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Youtech & Associates (‘Youtech’ for short) CEO Wilbur You incorporated the company in July 2012 with the $600 he had to his name. Times were tough without a consistent revenue stream, but You and his team of two at the time made it work. His goal was to personally call 100 companies every day with an offer to build their websites for $500. Ninety-nine times out of 100 his proposal would be rejected, but as we all know, all it takes is one.

After three to four months, You and his charges finally had enough money to move to downtown Naperville – and they never looked back. Within 6 years, Youtech moved to a 6,000 square foot office at its current address and opened up another 5,000 square foot office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

From the days of going after small mom-and-pop shops to signing quarter-million dollar deals, Youtech has never wavered in its commitment to treating each project like it’s the last. Developing websites will always be our bread and butter, but our programming, mobile app development, and digital marketing strategies have grown more sophisticated as we increase our national footprint. The addition of our Scottsdale office has been a significant milestone in entering new markets and industries. Don’t stop us now.

Why We’re The Best

As a modern, full-service agency, Youtech combines the best qualities of both digital and traditional marketing and advertising to effectively achieve your goals. In an industry where change is the constant, we’re comfortable being uncomfortable. Taking on new disciplines and projects refines our skills and makes us not just better for ourselves, but our clients.

Youtech is filled to the brim with the most sharp-witted minds in the all dedicated working together to accomplish one goal: building your empire.

 
$5,000+
 
$200 - $300 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Naperville, IL
headquarters
  • 387 Shuman Blvd, Suite 310W
    Naperville, IL 60563
    United States
other locations
  • 5725 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 100
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Simplicity Marketing

Northwestern Medicine

Awesome hand Gaming

UrbanMatter

Best Value Vacs

Miller Coors

Beyond Measure Training

American Vending Sales

Next Door & Window

Pool in Floor

Square one Concepts 

Prime Steaks 

Zano Salons

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

Willie Washer

Pivot Point

TapHouse Kitchen

UrbanMatter

UrbanMatter is a nightlife and entertainment platform dedicated to helping Chicagoans keep tabs on what really matters in their city. With a monthly digital readership totaling over 150k – and a new mobile app boasting more than 13,000 downloads to date – UrbanMatter’s multinetwork approach to news and events makes it possible for local readers to stop relying on inauthentic, out-of-touch sources for the info they crave.

With UrbanMatter, we were given the unique opportunity to build a modern media brand entirely from scratch. Beginning as Chicago Genie in 2015, UM got its start as a small-scale blog intent on using the insider knowledge of Youtech’s city-based writers to drive traffic. Recognizing a knack-for-news on behalf of our content creators – as well as a growing demand for reliable publications on the part of Chicagoans – it was the combined efforts of Youtech’s SEO, creative, and marketing teams that allowed us to take UrbanMatter from these humble beginnings...

Ace Home Services

ACE Home Services goal was very direct: Drive Leads. Increase Sales. ACE came to Youtech in hopes of gaining more calls and qualified leads, which in return, would result in more sales. In a competitive operation such as this, ACE had the top-notch quality, they just needed the finishing touch to bring awareness to all they had to offer.

Luckily, Youtech was able to fix that, using PPC and SEO to make the ultimate impact.

Youtech provided a forefront marketing strategy that optimized the number of people reached by ACE Home Services, using PPC and SEO as the back legs of its gameplan.

Through PPC and SEO efforts, Youtech created polished Social Media, Website, and ad content, improving clarity, preciseness, and allure to grasp the full attention of potential customers. ACE Home Services’s website contained bulks of information that Youtech was able to gather, reorganize, and prioritize, and even now Youtech is currently revamping their Website to ensure...

Abacus Early Learning Centers

Abacus Early Learning Centers are Level 4, NEPCA-accredited childcare and educational centers in central and northeast Indiana. Abacus children are provided structured learning centers, small and large-group activities, and individualized experiences on a daily basis. Through observation and assessment, teachers develop educational plans based on the personal strengths and weaknesses of the children in their group.

Accubow

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Accubow is the world’s first augmented reality archery training mobile app. The Accubow system is comprised of a specialized bow with a single-resistance band that can be increased or decreased from 10 to 70 pounds of pulling resistance. The bow is synchronized with the Accubow app once activated and made with a phone mount to hold your phone in place while using the app. To use the app, archers pull back, take aim, and shoot at a designated target as if using a real arrow. Triggered by the pullback, archers watch as their virtual arrows hit the targets on their phone screen.

