Data-driven digital marketing for growth

Upgrow collaborates with our clients to create a highly customized conversion-optimized web design and complete digital marketing solutions. 

We are your single partner for ROI-driven growth in SEO, SEM, social media marketing, web design and other performance based marketing channels. 

Let us execute start-to-finish so you can spend time focused on strategy and not managing your agency.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 149 New Montgomery St FL 4
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    United States
other locations
  • United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
MemSQL, InfluxData, Impact Fund, SFGMC, Split Software, Mercer Advisors, Tidelift, Cloud Logistics (by E2open), Jurisco, Teampay, Marpac

Reviews

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SEO and PPC for a Culinary Marketplace

"I am impressed by their expertise in both SEO and PPC."

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

Upgrow manages PPC advertisements on various social media platforms, including Google and Facebook. They also performed an SEO audit and implemented new technical measures to improve search rankings.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Billy Guan
CEO, CocuSocial
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In a short period of time, Upgrow's SEO efforts have garnered significant results. Overall traffic has increased, which has led to an increase in orders. Communicative with their team was easy. Their team is professional and dedicated to solving problems.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of CocuSocial. CocuSocial is a marketplace for culinary experience like cooking classes, baking classes, wine tasting workshops and mixology events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Upgrow?

Upgrow set up and manages our PPC advertisement on Google, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. Upgrow also did a comprehensive SEO audit and technical implementations.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to increase revenue while maintain profitability.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed a lot of marketing agencies before selecting Upgrow.

Describe the project in detail.

The project includes PPC advertisement on Google, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram as well as a comprehensive SEO audit and technical implementations. The vendor is involved in both from scratch since we haven't done any PPC or SEO before. They showed solid understanding and skills from the beginning.

What was the team composition?

There are four key people involved in our project. Ryder, the co-founder, lead our SEO effort. Danny, the co-founder, and Mike, the director of PPC, lead our PPC effort. Ben helped us on the technical SEO implementation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within a month, our SEO has shown great results. Our sessions have increased 18% and orders have increased 33% over a month. We are about to launch PPC this week and we are very excited to see the results!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication with the agency is easy and quick. We have biweekly meetings but I can communicate with them through Basecamp or email on a daily basis. Sometimes we schedule zoom meetings for complex issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I am impressed by their expertise in both SEO and PPC. They are also professional and dedicated.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything is great so far.

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 an Insurance Company

"Upgrow is easy to work with and does exemplary work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Upgrow manages advertising campaigns as well as search-engine marketing, Google Ads, and PPC.  

The Reviewer
William Hanley
Vice President, Jurisco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The campaigns have increased visibility and achieved positive results across a variety of metrics. Upgrow achieves success by leveraging a versatile skill set and deep expertise. The team is personable and deftly manages expectations.

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 VP of Jurisco, a legal bonding insurance company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Upgrow?

We had recently ended a relationship with our previous SEO and PPC vendor. I needed a new agency to manage our PPC, Google Ads, and overall online marketing presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Upgrow manages our online marketing and advertising campaigns. The team aims to make our company imminently searchable and positioned for lawyers that require our services immediately. We track views, searches, clicks, and conversions.

What is the team composition?

Danny (Co-Founder, Upgrow) is our main point of contact. We also work with Einstein (PPC Specialist, Upgrow) and a few other teammates on search-engine marketing (SEM) and PPC.

How did you come to work with Upgrow?

I found them through word of mouth in San Francisco.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $20,000, which includes $1,500 monthly payments and a few setup fees.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2018 and the partnership is ongoing on a monthly basis.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were the least expensive of all the vendors we considered.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Paid Advertising for a Database Company

“They're very methodical, diligent, and capable of learning and adapting."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Helping a business acquire more qualified leads, Upgrow has been managing Google Ads, paid search, and paid social media advertising.

The Reviewer
Head of Digital Marketing, Database Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is happy with the quality of Upgrow’s work and is able to reach quarterly MQL goals. Upgrow meets all needs, while their exceptional communication skills make them easy to work with.

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 head of digital marketing at a database management company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Upgrow?

We wanted to grow our digital and advertising footprint and acquire more qualified leads, so we were looking for a vendor to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We define a quarterly MQL (Marketing Qualified Leads) goal and Upgrow helps us meet it, managing everything regarding paid search, paid social media, and paid marketing. They oversee our Google Ads, Facebook advertising, LinkedIn, and Twitter campaigns.

What is the team composition?

We mostly work with an account manager.

How did you come to work with Upgrow?

The relationship had started before I joined the company in November 2018.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in early 2018 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They've helped us reach our MQL goals and our internal team is happy with the quality of their work. We have a long sales cycle, so it's hard to measure exact results.

How did Upgrow perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very organized. We talk three times a week via phone or email and we use Asana for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're very methodical, diligent, and capable of learning and adapting.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They've been gaining more knowledge in the B2B tech stack, which is not a weakness, but rather an area in which they've been improving.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It's always helpful to have well-defined objectives.

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

Paid Advertising for Cloud-Based Data Pipeline

"Their customer service is valuable—they’re willing to put in the effort to achieve success."

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

Upgrow supports ongoing marketing and advertising efforts. They performed an audit, created a strategy, and manage Google Ads and PPC campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
California, United States
Michael Price
Senior Marketing Manager, Alooma
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After beginning the project, the business experienced substantial growth in quality leads thanks to the new marketing avenues and pipelines being utilized. The Upgrow team’s flexibility and transparency in trying new budget-friendly approaches have made them a valuable partner.

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 senior marketing manager of Alooma. We provide a cloud-based data pipeline which enables companies to compile their data into one destination.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Upgrow?

We hired Upgrow to help with our paid search efforts. Our goal was to create a clear strategy that helps us engage with our audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we began the project, my business didn’t have any solid approach to paid search marketing. Upgrow audited our company to better understand our audience and positioning. They guided us toward which channels to use and how to shape our campaigns. Their team manages our PPC efforts using the two networks of Google Ads: Google Search and Google Display.

What is the team composition?

Danny (Co-Founder, Upgrow) is my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Upgrow?

An employee of our company had worked with the founder of Upgrow in the past. I wasn’t a member of the team at this point, but we chose them for the project because of their past relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$100,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've had a trial-and-error approach to the project, so we don’t have exact success metrics. We’ve been able to explore new pipelines and avenues because of Upgrow’s support. The impact of their team has been a positive one. There have been increases in the number of qualified leads coming to us. We’re pleased with the work they’ve done, even with our changing budget.

How did Upgrow perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re a very organized team, so they’re easy to work with. We have bi-weekly meetings, communicate through Slack, and they provide clear and regular reports on their progress. They communicate effectively and are very transparent, so we’re pleased with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their customer service is valuable—they’re willing to put in the effort to achieve success. Responsiveness and transparency have been their strongest traits.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I haven’t had any issues with their team. I hope as they continue to grow, the high level of service they provide is maintained.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Nothing comes to mind. I've been completely satisfied thus far.

5.0
Overall Score We've had no issues and their follow-through is amazing. They're a great team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything, even the ad hoc requests, are delivered quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don't have a reference for the average cost, but their work is worth the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a high standard of work and continue to exceed my expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're a high-integrity team and I'd definitely recommend them.