Best SEO Companies In California

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  • Lounge Lizard

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growth Marketing & Web Design Experts Since 1998
    Since 1998, Lounge Lizard Brandtenders and Marketing Mixologists Have Created the Internets Best Websites & Digital Marketing Campaigns Yielding the Highest ROI. Ask about our 7 Second Rule!  [... view the full profile of Lounge Lizard]
    Los Angeles, California
    50 - 99 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • Intero Digital

    #1 Rated Digital Marketing Agency in the US
    Driven by patented technology and proven strategies, our team works to take market share from your competitors, increase your brand equity, grow qualified traffic, and increase your revenue and  [... view the full profile of Intero Digital]
    San Diego, California
    250 - 499 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • LawRank

    Legal Marketing That Works
    LawRank specializes in SEO, PPC, and web design for lawyers.  [... view the full profile of LawRank]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Rosemont Media

    A Modern Ad Agency for Healthcare
    At Rosemont Media, we are passionate about creating original, customized digital marketing solutions designed to boost business for our healthcare clients. Through our extensive experience and  [... view the full profile of Rosemont Media]
    San Diego, California
    50 - 99 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • eSEOspace

    Custom Website Design Strategy. Local US-based team! We Preserve & Optimize your SEO in the Process
    We have 10+ years of experience designing websites from scratch. Our background and emphasis in behavior science allows us to creatively design websites to convert.  [... view the full profile of ESEOspace]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Ignite Visibility

    The Expert Digital Marketing Agency (Sponsored)
    Ignite Visibility is a leader in SEO, online advertising, email, social media marketing and digital marketing. 200+ five star reviews, 3x Landy Award winner, 6x Inc. 5,000 company, #1 ranked  [... view the full profile of Ignite Visibility]
    San Diego, California
    100 - 249 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Digital Silk

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growing Brands Online
    Digital Silk is an agency focused on Creating Superior Digital Experiences for their clients. They create cutting-edge brand strategies, websites, apps and results-driven marketing campaigns for  [... view the full profile of Digital Silk]
    Los Angeles, California
    100 - 249 $150/hr Inquire
  • Skyrocket Your Profits from 17% to 2,000% with Tailored Digital Marketing Services
    Incrementors is an Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency, 2021 Best SEO Consulting Agency by Design Rush, and Top #10 Most Reviewed SEO companies by TheManifest, also one of the fastest-growing  [... view the full profile of Incrementors Web Solutions]
    Sacramento, California
    100 - 249 $40/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Baunfire

    A Silicon Valley Agency | B2B Marketing Websites
    Baunfire is a digital agency based in Silicon Valley, delivering elevated corporate websites for leading technology brands, B2B companies, venture capital firms, and their funded portfolio businesses.  [... view the full profile of Baunfire]
    San Jose, California
    50 - 99 Inquire $50,000 & Up
  • Embark

    A web agency made for nonprofits and small businesses.
    Embark is an award-winning digital marketing agency that focuses on small businesses and nonprofits.  [... view the full profile of Embark]
    Corona, California
    Under 49 $175/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Big Brand Experience Put to Work for Small Business, Nonprofits and Startups Startups
    Big Brand and Fortune 500 experience put to work for Small Businesses, Startups and NonprofitsFrom complete branding, website and marketing programs to DIY educational toolkits, we've got the  [... view the full profile of The Bureau Of Small Projects]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $200/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Digital Ink

    We take a distinctive approach to messaging and branding, diving into the subsea level of your industry, audience, and competitors before a single idea is presented to you. Understanding why you do  [... view the full profile of Digital Ink]
    Carlsbad, California
    Under 49 $140/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Revamp your brand with Liquid Light Design & Marketing Agency.
    Liquid Light Design & Marketing specializes in crafting modern, high-impact websites for professionals, startups, and established businesses. Our expertise spans custom web design, comprehensive  [... view the full profile of Liquid Light Design & Marketing]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Helping business owners to get more sales
    Brimar Online Marketing helps bussinesss owners to get more sales by implementing online marketing strategies like Paid Advertising, Web Design, Social Media Management, Search Engine Optimisations  [... view the full profile of Brimar Online Marketing]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 $50/hr Under $1,000
  • Justdigilab

