List of the Best Chicago SEO Firms

  • 1
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Formed in 1997, Straight North is a full-service internet marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC, website design and development, email marketing, and graphic design. With 100+ full-time, in-house employees, they help B2B and B2C companies of all sizes generate sales leads and e-commerce revenue in the lucrative but highly competitive online marketing space. They offer a collaborative business style, technical expertise, deep experience in multiple verticals, team-based campaign execution, transparent reporting, and an unwavering focus on maximizing their clients' ROI.

    Clients
    XO Communications
    MLS (Major League Soccer)
    Chicago Bears
    Daily Herald
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Straight North worked with a high-profile, professional sports franchise to set up a remarketing campaign to increase brand awareness and drive revenue. The client found Straight North accessible and transparent and is looking forward to continuing the four-year relationship.

    “Straight North provides suggestions and is very engaged in our work." – E-Commerce Manager, Professional Sports Franchise

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  • 2
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Since its founding in 2007, Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing has established itself as a leading digital marketing agency in Chicago. The team of 16 specializes in SEO, PPC to enhance the inbound marketing of working with its small, mid-market, and enterprise clients.

    Clients
    AccuRadio
    Kendall College
    Chicago Line Cruises
    Envista Forensics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A local Chicago pizza chain needed SEO for their new website. Digital Third Coast Marketing helped them with their SEO, link-building, and digital advertising to attract more visitors to the new website. Because of the new and optimized target key phrases, the client reported incredible results.

    “Our online traffic and interactions have increased, and online ordering rates are the highest we’ve ever seen.” – Digital Manager, Pizza Chain

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Comrade Digital Marketing is a Chicago-based full service digital marketing agency with a staff of 20. Since 2008, Comrade Digital Marketing Agency has assisted clients with SEO, web design, and e-commerce development.

    Clients
    AARP
    Levinson Law Group
    Blackhawk Supply
    Zen Supplies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A translation company hired Comrade Digital Marketing Agency to develop a new website and provide SEO and content marketing support. The translation company's goal was to win new business by refreshing their website and improving their search result ranking. The client appreciated that Comrade Digital Marketing was both affordable and proactive throughout the project.

    "They’re also friendly and have good project management skills, and after working with them on this project. I worked with them on a few other projects. I referred [Comrade Digital Marketing] to other people because they’re reliable." – Co-Founder, Translation Company 

  • 4
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    NextLeft, founded in 2016, is a digital content marketing and SEO agency. The company’s mission is to rid the world of digital clutter by creating the helpful, relevant content people are searching for online. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, NextLeft's team of 14 full-time SEO & Content Strategists amplify the world’s most loved brands.

    Clients
    Hallmark
    Baseball Monkey
    Mayflower Transit
    Fiskars
    Industries
    Notable Project

    NextLeft created content and keyword optimization for a transportation company's two brands. They also did promotions for social media. NextLeft was extremely creative and independent.

    "NextLeft is a trusted consultant when it comes to planning and making decisions." – Director of Digital Strategy, Transportation Corporation

  • 5
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency is a results-driven digital marketing agency based in Dallas. Since 2005, we have been providing digital marketing consulting and management services that include web site design and development, search engine optimization (SEO), PPC management, social media marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), Amazon marketing services, video production, and more. 

    Clients
    Restoration 1
    Daryl Food Relocation and Logistics
    D&D Beyond
    Hurom
    Notable Project

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency worked with an online travel company to increase website traffic and engagement. They built a dynamic website from scratch. The client notes that Thrive Internet Marketing was a cost effective partner and over delivered on the project.

    “When our company started, we had 6 visitors in 3 months. Since we started the marketing efforts, we’ve had 8,000 hits.” – Owner, Online Travel Company

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Northcutt is a Chicago-based SEO and inbound marketing company founded in 2010. The small team of fewer than 20 helps its mostly small business clients understand and act on inbound marketing. Their approach usually includes SEO, PPC, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Wiredtree
    Atlantic.net
    Cyber wurx
    Servermania
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company wanted to tap into the U.S. market and Northcutt stepped in to help. They provided online marketing services such as SEO and social media marketing and managed the client’s blog through HubSpot.

    “The results of their work are very impressive. Our website traffic increased by almost 6,000%. ... Our social media followers grew by almost 1,200%, and our social media impressions increased by 260%.” – VP, Cloud IaaS Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2009 as a search agency, Be Found Online has since developed into a full-service digital marketing agency. Based in Chicago, the company also has locations in London and Singapore, with a total team of more than 70 people. BFO's main focus is on SEO and PPC, but it also does social media marketing, conversion optimization, and content marketing.

