Amplify Your Brand with SEO + Content Marketing

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NextLeft is an Enterprise SEO & Content Marketing agency that partners with some of the world's most beloved brands to ensure they have a technically sound SEO foundation before creating and promoting helpful, relevant content that increases organic rankings.

We are a creative team of SEO and digital marketing strategists who unstick projects and get things done for in-house marketing teams from our offices in sunny San Diego and windy Chicago. 

We're on a mission to rid the world of digital clutter. Amplify your brand and become the authority with awesome content and top local and national rankings on the SERPs, include Google, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo and beyond!

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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San Diego, CA
headquarters
  • 2255 Avenida De La Playa
    San Diego, CA 92037
    United States
other locations
  • 5400 N. Lakewood Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Hallmark, Inc., Fiskars, Inc., United Van Lines, Mayflower, MonkeySports, Papermart, Window World, ShipCalm, SwingTrainer, Revelation Health, Fortune Builders, Kelly Services, Gwynedd Mercy University, Getac, Widen, Gilmour, LunaDNA, FortuneBuilders, LWTears, and more!

America’s Oldest and Largest Greeting Card Company Modernizes eCards Initiatives. Image

America’s Oldest and Largest Greeting Card Company Modernizes eCards Initiatives.

Legendary brand Hallmark is the largest and oldest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United states and was founded in Kansas City, MO in 1910. It’s cutting edge eCards group works with NextLeft to continually increase it’s visibility and accessibility in the search engines as well as collaborate on promotion and content marketing strategies.

Strategy
Content marketing planning, content calendars

and digital strategy.

Rankings
Top national rankings for keywords including: eCards, Online Greeting Cards, Birthday eCards and thousands more.

Technology
Technical SEO including on page url handling, optimizations, and new site development.

Results
Increased traffic and user engagement. Sustained rankings and increased organic traffic valued at $200k+ per month.

Finland Based Global Consumer Goods Company Scales U.S. Digital Presence. Image

Finland Based Global Consumer Goods Company Scales U.S. Digital Presence.

Slicing, cutting and chopping through the clutter one product at a time.

Fiskars has grown from an ironworks company founded in Finland in 1649 to the creator of the iconic orange handled scissors in the United States in 1967 to now, “a global supplier of products that help people do things they love in easier, more enjoyable ways.”

 

Strategy
International site with United States

version. Content promotion and SEO.

Execution
National rankings for high value branded, product terms and enthusiast search terms.

Technology
E-commerce optimization, citations as well as advanced sitemap and URL handling.

Results
90k organic keyword rankings for U.S site with an estimated SEO traffic value of $45k per month.

National award winning marketing campaign that hits it out of the park. Image

National award winning marketing campaign that hits it out of the park.

Monkey Sports is a leading sporting retailer that focuses on delivering the best products and experience to Baseball, Hockey and Lacrosse athletes. NextLeft helps the team stay one step ahead of the national and international competition with award winning e-commerce content strategies and SEO tactics.

Strategy
Enthusiast content strategies and promotion with advanced internal

linking.

Execution
Multiple winning answer box search results and top marque search term rankings.

Technology
Magento, e-commerce SEO and digital content marketing. PHP and site speed optimizations.

Results
Organic rankings for over 100k keywords with an estimated traffic value of $190k+ per month.

Reviews

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Ongoing SEO for University

“NextLeft really understands their clients.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft provides ongoing SEO services for a university. The team creates content for the client’s website, stays up to date with Google search rules, and provides some social media content.

The Reviewer
 
201 - 500 Employees
 
Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
Kirsten Swanson
Ass. Director of Mrktg., Gwynedd Mercy University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The SEO services led to a 127% increase in organic traffic. NextLeft engages directly with the client to not only provide them with high-quality results but also to ensure both teams are on the same page. Their team creates a seamless workflow and consistently communicates with the internal team.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the assistant director of marketing and social media at Gwynedd Mercy University.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NextLeft?

