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top cleveland seo companyAs Clutch Top Cleveland SEO Company for 2024, our services for search engine optimization marketing in Cleveland help get your business on track.

We will provide your company with key marketing metrics including progress in rankings, traffic, sales for your business and return on investment.

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How We Help Local Businesses Thrive Through Cleveland SEO Services

SEO (search engine optimization) helps connect the dots between someone searching and the solutions you offer. Since so often a purchase begins with a search engine, SEO can help drive customers to your site, and our Cleveland SEO company can produce onsite content that will make them want to stay!

Other traditional marketing methods like flyers, TV and radio ads don’t provide the quantifiable and measurable results that SEO can. We can tell you exactly how people are coming to your website and how they reach out to your business.

Our SEO services in Cleveland can help get your business in front of people online, whether your company is the answer to “pierogis near me” or “Cleveland Browns gear” for a game at First Energy Stadium.

What to Expect with Our Cleveland SEO Marketing Services

During our search engine optimization campaigns, we brainstorm and implement a variety of carefully calculated strategies to bring success. Here are some tactics we commonly perform as we work with your business:

  • Keyword Research – We will work with you to create a keyword bank of terms that you wish to rank for and enter them into third-party keyword tracking software to track your ranking movement in search engines
  • Competitor Analysis – Analyzing your competitors is an important part of what we do so we can see what they are doing different and what gaps we can fill – we can also report them to Google if they are disobeying guidelines
  • Content Evaluation – From seeing how many pages are being indexed to evaluating word count, metadata, and more, we take a magnifying glass to all the content on your website to find which key pages need work
  • Optimized Copywriting – On top of expanding on the content you already have on your website, we can create new pages that we believe will help your rankings, as well as blog posts to expand your content
  • Strategic Link Building – To help build authority in the eyes of Google, we will build backlinks to your website from trustworthy sources such as directories, publications, blogs, and more
  • Optional Local Focus – As a Cleveland business, you may just serve the northeast Ohio area, and if that is the case we will incorporate additional local SEO tactics that further improve your local presence in the areas you serve
  • Technical Improvements – Sometimes, what is holding your website back from ranking better is its structure. Thankfully, we are development experts and are able to diagnose and address key technical issues on your website, then fix them to help your website rank higher

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How We Measure ROI & the Success of SEO Services

The digital platforms we use at our Cleveland SEO agency have one huge advantage: they let us measure exactly how effectively your marketing dollars are working for you. Website optimization is just one of many profit-driven online marketing opportunities. For this aspect of internet advertising strategy, we use industry-leading tools to evaluate:

  1. Overall website traffic
  2. Visitors who find you through search engines
  3. Inquiries, phone calls, or sales made through your site
  4. Where you stand in search results

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“John and the Sixth City team are wonderful to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable about SEO, digital marketing and website optimization. The team goes above and beyond to help clients reach marketing goals and is accessible to answer questions via phone, email and in-person meetings. They are true professionals and I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a digital marketing firm that will help take their business to the next level.” – Joni Bowen, Kent State University

Why Choose Our Search Engine Optimization Agency in Cleveland?

Because we’re dedicated to the Cleveland community, we want to help our neighbors succeed any way we can. That momentum can help make the city an even better place to live, work, and play in the long term.

And our name, Sixth City Marketing, pays homage to this great place we call home, since Cleveland was once nicknamed the Sixth City.

Not to mention, we are family-owned and operated by Cleveland natives, and enjoy showing love for our favorite city by giving back as well.

SEO Leadership

John Sammon

John Sammon

CEO & Founder

Brian Gorman

SEO Director

Maureen Darrah

Maureen Darrah

Senior SEO Operations Manager

Steve DiMatteo

Steve DiMatteo

Senior SEO Strategist/Content Manager

About Our Downtown Cleveland Location

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Our Cleveland SEO company is located right downtown on Superior and our headquarters is in Westlake.

