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SEO REtainers

SEO Retainers

Add experienced SEO consultants to your digital marketing team without the hassle or expense of hiring.

Who it's For

Most of our SEO retainers are with companies that are large enough to have a digital marketing team, but not at a point where hiring an experienced SEO full-time makes sense. Or maybe their budget only would cover an entry-level person when expertise is needed.

We also work with a number of smaller businesses where their digital budget is limited and they want to put a large share of their efforts into search. We can offer scalable solutions to help get you on the map in Google and transform your online presence.

What we do

SEO retainers are really customized to the client. But the overall goal is fitting as seamlessly as possible in your marketing team while working to connect with development and other stakeholders to help make your company an industry leader in SEO. We balance out handling all the SEO maintenance while always focusing on growth initiatives.

How we do it

The most important thing to know about our SEO retainers is that you’ll always work directly with the expert. This makes the entire process more efficient, allowing us to accomplish more.

Our process includes topic research, competitive evaluation, creating an action plan and setting goals. From there we work developing and delivering work. And we show our work along the way so there’s no confusion about what’s being done.

SEO retainers with Transistor can be differentiated based on the features included and time commitment.

SEO Package Options

After years and years of managing SEO programs for clients, we've developed some opinions on what works best. There are certain circumstances where we are much more confident in our ability to implement work and make progress - making a successful relationship for us and the client. Because of that, we're willing to offer some discounted package rates for those specific clients. There's not a lot of criteria - you just need to be able to say yes to each of these items:

  1. Site on Wordpress, Magento or Shopify
  2. At least 500 pages of content/products/etc
  3. Will provide us with access to the admin panel to implement changes


Smaller sites, basic needs. Great if your SEO goals are not ultra aggressive.


  • Basic monthly technical review of entire site
  • Daily rank tracking - Up to 500 Keywords
  • Meta data optimization & copy suggestions
  • Implement copy changes
  • Standard reporting dashboard
  • Monthly meetings & ongoing email support
  • Dedicated expert support
  • General SEO hours: 10


You've been doing SEO for a while and expect a lot from your team.


  • Advanced technical audit of entire site every 2 weeks
  • Daily rank tracking - up to 1,000 keywords
  • Meta data optimization & copy suggestions
  • Schema markup creation
  • Implement copy changes
  • Advanced reporting dashboard
  • 1-2 meetings per month & ongoing email support
  • Dedicated expert support
  • General SEO hours: 20


For large organizations, complex sites, fast-paced marketing departments.


  • Advanced technical audit of entire site every 2 weeks
  • Daily rank tracking - up to 2,000 keywords
  • Meta data optimization & long-form copywriting (articles, etc.)
  • Schema markup creation & implementation
  • Implement all changes (including technical) that can be done via admin
  • Advanced reporting dashboard
  • 2-4 meetings per month & ongoing phone/email support
  • Dedicated expert support
  • General SEO hours: 40

Traditional SEO Retainers

If the package options don't work for you, don't give up! We've had plenty of successful partnerships with clients on other platforms or where they handle implementation themselves. But there's often a greater risk to us as we're very dependent on you to make progress. We have extensive experience with the following CMS/platforms:

Don't see yours on the list? Let us know and we'll give it a look. However, there are a handful of platforms where our experience tells us that it's either too hard to make the changes we tend to request or the development customization is extensive and cost prohibitive. Therefore, we won't support clients on the following platforms:

For anyone interested in one of our traditional SEO retainers, pricing is custom for each client, but they fit into two general tiers of service:

Basic Benefits

  • Detailed monthly reporting w/ full-time dashboard access
  • Monthly review & additional meetings as needed
  • Keyword rank tracking updated daily for your site & competitors
  • Comprehensive site auditing on a monthly basis (with additional crawls on-demand)
  • The largest SEO research databases available for keywords, rankings, links
  • Dedicated expert support – no account managers, you always work with the pros

Premium Benefits

  • All of our standard benefits
  • An expanded team with additional senior and junior members as needed to get the job done
  • Bi-weekly or weekly status meetings
  • Custom reporting dashboard built around your business objectives
  • The most comprehensive site auditing available (twice monthly crawls of your entire site)
  • Access to premium tools & services – as we uncover new ways to be better at SEO, you’ll be among the first to take advantage of them

Let's get to know you!

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