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TopSpot Internet Marketing is a comprehensive web design, development and search engine marketing firm based in Houston, Texas.

We specialize in providing B2B and industrial manufacturers, distributors and service providers with comprehensive online marketing solutions. 

Started in 2003 with five original team members, TopSpot has been one of the fastest growing search marketing firms in Houston, Texas. With over 100 employees based in our home office and 20 sales representatives around the country, TopSpot's current customer base exceeds 850.

From day one, our practices have centered on addressing some of the biggest issues in our industry (transparency, accountability, consistency and delivering results) and how we could correct them. This focus has sculpted our teams, our process, our reporting and our relationships with our clients, allowing us to maintain one of the highest retention rates in the industry. 

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2003
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Houston, TX
headquarters
  • 515 Post Oak Blvd Ste 300
    Houston, TX 77027
    United States
other locations
  • Chicago, IL 60007
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our customers are mostly small to medium-sized businesses, with a strong majority being in the industrial, manufacturing and B2B niche. However, we service all businesses, including doctors, lawyers, retail companies and Fortune 500 companies.  

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Cason Graye Homes Website

When Cason Graye Homes came to TopSpot, they needed a website that reflected their brand and home building style. They also wanted to grow their Houston SEO presence along

with their organic presence in Houston’s surrounding neighborhoods. 

 

The TopSpot team created a website architecture with SEO serving as the foundation and a clean, professional design that provided multiple conversion opportunities throughout each page while promoting their brand, team members and experience. 


Within the first 90 days of launching, organic traffic increased by 28.76% & forms driven by organic traffic increased by 540%. When looking at the targeted areas Cason Graye wanted to improve their organic presence for, they saw a 23.20% increase in organic traffic and a 475% increase in form submissions.


These trends continued well past their first 90 days too! When looking at their first 6 months post-launch compared to the previous, the site’s organic traffic saw a 30.80% increase from Houston & its surrounding neighborhoods and a 117.39% increase in form submissions!


View TopSpot's Website Design Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Altius Technical Services Website

When Altius Technical Services came to TopSpot, they were wanting a mobile-friendly website design that had a clean interface that would help drive online leads while putting emphases on their rope training courses and team members.

The TopSpot team created a website architecture with SEO

serving as the foundation and a clean, professional design that provided bold calls to action and multiple conversion opportunities throughout each page while promoting their brand, team members and experience.

Since launch, their new website has seen a 607.14% increase in online inquiries and a conversion rate increase of 430.89%. Their online revenue stemming from online bookings has increased by 67.01% ($59,290 vs. $35,500).

Their goal to have mobile-friendly website was met as well! Mobile & Tablet traffic has increased by 39.74% since launch and online form submissions from non-desktop traffic has improved by 366.67%. Users are also viewing more Pages Per Session when on a mobile phone or tablet than with their previous website (10.8% increase) and the clicks on their phone number from mobile devices (tracked as an event in Google Analytics) have increased by 77.27%!

View TopSpot's Website Design Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Blades Wellness Website

Blades Wellness is a Houston wellness & aesthetics practice that specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women in the Houston area. Prior to launching their new website with TopSpot, the Blades Wellness site was only one page and provided minimal content related to the services Dr. Carrie Blades provided, the symptoms

related to hormone loss, or the treatments her practice provided to combat those issues.

TopSpot created a website architecture with SEO serving as the foundation and a clean, professional design that provided multiple conversion opportunities throughout each page with the objective of launching a new website that drove an increased number of visitors, responded well to mobile devices, and gave Dr. Blades the online presence she needed to grow her business. 

Over the first 6 months since launching, TopSpot’s Houston SEO efforts generated much more traffic than the prior landing page and drove over 200 online leads for the business. Their new responsive website design is driving more mobile traffic as well. Mobile & tablet users total over 60% of the site’s total sessions.

