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    Post BrightLocal's Local Search Industry Survey 2017 - Out now!

    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

    Rosie

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    Re: BrightLocal's Local Search Industry Survey 2017 - Out now!

    Hi all,

    To follow on from this, we've now released a blog looking into how life differs for freelancers and in-agency local SEOs - looking into pay, how much they bill clients, how many hours they work, how many clients they have, and the services they provide.

    SEO Agencies vs Freelancers: Comparison of Income, Hours Worked, and More - BrightLocal

    Hope it's useful!

    Rosie

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