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List of Best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Agencies

  • WebFX

    The Digital Marketing Agency That Drives Results
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    WebFX is a tech-enabled digital marketing solutions provider, and we create custom strategies for each of our clients based on their needs and goals. Our team is made up of award-winning marketers, designers, and developers, and we know what it takes to get real results online. We also keep the focus on th ... learn more about WebFX

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    $100 - $149/hr
    250 - 999
    1996
    United States
  • Digital Authority Partners

    Growth-oriented digital marketing
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    Digital Authority Partners is a creative, data-driven Content Marketing Firm providing solutions that grow your business. We can help you grow your business. Guaranteed. Contact us today at (312) 600-5433 to see how we can help. We specialize in: SEO - Achieve exponential organic growth on Google ... learn more about Digital Authority Partners

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Moburst is a full-service, mobile first, and digital creative agency that helps companies grow their business. After redefining hundreds of apps and A/B testing every possible feature in every vertical, our team knows what works for each product, and how to deliver the most relevant experiences for each user. W ... learn more about Moburst

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    United States, Israel
  • SmartSites

    Award-Winning Web Design, Digital Marketing Agency
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    SmartSites is an award-winning website design and digital marketing agency, with a focus on search engine marketing (SEO & PPC). SmartSites was founded by brothers Alex and Michael Melen, who grew up with a passion for all things digital. With an innovative vision and a lot of hard work, SmartSites quickly became o ... learn more about SmartSites

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    United States, Canada
  • Ignite Visibility

    A Top Ranked Digital Marketing Company
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    Ignite Visibility is one of the highest recommended agencies on GoodFirms and one of the top digital marketing companies in the industry. Ignite Visibility has used the same strategies they use for clients to become a four-time Inc. 5000 company (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). Ignite Visibility offers best-in-class S ... learn more about Ignite Visibility

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    $100 - $149/hr
    50 - 249
    2012
    United States, Canada
  • SEOValley is one of the most trusted and fastest growing digital marketing companies serving small to medium size companies worldwide. The company is in operations since 2001. The demand for SEO services and solutions worldwide has helped fuel the rapid expansion of SEOValley into the international market, where there ... learn more about SEOValley Solutions Private Limited

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    1999
    India, United States
  • Uplers

    A Leading Tech Talent Platform
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    Uplers is a one-stop destination for all things digital. We’re the go-to source to hire remote talents such as developers, marketers, designers, search experts, and salesforce experts. We’re delivering end-to-end web design and development, digital marketing, and email marketing services. Uplers hustles wi ... learn more about Uplers

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    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2012
    India, United States
  • Sure Oak

    The Last SEO Marketing Agency You’ll Ever Need
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    At Sure Oak, we’re on a mission to empower people to reach their full potential and live their wildest dreams. We make it happen through SEO.  Our full-service SEO firm offers unparalleled expertise along with proprietary growth strategies to get businesses ranking higher and growing faster. Our highly sp ... learn more about Sure Oak

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    United States, Canada
  • Creativity and dedication are the two words that describe SEO discovery is the best SEO agency. SEO discovery has successfully delivered hundreds of projects within the span of 9+ years. Honored with awards and recognition from PeopleperHour.com, BestSEOs, TopSEOs, We offer powerful, process-driven, cost-effect ... learn more about SEO Discovery Pvt LTD

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    India, United States
  • PageTraffic Inc

    Award Winning SEO Company since 2002
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    PageTraffic is the most awarded SEO agency with offices across the globe in Chicago, London, New Delhi, Mumbai and Noida PageTraffic was founded in the year 2002 with the objective of empowering e-businesses and generating the maximum ROI with effective SEO services. We do not specialize in a particular in ... learn more about PageTraffic Inc

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2002
    India, United States
  • SEOTonic is an award-winning best SEO Company in India providing high-level digital marketing and search engine optimization services for online businesses. They are among the most renowned international digital marketing agency based in India for affordable and high-quality search engine optimization, social media opt ... learn more about SEOTonic Web Solutions PVT. LTD.

