legitimate alternatives to buying links because it works.
What is NOT included for the monthly fee?
- Graphic art
- Copywriting and content creation
- PPC Management (unless specified)
Most businesses prefer to use their own programmers, web designers, and in-house staff, but in many cases, they may not have staff available. If any of these services are needed, we can help get this done.
If at any time you don’t feel like the advice, knowledge, and results that obtained from our engagement is well worth the money you’re spending, then we simply stop with no hard feelings, and I will refund you 100% of the previous month’s consulting fees upon request.
If you ever feel that I’ve taken too long for a task, or something is not completed to your satisfaction, just say so, and a portion, or all of your previous monthly fee will be returned.
I value your business, but I also value my reputation and your future referrals.
I have not yet been asked to ever refund a single dollar, (although I HAVE offered it myself on occasion!
Still reading? Really? Well if you’re ready to proceed, and spend the money now, then please use the pricing references above to follow the appropriate link.
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* Lets face it, for some industries the competition is pretty fierce, especially in local search. You want to rank for “plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills” ? Sorry, your industry may be more expensive than these minimums, or it might even be impossible. We can’t work miracles… those days are gone.