    Clients
    Nissan
    StubHub
    White Castle
    Bai
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A large technology company wanted to improve its organic search results and hired BFO to help. BFO mainly worked on the company's SEO, including keywords and analytics, and helped out which web pages provided the highest value to the company.

    "The results speak for themselves. Our total traffic for all regions increased by 33% month over month with the help of BFO. We've gone up by 44% on a yearly basis, according to our June 2016 data." - Digital Manager, Technology Company

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Dabaran is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2009 and with over 10 employees. They mainly focus on providing SEO, including content development, link building, local search, and on-site optimization.

    Clients
    SERVPRO
    Affinity
    Curatio CBD
    Notable Project

    Dabaran did SEO work for an online gift store that needed a strong campaign for its new website. They targetted 20 keywords with the goal of driving online traffic to the website. Their on-page and off-page efforts boosted the website's ranking for multiple search terms. Aside from great results, the client also praised their responsiveness.

    "Prior to the campaign the website had no rankings and was receiving no traffic. The website now ranks for 98 keywords." – Owner, Online Gift Store

  • 9
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2009, Operation Technology is a full-service internet marketing company based in Chicago, Ill. With a small team of fewer than 10 employees, Operation Technology focuses on web design, SEO, and PPC.The client appreciated that Operation Technology kept costs low and provided a collaborative approach.

    Clients
    NorthStar Medical
    Latin American Language Center
    Cocoa Bakery Cafe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Operation Technology assisted a marketing consultancy seeking a new WordPress website. After providing a website template and SEO assistance, Operation Technology trained the client to maintain and customize the website. 

    "They’re very flexible and easy. They give good directions. They know how to work with small to medium-sized companies really well." - CEO of Marketing Consultancy

  • 10
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands' team of 135 has various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, and strategy. They also help clients with public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web.

    Clients
    GrubHub
    CloudCraze
    CurrencyCloud
    CompTIA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A SaaS company wanted to differentiate itself as a modern technology brand, improve web performance, and support demand generation efforts. Walker Sands executed a brand refresh, website redesign, and other digital marketing initiatives, ultimately increasing web traffic and conversions.

    "Their ability to understand and adapt to their client is outstanding...they are the whole package—smart, creative, hard-working, technical, strategic, and genuinely nice." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing, SaaS company

  • 11
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vernon Hills IL

    Perfect Search Media is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency. They specialize in paid search and social media advertising, SEO, remarketing, display, UX, design, and content. Perfect Search is a results-driven, remote company with teammates on every coast. They build custom strategies for clients across multiple industries, including education, software, associations, retail, and more.
     

    Clients
    Stage Stores
    New York Film Academy
    CenturyLink
    Columbia University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Perfect Search Media expanded a higher learning institution’s reach and audience. They led a paid search marketing strategy from execution to implementation to maintenance.

    “They are flexible, and they act as an extension of the team. Their commitment to proving success via analytics and the bottom line was important to us.” – Co-Founder, Higher Learning Institution

  • 12
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Bruce Jones SEO Consultant is an SEO consultancy founded in 2019 with more than two employees. They offer SEO solutions from their office in Naperville, Ill. They work mainly with small and mid-market agencies in the fields of advertising, education, and hospitality.

    Clients
    Adage Technologies
    Skyline Exhibits
    Victory Rehab
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bruce Jones SEO Consultant provided SEO services to an e-commerce company. The company was looking to rank better on search engines. Bruce Jones SEO Consultant provided immediate results that resulted in the doubling of clicks to the company’s website.

    “There’s nothing I can think of that he can improve. I’ve been very happy with our engagement.” - Owner, E-Commerce Company

  • 13
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2006, OneIMS is a results-driven digital marketing firm in Chicago. Its team of more than 30 manages the inbound marketing process for its clients, with special emphasis on SEO, PPC, digital strategy, conversion optimization, and content marketing. 

    Clients
    Samsung
    Costco
    Sears
    Kmart
    Notable Project

    A small flooring company tried SEO before with discouraging results, but OneIMS completely changed the company's strategy, increasing results with PPC campaigns, social media marketing, copywriting, and blog posts. 

    "They have brought us from zero inbound marketing through our website to beating all of our competition in terms of keyword searches and website traffic and just about every metric you can imagine." - Marketing Associate, Flooring Company

  • 14
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Path Digital Services & Consulting is an SEO consultancy founded in 2017. Based in Chicago, their team of fewer than 10 specializes in digital strategy, content marketing, and SEO solutions for both small and mid-market businesses.

    Clients
    Harmony
    Anchor Group
    Notable Project

    Path Digital Services & Consulting provided SEO services for a consulting firm. The firm needed SEO solutions for three of their websites. Path Digital Services & Consulting increased the amount of quality leads to the sites by 35%.