Accubow is a revolution. It’s the most advanced, complete, and effective archery training device ever created, all while looking, feeling, and releasing like a traditional bow.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is a concept under the Square One Concepts hospitality management group in Scottsdale, AZ that has over 10 locations throughout Arizona and San Diego. It has become one of Arizona’s and California’s hottest neighborhood restaurants/bars because, as in their name, they keep it simple, serving what they say they do: the coldest beers and most flavorful cheeseburgers. All menu items are made fresh in-house, with build-your-own burger options that have been the topic of many IG posts and dubbed by foodies near and far as “drool-worthy.”

In addition to a jam-packed menu of game day favorites, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers keeps the energy high with over 30 HD flat screen TV’s scattered throughout each location. Premium sound systems and outdoor patios complete the perfect place to cheer on your team.

Bourbon & Bones

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Bourbon & Bones, a Square One Concepts restaurant, is a modern, upscale American steakhouse in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Bourbon & Bones speaks for itself, letting its high-quality ingredients, freshly-cut steaks, and extensive collection of luxurious bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches do the talking. Award-winning executive chef, Joshua James “J” Amonson, personally tends to every plate, because when it comes to steak, only the best will do. His fresh twists on timeless dishes strike a perfect balance of flavor, presentation, and innovation. And did we mention the drinks? Cocktail seekers will also be in good hands with house mixologist, Rich Moe, who will concoct anything your palette desires.

A CUT ABOVE

Bourbon & Bones needed an online persona that spoke to its sophisticated, fine dining atmosphere and innovative dishes. In walked Youtech. Youtech put its best foot forward to develop a new website, launch a social...

The law firm of McGann, Ketterman & Rioux

The law firm of McGann, Ketterman & Rioux, located in the heart of Chicago, concentrates its practice in all aspects of labor and employment law, ERISA enforcement, and employee benefits law. The firm represents numerous labor organizations and workers, plus Taft-Hartley pension, welfare, and apprentice training funds throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

CASE DISMISSED

MKR collaborated with Youtech to develop a new website that spoke to the firm’s long-standing expertise and success in labor law. Youtech’s creative team buckled down, taking new company photos, drafting content, and building a responsive website. What remains is an online presence that propelled MKR into the 21st century. (And hopefully beyond!)

Next Door & Window

Next Door & Window

SEO – PPC

Next Door & Window is the leader in the home improvement industry for homes, entry doors, and house siding. Family-owned since 1947, Next Door & Window has helped homeowners throughout Naperville, Illinois, and nearby areas boost the curb appeal, functionality, and energy efficiency of their homes with contemporary upgrades that are built to last.

Goal? Drive New Leads

Next Door & Window came to Youtech to improve their ROI with Google Ads. With their previous agency, they were experiencing 9 appointments scheduled at a $10,000 budget with 2 closed coming out to a $5,000 CPA (cost per acquisition). The company was most interested in creating a new campaign structure to drive new leads for both windows and doors.

Services

The Youtech team started managing Next Door & Window Google Ads account and within the first 30 days, Youtech dropped...

Square One Concepts

Web Design – Web Development – Social Media – SEO

Square One Concepts is a full-service hospitality management, design, and consulting firm located in Scottsdale, AZ. The group’s mission is to create unique, enduring restaurant and nightlife concepts that provide guests with enjoyable and memorable experiences. Square One is led by a management team with over 100 years of combined experience. Its founder and CEO Barrett Rinzler has created, designed, and managed over 20 individual concepts in multiple locations throughout the Southwest, including Scottsdale, San Diego, and Denver.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers offering is pretty self-explanatory – cold beers, cheeseburgers, and sports, all things that make life wonderful. The menu features daily-made eats with fresh ingredients and over 150 beer choices on draught, bottled, or canned. The casual, neighborhood-bar feel has made it a choice...

Glory Gains Gym

Glory Gains Gym

Web Design – Web Development

Glory Gains Gym is a personal training facility in Scottsdale, AZ for trainers and their clientele. Glory Gains Gym founder and owner Caleb Hock wanted to create a place where everyone, regardless of fitness levels, found common ground in fitness and sought a higher purpose in helping others accomplish their goals.

Who is Glory Gains Gym?

