Chicago SEO & Digital Advertising Experts

JEMSU is a team of passionate Chicago SEO and digital marketing professionals.  We collaborate with business owners and marketing managers in the Chicago area to apply the best SEO and digital advertising strategies to achieve excellent results.  Our deep passion for digital advertising has driven us to thoroughly study and understand the various digital channels and how to properly leverage the power from each channel to meet our client’s marketing goals.  Founded in 2009, JEMSU is one of the highest reviewed and highest rated SEO and digital marketing companies.

Our holistic approach to Chicago SEO and digital marketing has provided measurable results for everything from local businesses to national e-commerce websites.  We have assisted organizations ranging from Chicago marketing departments to New York consulting firms with our unified processes, allowing us to implement tactics that guide qualified, valuable traffic to your website and business. We strive to maximize each business’ traffic, leads and sales with a customized strategy.


Increase your organic traffic with comprehensive and dynamic SEO strategies. Boost the quantity and quality of your paid traffic with a variety of digital advertising options.

JEMSU is passionate about driving qualified organic and paid traffic through comprehensive and dynamic strategies.


Convert your traffic into leads and sales. Conversion optimization is at the core of JEMSU's marketing expertise. We love to produce measurable impact for our clients.

Conversion rate optimization or CRO is a critical aspect of digital marketing.  From landing page design to heatmaps and form analytics, we love to optimize for conversions!


Turn happy customers into powerful advocates and marketers of your business. From 5 star reviews to social shares, happy customers help market your brand.

In today’s hyper social world, turning your customers into advocates with reviews, social shares and word of mouth is a powerful way to market your business and build your brand.

Chicago SEO

Organic traffic driven by search engine optimization (SEO) is the largest source of website visitors to many websites.  We take a comprehensive and dynamic approach to increasing organic traffic with powerful SEO strategies.

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Chicago Digital Advertising

Chicago Digital Advertising

Websites like Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn present a tremendous, targeted advertising opportunity to drive relevant traffic to your website.  Our goal and data driven approach to digital advertising leverages the best targeting options from each platform to drive the right customers at the right time.

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Chicago Social Media Marketing

Creating engaging content for social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter is a powerful way to brand your company, reach new customers and engage existing ones.

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Chicago Web Design

Chicago Website Design

We build modern, responsive website designs with search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion optimization in mind.

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Chicago Review Management

90% of consumers read reviews before buying a product or service.  Our review management software helps you automatically gain more 5 star reviews using both SMS and email as well as promoting those reviews on your websites and social media.

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Jemsu has been a great asset for us. The results have grown at strong positive linear rate. They have been extremely accessible, flexible, and very open about everything. Natalya is a star example of how to work with your accounts to drive them forward and adjusts to their quirks. Jaime is able to clearly communicate all of the work that is being done behind the scenes and make sure that all of my team is understanding.

Samuel Theil

I couldn’t be more pleased with my JEMSU Marketing Team!

Julia, Tamara, Joelle and Dally have exceeded my expectations in professionalism, creativity, organization, and turn around time with my Social Media Management project.

I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my journey with this team of empowered women!

Petra Westbrook

Thank you JEMSU! Your team designed and launched my new website, and developed strategies to drive traffic to my site, which has increased my sales. I highly recommend your Website & SEO Agency!

Dr. Dorie

Jemsu has always been professional and wonderful to work with on both the SEO and website design side. They are responsive and take the time to explain to us the complicated world of SEO.

Kimberly Skari

Jemsu is an excellent company to work with. Our new website blows away our competition! Unique, smooth, and flawless. Definite wow factor!

Mikey DeonDre

The folks at JEMSU were excellent in designing and launching our new website. The process was well laid out and executed. I could not be happier with the end product and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Chris Hinnershitz

Jemsu is a great company to work with. Two prong approach with a new site and SEO. They totally redesigned my website to be more market specific, responsive, and mobile friendly. SEO strategy is broad based and starting to kick in. My marketing will also be adding Facebook and Google ads in the coming weeks. Thanks for your all you hard work.