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Servo2Go.com Website

When Servo2Go was ready to update their eCommerce store with a responsive design, they went with their current digital marketing provider, TopSpot. It was important to the Servo2Go team that the progress made with to the current Servo2Go website be transferred to the new site to keep their momentum

going. It was also important that their new design represented the high-performance products that their business supplied through imagery & website functionality throughout the site.

The TopSpot team created a website architecture with SEO strategies from the previous site in mind and a clean, professional design that provided multiple conversion opportunities throughout each page while promoting the brands they carried and the products they were selling.

Since launch, the new website was able to continue its previous momentum and has seen a 102.92% increase in online revenue! Their new responsive design and focus on growing the website’s organic traffic has assisted in a 53.61% increase in mobile & tablet traffic and a 466.67% increase in mobile & tablet form conversions (including transactions) as well!

View TopSpot's Website Design Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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American Vacuum Company Website

When American Vacuum noticed their mobile website metrics beginning to decline, they decided it was time to move forward with a responsive website to capture some of the opportunities they were potentially missing.

Since the launch of their new website, mobile & tablet traffic has increased by 17%. More importantly, the number of online leads generated from mobile & tablet visits have increased by 42%! American

Vacuum has also seen a 34% increase in overall form submissions and a 13% increase in organic traffic!

View TopSpot's Website Design Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Serac, Inc. Website

Serac Inc., a leader of precision built liquid packaging machinery, wanted a website that would create a digital presence that represented their international brand and they turned to TopSpot for assistance.

Throughout the first 3 months following their website’s launch, online quote requests for their blow molding and filling machines saw form submissions improving by 300% compared to the previous

period! Their digital presence has seen a boost as well with their online traffic improving by 134.77%!

View TopSpot's Website Design Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Apple Moving Website

Apple Moving came to TopSpot for help in creating a website that would provide a better representation of their large array of services, its various service locations, and its commitment to customer service and being active in the community.

Since launch, the website has generated over 1000 online and offline leads for the local business. According to Owner, Sean Dezell, these leads are having a direct impact on Apple

Moving’s business.

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AST Website

When AST came to TopSpot for a website redesign, they were wanting an updated look and feel that would portray the industry they were in and the machines they manufactured. With this in mind, we created a website that would appeal to their industry and drive more business for AST.

Since the website's launch at the beginning of 2017, users are spending more time on the site, engaging with the new content and then

requesting to be contacted. Since launch, AST has seen a 116% increase in PDF downloads and a 267% increase in form completions.

View TopSpot's Website Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Great Western Leasing & Sales Website

Using Google Analytics as a guide, the Great Western Leasing Customer Relationship Team worked with the Website Design & Development Team to create an integrated strategy that resulted in a 30.8% increase in website driven phone calls and a 182.46% improvement in mobile form completions. The new website also saw 38% growth in organic traffic.

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Website Portfolio to see more featured websites!
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RECMAR Products Website

RECMAR Products, a leading provider of curtains and drapery hardware systems, was in need of a responsive website with quote cart capabilities. As a PPC client since 2007, they trusted TopSpot with the design and development of a mobile-friendly website that would showcase their products and allow for easy online ordering and tracking. 

In its first three months since launch, quote cart submissions increased by 300% and

organic traffic has increased by 58%. Also, thanks to the mobile friendly design, the RECMAR website has seen a 33% increase in mobile and tablet traffic!

View TopSpot's Website Portfolio to see more featured websites!

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Georator Corporation Website

Georator Corporation is a manufacturer of power frequency converter products and a client of TopSpot's since 2005. In its first month since launch, Georator's new site saw a 43% increase in organic traffic and a 41% increase in mobile and tablet sessions. Their fresh content and improved user experience have also contributed to a $0.51 reduction in their Google cost per click!  View TopSpot's

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Web Dev, SEO, and PPC for Environmental Product Manufacturer

“They explain all the concepts that are important to a modern website, and their creativity is very good.”

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

TopSpot Internet Marketing manages web development, SEO, and PPC for an environmental product manufacturer. They built a mobile-friendly site and created content that allows for better organic exposure.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Texas
VP, Environmental Manufacturing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Most available products now appear in the top four search results, and the brand had a 42% increase in leads over the past year. TopSpot Internet Marketing assigned experienced team members to the project, and they understood the brand’s priorities.

