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Oct 5, 2017
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Hi everyone!

I wanted to share our new Local Search Industry Survey - out today! It covers pay, pricing, business practices, and positivity!

Some of the top findings:

  • The average SEO professional earned $61,711 in 2017
  • In 2017, the average SEO retainer was $1,670/month - with 57% of SEOs receiving under $1,000 per client per month
  • On average, a search professional tackles 7.7 different SEO and business tasks every week
  • Freelance and Agency SEOs bill their clients an average of $110 per hour

  • 59% of in-house SEOs told us their business spent over $1,000 per month on marketing
  • 47% of SEOs work over 41 hours per week
  • The SEO services that are most in-demand from clients: on-site SEO, web design and development, and GMB optimization
  • 28% of SEO professionals plan to look for a new job in 2018
  • 92% of SEOs feel optimistic that 2018 will be a positive year for SEO

I hope you find the report interesting!

Happy holidays :D


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