Roof Worx

JEMSU has wworked with our team to create a successful campaign including incorporating an overall rebranding of our multiple solutions. The JEMSU team is embracing of our vision and responds timely with life of our ideas.

M Darling

JEMSU is great company to work with. They listen & really work hard to produce results. Johnathan & Sasha were such a big help. If you have a question or concern they are always there for you.

I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to grow their company through adwords campaigns.

Suffolk County Cleaning

Jemsu have exceeded our expectations across all of our digital marketing requirements, and I would recommend their services to anyone who needs expertise in the digital marketing space.

Ian Jones

JEMSU was able to quickly migrate my site to a new host and fix all my indexation issue. I look forward to growing my services with JEMSU as I gain traffic. It’s a real pleasure working with Julian and Juan, they’re both very professional, courteous and helpful.

Kevin Conlin

JEMSU is incredible. The entire team Is professional, they don’t miss a deadlines and produce stellar work. I highly recommend Chris, Rianne, and their entire team.

Andrew Boian

We’ve been working with JEMSU for about five months and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Our traffic is up and our leads are increasing in quality and quantity by the month. My only regret is not finding them sooner! They’re worth every penny!

Alison Betsinger

Why Hire JEMSU for Chicago SEO?

At JEMSU we firmly believe marketing and sales are the life blood of business.  Creating strong Chicago SEO and digital advertising campaigns can significantly grow your business. Our Chicago team will closely collaborate with you to create clear digital marketing growth goals.  We’ll dive into your business model and establish benchmarks around every aspect of your conversion funnel.  We’ll create goals and benchmarks that can act as a guide in many of your marketing decisions. We are confident our comprehensive and dynamic SEO and digital advertising strategies will grow your traffic, leads and sales.  Our dashboard will allow you to thoroughly monitor every aspect of SEO progress including the 3 most important key performance indicators (KPIs), overall organic visibility, organic traffic and organic conversions.  In addition, our dashboard will allow you to thoroughly track the progress of all your digital advertising campaigns including Google Ads, Bing & Yahoo Ads, Facebook & Instagram Ads, LinkedIn Ads, YouTube Ads and more.

We are committed to providing a detailed dashboard & PDF reports to monitor every aspect of your Chicago SEO & digital marketing efforts.  At JEMSU we take a data driven approach to constantly improve SEO and digital advertising campaign performance. Our team will analyze campaign progress and provide phone, video and email consultations to help shed light on the mountains of data we collect in a concise manner.  We make a variety of adjustments to our strategies based on the data we analyze.   We pledge to apply our years of SEO and digital marketing expertise to find the best data driven strategies that meet your digital marketing goals.   As a Chicago SEO and digital advertising agency we drink our own kool aid and conduct the entire spectrum of SEO and digital advertising strategies for ourselves.  We believe this is one of the reasons JEMSU has been on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list, twice.  We are eager to advance our expertise through continued learning and collaboration with companies who believe in the power of SEO and digital advertising.

  • 10+ Years in Business

  • #1 Ranked SEO Company in Denver

  • Hundreds of Happy Clients

  • Google Premier Partner

  • Bing Accredited Professional

  • Facebook Marketing Partner

  • 2-Time Inc 5000 Company

  • 200 Point SEO process

  • Dedicated Account Strategists

Chicago SEO // Frequently Asked Questions

We create custom SEO strategies and pricing for each client based on several factors including: the history of their website, competition, market/s size, industry and more.  Most our SEO strategies range from $500-$3000 per month.

The time it takes to rank keywords can vary widely based on several factors.  Less competitive & long tail keywords rank quicker than competitive & short tail keywords.  Generally SEO is a long term strategy and the best way to monitor overall success is to gauge the trajectory of SEO’s key performance indicators:  Overall organic visibility, organic traffic and organic conversions.  We usually need 6-12 months to show strong SEO growth.

Yes.  If you have the time, expertise and structured process.  We’ve found a large number of business owners and marketing manager don’t have the time, expertise or structured process to achieve excellent SEO results.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

A potential budget can be based on hundreds of factors, and your JEMSU team takes a lot of those into account before giving a budget recommendation. We reference multiple external and internal tools to find competition levels, average CPC’s, what your competitors spend monthly, and more to find the perfect budget for your business. Our strategy is never for you to spend the most, but for you to spend the smartest.

