List of the Best San Francisco PPC Agencies

  • 1
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Avalaunch Media is a Lehi, Utah-based full-service digital marketing agency. Founded in 2012, the company is a mid-sized and growing firm with around 40 employees. They specialize in content marketing, particularly with visual content. Avalaunch Media offers a wide range of services, including SEO, web design, and PPC. Most of Avalaunch Media's clients are large firms.

    Clients
    Expedia
    GoPro
    Blendtec
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A large financial services firm worked with Avalaunch Media to produce video and create a content marketing campaign. Avalaunch Media produced a video that became the firm's flagship piece of marketing content. Since then, Avalaunch Media has produced more content managed SEO and PPC campaigns for the firm. The client noted especially that Avalaunch Media was especially prompt in delivery and communication, and the two firms have built a several-year relationship.

    "Within the company, there is satisfaction from the executive level down to the people on the front line in the field who are getting the work done. We really enjoy the processes and the attention that we get on the projects." – Digital Media Director, Financial Services Firm

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Megethos is a PPC agency in Phoenix. They have about 4 employees and a range of clients.  

    Clients
    Victorious
    Blue Sky Web Technologies
    Law Tigers
    AYC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Megethos managed PPC and Google AdWords for a business software firm. 

    "...provided a lot of feedback and suggestions for improvement of not just paid search but across the whole digital landscape." —Marketing Manager, Business Software Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Directive Consulting is a performance marketing agency headquartered in Irvine, California. Founded in 2014, the team of about 75 employees specializes in Paid Media, SEO, conversion rate optimization, content marketing, and performance creative for software companies.

    Clients
    SUMO Logic
    Betterment
    Sendoso
    New Relic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Directive worked with a cloud-based software management service to increase ROI and site traffic. They communicated with the client through weekly meetings and regular reports. 

    “Directive is recommended to clients of all sizes that need to grow qualified leads aggressively.” – Marketing Director, Software Management Service

  • 4
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Metric Theory is a San Francisco-based digital marketing agency. Since founding in 2012, they've grown to over 60 employees with experience working with over 230 clients. They have experience with every type of marketing issue for clients that range from small business to large e-commerce firms. They specialize in PPC, digital strategy, social media marketing, conversion optimization, and mobile marketing.  

    Clients
    Marley
    Dean & Deluca
    Astera
    TradeKing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software company hired Metric Theory to build out long-tail keyword campaigns. Metric Theory expanded their campaigns on a global scale by creating keyword lists in Spanish, German, Italian, and French. They've also adjusted their landing pages, copy, and keyword negatives to drive higher-quality leads. 

    "They're constantly coming up with ideas for new keywords and new campaigns as if they were looking at our website every day and trying to figure out what we could be ranking for but aren't. I haven't seen this constant focus and analysis from other agencies." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing and Operations, Software Company

  • 5
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Uprgrow is a PPC, SEO, and digital strategy firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2018, their team of 5 serves clients in the business services, IT, and financial services sectors. Services include on-site optimization, link earning, Facebook advertising, and Google Ads.

    Clients
    MemSQL
    InfluxData
    Impact Fund
    SFGMC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Uprgrow provides pay-per click ad management services culinary experience marketplace. They managed ads on Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Their work yielded a 33% increase in orders in just one month.

    “Communication with the agency is easy and quick.” - CEO,Culinary Marketplace

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    SevenAtoms is a digital marketing agency in San Francisco, CA. The team of fewer than 10 employees, offers content marketing, pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, SEO, social media, and email marketing to B2B clients. Founded in 2012, SevenAtoms is HubSpot certified and a Google Partner, making them a great resource for companies who use those platforms.

    Clients
    USA Today
    Thomson Reuters
    Habitat for Humanity
    Gannett
    Notable Project

    A cloud security firm hired SevenAtoms to develop and manage a PPC campaign and create content to attract customers. The project was a collaborative effort, and the client reports a positive return on investment (ROI).

