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Confused about the future of your SEO strategy? These 20 agencies can help

By June Archbold | Product Manager

August 18, 2023 | 6 min read

As big industry trends begin to affect previously solid SEO strategies, we look at the best-rated agencies in The Drum Recommends for search optimization.

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Search has changed hugely over the years, and search marketing strategies with it. Today, the advent of generative AI means there are likely to be further shifts within the sector.

That means brands and advertisers will likely need to reconsider their SEO approaches in the coming months and years. To help, we looked through The Drum Recommends database to see which specialist agencies are endorsed by the people best placed to judge – their clients.

The Drum Recommends is a free service designed by The Drum to help marketers find relevant, trusted agencies. Recommendations are based on reviews from their clients.

Every year, The Drum Recommends receives thousands of ratings from advertisers. Marketers complete a survey that scores their agency’s performance, the quality and range of their services, as well as price. Agencies must receive at least three client ratings to become recommended for a service.

Below, you’ll find the names, headcount and office locations of the 20 top-scoring agencies recommended for SEO.

Agency Number of staff Location(s)
Adfabric Media 5 London
Anything is Possible 42 Brighton, London
Builtvisible 50 London
Burst Digital 11 London, New York, San Francisco
Candidsky 18 Manchester
Click Consult (Part of Ceuta Group) 50 Chester
Cremarc 20 Woking
DNRG 38 Bristol
Ecrubox Digital 25 Worcester
Engage 56 Leeds
Exposure Ninja 110 Nottingham
Harrison Carloss 13 London, Manchester, Stoke On Trent
Impression 110 London, Nottingham
Propellernet 40 Brighton
Rebel 18 London
RocketMill 150 Brighton, London
Storm 20 Southend-On-Sea
StrategiQ 54 Ipswich, Leamington, London
Succeed Digital Consulting 12 Canterbury
Think Design Manchester 11 Manchester

Would you recommend your agency partner to another marketer? Tell us all about your experience by rating their services. And if you work for an agency that you think deserves to be recommended, all you need to do is register with The Drum for free.

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