Our downtown office is inside the Superior Building at:

815 Superior Ave E. #1712
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Hours of Operation

Monday 9AM-5PM
Tuesday 9AM-5PM
Wednesday 9AM-5PM
Thursday 9AM-5PM
Friday 9AM-5PM

Even though we are open Monday through Friday, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment through a form submission or phone call. We’d also be happy to travel to your offices, no matter if they are in Akron, Canton, Independence, or even Medina.

cleveland seo office viewWhere to Find Us

We are near the intersection of Superior and East 9th street. Our offices are overlooking Superior.

Nearby Locations

We are located right next to the Hampton Inn and a Dunkin Donuts so you can grab an afternoon coffee. We are also right down the street from the JACK Casino and Tower City.


If you are visiting our Cleveland office, there is a parking garage that is right behind the building, the Rockwell Garage.

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Cleveland Businesses We Have Helped with SEO and More

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Our Diverse Industry Experience

Not only have we helped those specific Cleveland businesses, but various others of all types and sizes. Some industries we have experience working for include:

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The Proof Is in the Pudding: Our Local Success Stories

Check out the statistics from some case studies of the Cleveland businesses we have helped over the years through customized SEO strategies that include content optimization, technical adjustment, competitor analysis, and much more.

Shini USA (Comparing Year to Year)

  • Increased monthly website visits by 28%
  • Increased monthly SEO traffic by 632%
  • Increased monthly online leads by 129%

Valco Valley Tool & Die (Comparing Year to Year)

  • Increased visits per month by 114%
  • Increased online inquiries per month by 543%
  • Increased site conversion rate from 1.54% to 4.6%

Kent State College of Business (Comparing Year to Year)

  • Increased leads from SEO by 38%
  • Increased overall leads by 135%

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“Fantastic to work with the Sixth City Team. We brought them in to our website hoping to increase traffic. With some initial quick changes we saw our traffic more than double within a matter of a couple of months. It is so valuable to have the input from experts who know how SEO and other marketing avenues work and can produce a far greater result than trying to beat the system on your own.” – Dan Eifel, Summers Rubber

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have some questions on search engine optimization, and we’re happy to help answer them. Here are some common questions we get asked while speaking with potential SEO clients:

Do I Need Local SEO?

It depends! Your business needs local SEO if you are a locally serving business, such as in-person businesses like gyms, restaurants, photography studios, and more. You could, however, need both local and national SEO if you are, say, a retailer who has a storefront locally but also an e-commerce website that can ship nationally. We will work with you to see what you want to target and see which option is best for your goals.

What If I’m Not Sure How to Update My Website?

Our team of website developers and content management system experts have utilized various web platforms, and will work with you to get proper login credentials and/or work with your website’s developer to ensure we will be able to add content to your website.

What Other Tactics Are Included in Local SEO?

Local SEO includes aspects such as optimizing or creating location pages, locally focused link building, citation management, and local profile optimization are just a few examples of some tactics we include in our local SEO strategies.

Can I Combine SEO with Other Services?

We would be happy to perform not only Cleveland search engine optimization but other services that would benefit your business including PPC advertising, website design, conversion optimization, and more.

Will I Be Able to See Data?

Of course, not only is transparency one of our main priorities, but you will also have access to your own Google Analytics account so you can see real-time data as well as top-level details in your monthly summaries.

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More Ways We Can Help Your Marketing

  • Website design and development (WordPress and Shopify)
    • Our in-house web design team would be happy to redesign your existing site, or build you a website if you’re just getting your business up and running.
  • Paid digital advertising (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, etc.)
    • We can help your business get in-front of your target audience, and above organic search results, via strategic pay-per-click management.
  • Conversion rate optimization
    • We know that getting traffic to your site and enabling them to convert are two very different things, thankfully we have the power to do both by helping your site’s design for conversion.
  • Social media marketing
    • Our team can help write and schedule out posts on major platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and more.
  • Email marketing
    • On top of our SEO services, we can help you with your email efforts by designing templates, writing and scheduling emails, and more.

Start with Our Cleveland SEO Agency Today

To start a conversation about how our Cleveland search engine optimization and other digital marketing services can help your business, or just vent about Cleveland sports to sympathetic fellow fans, give us a ring at 216-208-5724 or fill out the form on this page.

We look forward to getting to know you.

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