Dream big. Grow your revenue with expert SEO.

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At Sure Oak, we’re on a mission to empower people to reach their full potential and live their wildest dreams. We make it happen through SEO. 

 

Our full-service SEO firm offers unparalleled expertise along with proprietary growth strategies to get businesses ranking higher and growing faster. Our highly specialized services — everything from content optimization to premium link building — generate real results by helping to increase online visibility and organic traffic. 

 

Algorithm changes will come and go, but our holistic approach to SEO is a sure thing. We constantly improve, explore, adapt, and expand to earn our clients the visibility it takes to increase their conversions. That’s why big and small brands alike trust us to help them achieve what every business wants: sustainable growth.

 

Sure Oak believes in bold dreamers and the power of a connected world to make big ideas a reality. For us, every day is an opportunity to empower people to lead fulfilling lives with our proven strategies. Get excited. It’s time to dream big.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Brooklyn, NY
headquarters
  • 81 Prospect St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Mercedes-Benz, American Red Cross, Mayflower, United Van Lines, Milk Bar, Bivvy, Earnest, The Doe, The Gap, Advance Auto Parts, Shoe Carnival, Exact Data, Noodle — and a lot of smaller clients that we appreciate just as much.

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773% Increase in Traffic and 29X the Number of Referring Domains for Bivvy

The Client: Bivvy

The Problem: Bivvy, a growing pet insurance provider, had just recently launched when they began work with Sure Oak. Bivvy was looking to rank for several keywords in order to help pet owners find them on Google. Bivvy focused on improving its on-page SEO and Sure Oak provided support with its link building services.

The Solution: 

Bivvy did what we would recommend for any business with a
new website: invest early. A website is just like any other business asset; the more you put into it upfront, the better off you’ll be in the long run. From a link building perspective, this was an ideal situation.

For one, we didn’t have to worry as much about removing links that were hurting Bivvy’s domain authority — links from websites with a really low domain authority or that have recently received a Google penalty, for example.

In addition, sometimes websites will write a blog post that ends up generating the bulk of the website’s traffic. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a healthy link profile means a well-rounded link profile, and that means links to the homepage and other important pages on the website, not just a single blog post.

But, with Bivvy, we were able to build a comprehensive, high-quality backlink profile from the beginning.

Initially, we focused on building links first to the pages that carry the most authority. For a lot of websites, those pages include the homepage and possibly an about page or a specific service page. For Bivvy, it was the homepage and a page explaining how they were different from their competitors.

After generating backlinks to those pages, we shifted our focus to gaining links for several blog posts on Bivvy’s website. These posts included topics like, “How To Go Social: Group Activities for Your Pet,” “Dogs: the Ultimate Discount Gym Membership” and “How to Pamper Your Pet on a Budget.”

From Google’s perspective, these types of links show that Bivvy is a thought leader in the pet insurance industry and that they create high-quality content that’s valuable to users learning about pet insurance.

The Results: In only a few months, Bivvy’s number of referring domains increased by 2,800%, which helped more than double its domain authority to 30, up from only 14 when Sure Oak began link building.

“Since our backlink work started with Sure Oak, we’ve seen a jump in many branded and non-branded keywords and a lift in our Ahrefs ranking. We value the work that Sure Oak has done, and continues to do, on our behalf!” - Bivvy 

How Sure Oak SEO Got AdvancePoint Capital More Than 4X the Number of Leads From Organic Search Image

How Sure Oak SEO Got AdvancePoint Capital More Than 4X the Number of Leads From Organic Search

The Client: AdvancePoint Capital

The Problem: AdvancePoint Capital, a loan alternative company, struggled to find the right SEO agency while also investing heavily in PPC. Wanting to focus on achieving organic results and compete with industry titans, AdvancePoint Capital turned to Sure Oak for SEO. 

The Solution: Due to the competitiveness of the business loan

industry, a comprehensive SEO strategy was the primary way to increase AdvancePoint Capital’s visibility in search engines. Existing pages on the site needed to be re-optimized, new pages targeted at previously unexplored high-volume, low-competition keywords needed to be created and the site needed more high-quality authoritative backlinks pointing to it. Although increasing the number of leads from organic search was one of our biggest goals, it wasn’t the only one. The other goal was to increase the website’s authority. We accomplished that too, by implementing a comprehensive link-building strategy comprised of both contextual and scholarship links. Our link-building campaign helped increase the domain authority of their website from 20 to 28.

