June 2022

Top PPC Agencies in Chicago

PPC (pay-per-click) advertising is a model in which advertisers pay a hosting site every time one of their ads is clicked. PPC advertising is cost-effective because businesses only have to pay when customers land on the intended site. Plus, businesses can target an audience for the advertisement based on location, language, and if they are using a computer or mobile device. Luckily, Chicago has some of the best PPC agencies to hire. Use our list to find and connect with PPC companies in Chicago. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best PPC Companies in Chicago

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    What do LupinePet and Chicago Brick Oven have in common? They’ve both turned to SCUBE Marketing for pay per click expertise. This Chicago-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When automobile lifestyle brand Hoonigan decided to boost their online advertising game, they hired SCUBE Marketing to create a Google Ad campaign. SCUBE Marketing launched the campaign during the holidays and used data to update it throughout the first quarter of the new year. The campaign resulted in a 10% increase in click throughs.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    How We Monetized A Shopify Plus...

    How We Monetized A Shopify Plus...

    Company Hoonigan, a company behind a motor racing team led by Ken Block and viral videos such as Gymkhana engaged SCUBE to help drive their branded merchandise sales automatically. Results Within 6 months of the launch of...
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    Tripled Revenue For A B2B...

    Tripled Revenue For A B2B...

    Company J.L. Matthews Company, a B2B Distributor and E- Commerce Retailer of Utility and Industrial Supplies sought upon SCUBE Marketing to grow online sales for their Shopify Plus Site. Through Google Shopping, Search...
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    Doubled Google Ads Revenue In 3...

    Doubled Google Ads Revenue In 3...

    Company Lupine Pet, a manufacturer of high quality dog collars, engaged SCUBE to improve their Google Ads program, so they could grow their direct to consumer sales. Results Within 3 months, Google Ads revenue increased...
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    How We Made Extra $348,000 For A...

    How We Made Extra $348,000 For A...

    Company Tembo Group, party supply retailer, engaged SCUBE to improve their existing paid advertising program to grow online sales and ROAS for their Shopify Plus site. Results Within 12 months, paid advertising channel...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Since 2007, Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing has been helping their clients grow their business with full-funnel marketing solutions. Their primary services include search engine optimization and pay per click strategy mainly for small to mid-sized businesses. 

     

    Some of their recent work was with the Yellowbrick treatment facility who specializes in helping young adults who have experienced trauma. Their team created a content campaign that led to a 10.5% increase in organic search visibility as well as an infographic that went on to be featured in Forbes. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    Viral Content Closes Competitive...

    Viral Content Closes Competitive...

    Created and promoted consumer study about Americans' relationship with food delivery apps. The study earned the client more than 550 linking placements, which received more than 500,000 social media engagements across...
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    4x Increase in Visibility for...

    4x Increase in Visibility for...

    Combined SEO and PPC strategies, scalability across new markets, and continous optimization produced dramatic, record-setting results month-after-month for IPX1031.  94% increase in meaningful conversions 476% increase...
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    Survey Data Earns >100 Media...

    Survey Data Earns >100 Media...

    ImproveNet helps homeowners complete home improvement & repair projects, from start to finish. Their goal was to increase visibility with unique content marketing campaigns. We surveyed 2,500 Americans to identify...
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    Link Building Campaign Earns 74...

    Link Building Campaign Earns 74...

    If you keep thinking that everywhere you turn there's a new craft brewery popping up—it’s not just your imagination. A craft beer revolution has swept over America. Whether you enjoy a good IPA or you prefer a dark...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Velvetech, Comrade Web Agency empowers brands with search engine optimization. Founded on design-first principles, this Chicago-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Comrade Web Agency’s experience is their work for Boat.me, one of the world’s respected brands. Comrade Web Agency 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
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Digital Marketing for a Leading...

    Digital Marketing for a Leading...

    About this project: The company is a fast-growing commercial tent manufacturer and supplier with eCommerce operations selling to three primary audiences: event rental companies, businesses requiring tent...
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    SEO for a Nationwide Spice Seller

    SEO for a Nationwide Spice Seller

    About this project: The company is a large-scale e-commerce purveyor of herbs and spices. In addition to its online store, it has more than 30 physical retail locations across 15 states and its spices are used in more...
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    Web Design for Hi-Tech Fitness...

    Web Design for Hi-Tech Fitness...

    About this project: From treadmills to rowers, this gym equipment company offers a wide range of high-tech gym equipment for residental and commercial use for people experience premium workouts they'd expect at the...
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    eCommerce Web Design for Luxury...

    eCommerce Web Design for Luxury...

