How to Build an SEO Strategy

- How Much Does SEO Cost?

It’s hard to know how much you should spend on SEO and what you’re getting for your money. 

A lot of companies offer SEO services, but the quality and price can vary.

It can be hard to figure out what you’re actually paying for and whether or not you’re getting a good deal.

We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the different factors that go into SEO pricing so that you can make an informed decision about where to invest your marketing dollars.

Why Does SEO Cost So Much?

To succeed in today’s competitive market, you need an edge. 

This is where SEO comes into play and can help turn your company into a leader.

Most searches don’t go past the first page of google or even just the first few results, so it is important that prospects can find you high on search engine results pages (SERPs). 

And this is where the problem lies – everyone is vying for the same place on Google search results. 

It is not an easy task and it takes a lot of time, energy, money and a specialised skillset. 

I’m sure you might ask why are some charging $100 per month and others $10,000 per month? 

There are various factors that go into the pricing from SEO agencies, which we will discuss below.

Factors That Go Into the Cost of SEO

A company might decide to work with an SEO agency to help them get their website ranking higher on search engine results pages (SERPs).

The location of the agency

For example, the price that an SEO agency charges are more likely to be higher in a country like The United States than in India.

This is because the cost of living is more expensive in The United States than in India.

Sometimes you might find a company in, say, The United States that outsources to India. 

The Business Type 

SEO is more expensive for commerce than it is for local businesses. This is because the strategies vary as well as the expertise.

The Agencies Experience 

The price of an SEO agency may vary depending on its level of expertise. For example, how many years they have been in business and the results they have proven to provide.

For example, an SEO agency’s knowledge in the e-commerce space can help them emulate and implement those strategies for another e-commerce business. 

Agencies price all over the place, so a higher price doesn’t always mean better SEO. People just have to do their due diligence on the agency.

Hiring an SEO agency that doesn’t know what they are doing can actually hurt your business’s SEO. 

That is because if an agency does black hat SEO which is SEO that goes against search engine guidelines the business’s domain can get penalised.

And if Google penalises your domain, it can take a long time to recover and get your reputation back.

So it’s important to hire a trusted agency. 

This can be done by making sure that they create great content, communicate with you well and work to build high-quality links for your business.

The Client’s Experience

What we mean here is that a new business is going to need a lot more help setting up its SEO than an established one. 

A business that is just starting out is going to have low domain authority. They might need Google search console and analytics setup as well as content creation from scratch. 

What are The SEO Pricing Models?

There are typically three pricing models that are used: per hour, per month, or per project. 

1. Per Hour

This is when a client is charged ‘per hour’ of work done. 

This is a more uncommon pricing structure as agencies often prefer to work with clients over an extended period. 

However, this pricing structure could be used for contractors and freelancers. 

This means that the cost of SEO services could vary month to month based on your goals and objectives outlined. 

The price per hour could range from $50 – $250. 

If you want a more long term focused approach to SEO, it’s more beneficial to work with an agency on a monthly basis. And if you are looking for some simple SEO fixes, then per hour makes more sense. 

However, SEO is not a short term solution; it can take months, if not a year, to see results. But once you see them, your chance of getting more traffic and sales becomes greater.

2. Per Month

This is when a client is charged ‘per month’ for SEO services.

This is the most common pricing structure as you can maintain a monthly client base on retainer. 

Each month the client is charged the same amount. The types of SEO services done are likely to be customised to your business’s goals and objectives as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach. But it will depend on the agency. 

The price per month could range from $500 -$10,000.

3. Per Project

This is when a client charges ‘per project’ for SEO services.

This structure is a bit more customisable than the monthly one and varies greatly depending on the needs of the company. 

The price per project could range from $1000 to $1,000,000.

As you can see, each model has its advantages and disadvantages. 

Now that you know what you could expect as a price range for each model, it can help you understand which one is best suited to your current and future needs.

What’s Included in a Package?

This is likely to vary from agency to agency and the business’s goals and objectives. 

We’ve included a few common things that are included in SEO packages below: 

  • SEO Audit
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Business Profile
  • Competitive Analysis
  • ON-Page SEO
  • Off-Page SEO
  • Keyword Research
  • Content Creation
  • Link Building 
  • Reports

So, how much should you spend on SEO? 

The answer to that question depends on a lot of different factors, including your website’s size and competition, the services you need, and your own budget. 

But with a little bit of research, you should be able to find an affordable and reliable SEO service that delivers good results. 

Have you tried out any SEO services yet? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below.

We understand that finding the right SEO agency can be tough. That’s why we offer a free consultation so that you can find out how our services can help your business grow. Contact us today for more information about our pricing and services!

Now that you know how much SEO costs, you can proceed to the next section of the KAMG SEO Content Hub and learn how to get help with SEO.

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Amy Rendel


AMY RENDEL is a marketing consultant from South Africa currently residing in Israel. She has a B.Com in marketing and has worked with companies in South Africa, Israel, the UK, and the US. She spends her days writing blogs, website content and social media posts.

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Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 08, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Kas Andz Marketing Group, International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: United Kingdom

  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • Service refers to the Website.

  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Website refers to Kas Andz Marketing Group, accessible from kasandz.

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read “Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?” available at flash player.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. Learn more about cookies on the Free Privacy Policy website article.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

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    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

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