October 2021

Top Search Marketing Agencies in Canada

SEM provides businesses the ability to drive more traffic to their website. The biggest benefits of SEM include reaching clients instantly, increasing brand awareness, implementing and managing advertisements, increasing traffic through ad visibility, appearing on keyword search engine result pages frequented by competitors, and generating increased revenue.

The cost of SEM depends on the size of the business and the extent of the advertising campaign. A medium business with a SEM strategy should plan to spend around $10,000 per month on all SEM functions.

Luckily, Canada has some of the best SEM agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with SEM agency in Canada. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Search Engine Marketing Firms in Canada

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency was built from the philosophy that a great online marketing strategy can help brands outshine their competitors. This belief drives their primary service line of SEO, PPC, and social media strategy for their roster of small business clients.

    Recently the design team at Thrive was hired by direct private lender Longhorn Investments to design a responsive website able to function on both desktop and mobile devices. They came up with a strategy centered around SEO optimized pages, conversions, and pleasing aesthetics that drove a 96% increase in online leads.

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    Quick Roofing Client Testimonial

    Quick Roofing Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your roofing or home renovation company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    Daryl Flood Client Testimonial

    Daryl Flood Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your relocation and logistics company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    The Academy Client Testimonial

    The Academy Client Testimonial

    We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your relocation and logistics company. Learn more: https://thriveagency.com/
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    SEO & Digital Marketing For Wood...

    SEO & Digital Marketing For Wood...

    Thrive helps manufacturers attract & convert more leads online for 1 monthly price. We deliver massive & sustainable sales growth for your manufacturing business.
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Andy Kuiper has provided search engine optimization work for clients like Rote. Based in Canada, Andy Kuiper brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Capital Colour was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Andy Kuiper crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Andy Kuiper designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    Andy Kuiper Internet Marketing

    Andy Kuiper Internet Marketing

    Many SEO companies offer SEO services in the form of packages, wherein you get a certain number of keywords and pages optimized for a set price… We don’t do that. What’s the sense in getting a few keywords and...
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    Edmonton Internet marketing -...

    Edmonton Internet marketing -...

    We built a new website and provide SEO for this new law firm. 
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    Internet Marketing - Automotive...

    Internet Marketing - Automotive...

    SEO & PPC for 4+ years.
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    Internet Marketing - Healthcare

    Internet Marketing - Healthcare

    SEO & PPC 10+ years.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    An award-winning Google Partner, Adster Creative boasts a 97% customer satisfaction rate with over 500 clients across North America. Their primary focus is in SEO, PPC, and digital strategy for mid-market and small businesses in the business services and healthcare industries.

    One of Adster Creative’s ongoing clients is the city of Edmonton’s largest beer festival who has enlisted their help with everything from fixing website bugs to promoting events. The results of their work together include a 67% decrease in their website bounce rate and 4% year-over-year growth of the event.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 25% Digital Strategy
    34% growth in organic traffic...

    34% growth in organic traffic...

    OBJECTIVES SUITS by Curtis Eliot knew that there was a huge opportunity to expand their online presence and asked Adster’s team to conduct a full SEO and PPC audit. Resolve key technical issues and optimize the...
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    Over 2500 E-Commerce transactions...

    Over 2500 E-Commerce transactions...

    EDMONTON’S LARGEST INDOOR BEER FESTIVAL Edmonton’s International Beerfest has been going strong for 12 years and counting. From its humble beginnings on the University of Alberta campus, to taking over the Shaw...
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    Adster's customer service has...

    Adster's customer service has...

    Google worked alongside Smoky Trout Farms and Adster Creative to create a featured case study, highlighting the benefits of working with a Google Partner, and the advantages of using Google Apps for Work. The case study...
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    Organic traffic up 41% and mobile...

    Organic traffic up 41% and mobile...