    Top Digital Marketing Company in USA.
    Justdigilab is a full-service digital marketing agency in California, USA. They offer a variety of innovative digital marketing services such as SEO, PPC, and Social Media to help businesses unlock  [... view the full profile of Justdigilab]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Plastic SEO

    Plastic Surgery SEO Company - Plastic Surgeon SEO Company
    Plastic SEO helps plastic surgeons boost their online visibility, attract more patients, and increase revenue through search engine optimization (SEO) and online ads. Enhance your online presence &  [... view the full profile of Plastic SEO]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Veewz

    Lets Get You Set Up for Growth in the Bay Area!
    We understand that growth could mean different things for each business. Whether it’s building brand awareness and credibility, increasing visibility and generating leads, or creating more efficient  [... view the full profile of Veewz]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 $25/hr Under $1,000
  • Pop-Up with us Digitally!!
    INCREASE YOUR CONVERSIONS WITH DIGICORNSOur unique and structured conversion optimisation approach helps companies witness a boost in sales. We excel in crafting simple, clear, and highly converting  [... view the full profile of Digicorns Technologies]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 $15/hr Under $1,000
  • Netpaths offers services such as web design, SEO, Digital Marketing, PPC, etc.  [... view the full profile of Netpaths Website Design]
    Torrance, California
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
  • SEOpologist

    SEOpologist is a full-service digital marketing agency in Westlake Village, CA
    SEOpologist is a full-service digital marketing agency in Westlake Village, CA that offers premium web services specializing in traffic-driven, eye-catching web design for brands, small businesses  [... view the full profile of SEOpologist]
    Westlake Village, California
    Under 49 Inquire Under $1,000
  • Cyrusson

    Business Marketing Strategies - We'll Get You Found Online!
    As A Boutique Marketing Agency, Cyrusson Helps Businesses Improve & Develop Their Marketing Strategy.Whether You’re A Solo-Preneur Or A National Corporation, Cyrusson Can Help You Bring In New  [... view the full profile of Cyrusson]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Level343

    You work hard for your sales; your marketing partner should, too.
    Your business is unique; your marketing campaigns should be too. Built on in depth research and driven by data, our SEO services are custom created to fit your budget, current needs, target market and  [... view the full profile of Level343]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • SMO Services

    SEO and SMO Services Provider for your Business.
    If you are looking for SMO services for your brand, then we can help you with branding and social media page optimization. The company offers social media optimization services for Facebook pages  [... view the full profile of SMO Services]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 $5/hr Under $1,000
  • KlientBoost

    Driving Serious Business Results
    Propel your digital strategy with our expertise in Google Ads, SEO, and Email Marketing. Based across three dynamic cities, our 80+ team has consistently doubled our growth yearly by enhancing ROI for  [... view the full profile of KlientBoost]
    Costa Mesa, California
    100 - 249 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • LinkGraph

    Grow your Revenue through Transparent & Results-Driven SEO
    Award winning services and cutting-edge software to grow your traffic.LinkGraph - an award winning digital agency crafts marketing solutions for a digital world with our powerful SEO software and  [... view the full profile of LinkGraph]
    Los Angeles, California
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
  • SEO Brand

    The Worlds Biggest Brands Trust Us. Let Us Show You Why.
    SEO Brand has over 55+ years of combined experience and are behind global brands such as LG, Montblanc, The Weather Channel, Allegra, The Ritz Carlton and many more.  [... view the full profile of SEO Brand]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Arch Web Design

    We help SAAS Companies Build High-Converting Websites To Increase Sales + Drive Traffic
    We help SAAS companies scale by building highly customized, data-driven websites that are optimized to convert and bring you more sales/leads.  [... view the full profile of Arch Web Design]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Elit-Web

    Elit-Web — More than Digital Marketing
    Digital Marketing, SEM, SEO, PPC, SMO, SMM  [... view the full profile of Elit-Web]
    Los Angeles, California
    100 - 249 $30/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Amazon Growth Lab

    From Amazon Presence to Dominance
    We've empowered businesses to achieve 10x growth in just six months, skillfully launching new products and securing Page 1 rankings for high-volume keywords within the first four weeks. Our strategic  [... view the full profile of Amazon Growth Lab]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
  • Straight North

