October 2021

Top Search Marketing Agencies

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SEM stands for search engine marketing, which is a form of internet marketing that involves promoting websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results. SEM differs from SEO (search engine optimization) in that SEM involves getting traffic from and visibility from organic and paid search, while SEO is the process of optimizing a website to get traffic from organic search results exclusively.

Companies should choose an SEM agency that has experience creating a web strategy for similar companies. Also, companies should make sure that an SEM provider has experience with both organic and paid traffic building strategies.

Check out some of the best search marketing agency near you. We showcase the creative work and client feedback of search marketing agency from around the world to make it easier to find and connect with a partner for your business.

As you create your shortlist, we recommend reviewing work portfolios to see if a company's style matches yours; reading client reviews to understand strengths and opportunities; and looking at a company's service focus to gauge expertise and work experience. We compiled all this data for you, so get started finding a search engine marketing firms today!

List of the Best Search Engine Marketing Firms

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Harrisburg, PA

    WebFX counts impressive brands like Verizon among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Pennsylvania-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted SEO work.

    One example of their web development success comes from Food Lion, a grocery brand. WebFX helped them revitalize their website to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 68% Search Engine Optimization
    • 12% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    S. Clyde Weaver Case Study

    S. Clyde Weaver Case Study

    With WebFX SEO, local SEO, content marketing, PPC, social media, and web design, S. Clylde Weaver grew their business leaps and bounds.
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    Merrimack Valley Psychological...

    Merrimack Valley Psychological...

    Take a look at how Merrimack Valley Psychological Associates boosted their revenue and added new members to their team with the help of WebFX SEO, local SEO, web design, and social media marketing services.
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    Relationship-Driven Digital...

    Relationship-Driven Digital...

    We understand that results are important in digital marketing, but at WebFX, we're also committed to building relationships with our clients. We love our clients, and in this video, they'll tell you about their...
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    CH Reed Video Testimonial

    CH Reed Video Testimonial

    Watch this video testimonial for WebFX from CH Reed.
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  • 2
    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
    • 90% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    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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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Culver City, CA

     

    Coalition Technologies has proved their SEO prowess by completing over 500 projects for clients like Paypal and Harvard. Their team of over 100 digital marketing geniuses help grow online business through SEO, pay per click, and e-commerce solutions.

     

    One of their biggest success stories has been handling all of the digital marketing for online retailer Pink Lily. Leveraging tactics like SEO, web development, and email marketing, Coalition Technologies boosted revenue to over $2.5 million in just one year.

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Other
    E-Commerce Development for Native...

    E-Commerce Development for Native...

    Coalition Technologies was chosen to help redesign the Native Union sites (for 6 international regions) and develop numerous custom features that help improve the sites' UX and marketability. Coalition Technologies...
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    Web Development and SEO for...

    Web Development and SEO for...

    The Bentonville Film Festival, a joint initiative by Coca Cola and Walmart, had its website design and development completed by Coalition Technologies. The SEO and mobile UX prioritized website features online scheduling...
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    Web Development for PayPal

    Web Development for PayPal

    PayPal, a leading person to person and online payment provider, tapped Coalition Technologies to build out its e-commerce website. The team also aided the development of Here, its SMB focused card reader and Point of Sale...
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    Ecommerce SEO

    Ecommerce SEO

  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Greenwood Village, CO

    When brands around the world find themselves in need of digital marketing, social media networking, and search engine optimization work, there’s one name that many turn to in order to get the job done—SocialSEO. Founded in the U.S. and named the #1 digital marketing firm in America by Upcity, SocialSEO helps brands reach their marketing goals with expert SEO and social marketing strategies and execution.

    Whether it’s working closely within existing parameters or client goals or producing an entire plan from scratch, SocialSEO excels in bringing clients like one yoga clothing and equipment companh exactly the results they need in a timely and affordable manner. Their work resulted in a 1,000% increase in page one keyword rankings.

    SERVICES
    • 68% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 2% Other
    #1 Digital Marketing Firm

    #1 Digital Marketing Firm

    Recently voted #1 Digital Marketing Firm by UpCity.
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    Video Production Services

    Video Production Services

    Here at SocialSEO, we offer all-inclusive, full video production services. This includes pre-production, production, post-production, editing, directing, and everything in between. Our Colorado Springs Video Production...
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    SEO Services

    SEO Services

    Why is SocialSEO the best digital marketing company in the industry? We let our customers tell you.
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    SEO and SEM Services

    SEO and SEM Services

    Why is SocialSEO the best digital marketing company in the industry? We let our customers tell you.
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Boca Raton, FL

    What do LG and Realtor.ca have in common? They’ve both turned to SEO Brand for search engine optimization expertise. This Florida based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Ritz Carlton launched a platform targeting their unique guests, SEO Brand analyzed the entirety of their approach to refine their SEO strategy, create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    Montblanc Redesign

    Montblanc Redesign

    Home page and complete UI/UX redesign.
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    Southeby's International Realty

    Southeby's International Realty

    Another redesign of the UI/UX of Iconic brand Southeby's International Realty.
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    Ceridian

    Ceridian

    UI/UX Redesign
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    LG

    LG

  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    West Jordan, UT

    Featured in Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, Searchbloom is a full-stack search engine marketing firm, offering custom search campaigns. They work with clients of all sizes across a wide range of industries.

