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Fueled by ideas, expertise and dedication, we create solutions to prepare our clients for what is next and use artificial & behavioral intelligence layered into your strategy for optimal engagement.

We seek to understand your digital structure and framework alongside your operational practice, and the solutions required in the long and short term. Our sweet spot lies in understanding how our clients monetize either their brand or service. From that, we create impactful strategies that further enhance their digital landscape

 
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10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Belmar, NJ
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
Surf Taco, Faherty Brand, Chefs International, Marina Grille, Monmouth University, Woodhaven, Mamoun's Falafel, Windmill Hot Dogs, New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC), Jersey Mike's Subs, Rutgers, Oak Hill Academy, Brookdale, Penn Graduate School of Education, Liberty Helicopters.

When ENAfocus came to us, they were interested in completely rebranding their company. With that said, this leading business in the IBM sector needed a new identity. Starting from scratch, we crafted a brand with cohesive elements that were carried throughout the typography, brand colors, logo, and tone. A new design direction sparked a streamlined user flow that simply directs users to exactly what they are looking for.

When Custom Video Production came to us, they were looking to enhance their digital presence and accurately target their customer base. Our team was able to increase all rankings through our SEO strategies.

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Digital Advertising for Restaurant Group

“They’re evolving with the products, trends, and algorithms that are constantly changing in their industry.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks targeted several broad demographics in their efforts to create a digital presence for a restaurant group using Facebook Ads. Recently, they’ve extended their services to PPC work on Google.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Marketing Director, Restaurant Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s services proved to be helpful to sales after one of their campaigns led to a 16% increase in revenue over the previous year. Experienced and empathetic, they learned about the company and suggested areas for improvement in campaign efforts. Their audience segmentation skills added value.

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 marketing director of a restaurant group that operates 12 properties. We run 11 restaurants and one event venue.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semgeeks?

We didn’t have much of a digital presence: our websites were outdated, and we lacked digital strategy. I started working with their company on website work and PPC strategy.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with Facebook advertising. There’s something for everyone with our restaurants, so it was challenging designating an audience to target. They worked with us on crafting messaging for our several different target audiences, providing us with direction on how to find them and how to use our budget to engage them with our content. In that effort, we tested content with different audiences to get our name in front of as many people as possible in the most effective way. We’ve recently started with PPC efforts through Google.  

What is the team composition?

There were likely about eight people working on our projects, between our website work and PPC.

How did you come to work with Semgeeks?

When I first started at the company, they were the existing vendor. I know they received good referrals locally to organically catch our attention.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $30,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

 The project started in November 2017, and our work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Audience segmentation was a real benefit to working with them. They were good at keeping an eye on campaign performance and making recommendations along the way, so we could maximize our dollars. In terms of metrics, our sales come in waves in this industry, so it can be difficult to pinpoint one thing that demonstrates their impact. 

However, we do a March Madness campaign to encourage people to come to our establishments to watch games. We noticed a 16% increase over last year when there had been little to no advertising. So, they were able to identify and build an audience of people who enjoy college basketball that helped us draw customers in.  

How did Semgeeks perform from a project management standpoint?

They are clear with communicating expectations and accurate with their timelines. Their team is particularly knowledgeable in their field, so they’re always providing us with best practices or a solid strain of logic to inform what we’re doing. If there was anything I was unfamiliar with, they explained why we needed to take action to ensure everyone was on the same page.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re always learning and growing. If they have new knowledge to share, they’re willing to jump in and try something new. They’re evolving with the products, trends, and algorithms that are constantly changing in their industry. It’s been great to rely on them for that inside information on Google and the digital market. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything at this time. We’ve only scratched the surface in terms of their capabilities based on our needs. I know that they’re capable of much more. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They laid the foundation of our project plan, and there were no surprises. Their team can handle it.

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

Web Design & Logo for Health & Safety Consultant

"…it was very helpful to have a patient, understanding partner to figure out what I needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - May 2018
Project summary: 

Semgeeks built a Wix website and designed a logo for a newly created safety consulting firm. The website features information about services provided, a blog, and a contact section. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Marlton, New Jersey
John Suter
Principal, Assured Health & Safety Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has been in business for one year and attributes part of that success to Semgeeks’ web work. The team delivered a simple, high-quality website and logo on time and at reasonable costs. Throughout the process, they stayed in communication and navigated business needs with ease.

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 principal and owner of Assured Health & Safety Solutions. We’re a health and safety consultancy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semgeeks?

