Last Year’s Top 3 U.S. Search Marketing Agencies Continue To Lead In 2013 Report

Ad Age agency listEvery year, Ad Age ranks the top performing U.S. search marketing agencies based on the previous year’s U.S. and worldwide revenue. This year, the top three agencies held their 2012 report rankings, with iCrossing, 360i and iProspect coming in at No. 1, 2, and 3 on the list of largest U.S. search marketing agencies.

360i was responsible for the fast-thinking Oreo tweet during the blackout at this year’s Superbowl. The agency also received a Facebook Studio Award for an Oreo social media marketing campaign. iCrossing recently received a Shorty Award for their Maker’s Mark #CocktailParty2012 social media campaign.

Ad Age Top search marketing agencies

360i and iCrossing were also named leaders in a Q4 2012 Forrester report evaluating search marketing agencies, along with Performics which ranked No. 5 on the Ad Age list. Other top ten Ad Age search marketing agencies that made the Forrester report included Covario and iProspect which were named strong performers, as well as Acronym which ranked as a contender on the Forrester report.

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  • Pat Grady

    Wow, my competitors (and I use the word very loosely, we’re so small we’re a microbe in their ecosystem), are killing it!

  • Michael Martin

    Glad to see Covario crack the top 10…lot more to do :)

  • Joe

    Not saying that iProspect buys links but they reached out to me and bought a link on one of my websites. So yea, they are dangerously close to being exposed.

  • Chris Zaharias

    Clearly #4-10 need only put an ‘i’ prominently in their name to move up a few notches!

  • Josh

    4 of the mentioned firms have reached out to me to buy links on my or my clients websites. Very interesting stuff…

  • Josh

    Yup. Same here.

  • Joe

    If you read their SEO link building page on their site, they pretty say they buy links.

    Here’s what they wrote:
    Once we have identified the appropriate contact persons at the target website, we work closely with you to review and recommend the page(s) on your website that would be most informative and beneficial to their visitors and recommend link text that would persuade users to take action.

    I hope their clients know they buy links.

  • John E Lincoln

    Hope to see on this list soon! Congratulations to these guys for remaining strong.

  • Corey Quinn

    Great work TSA!!

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