SEO Agency vs. In-House SEO: What's The Difference Really?

​SEO Agency vs. In-House SEO...

Who wins?

Well there's several variables at play.

SEO Cost and Expertise being the two most important.

Now you may be thinking I am biased since I run an SEO Agency...

But I know from experience it is extremely hard for one person to do everything required for a company to rank in the top 3 positions for many keywords.

​You would need a SEO specialist (on-page & off-page SEO), a content writer, a blogger outreach specialist, and then someone to manage all these people.

It can be done, but will require 23 hours of work with 1 hour of sleep.

Let's break it down into a more detail in the infographic below.

Hopefully you will see which one is right for your company. ​

SEO Agency vs. In-House SEO

Infographic by Digital Third Coast

​In case you skimmed through until now here are the facts: a top SEO hire will cost you at least $99 per hour and work more hours than an agency, but with one third of the skills.

So you are going to need to hire a team in-house for your company to really excel.

And that is going to cost some big money.

Or you can hire an amazing SEO agency ​who will cost less and the ROI will be greater.

Your decision to make...

I am just presenting the facts.

Who wins? Well there\'s several variables at play. SEO Cost and Expertise being the two most important. Now you may be thinking I am biased... See more here:
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Justin Herring

Founder & Head of Digital Marketing at YEAH! Local
Hey! I'm Justin Herring, co-founder at YEAH! Local. Having been burned by SEO companies in the past I decided to start my own focused on "Results".

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