If you’ve ever tried to ask an SEO (search engine optimization) specialist how much it’ll cost to improve your search engine rankings, you probably got the frustrating, but honest answer: “it depends.” And the pricing they give can be all over the board, from $25 per hour to $10,000+ per month. No one can budget for an SEO project based on that kind of range. But drilling down to a reliable number isn’t difficult. Here’s how to determine how much an SEO specialist may cost for your next project.
Types of SEO services
Before hiring someone, it helps to know how you’d like to work with them. Here are some of the most common options:
Pay by the hour
THE GOOD: It’s easy to figure out costs when you hire someone for a set number of hours.
THE CAVEAT: SEO projects are a little like remodeling a house: you never