SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

SEO
SEO
Paid Ads and Re-Targeted  Marketing
Paid Ads and Re-Targeted Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Inbound & Content  Marketing
Inbound & Content Marketing
Reputation Management
Reputation Management
E-mail Marketing
E-mail Marketing

Experience matters

Experience matters in all areas of online marketing but it’s probably most important in SEO. While most digital marketing agencies in Chicago, as well as around the world, have 3-5 years of SEO experience, we’re closing on our 10th year. What does that mean? It means we’ve worked with Google over a decade, so we know it better. Through working on optimizing 200+ websites across various industries, we’ve discovered trends and patterns in the way that Google updates their algorithms, which allows us to continuously fine-tune our process.

Every industry has its specifics

When it comes to digital marketing, one size does not fit all. Every industry has its specifics and depend on your target clients’ purchasing process, the pros and cons of your competitors, what marketing channels can be further developed, and overall what approach fits you best. All this depends on what you’re selling and on your specific USPs (Unique Selling Propositions).

At Comrade, one of Chicago leading online marketing agencies, we’ve developed strategies from scratch for multiple industries and repurposed them for all other businesses within that industry. We currently service 50+ clients that are online leaders in their fields of work. This includes but is not limited to, including law firms, senior living facilities, medical and dental clinics, construction and remodeling companies, local businesses, real estate agencies, professional services businesses and even well-known web design and development agencies. If we can do it for them, we certainly can do it for you!

Backlinks

In recent years Google has invested in updates that focus on evaluation of quality of websites, which includes the way they have been developed and the content on them, but building a good web of backlinks to your website still remains as one of the best ways to ensure top rankings of your website. Keep in mind, it only works if it’s done right.

The main thing to understand is that it’s not only the number of backlinks, but the quality of backlinks that matters. This means you need incoming links on reputable and relevant websites that relate to your target market. This will not only improve your rankings, but will also bring you referral traffic of people who are actually interested in what you’re selling.

In order to create such backlinks, most online marketing agencies spend hundreds of dollars and a lot of time — but not us. We’ve built unique partnerships with over 10 000 websites from different industries and we know exactly how to use them in order to help your business win. In fact, we even have a way of predicting when exactly we can expect first-page results based on the performance of our back linking strategy.  That’s something most SEO specialists simply can’t do.

Content is still the king

Content is still the king and it always will be. Although excepting engaging and useful content, which nowadays should also be SEO-friendly — is not easy to achieve. We combine a few of the most popular content marketing tactics with our top-secret tactics, which we have developed over years through a trial and error approach, to boost your blog posts and landing pages, as well as bringing targeted traffic of qualified leads to your website.

Don’t go against Google

A lot of business owners have had bad a experience with SEO companies. Unlike many newbies out there, we don’t experiment with your website and don’t use tactics that are violating Google’s guidelines. As we have already mentioned, experience matters with SEO, and our 10+ years of experience were enough to construct one of the best SEO services on the market of Chicago and the whole US.

Case Studies

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Kruger, Inc.

Kruger, Inc. is a Canadian-based family-owned company who specialize in the production and distribution of renewable and sustainable products across various sectors and industries. Kruger, Inc. is also the #1 produce of tissue products in Canada.

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Challenges

Kruger were in need of a world-class website to help convey their story and the culture of the company: working within different industries and communities through sustainability efforts and renewable resources.

Solutions

CWA developed a modern and easy-to-navigate corporate website for Kruger, allowing them to properly provide information about the company as well as insights into the work they do and the sustainability-driven goals and culture that they adhere to. Additionally, we created a user-friendly mobile version of the site for an optimal on-the-go experience.

AARP Illinois

AARP is a US-based non-profit interest group whose purpose is to help empower the aging American population by means of advocating for social change through information, advocacy, service, and lobbying activities.

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Challenges

AARP Illinois tasked Comrade in designing a website that would help them drive IL residents to engage elected representatives as means of holding them accountable for drafting a sensible state budget. With this, CWA would help AARP develop what would become known as the “Enough Is Enough” campaign. The goal was to create tools to enable residents to add their own stories and opinions on the crucial topic of state budgeting and its adverse effects on the elderly population.

Solutions

CWA created an easy-to-use website that lets users find appropriate information and get involved. Users can subscribe to a newsletter, browse through and submit stories, discover facts and statistics regarding the state of IL, and stay up-to-date on current news regarding the budgeting crisis. Finally, the website guides the user toward action and engagement, including sharing content through social media.

Levinson Law Group

Levinson Law Group is a Southern California-based firm specializing in personal injury cases that vary from client-to-client, with a particular scope of work focused on vehicular accidents.

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Challenges

Their old site failed to position the firm as leaders within their industry. Important information was not properly communicated, their story was not properly told, and the content was not up-to-date. Additionally, they were relying heavily on paid ads to help them generate leads while failing to implement a proper SEO strategy to achieve sustained growth.