Members of Glory Gains can join the gym as part of a training group or individually to train in their preferred format. A 45-yard turf field, brand new equipment, and premier individual and group training spaces provide the tools everyone needs to succeed

With the vision and work ethic of a small group, Glory Gains grew from four trainers and 100 members to 20+ trainers and 700+ members in less than a year.

No Guts, No Glory

In an age where self-image is defined as what is “liked” or deemed acceptable by others on...

Best Value Vacs (BVV)

Best Value Vacs

SEO – PPC – Retargeting – Email Marketing – Social Media – Web Design – Web Development – Branding

Best Value Vacs (BVV) is an e-commerce giant that sells vacuum chambers, extractors, and material processing equipment to universities, laboratories, dispensaries, and individual consumers. The company grosses over $15 million from online sales annually.

Improved Web Performance

Best Value Vacs came to Youtech to improve their site performance, specifically to clear up ongoing issues from its web developer. The company was most interested in creating a more positive user experience while continuing to drive new traffic and conversions for its thousands of products.

Why a Rebrand?

Best Value Vacs was facing a crisis of conscience. Although the monthly profits were high, the Best Value Vacs team had been feeling for a while that they were standing on shifting sands. Their...

Awesome hand Gaming

Awesome Hand Gaming

SEO – Email Marketing – Social Media – Web Design – Web Development – Branding

Awesome Hand Gaming is a licensed video terminal operator (TO). AHG entered the legalized video slot machine industry in 2009 after the passing of the Illinois Video Gaming Act. Awesome Hand Gaming made the logical jump to video slot machines after 70 years in the food vending and entertainment industries.

The Issue

Awesome Hand Gaming, part of the A&H Management and A&H Entertainers family of business, enjoyed two generations of success in jukeboxes, video arcade gaming consoles, darts, and billiards. Yet, its challenge was twofold: Helping locations market themselves to gamers, and then, by extension, marketing directly to gamers themselves. In other words, AHG had to somehow crack marketing to both B2B and B2C segments under one roof. On top of that, operators and bar/tavern establishments were having a hard...

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Web Dev & Logo Design for Custom Apparel Company

“I’m eager to show off the new site that Youtech built for us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Youtech developed an informational website for branding services. They conducted research and testing to determine a color scheme. Deliverables included interactive elements, a contact page, and graphics.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Doron Jampolsky
Owner, Things Branded
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Youtech strove to tap into the existing voice and brand, ultimately delivering a website that internal stakeholders are proud of. Their design approach was thorough, creative, and personalized. The team was incredibly engaging and communicative.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of Things Branded. We are a top supplier of branded apparel and material, and we cater to the B2B space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

Our website was fifteen years old, and we couldn’t find a web developer that was familiar with the software or language. We hired Youtech to develop a new website for us. Since our products are custom-made, we wanted our site to be more informational than e-commerce-based.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Youtech developed our new website from the ground up. We had a preliminary conversation so that Youtech could understand the direction we wanted to go in. They did an in-depth psychological test of our company and our personalities to determine a color scheme. They developed the color palette based on the message we wanted to convey and what we wanted to accomplish. The team created a contact page and some interactive elements; they also did logo design and graphics.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team lead. About ten Youtech team members were involved in the project. Youtech assigned two people to determine the color scheme.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

One of our clients suggested we contact Wilbur (Founder and CEO, Youtech). I visited Youtech’s website and, although I’m not very technical, I could tell that their work was functional and well-designed.

What is the status of this engagement?

My company began working with Youtech in October 2018, and we launched the website in January 2019. Although they completed the project, Youtech provides ongoing maintenance and support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before working with Youtech, I avoided giving out our company’s web address; instead, I preferred more face-to-face business. I’m eager to show off the new site that Youtech built for us. I’m impressed with the final product.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

Youtech’s communication was top-notch; they were in constant contact, whether they were seeking clarification or sending screenshots of their work. Our team lead and Wilbur were always available. This may be standard protocol, but their commitment blew me away. We communicated via phone and email. Our teams also engaged via a forum-like project management platform, where we kept transcripts and notes. Since the website’s only been live for a few months, we’re still making tweaks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their approach to developing our color scheme was fascinating. They integrated colors that really worked for what we were trying to accomplish. Also, I liked how easily I could reach our team led. If we decide we do want to take an e-commerce route, we will definitely re-engage Youtech.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I found no room for improvement, and I’m saying this as someone with no stake in Youtech’s success.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

If you’re like me and have no tech background, don’t be afraid to ask when you don’t understand something.

