The Best PPC Agencies in The Bay Area

List of the Best San Francisco PPC Agencies

Looking for top PPC agency in San Francisco?

PPC helps boost conversions and increases company revenue. However, running a campaign yourself can be extremely difficult and daunting.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top pay per click companies in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

  • 1

    Directive

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

    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

    Former clients
    SUMO Logic
    Cisco
    Betterment
    Xactly
    SentinelOne
    AllState Insurance Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    51 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Megethos

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

    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

    Former clients
    Victorious
    Blue Sky Web Technologies
    Law Tigers
    AYC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Avalaunch Media

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Expedia
    GoPro
    Blendtec
    Microsoft
    Salesforce
    Coca-Cola
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    19 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awards: INC 5000 , Google Partner , List of Fastest Growing Companies in Utah (2016)

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  • 4

    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+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    10 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

  • 5

    SevenAtoms

    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 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    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+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Novato, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Upgrow

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    MemSQL
    InfluxData
    Impact Fund
    SFGMC
    Split Software
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    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+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 9

    97th Floor

    97th Floor has 10 years of experience in digital marketing. With offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, Calif., 97th Floor is a leader in content marketing and digital strategy. Founded in 2015, their 50+ team also specializes in SEO, analytics, social media, design, and web development.

    Notable Project

    97th Floor worked on a digital marketing campaign for a technology solutions company. They developed a content marketing and SEO strategy for the company. The team also offered advice for onpage optimization.

    “I like to be as hands off as possible, so 97th Floor allows me to do that. I completely trust that they're doing the job that they say they're doing, and doing it right, which is a great compliment to them.” – Program Manager, Technology Solutions Company

    Former clients
    Adobe
    Dell
    X-Games
    Discover
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces (2017) , Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures (2017)

  • 10

    Hero Digital

    Hero Digital is a digital customer experience agency from San Francisco with additional offices in Philadelphia, Belleveu, Wash., Plano, Texas, Burbank, Calif. and New York City. It was founded in 2004 and has grown to a team of 214 employees. Hero Digital provides web development, web design, SEO, content marketing, and digital strategy services to mostly large enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    Hero Digital was hired by an art non-profit to take over a data migration after a previous vendor couldn't finish the project. Hero Digital went on to help with a general rebranding, redesigning and developing their website, managing SEO, and their Sitecore CMS. 

    "We were in bad shape before Delphic began working with us. We’ve already seen significant increases in traffic, visibility, and conversions. We’ve also engaged Delphic for some of our SEM and pay-per-click campaigns. They’ve optimized our content for search at least twice already. Over half of our Web traffic comes in from search engines, so we’re very, very pleased with that." – Web Production Coordinator, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    Western Digital
    Sephora
    Salesforce
    Aramark
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Davey Award (2016) , Sitecore North America: Best Real-Time Engagement (2016) , The Communicator Awards (2010)

  • 11

    Farsiight

    Farsiight is a growth marketing agency that specializes in offering PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy to SaaS, e-commerce, and online marketplace companies. Founded in 2017 by two brothers, Ben and Josh Somerville, Farsiight has 7 employees based out of their Brisbane and North Vancouver offices.

    Notable Project

    Farsiight recently worked on social media marketing for a North American e-commerce food recycling company. They implemented PPC and paid social media campaigns on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram for the client. This resulted in a steady increase of ROAS.

    "I am very pleased with the communication between us and Farsiight. We do not micromanage and are kept abreast of all developments on a regular basis.” - CEO, Food Recycling Company

     

    Former clients
    PlantMiners.com.au
    Sleepy Sundays Pty Ltd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Tinuiti

    Tinuiti (formerly Elite SEM) is a digital and search marketing agency based in New York and founded in 2004. With over 400 employees, they have additional offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., and San Rafael, Calif.  They specialize in conversion optimization, media planning and buying, and SEO. 

    Notable Project

    A clothing retailer went to Elite SEM for advertising help. The project included an AdWords campaign, paid search strategy, and conversion rate optimization. The client experienced an increase in engagement online, which has helped them compete in a competitive market.

    “They are forward-thinking both in our advertising with them and how they treat their employees.” – VP of E-Commerce, Clothing Retailer

    Former clients
    Etsy
    Tommy Bahama
    NFL
    Solstice Sunglasses
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 500: Best Workplaces (2017) , Ad Age: Best Agency Culture , US Search Awards: #1 Best Agency

  • 13

    JStokes Agency

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Bay Alarm
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Subway
    Lennar Multifamily
    Benchmark Communities
    Bishop Ranch
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Randy McCabe

    A digital marketer based in San Francisco, Randy McCabe offers SEO, PPC, and digital strategy services. They were founded in 2018.

    Notable Project

    Randy McCabe provided digital marketing services to a pet training company They offered SEO and PPC expertise to increase the company’s online presence. They successfully increased leads while decreasing spend overall.

    “Prior to the redesign, we would typically sell out 1-2 months in advance. We are now sold out about 4-5 months in advance.” — CEO, Pet Training Compan

    Former clients
    Off Leash K9 Training London
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    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+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • 16

    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 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    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 $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Selfcraft Media

    Selfcraft Media is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Atherton, Calif. Since 2018, the team has offered SEO, PPC, and digital strategy to their clients. 

    Notable Project

    Selfcraft Media helped an e-commerce store achieve its digital marketing goals with a broad range of services. They handled the client's SEO, PPC, lead generation plans, social media marketing, and email marketing efforts from start to finish. The client's return on ad spend exceeded 1000%. 

