Every one has questions and all SEO companies work differently. What we have listed below are some of the more common and reason questions we have been asked. If your question is not listed then please email or telephone 020 8405 6418 and we will do our best to help.
- Do you charge for adding content eg pictures and turn around time?
- What does the ?xyz pcm retainer include? VAT inc?
- Do I control my website? If so, how?
- How long would it take for Google increase my ranking?
- Should websites include prices or is it best for them to make contact?
- My objective is for half of the visits to the website to be converted to good quality calls or emails.
- Do you guarantee results?
A: Retainers allow Benedict to plan in advance the scope of work we are attempting an allow for quarterly strategies. A retainer is actually an amount of pre paid time that a client has. Hours are charged at ?8o. A hour may involved two specialists for example with simple link building or for content creation and adding to a CMS system. For more expert work like strategy and analysis the hour would pay for a single consultant.
Below is extract taken from a standard proposal for a company at ?800 pcm)
Content: 6 hours content writing looking to complete 3 vertical sections or 2000 words each sent to client to proof and alter. After content sign off content is passed to a designer to add to core site. Web design / SEO: 3 hours web design to add content to the site, build the necessary pages and link the content. Optimise the site correctly. 4 hours link building to ensure that both links appear in Google webmaster tools for home page / key vertical pages / section pages. 1 hours reporting and analysis of statistics and Google metrics. Written report outlining what has been achieved, what work has been implemented and what work is planned
Do I control my website? If so, how?
All sites remain the ownership of the client. All content and images added to the site remain their exclusive intellectual property. Sites can be CMS controlled, ie Wordpress, which Benedict could access although root access or overall control remains the clients.
How long would it take for Google increase my ranking?
With a new site three months plus, there is no quick win. With more established websites it can be a matter of a few weeks. Sites affected by Google updates can take up to six months to regain previous position.
Should websites include prices or is it best for them to make contact?
Prices as much as possible, the internet is a silent media
My objective is for half of the visits to the website to be converted to good quality calls or emails.
This is a little optimistic as most conversion rates sit between 2 and 8%
Do you guarantee results?
Yes and no. We guarantee that we will create the very best of websites for your company. We guarantee that all processes we use are both ethical and white hat. We guarantee that our content, design and development are both professional and correct. But we do not own Google.
We cannot guarantee that Google will receive and process the data in your website in such a way that it will rank #1 for a keyword or phrase. In the same way that a solicitor cannot guarantee that a jury will see your side of an argument. It would be unethical and unprofessional and companies that guarantee XYZ, only serve to waste client's money and give the industry a bad name.