When it comes to any marketing, there is always a point of statistical significance that needs to be reached before you can evaluate the effectiveness of that channel. When we recommend a budget for your business, it’s based on what we think we need to reach that point of statistical significance. Typically that number is 1,000 clicks, and we want to reach that number within 3 months. Once you have 1,000 clicks, you can start to assess which keywords, ads, and audiences are working and which ones aren’t.
Additionally, some industries need a bare minimum budget to even compete within the marketplace. Keywords for personal injury attorneys can cost up to $100+ per click, so spending $500 a month is just not a realistic budget. We will always recommend that competitive and expensive industries invest more money to compete with other businesses in the auction.

Absolutely! What’s the point of spending money each month if you don’t know what it’s doing for you? On average, our JEMSU clients received more phone calls than any other lead, and close more phone calls than any other lead. Without some form of call tracking, that data is never captured, and campaigns are never optimized towards truly top performing keywords and ads.

Yes.  We use Google Ad’s machine learning in Smart Bidding and Smart Creatives wherever possible to achieve the best results.

You determine how much you want to spend on digital advertising.

Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Many More…..

Cost-per-clicks vary widely based on industry, market, desired position and impression share, keyword choice, etc.  Simply put cost-per-clicks can vary from $.25-$50+

Yes. Organic traffic is often the largest source of website visitors to many business websites.  In addition, organic traffic can have a strong conversion rate turning traffic into leads and sales.

Paid Advertising campaigns are known for their “immediate” results. While results can come faster than an organic channel like SEO, digital advertising still takes time to refine and optimize. Leads and sales can come in as early as day one. For most of our campaigns, results start to look good after about 2.5 months of consistent running. By month 6, we start to see consistent conversions at a reasonable CPA.

Sometimes PPC is looked at as a short term fix until SEO gets you ranking organically. While it can be helpful for that purpose, PPC has so much to offer on its own! In addition to quickly putting you on the top of search results page for your desired keywords, PPC visitors are 50% more likely to purchase something than organic visitors. Buyers are comfortable being advertised to on Google, so paid ads on high intent keywords get 65% of clicks. A winning strategy involves both SEO & PPC.

Ideally, your business can and should be running ads on both platforms. Both reach people at different points in their buying process and both can be effective to drive more leads and sales to your business. In your kickoff meeting with JEMSU, we talk about your advertising goals, your business, and your budget. By learning about these, we recommend which channels will work best for you in this moment, as well as provide an action plan for future channels to add to your marketing mix.

Success depends on what you are looking to get from your campaigns. Your JEMSU team helps you set realistic KPI’s from our first meeting, and checks in on those KPI’s as your campaign progresses. Whether your goal is to get more brand awareness or more sales, we work with you to achieve your goals throughout the life of your JEMSU campaign.