    About this project: Based in Brooklyn and featured in department stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, this company's beautiful products are designed for discerning consumers who have an eye for art and...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Accelerated Digital Media is made up of a team of marketing professionals that strive to maximize the e-commerce profits of their clients. They are experts in digital strategy, social media marketing, and SEO solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of e-commerce, consumer products, and more.

    One of Accelerated Digital Media’s projects involved working with NURX, a telemedicine company. Accelerated Digital Media managed to increase monthly sales of NURX by 32% in just 60 days of their partnership.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Other
    References of Work - Social

    References of Work - Social

    This image demonstrates a recommendation for one of our social media clients. For more case studies and testimonials, please visit:  https://accelerateddigitalmedia.com/clients/testimonials/
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    References of Work - Shopping...

    References of Work - Shopping...

    This image demonstrates an analysis of and recommendation for one of our client's shopping campaigns within Google Ads. This analysis and recommendation were executed as part of an audit for an incoming client. For more...
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    References of Work - Search

    References of Work - Search

    This image demonstrates the relative impact ADM's proprietary Search campaign structure and strategic keyword expansion had for one of our clients. Some quantitative details are removed to protect our client's information...
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    Case Study - NURX

    Case Study - NURX

    Nurx is a mission-driven, telemedicine company providing access to birth control, test kits and other sensitive healthcare medications through their app and website. In September of 2019, Nurx was valued at $300MM....
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed VisualFizz to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Chicago, VisualFizz was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, VisualFizz 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
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 50% Other
    Full Service Digital Marketing...

    Full Service Digital Marketing...

    See Full Case Study Here: https://www.visualfizz.com/case-studies/full-service-digital-marketing-construction-paving/       When Rose Paving connected with VisualFizz in 2018, the Asphalt and Paving company needed to...
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    THE YARD KW: FULL SERVICE DIGITAL...

    THE YARD KW: FULL SERVICE DIGITAL...

    See Full Case Study Here: https://www.visualfizz.com/case-studies/ecommerce-social-media-case-study/ Quick Summary: Their assortment of unique and fun accessories, home goods, and lifestyle products are focused on strong...
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    Mac & Cheese Fest Chicago:...

    Mac & Cheese Fest Chicago:...

    See Full Case Study Here: https://www.visualfizz.com/case-studies/chicago-social-media-event-case-... Quick Summary: The VisualFizz social media team created a strong strategy for managing organic and paid Mac &...
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    Web Development and Design for...

    Web Development and Design for...

    See Full Case Study Here: https://www.visualfizz.com/case-studies/development-design-for-professional-community/   Quick Summary: CMX wanted to create a robust, secure WordPress brand site that allowed each user to...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Straight North is a full-service internet marketing firm that delivers custom solutions to clients designed to attract customers and turn leads to growth. Their portfolio is made up of web design and search engine optimization work for mid-sized and small businesses. 

    When Cisco Athletics needed some outside help with designing their website, they hired the Straight North team to come in to get the job done. Their team delivered a digital system that could flex to fit the unique needs of tablets, phones, and desktop while keeping a consistent style and feeling on every device. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    Mrs. Prindables

    Mrs. Prindables

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    Global Verification Network

    Global Verification Network

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    Figo Pet Insurance

    Figo Pet Insurance

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    Go Ship

    Go Ship

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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Many enterprise clients count 1o8 as their dependable digital strategy experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Chicago-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One 1o8 client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and 1o8 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
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 25% Other
    tio gazpacho website refresh

    tio gazpacho website refresh

    As part of our assignment, we proposed reworking the website to bring the flavors and energy of the product to live.
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    Food Company Website Update

    Food Company Website Update

    After 90 days of data mining, heat map analysis, and user experience testing, we crafted a fresh approach to the website to drive additional sales on the platform.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    ONEIMS.COM clients include G2 Crowd, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to SEO for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, ONEIMS.COM was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago.

    When Florock needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to ONEIMS.COM. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 15% Other
    G2 Crowd, Business Software...

    G2 Crowd, Business Software...

    G2 Crowd is a leading online platform for reviewing business software and services. OneIMS created a content marketing campaign to expand G2 Crowd's reach.  "Really helpful people who are willing to change strategy to...
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    EPAY Systems, HR and Payroll...

    EPAY Systems, HR and Payroll...

