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To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top SEO companies in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco SEO Firms

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

    A San Francisco, CA-based SEO services company, Victorious has been around since 2012. With a team of 25 employees, they deliver huge returns for their clients. They offer help clients with on-site and local search optimization, link building and content development.  

    Clients
    Yahoo!
    General Electric
    Mintel
    Brainscape
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A non-profit noticed they lacked a structured and defined strategy for SEO. They hired Victorious to redesign their website’s backend, improve the user experience, and optimize it for search engines. Victorious also performed keyword research to update meta descriptions across the site and improve blog content.

    “Humility and knowledge and understanding of their area was really good. They’re willing to listen and take the time to get to know who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish. I appreciate that.” – Mobilization Director, Non-Profit

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

    Direction, Inc. is a digital marketing agency based in Washington D.C., with an office in Great Falls, Va. Established in 2016, Direction, Inc. has 15 employees and primarily works with small and mid-market businesses in a variety of industries. Their services include SEO, PPC, web design, content marketing, and social media marketing

    Clients
    CAPX Solutions
    Limitless Paving
    Sig Cox Augusta
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Direction carried out a targeted digital campaign for a luxury apartment building in Washington, DC. The building had just transferred ownership, and the new owners were stuck with negative reviews due to past management's failures. The Direction team provided robust on- and off-page SEO to elevate more relevant results above old reviews, and launched a new flagship review site to gain reviews of the new management. 

    "Our organic rankings began to significantly increase almost immediately, and our rankings have already improved because of the blog. Because it’s so content-rich, it will continue to improve our online presence and rankings." —Owner, Rental Property Management Firm

  • 3
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    SUMO Logic
    Betterment
    Sendoso
    New Relic
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 4
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    Expedia
    GoPro
    Blendtec
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Based in San Jose, Calif., Motava is a digital marketing agency with around 10 employees. Motava specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. The window shutters manufacturer appreciated Motava's clear communication and ability to provide additional marketing support, such as printed collateral.  

    Clients
    Biotium
    Modern Ceramics
    Earthcare Landscaping
    Sun Enterprise
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A company that manufactures window shutters hired Motava to refresh their website design, optimize their website for mobile, and manage their digital marketing, including a blog and social media. Motava also provided assistance with improving the client's SEO.

    "From a project management perspective, [Motava] allows me to focus on my business and grow it. They're also very proactive in probing potential opportunities and meeting with us to discuss."- CFO & Vice President of Window Shutters Manufacturer

  • 6
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    P&G
    Dropbox
    Beyond Meat
    Daily Harvest
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 7
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Newark CA

    Marketing Wind is an SEO and link-building outreach company with locations in Newark and San Jose, Calif. Founded in 2015 and with about 5 employees, provide SEO, content marketing, and digital strategy to small-scale clients across an array of industries, including business services, consumer products, healthcare, and more.

    Clients
    Zetronix.com
    TECHVANDO (Pvt) Ltd.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Marketing Wind helped a digital marketing and web development company with boosting their organic traffic through SEO. They specifically worked on sourcing 25 backlinks for the client as well as other tasks. Their work boosted the website's ranking and revenue by about 150%. 

    "They're expert and knows what they're up to." – CEO, Digital Marketing & Web Development Company

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Ramon CA

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

    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 9
    $1,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Santa Clara CA

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

    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

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

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

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 11
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brentwood CA

    rankfellas is an SEO agency based in Brentwood, Calif. They were founded in 2020 and have a team of around 10 employees. They provide mainly SEO, digital strategy, and social media marketing services. 

    Clients
    Truck D Zone
    ZTC Agency
    The Vapor Company
    Marklin Agency
    Notable Project

    rankfellas provides SEO support for a media company looking to gain visibility for their properties. They created a strategy and help with on-site optimization and keyword rankings. Their work has helped the business grow its revenue by over 25%, even with traffic fluctuations and algorithm changes. 