    “You don’t feel like you’re being confused with AdWords techno-jargon that you don’t understand. The fact that they’re able to be self-sufficient and provide reporting is great.” – VP of Marketing, Cloud Security Firm

  • 7
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Power Digital is a digital marketing agency based in San Diego with an office in New York. The agency, founded in 2012, has more than 300 employees and provides content marketing, email marketing, PPC, SEO, social media marketing, web design, and PR services. Power Digital serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, advertising & marketing, business services, and retail industries. 

    Clients
    TOMS
    Dropbox
    Beyond Meat
    Airbnb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired Power Digital to help them gain an understanding of their customer demand potential and have an analysis of the dynamics of their competition. To achieve these goals, Power Digital did a full audit of paid search, social media, landing pages, SEO, analytics, and PR. They completed the project and provided the firm with the outcome of the audit which was exactly what they needed to move forward.

    "Overall, the team is very well and appropriately staffed and have a consistent project management and communication structure." - CEO, Investment Management Firm

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Ramon CA

    RevLocal, a digital strategy company, is headquartered in Granville, Ohio; Moorpark, California; Simpsonville, South Carolina and Austin, Texas. The midsize firm was established in 2010. Their team specializes in digital strategy, pay per click, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    RevLocal provided web optimization services for a custom PC company. The team continues to monitor the client's website and its growing local search marketing, brand awareness, and client base.

    "Honestly, we appreciate how open and professional they are."

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Novato CA

    Headquartered in the Bay Area of CA with second and third offices in Liverpool, UK, and Ontario, Canada, Kiosk is a full-service marketing agency. Founded in 2004, they offer data and analytics and performance marketing services, as well as creative work such as design, branding, and video production.

    Clients
    PayPal
    L’Oreal
    Sonic
    City National Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kiosk provided a full slate of services for a city government that wanted to increase its business and community outreach. They not only performed social media marketing and strategy but also designed and developed the client’s website.

    “Kiosk is community-oriented, making us feel as if we're their only client, even though they're an international group. It feels as if Kiosk is a part of our staff. The personal attention we've received is bar none.” – Communications Manager, City Government

  • 10
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 11
    $1,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Santa Clara CA

    Milestone Inc is a SEO services firm established in 1998. The midsize Santa Clara, California-based team focuses on search engine optimization, web design, content marketing, and pay per click.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Milestone Inc provides web development services for a hospitality services provider. The team built a user-friendly site with updated tools and features, including a comprehensive CMS. 

    "There's been consistent engagement throughout the process and when any problems came up, they were fixed immediately."

  • 12
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Search Nurture is a full-stack digital marketing agency headquartered in Oakland, California. Founded in 2017, their team of approximately 17 employees serves clients of all sizes, primarily in the business services and retail sectors. Their specialties are SEO, PPC, and digital advertising.

    Clients
    Jergens
    Bio-Oil
    RedLock
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Search Nurture has produced and managed paid Google and Bing ads for a legal marketing company. They've overseen ad buys of over $4 million dollars and have led campaigns to great success. Their work is seen as being invaluable to the client's continuing growth.

    "We went from 10 to 42 million dollars in revenue, thanks to their expertise in paid search." — Director of Marketing Analytics, Legal Marketing Firm

  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    JStokes Agency is a creative marketing agency located in Walnut Creek, California. Founded in 1978 with about 50 employees, the agency works with clients across industries such as retail, real estate, business services, consumer products and services, legal, and financial services. They specialize in digital strategy, advertising, media planning and buying, and branding.

    Clients
    Bay Alarm
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Subway
    Lennar Multifamily
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JStokes Agency oversaw advertising campaigns and rebranding strategies for a law firm. They designed a new website, met with focus groups of lawyers and ran a discovery program. As a result of the partnership, the firm won the advertising campaign of the year award from the Legal Marketing Association and users' time spent on its website has increased. 

    "JStokes Agency has really gotten to know the nuances of our organization and it's able to work very well within that structure." – Director of Business Development, Law Firm

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Stackmatix is a marketing consulting agency based in San Francisco. Established in 2018, there are two people on the team. Their services include digital strategy, social media marketing, and pay per click advertising.