Chicago SEO Tips

Okay, we’re going to look at some ways to improve your search engine optimization in the Chicago area. There’s a whole Lot to be said about how to improve your organic visibility to improve your search visibility. So we’re just going to focus on a few tips relating to your Google, my business listing, and your local rankings in the Chicago area. So Google has an official help guide out there and it’s called how to improve your local ranking on Google. So we’re just going to walk through some of the things here and how they can help you improve your, your local rankings. Now really simply put your, your local rankings. Google. My business usually shows up here. So if I search a search dentists, The first three Results here. These are the Google, my business listings or your local results. It’s also a good idea to try to rank here because these are going to be also local results. But what we’re going to focus primarily on is these local results. And they trigger for any business in the Chicago area where the query warrants, local brick and mortar businesses. So there’s actually a lot of queries that trigger these, these maps. And these always do show up at the top right after the ads. So you’ll have the ads first, usually followed by the Google, my business listings three, and then the local rankings and all three are really localized. So going to the, to the Google’s official guide, the first thing is, is Google wants you to enter complete data on your, on your profile. Basically it’s means that you need to fill out as much information on that profile as you can, your physical address, your phone number, the categories that you work in, the services that you offer. There’s quite a few different things you can do, but you need to make sure that it is filled out the, the best that you can. And actually there is a status bar that kind of shows you how well you filled out that profile to help you along to try to achieve 100%. So definitely that we want to try to fill it out to the best of your ability and get as much as filled out as possible. The second thing is you need to verify your location in Chicago. So Google will send out a postcard to the address of wherever you’re located out that helps them physically verify that you’re a legitimate business in that particular address. And so obviously this is really important to ranking. You need to verify your location. They also want you to make sure that your hours are up to date and accurate. You just give your general hours of operation, but also any days that you’re not working in the holidays, you should input those as well and make sure that that is up-to-date and accurate. Your Google, my business reviews are important. Part of that ranking algorithm and Google wants you to one acquire reviews with, to, to properly manage those reviews, which is to respond to them and to, to make sure that you are active on your profile. So you want to gain as many reviews as you can quality reviews, but then also responding to reduce as well. And then add any photos or videos that you have to your profile to make it a little bit more rich with rich media. So that is really the first thing is to make sure that you’re G your Google business, Google my business profile is completely filled out with all the proper information. The next thing is going to help in how Google determines your rankings is first is going to be relevant. So Google refers to how well a local business profile matches what someone is searching for add complete and detailed business information to help Google better, understand your business and match your profile to relevant searches, right? So the services that you offer, the categories that you’re in are important to relevance, but also just this content on your site as well. Google is going to pull that data to understand relevance. One of the most important parts of it is just your, your name, right? Oftentimes Google does give preference to even just the business name itself. Particularly if people are searching for a brand, so that can have a lot of weight as even just your business name distance is actually a really important part of the algorithm. We call this proximity or distance, and it says distance considers how far each potential search result is from the location term used in a search. If a user doesn’t specify a location in their search that will calculate the distance on what to do about their location. So if you are a dentist and you were in downtown Chicago, and somebody’s 70 miles away searches for dentists, you’re likely not going to show up because between downtown Chicago and 70 miles away, there may be 400 dentists. And so each query kind of has a general proximity about how many businesses should show up within a proximity or a distance. And so if you’re a business where there’s a lot less competition, say you are a Lexus dealership where there are only maybe a handful of those in the Chicago area, you’re going to, you’re going to see a map that shows the whole entire city, if you’re a coffee shop or a pizza shop where there’s a ton of pizza shops and a ton of coffee shops in the Chicago area, when Google was somebody’s Google’s coffee, Google’s going to show them a very narrow are very small map of just a couple blocks. Cause there may be four coffee shops in five blocks in the, in the Chicago area. So it depends on what the level of competition is and how many people have that same type of business within an area. So you have to remember that if you’re trying to get customers that are dozens or hundreds of miles away, and there is, you know, multiple businesses like yours, between you and where the person searched, it’s not very likely that you’re going to show up because distance and proximity do have a lot of weight in this. The last one, which is also the most complicated is what Google calls prominence says. Prominence refers to how well-known of businesses. Some places are more prominent in the offline world and search results. Try to reflect this in local ranking. For example, famous museums, landmark hotels are well-known store brands are also likely to be prominent in local search results. Prominence is based on information that Google has about a business from across the web, like links, articles, directories, Google review, count and review score factor into local search ranking, more reviews and positive reviews can improve your businesses. Local rankings, your position in web results is also a factor. So, so search engine optimization best practices apply. So basically Google is going to be grabbing information from all over the web in determining how you rank against your competitors. Do your links matter articles, you’re the authority of your site, the relevance of your site matters. And again, here they, again, we mentioned your reviews as more reviews as good positive reviews is good. So definitely how you do your general search engine optimization is going to heavily impact even your Google, my business listing and how that Brinks. So that’s kind of a, just a, some few tips and information on how to rank your business better in the Google or excuse me, in the Chicago area. Google does have this article on how to improve those rankings. Obviously we’re an agency and this is what we do every day is help our clients improve their local rankings, but improve their rankings in the general listing as well. So thank you. 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