Our Top Picks

3Q-Digital
3Q Digital
  • Internet
  • Retail
3Q Digital is a major digital marketing agency with offices in Chicago, as well as Dublin, Singapore, and New York City. Their services include content creation, SEO, app store optimization, and more, and they place a strong emphasis on analytics and strategy.

3Q Digital has worked with major brands like Eventbrite and SurveyMonkey, and they have the global reach to support international clients. Although they have hundreds of employees, their core values include accountability and inclusivity, so you can expect them to bring a personalized touch and an emphasis on diverse perspectives.

They also offer small and medium-sized business (SMB) growth services and “Digital Due Diligence” services for brands looking to explore new opportunities in paid search and social media.

Summary

3Q-Digital
3Q Digital
  • Starting Price
    • -
  • Address
    155 Bovet Rd. Suite 480, San Mateo, CA 94402
    75 Federal St., San Francisco, CA 94107
    363 5th Avenue Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101
    25 E Washington St. Suite 509, Chicago, IL 60602
    47 Maple St. Suite 300, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    650-539-4124
  • Service Lines
    UX/UI Design
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Branding
Industry Focus
  • Internet
  • Retail
97-Switch
97 Switch
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
97 Switch provides digital marketing, design, and strategy to a variety of clients in the real estate, financial services, and hospitality industries. These include Chicago-based companies like SMASHotels and Mobile Doorman, although they also work on national campaigns. They provide everything from basic SEO to content marketing, so you can hire them to design a website, run a PPC advertising campaign, and more.

97 Switch is a small team, so you can expect a personalized approach with transparent data and reporting, and strategy workshops designed to get your team up to speed.

Summary

97-Switch
97 Switch
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    111 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    312-212-0968
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
BeFoundOnline Company Logo
BFO (Be Found Online)
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Be Found Online has experience with both B2B and B2C brands, and offers paid media campaigns, organic search, data and analytics, and more. With teams based in Chicago, London, and Singapore, they can handle large campaigns with an international reach. They also provide “in-house team support” for when you want to bring an expert with new ideas onto your existing digital marketing team.

They’ve worked with major brands like Ortega, Land O’Lakes, and Kay Jewelers, and have a particular focus on retail, restaurants, packaged goods, and hospitality. Their services include website transitions, SEO audits, and paid media audits, as well as long-term “strategic engagements” with a fully-staffed account team.

Summary

BeFoundOnline Company Logo
BFO (Be Found Online)
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    3304 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    773-904-1342
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
    Social Media Marketing
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Comrade-Web-Agency
Comrade Web Agency
  • eCommerce
  • Legal
  • Business services
Comrade is a full-service digital marketing agency, with a focus on web development, SEO, and PPC advertising. They’re based in Chicago, and will provide a free website audit and 20-point performance check to get you started. Previous clients include the American Tent law firm, Europa Eyewear, and AARP Illinois.

Comrade provides custom SEO packages tailored to your business that range from $1,500 to $6,500 per month. You’ll get onsite SEO, link building, content marketing, analytics, and more, making them a good choice for e-commerce businesses. They claim to be the only SEO firm in the U.S. with a money-back guarantee.

Summary

Comrade-Web-Agency
Comrade Web Agency
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    770 N Halsted st, Ste 106, Chicago, IL 60642
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    312-265-0580
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
    E-Commerce Development
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Legal
  • Business services
Digital-Third-Coast
Digital Third Coast
  • Education
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
Digital Third Coast provides SEO, digital PR, and paid media services to clients ranging from coffee brands to hospitals to furniture retailers. They’ve also worked with clients in the educational sector, such as Olivet and MidAmerica Universities.

Their PR services include original research from data journalists to help you get media exposure and build high-authority links. You can also choose from core SEO services, including technical SEO and on-site content creation. Digital Third Coast focuses on long-term partnerships over one-time campaigns, and reports that 95% of their clients extend their contract after their first year of working together.

Summary

Digital-Third-Coast
Digital Third Coast
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    2540 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    773-904-2700
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
Industry Focus
  • Education
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
KitelyTech
KitelyTech
  • Security
  • IT Services
  • Photography
KitelyTech is a full service technology consulting, design & development firm with offices in downtown Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Charlotte, Phoenix, and Miami. KitelyTech was started to set industry standards: a full-service technology firm setting trends in web design, web development, branding, mobile application development, custom software, and SEO services.

