This is a List of the Best PPC Management Companies in San Francisco

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Running a PPC campaign is easier said than done. So, why not hire a PPC agency to do the work for you?

Check out these award-winning PPC agencies in San Francisco. Look through client reviews, former clients, and company ratings to get a better idea of what you want and need from a PPC agency.   

  • 3Q Digital

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place San Mateo , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 6D Global Technologies

    6D Global Technologies is a digital marketing and development firm with over 200 employees. The agency has offices in Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and New York, NY.

    Notable Project

    An IT company hired 6D Global to convert its management system – including several websites – into an Adobe manager. The company experienced more traffic after working with 6D Global.

    “They particularly had great Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) resources, and those are hard to find. AEM resources are difficult to find. … The quality of 6D's technical resources was outstanding.” – Web Development Manager, IT Company

    Former Clients
    Oklahoma Thunder
    Nike
    Cisco
    Ford
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place New York , NY
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Bing Ads Partner

  • Adlift

    Adlift is a media solutions and marketing agency with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and New Delhi, India. Since 2009, their team of 26 specializes in SEO and PPC. Adlift works with enterprise and midmarket sized clients. 

    Former Clients
    PayPal
    Legal Zoom
    sendhub
    Comcast
    Updater
    Jobvite
    box
    Cardpool
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Burlingame , CA
    Awards

    Google Partner; Inc. 500

  • Agile Search Marketing

    Agile Search Marketing was founded in the Bay Area in 2004. Its small team of less than 10 provides focuses on SEO and PPC services for their mostly small, local clients. The team also has expertise in social media, email marketing, conversion optimization, content marketing, and digital strategy.
    Notable Project

    A phone answering service sought out Agile Search Marketing to develop a consistent social media presence. Agile Search Marketing edited their website and social media content using an SEO approach. They also compiled strategies for the company to continue their progress that included keyword lists and industry analytics. 

    "In the first week alone, we increased our monthly revenue by 20%, all of it coming from our target market. Leads that came in were serious about using a hands-on, collaborative answering service. I was getting the right people in through the door, which never happened before." – Director, Phone Answering Service

    Former Clients
    Vacaville
    CA LMB Interiors
    Oakland Stonewood Kitchen & Bath
    Superior Tile & Stone
    Norge Cleaners
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Walnut Creek , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • Blue Water

    Blue Water is a full-service digital agency located in Greenbelt, Md., with offices in San Francisco and New York. With over 30 people on the team, the agency works with various companies that need help with marketing solutions, software development, and UX/UI design.

    Notable Project

    Blue Water was hired in 2013 to provide web development services for a New York accounting firm, including user experience and web design. Since then, they also have assisted the firm with site updates and product management.

    “The talent that Blue Water has on the design side of the house is their specialty.” – Manager, Accounting Firm

    Former Clients
    Marriott
    Audi
    World Bank
    Goodwill Industries
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Greenbelt , MD
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • Colibri Digital Marketing

    Since its founding in 2012, Colibri Digital Marketing has established itself as a premier full-service digital marketing agency. The San Francisco based company has a team of under 10 employees that provide branding, web design, web development, SEO, social media, and content strategy services to achieve a triple bottom line for their clients: people, planet, and profit. 

    Notable Project

    A local graphic design company hired Colibri Digital Marketing to optimize their website for SEO. Colibri Digital Marketing created a strategy that would maximize the design company's inbound lead generation through rewriting the site's copy, creating a keyword plan, and formatting an e-mail campaign. 

    "They’re super knowledgeable, easy to work with, and excellent communicators. They made sure to understand our business and our needs so that there was no disconnect between us and our target market." – Owner, Graphic Design Company

    Former Clients
    City College of San Francisco
    San Francisco Green Film Festival
    Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    Food Sovereignty Tours
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • CSTMR

    CSTMR is a digital marketing firm that is located in Austin, Texas. The team of about 6 employees has been specializing in web design and development since the firm was founded in 2014. CSTMR also offers UI/UX design services to its clients.  

    Notable Project

    CSTMR partnered with a bank to provide web design and marketing services. They built the client's new website, migrated and revamped an entire platform, and created new content based on branding and messaging guidelines.CSTMR organized email campaigns via Constant Contact and Buffer, created print design assets, and managed social media accounts for marketing purposes.  A marketing promotions calendar for the bank to follow increased their brand awareness.