    "rankfellas is focused on finding the highest quality traffic for us because they know it will lead to more conversions." – Marketing Director, Media Company

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2003, Propane is a digital agency with a focus on strategy. They have 20 employees in their San Francisco office, who together compose an efficient team of designers, developers, and marketers equipped to create digital solutions. With an emphasis on distinct branding, Propane offers consulting services, custom software and web development, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Lojack
    Kaiser Permanente
    Clarisonic
    Telltale Games
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A subsidiary of a large auto manufacturer sought Propane's design expertise in creating a vehicle entertainment platform. Propane Studio first consulted with the firm to ensure clear expectations, then created all the visual assets for the platform. They also handled the branding. The client was impressed by Propane's technical knowledge, which they did not expect from an agency with such a broad focus.

    "I have a good impression of their professionalism, deliverables, and commitment to their work. I think overall, it’s really positive feedback, and in comparison to other companies we have worked with, they were best able to adapt to our way of working." – Senior Industrial Designer, Auto Manufacturer

  • 13
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    MemSQL
    InfluxData
    Impact Fund
    SFGMC
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 14
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Jose Angelo Studios is a content marketing agency, founded in 2017 and located in San Francisco. They comprise five employees specializing in content creation, SEO, PPC, and digital marketing campaigns for a variety of online companies. Services include articles, videos, social content, backlink campaigning, website auditing, lead generation, and SMM.

    Clients
    Giving Bag
    Brandly
    DirectSale
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jose Angelo Studios conducted SEO for a business card retailer. Their work included the creation and distribution of content, article marketing, and keyword manipulation. Jose Angelo Studios' work led to a significant upsurge in web traffic for the client.

    “They made sure to keep us up to date on all progress. Each month, we received an SEO report that included target keyword rankings, page traffic, time on page, bounce rate, backlinks acquired, and key takeaways.” – Chief Architect, Business Card Retailer

  • 15
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    Crown Plaza
    Vitality Bowls
    Yamamay
    Meridio
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 16
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

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

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

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

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

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Razorfrog Web Design is a website development shop located in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2008, Razorfrog's team of nearly 10 people specialize in WordPress web design and maintenance. They also offer logo, print, and graphic design, as well as SEO services. RazorFrog works with clients in the business, real estate, and legal industries. 

    Clients
    KZSC Radio
    Mighty PR
    Peets and Associates
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In May 2016, Razorfrog worked with a software firm to develop and manage a new website on WordPress. The team not only redesigned the website but also built additional features to improve the website's effectiveness and usability. The client praised Razorfrog for being easy to work with and efficient. 

    "I've worked with many different external vendors, and I'd have to say that Razorfrog was probably the easiest vendor I've ever worked with. They used a Trello board to manage the project, ... which made things much more efficient." – Marketing Director, Software Firm

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mill Valley CA

    Reputation X is an online reputation management firm located in Sausalito, California. Founded in 2005, the firm is comprised of fewer than 50 employees that specialize in marketing strategy, PR, and content marketing.

    Clients
    Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ Rating
    Notable Project

    Reputation X performed digital implementation tasks for a consulting firm. They provided support on assignments that were outside the scope of each endeavor and was involved with everything from the strategic framework of a project to the execution and psychological management of the client. Their PR expertise has allowed it to offer valuable insights that optimize the strategy and planning of the firm's business.

    "I think Reputation X embodies everything that reputation management should be." – Founder, Consulting Firm  

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Castro Valley CA

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

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

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

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

  • 20
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

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

    Clients
    Jergens
    Bio-Oil
    RedLock
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 21
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Proleadsoft is a full-service digital agency headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. With a team of around 15 employees, Proleadsoft specializes in web development, SEO, and web design.With Proleadsoft's help, the youth nonprofit's website is modern, easy to navigate, and has attracted more traffic.

    Clients
    Incline Insurance
    Travel Merchants
    the DJ List
    Nofomo
    Notable Project

    A youth nonprofit hired Proleadsoft to build a new website that could be integrated with their social media accounts.

