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Lee Odden

Reader Poll: Getting Paid Based on Performance

By Lee Odden     Business of SEO, Online Marketing, Reader Polls, SEO

About every 2 weeks we get calls from companies that feel their growth opportunities are so significant, outside marketing vendors are expected to be paid based only on performance. I know there are some search engine marketing consultants that take on pay for performance or marketing partnership deals, but very few agencies that do.

It’s one thing for a consultant with low or no overhead to be able to spend the time it takes to build momentum on such a project but another thing entirely for an agency with capital expenses, salaries, etc to pay while the PFP program gets off the ground. While those issues can be overcome as part of the cost of the venture or risk, not having full control over web site functionality and design, after the sale actions and content can be problematic.

reader poll

I am curious if readers of Online Marketing Blog have opinions and experiences with pay for performance projects specifically with SEO related projects?

Do you take on pay for performance SEO projects?

  • No (66%, 23 Votes)
  • Yes (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Partial - Explained in comments (17%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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