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SEO pricing in 2019

The fees for comprehensive SEO services vary based on client requirements and scope of identified tasks. Depending on industry, visibility and aimed results clients should plan with a monthly SEO budget of HK$10,0000.00 – HK$25,000.00. A one-time project might range from HK$20,000.00-HK$200,000.00 while an hourly rate for expert SEO consultancy should cost somewhere between HK$750.00-HK$1,500.00

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How much should I invest in SEO?

If you want to increase your website traffic and receive more qualified leads & conversions, search engine optimisation (SEO) should play an integral part in your digital marketing plan. When it comes to choosing an SEO agency or expert consultant you’ll first want to know how much it would cost and how long it would take to see tangible results.

On this page, we’ll break down the average cost of SEO services in 2019 and list out all connected tasks which might be required to optimise your website.

UPtimiser SEO Pricing Plans

At UPtimiser, we offer fully customizable SEO plans for all sizes & types of businesses, packaged up in 3 tiers to fit your business needs and budget.

In addition to all our SEO services, clients receive on-going keyword ranking and CTR organic click reports to provide a transparent overview of performance progression.

To get an idea of how much you should expect to invest for SEO services, check out the table below.

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SEO PRICING OPTIONSDetailed overview of all our plansNeed more information? SEO STARTER HKD $5,000.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started SEO PRO HKD $10,000.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started VISIBILITY BOOST HKD $15,000.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started MARKET LEADER HKD $25,000.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started
Strategy
Business Objective Definition
SEO KPI Definition
Buyer Persona Definition
Content Strategy
Conversion & Engagement Strategy
Outreach Strategy (Local and/or Enterprise)
Online PR Strategy
Analytics
Google Analytics Setup
Google Analytics Performance Analysis
Custom Dashboard Setup
Custom Monthly Reporting
Conversion Tracking
Visitor Segmentation by Engagement
Technical
Technical Setup & Performance Audit
Sitemap & Robots.txt Setup
Website Migration Assistance
Search Console Setup & Monitoring
Page Load Speed Optimization
Image Optimization
Link Redirect Audit
Broken Links Analysis
Web Page Freshness Updates
Indexation & Crawling Updates
Duplicate Content Analysis
Website Usability Analysis
Sitemap Refresh
Keywords
Keyword Research and Selection
Predictive Keyword Analysis
Keyword On-going Tracking
Keyword Rank Checker Access
Monitor Competitor Keyword Rankings
On-Page
Information Architecture Audit
URL Recommendations
Meta Tags (Title & Meta Descriptions)
Heading Tags
Image Alt Tags
Internal Linking Analysis & Setup
Schema Mark-ups
Keyword Density Check
Canonicalization Analysis
Duplicate Content Analysis
Custom 404 Error Page Setup
Content
Existing Web Content Analysis
On-going Content Recommendations
Competitor Content Monitoring
Backlinks
Initial Link Analysis & Disavow
On-going Outreach Database Gathering
Content Analysis For Link Baiting
Link Reclamation
Monitor Competitor Link Activities
Mobile
Mobile Audit
Mobile Site Optimization
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Google My Business & Local SEO
Google My Business Setup & Optimization
Local Search Optimization
Citation & Directory Outreach
CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation)
Website Conversion Analysis
Data Gathering (Company, Customers, Website)
Hypothesis Testing
Wireframe Designing
Experiment Implementation
Measurement & Revision
SXO (Search Experience Optimisation)
Site Search Experience Analysis
Reporting
Monthly ROI, Traffic & Goal Reporting
On-going Keyword Progression Report
Competitive Market Share Reporting
On-going Competitor Opportunity Reports
Training
SEO 101
SEO For Content
SEO For PR
SXO (Search Experience Optimization) 101
Fees
Initial SEO Campaign Investment (First Month) HKD $4,500.00 HKD $6,650.00 HKD $11,730.00 HKD $9,385.00
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SEO PRICING OPTIONSDetailed overview of all our plansNeed more information? SEO STARTER USD $640.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started SEO PRO USD $1,280.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started VISIBILITY BOOST USD $1,920.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started MARKET LEADER USD $3,201.00 per monthafter initial set-up investmentGet Started
Strategy
Business Objective Definition
SEO KPI Definition
Buyer Persona Definition
Content Strategy
Conversion & Engagement Strategy
Outreach Strategy (Local and/or Enterprise)
Online PR Strategy
Analytic
Google Analytics Setup
Google Analytics Performance Analysis
Custom Dashboard Setup
Custom Monthly Reporting
Conversion Tracking
Visitor Segmentation by Engagement
Technical
Technical Setup & Performance Audit
Sitemap & Robots.txt Setup
Website Migration Assistance
Search Console Setup & Monitoring
Page Load Speed Optimization
Image Optimization
Link Redirect Audit
Broken Links Analysis
Web Page Freshness Updates
Indexation & Crawling Updates
Duplicate Content Analysis
Website Usability Analysis
Sitemap Refresh
Keywords
Keyword Research and Selection
Predictive Keyword Analysis
Keyword On-going Tracking
Keyword Rank Checker Access
Monitor Competitor Keyword Rankings
On-Page
Information Architecture Audit
URL Recommendations
Meta Tags (Title & Meta Descriptions)
Heading Tags
Image Alt Tags
Internal Linking Analysis & Setup
Schema Mark-ups
Keyword Density Check
Canonicalization Analysis
Duplicate Content Analysis
Custom 404 Error Page Setup
Content
Existing Web Content Analysis
On-going Content Recommendations
Competitor Content Monitoring
Backlinks
Initial Link Analysis & Disavow
On-going Outreach Database Gathering
Content Analysis For Link Baiting
Link Reclamation
Monitor Competitor Link Activities
Mobile
Mobile Audit
Mobile Site Optimization
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Google My Business & Local SEO
Google My Business Setup & Optimization
Local Search Optimization
Citation & Directory Outreach
CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation)
Website Conversion Analysis
Data Gathering (Company, Customers, Website)
Hypothesis Testing
Wireframe Designing
Experiment Implementation
Measurement & Revision
SXO (Search Experience Optimisation)
Site Search Experience Analysis
Reporting
Monthly ROI, Traffic & Goal Reporting
On-going Keyword Progression Report
Competitive Market Share Reporting
On-going Competitor Opportunity Reports
Training
SEO 101
SEO For Content
SEO For PR
SXO (Search Experience Optimization) 101
Fees
Initial SEO Campaign Investment (First Month) USD $575.00 USD $850.00 USD $1,500.00 USD $1,200.00
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In addition to above SEO plans, we also offer ad-hoc performance reporting options, so you’ll have access to your data whenever requested. Ad-hoc performance reports include strategy recommendations, and check-in calls (upon request).