The Results: In four months of working with Sure Oak, lead volume for AdvancePoint Capital quadrupled and organic keyword rankings grew by 200%.

 

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582% Growth in Organic Traffic with Link Building and On-Site Optimization

The Client: Responsify

The Problem: Responsify, a team of inbound marketing specialists, was concerned about the low DA of their site. However, their client book was full and they did not have the time or expertise to invest in their SEO. They called Sure Oak for help.

The Solution: Before any link building could begin, Sure Oak SEO completed a technical audit to

their website and its existing content along with extensive keyword research. We found new keywords opportunities and optimized keyword density to drive more incoming traffic. To increase brand awareness and domain authority, we executed a variety of link building strategies including guest posting on high authority sites and editorial insertions targeting the highest opportunity pages. 

The Results: Since working with Sure Oak, in just six months Responsify’s domain authority reached 30 as they hoped for, increasing by 87.5% with over 345 linking domains.

“That helped all of the pages across our site to rank higher and because of that we are getting a considerably higher amount of leads coming through our website,” Responsify founder and CEO Edmund says. Thanks to this targeted SEO strategy, along with revamping and expanding their content, Responsify is seeing drastic increases in traffic through organic search with ranking keywords increasing nearly tenfold with over 1,500 keywords and a 582% increase in organic monthly traffic over the previous year.

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How we achieved a 51% increase in software demo signups with our Game Plan

The Client: Maptive

The Problem: After an algorithm update, Maptive had suffered a major loss in traffic. Not only this, but the traffic they were getting was less qualified than it had been historically. As a B2B SAAS company, most of their conversions came from free trials of their software, so this foreshadowed a calamity. 

The Solution: With 1,000 different

factors all influencing the site's rankings, we needed a holistic approach to really understand and address what was going on. For this, we turned to our proprietary SEO Game Plan for insights. This showed our team and Maptive the overall opportunity of different optimizations, how wide of a scope our project would require, the projected length of the project and many other important insights.

First, a website audit was performed to better understand current roadblocks for indexation and user performance. Once these items were fixed and updated, an advanced SEO strategy began that included the following:

  • Advanced Keyword Research
    • Research, Opportunities, Intent, Mapping
  • Optimizations Development
    • In-depth on-page development for users, and in turn, search engines
  • Content Planning and Updating
    • Current high-value page updates and new page development

The Results: Stemming from our efforts, we saw an increase of 51% in software trial sign up conversions from year one to year two. Trial sign up purchase conversions increased by 55% during this period as well. During the months of active SEO, we saw an organic conversion rate increase of 15% sitewide with organic traffic doubling year over year.

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Reviews

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SEO for Senior Living Community Portal

"Sure Oak was very professional and committed to the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - July 2020
Project summary: 

Sure Oak provided SEO services for a senior living community portal. After creating an initial report, the team helped with site architecture, content, on- and off-page SEO, and link building efforts

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Blacksburg, Virginia
Owner, Senior Living Community Portal
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement resulted in more consistent traffic levels, meeting the expectations of the internal team. Sure Oak provides a high level of customer service and support. The team is hard-working, driven, and knowledgeable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Simply Senior Living is an online referral provider that helps seniors and their families connect to the best senior living communities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak, and what were your goals?

As a new website, we were looking to grow our organic search traffic and domain authority.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

We chose Sure Oak due to their experience with other clients in our industry and due to their comprehensive analysis of our site's SEO.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and campaigns.

Sure Oak created an initial report that detailed the current status of our SEO, then scheduled monthly calls and requirements for completion of the campaign. These objectives were based around site architecture, content, on-page/off-page SEO, and link building.

Each month, Sure Oak would provide Content Briefs that described keywords to hit on specific pages on the site, which aspects of on-page or off-page SEO to improve, and other suggestions on how to improve the site. They also provided an update on traffic data over time, where they had obtained backlinks, and what the goals were for the next month.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

3 SEO specialists, 1 project manager, and 1 sales associate worked with us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

Traffic to our site is more consistent than prior to working with Sure Oak.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

Sure Oak is a remote first company that utilizes largely the Google Docs ecosystem and Google Meet. Most of the deadlines are based around monthly phone calls on Google Meet.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

Sure Oak was very professional and committed to the project. They have a strong knowledge of link building and basic site architecture.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

The cost of services can be expensive, depending on your company's budget.