We’re a new business, so I needed a logo and a website. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I first showed Semgeeks some websites of similar businesses in my industry and at the same size. That way, they had an idea of what safety consultants do, including the type of work and specialties within the industry, and could organize my website appropriately. Semgeeks took the project from there.

The website—built in Wix—is more informational than transactional. People can learn more about my services, read my blog, and contact me through the site.

What is the team composition?

Pete (Marketing Director, Semgeeks) is my main contact to get information about what I was looking for and to exchange edits back and forth. There’s a person who put the website together, a graphic designer who worked on the logo, and the accounts payable person for billing. 

How did you come to work with Semgeeks?

Being a brand-new business, I didn’t know what was needed and what to look for. I knew I wanted a third-party provider to make my logo and website in order to make my company look professional and larger than a one-person operation. 

My daughter knew the team at Semgeeks and recommended them to me. I considered a few other companies based on who other people in the safety consulting business had used. However, Semgeeks stood out to me because they were positioned to work with my needs as a small business owner and not lose me in the shuffle.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $4,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from February until May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I started with no business, facing the costs that every startup has to pay to get started. Now, we’ve been in business for over a year with a positive cash flow, and I’m earning a decent enough salary to continue doing it. That’s a testament to Semgeeks’ work in getting me visibility. I’ve gotten lots of compliments from people praising my website and given lots of referrals to industry peers asking who did it.

How did Semgeeks perform from a project management standpoint?

Semgeeks was really easy to work with. They were laid-back but also serious about getting things done and looking professional. We communicated via email. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The ease of working with Semgeeks impressed me the most. They’re extremely responsive and quick to understand our requests. As someone who never started a business before, it was very helpful to have a patient, understanding partner to figure out what I needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of.

Any advice for potential customers?

In general, when working with any outside partner, be specific about your needs. However, Semgeeks was able to understand my business and what I needed even when I couldn’t put it into words. Still, providing details is helpful for any relationship with a contractor.

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
    I did recommend Semgeeks to a few other people already.

Digital Marketing for Sandwich Company

"They take the time to understand the unique buyer personas per location..." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks built a web portal to improve internal efficiency surrounding HR tasks. Currently, they provide social media marketing to drive in-store traffic and execute remarketing campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
Multi-franchise Owner, Sandwich Shop
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Online brand awareness and foot traffic have both increased thanks to Semgeeks’ work. Their smooth project management and commitment to understanding end-customer personas are noteworthy. Customers can expect a comprehensive digital partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

At our sandwich shop, we offer a sub above – one that’s measured in more than inches or seconds ‘til served. We carefully consider every aspect of what we do – every slice, every sandwich, every store. We provide our customers with sustenance and substance too. I'm a Multi-franchise Owner

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire this vendor?

Digital marketing, PPC, and social, web design, and web development

What were your goals for this project?

We approached Semgeeks seeking a comprehensive digital marketing and branding strategy for individual franchises. the partnership was twofold: 

  1. promote new franchises and increase in-store traffic
  2. develop a portal for potential and current employees to log into for application, scheduling, and other company services
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

through due diligence

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Web development: It began with the website. Franchisees needed an area to keep Human Resources affairs in order, so we developed a website that also served as a login portal for potential and current employees. This login portal allows us to keep track of new hire applications and manage employee schedules, the policy guide, and more.

Social: We created a social marketing promotion plan to build individual franchises’ following on Facebook and increase in-store traffic. The campaign encouraged users to share exclusive offers with their social media followers. Each franchise that ran the promo saw anywhere from 750–1,500 in-store transactions from the social marketing campaign. These hyper-targeted campaigns around individual franchise locations allowed marketing dollars to be tracked in the most effective way.

Creative: To complete our full digital approach, we utilized PPC marketing campaigns to increase in-store traffic, and ultimately, our bottom line. Working on Google’s Display Network, we showed visually engaging banner ads to a targeted demographic, enticing them with coupons and offers to get them into the store. For those who didn’t convert at first, they continued to see our brand message in front of them on a multitude of other websites through the power of remarketing. Staying top of mind to customers helped our franchises increase brand awareness and boost ROI.

What was the team composition?

The team is their greatest strength and they continue to answer every challenge with innovation.  it is impressive to watch them work the problem.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

With our updates to the website, we have a more effective and user-friendly system to approach onboarding and business management. Our social media campaigns not only expanded our online presence, but it also brought new customers to our franchises and inspired them to return. Semgeeks’ integrated approach helped a multitude of our franchises become one of the most recognized brands in the U.S.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it? Did you use any specific project management tools?