Overall, we were looking to increase traffic to our website and in turn increase conversions and applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NextLeft continues to provide help in all things SEO related. Their team stays up to date with Google search changes and is constantly in touch with us on how we can improve our website. They give us all the information we need to know to create new content. 

We create learn pieces such as pieces and they use social media to drive traffic to those pages. They assist us with content creation for our main website. NextLeft builds our organic traffic using both on and offsite SEO.

What is the team composition?

We work primarily with Casy (VP of Client Services, NextLeft), Jason (Director Earned Media, NextLeft), and Brian (Senior Client Services, NextLeft). Casey is our project manager and she makes sure we’re all on the same path and keeps us moving forward.

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

We had worked with Casey and Jason when they worked for a prior company. When they went over to NextLeft, we decided to continue our relationship with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested about $700,000–$800,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement with NextLeft began in 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Thanks to NextLeft, our organic traffic has nearly double. From October 2016–October 2019, organic traffic has increased by 127%. I’m constantly raving about the whole team at NextLeft.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

NextLeft keeps us in line with that we need to deliver and they never let projects go by the wayside. If we haven’t circled back to a project in a while, they’ll always remind us and keep us on track. 

It’s really helpful that they come out to meet us in person once a year in summer to talk about our goals. That helps us set our path forward for the rest of the year. 

NextLeft provides a monthly report on our SEO. They go over our goals, traffic, keywords, and what they are working on that month. We also have a monthly call about the report and another separate project-based call.

What did you find most impressive about them?

NextLeft really understands their clients. They don’t just make changes in practice based on Google, instead, they take a deep dive into what will and won’t work for your organization. Their team crafts their services based on your goals and needs. They don’t provide one blanket service.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’ve been fantastic and have done everything we needed them to. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make yourself available to learn. NextLeft is willing to teach you the in and outs of SEO. They really take the time to invest in your team. Ask questions and invest the time needed.

5.0
Overall Score They really helped our organization and our individual team members by teaching us ot swim on our own.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are fantastic at project management.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    What they charge is on par with what they deliver.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are constantly on top of what’s new in SEO and keep you on track.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer NextLeft, especially Casey, Jason, and Brian, to any of our colleagues and partners.

SEO for Lawncare Equipment Company

"The self-awareness and maintained focus are really strong and positive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft provided SEO services and consultation for a large-scale consumer goods company, working across multiple brands. Their work included research and keyword targeting. 

The Reviewer
 
5001-10000 Employees
 
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Fiskars
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over the course of the partnership, the client's revenue increased by 300% along with increases in organic traffic. The team was accommodating with communication and boasted an attentive project manager. Their ability to strategize and thoroughly research stood out from competitors.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for an organization called Fiskars. They're most prominently known for manufacturing sewing, crafting, and lawn care tools. We're probably most identifiable by our orange-handled scissors. I head up digital marketing for the Americas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NextLeft?

They're specialists in the SEO space. We look to them for expertise in content strategy, content development, continuous optimization of multiple websites, and technical SEO consultation services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Given the work that we had been focusing on, I'll break it down into two parts. The first is a global re-platforming project, which is essentially a CMS migration from one enterprise to a new one. Our existing CMS was never managed properly. At one point we had about 0,000 redirects, which was giving us massive headaches with Google and was really detrimental to our organic traffic. Over the course of several months, they took the 10,000 and reduced it to 3,500.

To do that, they formulated a plan that mapped the path to our goals. They examined key metrics like page speed and mobile performance. Their team was a critical part of that long-term plan. 

Secondly, using Google Lighthouse, Crawl, Screaming Frog, different SEO optimization tools, they recommend ways to correct problems with our digital presence. They also pointed us to opportunities to use our deep catalog of articles to benefit the business, taking a very data-driven, customer-focused approach.

