The most common hourly cost of SEO consultancy is $76-$200, according to a new survey by SEOmoz.

However, cost-per-project is the most common pricing model and is offered by 70% of the agencies and consultancies surveyed.

A monthly retainer was the second most common cost model offered (60%), followed by hourly rates at 55%.

The data compares responses across six countries and regions, and though it is based on a simple set of questions on SurveyMonkey and relatively small sample sizes, it provides a benchmark of SEO costs and pricing models.

The survey also asked respondents for information about their business and client base. The data shows that a majority of respondents had fewer than 25 clients and had been in business for up to four years.

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