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 environmental product manufacturer. Our company creates products associated with oil spill response, including containment, recovery, and storage. We also manufacture products used in wastewater treatment and sediment control.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

We've been in business for many years with a loyal customer base, but we wanted to grow the company further. Other companies helped us build a website, but none of them were as qualified as TopSpot.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They work with us on SEO and PPC campaigns, and they built a completely new website for us last year. They looked over our existing website, which didn't take advantage of keywords, and they ultimately convinced us to build a mobile-friendly site that would improve our organic exposure. They remind us to develop content and help us focus on areas of improvement. They know the nature of our business, our competition, and the products we offer. Most of our PPC campaigns are through AdWords.

What is the team composition?

They've assigned a dedicated team that we've worked with from the beginning. We have a team leader, an SEO lead, and a PPC lead. They also have senior staff members and developers working behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

My son worked with an organization that worked with them. He suggested them, and we reached out about six years ago.

How much have you invested with them?

Excluding the cost of the website development, we spend about $3,000 a month.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started around January 2014. We still work together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All our products appear on the first page of searches, and most of them are in the top four results. In the past year, we've seen 22% growth in searches and 42% growth in the leads we receive.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They were good project managers. The people they assigned were experienced, and everyone took the time to understand the nature of our business and learn about our priorities. We communicated in personal and team meetings, as well as phone calls and email exchanges.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They explain all the concepts that are important to a modern website, and their creativity is very good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had a couple of moments that ran behind, but that was because of planning issues on our side. For the most part, we stayed pretty close to our schedule.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In my experience, the whole team is very professional. Express your needs to them, and they will rise to the challenge.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We get good results for the money we spend.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended them to a number of companies.

Website Development & SEO for Fence Company

“They were able to pinpoint our business needs and adapt to them.”

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

TopSpot Internet Marketing revamped a legacy website and implemented SEO for a fence company. They made the site mobile-friendly and targeted relevant keywords. They continue to monitor the site for bug fixes.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Steve Garza
Sales Manager, Aber Fence
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The talented team’s efforts have led to an increase in traffic from various search engines. They’ve endowed the website with user-friendly functionalities, further driving business growth. Their professionalism left a great impression on the client who will continue to rely on their expertise.

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 sales manager for Aber Fence and Supply Company based in Houston, Texas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

We wanted to increase our exposure on the web and improve our search rankings.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TopSpot Internet Marketing implemented SEO efforts. The team worked extensively on streamlining and targeting the relevant search words—in particular, they assigned a specialist writer to develop keywords.

They also completely revamped our website by modernizing its look and making it more mobile-friendly. They’ve provided us with monthly reports of our internet traffic.

What is the team composition?

We had a permanent team of three assigned to Abers Fence that monitors our website. I also worked with Amanda (Team Lead, TopSpot Internet Marketing) and Warren (Internet Marketing Consultant). They were all excellent.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I found them by Google search. Based on their reviews, I felt confident that TopSpot was the SEO company for us. We interviewed another company, but they didn’t have the same professionalism. I decided to go with them because I was certain they’d be the right fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in November 2016 and is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to their work, the reports have indicated a traffic increase not only on Google, but on Bing, as well. Our website functionality has also been drastically improved. They restructured the website so that a user can easily find the product or service they’re looking for, without having to go through all of the other pages.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent, serving us with the utmost professionalism. They were able to pinpoint our business needs and adapt to them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their intense involvement with myself and the company president was outstanding. I appreciated that they asked us numerous questions to ensure a good understanding of our business. They gave us the best SEO program that they could provide.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there isn’t anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know your own company well, because the TopSpot team will ask you a hundred questions to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything.

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

Website Development and SEO for Home Builder and Remodeler

“The new site’s web traffic is significantly higher than the old site.”