    "CSTMR is very organized and updates us about 3–4 times a week. Anytime I need marketing materials, they generate designs based on specs I post to Basecamp and always keep the look and feel consistent with our brand." – EVP, Financial Institution

    Former Clients
    Nav.com
    TerraPoint.com
    TradeStops.com
    Clarkston State Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Austin , TX
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • ItsTheROI

    ItsTheROI is a search engine marketing company based in San Francisco. With fewer than 10 employees, ItsTheROI has been specializing in SEO, PPC, social media marketing and conversion optimization since 2008. 

    Notable Project

    ItsTheROI has been advising SEO for an educational organization for around 8 years. They've analyzed and made suggestions for the website as well. The client thinks of ItsTheROI is a leader in their industry.

    "They [ItsTheROI] are real. They are articulate, extremely smart, and down to earth." - Marketing Manager, Educational Organization

    Former Clients
    Ticketprinting.com
    greatschools.org
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • Kiosk

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    PayPal
    L’Oreal
    Sonic
    City National Bank
    University of Texas
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Novato , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • KO Websites, Inc.

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    A&B Produce
    Dynasoft Synergy
    Viking Pavers
    Nieto Fine Art
    Windy City Pizza
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Castro Valley , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2012 Winner - Google Engage All Stars Competition

  • KRT Marketing

    KRT Marketing is an advertising agency based in Lafayette, Calif. Since 1972, their team of 60 has been specializing in PPC, social media marketing, advertising, and branding. KRT Marketing has various clients in different industries including healthcare, consumer products, and financial services.
    Former Clients
    Western Union
    Chipotle
    P&G
    UnitedHealth Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Lafayette , CA
    Awards
    Recruiting Service Innovation Awards: Best Recruitment Advertising Solution (2016)
  • MediaSmack

    Founded in 2013, MediaSmack is a legal marketing firm that sprawls across the US with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Calif., Philadelphia, and Frisco, Texas. Its team of 31 offers a suite of digital services including web design, SEO, content marketing, PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy to their clients in the legal industry.

    Notable Project

    A law firm was looking for an SEO and media partner and saw MediaSmack as the natural fit because of its legal focus. MediaSmack manages the law firm's social media, SEO services, particularly keywords, ran the firm's AdWords, and supported its new WordPress site. The client has seen their leads through search increase tenfold and its site content has increased in quantity and quality. 

    "They have great interpersonal skills and I'm impressed with their expertise and effectiveness. Even though they're not a huge company, they're very responsive and professional. I recommend them all the time." – Director of  Community Relations & Marketing, Law Firm

    Former Clients
    Law Office of Louis J. Goodman
    Kershaw
    Cook
    and Talley
    Hammerschmidt Law Corporation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Austin , TX
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Vega Digital: 2017 Arcturus Winner, Ava Digital: 2018 Gold Winner, 2018 Digital Awards: Honorable Mention for Web Design

  • Metric Theory

    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.  

    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

    Former Clients
    Marley
    Dean & Deluca
    Astera
    TradeKing
    Sharespost
    teamSnap
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2 "Landy" Awards - Search Engine Land, 2017 Inc. 5000, 2017 Bing Rising Star of the Year Award, 2015 AdAge Best Place to Work

  • R2integrated

    R2integrated is a national digital agency with offices in Baltimore, Md., Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Silicon Valley, Calif. With over 200 employees, this agency uses web development, creative design, brand strategy, and search services to produce the best marketing strategies for their clients.

    Notable Project

    A Maryland credit union hired R2integrated for their digital marketing expertise. The work included content development and a SEO/PPC campaign. While the credit union didn’t have previous experience with monitoring search and digital strategy, they reported an increase in social media traffic and progress from the campaigns.

    “We feel extremely justified in the number of resources we invest in their services. They add considerable value to our business.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Credit Union

    Former Clients
    Mastercard
    Hershey’s
    Microsoft
    Atlantic Health
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Baltimore , MD
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Webby Awards, W3 Awards

  • RNO1

    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. 

