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Clutch Announces the Leading Austin & San Diego SEO Firms of 2017

top seo firms austin 2017The research recognizes 16 outstanding firms with proven records of client satisfaction.

WASHINGTON, DC — March 23, 2017 — Clutch has released its annual report on leading search engine optimization (SEO) companies in Austin and San Diego. The publication evaluates these companies based on their level of focus on SEO services and client feedback about their work.

The top Austin SEO firms of 2017 are: Lucid Crew, Leadhub, Citywide SEO, Leverage Marketing, Fahrenheit Marketing, Kuno Creative, digiTech, GLIDE, SearchRPM, and Cleverly Engaged Marketing.

The top San Diego SEO firms of 2017 are: Ignite Visibility, SEO Inc., BusinessOnline, Realize Internet Marketing, MaxAudience, and Clap Creative.

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Clutch Recognizes Top Digital Agencies and Web Designers in Chicago

This updated research distinguishes twelve full-service digital agencies and fifteen web design companies in Chicago that provide outstanding service to their clients. Top Chicago Digital Agencies Badge

WASHINGTON, DC, March 23rd, 2017 — Today, Clutch published an updated report highlighting top Chicago full-service digital agencies and web design companies.

The leading Chicago digital agencies are: Mabbly, Walker Sands Digital, SoMe Connect,, Digital Third Coast, Idea Marketing Group, Inc., BatesMeron Sweet Design, Mightybytes, Bright Bright Great, Operation Technology, Rule29 Creative, and Killian Branding.

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Nearly Half of iPhone Users Feel Uncomfortable with Storing Personal Information on iCloud

Concern over security breaches and a lack of knowledge regarding how iCloud works contribute to skepticism about the safety of storing personal information, according to a new survey.

WASHINGTON, DC – March 16, 2017 – Nearly half of iPhone users have little or no confidence in storing their personal information on iCloud, according to a survey of 1,001 iPhone users conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Forty-seven percent (47%) of iPhone users said they are only “slightly” or “not at all” comfortable with storing personal information on iCloud. Meanwhile, 44% of respondents said they are “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with doing so.

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Clutch Announces Leading SEO Firms in Canada

This updated research highlights leading firms with exceptional records of client success.

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – Clutch has updated research on the leading SEO firms in Canada. The research conducted is based on Clutch’s methodology which examines design and development companies’ proven success delivering reliable, high quality results to their clients.

The following companies are listed in the 2017 Canada SEO firms Leaders Matrix:

BlueHat Marketing, Ignite Digital, Wisdek Corp., 1st on the List Promotion, Cheeky Monkey Media Inc., Nova Solutions, Top Draw, seoplus+, Mediaforce Digital Marketing Agency, First Page SEO

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Clutch Announces Leading Los Angeles Advertising and Marketing Agencies of 2017

The first Los Angeles Leaders Matrix for advertising and marketing highlights ten companies with proven achievement in the field.Top LA Advertising Agencies Badge

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – Clutch has announced top advertising and marketing agencies in Los Angeles, a result of their ongoing research into top agencies spanning hundreds of companies. The leaders are determined by their proven ability to deliver results and excellent client service.

The leading agencies are Sensis, Mistress, Wingman Advertising, R6S, Breviti, The Miller Group, Stanton & Company, Smashdeck Marketing, Design Spinners, and IW group.

Clutch business analyst Kimmie Champlin highlights the success of these agencies:

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Having a Website Still Elusive for Nearly One-Third of Small Businesses

Third annual Small Business Survey from Clutch finds that small businesses often struggle to create and maintain a website.

WASHINGTON, DC – March 14, 2017 – Nearly one-third of small business owners run their business without a website, and some indicate they will probably never have one, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

The survey found that 31% of small businesses choose to use social media profiles rather than a dedicated website to cultivate a web presence. Others (23%) cite a lack of industry relevance as the primary reason for not having a website.

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Nearly 25% of Small Businesses Not Using Social Media

A new survey by Clutch offers recommendations, based on original data, for small businesses’ social media endeavors in 2017.Graph of "Do you use social media for business?"

WASHINGTON, DC – March 8, 2017 – A significant number of small- to medium-sized businesses have not yet adopted social media. In a recent survey of small business owners/managers, 24% said they currently don’t use social media for their business, while 8% don’t ever expect to use social media.

The survey was conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm, to gauge digital marketing habits and goals for small businesses in 2017. The series will include reports on mobile apps, web design, and more.

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Mobile Apps Increasingly Viewed by Small Businesses as a Best Practice for Serving Customers

Clutch survey indicates 50% more SMBs will have mobile apps in 2017.

Washington, DC—March 2, 2017—Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving rapidly toward adopting mobile apps, according to new research from Clutch, a research, ratings, and reviews platform for business services. Currently, 42% of SMBs have built their own mobile app, but Clutch’s survey indicates that SMBs increasingly view them as a worthwhile tool to improve business operations and return on investment.

Majority of SMBs Do Not Have a Mobile App

Two-thirds (67%) of SMBs surveyed said they plan on having a mobile app by the end of 2017, a benchmark growth rate of over 50% over the course of the year.

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Nearly One-Third of Consumers Surveyed Aren’t Aware They Use the Cloud, Suggesting Security Concerns

New survey indicates that over 30% of respondents who say they use popular cloud-based apps also claim to not use or access information in the cloud.

WASHINGTON, DC – February 23, 2016 – There is confusion over what qualifies as ‘the cloud,’ according to a new consumer survey. Despite marking that they use at least one of several popular cloud-based applications, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, over 30% of consumers subsequently responded that they do not use or access information in the cloud. Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm, designed the survey to gauge consumers’ knowledge and habits regarding cloud usage.

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Clutch Recognizes Top Social Media Marketing Companies

This updated research highlights twelve companies with excellent records of customer satisfaction. 

WASHINGTON, February 23rd, 2017 — Today Clutch announces the top companies in social media marketing nationwide. The results are drawn from a proprietary research method that spans the entire scope of a company, from its service offerings to industry distribution and client experience.

The recognized companies are Friendemic, Project Bionic, Jones Social & PR, Viral in Nature, LYFE Marketing, Blue Bear Creative, Social Vantage, Bad Rhino Inc, SociallyIn, Single Grain, Appency, and Speakeasy.

Clutch Analyst, Ilse Heine notes the impressive ability of these companies to meet the needs of their clients in an unpredictable field:

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