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How to Hire an SEO Agency, and How Much to Pay Them

How to Hire an SEO Expert, and What to Expect to Pay

Considered hiring an Internet marketing company? Maybe an SEO provider? This workshop is for you. Tim will help you answer

  • Is Search marketing right for your business, and if so, which version. SEO? PPC? A mix? What other forms of Internet (or offline) marketing might work as well, or better. What services should your provider offer, even if you may not need them immediately.
  • How to hire the best Search marketer, for the lowest cost. How to separate the reliable providers from the snake oil salesmen. Is a freelance contractor better than an agency? Whether to hire an overseas provider versus an American versus a Seattle-based firm.
  • What does good Search marketing cost. What are the variables that affect the price, and is it better to pay a flat fee versus hourly.
  • How to verify results and ensure you are receiving a positive ROI for your marketing budget


Tim Schmitt leads the internet marketing team for Explore Consulting, helping their clients gain qualified visitors to their website and convert into sales.  Tim is the webmaster for, and tweets from @lethalwit.




Explore Consulting, 10900 NE 8th Street, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA  98004.  There is a parking garage next door.

Drinks and food will be provided by Explore Consulting.




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  • Bob B.

    I did not stay for the entire session, so, not sure what the finish was like, so I was disappointed that the meeting started finally @ 6:45 and I left @ 7:30 and heard nothing to do with cost after 1.5 hours.

    November 13, 2013

    • Bob B.

      Thanks Jason for the follow up, you and all are really helpful in this collective group. Much appreciated.

      November 13, 2013

  • Ali

    I was an awesome meeting. Great information, plenty of time to ask any question related to SEO both technical and none technical.
    Thank you.

    November 13, 2013

  • Tim W.

    Great presentation for anyone that manages a website and a plethora of metrics on how to hire to hire and evaluate an SEO vendor.

    November 13, 2013

  • Henry P.


    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great SSN presentation with more useful information. Very helpful, thank you Tim!

    November 12, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    There are so many moving parts to great SEO. I know there are not a lot of standardized certifications for those who work on the web, but I feel like there should be mandatory continuing ed classes for sure! Tim did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. I came away with some useful information and I appreciated Tim's willingness to share his insights.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Suby

    Looking forward to learning more about SEO and finding a good fit.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Skyler J.

    Can't wait to learn SEO

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Looking forward to this chat... is always in need of a great Seattle SEO expert. See you all there!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Carl L.

    Digital Marketing Depot just released a white paper on this topic, for Enterprise Companies:

    September 13, 2013

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