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

After a previous partner failed to meet expectations, TopSpot Internet Marketing decided to build a new site. They updated the design and integrated high-quality photography. They also manage SEO.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bellaire, Texas
President & Founder, Cason Graye Homes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing proactively took charge of the project, implementing their expertise to build an award-winning website that has drastically increased web inquiries. The team is organized and maintains regular contact.

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 owner of Cason Graye Homes, a custom homebuilding and remodeling company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

Our old site was outdated and didn’t showcase our work well. Our former partner was trying to update the site, but the partnership didn’t work out. We eventually hired TopSpot Internet Marketing, and they decided to build an entirely new site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TopSpot Internet Marketing developed the new site from scratch. They took charge and organized it in a way that showcased the work we’ve done, incorporating photography of our completed homes. The site also has numerous places where a potential client can fill out information and reach out to us.

Beyond web dev and design, TopSpot Internet Marketing also manages our SEO. The site went live last year, and they’ve been modifying it on a monthly basis to meet our SEO goals.

What is the team composition?

About six developers built the site, and now we work with three SEO experts.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I have a personal relationship with one of the principals.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent close to $30,000 on the new site and are spending close to $2,000 per month on SEO services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began building our new site in 2017 and are still utilizing them for SEO services and updates to our site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new site’s web traffic is significantly higher than the old site. Since going live, the site has steadily built a foundation that will eventually generate more traffic. We’ve seen a large increase in our web inquiries, and the site looks great.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

We have monthly calls to review their work and the site analytics. They stick to projected timelines, and most delays are our fault.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The site has won around six awards, including one from the Texas Association of Home Builders.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only that we’re going to continue to push for is even higher web traffic through their SEO services.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Take the discovery phase seriously; it will help you built a great site. Share what you like and dislike about other sites to get the best results possible.

4.5
Overall Score The award-winning site is beautiful and has doubled our traffic.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They keep things moving along.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are less expensive developers, but you get what you pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Site traffic has increased, and we've won numerous awards.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them.

Website Dev & Digital Marketing for Medical Practice

“Their customer service has been amazing and I can’t emphasize enough how beautiful the website came out.”

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

TopSpot Internet Marketing developed a website from scratch for a medical practice. They also provide ongoing digital marketing support, working to improve SEO and manage Google Ads efforts. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cypress, Texas
Dr. Carrie Blades
Owner, Blades Wellness
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site and continual SEO work have helped garner a substantial, steady increase in digital traffic for the business. TopSpot Internet Marketing inspires confidence in the engagement through their communicative, attentive approach and comprehensive monthly reports. 

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 own a medical practice, Blades Wellness.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

The medical practice was opening so I hired TopSpot Internet Marketing to help build out my website and build up my digital presence to find patients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I gave TopSpot Internet Marketing information for the website and they built everything from scratch. They found the pictures, created the design, submitted everything for approval, and developed the platform. Their team built it to display two of our important services on the site. They were responsible for making it user-friendly and appealing, choosing the color scheme and organizing the content to be easy to search. 

They’ve also handled our SEO efforts and implemented Google Ads. They continually monitor those numbers and send regular reports to modify their approach. 

What is the team composition?

During the website development process, about 4–5 people supported us. Now, there are around five teammates working with me, who I can contact with any new information. 

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I’d known Jeff (Co-Founder, TopSpot Internet Marketing) for a long time and he offered to set up a consultation with me. After he explained what his company could do for my new business, I thought it would be a wonderful match. I saw a few of the websites they’d built and decided they’d be the right choice.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $20,000 on the website, and we spend just under $3,000 per month on their internet marketing services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in September 2017 and the engagement is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Based on the detailed reports they send me, we’ve experienced stable month over month (MoM) growth in our traffic and engagement online. I highly recommend working with them based on our experience. 