    “There were a lot of deliverables completed in a short time and cost.” - Sales and Marketing Manager, Consulting Firm

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Digital marketing agency Rise Interactive is headquartered in Chicago. The team of nearly 275 employees specializes in SEO, PPC, social media, email, and content marketing. They were founded in 2004 and mostly work with businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, financial services, and retail industries.

    Clients
    Atkins
    Pandora
    TransUnion
    Ulta Beauty
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An insurance and financial services company hired Rise Interactive to help attract new customers. The insurance company worked with a traditional marketing agency previously but was unhappy with the results. Rise Interactive created a paid search campaign and tracked progress for the insurance company. These efforts improved the insurance company's bidding process for paid search campaigns to ensure that results were getting better commensurate with budget increases.

    "Communication is very open, which benefits all sides. There’s a lot of trust in the relationship. They have a strong acumen and skill set for search, analytics, and measurement." – Integrated Media Manager, Insurance and Financial Services Company

  • 16
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Carol Stream IL

    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."

  • 17
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Brafton is a Boston-based digital marketing agency founded in 2008. They have 2 additional offices across in Chicago and San Francisco. Its team of almost 200 is proficient in a variety of content marketing services including blogs, newsletters, emails, infographics, and video production. They also specialize in SEO and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Jagged Peak
    Tab Bank
    Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
    General Financial
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An educational company that manages university websites was trying to increase the quality of their site content. Brafton provided blog content for the company's site, including articles and infographic design. They also manage the company's social media accounts and calendar.

    "Our engagement online has been very good...It’s a combination of excellent communication, excellent customer service, and quality of work." – SEO Manager, Education Company

  • 18
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    LLT Group is a full service creative agency that has assisted clients since 2010. Their team of 50 are based primarily in Naperville, Ill., with an additional office in Boston, Mass. LLT Group focuses primarily on web design, SEO, and e-commerce development.With LLT Group's guidance, the pest control company was also able to diversify their revenue by investing in PPC campaign on Google.

    Clients
    National Geographic Channel
    LA Rams
    Subaru
    Burger King
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LLT Group was hired by a pest control company to increase organic engagement by redesigning the client's website. Later, LLT Group also assisted the client with content marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media. 

    "Without the shadow of a doubt, the volume of Web leads coming through into our business is tenfold higher." - Principal of Pest Control Company

  • 20
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Located in Chicago, Ill., Marcel Digital is a digital marketing and web development agency that has been assisting clients since 2003. Their team of 30 specialize in SEO, web development, and PPC.Marcel Digital's efforts resulted in measurable growth, including increased online orders, contact form submissions, and newsletter signups. 

    Clients
    Herbalife
    Johns Hopkins Medical Center
    Lennox
    HUB International
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A clothing manufacturer hired Marcel Digital with the goal of increasing organic traffic to their website. improved the SEO for a clothing manufacturer based in Milwaukee. The agency audited their website to help them find ways to increase their traffic.

    "They [Marcel Digital] are well versed in weekly changes with Google, which I think provides a great advantage." - Director of Digital and Web, Clothing Manufacturer and Marketer

  • 21
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oak Park IL

    Founded in 2007, EDUCO is a design and development agency located outside Chicago, IL. Their small team of fewer than 10 people specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. Overall, the agency has worked on over 450 design and development projects. 

    Clients
    The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    Bloodshot Records
    Digital Third Coast
    Garrett Popcorn Shops
    Industries
    Notable Project

    EDUCO created a website for a local university to host a list of job and internship openings for its students. The university wanted a functional website where anyone could post an opening. The website is working well so far, and over half of the student body has created accounts.

    “[EDUCO] is responsive, detail-oriented, professional, and very strong in customer service.” – Dean, Local College’s School of Communications

  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2006, Logical Media Group is a full-service digital marketing agency crafting digital experiences for people and companies to transact, connect, and explore. The Chicago-based team, whose original core competency was in generating qualified website traffic through search engine marketing, with a specialization in PPC and SEO, now has specific teams tailored towards other online channels such as Amazon Advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, display advertising, and conversion rate optimization.

    Clients
    Fresh Wave
    Gobi Heat
    Protein2o
    Zadro
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A privately-held group of consumer, commercial, and industrial brands needed comprehensive digital marketing services, including paid search, paid social, SEO, Amazon Advertising, email production, and some design services for their four very different brands. Logical Media Group significantly grew the client's performance in each channel, especially through their SEO and Amazon Advertising initiatives. 

