We bill hourly @ $350/hour, and invoice monthly for work done in the prior month. We do not have minimums or monthly retainers. The majority of my clients need us for 10 to 20 hours total; after that, they might have the occasional email question, or want to invest an hour in a web conference or review of a new marketing initiative etc., but there isn’t really any ongoing expense.

As of October 2016, Matthew Brown has joined our team. Matt is an extremely talented technical SEO consultant, having done SEO for the NY Times Company,, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Matt was Chief of Product Strategy and Design at Moz, which acquired his SEO consulting company, AudienceWise, in 2012. Matt and I tag-team on technical SEO audits for our clients.

We are equally happy to do all the work ourselves, or to guide and mentor your team, if you’d like to keep costs down and become more self-reliant.

For certain projects, we have a couple of subcontractors I work with for certain tasks, where we can help you keep your costs down, while still delivering a top-quality result. Social media content development and promotion, local citation building, and keyword research are examples of this. As well, we partner with an expert web designer, Jacob Miller, from Santa Cruz, CA on many of my projects. He brings expert skills in Drupal, WordPress, and many other CMS platforms as well as his design, layout, CSS and HTML skillset. We also partner with a talented webmaster from Georgia, Micheal Roux, whom we bring in to help implement recommendations on many of our client’s websites as well.

If you’re looking for general SEO advice, site audits, etc., see our SEO Process page for a rough idea of how long the various phases typically take. Please email us to arrange a time to talk on the phone about your particular situation, and we can come up with a more refined estimate.

Independent search engine optimization (SEO) consultant Michael Cottam. Independent SEO Consultant Michael Cottam
56859 Gina Lane, Bend, OR US 97707 (503) 283-0177
PO Box 4279, Sunriver, OR US 97707 (503) 283-0177
43.865158 -121.480477