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

SEO Writing for Power Tools Review Site

"Communication and accessibility continue to be excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Dec. 2020
Project summary: 

Sure Oak provided content optimization and SEO retargeting. Their team worked with the client's editorial team to improve existing articles and focus on different topics. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lakeland, Florida
Clint DeBoer
Owner, Pro Tool Reviews
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Results have improved on several key search terms. Sure Oak grew traffic and successfully optimized the content. Their communication and accessibility were great. The professionalism and ability to deliver on goals were consistently impressive. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Pro Tool Reviews started in 2008 and writes about construction industry power tools, hand tools, and accessories. We provide reviews, editorials, and news. I am the owner and editor-in-chief.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

Having written more than 5,000 high-quality articles and reviews, we realized we needed a better sense of direction for our editorial team. We provide a lot of content, but that content didn't target proper keywords and lacked prioritization. We also had some technical website issues that held us back from achieving the best possible SEO for our content.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals involved increasing traffic to our existing content, gaining insight into proper directions to maximize our core areas of expertise, and maximizing the efforts of our editorial team as a whole.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We did an extensive online search for domestic SEO companies with excellent results and who worked with companies of similar size and reputation (or better) as Pro Tool Reviews.

Describe the project in detail.

Sure Oak works with us to focus our SEO efforts so we can optimize our editorial team on better keywords and topics. It also works to suggest modifications to existing articles.

What was the team composition?

We worked closely with a small group of team members who specialize in our exact project needs. Eventually, the team honed down into a point person who we work with to generate the recommended SEO directions and modifications for the site. This is desirable because it presents a more specialized client experience with someone who we feel truly understands what we do, how we do it, and the goals we want to achieve.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In three months, our traffic has grown roughly 125% and our team has dialed in specific directions for optimizing and creating more optimized content that matches our target user-base. We have achieved dozens of targeted high-value search terms that have gone from double-digit results to top 3—including many top 1 positions...and we feel we've just gotten started.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication and accessibility continue to be excellent and includes weekly emails and monthly video calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our results show that Sure Oak delivers on its goals. They are professional, and we've been very pleased with the results.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that we've experienced.

5.0
Overall Score Fantastic experience. Can't speak enough about how impressed we are with their services so far. We look forward to working with them for many years.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We've always found them flexible and timely.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Our budget actually fell below their normal minimums, however they understood our particular and unique needs and took us on as a client.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Truly understands our company goals and delivers on time and with an eye on helping us succeed as a company.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    For SEO they have proven they are excellent at their work and truly focused on increasing growth in ways that make sense.

SEO Services for Media & Presentation Training Company

"Given the moment we’re in with the pandemic, the team has been incredibly flexible, shifting the scope of their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Sure Oak led SEO efforts, focusing on keyword research, page optimization, and backlinks. The team also provided business strategy support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Brad Phillips
President, Throughline Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Sure Oak’s work, there has been a notable increase in keyword rankings, as well as an improvement in visibility, traffic, and conversions. The team has been an adaptable partner, doing what they can to fulfill the business needs. In addition to being transparent, they are very responsive.

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 president of Throughline Group, a media and presentation training firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sure Oak?

We are in a competitive industry with a lot of companies that offer presentation training. Our company has something different to offer than many of our competitors. Our goal was to be more visible in organic search for search terms related to media or presentation training. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sure Oak did keyword research, on- and off-page optimization, and backlink work. Additionally, the team gave us feedback that went into business strategy beyond the narrow sleeve of SEO.

What is the team composition?

We work with 4–5 teammates in total, but a core 2–3. 

How did you come to work with Sure Oak?

I did an exhaustive online search and found their brand presence to be smart. The way they talked about their own company was similar to how we talk about ours. I interviewed a few different companies, and even in those initial conversations, Sure Oak stood out as different and sharp in their approach. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spend about $4,000 per month which comes up to around $50,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in May 2019 and it’s ongoing. We do a monthly retainer and there’s no specific end date in sight.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There have been definite improvements in where we rank for some of the more important keywords for our business. Every month, Sure Oak assesses our keyword rankings and how that compares in terms of traffic and conversions, as well as overall Google ratings and positions. 

We haven’t achieved everything that we have our eyes set on, but in many ways, we’re on our way there. We can definitely see an upward trend in terms of our visibility and rankings. We’re also starting to see results in terms of our site visits and impressions.

How did Sure Oak perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management is one of their greatest strengths. We have a monthly call which is preceded by a detailed report, allowing us to review it and come to the call with informed questions. Given the moment we’re in with the pandemic, the team has been incredibly flexible, shifting the scope of work to meet the business strategy for us. 