For instance, NextLeft did a competitive analysis for one of our brands and found that there was a very significant traffic opportunity related to soil. So, they did some research, finding that the most popular result had not been updated since 2011. We targeted that keyword based on their findings. Their research was instrumental to the project. They were able to synthesize data, identify opportunities, and then execute to meet our customers' needs.

What is the team composition?

We have predominantly two points of contact, Katie (VP Marketing, NextLeft) and Andy (Senior SEO & Content Strategist, NextLeft). We've had occasional inclusion from John (CEO, NextLeft), who comes in for larger strategic planning. They also have a team that does our backlink outreach.

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

NextLeft had actually been with my company prior to my arrival. My predecessor had a wonderful working relationship with them and left our partnership with them up to me when I arrived. I'm actually departing Fiskars soon and I will bring them along to my new position as soon as I'm given the chance.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about 300,000 between our two brands.

What is the status of this engagement?

It's been over seven years since we started working with them. Our collaborations are ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

As a result of their SEO improvements, we've had triple-digit organic growth over the last two years each year.

Their research landed us the first Google search result for targeted keywords and phrases. That's been instrumental in boosting our conversions. 

They've been swimming upstream, dealing with all sorts of technical difficulties. However, they've still been able to increase organic search traffic by almost 5%, even though total traffic is down. It's been impressive to witness the increases in sales and e-commerce conversions, regardless of total traffic decreases. That tells me that they're bringing the right people to the site.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very strong in that regard. Katie is an outstanding project manager and an even better communicator. Nothing gets left uncovered. Even when we've worked triangularly with other agencies, they easily handle communication over email. When my internal team decided to switch to BaseCamp, they jumped right in with us. That way, communication has been even more seamless and organized than before.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We have our project manager's attention at all times. Our team knows that she's only a phone call away with a remedy for our situations. Additionally, many agencies position themselves as a one-stop-shop without really being able to deliver on everything.

NextLeft knows they're SEO experts, and there have been instances where they will say that a task isn't right for their team. The self-awareness and maintained focus are really strong and positive. On top of that, they're extremely talented and client-focused.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. They're like an extension of my team with really strong and positive intentions. They've probably given us the greatest ROI our team has seen. They're great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I actually referred them to another contact. When they asked me for advice, I told them that they don't do pay-per-click. They've experimented with it, but it's not their primary focus. I wanted them to understand that their specialty is in SEO.

Similarly, they're capable of development work, but it's not their area of greatest expertise. Understand your goals. If they're organic search-related, then they're perfect for them.

5.0
Overall Score They're very smart and enjoyable to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There's been great ROI on all our traffic and conversion we've received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred them.

SEO & Digital Marketing Support for Large Media Company

"They remain ahead of the curve and are always pushing us to think about our future."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft coordinates ongoing SEO and digital strategies for a media company. Their tasks include performing website audits, identifying more productive keywords, and improving title tags and meta descriptions.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Santa Monica, California
Sr. Marketing Manager, Large Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NextLeft’s efforts have resulted in exponential growth in sales and website traffic. They succeed in developing practical and big-picture solutions that align with client goals and priorities. The team is personable and organized, making for a hassle-free engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a senior marketing manager for a large media company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NextLeft?

Our company had been putting a lot of resources into digital paid strategies, but we hadn’t focused much on SEO. We engaged NextLeft to help us find improvements that could likely be had in organic search.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked with NextLeft for five or more years, but because of turnover and lack of resources, we never implemented a lot of their recommendations. It wasn’t until about two years ago that we took a fresh look at what we discussed in the past. At that time, we worked with them to identify the strategy and actions we should be taking—such as link building—and we developed a roadmap for our success.

We now have a standing SEO-based engagement. They have helped us improve our keywords, title tags, and meta descriptions across the site. We conducted a substantial audit of our site and took advantage of the increased character limits for title tags and such, and we implemented several changes based on their recommendations.

What is the team composition?

