Best Social Media Marketing Services
Evaluation Criteria for Best Social Media Marketing Services
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Best Social Media Marketing Services Canada - July 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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TimelinessFirm is up to date on current social media software and popular trends.Brand ManagementFirm understands business brand is able to manage it over various social media websites.ConsultationFirm offers business consultation time to fully understand business needs and online presence.MethodologyFirm is able to optimize social media through various methods including mobile and online.ReachFirm has a broad reach through a number of different social media services and has proven track record of finding broad audience. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
Search Engine People

Ajax, Ontario Jeff Quipp 1-877316930_ Visit Search Engine People File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2001 $5 million - $9,999,999 51 - 100 400 93% M DiscoveryChannel, Tidys Flowers, Bark Busters, Purolator, CAA
100%
100 100 100 100 100 NC More Info
2nd Award
Higher Visibility

Canada Adam Heitzman +1-901-672-7243_ Visit Higher Visibility File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2007 $5 million - $9,999,999 11 - 25 100+ 98% M Toyota Dealers, Allure Bridals, Achieve Card, Aarons, Mercedes Dealers
99.6%
100 99 100 99 100 NC More Info
3rd Award
VJG Interactive

Calgary, Canada Gaurav Sabharwal 438-800-2840_ Visit VJG Interactive File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2006 Over $10 million Above 100 200+ 98% L Circuit City, Studio 8, Werth Reality, ACE Hardware, Subway
98.8%
98 99 98 99 100 - More Info
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Outrider

Toronto, Ontario Chris Copeland 416-342-6800_ Visit Outrider File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1995 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 100+ 91% M Jaguar, Xerox, Sears, MetLife, Brinks
98.6%
100 99 97 98 99 NC More Info
5
Applecore Interactive

St Josephs, Newfoundland and Labrador Deborah Bourden 1-7097533652_ Visit Applecore Interactive File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2009 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 50+ 85% M Ruckus on the edge, DTCR, Targa Newfoundland, tecamor
99.2%
99 98 100 99 100 +1 More Info
6
MetaSEO

Montreal, Quebec Elazar Cohen 1-8556382736_ Visit MetaSEO File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2005 $1 million - $2,999,999 1 - 10 50 96% M Montreal Dentists, WeBuyGoldCanada, Gogax, Excel Toner, NE Mobile
98.2%
98 96 99 98 100 +1 More Info
7
SEM Expertise

Toronto, Ontario Justin Jung 1-8886056265_ Visit SEM Expertise File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2006 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 36 90% H Neo Informatics Corporation, FotoFix, RBC Financial Group, Simply Finanace, Car Accident Claim
97.8%
98 99 96 99 97 +1 More Info
8
U2R1 Media

Toronto, Ontario Sari Gabbay 1-4163458271_ Visit U2R1 Media File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2002 $1 million - $2,999,999 1 - 10 20+ 90% H ADMIRE - Employee Recognition, TanenbaumCHAT - High School, Robbins Hebrew Academy, Inneractive Enterprise Inc., Northwood Collections
97.4%
95 98 97 99 98 +1 More Info
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Search Tactix

Toronto, Ontario Shane Wagg 1-4168213074_ Visit Search Tactix File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2008 $250,000 - $999,000 1 - 10 56 99% M Confidential
97%
96 98 97 99 95 +1 More Info
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2 Web Design

Saskatchewan, Alberta M Shahid (306) 374-0392_ Visit 2 Web Design File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2002 Under $250,000 1 - 10 H Manek Mentorship, Gary Emde, MCP Speakers, Syndicated Journalist, VMG Saskatoon
96.8%
97 98 97 95 97 - More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best Social Media Marketing Services in Canada

topseos.com, the independent authority on search vendors, evaluates and ranks the best social media optimization companies in the internet marketing industry. Companies that are listed on topseos have gone through a rigorous evaluation process to determine the quality of work that is done. This often times also includes contacting several references of the company.  At the end of this process, the top companies are ranked.

topseos identified five key areas that are important to social media optimization: trend awareness, brand management, consultation, methodology, and reach.

The first aspect that is used to evaluate companies is trend awareness. How well does the company understand current online social trends? What sites are consumers using more? Are there any new trends on the way that the company has noticed, that others do not yet recognize, creating a competitive advantage for their clients?

The next aspect that vendors are evaluated by is brand management.  How well do they do at maintaining a consistent message between the main site of their clients and the social media profiles?  How is the vendor using social media to build the brand of their clients?

Consultation is the third vital part of social media optimization that is recognized by topseos.  How regularly does the vendor meet with the client to provide them with a status update?  Do they provide suggestions on how to use the social networks to convert to business?

We then analyze the methodology of the vendors.  This specifically evaluates the process by which the vendors work within the social networks.  How does the company work to build a following?  Do they use tactics that could end up getting their clients banned?

The ability of a vendor to provide their clients with the maximum possible effective reach is the final aspect evaluated by us.  We assess the vendor’s knowledge of the different audiences on the social networks, and determine their effectiveness at matching their client to the most appropriate audiences.

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • What analysis went into your website before the decision to implement social media optimization techniques to your website was determined?
  • How were your SMO tactics chosen?
  • What types of social media optimization techniques has your agency implemented on your project?
  • What was the process of implementation of those techniques?  Did you implement them all and launch all at the same time or was it implement a technique, roll it out, and then evaluate it, then go on to the next one?
  • What has been the impact to your conversion rates from the implementation of SMO techniques?