    Make Every Click Count!
    Straight North is a full-service Internet marketing firm that works with you to customize the best mix of online marketing from PPC and email campaigns to SEO-based responsive websites to provide  [... view the full profile of Straight North]
    Los Angeles, California
    100 - 249 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Consensus Creative

    Grow your business with our award-winning web design and branding services.
    Get a stunning, user-friendly website for your business. Consensus Creative is an award-winning agency that gives your business tangible results, increasing the number of lead inquiries or donations  [... view the full profile of Consensus Creative]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $120/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Evolve Media

    Digital Marketing Solutions
    With expertise in emerging and traditional markets, experience working with blue chip and new chip companies, and the support of a committed development team, we have been partnering with customers  [... view the full profile of Evolve Media]
    Claremont, California
    Under 49 $220/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Geekschip

    Bringing brands' dreams to reality!
    Geekschip is a professional Digital Marketing Agency dedicated to crafting and executing effective online marketing, video SEO, and SEO campaigns tailored to your specific business niche.  [... view the full profile of Geekschip]
    Simi Valley, California
    50 - 99 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Ranking Rooster

    Our SEO can generate 10x More Leads & Sales For Your Business
    Tired of crickets chirping on your website/business? We're the San Jose top SEO experts that get you buzzing with customers. 40+ local success stories prove it!  [... view the full profile of Ranking Rooster]
    San Jose, California
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • Bird Marketing

    Digital Mastery, Delivered by Bird
    Award Winning Digital Mastery, Delivered by Bird  [... view the full profile of Bird Marketing]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Social Media 55

    A Digital Marketing & Social Media Agency
    Social Media 55 is an award-winning full-service digital marketing and social media agency established in 2014.  [... view the full profile of Social Media 55]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • SEO Inc

    Generating revenue for clients since decades!
    SEO Inc. is a renowned enterprise SEO company with over 25 years of experience enhancing online business visibility and revenue.  [... view the full profile of SEO Inc]
    Carlsbad, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Titan Growth

    Guaranteeing the knowledge of a superior team
    At Titan Growth, our highly skilled team, deeply rooted in paid media, amazon marketing, and technical SEO, utilizes their extensive experience and proprietary technology to empower our clients in  [... view the full profile of Titan Growth]
    San Diego, California
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
  • Victorious SEO

    The ultimate SEO partner
    Victorious sets itself apart by wholeheartedly acknowledging SEO's colossal potential as an influential marketing channel. Through our diligent and systematic approach to SEO, we are actively  [... view the full profile of Victorious SEO]
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
  • WestMetric

    Low-Cost, High-ROAS Performance Digital Marketing, Web Development and SEO.
    WestMetric is a Full-Service Performance Digital Marketing Agency based in Los Angeles, CA. Our mission is to optimize and scale your sponsored product ads on Facebook, Instagram, Google search  [... view the full profile of WestMetric]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $250/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Absolute Web

    The eCommerce Development Specialists
    Absolute Web is an eCommerce development and growth agency with offices in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California. We specialize in Magento development and have been helping eCommerce businesses  [... view the full profile of Absolute Web]
    Los Angeles, California
    50 - 99 $125/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Storm Brain

    Smarter Digital Marketing & Web Assets
    Smarter Digital Smarter Marketing | Smarter Web Assets & Digital Platforms | Smarter Branding — Storm Brain is a premier full-service digital agency renowned for crafting and executing comprehensive  [... view the full profile of Storm Brain]
    San Diego, California
    Under 49 $145/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Moburst

    Growth Done Right
    Moburst is a digital & creative full-service, mobile-first marketing agency that helps companies to scale and become category leaders.From Fortune 1000 brands to startups our key clients: Google  [... view the full profile of Moburst]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • Directive

    Performance Marketing Agency Built for Tech Companies
    We're the trusted performance marketing agency for tech companies that delivers on our promise: revenue. Unlock new levels of business performance with our proprietary Customer Generation methodology.  [... view the full profile of Directive]
    Irvine, California
    100 - 249 $250/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • The Ad Firm

    Services we offer include: SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay Per Click) Management, Website Development & Design, Content and Mobile Marketing Strategy, Email Marketing, Sales Optimization (  [... view the full profile of The Ad Firm]
    Carlsbad, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • LikeSocialBiz