    They partnered with Reflections Recovery Center to optimize the recovery center’s website. They implemented a multi-prong local SEO strategy when building the website that resulted in a 613% increase in organic revenue, 138.9% increase in first-page ranking, and a 126.8% increase in top three ranking.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Search Engine Optimization
    • 45% Pay Per Click
    Reflections Recovery +...

    Reflections Recovery +...

    When Reflections Recovery Center partnered with us, they were a brand-new company without a website, so they need to get a website optimized properly and rank on the first page for head terms to start driving leads and...
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    Nature's Seed + Searchbloom -...

    Nature's Seed + Searchbloom -...

    When Nature’s Seed first came to us, their old Drupal site had thousands of duplicate pages and the user experience was certainly lacking.  Increased organic revenue by 1768% Increased Total Keyword Rankings by...
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    ShirtSpace + Searchbloom -...

    ShirtSpace + Searchbloom -...

    ShirtSpace came to us with a few challenges. They had hundreds of thousands of pages of duplicate content that was eating through their Search Console crawl budget and had thin content that needed denser keyword-rich copy...
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    Project with nuvi

    Project with nuvi

  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    PBJ Marketing is a digital marketing agency that specializes in full-service digital marketing for enterprises and midmarket businesses alike such as the National Education Association, Chegg, and Yale Medicine. They endeavor to provide clients with wise counsel, offering them paid media, SEO, website design, and brand strategy services. 

    PBJ Marketing provided digital marketing services to augment online brand visibility for a manufacturing firm. After recommending strategies to improve search engine rankings, PBJ Marketing updated the client's website and executed digital marketing initiatives to significant success. They generated a consistent increase in leads from the client's target markets. 

    SERVICES
    • 60% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    PPC & SEO for Healthcare...

    PPC & SEO for Healthcare...

    YALE MEDICINE https://pbjmarketing.com/our-clients/success-stories/yalemedicine-com/   BACKGROUND Yale Medicine is the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine. They are the largest academic multi-specialty...
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    PPC & SEO for a FinTech Company

    PPC & SEO for a FinTech Company

    MPOWER FINANCING https://pbjmarketing.com/our-clients/success-stories/mpower-financing/ Background: MPOWER Financing is a leading provider of student loans for international and DACA students without cosigners or credit...
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    E-commerce Marketing for Online...

    E-commerce Marketing for Online...

    FACTORYPURE.COM https://pbjmarketing.com/our-clients/success-stories/factorypure/ Background:  FactoryPure is an e-commerce retailer brand providing home improvement and power equipment tools. They realized their...
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    PPC Management for Professional...

    PPC Management for Professional...

    KANTOLA TRAINING SOLUTIONS   Background Kantola specializes in workplace harassment training that can be delivered to customers quickly and affordable in a format that helps them easily meet their training needs. They...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Houston, TX

    Top Spot Internet Marketing has grown into the largest independent agency in Houston through digital strategies that expand business and achieve goals. Over the course of their 15 years in business, they have built a robust portfolio of PPC and SEO projects for mid-market and small businesses.

    Working with the American Vacuum company the Top Spot team helped them redesign their mobile site to be responsive. The new user-friendly site has helped drive new business with a 42% increase from mobile and tablet devices and a 13% rise in organic traffic.

     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 14% Digital Strategy
    • 16% Other
    Cason Graye Homes Website

    Cason Graye Homes Website

    When Cason Graye Homes came to TopSpot, they needed a website that reflected their brand and home building style. They also wanted to grow their Houston SEO presence along with their organic presence in Houston’s...
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    Altius Technical Services Website

    Altius Technical Services Website

    When Altius Technical Services came to TopSpot, they were wanting a mobile-friendly website design that had a clean interface that would help drive online leads while putting emphases on their rope training courses and...
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    Blades Wellness Website

    Blades Wellness Website

    Blades Wellness is a Houston wellness & aesthetics practice that specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women in the Houston area. Prior to launching their new website with TopSpot, the...
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    Servo2Go.com Website

    Servo2Go.com Website

    When Servo2Go was ready to update their eCommerce store with a responsive design, they went with their current digital marketing provider, TopSpot. It was important to the Servo2Go team that the progress made with to the...
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  • 9
    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
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    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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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Twickenham, United Kingdom

    GenieCrawl is a boutique digital marketing agency that practices digital craftsmanship designed with a business's needs in mind. GenieCrawl's small but dedicated team works to bring out the best in some of the industry's most talented and creative individuals and focuses primarily on SEO, PPC advertising, link building, social media, web development, app development, and lead generation.

    An example of GenieCrawl's work includes when a freelance writer sought GenieCrawl's help to build and design their portfolio site in order to boost their online presence. The team also created custom scripts for the client. GenieCrawl was approachable and informative and provided top-notch customer support and high-quality work at a competitive price to the client.