    Clients
    Invisible Technologies
    Groove Labs
    Remoov
    Notable Project

    Stackmatix tested messaging on Google and Facebook for a news analyzing company. The goal was to increase subscriptions to a newsletter. As a result of the project, their market positioning improved. The team provided regular reports on ad spend and the effectiveness of the campaign. They managed the project well and provided thoughtful advice.

    “He takes an interest in my product and my company's future. Hence I know his suggestions are thoughtful and in my best interest.” – CEO, News Analyzing Company

  • 15
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Founded in 2011, Spectrum Group Online is a digital marketing agency that prides itself on transparency and effective strategies. Based in San Francisco, its 8 person team provides  SEO, PPC, web design, social media, and content marketing solutions to their small business customers.

    Clients
    United Way Bay Area
    TEDxBerkeley
    Valley Home Builders
    San Francisco Design Center
    Notable Project

    A fruit vendor reached out to Spectrum Group Online for help with their SEO after an unpromising experience with a previous SEO partner. Spectrum Group Online developed an SEO strategy and helped implement PPC campaigns and keyword lists through Google AdWords. In addition, they taught the vendor SEO best practices to maintain their efforts over time.

    "They are educators at heart. They’re willing to do the work for you, but if you want to learn to do it yourself, they’re not afraid to teach you how to manage your own SEO and then back off. I think that really sets them apart." – Marketing Manager, Fruit Vendor

  • 16
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Jose CA

    77million Digital Marketing Agency is a small PPC agency based in San Jose, California. Founded in 2015, the team offers pay per click, search engine optimization, content marketing, conversion optimization, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    77million Digital Marketing Agency developed a pitch deck for a fantasy sports publisher. The team also prepared videos for the client's first pitch competition and proposal templates for prospective partners. 

    "He is a true partner and we see ourselves with him and his team for a long time to come."

  • 17
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Rainfactory is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Oakland, Calif., with a secondary location in Seattle. Founded in 2014, this company has 22 employees. Services offered by Rainfactory include social media marketing, PPC, and advertising for small to mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    OneWheel
    Segway Robotics
    Atari
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rainfactory was responsible for social media marketing for a product startup. They worked to raise awareness of the client's company and draw attention to the client's crowdfunding campaign. They handled social media management, content creation, and web development. The client reported that their crowdfunding and sales goals were surpassed as a result of working with Rainfactory. 

    "Our results were astonishing—we far surpassed our crowdfunding and sales goals. While we were initially shooting for $50,000, we raised $1.5 million dollars. Our original goal was to produce 1000 chairs, but we ended up selling 23,000." - VP Marketing, Product Startup

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Ansel is a digital marketing agency based in Butte, Mont., with an office in San Francisco. The agency, founded in 2017, has a team of less than ten that provides PPC, digital strategy, conversion optimization, market research, email marketing, SEO, and web design services to small and midmarket companies in various industries that include e-commerce and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Indosole
    United By Blue
    Jack Henry
    Hara
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An e-commerce retailer hird Ansel to help them market their products in the US and Japan. Ansel conducted research in countries where they have the highest probability of sales and guided them in developing their products to compete in these markets. Ansel also worked with the strongest influencers of the regions and in digital marketing. Because of this engagement, the retailer enjoyed high sales in the target market areas.

    "Thanks to the analysis they made and the strategies they developed, our products have become market leaders even in countries that we have never thought of before." - Marketing Manager, E-Commerce Retailer

  • 19
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    SocialPulsar is digital marketing firm headquartered in San Francisco with international offices in India and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its founding in 2015, their team of under 50 provides SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy and other marketing services for their 45 clients worldwide. 

    Clients
    Crown Plaza
    Vitality Bowls
    Yamamay
    Meridio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A newly-launched software consultant hired SocialPulsar to beef up their digital marketing and strategy. SocialPulsar's main focus for this client has been on SEO and content generation. SocialPulsar created site content, directed social media strategy, and design marketing materials. 