This specifically means focusing more on remote or virtual trainings as opposed to in-person trainings. That wasn’t part of the original scope of work, but they didn’t hesitate to make a change to it because it was obvious that that’s what needed to happen in order for us to be okay during this time. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very responsive. When we email them with questions, we usually hear back from them within 24 hours. They’re also accountable, showing us the areas where they have and haven’t had success through their monthly reports. 

I find that transparency really helpful. It also suggests that, rather than trying to make themselves look good, they really are focused on being business partners. If there are areas where they aren’t achieving success, we’re able to work together to come up with a strategy. I really appreciate that partnership. Increasingly, I see them as a partner, not a vendor.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I can think of. We’ve been very happy with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Think about what’s most important to you and come to the conversation with very specific objectives that you’re hoping to achieve or methods of work that are important to you. Each company should figure out what their bullseye is and Sure Oak will be responsive. However, they can’t be responsive to objectives that aren’t clearly articulated.

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

Link Building for B2B Publisher

"I am pleased with the work they performed and I will likely hire them again in the future."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

A B2B publisher hired Sure Oak to help create inbound links to its posts. They generated high-quality backlinks to the publisher's articles.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Shana Haynie
Inbound Marketing Manager, Hearst Bay Area
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sure Oak delivered or exceeded its promises each month, pushing website traffic well above what it was previously.  Communication was easy between the publisher and Sure Oak's knowledgable team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Inbound Marketing Manager for Hearst Bay Area, Northern California's largest news media and services group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

As a publisher in the B2B space, Hearst Bay Area is focused on creating and distributing high-quality marketing-related content. However, we were not seeing a ton of inbound links to our articles, despite the effort we put in to create each blog post. We decided to hire Sure Oak to help us generate some high-quality backlinks to some of our articles.

What were your goals for this project?

At our budget, the goal was to have 5 new backlinks generated to the articles of our choosing each month, which would hopefully improve our overall website rankings, domain authority, and search performance.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had met the CEO at a conference a couple of years prior to joining Hearst Bay Area and when the need for good SEO services arose, I knew who to contact.

Describe the project in detail.

After our initial strategy call, we settled on a budget and a timeframe, and after getting some initial information about our biggest competitors and the industry landscape, we agreed upon which articles they would target for their backlink outreach campaigns. We also discussed a number of different tactics like guest posting and varying the anchor texts to make sure we were hitting the project from all potential angles.

What was the team composition?

When we initially started, I was working with an account manager and a strategist. The roles did shift slightly over time, but my main interactions were with my account manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Sure Oak delivered on their promises every month by generating 5 (and sometimes more) links back to the content in question. At the same time, we were ramping up production into a bunch of different target verticals, so the work they did in conjunction with our efforts helped to push our website traffic well above what it had been at the start of our project. It is hard to say exactly which piece of the puzzle contributed the most to the overall success of the website, but I am certain that the backlinks they generated for us had an impact on our overall growth.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated once per month about which article to focus on for that time frame, and once every 3 months to do a more in-depth touch base. We mostly communicated via email and sometimes over a zoom call.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Sure Oak are very knowledgeable about white-hat SEO best practices and as a remote agency, they have good communication and were able to deliver exactly what they said they would.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I am pleased with the work they performed and I will likely hire them again in the future when I have a larger budget for SEO services. The only feedback I have would be for them to provide more in-depth reporting on the impacts of their work. I would have been able to potentially scale my investment if they could have shown me more concrete evidence of the improvements for each article they worked on, which backlinks were proving the most valuable, and what it might look like if I, for instance, had decided to double my investment in backlinks for that specific article.

5.0
Overall Score Sure Oak performed great work and I am pleased with the outcome.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I never had trouble scheduling or communicating with anyone on the team.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonably priced for the services I required.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met all key deliverables on time and without any issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them again to anyone looking to speak with SEO experts who have good connections within the industry.

SEO & Link Building for FinTech Company

"Sure Oak sets a target number of links, and they get it done."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Sure Oak assists in link building with the client's new content-driven organic search strategy. They did an in-depth SEO audit including keyword research and backlink audit.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Program Manager, Financial Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, the pages Sure Oak decided to target are increasing in Google ranking and link building has been consistent and steady. They have great communication skills and are enjoyable to work with. In a timely fashion, they answer questions with a thorough response.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company is a fintech offering online personal finance tools as well as educational content on personal finance topics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

We launched a content-driven organic search strategy in the spring of 2019, and enlisted Sure Oak's help late in the year to assist with this effort, particularly in the area of linkbuilding.