Solutions

The first step was to completely rebuild the site, clearly communicating the firms impressive track record and story. CWA added a video to reinforce the firm’s message and reputation. This was coupled with a streamlined layout for easy navigation and implementation of new content, all structured as sales funnel to help display information and generate leads.

The next step was to optimize onsite SEO as well as strategize offsite activities to help strengthen the firm’s local presence in Southern CA. This new approach allowed the firm to grow their audience beyond their local markets and help garner them a reputation throughout Southern California. Through effective paid advertising strategies, CWA has successfully helped Levinson Law Group decrease the amount spent on ads while increasing the amount of viable leads generated from these campaigns.

Belgravia Group

Belgravia Group is a premier real estate company from Chicago, with a legacy spanning over 70 years and having developed well over 2,000 properties within that time. Belgravia consulted with CWA on creating a modern, attractive website to properly showcase the company’s culture and history. After multiple creative brainstorming sessions, CWA was able to develop the blueprint for what would become a stunning site to help represent Belgravia.

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Challenges

Belgravia’s prior website was stagnant and required a revamp that would give them a cutting-edge and modernized look to match their niche of real estate: high-end properties in some of the most popular neighborhoods of Chicago.

Solutions

The approach applied was both minimalist and interactive: the website has a clean-cut layout with easy navigation. CWA also consulted Belgravia in creating unique, professional content to add to the site, helping to strengthen the company’s online reputation. The visual content consists of beautiful professional photography that showcases the properties Belgravia Group manage.

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Blueprint is a Chicago-based advisory firm that specializes in senior housing and healthcare real estate, offering unique exit strategies, solutions, and consulting for both investors and operators. Blueprint enlisted Comrade Web Agency to revamp their website, create a client portal for investors and operators, and to develop a mobile app for their services.

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Challenges

Due to the high amounts of information that is typically exchanged between BP and their clientbase, the requested portal needed to be capable of both holding said information and allowing exchange between multiple parties. Their complex business model also had to be taken into account, as there are several variables in the kinds of information exchanged and how the portal should function for each user.

Solutions

We developed a brand new site for Blueprint, bringing their branding and voice up to date with user-friendly navigation and professional stylings. This included creating a design and branding library for future use.

As for the client portal, we were able to create a visible portfolio with all assets in a “data room”: a place within the portal where Blueprint can exchange files, messages, and other related content with their clients (and vice versa).

From the admin side, users are able to update and manage portfolios and related assets. Additionally, they are given a variety of dashboards for their different metrics, including finances.

The mobile app was developed for usage on both iOS and Android platforms, serving as an on-the-go version of their site.

Vesta Preferred Realty

Vesta Preferred is a Chicago-based real estate company specializing in luxury properties in some of Chicago’s most sought-after and vibrant neighborhoods. After consulting with Comrade, a strategy was set in motion to help expand Vesta’s digital footprint through a revamped web presence and lead generating campaigns.

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Challenges

Vesta required a website that would serve as a platform for visitors and potential customers to rent apartments, buy homes, or sell properties, all through an easy-to-navigate process with efficient filter functions for an optimal experience.Vesta desired to become a thought-leader within their industry, looking to help anyone seeking a new home. Their new website and branding needed to accomplish this.

Solutions

CWA rebranded Vesta Preferred, developing a modernized website with a reliable search feature. The easy-to-use website allows users to browse through properties in real-time, including viewing inventory, property details, draw comparisons, and schedule an appointment if need be. Additionally, CWA placed various lead magnets to increase user interaction. A very robust admin portal was custom developed for Vesta’s team to help manage and control all aspects of their site and it’s listings. A special attention was given to a mobile experience recognizing that 70%+ of Vesta visitors are viewing the website from their mobile devices.

Boat.me

Florida-based company Boat.me offers a unique platform where boat owners can sign up to offer their boats (with or without captain) on an hourly or daily basis for leisurely use. Owners may host or simply rent out their boats for trips. Alternatively, if a renter is interested in borrowing a boat, they can enter their preferences and location and be matched with boats in their area.

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Challenges

Boat.Me required a website that would allow them easy access to their boating “inventory” in real time. Owners had a need for an area on the website where they could make updates on their boats such as availability. This was asked to be housed in an attractive, fun looking website that was easy-to-use.

Solutions

CWA created a sleek, interactive website that help Boat.me run their business efficiently. A website included an easy-to-use interface for members, one-time renters, and boat owners. The company’s platform offers an easy, streamlined experience for all users.

Why Comrade?

Outsourcing your marketing is a huge decision, because marketing is what you do to present your business to the world. How will you ensure this presentation looks, sounds and works the way you’d like it to? We take the time to get to know you and what’s unique about your business, then use it to your advantage.

Laser-Focused on Delivering Results

Some marketing agencies are great at making promises. We’re great at getting you more clients, higher profits and faster growth.

10 Years in Business

We’ve spent the last 10 years perfecting our processes and learning all we can about digital marketing. Now is the time to take advantage of our expertise.

Superb Customer Service

We’re devoted not only to your business’ success, but also to making you feel calm and confident about your marketing investment every step of the way.

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