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Most Businesses Invest in Social Media Marketing to Support SEO Strategy

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2018 — Social media marketing is the leading SEO service priority among U.S. businesses in 2018, according to new research from Clutch and Ignite Visibility. Over 90% of businesses that invest in SEO also invest in social media.

graph of top SEO priorities in 2018The survey of 303 marketing decision-makers at U.S. businesses reveals that most tend to shape their SEO strategy based on the SEO services they prioritize and the challenges they face.

Two factors impact the direction of a business’ SEO strategy: The shifting customer journey and whether the business focuses on paid search or organic SEO services.

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Most Online Shoppers Don’t Write Product Reviews, But Do Rely on Them When Considering a Purchase

WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2017—Most  online shoppers (81%) do not write reviews of their purchases, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading ratings and reviews platform for business services. However, many of those same online shoppers say they rely on product reviews when considering a purchase.

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Advertising Influences Millennials to Buy More Often Than Baby Boomers

Trustworthiness of Advertising Mediums: By GenerationWASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2017—Millennials are more likely to make purchases after seeing or hearing advertisements compared to Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and other older generations, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

About 81% of millennials surveyed—those ages 18 to 34—made a purchase after seeing or hearing an advertisement in the last 30 days. Baby Boomers and other generations over age 55, however, were not quite as influenced by advertising: Among those consumers, 57% made a purchase as a result of an advertisement.

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More Than Half of the Most Highly Recommended Companies in the World Offer Marketing Services

Clutch Global Leaders by Industry

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 – Traditional and digital marketing are popular offerings for Clutch Global Leaders – a list of 475+ most highly recommended companies in the world. More than 50% of the companies on the list offer digital marketing, traditional marketing, or a combination of both. Web and software development (22%), IT services (12%), design (11%), and app development (5%) follow to round out the industries represented in new research on leading B2B companies.

The list aims to make it easy for employees, entrepreneurs, and business executives to find a service provider that best meets their needs: project goals, budget, and location.

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Most Highly Recommended Traditional Marketing & Creative Agencies Named First Annual Clutch Global Leaders

Top Traditional and Creative Marketing Agencies 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, December 01, 2017 – Clutch named its Global Leaders in the traditional marketing and creative agencies space. All leaders are ranked based on client reviews, market presence, and ability to deliver high-quality services, among other quantitative and qualitative criteria. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 475+ top B2B service providers across six industries.

The leading advertising, traditional marketing, and creative agencies are:

Advertising Agencies: Interplanetary, Sensis, Duncan Channon, Citizen Group, RXM Creative, Kiosk, Killian Branding, GKV, The Brandon Agency, Mistress, Matchstic, Bob’s Your Uncle, Bareface, BrandTuitive, DEKSIA

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Clutch Announces Digital Marketing & Design Agencies as Global Leaders 2017

Top Digital Marketing & Design Agencies 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 30, 2017 – Clutch announced the agencies from around the world that demonstrate excellence in digital marketing and design. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 475+ top B2B service providers across six industries.

The leaders in the digital marketing and design segments are:

SEO Companies: Straight North, WebpageFX, SEO Brand, Ignite Visibility, Searchbloom, Thrive Internet Marketing Agency, Boostability, HigherVisibility, 180Fusion, Infront Webworks, Directive Consulting, LSEO.com, Indexy, Northcutt, SEO Inc.

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Majority of Small Businesses Don’t Necessarily Follow Mandatory Cloud Storage Security Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2017 – More than 60% of small businesses that store customer credit card and banking information in cloud storage say they do not follow industry regulations to secure their cloud storage, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm.

Among small businesses that store medical data, 54% say they don’t follow cloud storage Most Popular Security Measures - Cloud Storageindustry regulations. The finding suggests that small businesses may be putting sensitive consumer data at risk.

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56 IT Services Firms Named ‘Most Highly Recommended’ Companies in World

WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2017 – Clutch released a report highlighting leading IT service providers from around the world. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 475+ top B2B service providers across six industries.

Clutch Global Leaders 2017 Badge

Clutch’s global leaders in IT services are:

Top IT Services & Consulting Firms: Bluewolf, SADA Systems, Switchfast Technologies, SWC Technology Partners, Intivix, eMazzanti Technologies, Kellton Tech Solutions, Mindsight, Liaison Technologies, ComputerSupport, Server Central, Predica, Maven Wave Partners, Qualex Consulting Services, CRA | Computer Resources of America

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Clutch Announces 103 Web & Software Development Companies as Global Leaders 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2017 – Clutch recognized 103 web and software developers from around the world in its first annual Global Leaders List 2017. To determine the top performers, Clutch evaluated each company based on client reviews, market presence, and ability to deliver high-quality services. Clutch’s annual report recognizes 475+ top B2B service providers across six industries.

The top web and software developers are:

Web Developers: WillowTree, Inc., ImageX, Merixstudio, Digital Echidna, Intellectsoft, Unleashed Technologies, Raizlabs, Last Call Media, Fingent Corp, Appster, Planet Argon, Netguru, PSL Corp., Itransition, Iflexion

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24 App Development Companies Earn Spot on Clutch Global Leader List 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2017 – Clutch recognized 24 mobile app developers from around the world in its first annual Global Leaders List 2017. Clutch’s annual report includes 477 companies across six industries, and each company is evaluated based on client reviews, market presence, and ability to deliver high-quality services.

Top Mobile App Developers 2017

The top mobile app development companies are:

Mobile Application Developers: WillowTree, Inc., ArcTouch, Dom & Tom, hedgehog lab, Intellectsoft, Softeq, Y Media Labs, Appster, Mobomo, AndPlus, Table XI, Five, Raizlabs, Fueled, Ready4S

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