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2019 Excellence Award Winners

Each year, the UpCity Excellence Awards are presented to the top 1% of marketing service providers in the UpCity marketplace. The awards celebrate the providers with the highest customer satisfaction and brand integrity based on their UpCity Rating, a proprietary scoring mechanism that helps to determine an agency’s “recommendabilty” to businesses looking for marketing service providers. Read more about our Excellence Awards research and methodology.
Red Spot DesignVisit Site

3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX

(5.0)

87 Reviews

Red Spot Design is a full service Web Design firm serving the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metro as well as clients nationwide. 214-432-1608. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Tiny Frog Technologies Visit Site

4455 Murphy Canyon Road, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA

(5.0)

59 Reviews

TinyFrog Technologies is a San-Diego-based web agency, specializing in WordPress web design & development and secured hosting & maintenance. Founde... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
WebFXVisit Site

600 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY

(5.0)

211 Reviews

Ready to increase your revenue by an average of 20 percent? Partner with WebFX. With our team of more than 225 Internet marketing specialists, as w... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Disruptive Advertising INCVisit Site

384 S 400 W, Suite 200, Lindon, UT

(5.0)

63 Reviews

We're passionate about growing businesses. We've developed a software and team of marketers to help companies advertise profitably on Google and Fa... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
SocialSEOVisit Site

5475 Mark Dabling Blvd, #210, Colorado Springs, CO

(5.0)

117 Reviews

SocialSEO is a dedicated internet marketing company passionate in generating strong results for your business. Call today to get started! read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Storm BrainVisit Site

2150 W. Washington Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA

(5.0)

50 Reviews

Storm Brain provides most interactive website design and development, digital marketing and SEO services in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angel... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
LYFE MarketingVisit Site

50 Hurt Plaza, Atlanta, GA

(4.9)

73 Reviews

Ready to drive more leads and sales? Call LYFE Marketing at 404-596-7925 and use our proven process to help small businesses grow with our digital ... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
CNG Digital MarketingVisit Site

3950 Sorrento Valley Blvd Suite 400 92121, San Diego, CA

(5.0)

54 Reviews

We help brands drive more leads by constantly reassessing and reinvigorating their digital, media and content strategies. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
RevLocalVisit Site

4009 Columbus Rd, 222, Granville, OH

(4.9)

94 Reviews

RevLocal helps businesses maximize their online presence with a personalized approach to digital marketing. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
VivialVisit Site

3100 Research Boulevard, 250, Dayton, OH

(4.8)

77 Reviews

Vivial is a groundbreaking marketing technology (martech) company that offers omni-channel solutions proven to connect brands of all sizes with pot... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Straight NorthVisit Site

211 W. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL

(5.0)

51 Reviews

Straight North is an Internet marketing company that sets the standard for generating high volume, high quality sales leads and online revenue. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
M16 MarketingVisit Site

55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Suite 310, Atlanta, GA

(5.0)

53 Reviews

Build Your Business. Conquer The Competition.™ Work with the Atlanta web design and digital marketing team delivering unmatched strategy, execution... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Thrive Internet Marketing AgencyVisit Site

3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 488, Dallas, TX

(5.0)

35 Reviews

Thrive is a full-service, Dallas-based web design and marketing agency. We sit on the cutting edge of the internet, creating exceptional websites a... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
AIS Media, Inc.Visit Site

3340 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA

(4.9)

48 Reviews

AIS Media delivers high-performance digital marketing proven to helping companies drive growth by dominating search engine rankings, drive site tra... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
DIGITECH Web DesignVisit Site

7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 510, Austin, TX

(5.0)

71 Reviews

We help brands create human centered digital experiences that attract, engage, and convert the perfect audience. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Regulus Films and EntertainmentVisit Profile

555 Northeast 15th Street, Miami, FL

(5.0)

56 Reviews

Regulus Films is a High End Video Production Company That Offers Easy No Haggle Pricing. Rates Starting At $75-$150 per hr. Call Us At 786-429-4511... read more

