September 2022

Top Search Marketing Agencies in New York City

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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, New York City has some of the best SEM agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with SEM agency in NYC. 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 NYC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Netpeak has provided pay-per-click and SEO solutions for huge names like Trip Advisor as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This New York based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Victoria’s Secret needed a powerful way to supercharge their SEO, they turned to Netpeak. Netpeak completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Other
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    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
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    SEO Brand Presentation on Website...

    SEO Brand Presentation on Website...

    Mike Salvaggio , CEO of SEO Brand (seobrand.com) talks about Website Conversion at the Advertiser360 Live Seminar
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Paramus, NJ

    What do Porsche and Harvard have in common? They’ve both turned to SmartSites for pay per click marketing expertise. This New Jersey-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Porsche launched a platform targeting their unique customers, SmartSites 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
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Web Development for Public...

    Web Development for Public...

    Ongoing website design, development, web security, and website maintenance engadgement for public medical device company Biolase (NASDAQ: BIOL) and subsidiaries. Screenshots are just for proof-of-work, let me know if you...
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    Search Marketing for SAAS Company...

    Search Marketing for SAAS Company...

    Enterprise search marketing (SEO & PPC) for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN). LivePerson is a multi-billion-dollar public company. Paid channels: LinkedIn, Google, and Bing.
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    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
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    GEC Scales

    GEC Scales

    Services Used: Responsive Web Design Custom WordPress Website Design Content Editing Onsite Search Engine Optimization
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    Accurate Leak and Line

    Accurate Leak and Line

    Thrive implemented A/B testing to make updates to the website that would increase the conversion rate on the site. Thrive also created a new content strategy by creating geo-targeted content pages for their service area...
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    Imagetek Office Systems

    Imagetek Office Systems

    Services Used: Responsive Design Custom WordPress Website Design Content Editing Onsite Search Engine Optimization
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    Sound Fighter Systems

    Sound Fighter Systems

    Sound Fighter Systems is an industry leader in industrial absorptive noise barrier systems. Some of the common applications for their LSE sound barrier system include power plants, electrical substations, gun ranges...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    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
    • 70% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    Social Media Marketing for Major...

    Social Media Marketing for Major...

    BACKGROUND MedStar Health hosts one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences, CRT, which is attended by more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists yearly. They came to us looking to...
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    Digital Marketing for Elite...

    Digital Marketing for Elite...

    BACKGROUND Yale Medicine is the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine. They are the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. For our first engagement with Yale Med, we focused on their...
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    Digital Marketing for Major...

    Digital Marketing for Major...

    When Programmatic Becomes Problematic A leader in entrepreneurship graduate studies, the University of Maryland hired two well-known programmatic marketing agencies to promote its Master’s of Technology Entrepreneurship...
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    PPC & SEO for Enterprise...

    PPC & SEO for Enterprise...

    Our Strategy Approach: Top of the funnel: Enhanced targeting paired with optimized bid strategy to maximize reach, improve conversions, while controlling costs. Bottom of the funnel: Set-up call tracking to gauge the lead...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Evolve into your full potential with digital marketing growth solutions with Power Digital Marketing. They are a full-service agency that offers fourteen service offerings including SEO, content marketing, paid media, paid and organic social media marketing, PR, influencer relations, email, conversion rate optimization, partnerships and affiliate, Amazon marketing, and web development.

    Power Digital Marketing significantly expanded the brand awareness of Athletic Brewing, driving a significant revenue increase through leveraging Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Other
    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    By coupling a flexible approach with continuous audience testing and launching new ads that compliment Aviator Nation’s branding standards, Power has been able to create effective social campaigns through Facebook and...
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    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Transformative Facebook Advertising Power Digital introduced DARE ads—these are dynamic ads driven by BHHS California’s own data to show the right homes to the right people at the right time. During ‘open house’...
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    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Leveraging the agency’s team of digital marketing experts, an extensive evaluation of current initiatives, target audiences and demographics, and creative was conducted to understand every opportunity angle and set the...
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    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola had enjoyed huge success selling vintage audio products, Victrola’s retail tactics were in danger of getting stuck in the past. Despite e-commerce exploding all around them, they’d remained focused on...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    GAP counts Sure Oak 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 USA-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    Advance Auto Parts is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Sure Oak 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
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    • 10% Other
  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Neon Ambition is an inbound marketing agency that drives qualified leads and sales for established businesses from all over the world. Their company has partnered with established brands such as Grande Communications, Brookfield Residential, Tailored Systems, The Grove, and My IT Pros. 