    LikeSocialBiz has been in business for more than 6 years. We are a dynamic LA-based Digital Marketing Agency & Top-Notch SEO Service Provider. We are also present in Miami Beach, Palm Springs &  [... view the full profile of LikeSocialBiz]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $70/hr Under $1,000

    Simplify. Innovate. Succeed.
    Digital Folks is the most trusted website design and digital marketing company in Vancouver, Canada and the USA.  [... view the full profile of DIGITAL FOLKS INC]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $75/hr Inquire
  • Team4eCom

    Team4eCom is your perfect partner for end-to-end eCommerce solutions.  [... view the full profile of Team4eCom]
    Laguna Beach, California
    500 - 999 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Mavlers

    A full-service digital marketing and technology agency
    Our high-performing teams of 1000+ professionals aim to bridge gaps in performance and maximize a companys potential, regardless of time zone and geographical boundaries.  [... view the full profile of Mavlers]
    San Diego, California
    1000 & Up $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • ElsnerTechnologies

    Grow Your Store With AI-Driven eCommerce Solutions
    Elsner is your one-stop shop for cutting-edge eCommerce & mobile app development. We craft AI-driven eCommerce solutions that take your business to the next level. From sleek mobile apps to powerful  [... view the full profile of ElsnerTechnologies]
    Fremont, California
    100 - 249 $30/hr Inquire
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What Differentiates SEO Companies In California From Other US-Based Competitors?

What differentiates SEO companies in California from other similar companies is:

  • Their creativity
  • The deep understanding of the local clientele
  • The access to premium tools

California-based SEO firms are highly valued because of their proximity to Hollywood and the highly developed arts and culture industry.

They have a long and successful history with local clients and businesses in these areas.

Their closeness to the well-developed entertainment business sector has shaped local SEO specialists to become notorious for their creativity and innovation capacities.

Besides art and culture, SEO companies in California have naturally accumulated deep experience in the other locally dominant industries including:

  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Education

In addition, with a GDP of $3.1 trillion, California is the biggest economic power in the US. This is why it attracts many business investments.

As a result, the state is home to over 100 Fortune 1000 companies including:

  • Visa
  • HP
  • eBay
  • PayPal

To serve brands like these successfully, SEO specialists in California are compelled to:

  • Offer the highest level of service
  • Stay on top of emerging trends
  • Use cutting edge tools
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California is the biggest economic power in the U.S.

What Services Can You Outsource To An SEO Firm In California?

While most SEO companies in California offer end-to-end SEO services, others specialize particularly in:

  • On-page SEO: They make efforts to help your content and pages rank higher in the search engine results pages (SERPs) as well as drive more clicks and generate quality leads. Some tactics include doing qualitative and quantitative audience and competitor research, creating content strategically based on relevant keywords and focusing on quality and relevancy.
  • Technical SEO: SEO companies in California implement strategies that improve your website usability and contribute to intuitive user experience. To make your visitors engage, they focus on various factors like mobile-friendliness, page speed, security, architecture and indexing.
  • Off-page SEO: These specialized agencies engage in various activities to help your website build a strong authority and increase reputation. Tactics like getting quality backlinks, doing guest posting or distributing press releases can significantly improve your trustworthiness and turn your business into a reliable brand.

Besides the full range of search engine optimization techniques they offer, some agencies may offer additional services like:

How Much Do SEO Companies In California Charge For Their Services?

If you consider partnering with an SEO firm in California then you can expect to pay between $20 and $180 per hour.

The price range varies because it depends on a set of factors like:

  • Project requirements
  • Company stature
  • Company size

When it comes to cost per project, some of them are willing to undertake projects that go under $1,000 while others take up projects valued at $10,000+ or even $25,000.

Among some companies, the result based fee is also an alternative. It means that they need to deliver specific results so that the client issues the payment.

Some of these results may include:

  • Improving search engine rankings
  • Establishing brand awareness
  • Boosting website traffic
  • Increasing conversions
  • Improving authority
  • And more

Why Hire An SEO Company In California?

California is the biggest economic powerhouse in the country and as such it:

  • Has a stable job growth
  • Offers great opportunities for business and careers

According to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), The Golden State held a record-low unemployment rate of 3.9% in December 2019.

In fact, the state added 12,600 nonfarm payroll jobs which contribute to a record job expansion since the 1960s.

