September 2022

Top Search Marketing Agencies in the United Kingdom

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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, the United Kingdom has some of the best SEM agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with SEM agency in the UK. 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 the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Blackburn, United Kingdom

    eBusiness UK is an early SEO pioneer and continues to deliver and stay ahead of the market over 20 years later. Their small team is headquartered in Blackburn, United Kingdom. Their services include search engine optimization, PPC, web design, and e-commerce. The firm was launched in 1998.

    Happy Beds is the UK’s fastest-growing and leading retailer and distributor of bespoke beds, mattresses, furniture, and headboards. E-commerce is central to everything the company does. eBusiness UK delivered a bespoke Magento e-commerce website knowing how vital it was that the site was innovative, reliable, and secure.
     

    SERVICES
    • 60% Search Engine Optimization
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Web Design
    Project with O2

    Project with O2

    Web design and development
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  • 2
    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 Project for Dance Parties...

    SEO Project for Dance Parties...

    We were approached by this client in 2020. The client runs an award winning website which specialises in dance classes for events such as hen parties, corporate events and birthdays. The client approached us with the sole...
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    SEO and Website Build Project

    SEO and Website Build Project

    We were approached by the client 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 customers...
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    SEO & Web Development for beauty...

    SEO & Web Development for beauty...

    We were approached by the company in 2021 and they had a website on the Laravel platform. They were not that IT savvy and wanted changes and developmen work done to the website as well as SEO. They had a developer who was...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like RAB among their clients. Based in the UK, The SEO Works brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 65% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Minty Digital is a search engine optimization and digital PR company founded in 2015. The team mainly works with small businesses and midmarket companies from the business services, marketing, and education sectors.

    Among Minty Digital’s projects is its extensive digital marketing partnership with Seabery, an augmented reality tech company from Huelva, Spain. The team provides search engine optimization, pay-per-click, and content marketing services. They also generate product- and industry-specific marketing strategies to help boost the client’s traffic.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Public Relations
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    Turning £1 into £5

    Turning £1 into £5

    Google Ads campaigns for a e-commerce client. We helped return 5:1 ROI.
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    56% increase in revenue YoY

    56% increase in revenue YoY

    Through a series of Digital Marketing campaigns and Conversion Rate Optimisation techniques, we were able to help increase one companies conversions and conversion rates by over 50% YoY. This resulted in over £50,000...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Novi.digial is an award-winning Google Premier Partner Agency that believes in a customer-centric approach in order to bring the best possible results to their clients. They specialize in SEO and PPC optimization for clients through analysis, research and consulting.

    Roast and Ground was looking to increase market share and grow their client base in the highly competitive coffee market. Novi.digital implemented a successful marketing campaign using SEO, PPC and social media that immediately doubled the number of new customers and increased conversion rate from 5 to 10%.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Pay Per Click
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Leicester, United Kingdom

    Headquartered in Leicester, United Kingdom, Herdl is a trusted SEO agency that has worked with notable companies like McDonald's and Capita. Founded in 2013, the team provides extensive services to companies mainly from the business services, financial services, and e-commerce industries.

    For example, Herdl was hired to provide SEO campaigns to CPS Tackle, a fish tackle retailer from Atherstone, United Kingdom. With a goal to increase the client’s online sales, the team got to work creating a bespoke SEO strategy. They also set up a live dashboard to track key metrics and progress.

    SERVICES
    • 85% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 5% Web Design
    SEO Project for AQRU

    SEO Project for AQRU

    The AQRU platform gives access to unrivalled interest by combining the exciting crypto market, their experienced investment team and a simple and secure platform to bring reliable returns of up to 12% Herdl provided SEO...
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    SEO Project for Allen & Overy

    SEO Project for Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy were undergoing a large restructure of their online presence and approached us to provide SEO consultation. The size of the company, areas of expertise and countries of operation presented multiple...
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    E-commerce Project with Baitworks

    E-commerce Project with Baitworks

    Complete rebuild in WooCommerce with unique functionality within the industry. Migrated customer, product and order data from Drupal. Maintained SEO rankings. Another very happy client. 
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    SEO Project with Mcdonalds.com

    SEO Project with Mcdonalds.com

    McDonald’s were engaged in a wider project to overhaul their consumer-facing employer brand and recruitment materials. SEO was identified as a core acquisition channel to drive new applicants to relevant roles, from...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Belfast, United Kingdom

    This established PPC company counts major brands like Harry Corry among their clients. Based in the UK, Loud Mouth Media brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 60% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Game on for GT Omega

    Game on for GT Omega

    We helped a client in the gaming sector drive sales of their industry leading gaming chairs, in the midst of a Pandemic. Our services included PPC and Social Advertising. See the full case study on our website!
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    Jet Setting Performance

    Jet Setting Performance

    We supported a client in the travel industry build brand awareness and drive bookings for a new audience - Solo travellors. Our services included PPC and Video Marketing. See the full case study on our...
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    Performance in the Fast Lane

    Performance in the Fast Lane

    We helped a client in the highly competitive automotive industry promote an exclusive Mercedes-Benz event, and both design and implement a digital strategy to ensure they got the attendance they wanted. Our services...
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    Hand Crafted Results

    Hand Crafted Results

    We supported a client in the B2C market develop a winning digital strategy, to not only drive sales and drive business revenue - but also open up the business to new audiences. Our services included PPC and Video...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Many enterprise clients count Pearl Lemon 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 UK-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Pearl Lemon client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Pearl Lemon 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
    • 55% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10%
    • 10% Public Relations
    • 25% Other
    Squarespace Saas SEO Case Study

    Squarespace Saas SEO Case Study

    This client that came to us for our Squarespace SEO Services. We have been pleased to work with them so far and deliver the results that they expected of us. Take a look here!
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    LinkedIn Lead Generation And...

