List of the Best Chicago SEO Content Creation Services

  • 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
    $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 

  • 3
    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

  • 4
    $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

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $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

  • 7
    $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

  • 8
    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

  • 9
    $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

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

    Fresh Design Studio is based in Chicago and was founded in 2009. The digital agency and its team of 14 are experts in web design and development, SEO, e-commerce development, and PPC. Fresh Design Studio works in various industries such as real estate, financial services, and consumer products. 

    Clients
    Hyatt Place Hotel
    The University of Illinois
    Floating World Gallery
    Nerd Coach
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio redesigned a website and helped create a brand identity for a men's lifestyle brand. The digital branding was done through social media. The work has received positive feedback and the client prides Fresh Design Studio on their open communication.

    "We had a different design direction in the beginning but switched halfway through. Even with such an abrupt change, Fresh Design was still able to deliver within the timeline. I don’t know if anyone else could’ve done it that quickly."- Creative Director, Men's Lifestyle Brand

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ten Speed is a content agency based in Wheaton, Ill. with no more than two employees. They have offered content marketing and SEO solutions since their founding in 2020. They work with small and mid-market firms.

    Clients
    Visible
    Printavo
    Postmark
    Notable Project

    Ten Speed optimized the organic traffic efforts for a SaaS company. This was done by improving the company's existing content and creating new content. The company now ranks first in most of their targeted keywords.

    “The communication is great.” - Marketing Operations Manager, SaaS Company

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

    Founded in 2014, Symbiont Group is a digital marketing and sales agency. Symbiont's Chicago-based team of 15 offers mostly mid-size clients a combination of services in the areas of SEO, web design, email and content marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Clients
    Reologie
    S.W. Anderson
    Vokal
    Fruition Partners
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Symbiont Group specializes in combining the sales and marketing process, so when a holdings firm needed to integrate these areas, it reached out to Symbiont. Symbiont developed an entire inside sales team for the company to make the marketing and outside sales units more effective, boosting the company's revenue.

    "They are experienced professionals. I can’t say enough about the types of relationships they’ve built within our organization - leveraging that experience to make impactful change. They’re fantastic." - Director of Marketing, Holdings Firm

  • 14
    $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

  • 15
    $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

  • 16
    $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

  • 17
    $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

  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Arlington Heights IL

    Indigo Image is a web and graphic design company founded in 2009. Their team of less than 10 employees is based in Arlington Heights, Ill. They offer services in web design, web development and SEO.

    Clients
    Bear Essentials
    Lincolnshire Academy of Dance
    Atlas Restoration Specialists
    Creative in Chicago
    Notable Project

    A management consulting firm hired Indigo Image to modernize their website. Indigo Image designed the website to educate potential customers about the client’s business. The website also included a blog and a mechanism for contacting customers. The client is pleased with the final product.

  • 19
    $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

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ice Nine Online is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that specializes in web design, PPC and SEO. Founded in 2014, Ice Nine Online offers a suite of research, marketing, and branding services as well as digital marketing training.  A team of fewer than 9 employees, Ice Nine Online works primarily with small and mid-size companies.

    Clients
    The Great Escape
    Bang & Olufsen
    Morgan Birge & Associates
    Gibraltar Business Capital
    Notable Project

    Ice Nine Online helped a small business finance company engage more customers and improve brand awareness by setting up direct digital marketing strategies that included paid Google search campaigns, PPC and SEO. As a result of its partnership with Ice Nine Online, the finance company's new customer acquisition increased by 50% within the first 6 months. 

    "The work is excellent and has already helped our company grow." - VP, Small Business Finance Company 

  • 21
    $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

  • 22
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Algonquin IL

    WON Marketing is a Chicago-based search marketing firm founded in 2011. Their team of about 73 individuals provides marketing strategy, email marketing, SEO, and web development services.

    Clients
    Cody Wellness Center
    Blue Cab
    NAPAREX
    SurePeople
    Notable Project

    WON Marketing designed and developed a website for a software development company. The team added product and feature details to the platform. They were a skilled partner, and the engagement was successful. 

    “The website was very well done.” – Former CMO, Software Development Company

  • 23
    $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

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

    Founded in 2013, 97 Switch is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that helps clients adapt to the constantly changing digital marketplace. Despite having a small team of fewer than 10 employees, 97 Switch provides a variety of services such as web design, SEO, PPC, social media, and content marketing.

    Clients
    State and Lake Chicago Tavern
    Windstar Media
    Runn Chicago
    Accident Treatment Centers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A gaming company was growing and wanted to increase its online presence – starting with its website. 97 Switch built a sleek, modern website that included live social media feeds, a blog, and a news section.

    "[Our website] is the most visible marker of what our company does and what we stand for and is actually more valuable than some of the web and mobile apps we developed. ... Our website serves as a strong message and a beacon of hope for the people who come to our page. The website is a great success." – CEO, Game Developer

  • 25
    $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

  • 26
    $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

  • 27
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Founded in 1998, VisionFriendly.com is a web design and development company located just outside Chicago. The team of nearly 30 offers a variety of other services on top of design and development: SEO, PPC, digital marketing, branding, analytics, and video production.

    Clients
    Sonoma Coast Villa
    Z8 Clothing
    Alpha Performance
    Cadillac Ranch Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A retailer originally needed IT work and hired VisionFriendly. The retailer was impressed with VisionFriendly's work and now goes to them with any issue or work related to building an online presence. VisionFriendly manages the retailer's IT work, marketing, e-commerce site, and SEO.

    "They're the best webmasters I've ever had. I give them a triple A+. They understand the artistic aspect of it. It's always artistically attractive and functional. They rescued me from the horrible situation I was in." – Owner, Retail Store

  • 28
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
    EconPTW
    Permatron
    RegenX
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 29
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Chicago based advertising agency, Yakkety Yak has a team of 14 that produces content marketing, web design, digital strategy, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing strategies for mid market and enterprise clients. They typically partner with businesses in the health care, business services, and non-profit industries. 

    Clients
    American Migraine Foundation
    World Federation of Neurology
    Global Patient Advocacy Coalition
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Yakkety Yak partnered with a non-profit organization to run a national campaign and manage the client’s digital presence. They provided content for all marketing initiatives, preformed A/B testing on advertisements, and executed the campaign. The project was successful and the client is now receiving over 600,000 hits monthly. 

    “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the entire Yakkety Yak team. They deliver on time, under budget and as promised. Their level of professionalism made the entire project a very pleasant experience.” –– CEO, Public Relations Firm

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lombard IL

    Founded in 1992, Stevens & Tate is an integrated marketing and advertising agency located just outside Chicago in Lombard, Ill. Its full-service team of 14 offers branding, web design, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, advertising, PPC, and media planning for mostly mid-market and small businesses.

    Clients
    Aldi
    NeoGrid
    Taco Bell
    Habitat for Humanity
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A baking company originally hired Stevens & Tate for packaging design work, but the partnership expanded to billboard and display design and PR management in addition to packaging design.

    "They understand our company and they understand our brand. They’re very responsive. If I give them a task, they hit the mark and don’t misunderstand. We just understand each other and there’s no confusion." – VP of Marketing, Baking Company

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