LegndVisit Site

10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1100, Houston, TX

(4.9)

65 Reviews

We create websites that make you the hero! We have client relationships of 15+ years because it’s all about the fit. Call us at (713) 489-0809 to s... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Firestarter Search Engine OptimizationVisit Site

2629 W. Main Street #125, Littleton, CO

(5.0)

37 Reviews

Firestarter SEO an SEO firm located in Denver Colorado. Unlike many proclaimed SEO companies who do all different types of marketing services we sp... read more

UpCity Bronze Partner
Regex SEOVisit Site

4801 Woodway Dr, #275e, Houston, TX

(5.0)

38 Reviews

Internet Marketing and SEO that makes sense! Regex SEO in Houston offers no nonsense, transparent approach to Houston SEO services and online marke... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Kobe DigitalVisit Site

7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

(5.0)

42 Reviews

Kobe Digital is a future-focused digital agency that builds custom marketing campaigns focused on tapping into big data to hit big goals. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Miller Ad AgencyVisit Profile

2711 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX

(5.0)

33 Reviews

Miller Ad Agency is a full service digital marking company based in Dallas, TX. Combining Retargeting, SEM, SEO, Website Design and Traditional Ad... read more

Lounge LizardVisit Site

41 East 11th Street, New York, NY

(5.0)

40 Reviews

Since 1998 Lounge Lizard has been rated one of the 10best digital agencies in the U.S.A. The Agency is famous for exceptional Web Designs, Brand I... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Rocket Marketing and DesignVisit Site

13155 SW 134 St., Suite 211, Miami, FL

(5.0)

70 Reviews

*The Most 5 Star Reviews in Miami* • 62 Five Star Reviews in Upcity • 94 Five Star Reviews in Google. Rocket Marketing and Design is a full service... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
The Media CaptainVisit Site

294 E. Long Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH

(5.0)

28 Reviews

If your Columbus business is looking for a stunning website we have a team of developers/designers in-house that can build an ideal site for your b... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
NEWMEDIAVisit Profile

1900 16th Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO

(5.0)

37 Reviews

*Denver Business Journal's #1 Web Design Agency 2016-2017 *Inc.5000 Fastest-Growing Custom Software Developer Agency List 2016-2017 read more

Trajectory Web DesignVisit Site

741 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA

(5.0)

37 Reviews

At Trajectory, we create responsive and engaging websites for the world's best companies. We are an Atlanta-based team committed to crafting digita... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
MaxAudience Digital MarketingVisit Site

5845 Avenida Encinas, 128, Carlsbad, CA

(5.0)

41 Reviews

MaxAudience has built 100’s of Million Dollar Brands-Get the perfect quote for your project now. Call 866.594.3134 or Visit www.maxaudience.com t... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Edkent Media Visit Site

885 Progress Ave. #212, Toronto, ON

(5.0)

54 Reviews

We are Edkent Media, a results driven Digital Marketing Agency comprising of young, talented & growth marketers based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Sayenko DesignVisit Site

1424 148th ave SE, Bellevue, WA

(4.9)

29 Reviews

We are dedicated to servicing businesses that are looking for a Seattle web design company. We create beautiful, clean, minimal and responsive webs... read more

UpCity Platinum Partner
Ignite Media GroupVisit Site

1460 Walton Blvd, Suite 220, Rochester Hills, MI

(5.0)

27 Reviews

Full-service digital marketing company specializing in web design, SEO, social media, broadcasting & media production, photography & videography. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
MAXBURSTVisit Site

205 East 42nd Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY

(4.9)

32 Reviews

MAXBURST is a New York based digital agency focused on creative and results driven web solutions. Out talented staff of web designers, developers, ... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Sound & Vision Media Video ProductionVisit Site

372 Squire Road, Revere, MA

(5.0)

22 Reviews

Sound and Vision Media is an Award Winning Video Production Company 10 minutes from downtown Boston & Logan Airport, specializing in video marketin... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
Ignite VisibilityVisit Site

3770 Tansy St. , Suite 100 , San Diego, CA

(5.0)