    Apache engaged our talented team of specialists to undertake a robust website & onsite SEO audit. Through our audit, our team determined that the website had a desktop, tablet, and mobile version which was causing...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Winnipeg, Canada

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like Automotive Market Domination among their clients. Based in Canada, Gustin Quon brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Harlans creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Gustin Quon for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Gustin Quon delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 5% Conversion Optimization
    AUTOMOTIVE MARKET DOMINATION

    AUTOMOTIVE MARKET DOMINATION

    An auto dealership takes full control of their market. OVERVIEW An automotive dealership with sub-par rankings came to us to drive brand exposure and capture leads within their market. Most of their keywords were either...
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    Houston Law Firm Saves Over...

    Houston Law Firm Saves Over...

    TRAFFIC STATISTICS Using SEMRush, the leading traffic, and SEM measurement tool, we can estimate the amount of equivalent dollar value traffic (highlighted) that our SEO campaign has yielded so far for this Houston...
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    Permission Click - Branding

    Permission Click - Branding

    We developed a brand that got Permission Click off on the right foot at their startup stage. It currently processes payments and securely stores information from over 6 million users worldwide. INTRODUCE AN...
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    Harlans - Rebrand, SEO, SEM and...

    Harlans - Rebrand, SEO, SEM and...

    We helped Harlan’s offer a better experience to customers, resulting in higher top-line revenue and a growing market share online. SEO & SEM Harlan’s is now a Western Canada market leader, as they saw a massive...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Recognizable brands like TELUS have employed The Status Bureau to bring their search engine optimization needs to the next level. Based in Vancouver, The Status Bureau was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Destination Canada needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, The Status Bureau provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 5% Content Marketing
    • 10% Other
    London Drugs SEO

    London Drugs SEO

    We were hired by London Drugs to examine the e-commerce competitive search landscape. The strategy outlined organic search opportunities that would dramatically increase sales.
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    Digital Marketing for Tourism...

    Digital Marketing for Tourism...

    We ran Tourism Jasper's digital marketing for 5 years to great success. The key points to their digital strategy were SEO, PPC, Display and Analytics.
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    Digital Marketing for Softphone.com

    Digital Marketing for Softphone.com

    We developed SEO, PPC and a rock solid conversion strategy for the Bria Teams product.
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    TELUS SEO

    TELUS SEO

    We were hired to research and develop an organic search program for TELUS.
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Winnipeg, Canada

    First Rank helps clients generate leads with their services that center around increasing the traffic that their websites get on a regular basis. They are experts in SEO solutions and offer their services to startups and enterprises alike, from the sectors of business services, consumer products, and other industries.

    One of First Rank’s projects involved working with a local commercial cleaning company. First Rank helped the company achieve top rankings on Google, as well as drive leads filled with buyer’s intent.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Web Development
    Testimonial for Lawn Care and...

    Testimonial for Lawn Care and...

    This is a testimonial from a client that we do lawn care and snow removal SEO for. See more testimonials here:https://firstrank.ca/
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    Electrician SEO Case Study

    Electrician SEO Case Study

    We started working for this client in 2015. The site had some really bad links coming in from previous SEO companies and had been hacked for a few months with hundreds of spammy pay day loans pages injected into the...
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    Dentist SEO Case Study

    Dentist SEO Case Study

    In twelve months we took this client site from 232 organic visitors per month to 933. See Full Case Study Here:https://firstrank.ca/case-study/dentist-seo/
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    Appliance Repair Case Study

    Appliance Repair Case Study

    This client went from not ranking in the top 10 pages of Google to being #1 for most of their keywords in under 12 months. See Full Case Study Here:https://firstrank.ca/case-study/appliance-repair-seo/
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Richmond Hill, Canada

    Active Business Growth counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Canada-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted search engine optimization and digital marketing work.

    One example of their web development success comes from FUNdamentals Preschools, an innovative educational network. Active Business Growth helped them revitalize their SEO strategy to stand out in a crowded market online and leave a powerful impression on more parents with potential students than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Pay Per Click
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    1 Million Organic Impressions &...

    1 Million Organic Impressions &...

    Over 1 million organic impressions in under 1 year since site was builtOver 34,700 organic clicks in under 1 year since site was builtSteady uptrend signaling progress continuance
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    2x Increase In Organic...

    2x Increase In Organic...