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management skills are exceptional. I’ve had in-person meetings but most of our conversations happen in phone conferences with multiple members of their team. We have these on a quarterly basis, and they send me monthly reports. I’m also able to initiate communication via email and receive a response very quickly. Every issue I’ve had, they’ve responded to it. Whenever I want something changed, even weekly, they’ll update it immediately. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been extremely supportive throughout the process. Their team hosts conferences that my staff attends to learn more about optimizing our marketing efforts, which is great. Their customer service has been amazing and I can’t emphasize enough how beautiful the website came out. They continue to improve it and strengthen their efforts. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I’m aware of that they could improve. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’ve referred multiple people and my biggest piece of advice would be getting in contact with Jeff as soon as possible. He’ll set everything up very quickly and your project will be organized and off to a great start. 

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 Washing Machine Company

"They have been professional and willing to go the extra mile."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing leads digital marketing campaigns, including SEO and PPC, for an appliance company. They conduct keyword research and assess website analytics to drive new strategies.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Clearwater, Florida
Darcel Schouler
Marketing Manager, Douglas Machines Corp.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing’s efforts have fostered increased traffic to the website and a heightened sense of practical approaches to digital marketing. The team is accessible and communicative, but the highlight of their service is a commitment to taking risks and finding new ways to grow.

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 manager for Douglas Machines Corp., a manufacturing and design company that develops, sells, and manufactures washing and sanitizing systems for a variety of B2B industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

We hired them because we needed help with our marketing efforts. We focus specifically on SEO and PPC campaigns.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After we began working together, we sat down to identify and discuss several key marketing issues. We created a foundation to build on, which included SEO, PPC, and digital marketing campaigns. We carefully examined the backend analytics of the website to drive a thorough SEO and PPC approach. They produced a sizable list of search terms, but we used the analytics to create more of an exhaustive pool of keywords.

It started as a basic engagement, but we’ve evolved to have more of a dynamic relationship to try to take our business to the next level.  We’re always pushing the envelope to make things happen. There’s some trial and error, but we’re not afraid to do that, and neither are they.

What is the team composition?

I work with a four-person team led by Lindsay (Team Lead, TopSpot Internet Marketing).

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

We had already been working with TopSpot Internet Marketing by the time that I entered my role.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in August 2018 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen a significant jump in traffic to our website since working with TopSpot Internet Marketing. We hope to see more than 1,000 people visiting our website each week, and we’re now in the 900–1,000 range. Our SEO costs have gone down, but we’ve optimized the SEO to where it’s working really well. The website itself has drastically impacted the number of visitors that come to our site. They’re getting a better user experience between the content and the strategies that have evolved. We’ve taken it to another level, and that’s attributed a lot to the relationship we have with them.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Lindsay has been a wonderful communicator, even after office hours. There’s a little bit of a time difference, but that doesn’t impact us too much. They make themselves available at all times. They have been professional and willing to go the extra mile. We have weekly meetings to discuss our progress and our next steps. We also set aside time to review the month’s analytics and performance of the website SEO and PPC.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve tried to push them to think more outside of the box and look at the big picture, and they have stepped up their game in that regard.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wouldn’t say that they’ve done anything wrong, but there was a definite learning curve for both of us once I took over in my position. I was new, and they didn’t know how I worked yet. But they quickly grasped my style and committed wholeheartedly.

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

SEO & PPC For Precision Ball Distributor

"Their team is very collaborative during strategy sessions, and they are always on top of their tasks."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing coordinates SEO and PPC campaigns for a precision ball distributor. They implemented website changes, created a newer retail-based site, and helped ideate content possibilities.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Franklin Park, Illinois
CEO, Precision Ball Distributor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing has proven to be a more cost-efficient and results-driven SEO partner than a previous vendor. Their team succeeds in offering valuable strategic insight and finishing tasks on time. Their efforts have helped to increase qualified leads, click-through rates, and sales.