NextLeft supplies an account manager supported by two SEO strategists. They’ve helped explain the technical complexities of our efforts. They’ve proven that they’re experienced in this field.  

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

Our company’s engagement with NextLeft predates my hiring, and I am unsure of how we found them.

How much have you invested in them?

We invest approximately $125,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

Though we’ve had a relationship with them for several years, we began taking their recommendations in earnest in October 2017. We’ve had an ongoing engagement since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

After implementing NextLeft’s changes, we’ve seen our traffic and sales increase exponentially. When looking at the graphs of our growth, it’s quite obvious how well this engagement has paid off.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a very healthy working relationship. NextLeft is responsive whenever I have questions, and I often tap into their expertise for information about different industries. They have been impressively thorough in all of their reports during our weekly calls when we discuss the various digital channels we manage.

NextLeft has integrated well to the point that they now feel like an extension of our team. They make us aware of relevant tests or algorithm changes and what we should be doing to position ourselves better. They remain ahead of the curve and are always pushing us to think about our future.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are personable and knowledgeable. We can tell they are committed to being responsive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t determine anything that needs improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Because they have been working with our company for quite a while, they know the business. They understand the seasonality of our business, our products, and our priorities. We have brought them very much into the loop as far as what our goals are. We figured that the more they know about our company, the more they can help us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SEO Services for Advertising Company

"Their core values align with ours—we can trust them as partners."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft provides ongoing SEO services to a company with several individual sites. They consolidate URLs, restructure existing pages, and manage paid-search campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bob Rothenberg
CMO, eLocal
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The SEO efforts have supported a substantial growth in traffic and customers for the business. As a team, NextLeft has been open and honest about their capabilities, fostering a sense of transparency in the engagement. They’re approachable and willing to go beyond the original scope.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CMO of eLocal, a pay-per-lead generation company. We generate calls and leads for home service providers such as legal, medical, autobody professional, etc. We have several vertical sites for each business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with [XYZ Company]?

Our company is over ten years old, and we hadn’t adapted to keep up with Google’s changing algorithms so our SEO ranking had been dropping with time. We hadn’t dedicated time to optimizing our various sites and had recently acquired 10 companies, so we hired NextLeft to help consolidate our multiple URLs and grow our SEO baseline.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re currently in the first year of the engagement and NextLeft is implementing all the SEO basics. They support us in various ways, including establishing h1 tags and consolidating our URLs. Along with this, they launched B2B paid search campaigns. Additionally, NextLeft provides content and link building services. They’re restructuring our pages and improving the categorization of the sites.

We recently acquired several businesses and NextLeft is assessing their brands. Each of the newly gained companies has an established online footprint and dedicated audience. We’ll potentially be expanding the project scope to include SEO for these businesses.

What is the team composition?

We have a project lead who handles the daily tasks. NextLeft provides experts from various areas depending on the need. Our main point of contact is available throughout the project and supports many of the paid search efforts. The principal of the company is also involved on a regular basis.

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

I reached out to several companies who I had worked with in the past or whose reputation I respected. I chose NextLeft because of their skill, proven deliverables, and adaptability. They were willing to take a flexible approach to our budget and scope.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2018 and the engagement in ongoing. We started with a one year contract but we’ll likely be extending it once we figure out the scope of the next stage.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve seen a big turnaround in the direction of our business. Before the engagement, our traffic and engagement were declining. They stabilized once we began working with NextLeft and are now doubling. Our revenue is also increasing significantly from their efforts.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

NextLeft provides top-notch responsiveness and transparency. We can always easily reach senior management at any stage in the project. They provide clear communication on cost, timelines, and results.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their core values align with ours—we can trust them as partners. They’re accessible and communicative. We know that they’ll follow through on everything they promise with a quick turnaround.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Though this will come with time, expanding their team would help broaden their reach and resources. Throughout our engagement, they’ve already increased their paid-search staffing so we know they’re actively working on growing.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take advantage of the resources they offer. Don’t be afraid of tapping into the depth of their talent or asking the senior members for their insight.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SEO Partnership with Marketing Consultancy

