San Francisco, California (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
Online marketing has become a growing necessity for companies around the world for years now. Awards rankings organization, 10 Best SEO, has announced the top firms in its online reputation management category. Winning firms include New York-based SEO Image, Bruce Clay, Inc. of Los Angeles, and Chicago-based Edelman.
SEO Image, ranked as the top reputation management company by 10 Best SEO, specializes in search engine optimization, web design, pay-per-click management, social media, and conversion marketing strategies. The company has also been featured in national news media as an expert in social media marketing and reputation management.
Bruce Clay, Inc. is an Internet marketing optimization company founded in 1996. Since its founding, Bruce Clay, Inc. has been a thought leader in the growing field of search engine optimization, creating books and training courses on ethical SEO practices.
Edelman is the world's largest public relations agency, with over 4,800 employees in 67 offices worldwide. Edelman uses a client-centric approach to creating PR strategies for digital and traditional media, including reputation management.
Also making the list of top reputation management companies were Raleigh-based Capstrat, New York's Hill Knowlton Strategies, Finn Partners of New York, Raleigh's APCO Worldwide, Philadelphia-based BRAND.com, Paul Werth Associates of New York, and Detroit-based Airfoil Public Relations.
10 Best SEO calculates its rankings using a formula of qualitative and quantitative measures gathered from client and online research, reviews, web traffic, accolades, and other proprietary analytics. In addition to the best reputation management firms, 10 Best SEO also provides rankings of the top ten social media marketing agencies, local SEO agencies, and overall best SEO agencies.
Reputation management SEO is an increasingly critical aspect of search engine optimization, serving to protect brands and businesses against unwarranted negative reviews and damaging comments on web sites and social media. Nearly 85% of consumers search for information online before visiting local businesses or making purchasing decisions, according to a 2013 Nielsen study.
Anonymous comments on online review sites can seriously damage the reputation of large companies and local businesses, turning away potential customers. 10 Best SEO's directory and rankings provide businesses with easy access to reputation management services that can help save their reputation and retain their customer base.