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 president of a precision ball distributor. The balls we manufacture come in various sizes and materials, and they have uses in several industries, including the petrochemical, medical, automotive, and fracking fields, among others.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

After working with an unsatisfactory SEO provider, we began searching for another partner. We engaged TopSpot Internet Marketing to coordinate our SEO and PPC campaigns and make strategic updates to our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After switching vendors, we migrated all of our keyword research to TopSpot Internet Marketing’s team. Given the nature of our business and industry, we have very specific keywords. We’ve relied on TopSpot Internet Marketing to help us rank closer to the top of searches for our identified keywords and run our PPC initiatives.

TopSpot Internet Marketing also made structural changes to our existing website—which is more informational—and helped us create a second website that is more retail-based and allows people to buy our products online. I prefer to handle all of the content creation efforts for the company, but I work with TopSpot Internet Marketing to post that content on our site and, on occasion, on other industry-specific pages.

What is the team composition?

Dave (President, TopSpot Internet Marketing) leads a team of 3–4 people.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I learned of TopSpot Internet Marketing through my old representative at another SEO firm. He switched jobs to join TopSpot Internet Marketing and thought his new team could be a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

To this point, we’ve spent approximately $150,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in August 2016 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we began working with TopSpot Internet Marketing, our qualified leads have increased, and our sales have increased by 30–50% year over year. Similarly, our click-through rates have increased by 20–25%.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been excellent. We communicate weekly, primarily through phone calls and emails. Their team is very collaborative during strategy sessions, and they are always on top of their tasks. They have hit all of their milestones, and we’re pleased with how much they have accomplished.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate their communication and out-of-the-box thinking.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, everything has gone well to this point.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d advise future clients to be mindful of submitting content as quickly as they can so that they don't waste any time during the engagement.

5.0
Overall Score They've been very helpful.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Generally, they have hit all of their milestones during our project.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are more reasonable than the last vendor I worked with.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The proof is in the pudding with higher sales and more user engagement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them several times.

SEO & Paid Search Campaigns for Chemical Etcher

“Their team is easy to work with and incredibly intelligent in their field.”

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

After an extensive digital audit, TopSpot Internet Marketing refined paid search efforts and improved a website. Currently, they manage all paid search and SEO campaigns, ensuring that the ads are up to date.

The Reviewer
 
10-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Clancy Brown
Marketing Manager, Fotofab, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Proactive and resourceful, TopSpot Internet Marketing leads a seamless collaboration. The team has remedied campaign inefficiencies, reduced the number of invalid site visitors, and increased internal bandwidth. They’ve also helped invest in sales communications to boost phone conversions.

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 manager at a photochemical etcher called Fotofab, LLC. We work with a range of industries to make precision small metal parts for any application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing? 

Our main goal is to generate leads to our website and drive conversions from new customers who’ve requested quotes. To achieve this, we rely on TopSpot Internet Marketing to manage both our paid search and SEO efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

When I first started at Fotofab, LLC, we were working with another agency to manage our website and paid search. They were doing fine, but we wanted to see if we were missing any growth opportunities.

As a result, we engaged TopSpot Internet Marketing to perform a complimentary audit of our website and paid search campaigns. They identified several inefficiencies, so decided to have their team take over both our SEO and paid search.

They’ve since helped us streamline our digital efforts by creating new content pages, refining our site map, and developing new ads (e.g., remarketing ads). They also present us with a monthly report, which helps ensure that we understand what’s happening and that they’re still aligned with our goals.

What is the team composition?

Our current points of contact are Erica (Team Lead, TopSpot Internet Marketing), Jake (SEO Specialist, TopSpot Internet Marketing), and Mark (Senior Industrial Specialist, TopSpot Internet Marketing).

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing? 

We originally found TopSpot Internet Marketing through Google, but they were already managing our SEO when I joined my position.

How much have you invested with them? 

Their SEO and paid search services cost between $2,000–$4,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement? 

