May 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

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    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% Pay Per Click
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Email Marketing
    • 20% Other
    New market start with Domino's...

    New market start with Domino's...

    When Domino's pizza decided to grow its business in Ukraine it chose Netpeak as its digital partner. In an overheated food delivery market we managed to increase SEO traffic by 73%. More than 3 years later we are still...
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    PPC and SEO services for Puma

    PPC and SEO services for Puma

    We've started working with Puma in 2019 with both SEO and PPC servives. Since then our cooperation led to the increase of new customers via the internet in several times.
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    SEO project with leading mobile...

    SEO project with leading mobile...

    Vodafone online store is an online platform of the leading Ukraine mobile operator, which serves 18.8 million subscribers. The company successfully implements social projects, improves 4G network coverage, and develops an...
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    Managing paid trafic for Yves...

    Managing paid trafic for Yves...

    We started our project more than 6 years ago. That was the time when the Yves Rocher brand was not so widely spread in Ukraine. We have launched an awareness campaign on Google and Youtube, which led to a significant...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    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
    • 78% Search Engine Optimization
    • 22% Pay Per Click
    SEO and Web Design for Sotheby's...

    SEO and Web Design for Sotheby's...

    Problem The world’s leading luxury real estate broker approached us to design and develop an industry-leading web platform for all of Canada. Working closely with the brand, we have developed a fully integrated consumer...
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    Ceridian

    Ceridian

    Ceridian had transformed as an organization and needed a refreshed online presence to communicate its new direction, drive new sales leads, and engage its key audiences. The current system architecture was complex and...
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    SEO for a Global Electronics...

    SEO for a Global Electronics...

    LG is a multinational conglomerate in electronics based in South Korea that came to SEO Brand with a content issue that was causing some of their content in the SERPs to be indexed incorrectly.  We also noticed that the...
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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% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Digital Marketing for Data Center...

    Digital Marketing for Data Center...

    Web Design, SEO, PPC
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    Branding & Online Marketing for...

    Branding & Online Marketing for...

    Logo Design, Website Design, SEO, PPC
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    Website & Organic Search for Law...

    Website & Organic Search for Law...

    Website Design, SEO
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    Website & Search Marketing for...

    Website & Search Marketing for...

    Website Design, Organic SEO, Pay Per Click Marketing
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  • 4
    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
    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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  • 5
    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
    202% Increase in Revenue in Two...

    202% Increase in Revenue in Two...

    The Client: Milk Bar The Problem: Milk Bar’s engagement with Sure Oak coincided with the coronavirus pandemic, which was a devastating blow to the economy, particularly the service industry. And while you could say it...
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    773% Increase in Traffic and 29X...

    773% Increase in Traffic and 29X...

    The Client: Bivvy The Problem: Bivvy, a growing pet insurance provider, had just recently launched when they began work with Sure Oak. Bivvy was looking to rank for several keywords in order to help pet owners find them...
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    How Sure Oak SEO Got AdvancePoint...

    How Sure Oak SEO Got AdvancePoint...

    The Client: AdvancePoint Capital The Problem: AdvancePoint Capital, a loan alternative company, struggled to find the right SEO agency while also investing heavily in PPC. Wanting to focus on achieving organic results and...
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    How we achieved a 51% increase in...

    How we achieved a 51% increase in...

    The Client: Maptive The Problem: After an algorithm update, Maptive had suffered a major loss in traffic. Not only this, but the traffic they were getting was less qualified than it had been historically. As a B2B SAAS...
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    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
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    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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    Nationwide Construction Client...

    Nationwide Construction Client...

    This is an example of a client testimonial video that Thrive has filmed, edited, and produced.
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    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% Branding
    • 20% Other
    Canon

    Canon

    SEO for Sotheby's

    SEO for Sotheby's

    Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest realtors of luxury homes and real estate. They were looking to develop a ranking strategy to increase general, luxury and real estate related keywords. SEO Image’s work...
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    SEO for ALM and Law.com

    SEO for ALM and Law.com

    ALM features some of the most well-known legal periodicals including LAW.com. They hired SEO Image for SEO training and SEO consulting services. SEO Image worked directly with their marketing director to help with ongoing...
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    Fig & Olive

    Fig & Olive

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    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
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 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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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Four Dots counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this New York City-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted search engine optimization work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Four Dots helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 15% Other
    Link Portfolio Polish, Crucial...

    Link Portfolio Polish, Crucial...

    Four Dots helped Crucial Hosting develop and implement a content marketing strategy that increased both the number and quality of their inbound links. https://fourdots.com/case-studies/crucial
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    Increasing Exposure,...

    Increasing Exposure,...

    MobileShop has had an SEO strategy in place from the start. By collaborating with Four Dots, the company managed to improve their brand recognition online in only few months after launching their online store...
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    Miss Amara E-commerce Case Study

    Miss Amara E-commerce Case Study

    Basically starting from scratch, in 19 months we have been working on Miss Amara’s digital strategy and we have ensured their advertising budget and potential are being directed through the right channels, to the right...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    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
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 35% Other
    Increased Organic Traffic from 1K...

    Increased Organic Traffic from 1K...

    We helped a national motorbike and chopper brand grow their monthly organic traffic to 30K through strategic brand marketing campaigns. We have been working with the customer for over 3 years now.
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    Power BI Solution for a Large...

    Power BI Solution for a Large...

