The Internet by and large has been around for almost 3 decades depending on which measure you use, and with what we know as the commercial internet being even younger. In the old days it was easy to game search engines and rise to the top. In many cases, you didn't even need to “game” the system, just great content was enough to let your customers find you.

But fast forward to 2019 and great content for your site to compete is just a given. You, and all of your competitors are describing your products and services and and have streamlined sites that fit neatly into your vertical. The difference now is all of your competitors are also using specialized firms to help build up links, content, mentions, and a slew of other tricks to outrank you for things you’re trying to garner eyeballs for.

In short, you need an SEO firm to help you stand out from the crown now more than ever. We’ve look back this year at some of the movers and shakers in the industry and compiled this list of the top firms of 2019

#1 Webimax: The longstanding leader

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WebiMax has received countless awards and accolades for leading the industry in SEO services. The in-house strategy team understands what it takes for websites to rank #1 on Google for keywords that will provide ROI. As Google evolves, WebiMax remans in lockstep with their best practices. Any business looking to see what WebiMax can offer them through industry leading SEO services can take advantage of a free no-obligation 11-page SEO analysis, which provides a letter grade on current SEO practices, recommendations to improve the website, and insights into the security, usability and performance of the website.

There are a lot of SEO marketing agencies but only one WebiMax. Over the last 11 years, the WebiMax team has helped thousands of clients successfully navigate the digital marketing space. Three constants in WebiMax’s SEO service play a large role in their dominance of the digital marketing industry. Every client is assigned a dedicated marketing manager to guide them, every client utilizes a short-term contract allowing them to judge the company based on results, and WebiMax has always provided comprehensive monthly reporting, which offers complete transparency throughout the process. There are countless factors in play in SEO, and every one of them plays a part in a website’s ability to rank for a desired keyword. For example, WebiMax will ensure the site structure is optimized to rank for desired search queries. Other factors included in SEO campaigns include: stronger content, relevant backlinks, increased usability, social engagement and more. To receive a free SEO analysis from the WebiMax strategy team, visit https://www.webimax.com/digital-marketing-services/search-engine-optimization

#2 Ignite visibility

Ignite Visibility is one of the highest recommended agencies on Clutch.co and one of the top digital marketing companies in the industry. Consistently named one of the top SEO, paid media, social media, email marketing and CRO companies in the USA, Ignite Visibility has used the same strategies they use for clients to become a three-time Inc. 5000 company (2017, 2018 and 2019).

The company has the pleasure of representing over 150 amazing clients such as Tony Robbins, The Knot World Wide, National Funding and 5 Hour Energy, as well as smaller clients. Ignite Visibility focuses on building relationships, being incredibly responsive and getting results for clients.

#3 DMA: The heavy-hitter

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Digital Marketing Agency offers a slew of services in addition to their SEO packages that may make them a good fit for bigger projects. They offer social media and content production and can even build your website. 

DMA is fully dedicated to learning about and understanding your business. By building a relationship with each of our clients, we can ensure our marketing strategy is built with the sole focus of solving the problems your business faces. Each of our marketing campaigns are built with the client's needs in mind to solve the greatest marketing problems.

#4 Searchenginepeople: North America’s Alternative

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Canada’s most trusted internet marketing company. 40 seasoned experts is the trusted choice for over 300 clients worldwide, including many of Canada’s top brands.Search Engine People (affectionately known as SEP) provides Internet marketing services to a variety of businesses through one of its two key business units:The Enterprise Group provides strategic marketing guidance and implementation for national and international brands. Search Engine People works closely with clients to determine the needs, constraints and ultimate goals of each engagement, in order to generate measureable and impactful results.

For enterprises with unique needs, SEP helps identify key opportunities for growth, and assists in the development of targeted marketing strategy designed to produce the desired results.

The Enterprise group works with clients such as Air Miles, Scotiabank, Purolator, Moneris, MTV, Much Music and ING.

#5 Higher Visibility: Mid-America Excellence

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HV was recently named SEO Agency of the Year by Search Engine Land and are consistently recognized as a leader in our industry by multiple 3rd party review sites.  We are also very proud to be included for our expertise in numerous publications including Search Engine Journal, Inc, Forbes, The Huffington Post, along with many others.

We’ve been growing businesses since 2009, let us do it for you!