The SEO Proposal Template that Wins 80% of Clients

a winning seo proposal

Some of you might be in a hurry and hence may not want to read through this entire post. If you want direct access to the “SEO Proposal Template That Wins You 80% of Your Clients”get the free download from here. However, I suggest that you go through the article as it’s loaded with important insights, suggestions, and tips to maximize the impact of your SEO Proposal.

How often has it happened that you’ve spent hours working on an SEO proposal for a new prospective client, only for it to result in a no deal?

It can be frustrating and hard to take the time to come up with a customized SEO proposal for each client and then for it to not get the desired response. You ideally would want your SEO proposal to have a high close rate!

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ensure your SEO proposal gets the treatment it deserves.

In this blog, I’m going to show you how to pitch your SEO services better so that you get a higher conversion rate

Additionally, I’ll be including a sample SEO proposal template you may use as an inspiration while preparing your own winning SEO proposal.

Step 1: Pitch Better

If you do a Google Search for the perfect “SEO agency pitch” or “SEO proposal templates for clients“, you get over 3 million search results all claiming to have the magic formula for the ‘perfect pitch’. Being an ex-agency man myself, I can tell you that there’s no such thing. Successful pitches are done by agencies that don’t do one thing extraordinarily well, they do 10 things better than the competition. Here’s what I recommend.

To start with, here’s what a pitch typically looks like from both parties p.o.v.

SEO Agency Pitch

Even a fresh-faced intern can see the difference. I’ve seen agencies put in tremendous effort in developing the pitch. Collecting every scrap of information possible and spending agonizing hours on revision after revision only to lose the pitch in the end. So what’s going wrong? Is data not important?

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Lost Google Search Rankings? Use Rank Drop Quadrant Analysis

Google Search Ranking Drop Quadrant

“Sean, I can’t find my site ranking anymore in the Top 10 in Google for ‘florida luxury homes’. What happened to my search rankings suddenly? Why have my Google rankings fallen so dramatically!”

“Why has traffic to my site suddenly dropped? I can’t find my site anywhere on Google?! What’s happening?”

Ask anyone who’s worked in the field of SEO for more than a couple of years and it’s more likely than not that he/she would’ve got an email like this from a client. You could find yourself in the same boat at any time and you want to be best prepared for it!

The world of SEO is complex and always subject to change. Nowadays, it’s become a fine art and requires a balance of both technical and creative strategies.

Google updates its search algorithm multiple times in a year with possible incremental changes happening every day. As an example, way back in February 2012, they made 40 updates to their algorithm within a single month.

Here’s an infographic on the 9 Major Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Webmaster Must Know.

So, you see, there’s a lot of scope for change, and as such, it stands to reason that there are always random fluctuations in the SERPs. It happens all the time: one day your rankings are sky-high, and a few days later, you drop a dozen or so positions and your revenue starts to plummet.

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Top 30 Pages for Marketers to Follow & Learn in Facebook

In this post, we have listed 30 top performing brands, celebrities pages, media pages, sports teams, entertainment pages and checked-in places on Facebook for every marketer to follow and learn. Each of these pages have something unique that has attracted millions of loyal fans from around the globe. Not only that, these pages have also attracted world wide media attention. That’s quite a big feat considering there’re hundreds and thousands of Facebook pages popping up on a daily basis.

The Top Brands on Facebook

Today, every brand out there has a different way to approach Facebook. Some of the guys have become masters while some are still learning the tricks of the trade. But, there’re so many ways to make your Facebook business page memorable and engaging with your target audience. Let’s take a look at some of the best performing brand pages on Facebook.

Top 5 Brands on Facebook in the Last 30 Days (1st Dec, 2016 – 31st Dec, 2016)

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Just discovered how my top competitor is getting links via “Author Spying”!

I just stumbled upon a link building tactic that I think might be worth a goldmine (at least to me)! First, some background information to give you some context. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been actively scouring the internet for opportunities to build links for a site in the real estate niche – I’ve been browsing through forums and their marketplaces, reading articles on various link building strategies and even experimented with a few link purchases for some of my lesser known sites.

Giving you this background information because it’s necessary to realize the state of awareness I’ve been in while browsing through content online. During the day, I’d typically consume at least 7-10 articles in that niche and I’d always look at the outgoing links from within each article to figure, “why did this author choose to link to this article”. It bothered me not knowing how I could get my links featured in those articles when I had equally good and relevant content available on my site. Read More

How to effectively deliver bad news to your SEO clients and yet keep them happy?

Make SEO Clients Happy & Retain Them

This is the second post in a two-part blog series. If you haven’t already done so, do read the first part about how you can use the Rank Drop Quadrant to analyze why rankings have fallen.

If you are an SEO consultant or professional, it is an unfortunate but ultimately unavoidable situation: something goes wrong, the client’s search rankings drop and you then need to communicate the bad news to your client. After all, it is part of your job to manage your SEO clients expectations and to keep them happy. Retaining your client can be hard at such times, especially when you would be the first person they would blame for any sudden drop in their rankings/traffic. So it’s important and necessary that you deal with such situations tactfully and communicate such bad news carefully.

As we covered in the first part, if you are dealing with lost google rankings for your SEO client, you may first want to use the Rank Drop Quadrant to analyze what could’ve gone wrong. It’s good to be able to map the situation out in your head and know how bad (or not bad) the situation is before communicating such news to your client.

Retain SEO Clients for Google Ranking Drop

So, now that you have gone through the Quadrant and understood the possible reasons for the drop, it’s time we communicate this information to our client/boss in the right way. After all, the cost of losing a client is much higher than acquiring new ones.

1. Skip the Denial Stage

Imagine the situation: you go into the office on a Monday morning only to find that your client’s website has dropped for all keywords in the SERPs. What do you do?

The inclination is probably to tell everyone that if anyone calls, you’re not in the office. In truth, that’s the absolute worst thing you can do. You need to call the client before they call you. Yes, they might get very vocal about their level of disappointment and unhappiness but they will also appreciate the fact that you noticed straight away when things went wrong. Communicating bad news is always better when done as soon as possible, you then have enough time to deal with recovering from the situation instead of wasting time denying the situation. Read More

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