Project management is one of their core principles of success and is well balanced throughout each client engagement

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They take the time to understand the unique buyer personas per location and operational profit center to layout a strategy of solutions for the long and short term.

Are there any areas where they could improve?

No

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

Web Development for Infrastructure Management Software Firm

“They helped us establish a leading brand name in our industry.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks developed, maintained, and enhanced the website for a software firm. They oversee SEO and ad management, and they create content for the site and for marketing campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Somerset, New Jersey
James Cerwinski
VP Marketing and Product Management, Sunbird Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site is highly visible, and the brand’s name recognition improved greatly throughout the partnership. Semgeeks set clear objectives and met all their requirements. They are flexible design experts who offer fair pricing and fruitful strategies.

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 vice president of marketing and product management for a global software company. We develop products to help manage data center infrastructure, power, and cooling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semgeeks?

We were a new company, and we needed to gain brand recognition. We wanted to build out a new self-service website that would attract traffic and convert that traffic into leads.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used them to create, maintain, and enhance our website. They also work on SEO and our ad management. I think the site is built in Drupal. It's designed to accommodate customer learning and buying processes. It has information about our services, and we have videos and other useful content on the site. Semgeeks did a tremendous amount of keyword research, and they scrub all our content to make it easy to read and optimized for web searches. They also manage our ad copy and landing pages.

What is the team composition?

We have a primary account contact for all our work, and we work with subject matter experts in SEM, SEO, and web development.

How did you come to work with Semgeeks?

They responded to an RFP. We compared three companies, and Semgeeks scored the highest among them.

How much have you invested with them?

I would guess we spend about $10,000 a year on their services. In total, we've probably spent around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The collaboration started when we were still a part of our parent company. We began the partnership around February 2012, and we've worked with them independently since 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us establish a leading brand name in our industry. Within four years, we went from almost no name recognition to a highly visible brand with a lot of site traffic.

How did Semgeeks perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very good project managers. They lay out all the objectives, give us their project plan, and meet all their requirements. I receive a file of all their outputs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their design expertise, their ability to meet deadlines, and their flexibility all stand out. They're also reasonably priced.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything they should do differently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Establish clear, measurable objectives to achieve your goals. Once they understand those objectives, they will propose a strategy to meet your needs.

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

Branding & Website Upgrade for IT Company

"I was pleased by the combination of professionalism and creativity shown by the Semgeeks staff."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - July 2019
Project summary: 

Semgeeks provided branding services. They recreated a website and designed a logo from scratch. The team also provided an email signature and other marketing materials.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Wall Township, New Jersey
Nick Manatos
President, ENAfocus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers and partners have praised the new website. Semgeeks excelled at crafting a vision and then delivering excellent results. They had a seamless collaboration style, and company leadership consistently participated in the workflow. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

ENAfocus is an IBM Business Partner assisting organizations with their systems and software development efforts by leveraging IBM Rational products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Semgeeks?

We hired Semgeeks to do a complete overhaul of our ENAfocus website as well as coming up with a new logo and accompanying materials such as an email signature and marketing materials.

What were your goals for this project?

To dramatically improve the look and feel of our website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Semgeeks is well known and highly regarded on the Jersey shore where ENAfocus is located. They are the best of the best.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Semgeeks helped us come up with a new logo as well as completely redid our website. We provided them with our initial thoughts as to how we would like to be seen by our customers and partners and Semgeeks took the ball and ran with it from there. They did a phenomenal job helping to come up with a vision and then executing on that vision.

What was the team composition?

We were helped throughout the project by approximately 5-8 people. The assistance was seamless across staff members. They must have excellent communication internally as I never felt like I had to re-educate anyone on what was previously discussed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our new website was launched in early July and we have received rave reviews from many customers as well as partners.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We were helped throughout the project by approximately 5-8 people. The assistance was seamless across staff members. They must have excellent communication internally as I never felt like I had to re-educate anyone on what was previously discussed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Semgeeks did a phenomenal job right from the start. My already high expectations were exceeded at the initial kick off meeting. I was pleased by the combination of professionalism and creativity shown by the Semgeeks staff. It was also a nice touch to have the company's CEO join and be an active participant each step of the way.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None. Truly none at all. We were thrilled across the board.

