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Clutch Releases Their 2019 List of the Top B2B Companies in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Texas

Clutch identified more than 200 business-to-business (B2B) companies as market leaders in Austin, Dallas, and Houston. The rankings reflect the quality of the companies’ past projects, their industry leadership, and the strength of their client feedback.

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Only 36% of Small Businesses Have an SEO Strategy in 2019, Even as People Use Search Engines to Research and Purchase Online

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Thirty-six percent (36%) of small businesses have an SEO strategy, and 38% more plan to invest in SEO in the future, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews company.

Small Business SEO Strategies

Social media marketing (63%) and mobile-friendly websites (54%) are the most common SEO activities small businesses spend time and money on.

Having a mobile-friendly website can help small businesses rank in search results, especially because of Google's mobile-first index.

Clutch's data shows that as more small businesses invest in SEO, choosing which SEO efforts to prioritize will remain a challenge.

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Two-Thirds of Small Businesses Monitor Online Reputation Through Social Media

WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2019 — Small businesses recognize that their online reputation can impact their success. As a result, 88% of small businesses monitor their reputation online.  

Social media is a low-cost, high-impact platform small businesses can use to track what people say about their brand, which is why 66% of small businesses use social media to monitor their online reputation, according to new survey data from Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews company.

Top 3 Platforms Small Businesses Use to Monitor Online Reputation

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Small Businesses Will Primarily Hire for Sales and Marketing, Customer Service Positions in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 –  Nearly 40% of small businesses hiring in 2019 want to fill sales and marketing roles (39%), followed by customer service roles (36%) and IT roles (32%). 

Clutch, a B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm, surveyed 529 small businesses to learn more about their 2019 hiring plans.

Brian Weed is the CEO of Avenica, a recruiting firm for recent college graduates. He says that these positions may be popular because they most directly support customer growth.

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Clutch Releases Their List of Emerging Technology Leaders In 4 Major U.S. Cities

Clutch identified over 50 emerging technology service providers based in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. Their services include augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain development services.

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Clutch Highlights the Leading B2B Companies in San Francisco for 2019

Clutch selected over 200 business-to-business (B2B) service providers in the Bay Area as 2019 leaders based on their excellent client feedback, market presence, industry expertise, and portfolio of current and past work.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2019 –, a data-driven B2B ratings and reviews platform, named 205 companies as B2B leaders in the San Francisco metro area today. 

These companies stand out as experts in their respective industries based on their commitment to client satisfaction, transparent project management, extensive thought leadership, and valuable service offerings.

The leaders are as follows:


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Clutch Announces the 2019 Best Service Providers in Chicago

Clutch’s list contains 215 business-to-business (B2B) companies in the Chicago metro area that stand out as leaders based on their client satisfaction and feedback, thought leadership, technological expertise, and past and current work experience.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2019 –, a prominent B2B ratings and reviews firm, officially released their annual rankings of the top B2B companies in Chicago today. 

The 215 companies distinguish themselves as leaders through their extensive industry knowledge, attentive customer service, organized project management, and high-quality results.

The leaders are as followers:


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Clutch Announces the 2019 Leading Los Angeles Service Providers in a New Report

Clutch named over 260 B2B companies that embody industry leadership in Los Angeles based on their market presence, respective expertise, verified client feedback, and their past and current clientele.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2019 –, a leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, published their 2019 list of the top service providers located in the Los Angeles metro area.

The 264 companies stand out on Clutch’s platform for their thought leadership, technology and marketing expertise, and above all, commitment to top-notch customer service.

The leaders are as follows:


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Clutch Reveals Their List of the Leading New York City B2B Companies for 2019

Clutch identified more than 400 business-to-business (B2B) service providers as industry leaders in New York City, based on their portfolios of work and past clientele, market presence, thought leadership, and client feedback.


WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2019 –, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, released their annual list of the top service providers in New York City today.

The 401 companies included in the list excel in their respective fields by providing outstanding customer service, communication, industry expertise, and results.



The leaders are as follows:


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Only 27% of People Currently Own a Virtual Assistant, But Use of Consumer AI Devices Is Growing, New Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2019 – Slightly more than one-fourth of people (27%) own an AI-powered virtual assistant such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, according to new research from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews site. 

People use virtual assistants for simple tasks and commands, mostly playing music or podcasts (66%), setting alarms or reminders (56%), and receiving updates about news, weather, or sports (48%).

How People Use Virtual Assistants

These primary uses for virtual assistants indicate that people are comfortable using voice commands to accomplish simple tasks. 

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