They started to manage our paid search in April 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve greatly decreased the number of invalid customers coming to our website, which has freed up our estimators and sales team to work on other tasks. In addition, they’ve helped us track our phone calls, and we brought on another provider to work on our sales communication and increase our phone conversions.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

I love working with them. So far, we’ve collaborated with a few different team members on our account, and they’ve provided phenomenal project managers each time. They reach out to us, always think a few steps ahead, and keep us on track with our content and ads.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Their team is easy to work with and incredibly intelligent in their field. It’s refreshing to be able to call them at any time because they’ll either have relevant experience at hand or can crowdsource the knowledge from other resources.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

We’ve recently lost our paid search manager, so they’re working on filling that position with a dedicated contact. But, for the most part, I appreciate working with them and know that I can count on them as a partner.

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

Website Redesign, SEO, & PPC for Manufacturer

"They’re a professional company that is willing to go above and beyond to take care of the customer."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing developed a new website and numerous web pages from scratch. The platform was built using MODX. They also provide ongoing SEO services.

The Reviewer
 
10-50 Employees
 
Alabama
Marketing Department, Techline Manufacturing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The fresh website earns significant traffic and quality leads since being rebuilt and optimized. The TopSpot Internet Marketing team brings enthusiasm and expertise. Their continuous support has led to a longterm, productive, fulfilling 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 work for Techline Manufacturing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

We were having trouble with our existing website and hired TopSpot to create a more professional, new platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TopSpot rebuilt our website from scratch, including our 100 web pages that show our product and service offerings. They gave suggestions and implemented new ideas into the platform to improve the structuring of our information. The new site is built on MODX.

In addition to creating our platform, TopSpot currently manages our SEO and Google Ads efforts. They did an audit of our site and our competitors before creating a list of keywords.

What is the team composition?

Paige (SEO Specialist, TopSpot Internet Marketing), Sara (Team Lead, TopSpot Internet Marketing), and Lauren (Client Strategies Manager, TopSpot Internet Marketing) are the teammates I’m regularly in contact with.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I had worked with TopSpot at a previous employer for my advertising needs, so I knew they could do a good job. I also followed a recommendation from someone who used the team for website development.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on the website in 2015. The SEO services they provide are ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Leads regularly come to us through the forms on our site. We see more engagement compared to before we had TopSpot’s support. Site traffic is also significantly higher—it has more than doubled since the start of the engagement.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily communicate through email and phone, but I’m able to visit their office if I need to. We’re in contact several times a week for questions and updates. We have monthly meetings to review our progress, as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a professional company that is willing to go above and beyond to take care of the customer. They’re attentive and perceptive. We value the suggestions they give us and they respond well to our needs and input. I appreciate their youthful energy and knowledge they bring to the work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of for them to improve. They’ve done a great job and we’re pleased.

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

SEO, PPC & Web Dev for Custom Manufacturing Company

“Expanding our reach would have been difficult without TopSpot Internet Marketing’s digital marketing services.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Since developing the website, TopSpot Internet Marketing has been providing digital marketing services to improve lead generation. Their scope includes SEO best practices and PPC and social media advertising.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Anaheim, California
Brian Pendarvis
Owner, Pendarvis Manufacturing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TopSpot Internet Marketing’s digital marketing services have attracted a wealth of qualified leads, most of which are converting into sales. In the past year, they’ve generated more than $1 million in revenue from new customers. The engaging website has also positively impacted business growth.

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 owner of a custom metal manufacturing company. We provide custom metal fabrication, welding and machine shop services for a diverse clientele.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

Our previous digital marketing vendor was unable to verify that their services contributed to our business, so we decided to search for a new partner who could develop effective growth solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TopSpot Internet Marketing built the front- and backend our company website. Using the MODX CMS platform, they developed an industrial web design and integrated several images and copywriting. Since completing the site, their efforts are spent on digital marketing. A bulk of their work involves PPC and SEO. Their team also helps us create content for our social media channels. They are currently optimizing our YouTube channel for branding purposes.

What is the team composition?

Less than five of their digital marketing professionals are working on our account at any given time.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

One of their representatives came to our office to advertise their services, which is the moment we became of their business. After experiencing little success with our previous digital marketing vendor, we decided to partner with TopSpot Internet Marketing. They always deliver excellent work, so we knew that we could rely on them to generate qualified leads. 