    The Neon Ambition teamed up with issuu, a SaaS company, with an objective to increase their spending and conversions while, most importantly, keeping their cost per conversion low. The collaboration resulted in their campaign reaching over 300M users and increasing their conversions by over 300%.
     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Other
    Website Design and Content...

    Website Design and Content...

    DSC is a physical security and life safety solutions company based in Houston, Texas. They came to Neon Ambition to help them design a new website and improve their messaging. 
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    SEO for B2B Insurance Company

    SEO for B2B Insurance Company

    Cerity provides workers comp insurance to small and medium sized businesses. They came to Neon Ambition to improve their organic rankings, traffic and sales. We were able to not only increase their organic traffic but...
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    SEO and PPC Managment for B2B...

    SEO and PPC Managment for B2B...

    Diversio is a B2B SaaS solution that uses AI to capture, analyze, diagnose and improve Diversity & Inclusion. They turned to Neon Ambition to help them increase their organic traffic and improve their cost per lead on...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Fairfield, NJ

    Offering full-service solutions in mobile app development, Saffron Tech’s client list is littered with Fortune 500 companies and startups alike.

    An app for interactive education platform Sow Good is representative of Saffron Tech’s creative-minded approach to development and design. The app offers built-in study groups for students and incorporates a bright, warm interface to please its child-focused audience.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Yonkers, NY

    Razor Rank is a full-service digital marketing agency providing best-in-class services to big brands and small-to-medium-sized businesses nationwide. Their services include Technical SEO, Paid Search (PPC), Social Media Management, Display, Reputation Management, Website Design and Development, Content Development, Web Hosting, and general digital marketing consulting. 

    They worked with Maui Jim Sunglasses to fix issues with their platform just before it launched. It was a huge success with no loss of SEO equity in the transition. They increased in rankings and traffic significantly. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Web Design
    • 30% Other
    Insurance Company<br> Web Design,...

    Insurance Company<br> Web Design,...

    Razor Rank helped Insurapply redesign  their website in order to have the look and feel of their major competitors. We helped them design a custom quoting engine, which is the backbone of the business, with all the...
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    Knesko Skin<br>  Website Design +...

    Knesko Skin<br> Website Design +...

    Website redesign to promote luxury skin care products, SEO strategy helped the company create a 10x increase in sales.
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    Personal Injury Law Firm <br>Site...

    Personal Injury Law Firm <br>Site...

    Razor Rank conducted a full migration and redesign of the site. In addition, we provided ongoing SEO Consulting, Content Expansion and PPC Services. Razor Rank created a blue print for all content to be created, wrote all...
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    Foot Locker <br> Technical SEO...

    Foot Locker <br> Technical SEO...

    Razor Rank helped Foot Locker by designing customized Technical SEO solutions to help the company achieve higher visibility for their great products. 
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Ayima is a digital marketing agency based in the UK and was founded in 2007. they have more than 50 employees that specialize in SEO, PPC, content marketing, paid media, and analytics for a wide range of clients mainly focusing on E-commerce, transportation, and health care & medical industries.

    B&Q hired Ayima to provide SEO services for their retail company. The team created a wide range of copywriting strategies to scale the client's on-page SEO efforts. Thanks to Ayima's engagement, the client saw a significant increase in the share of voice by over 52% and an accelerated SEO program. They exhibited a smooth workflow and reliable and punctual communication. Their proactiveness in tracking the project output was notable in the partnership.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Delivering against high volume,...

    Delivering against high volume,...

    In order to increase visibility in the New York marketplace, our strategy needed to iron out a number of legacy platform issues. A bespoke CMS, excess page cannibalisation, weak commercial deep-links, and a lack of Mobile...
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    Worldpay - Driving more leads for...

    Worldpay - Driving more leads for...

    By creating a granular account structure Ayima was able to provide high quality leads at scale. Worldpay’s data was segmented into verticals such as auto-repair, hairdressers or health & beauty. Utilising...
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    Soaring Sales for iCandy

    Soaring Sales for iCandy

    By building out winter sale-specific campaigns and highlighting special offers, as well as utilising features such as search countdown customisers, we were able to drive a massive increase in year-on-year sales. Dynamic...
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    Putting First Aid in First Place:...

