List of the Best Chicago Link Building Services & Companies

  • 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
    Keyence
    Dickey's Barbeque
    Conduent
    Donnelly Financial Solutions
    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
    eCommerce
    law firms
    local service providers
    manufacturing companies
    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

    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
    Driver Support
    Tavistock Restaurant Group
    BMS Cat
    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+
    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.

    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

  • 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
    Nexcess, Liquid Web, ComputeNext, BlueCotton.
    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
    $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
    Inc.
    Fiskars
    Inc.
    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
    $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

  • 9
    $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
    Avaton
    Affinity
    Cannaisseur Brands
    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

  • 10
    $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
    ACGI Software
    New York Film Academy
    Columbia University
    Charming Charlie
    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

  • 11
    $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
    Fortune 500
    Healthcare
    Legal
    Small Business
    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

  • 12
    $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
    Vienna Beef
    Fresh Wave
    Learning Resources Ltd.
    Protein2O Inc.
    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

  • 13
    $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
    John Hopkins Medicine
    Lennox
    Rush University Medical Center
    Herbalife
    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

  • 14
    $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.

    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

  • 15
    $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
    Simplicity Marketing
    Northwestern Medicine
    Awesome hand Gaming
    UrbanMatter
    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

  • 16
    $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.

    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

  • 17
    $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
    Ashley Homestore
    Motorola Mobility
    Crate & Barrell
    Schneider Electric
    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

  • 18
    $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.

    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

  • 19
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Simple Machines Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing company founded in 2012. Their 9-person team offers services in digital strategy, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more.
     

    Notable Project

    Simple Machines developed a marketing strategy for a printing company. They researched suitable keywords, improved the effectiveness of email blasts and Google, and redesigned the client’s website. The client appreciates the increased website traffic and positive feedback as a result of the company’s work.

    “I thought they did a great job. I worked with 4 to 5 different people from their team who were extremely responsive.” – Business Manager, Printing Company 
     

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

    1o8 is a digital agency founded in Chicago in 2018. The team of 8 focuses on social media, SEO, and digital strategy for their midmarket consumer products clients. 

    Clients
    O-Cedar
    Sweet Leaf Tea
    Undone Beauty
    Daily Crunch Snacks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    1o8 designed a search engine marketing program for a public record software company. They helped the client transition from relying on leads from paid leads to organic content. They also optimized the client's content strategy for SEO. The client experienced growth in keyword rankings and domain authority as a result of the campaign. 

    "It was highly detailed, very well-thought-out, and both teams were highly engaged throughout." – Senior Marketing Manager, Public Record Software Company

  • 21
    $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
    Optimum Safety Management
    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

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Digital marketing agency Lever Interactive is based in Lisle, Ill. Since 2006, their team of 29 specializes in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and mobile app marketing. Lever Interactive works with different clients in various industries such as retail, education, and consumer products. 

    Clients
    Abt
    Home Depot
    FTD
    Philips
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lever Interactive handles all the marketing for an airport parking service. Their work includes SEO, PPC, updating their website's user experience and running social media. As a result of their work, online bookings have increased. The client prides Lever Interactive on their professionalism and responsiveness. 

    "We’ve seen an increase in online bookings. Our overall experience has been positive and we’re going to continue using their services."- Marketing Officer, Airport Parking Service

  • 23
    $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
    CVS
    2XL Corporation
    Cars.com
    Jackson Dearborn Partners
    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 

  • 24
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    KAT is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2020. With a team of more than 10 experts, they deliver SEO solutions, PPC ads, and social media marketing solutions for small businesses in the industries of legal services, e-commerce, and health care.
     

    Clients
    Abramovitch Blalock & McKinnon LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    KAT provided web dev and marketing services for a law firm. The firm needed a website and accompanying online marketing for it to increase their presence. KAT helped the firm gain many more inquiries than they’ve gotten before in years.

    “They are easy to work with and we’ve been very pleased. They send us monthly reports and are very detailed in their work. “ - Partner, Law Firm
     

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Got IT Digital is a digital firm headquartered in Chicago. The company has a team of 10 employees who specialize in SEO and web design, but also provide advertising, conversion optimization, and web development services. 
     

    Clients
    Sara Lee Desserts
    OppLoans
    The Berghoff
    National Center for Teacher Residencies
    Notable Project

    Got IT Digital did front-end and UX design for a financial platform. Initially, the client needed a partner to assist them with front-end design and development, but they continuously work with Got IT Digital. The company has helped the client redesign a website, and they provide recommendations and support for other projects. After the company did the front-end and UX design for the client, the client reported that the site improved and they are satisfied with the UX. 
     

    “Their first project (our website redesign) was extremely complicated and required buy-in from numerous stakeholders, but they accomplished the task. They maximally improved the site’s speed and provided a transformative UX for our customers.” — Content Director, Financial Platform
     

  • 26
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Wojo Design is a full-service digital agency based in Chicago with 3 employees. Since their start in 2004, they have provided web design and development, e-commerce development, SEO, and digital strategy services for mainly small businesses.

    Clients
    University of Chicago
    Iron Galaxy Studios
    Boston University
    Alliant Credit Union
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A home inspections company hired Wojo Design to create a website and handle its digital marketing needs. In an effort to move the client away from Yellow Pages advertising, the team implemented SEO and Google AdWords campaigns to establish a true digital presence. Additional services included brochure and logo designs and social media guidance.

    "I had my best year ever in 2016, with 400 inspections in a calendar year. This was a result of Wojo’s marketing efforts." — CEO, Home Inspections Company

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    IT company eGuide Tech Allies was founded in 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, they have a team of four. They specialize in CRM consulting and SI, as well as IT strategy consulting.

    Industries
    Notable Project

     eGuide Tech Allies worked with a hospitality company to update hospitality systems and train employees on how to work with the new technology. They continue to provide ongoing IT support. The client appreciated their customer service and dependability.

    “Everyone is extremely proactive, and they’re always willing to jump in if we need support.” – CEO, Hospitality Company
     

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

  • 29
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Indian Head Park IL

    Radiant Hosting is a digital marketing agency based in Countryside, Ill. with more than two experts. They have offered SEO, web design, and conversion optimization solutions since their founding in 2019. They mainly work with small and mid-market companies.

    Clients
    Chi Town Sparky
    Notable Project

    Radiant Hosting provided web development, SEO, and branding solutions for an electrical contractor. The site featured a customized logo and bespoke content created by the contractor. The site has received over 3,500 clicks in just two months.

    “The most impressive thing about Radiant Hosting is the amount of work they get done in a short amount of time.” - Owner, Electrical Contractor

  • 30
    $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
    American Headache Society
    Anselmo Lindberg & Associates
    Ashland Breast Pumps
    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

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