    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 

    Former Clients
    Microsoft
    Airbnb
    Pet Paradise
    Clever Homes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Agency Spotter: Top 20 Branding Agencies

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  • RSO Consulting

    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. 

    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

    Former Clients
    The Coleman Company
    Eucalyptus Systems
    SkyHigh Networks
    Attune Foods
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • SalesX Inc.

    Based in Foster City, Calif., SalesX Inc. is a search engine marketing agency that was founded in 2010. Its team of over 15 employees specializes in PPC and conversion optimization. 
    Former Clients
    DataLink
    Midwest Dental
    Shields of Strength
    ClosetAmerica
    Harney & Sons
    The Christian Science Monitor
    Aeroflow
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Foster City , CA
    Awards
    Google Premier Partner; Bing Ads: Accredited Professional
  • Searchlight Solutions

    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.  

    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

    Former Clients
    TopTech Geeks
    Malwarebytes
    Monowear
    Bok Fu Do
    Norton
    Viking Precision
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Pleasantion , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • SEMbyotic

    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. 

    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 

    Former Clients
    QuikCase
    Erospike
    Ambarella
    Cadence
    Cooledge
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Jose , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Awwwards nominee

  • SevenAtoms Inc

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    USA Today
    Thomson Reuters
    Habitat for Humanity
    Gannett
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • SocialPulsar Inc

    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. 

    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

    Former Clients
    Crown Plaza
    Vitality Bowls
    Yamamay
    Meridio
    4X Banker
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    4.5
    4.5
    4 Clutch reviews
  • Spectrum Group Online

    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.

    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

    Former Clients
    United Way Bay Area
    TEDxBerkeley
    Valley Home Builders
    San Francisco Design Center
    Centered Leadership Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Jose , CA
    4.8
    4.8
    7 Clutch reviews
  • Spokes Digital

    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.

    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 

    Former Clients
    Intel
    DogSpot
    MedMen
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place San Francisco , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • Stark Marketing

    Stark Marketing is a mobile app design and development company. Stark Marketing is based in San Jose, Calif. Since 2006, the small team of five have been specializing in web design, SEO, PPC, and graphic design. Stark Marketing works with clients in the information technology and e-commerce industries. 

    Notable Project

    Stark Marketing redesigned a WordPress website for a behavior analysis company. The updates included custom layouts, new videos and animations and interactive icons. Stark Marketing also implemented a content marketing strategy. The client has gotten great feedback on the new website.

    "Stark introduced us to cutting-edge design features that put our original vision to shame." - CEO, Behavior Analysis Company 

    Former Clients
    Phoenix Lounge
    San Mateo County Bail Association
    Dollars & Sense
    Neon Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place San Jose , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • Sure Exposure

    Sure Exposure is a creative web design and digital marketing company located in California. Founded in 2006, Sure Exposure has worked with both small and medium-size businesses throughout the Bay Area. Sure Exposure is comprised of less than 50 employees and offers its clients web design, SEO, social media marketing, and other digital and development services.

    Notable Project

    Sure Exposure worked with an outdoor tourism company that offers guided horseback excursions to upgrade its website to help connect with its customers. They redesigned the website to be more mobile-focused. 

    "It was great to see my personal changes and input being considered throughout the management of the redesign." – Owner, Outdoor Tourism Company

    Former Clients
    Footprint
    mycollegepaper.com
    California People Search
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Campbell , CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Silicon Valley Business Journal: Top Advertising, Marketing, and PR Agencies (2017)

  • Wpromote

    This California-based company specializes in customer acquisition and digital marketing. The 250+ team is ever-growing and passionate about delivering digital campaigns that their clients can be proud of.

    Notable Project

    Wpromote worked with a healthcare company to increase patient appointments at clinics. Using Google AdWords, Wpromote boosted the healthcare company’s presence in search results. They also made the website more user-friendly.

    "Wpromote has been phenomenal, and I'm really glad that I went through that whole process. You can just let them do their work and not worry about it because they have very good capabilities. " – Director of Paid Search, Healthcare System

    Former Clients
    Verizon
    Marriot
    Toyota
    Shutterstock
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place El Segundo , CA
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Landy Awards’ Agency of the Year (2017), AdAge’s Best Place to Work in Advertising & Media

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