    "SocialPulsar eventually understood what we needed. They've been able to drive prospects to our inquiry form, after which the responsibility is on our sales team. The numbers are increasing because of what SocialPulsar has done. " – President, IT Services Provider

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2006, RSO Consulting is a full-service advertising and marketing firm. Based in San Francisco and with offices in Spain, RSO commits to each customer with personalized service. Their team over 10 specializes in SEO, PPC, analytics consulting, digital strategy, and social media marketing. 

    Clients
    The Coleman Company
    Eucalyptus Systems
    SkyHigh Networks
    Attune Foods
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online motorcycle helmet retailer wanted to increase traffic to their website and drive online sales. RSO Consulting conducted PPC, social media marketing, and other remarketing campaigns to drive conversion rates on the retailer's site. The client noticed a 100% increase in their PPC campaigns.

    "They have high-level people on the team. They have all the right stuff. Their level of competence stands out to me. I feel like they’re always a step ahead of me, which I don’t feel about too many people." – CEO, Online Motorcycle Helmet Retailer

  • 21
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    SEMbyotic is a digital marking agency located in San Jose, California. Founded in 2014, it has less than 10 employees that specialize in web design, web development, SEO, PPC, and digital strategy. 

    Clients
    QuikCase
    Erospike
    Ambarella
    Cadence
    Notable Project

    A consulting firm in California hired SEMbyotic to strengthen its online presence and revitalize its relationship with clients. SEMbyotic improved the firm's web strategy design and development projects. 

    "They are fantastic to work with. SEMbyotic’s depth of knowledge and experience helps me work with my clients on how a website could accomplish their goals. A" –Proprietor, Consulting Firm 

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Castro Valley CA

    Located in Castro Valley, CA, KO Websites is a marketing agency founded in 2001. It specializes in providing traditional customer service with new age marketing skills. Its approximately a dozen employees provide a variety of digital marketing services, including SEO, PPC, social media marketing, web design, digital strategy, email marketing, and conversion optimization.

    Clients
    A&B Produce
    Dynasoft Synergy
    Viking Pavers
    Nieto Fine Art
    Notable Project

    KO Websites was hired by a roofing company to design its website. KO Websites built the site based on instructions from the roofing company and conducted local SEO service. KO Websites continues to optimize and update content for search engines. The client was pleased that he finally found a company that understood him and his vision for his small business. 

    "I've been very happy with what they've done. One reason why I continue to stay with them and invest the money that I do is because they provide me peace of mind knowing that I have somebody taking care that." – President, Roofing Company

  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Secret Sushi, Inc is a digital marketing agency, founded in 2006 and located in San Francisco. They comprise four employees specializing in customized digital marketing for small, mid-size, and global companies, primarily in IT, business services, consumer products, and education. Services include SMM, content marketing, lead generation, digital infrastructure, and MarTech consulting.

    Clients
    Adobe
    Sierra College
    Red Bull
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Secret Sushi, Inc provided digital and content marketing services to a computer software company. They created e-books, blogs, and briefs, and also managed the client's social media presence. Their work increased the client’s brand awareness and blog traffic.

    “Our digital presence and brand awareness have increased significantly since we started working with Secret Sushi. Not only has our blog traffic more than doubled, but their efforts are significantly contributing to helping us build pipeline.” – VP Marketing, Computer Software Company

  • 24
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Located in San Francisco, Spokes Digital is an IT services and digital solutions provider that was founded in 2017. Spokes Digital's team of 65 focuses on the e-commerce, healthcare and advertising industries. The agency has expertise in web design, e-commerce development, SEO, custom software development and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Intel
    DogSpot
    MedMen
    BMW
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spokes Digital developed an educational iOS app for a tech startup. The application did a myriad of tasks including managing schedules, running online courses, and facilitated online tests. Spoke DIgital's work helped generate more users.

