Chicago SEO Agency: Top Rated SEO Performance

The Helium SEO approach uses a personalized strategy that helps B2C and B2B companies make better decisions. Track performance, identify opportunities, and experience efficient digital advertising.​

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Performance that Speaks for Itself

Have we achieved results for businesses like yours? Yep! In fact, we’ve done it many times and our clients average an ROI of 10x with SEO. When your customer does a Google search, you’ll be there.

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Increased Traffic by 100,000 monthly visits
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Increased Traffic from 28,000 to 51,500
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Increased Traffic from 10,500 to 45,800
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Increased Monthly Traffic Value by $26,000
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Our Personalized Chicago SEO Process:

Helium is not a vendor. We partner with our clients and we provide industry insights to help our clients build scalable and dependable lead machines. Get an account manager, project manager, professional content writers, and a dedicated industry veteran digital strategist when working with us. Transparent pricing and strategy. Quick communication. SEO and SEM Results.

When we work together, we audit your data collection and we build out a report so you will have a clear source of truth that communicates what matters most to your Chicago business.

While the SEO campaign takes some time before your lead machine is running on all cylinders, we identify high impact keywords using Google Search Console data, Google Ads data, through competitor research using our innovative AI tools we built from the ground up. The result? We provide the strategy to gain immediate impact with minimal time and money investment. We like to turn on PPC so you can begin to generate phone calls and form fills in less than 30 days, and we often recommend website redesigns on certain pages to better satisfy users, Google’s algorithm, and to increase your sales through Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO).

The research phase includes on-page optimization opportunities, technical SEO suggestions, click-through-rate research, metadata analysis, sitemap analysis, user intent analysis, industry research (ecommerce, home services, B2B, SaaS, etc.), PageRank analysis, keyword funnel optimization opportunities (awareness, commercial, transactional, loyalty) and identification of content opportunities. We identify every competitor and analyze their SEO with a focus on keyword clusters, backlinks, and content strategy. We then analyze competitor social media profiles to identify the type of creative and messaging that resonates with your audience. We conclude the research by identifying the search ads and social ads they are running. Research is the backbone of a successful digital advertising strategy. You may think targeting Chicago is top priority but often times it makes more sense to start with surrounding cities. Just one of many reasons to invest in a robust marketing plan.

We rely on our partnership with the Chicago client to finalize the identified opportunities. At the end of this phase, we know the amount of landing pages we need, the amount of blogs, the amount of backlinks, and we know what messaging resonates with your audience.

The iterative process of SEO and PPC begins here. Based on the roadmap, the agreed upon sales quote for monthly budget, and the research findings, we establish a monthly cadence and we get to work. Forms fills and phone calls trickle in within 1 month if we begin with PPC and low hanging fruit SEO wins take effect in as little as 3 months. On average, SEO begins to really make an impact after 9 months. SEO and PPC metrics trend upwards as more and more leads come into your business and you will have crystal clear attribution when you work with Helium’s SEO Professionals.

Seamless Integration With Your Chicago Team

Regardless of your city, we work well in remote environments.


Helium's CTO made a custom dashboard that contains all of the campaign information. Login button is in our header menu above. For SaaS brands, you can be confident that Helium understands SaaS.


The biggest challenge for SEO campaigns is communication. You ask a technical question in a meeting and the POC says "I'll ask our expert" and you wait multiple days. With Helium, your POC is the subject matter expert. While it costs us more, our client results speak for themselves.

Project Management

Forget long email chains and messages lost in slack. Helium SEO uses ClickUp to track projects. We give clients a shared link to see the dashboard for our projects so you can have confidence that the marketing work is moving forward.

AI Content Tool & Content Team SaaS

SEO Campaigns often lose momentum with content reviews and content roll out. This is why Helium built a SaaS for our clients. Rate your writers, see the SEO score by author for each article, and leave feedback using the 5 metrics that matter most.

Multi-Channel Attribution & Proprietary SEO Data

Tracking the impact of SEO is a challenge. Ad platforms like to steal the credit using last touch attribution. This is why Helium has a specific solution so you can customize the value of each touch point in the marketing funnel.