    2x increase in organic impressions in last 3 months as compared to 3 months immediately prior1.74x increase in organic traffic in last 3 months as compared to 3 months immediately prior
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    66% Increase In Organic Traffic...

    66% Increase In Organic Traffic...

    66% increase in organic traffic14.5% decrease in bounce rate56% increase in page viewsAchieved within 3 months
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    185% Increase In Organic Traffic...

    185% Increase In Organic Traffic...

  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    Mount Norquay counts Brighter Digital as their dependable search engine optimization experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Canada-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    Britannia Kitchen & Home is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Brighter Digital has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    Peter B Mason Real Estate Lawyer

    Peter B Mason Real Estate Lawyer

    Peter’s team was already working with an SEO agency and website provider but after months they were still ranking way back on page 7+ for their most valuable search queries. Furthermore, the traffic they were getting...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Abbotsford, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Mirage Screen Systems, 1st on the List empowers brands with search engine optimization services. Founded on design-first principles, this Canada-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of 1st on the List’s experience is their work for Imprint Plus, one of the world’s respected brands. 1st on the List helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 65% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 5% Other
    Multi-Location Digital Marketing...

    Multi-Location Digital Marketing...

    The 1st on the List team built a custom WordPress website strategically focusing on the primary services each location offers. Our content writers worked alongside the website design team to develop an SEO friendly and...
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    5x Traffic Increase Resulting in...

    5x Traffic Increase Resulting in...

    Website Design & SEO for Northern Escape Heli SkiingThis uniquely Canadian, boutique heli skiing company is located near Terrace, BC, yet more than 90% of their customer base is from the United States and European...
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    Online Traffic Tripled,...

    Online Traffic Tripled,...

    Website Design & SEO for Riviera NayaritRiviera Nayarit is located just north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau (CVB) has several objectives – to...
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    700 - 1000% Grown in Sales Over...

    700 - 1000% Grown in Sales Over...

    Local SEO for Safe Earth Pest ControlSafe Earth is a local pest control company in Rockwell, Texas, USA. After opening for business in 2016, Safe Earth needed an affordable and productive marketing strategy to grow its...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Many enterprise clients count N2 Marketing as their dependable search engine optimization experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Vancouver-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One N2 Marketing client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and N2 Marketing has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Email Marketing
    Higher Grounds Trading Company

    Higher Grounds Trading Company

    Higher Ground Trading Company is one of the fastest growing companies in the organic coffee industry. They came to us looking for guidance to properly launch their Search Engine Marketing campaign. They believed that...
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    Jim Wendler

    Jim Wendler

    Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program is a highly popular bodybuilding and strength training program that is one of the dominant options out on the market right now. When Jim came to us, he wanted to find out more about where they...
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    Circuit Breaker Wholesale

    Circuit Breaker Wholesale

    Circuit Breaker Wholesale came to us to restart their SEO campaign and give their site an increase in Organic Search Traffic. Our initial round of analytics showed that they already had a solid base for their website...
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    Mia Bijoux

    Mia Bijoux

    Mia Bijoux is a Canadian stainless steel fashion jewelry brand for women who want modern, functional, considerate design. They came to us because of the lack of result from previous campaigns that were done by their old...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Art & Science Digital Experience Design Inc. combines creativity and technical expertise to deliver impactive digital strategies for companies around the globe. The Canada-based agency offers extensive skill-sets to ensure success for clients no matter their place in design process. 

    When Intel needed a powerful way to supercharge their marketing strategy, they turned to Art & Science Digital Experience Design Inc. Art & Science Digital Experience Design Inc. completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 20% Other
    UI, CRO and Digital campaign for...

    UI, CRO and Digital campaign for...

    Tasty Ribbon is a Brooklyn based premium gifting brand that has reinvented the concept of corporate gifting. Challenge: They came to us wanting to relaunch their digital flagship including:  Optimize their site’s...
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    eCommerce development for Ellie Mae

    eCommerce development for Ellie Mae

    The challenge: Ellie Mae is a Toronto-based fashion house that both designs and manufactures luxury clothing and accessories.  They came to us wanting to reimagine their digital flagship including: Optimize their...
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    Sabian Rebrand

    Sabian Rebrand

    Overview/ Challenge   SABIAN is one of music’s most recognized brands and after an exhaustive search, the SABIAN team selected A&S to be their agency of record in late 2020. SABIAN ranks second in global market...
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    Rebrand and digital campaign for...