"They really try and understand the business goal rather than just doing keyword research mechanically."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft provides ongoing SEO consulting and premium link-building services using proprietary software and in-depth digital research techniques for a consumer electronics company.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Owner, Marketing Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NextLeft has repeatedly demonstrated their impact on page rankings and has quadrupled web traffic in 18 months. They offer rigorous methodology and responsive service that is unrivaled in the industry.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My company is a one-man show. I’m the President and only employee of an SEO and website usability consultancy, but I also do business writing and some general business consulting to do with e-commerce in the consumer electronics field.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NextLeft?

I use NextLeft as my primary third-party provider for SEO services and consulting. I typically do the SEO work myself on smaller SEO project, but for very large clients, and particularly for premium link-building, I’m the intermediary. I manage the SEO program for the company and liaise with NextLeft and others if necessary.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We don’t do any SEM; that’s not my area of expertise. I do technical SEO, particularly on-page element optimization and premium link-building programs. I give NextLeft 100% of my premium link-building work. They provide me with a monthly report, and I dumb it down to an executive summary so it makes sense to my clients.

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

I’ve been working with their predecessor company, which went out of business about a year ago. Before the SEO part of the company was purchased by that predecessor, company, it was a startup that I worked with back in 2007 or 2008. I worked with them for SEO work in all their iterations ever since. My connection with them goes way back.

How much have you invested with NextLeft?

My average client would spend about $18,000 per year, and 100% the premium link-building income goes to NextLeft.

What is the status of this engagement?

I began working with them in 2008 and I have no plans to stop working with them. I was worried about the transition to NextLeft when the predecessor company folded, but they took all their reporting structures and methodologies for premium link-building over to NextLeft with them and it’s been completely seamless.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

You can really tell how effective their work is. We’ve had various degrees of success with different projects and different clients, but to give you an example, I invested in a small boutique loudspeaker company that was founded 25 years ago by a close friend of mine. Because of the electronics industry consolidating in big box retail, a lot of the mom and pop electronics stores are drying up and going away. So I recapitalized the company and they asked me to be the CEO. We reinvented the company as a web-only business. We fired all of our distributors, canceled our rep contracts and built an extranet for our dealers to buy at dealer costs directly from the company. And then after about six months, we opened a direct-to-consumer e-commerce site. We didn’t have any money to spend on SEO, so I went to NextLeft and we put together a program. We almost quadrupled our web traffic in an 18-month period with nothing other than SEO and premium link-building.

And that’s not even the most successful program we had. My biggest client right now is a brick-and-mortar retailer that dominates their tiny market of audio, video, and electronics, but they also have a website that’s been around since 2001 or 2002. They have an excellent site. I’ve been working with them on premium link-building for 2.5 years. I basically run their entire SEO program. They’ve increased their page rankings and visibility massively. They’re a tiny company in terms of employees, but they’re ahead of Best Buy in some categories in terms of page rankings on critical electronics keywords. We’ve taken them from nothing, no keyword ranking on the front page, to about 40 keywords on the front page and a couple dozen in the top three rankings. The owner of the company is ecstatic with the results of both my services and NextLeft’s.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve dealt with a number of different companies as a client, and NextLeft is in the 90th percentile in terms of responsiveness. Their monthly reports are very helpful in terms of communicating progress to my clients.

What did you find most impressive about NextLeft?

There are two reasons why we’ve been so successful with them. The first is that they really try and understand the business goal rather than just doing keyword research mechanically. Second, they have really good systems in place. They have very sophisticated software that analyzes hundreds of thousands of sites for Google authority score, and then when they identify them they actually have a team of people that goes in and manually ranks pages for authority, and contacts the webmasters of those sites in person to select the pages and the premium outgoing links from their site. They also work on anchor text and stuff like that, and that level of detail and that hybrid approach with sophisticated proprietary software plus actual human interaction – it’s why they’re so successful.

