Content Marketing World 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is topseos?

topseos is an independent research company providing evaluation and rankings of the best internet marketing service providers since 2002. Through our research, we have identified the best internet marketing agencies providing services over five regions including the US, Canada, Australia, India, and the UK.

How are companies ranked?

Companies that are ranked on topseos have gone through a rigorous evaluation criteria developed since 2002. We connect with companies to understand their methodologies and approaches to providing services to their customers and connect with customers of their internet marketing services to better understand their feedback of services provided.

What makes us independent?

As the independent authority on internet marketing products and service providers, topseos is not affiliated with any public administrative agencies, government entities, non-profit organizations, or otherwise related to any private parent or subsidiary companies that would otherwise undermine its impartiality in performing evaluations of various companies. We have no financial or ownership interest in any of the companies which we rank from time to time.

How does topseos benefit those seeking internet marketing services or products?

There are a lot of companies out there providing internet marketing services and products. We take the time to do research, evaluate, and rank service providers based on the services and products they provide, their overall quality, and our evaluation criteria developed since 2002. While it may be confusing to decide which service provider or software developer will provide the best quality service or software, we offer a service to filter out those who offer empty promises against those who provide excellent value, strictly based on merit. This in turn saves those looking for internet marketing services or products time, money, and ensures those businesses an increase in revenue and profitability.

How does topseos benefit those providing internet marketing services or products?

Companies that become a part of topseos enjoy the benefits of increased exposure to potential clients through the directory of service and product providers as well as the evaluations and rankings service. Companies listed in the directory have access to update their profiles and provider relevant information to potential customers looking for their services. Not only is it a chance for providers to increase their return on investment and obtain more clients, it's an opportunity to be listed by an independent authority in the industry.

Are these companies really the best companies out there?

The companies listed on our rankings are ranked based on the evaluation criteria through our research and experiences developed since 2002 at topseos. Solution providers undergo our rigorous evaluation process, our in-depth research processes, which can be reviewed in further detail here. We take extreme measures to ensure the companies we recommend truly excel in their categories, however, having said, these are our opinions. There certainly is a train of thought that would indicate that no one company fits all service or product requirements. These companies simply meet their objectives, in our opinion, consistently and thus are ranked as the best by us. We urge consumers to always do their own research to determine the best fit for their project but to use topseos.com as a resource for their own research.

How do I apply for the rankings?

You can apply for evaluation here on topseos.com. To fill out the Apply of Rankings form, click here.

Are there agencies that provide great services or products that may not be listed on your website?

In some rare cases, there may be companies that are newer or have not been introduced to topseos that provide admirable internet marketing services or products. We currently rank the best agencies in US, UK, Australia, Canada, & India. We are constantly looking at growing markets and plan on reviewing agencies and solution providers outside of these regions. Additionaly, while we certainly take time to research and find new companies to evaluate and rank, with an industry that is constantly changing there are new firms and software developers appearing on a normal basis.

I want to get involved and have my agency or product ranked, what is the next step?

To become a part of topseos.com, we urge service and tool providers to register online in order to obtain their access to a company profile and the opportunity to select from both our basic and premium inclusion here.

The basic inclusion gives companies the ability to generate a company profile page. They can decide which categories they specialize in. Furthermore, it gives them the ability to be searched within our general directory.

The premium inclusion includes the ability for companies to be evaluated and ranked for their specific categories based on what they focus on. Having the opportunity to be evaluated and ranked means more visibility from customers looking for the best internet marketing agencies or products and being included amongst the best companies in the industry.

Companies can also opt-in to our DirectConnect and Visibility+ inclusion addons. DirectConnect allows over 60,000 plus visitors a month to connect to agencies and software developers in our directory through the online calling system. The Visibility+ inclusion addon allows the company to list their phone number and website URL on their company profile page, giving potential customers the option of viewing their website and giving them the ability to contact them over the phone.

What are the other services offered on topseos?

topseos offers a number of different services to provided added benefits to buyers and providers of internet marketing services. All of these services are generally offered for free to the community.

The Pathfinder service allows for buyers of internet marketing services to use topseos to find the best internet marketing company, allowing topseos to understand the project requirements and find three companies that can service the project objectives.

The EthicsViolations service aims at identify companies and individuals that have a pattern of unethical business practices that could put clients at risk for using their internet marketing services or products.

The Conflict Resolution service allows for both internet marketing buyers and providers to have a third-party able to help resolve conflicts that either side may have with the other whether it be a customer not paying for services rendered or a provider not providing for services paid for.

What is the evaluation criteria?

We have refined our evaluation criteria since 2002 based on our research on each of the internet marketing services and product categories that we evaluate and rank. For more detailed information on our evaluation criteria on any specific category, click here.

How can I contact topseos?

You can contact topseos by using our contact us form located here, sending us an e-mail, or contacting us by phone at 1-800-874-2458.

How do you keep up with the trends of an industry that moves so fast?

With an industry that is constantly evolving, we connect with agencies on a regular basis to learn of the latest practices, technologies, and competitive advantages that each company has. We attend a majority of the industry conferences, allowing us to connect with a large audience of service and product providers. Often times service and product providers share with us a new service or a beta product prior to release to the general public to gain feedback from us.

How can I advertise on topseos?

We allow advertisements only from companies that are not providing services in areas that we evaluate and rank for.

To advertise on topseos, you can purchase advertisement directly from our website. Our advertising section located here gives information on ad placement, appearance, specifications, and how our advertisements can help you. Advertisers must also meet our advertising policy located in the advertising area.

How can I update my profile on topseos?

To update your profile on topseos, companies can access the member's area with the username and password. To obtain credentials to access a profile without the username and password, companies can contact topseos through our contact us page to verify their identity and participation in the company.

What is the SEO and PPC competition?

The topseos SEO and PPC competition is a year-long evaluation that puts service providers to the test of providing excellent service in a number of areas for each category they participate in on a yearly basis. During the year, companies involved are evaluated based on our competition criteria and awards are given out to those who best match the criteria we have set at the end of the year.

For more information on the SEO and PPC competition, click here.

How do I get involved in the SEO and PPC competition?

To get involved in the SEO and PPC competition, one can fill out the form that is located here.

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