KitelyTech was founded on the principles of transparency, customer service, efficient execution, organization – which remain at the company’s foundation today. Since 2009, KitelyTech has grown to become nationally respected, completing projects in verticals ranging from oil and gas to healthcare to CPG and beyond.

In addition to technological acumen, their management team is positioned to set clients up for success through their wide array of business experiences in both startups and established corporate cultures.

Summary

KitelyTech
KitelyTech
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149/hr
  • Address
    1165 N. Clark St., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60610
    1001 Woodward Ave, 5th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226
    615 S College St., 10th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
    600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor, Austin, TX 78701
    3280 Peachtree Road NE, 7th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    312-254-8248
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Security
  • IT Services
  • Photography
LLT-Group
LLT Group
  • Business services
  • Transportation
  • Consumer products & services
LLT is a digital agency with a focus on UX / UI and strategic development. They’ve worked with clients including TransUnion, BLICK, and Sam’s Famous Salsa, and have offices in Naperville, IL, as well as in Boston, NYC, and Los Angeles.

LLT was founded in 2010, and has grown to over 30 employees. Their background in finance and marketing means they place a strong emphasis on ROI, and will help you choose the right package for you from a range of price points. Their services include SEO, PPC advertising, e-commerce development, and more.

Summary

LLT-Group
LLT Group
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    47 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
    129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-504-0720
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    E-Commerce Development
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Transportation
  • Consumer products & services
Logical-Media-Group
Logical Media Group
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Logical Media Group has a local office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, but they work with clients located anywhere in the U.S. They provide a combination of technical and creative services, including web design, PPC advertising, and SEO. They’ve been in the industry since 2003 and are a certified Google Partner Agency.

Their SEO services range from keyword research and on-site optimization to Google Maps and Local Pack SEO. They’ll work with you to come up with a content strategy, and provide transparent, in-depth reports for all projects. Some of the industries that they focus on include real estate, finance, education, and law.

Summary

Logical-Media-Group
Logical Media Group
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    445 West Erie Street Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    312-465-2911
  • Service Lines
    Pay Per Click
    Search Engine Optimization
    Social Media Marketing
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Mightybytes
Mightybytes
  • Non-profit
  • Business services
  • Education
Mightybytes is a Certified B Corp with 20 years of experience in digital marketing. They work with nonprofits and sustainable brands to help them create an impact, with a focus on UX and UI research, testing, and design. They’ve worked with major brands such as Pearson, Northwestern University, National Geographic Learning, and more.

Their SEO services include strategy audits, competitor analysis, and content planning, and they also offer web development services and green web hosting. With their small team and commitment to sustainability, they’re a good choice for local companies that want to make an impact in the Chicago region.

Summary

Mightybytes
Mightybytes
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60613
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    773-561-7529
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Digital Marketing
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Non-profit
  • Business services
  • Education
NextLeft
NextLeft
  • Advertising & marketing
  • eCommerce
NextLeft provides digital strategy, content marketing, enterprise SEO, and more, with a goal of “amplifying your brand” through strategic messaging. Some of their best-known clients include Hallmark and United Van Lines, and they have experience working with the in-house marketing teams of other B2B and B2C brands.

Whether you need to research your competitors or define your brand’s voice, NextLeft will provide the researchers, writers, and PR experts to do it. Their SEO packages are customized for your business, with a combination of link building, on-page SEO, and content marketing. They work out of offices in both Chicago and San Diego.

Summary

NextLeft
NextLeft
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    2255 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego, CA 92037
    5400 N. Lakewood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    858-671-1993
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Content Marketing
    Conversion Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • eCommerce
OneIMS
OneIMS.com
  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
OneIMS offers a wide range of SEO packages, including local SEO, enterprise SEO, e-commerce SEO, and more. You can also choose from link building services, voice search optimization, metadata optimization, and dozens of other options.

Their focus is on business growth, so they may be worth looking into if you’re trying to boost online sales and become a leader in your industry. They can even handle audio and video production and reputation management.

In addition to their office in Chicago, OneIMS has several other U.S. and international locations, including Singapore, Australia, and the U.K.