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 & Website Redevelopment for Consulting Company

“They have a well-thought-out development process and their team’s expertise is solid.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2017 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Youtech redeveloped a consulting company website by modernizing the design and UI/UX. They also worked with in-house staff to improve SEO for lead generation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois
Philip Krone
Founder, Productive Strategies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team was organized and delivered everything they said they would. The new site looks cleaner and more modern. It’s unfortunate, however, that the SEO strategies didn’t end up improving lead generation quality or quantity.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Productive Strategies. We help companies that sell B2B increase their revenue. We also help not-for-profit companies improve their development efforts and their communications with their boards of directors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We wanted to improve our online lead generation and didn’t have the time to manage it ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started out focused on SEO and optimizing our site, then realized that we ought to completely redo it. Our team provided the text and Youtech handled the graphics and UI/UX. They also changed over the base software used to build it.

What is the team composition?

We had an account manager and two or three other team members worked with us day to day.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

A prospective client introduced them to us, actually, and had mentioned that they were thinking of using them for social media management and web development. We met with them and were impressed, so we decided to work with them on our SEO.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from August 2017–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site looked more modern, which we’re happy about. We didn’t see any change in terms of lead generation quality or quantity, which was disappointing but not unsurprising. It’s been a struggle for the whole 25 years we’ve been online, so it’s not really Youtech’s fault. They accomplished everything they said they would do. We’d definitely continue to refer business to them.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very organized. They came in with a plan and executed it well. In terms of communication, they’d send us regular reports and we’d have phone calls to discuss the results. We also touched base frequently via email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a well-thought-out development process and their team’s expertise is solid.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m not sure. Maybe they could’ve evaluated what we did and considered whether another marketing strategy like pay-per-click would’ve been more effective.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Nothing really comes to mind.

3.0
Overall Score We had a great experience working with them, but we were disappointed with our ROI.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The prices were reasonable and there were no changes during the project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve referred them before.

Shopify Website Dev for Educational Organization

“We could tell they read our feedback and took it seriously.”

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

Youtech provided Shopify website development services, working on redeveloping the backend of a website. They have now moved their focus to SEO, Google Ads, and email campaigns to drive sales.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Patrick McWhortor
CEO, Cosanti
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website development efforts have produced excellent results, improving the look and feel, usability, and backend organization and efficiency of the platform, while online marketing is now underway. The team is always responsive, attentive, and thorough in their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president and CEO of Cosanti, a charitable organization dedicated to advancing the intersection of architecture and ecology. We seek support from the community through things like a for-profit subsidiary that manufactures and sells bronze and ceramic wind bells.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We wanted to take advantage of a donation that we received from Google that equates to $10,000/month in free click-through advertising through Google Ads. We needed help with the strategy to make more effective use out of that—we’d signed a contract to focus on the wind bell business and wanted to use an online marketing strategy to grow our revenues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One of their recommendations was that we should optimize our online store for purchases of bells. They rebuilt our website using Shopify as the backend and made it work better for online purchasing. The actual look and feel of the site, the basic design, and some of the content came from our existing site, but they did all the integration.

We’ve just started a new contract, for which they’ll be managing SEO, Google Ads, and email campaigns to drive more traffic and more sales. If it works and delivers results, we’ll continue to work with them.

What is the team composition? 

When we kicked off, we had an initial meeting with our account rep and Wilbur (CEO & Founder, Youtech). We were then assigned a project manager to be our point of contact.  

How did you come to work with Youtech?

They were already contracted before I started.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website went live in December, only one day behind schedule, which I found absolutely remarkable. They were actually done with it early, but we delayed it because we were launching our new POS system at the same time and needed to make tweaks. Our customers who also used the old site say it’s a far better purchasing experience now. We’re very satisfied with what we have, and it rolled out very smoothly.

They also produced some additional benefits that we’ve been enjoying. The Shopify backend is useful to for the internal processing of phone orders or for use in our shipping department—it’s created all kinds of new efficiencies and processes that we didn’t expect when we first started the engagement. The next phase is to do online marketing and hopefully drive an increase in sales.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager was attentive, responsive, and diligent throughout the whole project. It was phenomenal all the way through and the fact they delivered on time was amazing. 