    LinkedIn Lead Generation And...

    Osman Sabir is a life and career coach. He works with professionals in the city and corporate world, who are successful but have found themselves in a bit of a rut. Osman was running an AdWords campaign to his website, so...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like American Express, but Yando is a search engine optimization agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Canada-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 80% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Pay Per Click
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Banbridge, United Kingdom

    Fat Fish Marketing is a digital marketing agency based in the UK and was founded in 2016. They have about 10 employees that specialize in SEO, PPC, web development, and digital marketing to small to midmarket clients focusing on e-commerce and media industries.

    Healing Maps hired Fat Fish Marketing to build their healthcare company website's SEO and web traffic with content marketing and backlink building. Fat Fish Marketing set six different deliverables and all of them were completed to the client's satisfaction. They made it easier for the company to understand their progress, as well. Moreover, everything was finished on time, even as they went above and beyond to deliver what they promised. 

    SERVICES
    • 70% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    SEO & Shopify Website Development

    SEO & Shopify Website Development

    Herbalize Store came to us in 2018 asking us to grow sales – within six months, we were convinced of the potential of the business and invested in it personally taking over 50% ownership. Since January 2019, we have...
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    SEO for Footwear Brand

    SEO for Footwear Brand

    LØCI approached us with for some Digital Growth and had one project involving Nikki Reed. She was launching a line of shoes. Taking advantage of some previous poor PR coverage. Using the colour name Nude shoes. We...
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    SEO and Website Development

    SEO and Website Development

    Over the course of several years of working together, we developed a new WordPress site for papillex.com and built out a content structure that generated a significant amount of organic traffic for the company, resulting...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Wokingham, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like M&S, but Red Hot Penny is a search engine optimization agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Content Marketing
  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Watford., United Kingdom

    Flycast has provided PPC and conversion optimization solutions for huge names like Iomart as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This UK 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 Serverspace needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Flycast. Flycast completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Conversion Optimization
    SEO & Content Won Their Biggest...

    SEO & Content Won Their Biggest...

    We invested time and research into pinpointing highly specialised keywords, niche search engine submission and question engine targeting while boosting the on site SEO and link profile. Background ServerSpace are a high...
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    Property Portal Website for...

    Property Portal Website for...

    The existing Arlington residential website was not performing to the standard suggested by it's impressive high street presence and existing client list. Background Arlington Residential are an independent estate agent...
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    Social Increased Lead Level &...

    Social Increased Lead Level &...

    We implemented in-depth demographic research and content creation sourcing along with a daily regimented plan of social engagement. The Solution Our team began by fixing several on-site issues and introducing a regularly...
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    Big Increase in Leads from a B2B...

    Big Increase in Leads from a B2B...

    We achieved 27% more conversions by producing a cleaner and sharper design using more obvious CTAs resulting in more traffic and better conversions. Background Although AFTT's website was good, it wasn’t really working...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With more than 10 awards in the industry and 450 clients worldwide, NP Digital is the perfect performance marketing partner for your business. Founded in 2017, this agency focuses on helping brands disrupt their industries through the help of the digital market. They have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, and Australia.

    Their UK branch recently partnered with Adobe XD to help introduce their community website. They used a search-friendly, intent-based content strategy to help launch the new platform successfully in the market.
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 12% Conversion Optimization
    • 12% Email Marketing
    • 36% Other
    Adobe + NP Digital: OMMA Awards...

    Adobe + NP Digital: OMMA Awards...

    NP Digital partnered with Adobe XD to define all aspects of the SEO, technical, and content strategy prior to launch of Adobe XD Ideas. NP Digital is now supporting the promotion, optimization, and growth of the live site.
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    Contentful + NP Digital: The Drum...

    Contentful + NP Digital: The Drum...

    NP Digital has been recognized for accomplishments achieved in B2B PPC campaigns with a 2021 Drum Award for Search on behalf of its client, Contentful, the leading content platform for digital-first business. The campaign...
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    NP Digital and SoFi Win OMMA...

    NP Digital and SoFi Win OMMA...

    NP Digital announces it has won the Best Search Marketing SEO Campaign award from the 2021 MediaPost OMMA Awards. This marks back-to-back years that NP Digital has won the best SEO campaign award.    The agency won the...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Lancaster, United Kingdom

    Since the year 2000, SQ Digital has been providing award-winning digital marketing solutions to SMEs. Clients like Gorilla and Roccia rely on the team’s ability to craft strategies that are proven to be highly effective.

    Electronic World recently experienced the all-encompassing process that SQ Digital employs to achieve remarkable results. The team was tasked with building a professional e-commerce website supported with SEO and high-quality content marketing. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 30% Content Marketing
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Other
  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    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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