24 Reviews

Ignite Visibility is a premier Internet marketing company based in San Diego with a mission singularly focused on providing the highest level of cu... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
TMA+PeritusVisit Site

25 West Main Street, Fifth Floor - Suite 21, Madison, WI

(5.0)

37 Reviews

TMA+Peritus is one of the country's leading web design & development firms with headquarters in Madison, but working internationally and serving di... read more

UpCity Certified Partner
One Click MarketingVisit Site

501 W Broadway, San Diego, CA

(5.0)

25 Reviews

SEO 1 Click has been local to San Diego for over 6 years. In those six years, we have grown not only in clients, but with knowledge of what it take... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
Sachs Marketing GroupVisit Site

3415 S. Sepulvida Blvd , Suite 1100-7948 , Los Angeles, CA

(5.0)

27 Reviews

Award winning SEO company for any size business. Full digital marketing services, SEO, Social Media, Web Design, Influencer Development. All work... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
BMG Media Co.Visit Site

975 E Maple Rd, Suite 100, Birmingham, MI

(5.0)

19 Reviews

Our sweet spot is custom web design and software development. We also excel at providing CMS solutions and mobile application development for start... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
imavexVisit Site

8770 North St, Ste 100, Fishers, IN

(4.9)

31 Reviews

Imavex is an internet technology & digital marketing company dedicated to helping businesses dominate their market. In short, we get you noticed on... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Marcel DigitalVisit Site

445 West Erie Street, 200, Chicago, IL

(4.9)

44 Reviews

Marcel Digital is a Google Premier Partner that creates award-winning strategies to target, attract, inform, & engage prospects, drive more qualifi... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
PixelCutLabsVisit Site

633 W. Davis Street, #312, Dallas, TX

(5.0)

31 Reviews

Welcome to Page One™ - Award-Winning SEO Services by PixelCutLabs. read more

UpCity Silver Partner
Earth Web TechnologiesVisit Site

2801 N Flowing Wells Rd , #101, Tucson, AZ

(5.0)

15 Reviews

We Specialize In SEO & Online Marketing Solutions, Web Design, & Business Computer Services, That Help Your Business Grow. Our advantage is that... read more

UpCity Bronze Partner
Brand & MortarVisit Site

31 Powerhouse St, Unit 203, Toronto, ON

(5.0)

59 Reviews

Brand and Mortar is a full service marketing agency that specializes in brand marketing, social media, digital marketing, web design and developmen... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
LocalEyes Video ProductionVisit Site

177 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

(5.0)

44 Reviews

At LocalEyes, we understand that you don’t just need a video; you need the right kind of video. The perfect blend of storytelling and promotion tha... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Rankings.ioVisit Site

1405 N Green Mt Rd Suite #220, O Fallon, IL

(5.0)

19 Reviews

Are you a personal injury attorney struggling to rank on the first page of Google? We can help. With our specialization in personal injury lawyer ... read more

UpCity Silver Partner
Bloominari Visit Profile

2159 India St., San Diego, CA

(5.0)

34 Reviews

Bloominari is a boutique marketing, strategy and design company focused on helping small businesses in San Diego and Southern California. We t... read more

id8Visit Site

30 S Park Square NE, #201, Marietta, GA

(5.0)

25 Reviews

For leaders and decision makers of organizations, id8 will develop a distinct brand identity using customer experience research and design thinking... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
V Digital ServicesVisit Site

1201 East Jefferson Street #201, Phoenix, AZ

(4.8)

16 Reviews

V Digital Services is a digital marketing agency and trusted Premier Google Partner with locally-focused clients throughout the country. Our missio... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
LinkHelpers Phoenix Web Design & SEOVisit Site

2942 N 24th St #114, Phoenix, AZ

(5.0)

25 Reviews

With over 23 years experience, we specialize in power websites and potent SEO using time honored best practices. We approach web design with a targ... read more

UpCity Silver Partner
KitelyTech Visit Site

1165 N. Clark St., 7th Floor, Chicago , IL

(4.8)