They have an online project management tool in which we could see every element of the project. Any time I logged in, it laid out all the different stages of the project in a visual way and made it very clear whether we were on time or not, and if not, what needed to be done to catch up. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a methodology that everybody in the organization buys into, understands, and utilizes. They really listen—at some moments, we offered very detailed feedback on the design and content, which they understood and made changes accordingly. They also pushed back where they should and explained why something wouldn’t work. In other areas, where there was a design choice and our opinion mattered, they took that into account. We could tell they read our feedback and took it seriously.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be as thorough as possible. They’re very good at listening thoroughly and carefully to what you’re trying to achieve. Make sure you take advantage of every idea you have. They’re very good at taking that into account and delivering what you want to see delivered.

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

SMM & Website Maintenance for Security Company

“They're very goal-oriented and have exceptional communication skills.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Helping increase the number of leads, Youtech has made improvements to the website and managed SEO for it. They also assist with digital marketing strategies and create content for LinkedIn.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Christopher Sherwin
President, Ultimate Security and Investigations of America
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The number of leads is on the rise and the in-house team is impressed with the customer service. Youtech goes above and beyond to meet all needs, while their flexibility coupled with their ability to produce work on time and on budget made them a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the president of Ultimate Security and Investigations of America. We do private investigations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We can't use conventional social media advertising, so we use a lot of word of mouth. We were looking for a vendor to help us generate more leads and find a social media platform that works.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, they've taken over the maintenance of our website. They’ve made some adjustments, added new features, and made suggestions in terms of the design, all of which helped improve the look and feel of the site. They also do SEO for us. In terms of digital marketing, they create content for our LinkedIn account. (LinkedIn is the only social media platform that works for us).

What is the team composition?

We've worked with an account manager, a social media team, and a website team.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

I was referred to them by our common friend. Youtech understood our goals and needs very well. I liked the plan that they put together and I was very comfortable with their price, so I decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They've stayed within our budget and met our goals. The number of leads has increased. (The first week we engaged Youtech, we got three leads). Also, they're flexible and willing to make changes if something is not working.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very organized. They make a plan and adhere to it. They always tell us ahead of time if they need to make changes to the schedule. Also, they keep us up-to-date with the progress, so we never have to wonder what is going on with the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're very goal-oriented and have exceptional communication skills.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You get what you pay for, so the number of services you receive depends on the price you pay.

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, Website Maintenance, & SMM for Hospitality Group

“No other agency even comes close to their communication and organizational skills.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Youtech oversees the digital presence of a regional hospitality group. They create content and manage social media, rebuilt the website, and spearhead SEO initiatives.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Scottsdale, Arizona
Zach Brash
Marketing Director, Square One Concepts
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The entire network benefits from Youtech’s SEO efforts. Traffic is greatly improved and returns on investment are clear. Communication is strong, and their responsiveness and innovation help keep the brand fresh and ahead of trends.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the marketing director of Square One Concepts, a hospitality group based in Arizona. We oversee about 25 bars and nightclubs in our region.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We were in a dark period digitally and didn’t have any fully functioning websites. Our social media was lacking, and we didn’t know much about SEO or Google rankings. We brought them on to bolster our digital presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired them for a six-month test trial and started working together on our social media. After they proved themselves, we reevaluated the partnership and brought them in to redo our whole website and the affiliated SEO.

They built everything from the ground up, starting with a full overhaul of all our websites. They do SEO for all of our concepts, run our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and manage all of our web design, hosting, and maintenance for our concepts. They oversee all our content design and posting.

What is the team composition?

We work with a project manager as our primary point of contact, but our interaction has evolved a little over the years. I deal with the SEO team and the social media team on a daily basis, and we all stay in close contact.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

I have a personal relationship with their CEO. I saw the work he did for friends of mine, and knew they would be an asset to our evolution. I liked the scope of the work they did and how big they were becoming, and I decided to bring them into our marketing realm.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked with them for about two years, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen massive growth thanks to our SEO. So many people come to us through our website, and the whole network of restaurants benefits from that return on investment. The brand exposure in mass media is phenomenal.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve worked with a lot of people in the past, but no other agency even comes close to their communication and organizational skills. They’re always on top of everything and complete everything in a timely manner. No matter how many emails I send in a day, they always respond within minutes with an answer or information.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their responsiveness and their innovativeness are impressive. They’re a young team and are always coming up with new ideas and staying ahead of trends. They anticipate what’s coming and put us ahead of our competitors. They’ve become a part of our family, and we go to them for anything.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They made important changes during our time with them and are a fully functional, well-oiled machine.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust their judgment and consider what they present to you. They will keep your budget in mind and will help grow your business. People are often nervous about using big agencies, but Youtech wants you to succeed.