What were your goals for this project?

Our domain authority has always been fairly low, and we've never had much success in linkbuilding - most of our existing backlinks were organic or the result of partnerships, publicity, etc. The goal for this project was to start to build a stronger backlink profile, while targeting key pages we would like to get on page 1 for high-converting keywords.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We compared several vendors and consultants for this project. Among them, Sure Oak rose above the rest due to their methodical approach, strong team, and demonstrated success in linkbuilding.

Describe the project in detail.

The project began with an in-depth SEO audit, which they call the "Game Plan." This audit was far more thorough than similar audits we have done with other firms. It also included keyword research and a backlink audit with comparison to several of our competitors. From there, we decided to optimize 5 key pages on the site, and primarily target those pages in linkbuilding (in addition to the homepage and other relevant pages).

What was the team composition?

After initial conversations with the founder and sales head, we were assigned an account manager who has been our point person throughout the process. During the game plan process, we worked with a senior SEO and junior SEO, and during the ongoing portion of our relationship we've been working with a small team which includes SEO and linkbuilding specialists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It's gone very well so far. We've seen our targeted pages climb up the rankings, and some of them are edging onto page one for key search terms. The linkbuilding has been very consistent and steady...they are very good at it.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication is very good and everyone is great to work with. The account manager is quick to respond by email, and when we've had more technical questions, the relevant experts have given us thorough responses in a very timely fashion.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I'm just extremely impressed with how well they deliver on the linkbuilding front. Some consultants we talked with wouldn't guarantee results, saying that linkbuilding is difficult and can have sporadic success...Sure Oak sets a target number of links, and they get it done. They also won't charge you for links they don't earn (if that were to happen).

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not yet.

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

Backlink Clean Up for Nonprofit

"The professionalism, customer service and thoroughness of their work were impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Sure Oak provided digital marketing services, including consulting on a backlink strategy.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Shannon Henrici
SEO Manager, The American Red Cross
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due to Sure Oak's services, clients' rankings improved significantly. Now, the site ranks on the first page of search results for important keywords. The team's accessible, responsive communication style was a highlight.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the SEO Manager for The American Red Cross Biomedical division.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

During a website transition a few years back, some of the backlinks were broken. In addition, we had not ventured into the strategy of building quality backlinks. The site was struggling with a few important keywords. I enlisted help from Sure Oak to review the current backlink profile and make recommendations on how to improve it. In addition, I asked for their assistance in reaching out to comparable websites to provide quality content.

What were your goals for this project?

Improve the organic performance of a handful of major keywords.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met the owner at an SEO conference.

Describe the project in detail.

The team worked closely with me to clean up the backlinks in our profile, by either reaching out to have them removed or building a disavow file for those we couldn't easily remove. In addition, they reached out to comparable sites to the Red Cross to provide quality content on our behalf.

What was the team composition?

We had a team of three people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our rankings improved tremendously. We moved 5 major keywords to the first page of the SERPs, where they were not in the first five pages in the beginning.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They are very responsive and efficient. The follow up and communication was top notch.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The professionalism, customer service and thoroughness of their work were impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

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 Efforts to Support Scholarship Campaign

"I found the ease of communication and speed at which we obtained results to be the most impressive part of Sure Oak."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Sure Oak leads SEO efforts to broaden the reach of a scholarship campaign. Their main goal is to get universities to list the school's scholarship on their pages.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Content Creation Specialist, Online Training Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

So far, Sure Oak has exceeded expectations, getting the scholarship listed on a number of college websites. They communicate swiftly, matched by the momentum of the results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the content creation specialist at an online training company, where we teach people how to successfully write, market, and self-publish their books to bestseller status on Amazon with 1-on-1 coaching, a step-by-step process, and more.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

We hired Sure Oak for SEO purposes, to help us grow our organic reach as well as help us grow our scholarship campaign.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to get applicants for our scholarship campaign in order to service more up-and-coming writers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Sure Oak because of their stellar reputation and specific service offerings.

Describe the project in detail.

The details of the project were pretty simple: we paid Sure Oak to broaden the reach of our scholarship campaign by connecting with universities and listing our scholarship on their pages.

What was the team composition?

There have been about 4 people involved overall. 2 points of contact with Sure Oak and 2 on our side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've had major success working with Sure Oak! Our goals were based on number of college websites we were able to be listed for the scholarship campaign, and they exceeded our expectations.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very! It's been very easy with email communication that's quick.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I found the ease of communication and speed at which we obtained results to be the most impressive part of Sure Oak.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don't think so! From our end, Sure Oak has been amazing!

