51 Remarkable SEO Services Statistics for Businesses [2024]

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SEO Services Statistics

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has evolved greatly in the past few years. SEO things that worked until a couple of years ago may no longer work for your business now, all thanks to Google’s ever-changing search algorithms and ongoing technological evolutions.

This is why it is important for SEO experts and businesses to keep themselves updated with the latest things in the world of digital marketing and what better way to do it than take a look at the new SEO statistics of SEO companies and services.

So, here we present the latest SEO services statistics for 2024 depicting the present state of the SEO industry.

In this report, you’ll see how SAG IPL continues to provide cutting-edge SEO services by keeping itself apprised of the latest industry developments.

    Key SEO Services Statistics for Businesses

    More often than not, people wonder how much they should spend on SEO services. To clarify your doubts, we have to check SEO services statistics and stats of the average SEO spending of businesses of different kinds.

    1. On average, small businesses & startups spend ~$500 per month on SEO-related services.

    SEO Services Packages

    2. You may also be surprised to know that the satisfaction rate greatly depends on the amount clients spend on SEO.

    For instance, companies that spend $500/month or more on SEO are much more likely to be satisfied than those that spend a lesser amount.

    3. While most small businesses spend not more than a few hundred dollars on SEO, there are only a few that go beyond the $10k/year spending limit.

    SEO Project Rates

    4. SEO agencies are likely to get paid almost twice more than freelancers.

    5. On average, companies spend more than half of their marketing budget online.

    How clients find (& choose) SEO providers

    6. Google searches, client reviews and referrals (word of mouth) are three of the most common ways for small businesses to find new SEO providers.

    SEO Client Reviews

    7. Only about 8% of clients seem to find their SEO providers via online ads.

    8. More than 70% of businesses consider the SEO agency’s reputation a crucial factor for choosing them, besides the Google ranking and monthly cost of the agency.

    SEO Company Reputation

    9. More than 75% of small business owners consider the location of an SEO (search engine optimization) company an important factor in choosing them. A multinational search engine optimization company is, therefore, more likely to get clients.

    SEO Company Location

    SEO services statistics about client satisfaction & expectations

    10. The overall SEO client satisfaction rate is relatively poor, with only 30% of clients willing to recommend their existing SEO agencies to a colleague.

    The satisfaction rate is higher among the clients of marketing agencies as compared to freelancers.

    11. More than 80% of small businesses expect their SEO providers to show immediate results in terms of an increased customer base. Almost an equal number of clients want to see an increase in their website traffic.

    Other than that, an increase in brand awareness and help build credibility are other common expectations of SEO clients.

    12. 65% of clients have reportedly worked with multiple SEO providers.

    13. More than 50% of clients believe that they do not have the proper knowledge or resources to fully benefit from SEO.

    14. On average, clients stay with an SEO provider for 2+ years before switching.

    Google happens to be the biggest and most popular Search Engine out there. Here are some interesting facts about Google and Search Engines in general.

    15. More than 80% of all desktop search traffic comes from Google.

    16. On average, 63,000 searches per second are performed on Google.

    Google Searches per Second

    17. Over 90% of people use a search engine before visiting a website online.

    18. Google tends to receive more queries from mobile devices than desktop computers.

    19. 50% of the search engine queries are longer than three words. It reveals the importance of targeting long-tail keywords.

    Long Tail SEO

    20. Not more than 30% of search engine users pay attention to paid ads.

    Effectiveness (results) of SEO

    21. 82% of businesses believe that SEO is getting more effective with each day while half of them state that SEO is very effective for their businesses.

    22. Over 60% of marketers believe that growing the organic presence/ranking should be a top priority of any inbound marketing strategy.

    Organic Presence

    23. Link building and content quality are two of the most common factors to affect the search engine rankings of a website.

    24. Nearly 40% of global e-commerce traffic generates from search results.

    25. More than 80% of clients leave their existing SEO providers due to a lack of results and high recurring costs.

    Local SEO Stats

    26. Google Local searches with phrases like “near me” have nearly doubled in the past year or so.

    27. Customers who perform a local search on Google are more likely to visit a local store.

    28. More than 30% of the searches performed on mobile devices are location-related.

    29. 1 in 3 consumers makes a smartphone search right before visiting a local store.

    Searches on Mobile and Desktop

    30. Over 40% of consumers check the price or details of a product online while shopping in the store.

    31. Nearly 25% of local searches trigger Google’s answer box.

    Google Answer Box

    Future Search Trends & SEO Statistics

    32. As per reports, nearly 50% of all online searches will be voice-based by 2024. As of now, more than one billion voice searches are made in a month.

    33. As of 2024, estimates suggest that over 60% of all online traffic originates from mobile devices. This trend is expected to continue its upward trajectory in the coming years.

    34. Google has made it compulsory for websites to become mobile-friendly in order to continue to rank higher.

    Mobile Friendly Websites

    35. Google’s RankBrain ago (which analyses user intent behind a query to show relevant results) will soon be ready to process 100% of search queries.

    SEO Stats and Facts about Google Ranking

    36. Current figures show that 41% of adults use voice search at least once per day. Studies show that in 2024, more than half of all smartphone users will engage with voice technology on their devices.

    37. In 2017, 13% of all households in the United States had a smart speaker. This number is projected to increase to 75% by 2025.

    37. Brands that rank well in search results are likely to experience up to 30% improvement in their brand reputation.

    38. The page speed of a site ranking at the top is usually 17% more than that of a site ranking at position 10. That’s how much page speed matters for ranking.

    SAGIPL Page Speed

    39. Informative content of 1000 words or longer usually ranks higher in search results.

    Content for High Ranking

    40. Banklink profile of a top-ranking site is nearly 6 times stronger than that of a site ranking at 10.

    41. High CTR (Click-through rate) reportedly leads to higher search rankings.

    High CTR High Rank

    42. 50% of all searches end with no click.

    43. 93% of all online experiences of users worldwide start with a search engine.

    44. The average page appearing on top search results of search engines has more than 35,000 external backlinks, according to Backlinko research.

    45. An effective content marketing strategy can increase the traffic of a site by 2000%.

    46. Creating and promoting quality content is the most effective SEO tactic.

    47. About 95% of web pages don’t have any backlinks, and most of them miss crucial rankings and exposure in search results.

    48. Mobile users are responsible for about 4.96 billion searches per day.

    49. Local searches contribute to around 46% of all Google searches in a year

    50. On average, SEO companies charge around or more $3,200 per month.

    51. The SEO industry is growing at a rapid pace and is expected to be worth over $200 billion by 2030.

    I hope these SEO service stats enlighten your SEO knowledge and help you become more aware as a client. Mind these facts while choosing an SEO service provider.

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    By Mohsin Qureshi SEO Strategy and Growth Leader

    Mohsin Qureshi is a seasoned digital marketer with over 12 years of experience, including 7 years working as a Team Leader in SAG IPL. His expertise lies in SEO, SMO, PPC, influencer marketing, and strategy building with a focus on driving impactful results and growth for businesses. With a keen eye for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Mohsin has been delivering tailored digital marketing strategies and solutions to help businesses excel online. LinkedIn


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