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Best Local SEO Company (ies) in Japan - September 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.
0100
GVGE
Needs Analysis - Keyword Selection - Optimization - Localization - Reporting - Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
VJG Interactive

Chiba, Japan 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 - More Info
2nd Award
Wasabi Communications Ltd.

Minato-ku, Japan Stacey Ward 81-334039160_ Visit Website
2002 $3 million - $4,999,999 51 - 100 50 95% H Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DFS Galleria, Panasonic Global Sites
99.6%
99 100 100 99 100 +1 More Info
3rd Award
Teamolay Studio Ltd

Tokyo, Japan Elvis Mendoza 81-367174173_ Visit Website
2009 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 100+ 92% H Lending, Credit Solutions
99.2%
100 98 99 100 99 -1 More Info
4
PEK Japan

Sapporo City, Japan Patrick Kajirian 81-05055363351_ Visit Website
2005 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 30 88% M Second Amendment Sports, JDSF Osaka, RMG The Recycling Management Group, Hold Out
99%
97 99 100 99 100 -3 More Info
5
Portal Japan

Tokyo, Japan Keisuke Murayama 81-369143401_ Visit Website
2006 $3 million - $4,999,999 11 - 25 67 90% M Recruit, Honda, Starwood hotels & Resort
98.8%
99 98 100 98 99 NC More Info
6
SEO Japan

Tokyo, Japan Tomonori Takihi 81-357757935_ Visit Website
2002 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 46 85% L ecovi.loc8.jp, IDG Interactive, worlship.jp, ecovi.begoodcafe.com
98.6%
99 97 99 98 100 -2 More Info
7
Touch of Tensai

Kitakyushu City, Japan David Millward 81-0939811425_ Visit Website
1999 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 62 98% H Michi Salon Logo & Signboards, English E Website, i-MAGIC Magic Shop Website, South African Chamber of Commerce Website
98.2%
96 97 100 98 100 -1 More Info
8
AJPR

Tokyo, Japan Motoko Hunt 81-8607945154_ Visit Website
1998 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 60 92% H imediaconnection.com, multilingual-se arch.com, tcworld.info
98.4%
96 100 98 100 98 -1 More Info
9
Ecotech IT Solutions

Tokyo, Japan Incenzo Lufino 81-0337460032_ Visit Website
2008 $3 million - $4,999,999 11 - 25 40 84% M Metropolis, Alfa Romeo, NHK, Human Associate Group
97.6%
95 99 96 100 98 -1 More Info
10
Webtrends Japan

Tokyo, Japan Kazayuki Kimura 81-357787558_ Visit Website
1993 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 26 90% M Confidential
97.2%
96 98 97 99 96 -1 More Info

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

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?