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2005
    India, United States
  • THATWARE LLP

    Enhancing SEO with Artificial Intelligence
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    Founded by Tuhin Banik, an international expert in SEO with huge expertise over semantic search, artificial intelligence, data science, advanced SEO and automation. The mission of Thatware is to offer advanced digital marketing solutions with cutting edge technology and visualization.  At Thatware, we as a ... learn more about THATWARE LLP

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    India, United States
  • SEM Nexus

    Top Ranking App Marketing Agency
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    Who We Are: We are the nations hottest new mobile app marketing agency. We've helped launch a variety of mobile apps since our very recent launch. We can attribute a lot of our success to our affordable pricing and agile process. We are always willing to adapt to the market, and are always at the forfront of the ... learn more about SEM Nexus

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    United States, Egypt
  • Actuate Media

    Data-Driven Digital Marketing Solutions.
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    A DATA-DRIVEN DIGITAL AGENCY Actuate Media facilitates data-driven B2C & B2B relationships through digital marketing channels. Our digital agency strategizes and implements brand and conversion-focused digital advertising campaigns, capturing the data to improve our clients' overall marketing intelligence pr ... learn more about Actuate Media

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    United States, United Kingdom
  • WEB CHOICE

    Award Winning & World-Class, Websites & SEO
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    Web Choice is a full-service web design & digital marketing agency with a dedicated focus on creating and marketing websites that are responsive, secure and results driven. We understand the importance of making sure you get results, so we focus on CRO (conversion rate optimisation) and SEO service! We utilize the ... learn more about WEB CHOICE

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Major Tom

    Find clarity in chaos
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    Major Tom is a full-service digital marketing agency that’s been purpose-built to help clients thrive in today’s increasingly complex marketing landscape. With offices in New York, Toronto, and Vancouver, Major Tom has a team of more than 55 specialists covering the full spectrum of strategy, marketing ... learn more about Major Tom

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    $150 - $199/hr
    50 - 249
    2000
    Canada, United States
  • AJ Marketing

    Influencer & Digital Marketing in Asia
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    📧  [email protected] 📧 AJ Marketing is an influencer and digital marketing agency. We are helping international companies to succeed in Asia.🥇 👉Team Locations? Singapore🇸🇬 Korea🇰🇷 Japan🇯🇵 Vietnam🇻🇳 Thailand🇹🇭 Indonesia🇮🇩 Malay ... learn more about AJ Marketing

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Singapore, Japan
  • Incrementors Web Solutions

    Experts in SEO, Organic Growth & PPC
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    Incrementors is an Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency, 2021 Best SEO Agency by Design Rush, and Top #10 Most Reviewed SEO companies by TheManifest, also one of the fastest-growing companies, 2021 by Business Connect and Most Innovative Company, 2022 by Industry Era.  Every business is different and hence th ... learn more about Incrementors Web Solutions

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    United States, Canada
  • Social Media 55

    Digital Marketing & SEO Agency
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    There are many players in the game, but one is really starting to make some noise, and that Digital marketing & SEO company, is Social Media 55. With headquarters in Montreal, Canada, the tightly knit and highly skilled group is heavily invested in both the US and Canadian markets.  Rated amongst the top digit ... learn more about Social Media 55

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Canada, United States
  • AMR Softec

    #1 Web Design, E-commerce Development & SEO Agency
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    is a as well as an Based in India. We are a team of passionate, creative, and result-oriented professionals, aimed to deliver cutting-edge web design, web development, and Digital marketing Service to fulfill the goals and objectives of clients.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    India
  • Caveni Digital Solutions

    The Best Web Design Company in the USA
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    Caveni Digital Solutions was founded in 2016 to help small businesses achieve the same level of success online as enterprise level businesses. We are experts in bringing smaller websites to scale and helping them thrive!

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    $200 - $300/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Delante

    Hands-on SEO campaigns for predictable growth 🚀
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    Delante is an SEO agency experienced in the international market, providing companies with hands-on SEO support. Our team of savvy experts works with companies around the world, gaining the experience and resources to create hands-on SEO strategies that address the most critical business needs. Through KPI-oriented SEO ... learn more about Delante

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    Poland, United Kingdom
  • SEO Daddy Company

    #1 Rated Digital Marketing Agency in the INDIA
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    SEO Daddy is a full-service Internet marketing and SEO company offering innovative web marketing solutions to small to large size companies across the globe. As a leader in SEO, web design, eCommerce, website conversion, and Internet marketing services, our firm prides itself on driving ... learn more about SEO Daddy Company