    EPAY Systems Develops HR and Payroll Software for Distributed Workforces "What OneIMS has done is, is has delivered solutions has worked with our team side by side to truly change where we are ranked in Google. To truly...
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    Florock, Polymer Flooring & Epoxy...

    Florock, Polymer Flooring & Epoxy...

    Florock provides Polymer Flooring Systems and Industrial Epoxy Coatings for Concrete Floors "Our inbound marketing efforts and the resulting traffic and leads have been on a steep incline since we started working with...
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    Focus Group, Chicago Real Estate...

    Focus Group, Chicago Real Estate...

    Focus Real Estate is a multi-unit and commercial general contractor in Chicago. The firm approached OneIMS to help improve their digital ad campaigns after struggling to generate lead quality and volume.  The team at...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    This established web development company counts major brands like ACOEP among their clients. Based in Chicago, Simple Machines Marketing brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Loan Ecosystem Online creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Simple Machines Marketing for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Simple Machines Marketing delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    Content Marketing for Abrasives...

    Content Marketing for Abrasives...

    United Abrasives, an American abrasives manufacturer headquartered in North Windham, Connecticut, had built a reputation as the standard for excellence among a strong network of distributors and reps. As times changed and...
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    Branding for Healthcare...

    Branding for Healthcare...

    The American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOEP) is an organization that offers various events for its members throughout the year. From educational seminars to professional trainings, the events range in size from...
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    Print and Digital Advertising for...

    Print and Digital Advertising for...

    Loan Ecosystem Online (LEO) is a financial tech platform developed to modernize loan syndication with an end-to-end exchange for middle market originators, institutional lenders and agents. While its competition includes...
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    Updated Website Strategy and...

    Updated Website Strategy and...

    Website Strategy Wireframes Site Structure & Architecture Recommendations Design Palette & Custom Website Design Website Traffic Analysis Logo Update SEO Management
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Ice Nine Online is an award-winning digital marketing agency in Chicago. The agency collaborates with leading brands including Fortune 500 companies. Online advertising, website design, and web development are some of their specialties. 

    An engagement with Jackson Dearborn Partners is one of Ice Nine Online’s success stories. The agency created a mobile-optimized, custom WordPress website for Jackson Dearborn Partners. Advanced interactive features were used to make the site more integrable and search-optimized. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Development
    • 35% Other
    Arbor Mills

    Arbor Mills

    Ice Nine Online partnered with top-tier creative agency Blu Sky Creative to build a WordPress website that evokes the innovative, luxury nature of the Arbor Mills brand while creating an exceptional user experience for...
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    V3 Companies

    V3 Companies

    V3 needed a custom company Intranet to be used as a portal for team members. The Intranet was meant to facilitate communication, provide access to key company info, alert team members to company news and milestones, and...
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    Midwest Training & Ice Center

    Midwest Training & Ice Center

    Ice Nine Online built a highly-customized WordPress website, utilizing best-practices along with some unique functions like a stand-alone micro-site with its own unique design. They built a custom back-end for MWTI staff...
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    MVC Consulting

    MVC Consulting

    Ice Nine Online built MVC Consulting's new website utilizing the WordPress platform, utilizing parallax design elements, clear calls-to-action and minimalistic design to cater to MVC’s target markets.  
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With a passion for both strategy and design, BFO has provided search engine optimization work for clients like Huracane Golf. Based in Chicago, BFO brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 15% Other
    Keyword Focused Content Success...

    Keyword Focused Content Success...

    THE CHALLENGE HurricaneGolf.com, an online retailer of golf equipment and accessories, collaborated with BFO to gain revenue by improving their organic search presence in a hyper-competitive space, after having plenty of...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    As a Google Partner, Zen Anchor Digital offers digital solutions, primarily to businesses from the insurance, health, and educational sectors. They provide SEO services, PPC assistance, and email marketing for small and medium-sized businesses, with their SEO solutions focused on local search, content developing, and link earning, among others.

    One of Zen Anchor Digital’s projects involved working with Voice of Blockchain (ZoB) Zen Anchor Digital developed and managed automated email campaigns for one of ZoB’s pitch blockchain conferences.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Carefree Dental - PPC Advertising

    Carefree Dental - PPC Advertising

    Zen Anchor has worked with Carefree Dental for over 4 years managing over $1MM in annual online media buy within Google Ads and Facebook Ads.
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    Insurance PPC Advertising

    Insurance PPC Advertising

    Guardian Life Insurance worked with Zen Anchor on piloting their Disability Income Insurance product. The $100k+ media campaign was run through Google Search, Google Display and Facebook Advertising.
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    Customer Segmentation & Revenue...