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

SMM, SEO, & Web Design for Humanitarian Travel Agency

“Youtech successfully increased our online traffic and organic search rankings on Google...”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Youtech provided web development and social media advertising services. They continue to provide ongoing SEO, SMM, and PPC support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Naperville, Illinois
Simeon Kumar
Manager, City Express Travel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Youtech implemented effective marketing strategies that increased organic search rankings and overall online performance. Their team offers specialized skillsets for a variety of marketing needs. Timely, proactive, and responsive to client needs, they continue to be a great partner to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a manager at City Express Travel, a group travel agency that specializes in humanitarian and mission trips.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We engaged Youtech for web development and digital marketing services, including SMM, SEO, PPC, and social media management.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Youtech created our Facebook and Instagram accounts and helped us manage social media ad campaigns. They also helped redesign our website, simplifying each page, making it mobile friendly, and adding additional features as needed. They continue to provide SEO services and manage our PPC campaigns.

What is the team composition?

While we mostly work with one project manager, we've also worked with specialists on their team for different needs, including social media, SEO, and PPC.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

We researched local agencies in the Chicago area and originally worked with one of Youtech's competitors for a year based on their affordability. We switched over to Youtech when we realized they offered more and higher quality services. They were also great about educating us about their work and taking the time to understand our company's needs.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since September 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Youtech successfully increased our online traffic and organic search rankings on Google for various keywords. We're usually in the top three to five search results for targeted keywords thanks to their SEO efforts and how they've simplified our website.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been great to work with thus far. They're very timely and responsive; I generally get a response back from them within an hour of reaching out by phone or email. They also worked very efficiently on the website redesign, finishing all the edits within a couple of weeks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a large and specialized team that covers all of our needs, from web development to SEO and social media management. No one person on their team is spread thin, allowing them to produce higher quality work compared to other agencies. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Even though it didn't impact outcomes negatively, we had a lot of changes in the people working on our projects over the past year, so it would've been nice to have had more consistency in resources.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be upfront with their team about company goals and needs, and be open to their suggestions and feedback. Once Youtech started to fully understand our audience, they were able to hone in on marketing strategies to help us achieve our goals.

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

Magento Web Dev & Branding for Vacuum Equipment Company

"Never underestimate their abilities because they can find a solution to make ideas a reality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Summer 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Youtech redesigned a vacuum company’s website and coordinated an organizational rebrand—complete with a new logo and updated marketing collateral and business materials.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Naperville, Illinois
Candice Riha
Marketing Manager, Best Value Vacs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The redesigned website offers users a smoother online purchasing process, while email newsletters and social media feeds have experienced promising growth trends. Youtech provides an accessible and multitalented staff. Future clients can anticipate a communicative and reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the marketing manager for Best Value Vacs. We sell laboratory equipment as well as vacuum chambers for wood stabilizing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

We experienced some problems with our incumbent website developer, so we looked elsewhere for a vendor that could facilitate a website redesign and an organizational rebrand.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Youtech redesigned our website using the Magento platform, and they added the plug-ins and customizations that we needed. For our company rebrand, which we hope to launch in March 2019, Youtech has created a new logo and updated all of our label templates, banners, and marketing collateral.

What is the team composition?

Our team consists of Nathin (Creative Director, Youtech), Eric (Director of Search Marketing, Youtech), Patrick (Senior Graphic Designer, Youtech), Cedric (Paid Media Specialist, Youtech), and Adela (Graphic Designer, Youtech).

How did you come to work with Youtech?

One of our team members knew Youtech’s owner and recommended the business. We met with their team to discuss our goals, and we selected them following that conversation.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in summer 2016 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our website experiences fewer problems. Because we are primarily an online business, this makes purchasing from our website more user-friendly and seamless. Our email newsletter has increased its growth, so we have more people requesting our services and wanting to see our products. And our social media presence has grown because of their input. We’ve gotten a lot in return as a result of their work.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

We consider them to be an extension of our staff. I can call any member of their team and have problems resolved quickly. We benefit from having a healthy approach to communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have proven to be an accessible and reliable partner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We have a very good relationship with them, so as we find things that need improvement, we have directly addressed those issues with them. There haven’t been many of those instances, but they fix things as soon as possible.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Never underestimate their abilities because they can find a solution to make ideas a reality.