33 Reviews

Delivering projects worldwide to customers ranging from startups & SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Balanced blend of technology skills and domain kn... read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
Alex Wright Web Design and SEOVisit Site

411 W Monroe St #35, Austin , TX

(5.0)

20 Reviews

My team provides personalized attention with modern web design, SEO and digital marketing tailored to your individual needs. Let's get going! read more

UpCity Silver Partner
Seattle Software DevelopersVisit Site

4 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

(5.0)

20 Reviews

Seattle Software Developers started with website #202 on the internet and does it all from Custom applications to website design. read more

UpCity Gold Partner
SPINX DigitalVisit Site

911 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

(5.0)

20 Reviews

We are SPINX Digital in Los Angeles and as innovators in creative digital marketing & website design, we build AWESOME digital masterpieces. read more

UpCity Diamond Partner
IMAGEHAUSVisit Site

221 North First Street, Suite 225a, Minneapolis, MN

(5.0)

14 Reviews

We work with organizations who seek to launch, grow or reinvent themselves using strategic design. read more

UpCity Bronze Partner
BrandefyVisit Site

2633 Lincoln Boulevard, 406, Santa Monica, CA

(5.0)

22 Reviews

Not just another Los Angeles video production company! Brandefy provides versatile solutions to meet your production needs at any budget. Request... read more

UpCity Platinum Partner
Redhead LabsVisit Site

6120 S MEMORIAL DR, TULSA, OK

(5.0)

22 Reviews

E-commerce experts! Increase conversions, search rankings & grow your business. Start your project today! (918) 932-2882 - http://www.redheadlab... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
Post Modern MarketingVisit Profile

1016 23rd Street Suite 250, Sacramento, CA

(5.0)

19 Reviews

Post Modern Marketing is a digital marketing agency specializing in web design, SEO, PPC and social media. We love working with local businesses in... read more

Websites Depot Inc.Visit Site

4325 W. Sunset Blvd., 201, Los Angeles, CA

(5.0)

8 Reviews

Websites Depot is an Award-winning, Premier Google Partner Digital Marketing Agency located in Silver Lake, CA. We provide high-end web design and... read more

UpCity Silver Partner
Huntington Pacific Media Visit Site

3333 Michelson Drive, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA

(5.0)

24 Reviews

We are an Orange County marketing agency located in Irvine. We specialize in connecting brands with marketing messages aligned to their values and ... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
Fu Dog MediaVisit Site

2667 Private Lefler Drive, Johns Island, SC

(5.0)

23 Reviews

Fu Dog Media is a leader in Web Design, E-Commerce Websites, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Graphic Design, Logo Design, & More. We create digital e... read more

UpCity Gold Partner
VP legaciesVisit Profile

333 W Hampden Ave #1010, Englewood, CO

(5.0)

12 Reviews

We are creating a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. Personal connection is life and our philosophy is rooted in the power of ... read more

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UpCity Excellence Research Study:
What Makes a Marketing Service Provider Excellent?

As a marketing service provider, getting noticed can be challenging. In such a crowded industry, identifying the signals that make you recommendable, and, ultimately, bring you new business, can be the key to your success. At the same time, this industry oversaturation presents a challenge for business owners seeking a marketing service provider as well: it’s hard to know who to trust to deliver the highest quality work.

That’s where UpCity comes in.

About the UpCity Marketplace

UpCity is an online marketplace for businesses to identify the best marketing service providers for their needs. Launched in 2015, we’ve worked hard to build a methodology and rating algorithm to give business owners the tools and intelligence to research great providers in their local area, and to make it easy for those business owners to procure the services they need quickly.

The UpCity Marketplace By the Numbers

The UpCity Marketplace features profiles on over 33,000 marketing service providers in more than 23 verticals across 619 cities in the United States and Canada. With over 7,385 specialized lists currently live (and more always on the way!), it’s no wonder why more than 225,000 businesses visit the UpCity Marketplace on average each month to find the best service provider for them.