     

    SERVICES
    • 90% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    SEO and Website Build Project

    SEO and Website Build Project

    We were approached by Liza Jandolf with reference to building her a new website. She had worked with platforms such as Fiver and Five Squid but she found their fee of 20-25% was too expensive and she wanted to get...
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    Offline Marketing Campaign

    Offline Marketing Campaign

    We were approached by an franchisee who was based in the Midlands who owned 7 subway locations who wanted to boost the footfall to his locations. He wanted an offline marketing campaign to increase the current ongoing...
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    Website Rebuild and SEO

    Website Rebuild and SEO

    Sloane Cleaning came to us in 2020. They had a website but had a developer who had stopped commicating and they had no access to their website. We rebuilt their website for them and then launched a brand new SEO campaign....
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    Website for Musical DJ

    Website for Musical DJ

    Craig McConnon is a London based DJ with over 15 years experience. He is now based in London, UK but has DJed in a number of different countries including USA, Mexico, Hong Kong, France and Italy. He has DJed at all kind...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Anvil’s team of strategist, designers, and developers generate big returns on investment by understanding and solving unique business challenges. Their services include pay per click, social media marketing, and search engine optimization.



    Some of their most recent work was creating a campaign for Mozo that captured their brand's identity. The team at Anvil followed the brand across the West Coast, capturing the companies work hard, play hard mentality to create the ‘Mozo Day in the Life’ campaign.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 5% Other
    BridgeSpan Health at Sustainable...

    BridgeSpan Health at Sustainable...

    Anvil developed video content to promote a new healthcare brand created specifically for the exchange marketplace.
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    MOZO Day-in-the-life at Feast PDX

    MOZO Day-in-the-life at Feast PDX

    Anvil created this video to encapsulate the campaign we developed 'MOZO Day in the Life'. MOZO, we work hard. We play hard. This is the #MOZOlife. We've had a great time traveling the west coast enjoying new sites...
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    SafeTec Website Design and...

    SafeTec Website Design and...

    Design and development of the Safetec.net website.
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    SafeTec Logo Development

    SafeTec Logo Development

    Logo Development for SafeTec.
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Irvine, CA

    Directive is known for helping their clients' businesses thrive by decreasing cost per acquisition and increasing inbound leads and organic traffic. Their team of digital marketing experts specialize in search engine optimization, pay per click strategy, and conversion optimization.

     

    A recent example of their work was redesigning the landing page for talent acquisition firm Clear Company. The Directive team implemented a new strategy to increase their relevance on search engines and bring more potential leads to their website.  

    SERVICES
    • 58% Search Engine Optimization
    • 42% Pay Per Click
    We Are Directive - Performance...

    We Are Directive - Performance...

    At Directive, your success story is our biggest KPI.
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    Automated Data Governance Landing...

    Automated Data Governance Landing...

    A demo landing page for SaaS security company. View Full Design: https://dribbble.com/shots/14097276-Automated-Data-Governance-Landing-Page
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    401(k) Investment Landing Page

    401(k) Investment Landing Page

    A get info and pricing landing page for an investment company for business. View Full Design: https://dribbble.com/shots/9084651-401-K-Landing-Page/attachments/12513?...
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    Marketing Solution Landing Page

    Marketing Solution Landing Page

    A consultation landing page for a marketing solution serving academic institutions. View Full Design: https://dribbble.com/shots/6490150-Get-Free-Consultation-Landing-Page
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  • 13
    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
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 5% Content Marketing
    • 10% 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...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Ashford counts Direct Online Marketing as their dependable web design and custom software experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this America-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    SCAD is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Direct Online 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
    • 60% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    Ashford

    Ashford

    Equal

    Equal

    ECA

    ECA

    DOM has successfully helped clients in dozens of industries with PPC management for more than a decade. Learn more about how our commitment to growth feeds our desire to deliver exceptional work for our clients.
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    Starks

    Starks

    DOM has successfully helped clients in dozens of industries with PPC management for more than a decade. Learn more about how our commitment to growth feeds our desire to deliver exceptional work for our clients.
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Los Angeles, CA

    What do dozens of high-profile clients have in common? They’ve all turned to Bliss Drive for search engine optimization expertise. This Los Angeles-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When their client launched a platform targeting their unique users, Bliss Drive analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    5 Things to Consider When Hiring...

    5 Things to Consider When Hiring...

    Bliss Drive CEO and Founder Richard Fong disccusses the 5 important things before hiring a SEO company for your business: 1. Do They Have Conversion In Mind? 2. SEO has a lot of strategies and technologies. 3. Is the...
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    How Bliss Drive Can Help Your...

    How Bliss Drive Can Help Your...

    Bliss Drive CEO and Founder Richard Fong talks about business owners who did not receive any results after spending 6 months to one year on SEO. So, if you are looking for a strong business partner who really cares about...
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    Food Company Ranked First Page on...

    Food Company Ranked First Page on...

    "Our sales guy couldn't handle all the leads that were coming in."
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    Insurance Company gets 5 leads a...

    Insurance Company gets 5 leads a...

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