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

Web Design For Salon Chain

“They’re the best—very responsive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014
Project summary: 

Youtech & Associates redeveloped the website of a family owned beauty business. They redesigned the look of the site, moved it to WordPress, and worked on the site’s SEO and Google AdWords.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Nick Provenzano
General Manger, Zano Salons and Spa
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website’s new look is fresh and up-to-date, while its new features facilitate better communication with the site’s user. Youtech’s SEO work on backlinks improved the ranking for the site across all keywords, and their prompt answers to queries enabled the project to be completed on time.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Zano Salons and Spa is a family owned business with four salons and spas in the western suburbs of Chicago. I’m the general manager and head of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech & Associates?

We needed our website redeveloping. It had been done three years ago, but we wanted to move it to WordPress. Anything thing we wanted was to tap into Youtech’s design department and get some ideas on how to keep the site looking fresh and current. 

Finally, we needed help with SEO and Google AdWords. Our goal was to make sure we were showing up organically higher than we currently were.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed the website page-by-page. I would approve the design and content as they were completed. I let them decide the design and content on the site.

There are several great features on the new site. We get a lot of calls for spa parties, wedding parties, employment, and so on. Through Youtech’s recommendation, all information is captured in a form and then emailed to the appropriate person. That really helped us capture leads through that communication. We also sell gift cards on the site but no products.

Each month we tweak the site after examining many hits we’re getting. Youtech first recommended the keywords we should use for SEO.

How did you come to work with Youtech & Associates?

We did some research and found them. They have a good reputation in our market.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $10,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them 3 years ago, and the project took 2 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They improved the SEO through backlinks. I get a detailed report on a monthly basis that shows the organic hits and where we rank on keywords. Every keyword has gone up since we started.

How did Youtech & Associates perform from a project management standpoint?

I met with them as needed throughout the project. They’re the best—very responsive. I get an answer within minutes to any query I have during the work day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re pretty practical, which means there’s no fluff. When I have a question, they give me an answer and a recommendation that they back up with some data.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

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

PPC For Insulation Company

"I'm really happy with the personalized attention, and the ease at which I can reach my representative."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Youtech creates and manages Google ad campaigns to increase lead generation from pay-per-click campaigns. They also provide monthly reports to ensure that they are optimized.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Addison, Illinois
Cindy Carroll
VP, All Comfort Insulation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The click-through rate of these ads is 3.3%, which is above the national average. Youtech proactively monitors and edits the ads to optimize click-through rates. They are very easy to reach and responsive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a residential insulation company. We insulate walls and attics of existing homes and also do ventilation for attics and the roofs. I'm the vice president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech?

I wanted them to run my pay-per-click Google ad account to be able to get more leads from customers from Google searches.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They run my pay-per-click campaigns. They make up ads based on keywords that we've gone over, which have to do with the services that we provide. And then they give me a monthly reading of how many times they ran the ad and how many times it was clicked on. We can do it by type of ad, and we can change all the ads anytime we want. We can look at it by keyword, what position we're coming up on, what our click through rate is, and what my cost per click is. So they work to drive additional business my way.

How did you come to work with Youtech?

I had a previous pay-per-click campaign through another provider. My sales rep left the company and joined Youtech. He thought that it would be a good fit for us. So, he brought us over there where they’re a bit more hands on. I work with Eric, and I can call him anytime I want. We can go through the stats, up to the minute. He can break things down for me. It's a lot more hands on and personal.

How much have you invested with them?

I spend $2,000 a month.

What is the status of this engagement?

It has been about a year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can tell you that my click rate is 3.3%. The national average for the industry is 1.1%. So I'm very happy with how they're driving business my way. Eric takes the time to change things up if we notice something isn't working as well. Then he can watch the effects on a daily basis and see what's getting more results and more clicks.

How did Youtech perform from a project management standpoint?

They're wonderful. I can call Eric at any time. If he's out of the office, they let me know, and he gets back to me immediately. He'll reach out to me when he has something that he thinks he wants to change or something to share with us. I always get a monthly report from him that we go over in detail.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a younger company. I think that they are a little more up on technology than other companies that maybe a little older and set in their ways. I'm finding that that's important for this kind of work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, I can't think of anything. It's really been a very good experience.