The Excellence Awards

UpCity launched the Excellence Awards in early 2019, celebrating the top 1% of marketing service providers as measured by their UpCity Rating. The Excellence Award winners consistently perform at the top of the industry across the multiple factors that make up the UpCity Rating. The Excellence Award winners are consistently the best at leveraging digital assets to drive word-of-mouth and online reviews, and ultimately, grow their business and presence.

What Is the UpCity Rating?

The UpCity Rating algorithm utilizes signals and indicators like number and quality of reviews, website performance, and domain authority to gauge a service provider’s recommendability and help businesses find the best fit for their needs.

The UpCity Rating is an assessment of how recommendable a service provider is in comparison with other service providers. It is derived from a variety of data points that are designed to help business owners find a partner that is the best fit for them, with the goal of giving business owners peace of mind knowing they are partnering with someone they can trust.

A service provider’s UpCity Rating helps guide us in ranking and recommending the top service providers by marketing discipline in each local market, providing business with a trusted resource when selecting a provider for their marketing needs. The UpCity Rating also provides us with the data required for the annual UpCity Excellence Awards, honoring the top 1% of agencies across the United States.

UpCity Ratings cannot be purchased, and rely solely on factors that impact how recommendable a service provider is.

How Is the UpCity Rating Calculated?

There are nine signals used to calculate the UpCity Rating, including information from both within the UpCity marketplace and external sources:

  1. UpCity Profile Completion: UpCity lists over 33,000 service providers across the country. Each profile highlights nearly 40 data points on each agency, including services offered, target markets, price points and more.
  2. UpCity Engagement Rate: Engaging in our marketplace community of over 6,000 active providers increases a service providers’ chances of getting recommended. 
  3. UpCity Reviews: The reviews on UpCity provide an in-depth view of how a service provider’s customers feel about them and their services. This customer feedback is a key component to how likely UpCity is to recommend a provider to businesses in the marketplace; with our 5,000+ reviews capturing specific feedback, the UpCity rating algorithm takes into account both quality and quantity of reviews for each provider.
  4. Third Party Reviews: Reviews on third-party sites like Google My Business, Yelp!, and Facebook also give UpCity a glimpse of how customers feel about a given service provider. The UpCity rating algorithm utilizes over 60,000+ third party reviews to determine the providers with the best online reputation (in terms of both quality and quantity).
  5. Presence in Search Engines: This signal measures how prominently a service provider ranks in search engines and is a good indicator of overall authority and domain expertise. To this end, UpCity is tracking over 40,000 industry-specific keywords to determine which providers have the best SERP visibility across 500 cities, 20 specialties and over a dozen verticals.
  6. Distance to City Center: Similar to Google Maps, the UpCity Rating algorithm factors in how far a provider’s physical office location is from the center of their city or town.
  7. Business Location Data: We confirm that contact information in local listings sites like Yelp!, Google My Business, and Facebook is consistent with a provider’s UpCity profile. We current track 10 data points for over 33,000 service providers to understand how well represented they are at the local level.
  8. Domain Authority: The UpCity Rating algorithm utilizes Majestic’s Citation Flow metric as a predictor of how much authority a given service provider’s domain has in the eyes of Google and others. We then take this metric and statistically normalize across our marketplace to determine which providers have the highest domain authority.
  9. Website Speed & Experience: The speed of a provider’s website can have an impact on a prospect’s first impression of the business. Tools like Google's PageSpeed Insights provide the UpCity Rating algorithm with key information on a site’s usability and speed, allowing us to reward the providers with the fastest, most usable websites.

The UpCity Excellence Research Study

The UpCity Excellence Research Study was commissioned to provide rich insights pertaining to the marketing landscape and the service providers that comprise this landscape. By leveraging our proprietary marketplace data including tens of thousands of service providers across North America, we have analyzed a number of data points collected over years to garner useful facts, figures and findings. This study has statistically shown what top marketing service providers do differently to become recommendable. Key insights include:

 

UpCity Excellence Summary Statistics

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