    Putting First Aid in First Place:...

    A Drum Search Award-winning campaign. Through a combination of account restructures, advanced tracking, audience strategies, and custom JS and Python scripts, we were able to drive results far exceeding targets. We drove...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    SEO Image boosts of over 95% client retention rate and features in top news sites like The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and Huffington Post. They offer advanced SEO and online reputation management services to clients of all sizes across industries.

    They partnered with Sotheby to develop a ranking strategy to increase the world’s largest realtor online presence. Their strategy targeting nearly 90 terms and performed numerous SEO audits to achieve top 10 ranking for over 90% of the target real estate keywords, top 5 for over 60%, and top 3 for 45% of its keywords.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Public Relations
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Other
    SEO,  PPC, Web Design & Development

    SEO, PPC, Web Design & Development

    Ongoing SEO, PPC and Web Design for a NYC Diamond Engagement Rings store. Helped the company move and grow from a small SoHo location to a larger MeatPacking/West Village storefront. SEO Image Designed and developed the...
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    GlobalSign

    GlobalSign

    SEO for GlobalSign. SEO Image created an organic SEO strategy that brought the firm into the Top 10 for numerous super-competitive SSL related terms. Prior to SEO Image, they did not have key Top 10 or Top 5 positions.
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    A Digital Marketing agency specializing in SEO, SEM, PPC, Web Design & Development, Content Marketing & Social Media Marketing. We understand how important it is for businesses to get new business. With so much competition, it could get too much for business owners or managers to handle it themselves. That is where we come in. We take that responsibility on our shoulders and utilize innovative digital marketing strategies specific to meet the needs of our client's businesses to achieve constant results for them.

    We are proud to be known as SEO geeks who pay attention to every nitty-gritty detail of our client's websites that are usually overlooked or missed. SEO is highly competitive. We make sure that our clients get the edge it needs to outdo their competition.

     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    Aarco Contracting

    Aarco Contracting

    Aarco Contracting was a real challenge for us. They contacted us after Google blacklisted their website due to malware. We rebuilt the Aarco Contracting website and started working on the marketing for them as well.  We...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Top Notch Dezigns is a web design and digital marketing agency based in the U.S. and founded in 2010. They have about 50 employees that offer web design, e-commerce development, and web development. They focus on boosting brands online for a range of clients in the business services, consumer products & services, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    WithPride HVAC hired Top Notch Dezigns to design and develop a WordPress website for their company. Thanks to Top Notch Dezigns, the new site has helped the company gain more exposure. They provide reliable service, helping their partners feel confident that their site is operating properly. They moved at a steady pace throughout the engagement and delivered on time.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Web Design
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    Cassone

    Cassone

    Fully custom and web development integration for Cassone Trailers.
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    Afro Latino Project

    Afro Latino Project

    Afro Latino Project is a non-profit organization that was seeking to develop an online museum for Afro-Latino culture.
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    oobie - WordPress Development

    oobie - WordPress Development

    Fully custom WordPress Design and Development for a Remote Technology company.
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    Atlantic Cove Marina

    Atlantic Cove Marina

    Informational website for a Marina company.
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    What do Young’s Pubs and RXBar have in common? They’ve both turned to Propeller for web design expertise. This London-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Wahaca launched a platform targeting their unique users, Propeller 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
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 50% Other
    Porto Montenegro: Inspiring a...

    Porto Montenegro: Inspiring a...

    Client: Porto Montenegro Platform: Wordpress Tech: Pardot   Overview/challenges Porto Montenegro is a luxury waterfront community, a vibrant nautical village, and a state-of-the-art superyacht marina. Established in...
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    Twinings: a healthy jump to...

    Twinings: a healthy jump to...

    With the world’s oldest logo still in use, working with Twinings was always going to be a big responsibility. As experts working with food, drink and selling online our eCommerce team were pumped to rise to the...
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    Pure for Men: Brand proposition &...

    Pure for Men: Brand proposition &...

    Client: Pure for Men Platform: Shopify Plus Service: eCommerce, Health & Wellness   Overview/challenges Pure for Men wanted to stand out in a crowded supplement landscape. Their website needed to showcase their...
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