5.0
Overall Score I'm really happy with the personalized attention, and the ease at which I can reach my representative. I'm very very happy.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No problem. They've always been on time with every single thing.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Especially compared to the previous company I was working with in terms of the returns.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They pay very great attention to your campaign to make sure it's giving you the best results you can get.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Definitely would recommend them to any colleague or friend.

Web Dev for Health Insurance Company

“Youtech has a young, energetic, and tech-savvy staff who can provide up-to-date solutions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Youtech provides comprehensive web services for multiple sites, including development, hosting, visual design, data backup, and SEO. Recently, the team helped with the transition to a new domain name.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Manager, Health Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website’s domain authority score has shown significant improvement ever since Youtech optimized its design and structure. Youtech’s team provides cutting-edge solutions that have a positive impact on usability, aesthetics, and SEO. Youtech also excels at project management and communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the digital marketing manager for an insurance wholesaler. We are interested in recruiting insurance agents and financial advisors to sell annuities to consumers. We hold the contracts with the insurance companies that issue the annuity contracts. We’re kind of the middle person between the agent and the insurance company. I’ve been working with the company for over 2 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Youtech & Associates?

For years, we had used a different vendor to host the corporate site as well as some of our agent websites. The agents we’ve recruited sometimes need help establishing their own business websites. However, our old vendor used some really outdated code, making it difficult to change anything. The analytics were virtually not there at all. When we would ask about visitors or any type of analytical data, the old vendor did not have it available because it was built on such an old platform. We looked to Youtech to make our corporate site and our agent sites up-to-date.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We consider Youtech & Associates as our go-to experts for building and hosting our websites. They are responsible for pretty much everything. We use WordPress and plug-ins for different requirements, such as e-commerce or pop-up forms to sign up for newsletters and collect lead data. Youtech is good at recommending plug-ins and setting them up for us. They also help us with data backup, content, and search engine optimization.

Last June 2017, Youtech helped us transition to our new company name and hosted our new website. We used to be known by a different company name. Our old URL had been around for so long that we really needed their help. They were key in helping us switch over to this new URL. Youtech’s design staff also came up with our new look. They have good designers. Our corporate office was very pleased with it and signed off on their work.

Youtech created several websites and optimized them for mobile, which was something we didn’t have before. Youtech helped improve our agents’ sites by integrating video, which is something we never had before either. We’re now able to track the hits and activity on those agent sites.  

We have an educational workshop program that’s pretty extensive, and Youtech is working on our website for that program. Consumers can go online and register for workshop courses at community colleges in their area. Youtech added an e-commerce capability that we didn’t have in the past.

From time to time, Youtech would even help us with content. Our corporate office sends us most of our content. Youtech would sort of mold it into the site so that it wasn’t too heavy, making the content more web-friendly. Youtech suggested that we write our own content and post it on our website. We were a little light on content, so they pushed us to write about popular topics so that we could drive traffic to those pages.

Youtech is helping us with SEO from start to finish. They’re doing business listings on Google and Bing for all of our offices across the country. They teach us how to use keywords, backlinks, and content more effectively. They also help us with the backend, metrics, and analytics.

What is the team dynamic?

I work closely with Youtech’s team. Every month, we have meetings and talk about our current efforts.

How did you come to work with Youtech & Associates?

They’re in Illinois, which is the same town that our office is located in. One of our principals knew them and contacted them. That’s how the relationship started.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together June 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our domain authority score has improved since using Youtech. That’s one of the biggest things that I’ve seen.

How did Youtech & Associates perform from a project management standpoint?

They are excellent. Youtech has been good at communicating with us consistently each week. This keeps us on track as far as a schedule goes. They make sure we’re getting things done when they need to be finished.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Youtech has a young, energetic, and tech-savvy staff who can provide up-to-date solutions. We’re in the insurance business, which moves more slowly and is a little outdated in terms of technology. Somebody like Youtech is really great for bringing us up-to-date with current technology.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have any complaints as far as the work they do is concerned.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don’t know the costs.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Illinois
ID
68617413
Date of Formation
Jun 24, 2012
Last Updated
Mar 23, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Apr 4, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
12
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
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Clutch
LAST UPDATED
May 1, 2019