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Best Local SEO Company (ies) in Germany - August 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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GVGE
Needs Analysis Firm's ability to enter systemic methodology to determine client goals and aspirations and then create a tailor-plan according to the specific needs.rn Keyword Selection Firm's ability to choose keywords targeted to the local market of the client site. Optimization Firm's ability to handle the implementation of on-page and off-page optimization. Localization Firm's ability to understand the search tendencies of the local market. Reporting Clarity and effectiveness of the reports provided to clients. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
VJG Interactive

Frankfurt, Germany Surendra Lal 315-642-4730_ Visit Website
2006 Over $10 million Above 100 200+ 98% L Circuit City, Studio 8, Werth Reality, ACE Hardware
100%
100 100 100 100 100 NC More Info
2nd Award
All Digital Strategy

Berlin, Germany Confidential 49 6565 68240_ Visit Website
2014 $3 million - $4,999,999 Above 100 150+ 95% M nforma Hotel, Sherton Hotels and suites, Teliad
99.4%
98 100 100 99 100 - More Info
3rd Award
iTanum Internetlösungen

Schweiz, Germany Till Kleinert 49-35015995960_ Visit Website
2010 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 37 87% H Server-reinigung.com, Government Königstein
99%
99 98 100 98 100 +2 More Info
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Ranking Check

Köln, Germany Thorsten Olscha 0221-165-379-60_ Visit Website
2005 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 80 90% M Tele2, Spotlight Verlag, Limango, Rhenania Buchversand
98.8%
98 99 100 98 99 NC More Info
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Staufenberg Consulting

Münster, Germany Manuel Fuchs 309203837606_ Visit Website
2009 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 44 89% M Confidential
98.6%
97 99 100 98 99 -3 More Info
6
Aufgesang Inbound Online Marketing GbR

Hannover, Germany Olaf Kopp 0511-8090969576_ Visit Website
2009 Under $250,000 1 - 10 50+ 88% H Universal music, evena online shop GbR, Fashion Hub, designerankauf.de
98.2%
96 97 100 98 100 NC More Info
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trafficmaxx

Bremen, Germany Oliver Dahm 0421 -2786718 _ Visit Website
2009 Over $10 million 26 - 50 300+ 93% H Manpower, Otto Reisen, Birkel, Pelikan
97.8%
96 99 98 99 97 NC More Info
8
SUMAX

Dortmund, Germany Sebastian Jacobs +49 (0) 231 - 317 017 - 30_ Visit Website
2000 $5 million - $9,999,999 51 - 100 5700 94% M Johnson & Johnson, Hospitadent, MUSIAD, European Bank [EBRD
97.4%
96 97 98 97 99 NC More Info
9
PR-Popularity Reference

Berlin, Germany Jan Kutschera 030-278760880_ Visit Website
2010 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 30+ 92% H Confidential
97.2%
96 98 97 99 96 NC More Info
10
artaxo AG

Hamburg, Germany Jochen Maaß 49-40200039890_ Visit Website
2005 $5 million - $9,999,999 51 - 100 69 93% H Webtrekk, crealytics, dotSource, intelliAd
96.6%
97 96 97 96 97 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best Local SEO Company (ies) in Germany

topseos.com, the independent authority on search vendors, recognizes the best local search engine optimization companies in the internet marketing industry. Vendors that are ranked by us have gone through a meticulous evaluation process to determine the quality of work that is done. This often includes a review of their portfolio and contacting clients for an evaluation of their experience with the vendor. At the end of this process, the information is compiled, and the top companies are ranked.

topseos identified five key areas that are important when it comes to providing local search services: needs analysis, keyword selection, optimization, localization, and reporting.

The first of the five evaluation criteria looks at the needs analysis done by the vendor. This includes looking into their ability to recognize the needs specific to the client. Is the vendor conscious of the goals of their clients? How are the strategies that are created targeted to reach those goals?

Keyword selection for local search engine optimization is different than standard SEO. This evaluation include the processes by which a company determines the most appropriate keywords for the local market. Does the company work solely based on general search traffic patterns of the US or do they identify the regional dialects for the target market?

We then look into the optimization of a site both on-page and off-page.  This evaluation includes the on-page optimization assessment by assessing the implementation of the keyword strategy throughout content, title tags, and meta tags. It also includes an assessment of the off-page optimization in addition to standard off-page work.

A fourth component identified by us is the vendor’s ability to localize the work.  How well does a company do at identifying local search tendencies as compared to global search tendencies? To help identify the effectiveness of a vendor we also analyze traffic statistics to determine if the site is in actuality, targeting the market identified by the client.

Reporting is the last key area identified by topseos. Does the company provide clear and understandable reports to their clients? Do these reports provide recommendations of next steps to take in the campaign or other ways that a client can improve conversions via the site?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • How big is your “local” area?
  • How many visitors do you attract daily from your “local” area?
  • What techniques were implemented by the agency to get you maximum coverage for your regional target market?
  • How do you measure the success of your local search campaign?
  • What are the next set of unique local search techniques your agency advises you to implement?