    The client, a US-based logistics provider was looking for a solution to optimize and improve their resource allocation and overall productivity which was affecting their bottom line. They had tried different automation...
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    A 360 degree Ecommerce marketing...

    A 360 degree Ecommerce marketing...

    We helped a fashion ecommerce brand revamp their website from scratch and then marketed them effectively to generate 125% organic growth in about 2 quarters. 
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    50+ Qualified Leads for a Local...

    50+ Qualified Leads for a Local...

    We helped a local personal injury trial law firm increase their lead flow from 10 a month to 50 a month through our cost-effective SEO and Paid Marketing campaigns.  
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    MeanPug Digital is a friendly full-service digital agency that aims to help small and medium-sized businesses grow their bottom lines. The company specializes in PPC, custom software development, and social media marketing assistance for their clients working in the field of legal services.

    One of MeanPug Digital’s projects had the company develop and market the website for Universal CPA Review. Universal CPA Review is a website that caters to individuals who hope to become CPAs. This website features a review course with a modern and responsive look that now has a dedicated user base.
     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Web Development
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Other
    Milberg Full Redesign and Rebuild

    Milberg Full Redesign and Rebuild

    MeanPug Digital redesigned and implemented a new website for a multinational law firm specializing in business litigation, consumer protection, and mass tort.
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    Shulman & Hill Full Web Rebuild

    Shulman & Hill Full Web Rebuild

    MeanPug Digital led and implemented a re-brand for a leading Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury practice in New York.
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    The Ferraro Law Firm New Web...

    The Ferraro Law Firm New Web...

    Re-branded and full rebuild of existing website for a well-known Florida law firm specializing in Mesothelioma and Mass Tort practice areas.
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    Universal CPA Review Brand Build

    Universal CPA Review Brand Build

    As the development and marketing partner for Universal CPA Review, we've worked closely with the founder to launch a brand new product in the Education vertical. Meant as a review course for potential CPA candidates...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Recognizable brands like Amazon have employed Fearless Media to bring their advertising and media planning needs to the next level. Based in New York City, Fearless Media was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Bethesda Softworks needed a more impactful and effective advertising for reaching goals nationwide, Fearless Media provided them with a focused strategy that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining the client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Advertising
    • 20% Media Planning & Buying
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 40% Other
    Global 100 Winner

    Global 100 Winner

    The Global 100 award is given to business leaders who thrive every year, and especially this year where there were many hurdles. Our company has grown and shined throughout this year and never missed a beat! 
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    PR in Oprah Magazine 2018

    PR in Oprah Magazine 2018

    Global Insights Award 2019

    Global Insights Award 2019

    Starting off the year right! Fearless is proud to have won the 2019 Global Insights Award for Digital Marketing. This is the year we take it up a notch!
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Wayne, NJ

    Many enterprise clients count Aronson Hecht Agency as their dependable web design experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this New Jersey-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Aronson Hecht Agency client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Aronson Hecht Agency 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
    • 15% Web Design
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 65% Other
    Agency Smart - 8x8 Trifold Brochure

    Agency Smart - 8x8 Trifold Brochure

    Clinical Trial Recruitment Posters

    Clinical Trial Recruitment Posters

    This work for a Sickle Cell Disease clinical trial won us a GDUSA award in 2021. These posters were designed to hang in a doctor's office to recruit patients for the clinical trial. 
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    New website, POS, and Amazon...

    New website, POS, and Amazon...

    This retailer has 2 brick-and-mortar stores and an Amazon store. They do several million dollars in sales on Amazon and their stores. They were tracking all inventory on Amazon and manually updating that inventory each...
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    Modern Leather Goods Rebranding

    Modern Leather Goods Rebranding

    We rebranded this NYC institution with a new logo and website. 
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Barnes & Noble, but Armix Group is a web development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This New York-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Armix Group helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Intuit. Armix Group helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 40% Other
    AGUA BRANDS HEALTH WATER

    AGUA BRANDS HEALTH WATER

    Drink Agua – A new type of beverage created for health conscious consumers.  SERVICES: Responsive design / layout. Custom development of features, slideshow, store locator, gallery and blog sections. TECH: WordPress...
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    PREMIER RELOCATION RESOURCES

    PREMIER RELOCATION RESOURCES

    Relocation .com is a premier online resource for consumers looking to move to a new home or apartment. More than 40 million Americans move every year, and Relocation makes that process easier for everyone. SERVICES:...
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    DENTAL NATIONWIDE RESOURCES

    DENTAL NATIONWIDE RESOURCES

    PROJECT: Dental.net - find a comprehensive listing of dentists in your area as well as comprehensive dental topics pertaining to issues that matter to you. SERVICES: Custom Design, cross-browser, custom controls...
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    NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY PORTAL

    NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY PORTAL

    PROJECT: Web Development and SEO for a Local Non-Profit Community Center. SERVICES: Web Design, Web Development, Custom Registrations / Database development, SEO/PPC, Google Ad Grant for nonprofits TECH WordPress, PHP...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Hit4Biz to bring their search engine optimization needs to the next level. Based in New York, Hit4Biz 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, Hit4Biz 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
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Web Design
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Other
    Driving School Website

    Driving School Website

    Driving School Web Design & Development
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    Hair Extensions Website

    Hair Extensions Website

    Hair Extensions Design & Development
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    Online Cloth Store (Ecommerce)

    Online Cloth Store (Ecommerce)

    Ecommerce Web Design & Development
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    Salon Website

    Salon Website

    Beauty Salon Web Design & Development
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