    Rebrand and digital campaign for...

    Overview/ challenge: Formerly known as Genworth, Sagen is the largest of four mortgage insurance companies in Canada. They came to us with a three-pronged ask.  They urgently needed a rebrand due to a recent acquisition...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like 7-11, 1UP Digital Marketing empowers brands with pay per click marketing. Founded on design-first principles, this Vancouver-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of 1UP Digital Marketing’s experience is their work for Vega, one of the world’s respected brands. 1UP Digital Marketing helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 45% Pay Per Click
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 10% Other
    Cycle City New Site, SEO and PPC

    Cycle City New Site, SEO and PPC

    Comparing the digital marketing performance of Cycle City from the previous year to the new year, we saw the following success: Organic results: After launching, transitioning and optimizing the site extension, we saw...
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    AllCleared - 30% increase in...

    AllCleared - 30% increase in...

    Comparing the digital marketing performance of AllCleared from the previous year to the new year, we saw following results:Organic results: After launching, transitioning and optimizing the new site, we saw a 30%...
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    Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre -...

    Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre -...

    The main goal of Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre was to bring more qualified visitors to the site. In order to define qualified visitors, we looked at the CTR, bounce rate, number of pages viewed per session, average...
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    Blue Bombers Football Club Not...

    Blue Bombers Football Club Not...

    After 1UP secured the Google Ad Grant for the Blue Bombers, we were able to deliver over 35,000 additional visitors to the website with an average CTR of 4.25% despite there being a limitation on the maximum keyword bid...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Dorval, Canada

    Courimo is an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Canada and founded in 2017. They have about 50 employees that specialize in PCC, SEO and web development services for mid-market to enterprise clients.

    Otodata Tank Monitors hired Courimo for SEO and PPC services for their remote monitors manufacturing company. Courimo delivered an excellent job in creating SEO and Google Ads campaign for Canada and the U.S. that included written content. The client was happy with the results as their rankings increased by 120% and organic traffic by 300%.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Other
    New Courimo Website Launched

    New Courimo Website Launched

    Come visit our latest website with many updates to better serve you.
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    Courimo Digital Marketing Agency

    Courimo Digital Marketing Agency

    Courimo specialized in 4 core services: PPC-SEO-SOCIAL GROWTH-VIDEOGRAPHY Call-us today for a free quote ! 
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Mediaforce has earned accolades such as a Consumer Choice Award for their work with clients like Ford and Xerox. They specialize in social media marketing, SEO, and PPC for brands in the consumer products and services, healthcare, and information technology industries. 

    Working with point of sale software company Smart Vendor, MediaForce helped the brand increase engagement through a web redesign. Their team redesigned the website architecture by tightening the objectives of potential users and was able to generate 180% more leads in the first three months.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Our Clients

    Our Clients

    Since it’s inception in 1996, Mediaforce has helped hundreds of business’  grow. Mediaforce provides a wide range of data driven strategic digital marketing services which ultimately help our clients meet their...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Calgary, Canada

    Welby Consulting provides consulting solutions from their office in Calgary, Canada that helps their clients make more profit through data-driven marketing. They specialize in PPC ads, SEO services, and media buying and planning primarily aimed towards small and mid-market firms.

    One of Welby Consulting’s projects involved working with Canadian Auto Brokers. Welby Consulting developed a custom WordPress website with responsive features that included SEO and PPC practices.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Pay Per Click
    • 25% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 20% Other
    CanadianAutoBrokers.ca

    CanadianAutoBrokers.ca

    Responsive custom WordPress website built to SEO & PPC best practices.
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    Toorzy.com Social Media Campaign

    Toorzy.com Social Media Campaign

    Design & execution of organic social media campaign for Toorzy.com
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    Minto Era Portal

    Minto Era Portal

    Designed an interactive portal in collaboration with Calgary-based Design Agency, BLKWTR Creative.
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