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 & PPC for Pain Management & Sports Medicine Rehab

"They have a team of patient professionals with the knowledge and flexibility to solve problems."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks managed and monitored SEO and PPC efforts for a New Jersey rehabilitation center for pain management and sports medicine. They also handled email automation.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Belleville, New Jersey
Stephanie Sassola
Marketing Consultant, Jersey Rehab
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since engaging with the team, there's been an increase in both web traffic and new patients admitted to all four rehab locations. Their professional, considerate approach to the project made them successful and efficient in their collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the Marketing Consultant of a medical group of Physiatrists (PM&R) specializing in non-surgical treatments for chronic and acute pain management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Semgeeks?

Digital Marketing and web strategies.

What were your goals for this project?

Increase new patients for two new office locations and continue to engage existing patients.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through speaker at a seminar on increasing your profile on Linkedin and various searches online.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

SEMGeeks’ provides Jersey Rehab Pain Management Sports Medicine with a digital marketing strategy that will enhance our brand while increasing revenue/ROI using a full multi channel strategy. The focus is primarily on increasing new patients at our 2 newer locations.

SEMGeeks will look to collaborate with Jersey Rehab on a consistent basis for feedback on all ongoing deliverables listed in the scope of work, as well as additional strategy recommendations we will be providing during the project that we feel will further enhance these tactics.

Strategy:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • Onsite optimization
    • Content writing
    • Link building
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC)
    • Defining target personas
    • Landing page design
    • Google Ads
      • Retargeting, behavioral targeting
        • Facebook
        • Retargeting, behavioral retargeting
  • Social Media Management
  • Email Automation/Management
    • Data capture
    • Behavior based triggered emails
    • Audience segmentation 

Action Items:

  •  Google Ads Keyword Search Ads
  • Google Ads Remarketing
  • Google Display Network/Contextual Placement
  • Facebook/Instagram Ads Optimizations
  • Bid adjustments (keyword, location, device, demographic)
  • Ad copy analysis and refresh
    • Split-testing
  • Search term analysis and negative keyword research/ additions
  • Landing page behavior analysis
  • Budget monitoring (run rate analysis)
  • Tracking pixel checks and tests Reporting
  • Weekly KPI reports
  • Weekly update calls for the first month
    • Moves to bi-weekly or monthly after initial month
  • Overall campaign metrics are sent out monthly
    • Separate analytical reports (weekly or biweekly) can be scheduled at the client’s discretion
  • Quarterly, monthly, or more frequent campaign progress calls can be initiated at client’s discretion

What was the team composition?

SEO, PPC, Website Maintenance, Social Media, Email Management

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Overall increase in website traffic and new patient intake in all 4 locations, not just the 2 new offices.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent. SEMgeeks was very mindful of the fact that they were dealing with a medical practice and the doctors 1st priority are their patients. They were very professional and flexible while moving the project forward.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a team of patient professionals with the knowledge and flexibility to solve problems. Also love their GeekSpeak series and Digital Marketing Conference to help educate and inspire!

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

Web Dev & Digital Marketing for Helicopter Provider

“The team is readily available and accommodating of last-minute needs.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

They developed a WordPress site for a helicopter provider, implementing Checkfront and a chatbot. They maintain the site and execute digital marketing services, including PPC, SMM, SEO, and content creation.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Chief Communications & Corporate Development Officer, Helicopter Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The user-friendly site has garnered positive feedback, while the chatbot helps reduce bounce rate and tailored social media posts reach the intended target audience. Accommodating and client-oriented, Semgeeks oversees initiatives from start to finish and resolves backend issues with ease.

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 chief communications and corporate development officer for a helicopter provider based in NYC. We do sightseeing tours and have a 300-mile-radius charter service.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semgeeks?

We hired Semgeeks to manage our digital and social media marketing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Semgeeks developed our WordPress site and integrated Checkfront. They also implemented a chatbot service. The team now maintains the site, which is our e-commerce platform as well as marketing hub and landing page for most of our clients.

Semgeeks develops ads and runs our PPC campaigns. They oversee our social media outpouring on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. They provide SEO, ensuring that we appear in Google searches and manage our rankings on sites like TripAdvisor and Expedia. The team tracks our marketing results and makes changes as needed. They also create all of our content.

What is the team composition?

Olivia (Account Strategist, Semgeeks) is our main point of contact. We work with 6–7 other team members.

How did you come to work with Semgeeks?

When I joined my company, they had already signed Semgeeks onto a year-long contract.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

My company began working with Semgeeks in November 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website is very good. They completed it in a reasonable timeframe, and the design was very well orchestrated. The chatbot ensures that our bounce rate is low. Also, by tailoring social media posts, they target influencers and groups, and we’ve seen a lot of positive results from that.