Summary

OneIMS
OneIMS.com
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    111 E. Wacker Drive Suite 435, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    888-663-4671
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
Operation-Technology
Operation Technology
  • Restaurants
  • Education
  • Marketing
Operation Technology is a web design and digital marketing agency that offers SEO, social media advertising, PPC campaigns, and more. They specialize in local SEO for small businesses, such as dentists, veterinarians, doctors, and lawyers, and they bring an industry-specific approach to their marketing strategies.

Their Starter plans include Yelp and Google My Business optimization for around $500 per month, while their more comprehensive plans cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per month. Operation Technology is based in Chicago, and they’ve worked with local clients like Northstar Healthcare, Points of Wellness, and Zea Salon.

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Operation-Technology
Operation Technology
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    651 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    773-789-8636
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
    Pay Per Click
Industry Focus
  • Restaurants
  • Education
  • Marketing
Perfect-Search-Media
Perfect Search Media
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Education
Perfect Search distinguishes itself by using “innovative proprietary technology” to inform their digital marketing campaigns. This includes continuous testing and tracking methods to implement the latest SEO practices and analyze the results of a campaign. They also provide custom reports to keep clients informed about their strategies and metrics.

Perfect Search Media was founded in 2010, and has worked with clients including the Chicago Tribune, Goodyear, Bonobos, and more. In addition to SEO, they can handle content creation of all kinds, from logos to infographics to landing pages.

Summary

Perfect-Search-Media
Perfect Search Media
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    1658 Milwaukee Avenue #100 Suite 7522, Chicago, IL 60647
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    877-655-8227
  • Service Lines
    Pay Per Click
    Search Engine Optimization
    Social Media Marketing
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Business services
  • Education
Plego-Technologies
Plego Technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
Plego Technologies is a custom software development company that provides website design, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more. Some of their clients include major brands like Crate & Barrel and Motorola, as well as the Chicago Park District and other local companies.

While Plego offers all of the key SEO services, such as local search, link building, PPC advertising, and blog optimization, they’re also capable of more advanced projects, like building an ERP or e-commerce platform from scratch. They can also provide staffing services to augment your team with remote or on-site SEO experts.

Summary

Plego-Technologies
Plego Technologies
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    4949 Forest Ave, First FL, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    8 W Monroe St, Ste. 424, Chicago, IL 60603
    1101 Geneva Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-541-7929
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    Web Development
    Search Engine Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
Wojo-Design
Wojo Design
  • Business servicese
  • Commerce
  • Financial services
Wojo Design calls itself a “tight-knit group of Chicagoans” who have been in the digital marketing business for 16 years. Although they keep their team small, they work with both large and small businesses to develop customized SEO strategies. All of their plans involve thorough competitor reviews and industry research.

One of their areas of focus is the financial sector, and they’ve designed everything from mobile apps to ATM location maps. Some of their previous clients include Alliant Credit Union, North Star Lighting, Viper Apparel, and the Aparium Hotel Group.

Summary

Wojo-Design
Wojo Design
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    318 W Adams St #1609, Chicago, IL 60606
    5114 Celtic Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    312-685-1542
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Search Engine Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Business servicese
  • Commerce
  • Financial services

How We Chose the Best SEO Companies in Chicago

Chicago is one of the major advertising markets in the Midwest, which means it’s full of SEO firms that can help your company get noticed online. Whether you’re planning to launch a local or national marketing campaign, or just improve your existing website, we’ve put together this list of the best SEO firms in Chicago to help you out. We’ve used several criteria to narrow down our list, including the service lines offered, size of firm, and industry focus, to ensure that you have plenty of options to begin your search.

Multiple Service Lines

Digital marketing has grown to include a wide variety of practices, from website SEO to link building to pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. While some of our picks specialize in one area over another, we’ve focused on those that offer multiple service lines so you can get all of your digital marketing needs met in one place.

Size of Firm

SEO firms range from boutique firms with just a handful of employees to larger firms with multiple offices around the country. Some offer highly-customized services, while others offer standardized packages with more affordable rates. We’ve included firms with a range of sizes, so you can choose one that suits your needs and budget.

Industry Focus

The best SEO strategy for your business depends on your industry, so we’ve selected firms that tailor their services to a particular industry. Whether you’re looking for a firm that focuses on healthcare, education, real estate, business, or law, we’ve provided a broad selection of SEO firms in Chicago to make sure we’ve got you covered.

Questions to Ask SEO Companies

With so many SEO firms in Chicago each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective SEO agency.

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