    "There were no delays during development, and they [Spoke DIgital] delivered the solution on time. They also provided reliable post-launch support." - Director of Operations, Educational Tech Startup 

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    RNO1 is a digital design agency headquartered in California, with offices in Washington and Vancouver. Founded in 2007,  RNO1 has a team of less than 50 and specializes in UX/UI design, web design, web development, marketing strategy, branding, and SEO. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Airbnb
    Pet Paradise
    Clever Homes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    RNO1 worked with an architecture firm to establish a stronger, more contemporary online presence. RNO1 designed a custom template through Squarespace and updated the firm's website. The firm's founder appreciated the presentation and design of the new site. 

    "I liked the look and feel of the work, and I liked the presentation of the company, but most importantly, I liked the people with whom I was connected. That really connected the dots for me. I was not on a campaign to do a lot of interviewing. I hire people who I know can perform." – Founder, Toby Long Design 

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Pay per click company Digital Marketing Folks LLC was founded in 2017. They are headquartered in Reston, Virginia and have a small team. Digital Marketing Folks LLC specializes in pay per click, search engine optimization, social media marketing, web design, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digital Marketing Folks LLC is providing digital marketing services for a chiropractor clinic. The team conducts SEO optimization and web design to increase leads and ultimately to increase revenue. 

    "We have doubled our collections in the past 4 months we’ve worked with the team."

  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alameda CA

    Alameda Internet Marketing is a marketing company with two locations in Alameda, Calif. and Frisco, Texas. They were founded in 2010 and have a team of fewer than 10 employees. Their services include social media, content, and email marketing as well as SEO and PPC. They serve clients in the business services, hospitality and leisure, and retail industries.

    Clients
    CAI International
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alameda Internet Marketing led Google Ads efforts. Their work involved creating landing pages and ads. The team was dedicated and knowledgeable, and the partnership was successful.

    “We are happy to say that we gained our biggest accounts through this project and collaboration with AIM.” – Marketing Director, Transportation Services Company

  • 28
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Jives Media is a marketing agency based in San Francisco. Since 2012, they have offered their services in advertising, email marketing, and SEO solutions for small and medium-sized businesses alike. The team of 10 includes web designers, growth hackers, and brand strategists.

    Clients
    Oracle
    Poshmark
    Thumbtack
    Ives Law Firm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jives Media initially redesigned a website and then implemented an omnichannel digital marketing strategy for a law firm. They optimized a Google My Business profile, executed PPC campaigns, and managed SEO initiatives to secure more clients. Jives Media's digital marketing campaigns increased qualified leads by 250% and grew website traffic by 84% to generate more than 2,000 monthly views. 

    "This growth has allowed our law firm to scale and further invest in marketing ads." – Head Paralegal, Law Firm

  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Espresso B2B Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency based in San Jose, Calif. It was founded in 2010 and now has a team of 7 that does marketing strategy, digital strategy, content marketing, advertising, and web design with a focus on mid-size clients. 

    Clients
    DirecTech Labs
    IBM
    Jama Software
    Autodesk
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A design agency wanted to drive more engagement with thought leaders in the marketing industry. Espresso B2B Marketing created a marketing strategy that included email campaigns, social media, blogs, and content creation. 

    "Thanks to their email campaigns and thought leadership pieces, we were able to drive a tremendous amount of engagement, which generated more leads and greater conversions. It was a really positive experience, and they went beyond our expectations." — CEO, Design Agency

  • 30
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pleasanton CA

    Searchlight Solutions is a performance-driven marketing agency located in California. Founded in 2008, Searchlight Solutions has around 10 employees and provides web design, PPC, social media marketing, SEO, and other digital services for their clients.  

    Clients
    TopTech Geeks
    Malwarebytes
    Monowear
    Bok Fu Do
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Searchlight Solutions worked with a martial arts schools system in California to strengthen its online presence and increase its exposure. Searchlight Solutions provided a website redesign that modernized the site with user-friendly navigation elements. 

    "The thing that stood out the most was their attentiveness. They listened to what we wanted and gave their professional opinion on the best options. They were extremely efficient in getting the site done quickly." – General Manager, Martial Arts School System

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