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 for Private Investigation Firm

“They’re one company that you can trust to do honest work for their clients and do the best work they can.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Sure Oak performed a full-scale assessment of the site and SEO of the website of a private investigation firm. From there, they developed and implemented a strategy for improving overall performance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seal Beach, California
Josh Chandler
CEO, Justice Solutions Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The SEO and site optimization delivered by Sure Oak elevated their client to the number one result for a significant number of their targeted keywords. Their team was hard-working and communicative, staying on top of milestones and delivering results that support their client’s long-term success.

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 CEO of Justice Solutions Group, and we are a private investigations and intelligence firm based in Southern California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sure Oak?

We were looking to address our SEO performance on Google.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Sure Oak started by taking a holistic look at who we were, and what we had done so far with our site and our presence on the internet. From there, they created a plan for our goals and how to achieve them, and then once you approve it they get to work. For us, that included a bunch of SEO work as well as Google My Business optimization, landing page optimization, copywriting, and a scholarship campaign.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with around 4–5 members of their team.

How did you come to work with Sure Oak?

I met Tom (CEO, Sure Oak) through Upwork and hired them for a job with a client I was working with at the time. They did a great job there, so I brought them on for my project as well.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent somewhere in the $14,000–$15,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

The official project ran from January–March 2019, but we are continuing to tweak and maintain the final product with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were able to get us to page one on quite a few keywords that were pretty critical to us within a few months of launching their improvements. We started to see increased traffic and have managed to maintain that for quite some time since then.

How did Sure Oak perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great at project management. I have a thousand things to do in a day so that was something I was concerned about, but they stayed on top of milestones at all times. Everyone knew their role and was always in communication with the project manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very future-leaning, so they focus on tactics that are not going to get you immediate results and then disappear the next day from Google. All of their tactics are completely above board and really deliver in the long term.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. They’re a growing company, so there are always things that they are improving, but I didn’t have any complaints that were complete blind spots for them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re one company that you can trust to do honest work for their clients and do the best work they can. Definitely go out and get quotes from other agencies but know that you’re going to end up paying around the same amount for SEO, and it doesn’t get better than Sure Oak when it comes to execution.

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 for Business Service

"They're a pleasure to work with!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000,000+
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Sure Oak provided SEO services like strategic backlinking, guest posting, and technical optimization for a lead-generation business service.  

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Edmund Zaloga
CEO, Responsify
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sure Oak significantly improved the site’s domain authority and rank on SERPs. Their team is very responsive and eager to support their partners. Their friendly approach made it a positive collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide lead-generation business services to EdTech, CleanTech, HealthTech, and other technology companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

SureOak helped us tremendously by developing strategic backlinking for our company website. Through building high ranked backlinks, guest posting, and technical optimizations, they helped get us from DA of 21 to over 30!

What were your goals for this project?

Improve our Domain Authority to have more ranking power on our existing web pages and blog content.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Found online and since they were local.

Describe the project in detail.

Discovery of our existing website, analysis, and implementation of SEO site-wide and externally.

What was the team composition?

Helpful crew of SEO experts with a variety of talents.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Got us over 30 DA!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very good overall. They are extremely responsive.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their helpful and friendly approach. They're a pleasure to work with!

Are there any areas for improvement?

Possibly an interface to track their progress and create more visibility in addition to their generated reports.

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

Scholarship Promotion for Independent Business Marketplace

"I was impressed that they had a strategic view on our content...with the goal of opening up eligibility."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - July 2020
Project summary: 

Sure Oak helped to promote a scholarship program to universities.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
Zack Notes
Sr Product Manager, Growth, UncommonGoods
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sure Oak's work contributed to an increase in scholarship applications. Their workflow was great with the client's team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead the Growth team at UncommonGoods

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Sure Oak?

To help us promote our scholarship program to universities.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to see Sure Oak get coverage from over 20 schools

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had heard that they were great at Scholarship content promotion

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

The have great relationships with universities

What was the team composition?

I had a dedicated rep

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the time that they worked on this project, we saw an increase in scholarship applications

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Great

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed that they had a strategic view on our content, and had us make several edits with the goal of opening up eligibility.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    great
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    fair
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    they were great
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    great
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Sure Oak LLC
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
New York
Id
5270718
Date of Formation
Jan 22, 2018
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
11
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
August 3, 2020