No matter what SEO plan you go for, we’ll always keep you updated about your project’s performance progression. In case you require a that level of flexibility you can always request an Ad-hoc performance report.

At UPtimiser we believe in a data-led SEO approach hence understanding Googles algorithm implications sits at the forefront of all our strategic planning. We have created above chart to provide clients with a simple overview of core optimisation requirements.

And How Long Does It Takes To See SEO Results?

There a lot of different variables that play into how quickly you can see results once you have started doing SEO. Benchmark organic search traffic, content, web design&UX, domain age & authority, number & quality of referring domains, ranking & direct competition as well as your target market all need to be taken into consideration to determine how quickly you can see performance improvements.

Once you start optimising your website it will usually take some time before any meaningful ranking improvements are achieved. Once Google has crawled and indexed all fresh content updates it will usually take at least 3-4 weeks for less competitive keywords to show some positive movements and another 3-4 month for more competitive ones.

Obviously there are a lot of different variables but usually we will see the first significant organic search ranking improvements around month 6 and on wards. The benefits of SEO compounds over time so setting up the right foundation in the initial stage will help your website to deliver maximum results in the foreseeable future.

SEO Pricing Guidelines

Hourly Rate

HKD$1,200.00

Project-Based

HKD$7,850 to HKD$156,800

Results-Based

Keyword dependant!

Monthly Retainer

HKD$5,000 to HKD$25,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shouldn’t SEO be free?

Organic search listings are free but to get to the top of Google requires labour-intensive and on-going optimisation efforts. If you want to achieve any meaningful organic ranking results a monthly SEO budget is advisable.

How much does SEO cost per month?

SEO investments vary based on several factors. First it really depends on the state of your website and your benchmark organic ranking performance. A new website with little online visibility who is operating in a very competitive industry will need to make bigger initial and monthly investments as a more established website which is already ranking for several relevant high volume keywords. Also commissioning an SEO agency vs working with SEO freelancer can impact cost. It is important to compare rates and scope as well as understand projected ranking and traffic growth.

What is an SEO Site audit and do I need one?

An SEO site audit is an initial benchmark performance report that comprises off several key components such as technical, keyword ranking & visibility, on-site, content and off-site performance to assess a websites initial situation versus direct and ranking competitors. The SEO audit serves as an initial blueprint and guideline for goal setting and customized activity planning.

How long does an SEO site audit take to be completed?

Depending on website size and industry an initial SEO audit will take at least a couple of days. For an in-depth site analysis including competitive landscape it could take two weeks or more.

How much do SEO freelancers charge?

It depends on the expertise of the respective SEO freelancer. As freelancers usually work on an hourly rate model they might not necessarily be cheaper then working with an agency on an on-going bases. If a freelancer provides very cheap rates it is probably a sign that he either doesn’t what he is doing or uses shady black hat SEO tactics which can ultimately do more harm to your website.

What’s the different between SEO & SEM?

Search Engine Marketing or SEM is an overarching term that includes different search marketing tactics such as Google Ads and SEO. Both disciplines help businesses by promoting websites and pushing them to the top of search engine listings to deliver increased visibility and subsequently increase traffic and leads.

Are there any SEO pricing guidelines?

There are 4 ways to contract us for SEO services, refer to the section above to understand and compare the different SEO pricing models.

How much is a SEO site audit?

Some agencies offer them for free but you should be wary of these offers as a full site analysis including all mentioned components takes up to two weeks (depending on size of website and industry) for one SEO professional to complete.

Do I really need an SEO site audit?

As stated an SEO site audit is really the first step before any SEO work should commence. Without conducting an initial audit your SEO strategy might be at risk or targeting the wrong areas of optimisation

What SEO components do your prices include?

At UPtimiser we tailor our monthly plans based on client requirements and current state of website and online visibility. Beginning of each month we will advise on recommended steps and will use monthly retainer hours to complete.

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