    "They held our hand each step of the way, working with us to write content and adding the appropriate photos and videos. Whenever we had questions, we were able to receive an immediate response either by phone call or email.." - CFO of Nonprofit

  • 22
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

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

    Clients
    USA Today
    Thomson Reuters
    Habitat for Humanity
    Gannett
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alameda CA

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

    Clients
    CAI International
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

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

    5th and Melody is an SEO and design agency based in New York. Founded in 2009, their team of around 10 employees specializes in SEO, web design, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Kelly Blue Book
    Emory University
    Phillips
    Samsung
    Notable Project

    5th and Melody provided SEO services for an interior design firm. Following a discovery phase, the team analyzed the competition, selected target keywords, and implemented an SEO strategy.

    "We are still in the initial stages, but we already see a difference. We see our citations increase and we are gaining a bit more traffic since this started." – Owner, Interior Design Firm

  • 25
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Novato CA

    Alaniz is a marketing company based just outside San Francisco in Novato, CA. They were founded in 2008 with the goal of helping businesses navigate the choppy waters of the digital ocean, and today fulfill this ideal with transparency, sound strategy, and marketing expertise. Their team of 11 provide services like advertising, web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and content marketing.

    Clients
    Coldwell Solar
    Onica
    Bella Notte Linens
    Central Garden and Pet
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An IT services provider originally hired Alaniz to build their website, but they ended up overhauling their entire brand strategy. They created a new logo and built up an inbound marketing campaign for them.

    "They understand my business process and my strengths, and build tools that really highlight us in the marketplace. They don’t take a lot of liberty and are a real partner to our creative team." - CEO, IT Services Provider

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Boss SEO San Francisco is a SEO services firm founded in 2010. They are in San Francisco, California and have a small team. Their services include search engine optimization, pay per click, social media marketing, and web design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Boss SEO San Francisco provides web design and SEO services for an appliance repair company. They have developed the website using WordPress.

    "They built us a superb WordPress website that is easy to manage."

  • 27
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Major Tom is a full-service digital agency based in New York, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. Founded in 2000, their team of about 70 employees serves a variety of industries. They specialize in providing web design, digital strategy, and social media marketing capabilities.

    Clients
    Pirelli
    HSBC Bank
    Expedia
    Cirque du Soleil
    Notable Project

    Major Tom bolstered the digital marketing resources for a marketing. They operated as a third party vendor to deliver a stronger strategic plan to reach the client's objectives. They supplied digital advertising and email marketing assistance, along with SEO campaign strategy implementations, which included content management recommendations.

    "Our organic search results doubled in 2017, thanks to blend of their optimization advice and our own content processes." — Owner & Digital Strategist, Marketing Consultancy

  • 28
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif., WebSight Design is a web development company with a small team of 13 employees. Founded in 1995, WebSight Design specializes in web development, web design, and e-commerce development.With WebSight Design's assistance, the real estate client's blog traffic has increased 100 percent year over year, and their website traffic typically increases 20 to 25 percent each year.

    Clients
    Planned Parenthood
    Pacific Swimming
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Pacific Union
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A real estate company has worked with WebSight Design since 1998. Over the past two decades, WebSight Design has provided web development, SEO, and IT services, managing nearly all of the real estate company's public-facing web presence.

    "They [WebSight Design] always exceed my expectations, and they’re a very important part of our team."- CEO of Real Estate Business

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    Slam Media Lab is a small Walnut Creek, California-based SEO services firm. Their services include search engine optimization, content marketing, and web design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Slam Media Lab handled SEO efforts for a digital marketplace. Their work included web and content optimization, keyword research, SEO writing coaching,  landscape analysis, and more.

    "They deeply care about their clients and go above and beyond to make sure we get the best results possible."

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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.  

    Clients
    Nav.com
    TerraPoint.com
    TradeStops.com
    Clarkston State Bank
    Industries
    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

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