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • Livepage

    SEO, PPC, and Email for SMB and eCommerce
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    Livepage is a Google Premier Partner Company with a team of 60+ professionals that helps businesses to grow with digital marketing for more than 8 years. We have been providing a full range of web design and marketing services. Our goal is to find the shortest path to your business success. Working with your ... learn more about Livepage

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    Ukraine
  • Brandingnuts

    Crackerjack Digital Marketing Company in Hyderabad
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    Branding Nuts is a renowned digital marketing company in Hyderabad which is widely trusted by many businesses. With a series of in-depth digital marketing strategies, we have a great experience to aid your business in establishing a powerful presence online. Our out of the box tactics can produce exceptional results. W ... learn more about Brandingnuts

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    India
  • GeeksChip

    GeeksChip - Digital Marketing Agency
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    GeeksChip is a digital marketing company established with a motto to make businesses go digital. We are a troop of geeks devoted to transforming our customer’s business visions into existence. We prefer to communicate clearly and appreciate an open and honest discussion anytime. We always think about the end sinc ... learn more about GeeksChip

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India, United States
  • Mayple

    Find Your Digital Marketing Expert.
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    Grow your eCommerce with the top 1% marketers in your business niche. Dont' count on shiny presentations and nice sales pitches. With Mayple, you work with curated marketers based on read-data and proven ABOVE-BENCHMARK results. Our thorough vetting process and advanced technology, allow us to match businesse ... learn more about Mayple

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    United Kingdom, Israel
  • Mandy Web Design

    Web & Mobile App Development, UI/UX Design
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    Mandy Web Design is a web design and development company that you'll be happy to get in touch with! Mandy Web Design is an award-winning digital marketing agency creating unique, beautiful and engaging work for years. We always follow a thorough process to help clients’ business grow through web and mobile ... learn more about Mandy Web Design

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    India
  • BrandLume

    Online Shop 4 Marketing, Brand & Website Services
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    We're BrandLume, a global online-shop for everything Digital Marketing, Branding and Websites to help you illuminate your business through today’s cluttered marketplace, hassle-free. No more dealing with different PR, branding, hosting, domain registry, SEO, SEM, social media and website design agenci ... learn more about BrandLume

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Canada
  • 8 Views

    Growing Businesses Online
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    Founded in 2015 by a core team packed with experience across verticals, 8 Views has serviced the digital marketing needs of over 150 brands across various sectors such as Real Estate, Education, Lifestyle, Healthcare and more. A majority of our clients were acquired organically, which is a testament to our commitment t ... learn more about 8 Views

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India
  • SEOFIED IT SERVICES PVT LTD

    Ensuring Quality and Customer Satisfaction
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     is a full-service and a Google Certified Digital marketing agency offering innovative web marketing solutions to mid to large size companies across the globe. We offer a wide variety of specialized services to meet our clients business needs, including custom web design, e-commerce, website application developmen ... learn more about SEOFIED IT SERVICES PVT LTD

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India
  • Searchbloom

    Search Engine Marketing Done Right.
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    We will never bring on a new partner client unless WE KNOW we can generate an ROI. -The Searchbloom Promise Get a real-time digital marketing analysis with a senior member of our team today.  Our team operates with one unified vision. Integrity, Transparency, Results.  Our level of expertise and insi ... learn more about Searchbloom

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2014
    United States
  • Skalski Growth

    Growth Marketing Team for Turbulent Times
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    Skalski Growth is a full-service results-oriented digital marketing agency. We help startups and scale-ups with achieving product-market fit, lead generation, conversion optimisation, marketing automation, and business analytics. From strategy to hands-on implementation.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2014
    Poland, United Kingdom
  • Webdesign Discovery

    Best Website and Application devlopment Company
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    Webdesign discovery is India based Web design IT firm where creativity joins hands with the supremacy of high-end technology that reflects on the progress of our clients. We are a team of passionate, creative and result oriented professionals, aimed to deliver cutting-edge web design & web development service to fu ... learn more about Webdesign Discovery

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    India
  • eSign Web Services Pvt Ltd