Users often comment on how easy the website is to use. They appreciate the customer service. A lot of backend issues arise with Checkfront, but Semgeeks does a great job of getting around those; their webmaster comes up with creative solutions.

How did Semgeeks perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve worked with several other marketing and PR teams, and I’ve never had a liaison as intuitive, knowledgeable, and organized as Olivia. She oversees initiatives from creation to implementation to tracking the results. She’s one of the best professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

The team is readily available and accommodating of last-minute needs. They work with us to change initiatives or provide recommendations if certain plans aren’t going as intended. We communicate via email and weekly calls.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They maintain a “the client is always right” mentality. They’ve never been combative; even when we express our opinions, they’re respectful and work with us to solve problems. When you give them a website initiative, they follow up and work with other parties to complete it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they do a really good job with everything.

Any advice for potential customers?

Be ready for a partner that can take pretty much any marketing function and come up with a solution, while being attentive and organized along the way.

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

Web Development for HR Firm

"Above all their professionalism and expertise stand out."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks developed a website for an HR organizational development firm. Their team also managed the client's online presence to increase visibility.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Morganville, New Jersey
John McNamara
Founder & CEO, McNamara & Associates, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has led to a 15% increase in business over three years as well as tripling the number of inquiries received. Semgeeks' communicative team continuously follows up, leading to a steady workflow. They create visually stunning websites within a short timeframe.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Founder/CEO of a HR, Organizational Development Firm that caters to Fortune 500 Companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Semgeeks?

To develop a website and manage our online presence campaign.

What were your goals for this project?

To increase awareness of our company and services. Additionally, to have a user-friendly website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After interviewing a number of firms, SEMgeeks stood out for their professionalism, cost and quality services.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed a very eye appealing and user friendly website that clearly outlined our services to the consumer. There is a very interactive component to the site.

What was the team composition?

There were 6 dedicated people on the Project Team. Each person had a specific area of expertise. They were all very professional and easy to work with. Deliverables always seemed ahead of deadline.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

As a result of SEMgeek's commitment to assisting us in gaining a wide ranging online presence, our business has grown 15% over the past 3 years. The number of inquiries into our services has tripled.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Project Team was developed based on our needs and ensuring the right people, with the right set of skills were assigned.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The ongoing communication, ongoing follow up, ability to meet tight deadlines. Above all their professionalism and expertise stand out. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

I cannot think of any areas for improvement, based on my interaction with SEMgeeks.

5.0
Overall Score Outstanding company!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always available when we called for any reason.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Exceptional cost v. quality of work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Outstanding end product!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely best Website Development company that I have worked with over the past 25 years.

Website Development for Real Estate Company

"The team at Semgeeks provided excellent communication throughout the entire project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Semgeeks developed a new website for a real estate agent. The site generates leads, highlights reviews, and provides customers with contact information. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Marlton, New Jersey
Kevin Joyce
Realtor Associate, Kevin Joyce Real Estate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Semgeeks' efforts have increased lead conversion by 20%. The website is high-quality and sets the client apart from competitors. They consistently excel in project management and responsiveness.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Kevin Joyce Real Estate (under ARC Real Estate LLC). I'm a licensed real estate salesperson in NJ and PA, proudly serving the greater Philadelphia area, South Jersey, and the Jersey Shore. Utilizing the latest Real Estate techniques in market inventory analysis, technology and marketing to deliver clients with proven, data-driven results.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Semgeeks?

Website development

What were your goals for this project?

Professional website for highlighting reviews, professional bio and lead generation.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

SEMGEEKS is well known for its high quality and value for website development.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

SEMGEEKS developed KevinJoyce.com.

What was the team composition?

SEMGEEKS web building team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

In the saturated business of real estate a professional, high-quality website is a must, even for individual sales agents. It sets you apart from apart. My lead conversion rate went up approximately 20% after the website was up. The website is consistent with the professional services I provide and is a way for prospective clients to validate it.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team at Semgeeks provided excellent communication throughout the entire project. The communication wasn't overbearing and was exactly the right amount to not impact my day to day operations, but get the job done right.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Quality and price were both high and it was completed ahead of schedule. Normally you hear you will have to sacrifice one or two for the third. Not the case with SEMGEEKS. They quoted under the competition and in my opinion, delivered a higher quality product than competitors would have in a shorter period of time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There were none. 