    "All the Digital Services we have utilised we have found them to be most proficient." – Operational Director, E-Commerce Store

    Former clients
    Rajkot’s Gems & Jewellery Show
    MOE`S
    Viss Beauty
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Atherton, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    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+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Rainfactory

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    OneWheel
    Segway Robotics
    Atari
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    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+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Castro Valley, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2012 Winner - Google Engage All Stars Competition

  • 22

    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 $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards nominee

  • 23

    Secret Sushi, Inc

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Adobe
    Sierra College
    Red Bull
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Espresso B2B Marketing

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    DirecTech Labs
    IBM
    Jama Software
    Autodesk
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Vital Design

    Vital Design is a digital creative agency headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H. with a second office in Boston. It was founded in 2001 and now has a team of 69 that offers branding, web design, SEO, content marketing, and social media marketing to mainly midmarket companies.

    Notable Project

    A construction firm wanted to increase online traffic and drive sales for their business. Vital Design implemented a content-driven inbound marketing strategy that increased traffic by 178%.

     

    Former clients
    Reebok
    Lindt
    Chevrolet
    Sheraton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 5000

  • 26

    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+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Agency Spotter: Top 20 Branding Agencies

  • 27

    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 - 9 Employees
    place Pleasanton, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 28

    Jives Media Marketing Agency

    Jives Media Marketing Agency is a marketing agency based in San Mateo, CA that’s run by more than 10 experts. Since 2012, they have offered their services in advertising, email marketing, and SEO solutions for small and medium-sized businesses alike.

    Notable Project

    Jives Media Marketing Agency developed a website for a lab equipment firm. The firm needed their website’s quality and visibility to improve. Jives Media Marketing Agency’s web development and marketing services resulted in the reputation of the firm to improve.

    “The overall confidence level is impressive.” - Marketing Analyst, Lab Equipment Firm

    Former clients
    Oracle
    Poshmark
    Thumbtack
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 29

    ESP Inspire

    ESP Inspire is an e-commerce firm based in Albany, Calif. Founded in 2001, their team of 150 serves clients in the e-commerce, and consumer products sectors. Services include corporate identity, content development, and WooCommerce development.

    Notable Project

    ESP Inspire rebuilt a laser diode company’s site. The new site has garnered a heightened level of traffic. The team is prompt and organized.

    “They complete work in a timely manner.” – Director of Operations, Laser Diode Company

    Former clients
    Modestofood
    Naturessungrown
    Showboat Brand
    Childcare Careers
    CPFF
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Albany, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    GrowthExpertz

    GrowthExpertz is a marketing agency founded in 2016 and located in San Francisco. With a team of fewer than 10 employees, they provide PR, mobile and app marketing, SEO, and PPC services.

    Notable Project

    GrowthExpertz created an online presence by getting the business listed on review platforms and obtaining coverage from influencers and journalists. The team also provided creative support. They were an engaged partner whose efforts led to high-level media coverage and increased revenue. 

    “In our first month, we spent $5,000 in ads and received $10,000 in recurring revenue.” – Founder, SaaS Startup Company

    Former clients
    Match Group
    Denizen.io
    Hitlist
    Zedge
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Fourandhalf, Inc.

    Fourandhalf, Inc. is a marketing agency based in Hayward, Calif., with an additional location in Perth, Australia. Founded in 2012, this company has 27 employees. Fourandhalf, Inc. offers a range of services including marketing strategy, digital strategy, and content marketing for small businesses and startups.

    Notable Project

    Fourandhalf, Inc. provided branding and advertising services for a property management company. They worked to help raise the client's visibility and boost brand awareness, with the client reporting that more customers have contacted their company since the project with Fourandhalf, Inc. began. 

    "Communication is Constant, they are giving specific guidelines to and time frames to ensure that the workflow and projects are completed in a timely manner." - Owner, Property Management Company

    Former clients
    Gulf Coast Property Management
    Hoffman Realty
    Alliance Property Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Hayward, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Alameda Internet Marketing

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    CAI International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Alameda, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Agile Digital Marketing

    Agile Digital Marketing is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif. with an office in Salt Lake City. Founded in 2004, the team of 2 specializes in SEO, social media marketing, PPC, and more.

     

    Notable Project

    Agile Digital Marketing worked on content marketing for an answering services company. They edited blog posts with SEO in mind and improved keywords and links. The client appreciated the reports provided throughout the project. After working with them, the company closed more accounts than ever before. 

    “Things were always structured and went according to plan. The reports were also amazing to me. I like looking at metrics, so the fact that Agile Search Marketing has taken the time to explain them in layman's terms has been great.” – Director, Answering Services Company

    Former clients
    Vacaville
    The Chestnut Hill School
    MA LBM Interiors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
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    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 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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    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+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Campbell, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

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

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    Java Gray

    Java Gray is an SEO, PPC, and web design firm based in San Jose, Calif. Founded in 2019, their team of 6 serves small and medium-sized businesses in the education, consumer products, and nonprofit sectors. Services include local search, content development, link earning, Facebook advertising, and Google AdWords.

    Notable Project

    Java Gray provided marketing and web design support for an after-school program. They helped with keyword research and succeeded in getting their client on the first page of Google search results. The team is responsive and always willing to help.

    “The team has had a substantial impact on our business.” -  Director, After School Program

    Former clients
    PREto3.com
    Laurel Play Gardens
    fuze FIT 2 PLAY
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
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