    Award Winning Digital Marketing & SEO Company
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    eSign Web Services is the Google certified internet marketing agency with over 13 years of experience helping new and existing business owners grow and expand their business online. We have worked with hundreds of companies, business niche, small and medium-sized businesses all over the world. We help ambitious busines ... learn more about eSign Web Services Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    India
  • #ADINDEX

    Digital Marketing Agency
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    #ADINDEX is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing solutions for E-commerce and B2B businesses. The company has more than nine years of experience in digital marketing, plenty of successful cases and more than 200 satisfied customers from EN, DE, PL, GE, RU, and UA markets. Our agency is the Prem ... learn more about #ADINDEX

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    Ukraine
  • SAG IPL

    Web, Mobile App Development & SEO Company
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    SAG IPL is an ISO 27001: 2003 certified full-service IT company based in India, particularly known for app and website development. Since its inception in 2010, the company has been engaged in offering comprehensive mobile app development, web development, digital marketing, ICO and cryptocurrency development services ... learn more about SAG IPL

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2010
    India, Australia
  • Netrocket

    The Search Engine Marketing Company
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    NETROCKET is a Search Engine Optimization Company. We help to scale your Business and get more Profit. 🚀  Netrocket is a very diverse agency. We're all different! We're young people with different professional and LIFE experiences. We sit together in the same office, we have very fast and good commun ... learn more about Netrocket

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    Ukraine
  • Digital Infoways

    SEO, PPC, Digital Marketing Company in India
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    Digital Infoways is positioned as one of the best SEO service providers in India. We have made a community of great SEO experts, and under the guidance of the top marketers, we provide a large scale of service on SEO. We also expanded our services globally and catered to more than 500+ clients. A decade of industry kno ... learn more about Digital Infoways

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    India, Spain
  • BrandMe

    social media marketing services
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    BrandMe is a web agency that takes care of Professional Networking, Personal Branding, Social Media Marketing, and Web Community for Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Managers. Our core business is the outsourced management of the profiles of professionals, entrepreneurs, and managers on the main social platforms. ... learn more about BrandMe

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2019
    Italy
  • Quick SEO Help

    Connecting customers to your Brand
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    Quick SEO help is one of the leading SMO & SEO company. We offer social media management, social media advertising, PPC management, and search engine optimization services. We use the most relevant social media marketing strategies to help businesses grow and meet goals. Some highlights of our work include: ... learn more about Quick SEO Help

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India, United Kingdom
  • Capital Numbers

    Hire In-Demand Skills, On-Demand
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    Capital Numbers is a D&B accredited, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified global solutions provider with 650+ in-house, full-time experts. Our clients include Reuters, Conde Nast, University of Colorado, Credit Sesame, Grey Digital, along with hundreds of Small Businesses, Silicon Valley Founders, and Agencies worldwide. ... learn more about Capital Numbers

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    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2012
    India, United States
  • Bird Marketing Limited

    Award Winning Digital Marketing & SEO Agency
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    Award winning web design & digital marketing company based in the vibrant heart of London & Essex, Bird Marketing have been established for 5 years. We are a small band of rebels, dedicated to bringing our customer’s business visions to life using all of the knowledge and experience that we bring together ... learn more about Bird Marketing Limited

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    United Kingdom
  • SKIMBOX is an advanced digital marketing company in India. A bunch of passionate and result oriented digital marketers with incredibly special skills to execute ideas and bring your brand the attention it needs. We do not crave for great work; we do great work. Our tremendous experience in the web, SEO and the mobile s ... learn more about Skimbox Digital Marketing Company

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • #UAATEAM

    Digital marketing agency for the best projects.
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    We are digital marketing agency. We provide complex digital marketing solutions for projects. We can consult you and provide complex decisions or some of the services depends on your project and goals. SEM (PPC) management - your ads will be shown above the organic search results in the most popular web search ... learn more about #UAATEAM

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Ukraine

Buyer’s Guide

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization is the way of enhancing the quality and quantity of organic traffic by increasing the visibility of the website. As the search engines focus on providing optimum service for the users, it ranks those sites higher which possess appropriate information as well as are easy to navigate and understand. SEO service providers improve the design and content of the web pages to make them appealing the search engines. They further ensure that the website contains relevant keywords, so the search engine displays the site to the people searching for specific topics.

