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OnTopLocal / ThePostPlace                                Other SEO Companies

$3000 setup / $500 monthly


$4300+ setup / $3100+ monthly


Total $3000 setup / $500 monthly
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Infographic: How Much Does SEO Cost?

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:00pm ET by 


How much does SEO cost? How much time do you have to discuss the various models and prices out there! However, a new survey sheds some light on the subject.

Over 500 people and companies who offer search engine optimization services were asked about how their models. Turns out, it’s most common to charge $100 to $150 per hour, in the US. But by-the-hour consulting is only one of four nearly co-equal ways of charging.

Also popular is project-based pricing, where the average price is between $2,500 to $5,000, in the US. That’s also the same average price for those who buy on a monthly retainer basis. Fixed prices on a contract basis is also a popular way that SEO is sold, but no averages were provided.

The survey was conducted by SEOmoz