How much have you invested with them?

We annually spend $40,000 on digital marketing. We paid around $20,000 to TopSpot for their team to build the website.

What is the status of this engagement?

They have been our digital marketing provider since 2011, but the web development project was completed in March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We entered the partnership as a relatively obscure manufacturing company, but we are now recognized as a leading competitor in the metals industry. Leads are now calling our phones and sending us messages with a great interest in our work. In the last year, we generated $1 million worth of new business. Expanding our reach would have been impossible without TopSpot Internet Marketing’s digital marketing services. The website that they built has also impacted lead generation; it uses a mix of media to tell a comprehensive story that fosters organic growth.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They are one of the most well-organized teams that I have had the pleasure to work with. Scheduling is managed via Basecamp, and they send weekly emails with metric reports. We also have access to their tech support team to assist with site bugs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Working with TopSpot Internet Marketing has proven to be an excellent investment. As a Google partner, they always stay ahead of the curve. We have learned a lot of valuable information from them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. They are very responsive to anything I throw at them. I occasionally send them emails with new marketing strategies, and they’re always willing to update their strategies on my project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are a great company to work with, and they deliver phenomenal results. We have recommended them to several other companies, and every company that has worked with them has reported similar success.

5.0
Overall Score Our teams work well together.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them on numerous occasions.

PPC for Tool Manufacturer

“...we attribute a good portion of our success to their assistance...”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TopSpot oversees all of the company's PPC efforts, including Google AdWords and ads targeted at international audiences. They also provide detailed analytics reporting on a regular basis.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Illinois
Sales & Marketing Manager, Tool Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TopSpot's PPC campaigns have helped the company earn recognition, significantly increasing export sales and its overall digital presence in new markets. Their highly detailed reporting and feedback on ways to improve the website and marketing efforts have been invaluable. They're PPC experts.

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 sales and marketing manager for a tool manufacturer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I was experimenting with Google AdWords campaigns on my own and seeing some results, but I didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to it, so I decided to engage a vendor to help with our PPC efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

TopSpot took over all of our digital marketing campaigns and has provided additional feedback on ways we can continue to expand our PPC efforts, including shopping ads and international ads in other languages. They monitor our analytics and provide detailed reporting regularly to gauge the success of each campaign.

What is the team composition?

We primarily work with an account manager, who manages others on their team. We initially met with a sales representative, who occasionally joins our calls to provide input as well.

How did you come to work with TopSpot Internet Marketing?

I believe one of their sales representatives contacted us directly shortly after we started advertising on Google.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend about $1,500–$2,000 per month, so we've probably invested more than $50,000 over the years. Some of our costs are offset by government programs that provide grants to help with the portion of Google AdWords aimed at an international audience.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together for three years and counting.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've won an award from the governor of Illinois for export excellence after experiencing a 30% increase in export sales over the prior year. This year is looking just as positive, and we attribute a good portion of our success to their assistance since we rely on them solely for our international outreach.

They've also offered invaluable feedback for ways we can improve our website and approach PPC campaigns. Their input is helping us shape our presence online completely.

How did TopSpot Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

I'm very pleased with their project management and communications. They're flexible, setting up meetings with us as often or infrequently as we need. They're also responsive and generally answer emails within a 24-hour period.

Their analytics reporting is highly detailed; it's beyond anything I could do on my own. We generally hold telephone conferences and quarterly reviews of our results, but they also send weekly updates. Without their help, I wouldn't be able to run as many or as robust of campaigns as we do now.

What did you find most impressive about them?

From what I understand, they're a Google partner, which gives them access to certain information sooner and at a higher level than many other vendors.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I'm not sure if they have this ability, but I think it would be helpful to have a feedback loop that would allow businesses like ours to present needs and challenges to Google, or perhaps for TopSpot to have a similar feedback loop with other vendors in their industry.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I've never had any issues with scheduling.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing structure isn't as transparent as it could be; I'd prefer a flat rate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them to others.