    "We've had remarkable success growing our performance on each channel, but especially through SEO and Amazon ads. Amazon has become a whole new business unit for our company, with paid advertising managed by Logical a big contributor to that growth." – Marketing Manager, Privately Held Brands Group

  • 23
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mabbly is a full-service integrated marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the agency is comprised of fewer than 50 employees and specializes in web design, web development, branding, SEO, digital strategy, and content marketing.

    Clients
    ScrapeGo
    Commercial Lending X
    Azteca Foods
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mabbly developed a modern, user-friendly website for a non-profit organization that captured the essence of its brand. They produced a video for the new site and archived thousands of pages they didn't compromise the client's SEO presence. The organization received significant positive feedback on its new website from users. 

    "Mabbly has a very consultative and entrepreneurial approach. It is looking to truly grow with companies and grow the brand or project it is working on." – Co-Founder, Nonprofit 

  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mightybytes is a full service creative firm located in Chicago, Ill. With about 10 employees, Mightybytes supports clients by providing UX/UI design, web development, and SEO services. Mightybytes is also a Certified B Corporation, which was very important to the nonprofit client.

    Clients
    DePaul University
    Allstate
    Chicago Community Trust
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mightybytes built a website for a nonprofit with the goal of educating a local audience about sustainability issues. Once the website was complete, the nonprofit invested in a second phase of development.

    "They are truly one of the best project-managed firms I’ve ever worked with. They are extremely efficient. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Web development firm." - Director of College Partnerships, Nonprofit

  • 25
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2016, Chicago-based VisualFizz is a small team of 9. The full-service digital marketing agency helps clients with content marketing, SEO, web design and development, PPC, social media marketing, digital and marketing strategy, and branding.

    Clients
    ExecTable
    Chicago Food Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The founder of a social networking service for executives wanted the company to have a compelling brand along with its compelling product. VisualFizz created a brand structure and helped guide the company through the process. 

    "Their responsiveness, attentiveness, and great sense of creativity are very impressive...Regarding the experience I had with them, there’s nothing to improve." - Founder, Social Network for Executives

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Youtech & Associates is an Illinois-based digital marketing and development agency founded in 2002. The approximately 40-member team specializes in web design, digital strategy, software development, and advertising. 

    Clients
    Village of Lyons
    Hundman Wealth
    Phantom Weights
    Dressander
    Notable Project

    A health insurance company hired Youtech & Associates to build and host their websites and to facilitate the creation of its new website after it renamed the company. Youtech & Associates also helped the company with SEO. The client has experienced increases in their site traffic and its domain authority since Youtech & Associates worked with the website's layout and design.

    "They are excellent. Youtech has been good at communicating with us consistently each week. This keeps us on track as far as a schedule goes. They make sure we’re getting things done when they need to be finished." – Manager, Health Insurance Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Digital agency Arcalea was founded in 2015 and has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, and Indianapolis. Its team of 12 helps clients with web development, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, web design, and PPC.

    Clients
    Dell
    Discover Financial Services
    The University of Chicago
    Level Office
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A jewelry company hired Arcalea to help with its rebranding efforts. Arcalea helped the company find its target audience by helping with A/B testing, digital marketing, and PPC management. The company's total user count has gone up by more than 200%.

    "I found their depth of knowledge about how customers approach products to be enlightening. I was impressed with the overall professionalism and responsiveness of the team. If they didn’t have an answer immediately, they made sure to deliver one later on." - President, Jewelry Company

  • 28
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Pramukh Digital Agency is a full-service digital agency based in Ahmedabad, India. It was founded in 2014 and specializes in digital strategy, enterprise ap modernization, and logo design. The team serves small business, midmarket, and enterprise clients in the education, financial services, and health care & medical industries. 

    Clients
    Nilkanth Packaging SEO
    Rottermen
    Aqua Safe Mine
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pramukh Digital Agency designed and developed the website for a crane manufacturer. They also managed SEO and digital marketing efforts during the project. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work and was looking to extend the partnership.

    "Our initial goal was to design and develop the website, which they did before the deadline. We currently rank at the top of Google for our main keywords, and will continue working with them." — Marketing Head, Crane Manufacturer

  • 30
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Since its founding in 2011, Launch Digital Marketing has provided web design, digital strategy, social media marketing, and other digital services to their clients. The around 80-person team is headquartered out of Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

    Clients
    Illinois Charter Schools Network
    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Plant Perks
    Romer Skin Care
    Notable Project

    Launch Digital Marketing partnered with a startup skincare company to design and develop their ecommerce website from scratch on WordPress and WooCommerce. Since the site was launched, they have continued to provide SEO and paid advertising services to their client.

    "The whole team is always happy to roll up their sleeves and join me in the trenches of running a startup. They act quickly and are good at prioritizing what needs to be done first to allow us to keep moving quickly, which has really helped us to be nimble when we need to be." - Founder, Romer Skincare

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