There are three main categories of SEO:

  • On-Page Optimization: On-page SEO concentrates on the contents of the individual pages. The SEO experts strategize the content accordingly to drive rankings. The professional SEO services perform site audits to ensure that the URL structure of the site is strong along with the meta tag and meta description of the page. Three factors play a critical role in on-page optimization:
  1. Keyword research
  2. Quality Content
  3. Keyword Optimization
  • Technical SEO: This focuses on improving the backend structure of the site. Technical SEO increases the site's readability making it easier for search engines to crawl the site. This offers the readers a good user experience and can influence overall traffic and engagement rates. Technical SEO concentrates on:
  1. Site speed
  2. Site architecture
  3. Crawlability
  4. Security
  5. Mobile-friendliness
  6. Indexing
  7. Structured data
  • Off-Page Optimization: Off-Page SEO emphasizes building relationships between the client’s website and other websites. This tactic helps sites gain high-quality backlinks from other websites with higher DA. The search engine assumes that the site has great content when it receives references from varied other authority websites. Following are the top off-page SEO techniques:
  1. Guest Blogging
  2. Broken Link Acquisition
  3. Competitor Research

What Are the Services Included in SEO?

Apart from the top digital marketing companies, several SEO companies offer a wide range of services to boost the rankings on the SERPs.

The most common services included in SEO campaigns are:

  • Keyword Research: This is the process of identifying the most searched and popular terms used to locate a specific service, product, or information.
  • Local SEO: Local SEO solutions optimize the brand for local searches. The SEO experts understand the market and help improve the local rankings thoroughly. 
  • Website Audits: Website audits are performed to analyze the site's ability to rank in SERPs organically.
  • SEO Consulting: Top companies for SEO service offer advice and recommendations on actions required to boost the rankings of the site. 
  • Link Reclamation: While updating the new pages, old URLs must be redirected to the new page. These redirects are essential for preserving the link juice. 

The SEO agencies offer several other SEO services such as:

  • Link Building
  • Conversion Optimization 
  • Split Testing
  • Analysis and Reporting, etc.

How to Research Keywords to Build a Successful SEO Strategy?

Step 1: Look out for content/topics relevant to the core business.

Before commencing keyword research, find out the topics you wish to target. These topics can generally relate to your business in a close group or a broader sense. It is essential to consider buyers' cogitation and compile a list of issues that would allow your business to be discovered by the target audience.

Step 2: Shortlist Keywords Phrases to Identify Sub-Topics.

The next step is to find keyword phrases that will help you rank in SERPs. These are the same keywords that the potential customers are searching for. Targeting these strings of keywords will return your web pages in search engines. Use various analytics tools such as Google Analytics to distinguish the keywords used by prospects to discover your site.

Step 3: Focus on Related Search Terms.

While targeting keywords, you must be thorough and cover multiple different types of keywords or strings of keywords to grab a spot on search result pages. You may manually discover different search terms by searching for a specific topic on Google.com and scrolling to the bottom of the results. You will find several other long-tail or short-tail search results related to the original keyword that you should take into consideration.

Step 4: Analyze Your Competitors

Ranking on SERPs does not solely depend on your SEO campaigns. Instead, the SEO tactics applied by your competitor can affect your ranking. If your competitors have an active keyword strategy, chances are your website will rank behind theirs. You can take the help of various SEO tools to analyze their site. You may focus on the keywords that your competitors are ranking for, along with the keywords they have ignored. Since this may serve as an excellent opportunity for your website to create its market share on different terms.

Step 5: Trim down the Keyword List.

Keywords help the crawlers in identifying the topic you are offering. But it is vital to avoid keyword stuffing in the articles. Although Google has not specified the exact keyword density, SEO experts believe that the ideal percentage of overall keywords is somewhere between 2% to 4%. If there is excessive use of keywords in an article or web page, the chances of Google penalizing the website are exceptionally high. The Google AdWords Keyword Planner is an efficient SEO tool that shows the volume and traffic approximations for the shortlisted keywords. This will help you eliminate low-volume keywords and narrow down your list.

How to Target Local SEO Ranking?

For your business to capture the attention of the nearby prospects, SEO specialists must enlist a robust local SEO strategy.

The following are the most effective actions to perform local SEO for multiple locations.