What’s more, California is less expensive than other popular outsourcing destinations across the country.

As a matter of fact, New York has a cost of living that is 27.9% higher than in Los Angeles.

The stable job growth and the lower cost of living make The Golden State an enticing place for SEO specialists.

So, here you will find some of the finest experts in the nation that offer the highest level of service.

What’s more, the lower cost of living is the reason why SEO companies in California seek lower prices than their competitors in Washington, New York or Boston.

The good news?

SEO specialists in California will offer budget-friendly services.

In addition, living and operating in the area, the local search engine optimization companies have accumulated deep industry expertise and broad knowledge of the local market.

What does this mean for you?

Well, it means that they are uniquely positioned to help you reach your audience successfully and stay on top of your competition.

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How Do You Choose The Right SEO Firm In California?

Choosing the best SEO company in California can be a tricky process.

However, it is a process that you need to go through rather than just pick any specialized agency out there because SEO depends on relevant skill set, proven strategies and best practices.

And this is something that not every company will possess.

To make your search easier, our expert analysts put together a comprehensive agency listing table and created agency profiles where you will find meaningful info on these companies’:

  • Average cost of services
  • Expertise
  • Portfolios
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • Location
  • Team bios
  • Press mentions
  • And more

This table is a great place to start your search for the best partner for your brand because all of these firms were carefully evaluated based on selective agency criteria.

To extend your research, follow these key steps:

  • Find out who will work on your project: Learn which team members will work on your project and understand their level of experience and track record. To get the best possible outcomes, you want to make sure that no entry-level employees create strategies and lead your project.
  • Learn what tools they use: Search engine optimization is a process that relies on tools and resources. Reputable agencies use them to deliver winning strategies and measure success. They help in identifying the best keywords and targeting quality traffic. So, when you book an SEO company in California, make sure you have access to such tools since they can make or break a project.
  • Understand how they create their strategies: SEO is not a game of luck. It is a science that is based on a set of best practices and tested tactics. Having said that, there are two key factors to bear in mind. First, in SEO there is no one size fits all. Every client is unique and so should be the strategies your partner creates. Second, black hat SEO tactics like keyword stuffing often end in a penalty from search engines. This is why your SEO firm in California should only incorporate practices that search engines approve.
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10 Questions To Ask SEO Companies In California Before Hiring One

These are the key questions that you should ask SEO companies in California before you hire the right one for your business needs:

  1. What do you specialize in?
  2. What is your strategic approach towards every client?
  3. What tactics do you believe will work best for us?
  4. Do you conduct market research and do a content audit also on your list of services?
  5. How do you optimize web pages and content for search engines?
  6. What SEO tools and resources do you have access to?
  7. How do you measure the success of your strategies and how will you report it to us?
  8. Who of your team members will lead our project? What is their level of experience?
  9. Do you outsource any of your tasks?
  10. How much will you charge us?

Takeaways On SEO Firms In California

SEO companies in California are widely known for their innovation capacities. They are the top choice for your upcoming project because they:

  • Employ top-notch talent
  • Offer cost-effective services
  • Have access to cutting edge tools
  • Have a deep understanding of the local clientele

They tend to be most qualified in providing services for the locally dominant industries including entertainment, technology, tourism, agriculture, forestry and education.

An hour of their time will cost you between $20 and $180.

Before you make your choice on the best SEO company in California, make sure you consider the following factors:

  • The team members who will work on your project
  • The tools they use
  • The way they create their strategies

Best of luck!

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About The Author and Expert Reviewer
Bisera Stankovska developed marketing-related content for LeanRank, Content Distribution, and Ridarec. She has numerous high-ranking articles under her belt, alluding to her expertise in the field. She used to write for DesignRush, focusing on marketing with a touch of SEO.
Florentina Schinteie is a highly skilled and qualified SEO specialist with 15+ years of industry experience. Combining ingenious optimization strategies with ceaseless dedication, she ushered companies like SEM Lion, Sunrise Interactive Agency, and Digital Silk—businesses within the SEO, digital marketing, and other similar industries as DesignRush—through significant search engine algorithm changes. In her first 18 months at DesignRush, she has increased website traffic by 22x and traffic value by 400x, all while increasing the top-ranking pages from 50 to 5,000.