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 and Web Design for Mortgage Company

"They always meet or exceed our expectations in terms of deliverables."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SEMGeeks developed a new website, managed a PPC campaign, and assisted with the client's SEO and marketing efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New Jersey
Christian Pepe
Partner, First Equity Mortgage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SEMGeeks is consistently proactive, organized, and on the cutting edge. The client now captures key search terms and has a comprehensive understanding of SEO and other best practices.

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 one of the partners of First Equity Mortgage. It is a licensed residential mortgage company located in New Jersey.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SEMGeeks?

We were really looking for help with our online presence from an overall marketing standpoint. We were also developing an online platform to generate business leads from people searching for mortgage-related products online.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SEMGeeks provided 3 services for us.  First, they helped us fully develop our company website. The one that we had was really not that great; it was not that up-to-date. They overhauled the whole thing and created a new site. From a branding and marketing perspective, they really gave us a fresh, updated look. The new site really explained all the products and services that we offered.

Additionally, SEMGeeks helped us with 2 online campaigns to generate business. One was to help us manage our PPC campaign. It was a campaign for homeowners or potential homeowners that were searching online in New Jersey for loan programs. They helped run banner ads so that people would find our site and our information.

SEMGeeks also helped us through some SEO marketing, allowing us to gain a presence on Google. For example, if somebody searched for a renovation loan in New Jersey, they got us. For certain terms like that, we were showing number one on Google organically, meaning we didn't have to pay for it. The PPC and the SEO marketing was really what they did from a lead standpoint.

How did you come to work with SEMGeeks?

I don't remember exactly, but I know it was definitely a referral. It might have been that one of our employees knew SEMGeeks personally. That person probably heard good things about them from other companies who had used them.

Initially, we had come across a couple of companies in our search. A couple of people had recommended SEMGeeks while somebody else recommended another company. We had several conversations with SEMGeeks and we felt really comfortable with them. They were able to answer a lot of our questions appropriately. It was a little tricky because a lot of this was language that we didn't really understand. SEO marketing and pay per click were all really new to us. SEMGeeks helped explain all the different channels and way you can market yourself in a really comprehensive way. That's what got us really most comfortable with them.

How much have you invested with SEMGeeks?

We probably paid $10,000 to $15,000 for the website. In the past 2 years, we spend an additional $1,500 to $2,000 on a monthly basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We're still working with them on certain things. The development the website was a one-time project. I've got to be honest; I don't remember exactly when it was that they did that. If I had to guess, I would say they did that work about 2 years ago. We've continued to use for SEO marketing and PPC since then. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The fact that we've continued to use them speaks volumes. I probably couldn't give you exact numbers off the top of my head, but we were very happy. They definitely delivered the results. For the SEO campaign, we showed up exactly where they said that we would. They got us to number one on Google searches.

We get monthly reports from them for both campaigns. The reports show all the statistics, where we ranked the previous month, where we rank now, and where they intend to have us ranked.  For PPC, they would show us  a breakdown of the cost per click and conversion rates. We could actually see a lead come through and things like that. They had definitely met our barometer, I would say.

How did SEMGeeks perform from a project management standpoint?

Now we're in the stage where what they're doing isn't deadline-oriented. But any time we wanted to kick off a new campaign, they would always immediately send out meeting invites. SEMGeeks would get everybody on the same page and do a call with all the necessary people from their side. They are always available.

With the website, they laid out a very specific deadline. They explained how long it would take to get it all done. If there were any delays, they were probably more on our end as SEMGeeks needed certain content from us to build out the site. When they got what they asked for, they moved everything along according to schedule.

What did you find most impressive about SEMGeeks?

I had zero understanding of online marketing or lead generation. They fully educated me and kept us up to speed. They're very much on the cutting edge of technology, what's working and what's not working. They take feedback very well. Anytime I needed to say, “I don't know if this is working,” or “We're not satisfied with this,” they always took it seriously. Other times, they would show us, through statistics that things were working. If it wasn't, they were always willing to go back to the drawing board and revisit things. Then they're just very proactive. They invited us to a meeting the week after next to touch base on our overall satisfaction. We’ll talk about the different campaigns we're running and if there's anything we think should be changed.

Are there any areas SEMGeeks could improve?

I don't think so, to be honest.

5.0
Overall Score I'm really happy with everything that they've done.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Any time we suggested a meeting, they were always able to work with our schedule and get something onboard as soon as possible.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The website was a little more expensive than I initially thought it would be, but I definitely was very satisfied with the end product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always meet or exceed our expectations in terms of deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them to other people and will continue to do so.