  • Single Domain: When a company targets multiple geographical areas, it may be tempted to design websites using separate domains for individual locations. However, this may harm your SEO marketing efforts since the content, links, keywords of each domain will clash with the attributes of the other. It is advisable to a subfolder within the primary site to manage and highlight the multiple locations where you offer services.
  • Location-Specific Content: To rank on local search engine pages, you must create content relevant to the focus area of your business. Optimize on-page elements for individual target regions. For instance, conceive page titles, H1, HTML tags, as well as the content and image in a manner that resonates with the local population. Businesses offering services in multiple regions must create a unique ‘Location’ landing page that branches out further to include separate location pages.
  • Claim Your Business Listings: To improve your standing in local search results, you must create and claim your business listing on 'Google My Business as well as various online directories like Yelp, Bing, etc. You should also provide added information such as contact details, working hours, available services, etc. This will streamline the entire data of your business and allow local prospects to effortlessly discover your company.

​​​​​What Is the Difference Between White Hat SEO V/S Black Hat SEO Techniques?

  • White Hat Technique: White hat SEO is an ethical and technical practice focusing solely on the requirements and interests of the audiences as opposed to the SERPs rankings. White hat SEO creates a steady, long-term layout to garner organic search traffic to the site. The SEO experts take into account the guidelines established by the Search engines to warrant exceptional user experience. The primary white hat techniques incorporate generating quality inbound links, creating original, engaging, and informative content, using keywords, and keyword analysis, keyword-rich meta tags, etc. for constant improvement in the SEO ranking. 
  • Black Hat Technique: Black hat refers to SEO techniques and strategies where unlawful practices are implemented to get higher search rankings. Black hat SEO is considered as a 'quick-fix' to appeal to the bots in search, instead of focusing on audiences. Although this SEO technique may offer a quick return on the site, it is a rather harmful practice in the long run. Google is known to ban websites from search engines or de-indexed as a penalty for malpractices. The most common black hat techniques include link farming, keyword stuffing, hidden texts and links, plagiarized content, misleading redirects, etc.

What are the Common Mistakes Executed while Implementing SEO strategies?

Google's algorithm is ever-changing. Hence, SEO experts have to constantly improve their tactics to get results. However, there are particular mistakes that the algorithm despises. If these activities are enacted the site can suffer great damage. 

  • Intrusive Ads or Sneaky Redirects: A page filled with irrelevant and bothersome ads will fail to rank high on search results. The ads and the page content, at times, are difficult to distinguish. This will compel Google to categorize the site under the "bad user experience" column. In addition, if there are unnatural links from the site, Google will detect them and implement a ban on the site.
  • Hidden Texts: Certain agencies hide prominent keywords using white text on a white background. They employ this tactic so that only the bot can spot it while crawling the site. But this practice can get the site permanently banned from search result pages. 
  • Plagiarized Content: Search Engines hate duplicate content. SERPs display content that is original and unique on the top. Whereas websites posting copied content frequently will be penalized.
  • Avoiding Social Media Marketing: Social media marketing is considered to be one of the indirect ranking factors. The top social media marketing companies will help boost the reach of content. This, in turn, will increase the chances of gaining credible backlinks from reputed sites. In short, by avoiding social media marketing, brands can lose an enormous chance of boosting SEO rankings.
  • User-Generated Spam: Guest posting or user-generated content is a great way to post unique and engaging articles on the site. However, low-quality or gibberish content published, without moderation, will cause a decline in the ranking on SERPs.

​​​​​​Which are the Most Valuable SEO KPIs?

The responsibilities of the SEO experts do not end after the implementation of the SEO marketing strategy. They must keep a constant watch over their performance. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measurable metrics that indicate the success of the campaign.

