San Francisco SEO Agency

The Bay Area gave us Google—which means the Bay Area gave us SEO. What better headquarters for a cutting-edge Bay Area SEO agency, and what better background for an SEO agency than PR? Other SEOs will get you backlinks on directories and low authority blogs, and hand over B-grade "articles" from outsourced copywriters. We regularly land links from the Huffington Post, NYT, Techcrunch– and employ our in-house team of professional pitch/blog writers to hand you top notch content.


Our SEO philosophy

A. Good UX = good SEO

User Experience is Google's #1 ranking signal—good UX means higher engagement, higher retention, and more organic traffic. If users click on your page and bounce, you're going to get kicked down to page 2 or lower. That's why PR Hacker tests your usability before we make content recommendations—ensuring visitors to your site get exactly what they want, fast.


B. Good writing = good SEO

While some agencies knock out reams of mediocre content, stuff them with keywords, and call it a day, PR Hacker understands good writing is good SEO. Strunk and White is as relevant in SEO as it is in journalism. Clear, well-written content informs Google of your topic, and keeps users coming back, weeks, months, and years down the road.


C. Good partners = good SEO

Link-building partnerships with reliable, relevant, and reputable players in your space are key to visibility and long term health. Other agencies think transactionally, flooding your website with spammy —often paid— backlinks in hopes of a short term boost. We think in terms of value added: how can we be helpful to our partners, so they naturally want to link to our content?


Our Agency's SEO process

1. First we audit

Would a doctor prescribe medication before doing a checkup? Clearly not. SEO is no different. This is why we perform multiple checkups to determine the health of a website— including an in-depth technical site-audit, content gap analysis, and keyword research.


2. Next we create

Roadmap and editorial calendar in hand, we begin the process of content creation and on-site optimization. Delightful content brings users to a site. A solid content calendar keeps them coming back. Google loves user engagement, and rewards websites that prioritize it.


3. Then we promote

As the old saying goes, "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Similarly enough, creating great content means nothing if folks don't read and link to it. Promotion generates links, links bring users, and users bring new business. Our promotion and branding team got their start pitching top-tier journalists, so we know a thing or two about getting the good word out.


Our SoMA location

We're located near SoMa—a neighborhood crowded with quality agencies, NGOs, and start-ups. We like crowded, because it forces us to stand out from the crowd. We apply our SEO know-how to do the same for you: no matter what neck of the woods your company calls home.


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We're hungry. We're scrappy. We'd love to learn more about how we can help.