About Excellence: UpCity Excellence Awards
What is UpCity Excellence?
National and Local Excellence awards celebrate businesses with the highest brand integrity and client satisfaction based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating. This exclusive rating is established from our proprietary algorithm that utilizes digital signals to measure the credibility and trustworthiness of each of our Certified Partners.
National Excellence: Annual awards presented to the top service providers—in any category or industry in the U.S. and Canada—on all of UpCity.
Local Excellence: Annual awards presented to the top service providers in high-performing regions of the U.S. and Canada.
How Does UpCity Excellence Work?
For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust.
The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend service providers to the more than 1.5 million businesses visiting our site.
Every year, UpCity analyzes and scores more than 60,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating and recognizes the top national and local providers with an UpCity Excellence Award.
How Do I Win?
It all comes down to your UpCity Recommendability Rating, which is derived from a variety of digital signals intended to help businesses find a partner that best fits their needs—including the quantity and quality of reviews, engagement with the UpCity community, presence in search engines, web authority, and more. We regularly monitor our proprietary algorithm and make adjustments to ensure the UpCity Recommendability Rating is objective, fair, and in line with today’s business environment.
Our best advice is to continue to gather reviews, stay diligent with your SEO initiatives, and keep producing high-quality work that your customers can depend on. You can track your progress by logging in to UpCity and clicking on “My Recommendability.”
Reviews for a Cause
Each year, UpCity runs Reviews for a Cause campaigns that benefit a charity. As we approach the Excellence Awards, we encourage our service providers to recruit more reviews and improve their Recommendability Rating.
For every review collected during the Excellence Awards period (January through March), we will donate $5 to our selected charity.
This year, UpCity has chosen to work with The Sayers Center for African American Adoption. In 1994, Chicago-area adoption agency The Cradle recognized the need to give expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families and launched its African American Infant Adoption Program. In 1999, the program was renamed in honor of Cradle adoptive dad, legendary Chicago Bears running back, and NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his wife, Ardythe.
The Sayers Center is one of the only programs in the country that promotes adoption awareness specifically within the African American community. The Sayers Center is near-and-dear to UpCity SVP of Product & Marketing Heidi Sullivan’s heart; she adopted her son David through the program in 2015.
Latest Excellence Award Winners
What Do I Get If I Win?
If your business is among the National or Local Excellence award winners, you will receive an Excellence badge for your website, a profile on the Excellence List on UpCity that showcases your company as one of the best, and a promotional kit to help you share your achievement
National winners also receive a physical award to display at their office. And it’s gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.
You Could be a Winner! Join UpCity and Start Building Your Brand Credibility.
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