The most vital SEO KPIs are as follows:

  • Organic Sessions: Organic sessions define the entire duration from the redirection of a visitor from the search engine to their exit from the site. The organic session also analyzes the activities of the user throughout the visit. An improvement in organic sessions indicates growth in organic traffic. Moreover, the increase in click-through rate aligns to get more genuine clients, thereby denoting a successful SEO marketing campaign.
  • Page Load Time: The loading time of a site can be a determining KPI. If a site takes a very long time to load, the user is more prone to bounce back to the results page. This can also prevent the user from visiting in the future due to poor experiences. While redesigning the website, pay attention to improving the loading time by optimizing images and graphics of the site. 
  • Bounce Rate: The bounce rate determines the rate of sessions where the user does not perform any action and leaves immediately after the site loads. When the pages or content seems irrelevant to the visitors, the bounce rate increases. Generally, if the bounce rate is under 40, it is considered excellent. However, the ideal lowest bounce rate depends on the niche or industry.
  • Growth in Keyword Ranking: Monitor the website’s rankings for the high-volume keywords. The site’s standing is great if the ranking is closer to number one. Although maintaining a close watch as an update in Google’s algorithm can create instability in the rankings. Focus on developing great content as well as link building to boost ranking.
  • Conversions: An obvious SEO key performance indicator is the conversion ratio. If the site does not generate leads or convert inquiries to sales, the core business objective of expanding the customer base remains futile. Focus on Conversion Rate Optimization while ensuring exceptional user experience.

​​​​​​What to Do When Google Penalizes the Site?

Before jumping into recovery, it is crucial to understand how to detect whether Google has penalized the site. The SEO specialists constantly run diagnostics on the website to look out for any potential problem in the SEO strategy implemented.

There are two major ways SEO experts can detect obstacles. One of the ways is when a business notices a sudden drop in organic search traffic. The other is receiving a message within the Google Search Console.

Depending on whether the site receives Manual or Algorithmic Penalties, the SEO marketing professionals can clean up the chaos accordingly. 

  • Manual Penalties
    Manual penalties are allotted when an SEO analyst at Google investigates the site and deduces certain quandaries. A manual penalty is then displayed on the search console with a detailed description.
    Resolution: First and foremost, ascertain the cause of the penalty, whether it is a link penalty or a thin content penalty. Next, put in efforts to rectify the predicament. Once convinced that the cause of retribution is remedied, submit a Reconsideration Request to Google appealing the withdrawal of the penalty.
  • Algorithmic Penalties
    With Google’s changing algorithms, it is a likely possibility that a specific activity is considered to be poor. This may result in a drastic decline in rankings as well as organic traffic. It may be difficult to identify the exact algorithm harming the website.
    Resolution: Take assistance from specialists with an extensive understanding of the algorithms to analyze the reason for the penalty. Eliminate link-related issues such as duplicate links, non-editorial links, paid links, etc. Also, focus on improving the quality of the content on web pages. It may take time to regain a higher position on result pages, but adopting SEO best practices will definitely pay off.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​How To Select The Ideal SEO Partner?

Whether a company is looking to hire top SEO firms or freelancers, certain attributes must be scrutinized before partnering with them.

  • Location: Due to the Internet revolution, businesses can hire SEO services providers from across the world. However, a local option further simplifies the process of reaching the SEO expert. 
  • Budget: SEO companies can offer a combination of different services that fits the company's budget. For the first time, opt for a mid-range solution to scrutinize the success of the campaign.
  • Best Practices: Inquire regarding the practices followed by the SEO company. Few firms follow black-hat techniques to deliver quick results. Avoid them as they will harm the brand more in a longer duration.
  • Testimonials: An SEO agency that is vouched for by multiple previous clients represents client satisfaction as well as the credibility of the firm. It is advisable to analyze the feedback and references on reputed ranking platforms like GoodFirms.co to ensure the credibility and authenticity of the service provider.
  • Services: Inquire about the services and tools offered by the SEO company. It is essential to verify whether the agency is capable of merging the newly implemented SEO tactics with the existing marketing strategies. Finally, ask if they provide timely reports mapping the results of the campaign.

How Much Does an SEO Service Company Charge?

The price of SEO solutions varies considerably based on the different services offered. 

A survey by GoodFirms on the SEO strategies, techniques, and trends indicates that usually, the price for SEO services ranges between $500-$1000 (USD). This price is charged for the optimization of 10 keywords for 30 days.

Prospects must analyze the rates of various service providers and compare them to select the one that fits well within the budget.

Conclusion

Explore the above-mentioned list to find the top SEO agencies from across the world. We likewise offer country-wise segregation of the top SEO specialists for countries like the USA, India, the United Kingdom, etc. The dedicated researchers of GoodFirms have carefully curated this list of SEO companies after contemplating all factors and techniques.

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