    Customer Segmentation & Revenue...

    Zen Anchor partnered with the strategic marketing consultancies of Kabardian Group and From.Digital to provide a Customer Segmentation and Customer Revenue Optimization initiative. Zen focused primarily on bringing these...
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    Health & Wellness Digital...

    Health & Wellness Digital...

    Zen Anchor provided Aligned Modern Health with PPC services on Google Ads (Search, Display, YouTube), and Bing Ads. We also built a custom Google Analytics and Google Data Studio Dashboard for performance reporting.
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Digital Marketing Agency helps their clients save money and time by taking their projects from start to finish. With a wide range of capabilities that includes search engine optimization, public relations, and content marketing, there is no challenge their team isn’t ready to tackle. 

     

    A recent example of their work was helping a medical e-commerce site generate an increase in their traffic. Digital Marketing Agency created a strategy that changed up their approach to longtail keywords to bring the business a steady increase in visits that has only increased over time. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 35% Other
    Reputation Management Services

    Reputation Management Services

    DMA works hard to protect what people are saying about your business. Your company's reputation is the first thing a potential client sees before making a decision. DMA works to ensure your positive testimonials are front...
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    Supercharged SEO Services

    Supercharged SEO Services

    DMA ensures your site is optimized with specific keywords and content to give your site the traction it needs to be ranked on all search engines.    
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    Testimonial - Digital Marketing

    Testimonial - Digital Marketing

    Problem: A medical e-commerce site based in Asheville, NC needed help with generating traffic. In the past two years, their traffic had become stagnant. Because 87% of their current traffic was coming from paid...
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    Award Winning Service

    Award Winning Service

    DMA is recognized for its outstanding client service and its creative approach to digital marketing ensuring your site and brand has the reach and impact to attract more business.
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    WebRocket Digital, Inc offers marketing and web services that are designed to boost traffic to websites and convert visitors. They specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for small businesses in the fields of consumer products, hospitality, retail, and more.

    As an example of their work, WebRocket Digital, Inc partnered with The Patch Boys of Kane County to develop a website that showcases their drywall repair services. WebRocket Digital, Inc also has provided PPC and SEO services to the company monthly.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    Google Ads Results

    Google Ads Results

    28:1 ROI
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    Bluegrass Chem-Dry SEO

    Bluegrass Chem-Dry SEO

    Bluegrass Chem-Dry franchise is a leading carpet cleaning company in Lexington Kentucky.  They hired us to obtain more leads and business via Local SEO. We've been able to increase their ROI from 2:1 to nearly 25:1...
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    The Patch Boys of Kane County

    The Patch Boys of Kane County

    We worked with The Patch Boys of Kane county franchise to produce an informational website that allows the visitor to understand the diferent drywall repair processes.  We also work with the client to perform SEO and PPC...
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    Bluegrass Chem-Dry

    Bluegrass Chem-Dry

    We worked with Bluegrass Chem-Dry to develop a website that not only provided a great user experience and fast load times, but one that converted visitors into customers with specific call to actions.  We also performed...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Zund, Volya empowers brands with custom software development. Founded on design-first principles, this USA-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Volya’s experience is their work for Snap-On Incorporated, one of the world’s respected brands. Volya 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
    • 100% Pay Per Click
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Development
    • 30% Other
    Young Chicago Authors

    Young Chicago Authors

    https://www.chicagodigital.com/portfolio/young-chicago-authors
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    CMM

    CMM

    BIAA

    BIAA

    Chicago Digital worked with the Brain Injury Association of America to build a new state of the art website.
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What is a PPC Agency?

A PPC (pay-per-click) agency is a digital marketing company that assists brands by promoting their services and products while creating and monitoring PPC campaigns across social media, search engines, and other channels.

What Do PPC Companies Do?

PPC agencies specialize in tactics that help generate targeted traffic to websites. When done correctly, your company will experience growth in leads and brand awareness.

Select PPC companies:

  1. Perform paid media audits
  2. Manage and create campaigns
  3. Focus on paid media strategy

Why Should You Invest in PPC Services in Chicago?

Your team is capable of running a strategic PPC campaign internally, but hiring a PPC agency can provide superior expertise to your marketing strategy.

Investing in a company that provides PPC services can help your team:

  1. Craft effective copy
  2. Target the right keywords
  3. Focus on tracking results
  4. Develop a winning, proven strategy