Are there any areas NextLeft could improve?

This is totally understandable, but they rely a lot on the automated system that they use for reporting. I’m digging deep to find a negative, but if I had to pick something, I would say that more times than I’m happy with, there have been some technical errors in the reports that they missed before they presented them to me. But that’s really nitpicky.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with NextLeft?

I trust the people at NextLeft, so I always recommend that when my clients engage with NextLeft that they be completely open with their data, particularly in the electronics industry. There’s the parochialism that exists where people are very hesitant to share any data. In most industries, everybody’s partnering with everybody else and data is very open, but the electronics industry is very close-mouthed with it comes to sharing data. I’ve encouraged all of my clients that they way to be effective with a company like NextLeft is to give them access to your dashboards and Google Analytics and let them see the good with the bad. They’ll do a better job.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SEO for Transportation Corporation

"NextLeft is a trusted consultant when it comes to planning and making decisions."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NextLeft provides content creation and keyword optimization work for two brands, and also conducts promotional plans and social influencer outreach to maximize impact.

The Reviewer
 
1001 - 5000 employees
 
San Diego, California Area
Director of Digital Strategy, Transportation Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NextLeft has presented very impactful research to guide the client's digital marketing strategy in a new, effective direction. They are creative and independent.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an umbrella company for a number of worldwide logistics businesses.

I am the SEO [search engine optimization] and content manager of the group. I am also the product owner for all customer-facing web assets, as well as internal customer tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NextLeft?

We needed help gaining visibility for 2 of our brands.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NextLeft has provided consulting around keyword targeting and content development. They've developed promotional plans and performed research around customer personas and prevailing search trends. NextLeft is also constantly link building for us. Whenever we undergo large content campaigns, NextLeft provides influencer outreach services for us.

How did you come to work with NextLeft?

We had been working with another agency in San Diego. After it went bankrupt, a part of the team we were using went to NextLeft. My primary decision making factor was the level of trust we'd gained in those resources; they knew our account. I also liked the idea of working with a smaller agency, one which would not relegate us to low-level coordinators.

How much have you invested with NextLeft?

The cost of NextLeft's services for 2017 will be between $150,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with NextLeft at the beginning of 2016. We have an ongoing contract, which was renewed for all of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I don't have any specific feedback around our results. There is a level of internal bureaucracy which keeps us from posting big numbers, but NextLeft has done an amazing job with the research presented to us. Our ability to turn that around and shake the earth with it is limited, but since engaging with NextLeft, they've guided us in the right direction in terms of trends. NextLeft is a trusted consultant when it comes to planning and making decisions. They've helped underscore our plans moving forward.

How did NextLeft perform from a project management standpoint?

I've enjoyed working with a small team. We've gotten a lot of value out of the brainstorming with NextLeft because of their small scale.

What did you find most impressive about NextLeft?

My main contact from NextLeft is their VP, who knows SEO as well as her counterparts. Whenever we hop on a call, we can obtain a lot more perspective from NextLeft's team than from other agencies whose principals only act as go-betweens.

Are there any areas NextLeft could improve?

Not that I can tell.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with NextLeft?

Because of NextLeft's ability, as a small team, to be reactive, creative, and collaborative, potential clients should give them as much autonomy as possible. Giving NextLeft the freedom to create will yield more from the team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    NextLeft manages its resources and timeline very well. They also manage me well.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    NextLeft is entirely reasonable, especially given the location and level of challenge. They've been transparent when it comes to the cost structure.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don't know what perfection looks like, but NextLeft's work has held up to our standards. We trust them inherently.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
California
ID
201606010093
Date of Formation
Feb 26, 2016
Last Updated
Mar 1, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Apr 5, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
6
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
November 25, 2019