We are an SEO & marketing agency that helps Chicago companies thrive in the digital age

Helium SEO is a Chicago Digital Marketing agency that specializes in SEO, Search Ads, and Meta Ads. Maybe this sounds familiar: your company/current agency struggles to report the exact value of a campaign, your point of contact barely knows digital marketing. You see all this buzz about AI and you don’t have an agency partner that can help you implement and navigate the incredibly fast-paced world of artificial intelligence. 

At Helium SEO, we wanted to make an agency that solves our client’s pain points. That’s why our SEO point of contact position is a Digital Strategy Consultant that has in-depth expertise in SEO, Facebook/Instagram Ads, and Search Ads. We developed several proprietary AI tools designed to decrease content campaign cost by up to 80%.

Every client gets a dashboard with clear project communication via our project management tool. Every client gets a proprietary solution to attribution and reporting that allows you to customize attribution modeling. In plain english, you can stop giving all the conversion credit to the first touch or last touch in a 10 step marketing journey. With Helium, you can give each touch the exact amount of revenue credit that you think is fair.

In today’s digital era, having a strong online presence is crucial for your business. Optimizing your website through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and implementing targeted ad campaigns can significantly increase your visibility, attract potential customers, and drive leads. As your trusted partner, we’re dedicated to understanding your unique business goals and delivering tailor-made strategies that maximize your online potential. With a blend of cutting-edge SEO techniques and data-driven ad campaigns, we can help your business rise to new heights in the digital landscape. 

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Business owners and C-suite executives need data to make educated decisions on where and how to spend their marketing dollars. Unfortunately, most businesses hear from their SEO agency that “it’s impossible to project the time it takes to rank” and “its impossible to estimate the total cost to rank”.

At Helium SEO in Chicago, we believe that every decision should be backed by data, which is why we highly recommend our paid SEO viability audit. In the audit, we tell you how many articles you’ll need to write, the likely MRR/ROI, the amount of backlinks you’ll need, and you’ll know the days and dollars required to make your goals happen. Lastly, you’ll get a snapshot of the organic competition and you’ll see how many articles and backlinks they have for their keyword clusters. If you’ve got big goals, you should start here.

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We’re focused on delivering revenue first to a variety of industries nationwide. Inc. 5000 named us one of the fastest growing companies in the country, and that growth is directly tied to the results we deliver to businesses like yours.

At Helium SEO, we believe that clients should communicate with industry experts instead, which is why all of our points of contact are absolute SEO Pros.

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Let us show you what your business can achieve with our expertise and knowledge at your disposal! We do much more than merely create backlinks as many other so-called SEO companies do. Our streamlined approach maximizes your return on investment (ROI) to give your business a true competitive edge on the Internet.

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FAQs About Search Engine Optimization in Chicago

Generating SEO results typically takes about 4 to 6 months. However, significant improvements may take up to one year or even longer. The speed at which you see results is dependent on numerous factors such as your website’s age, its current state, the amount of content, and the competitiveness within your industry. Remember that SEO is a long-term strategy and requires continuous effort.

Predicting the length of time and cost of an SEO campaign can be complex as there are a plethora of factors that contribute to these elements. Here’s a basic manner to estimate:

1. Scrutinize the website: Assessment of the website is crucial. It includes understanding the structure, content, link portfolio, and keyword density. You should also review the website’s technical aspects like its loading speed, URL structure, and mobile optimization.

2. Define the Goals: The scope of your SEO campaign greatly depends on what you want to achieve. Goals can range from improving domain authority to boosting organic traffic or pushing a specific set of keywords in top rankings.

3. Keyword Research: Research is vital to understand how your targeted keywords are ranking. If they’re ranking on the second or third page of SERPs, it may take less time and cost to push them further. But if they’re nowhere in sight, then it might take more time and cost.

4. Competitive Analysis: Understanding what your competitors are doing is also important. If you’re competing with highly authoritative sites, time and effort will increase.

5. Create a Strategy: Based on the above factors, create a strategy that includes on-page optimization, content creation, link-building etc., and estimate the time each of these

Yes, Helium SEO can discuss offering a discount when combining these services.

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National SEO campaigns target a broader, nationwide audience. They are used by businesses that offer products or services across an entire nation or even internationally. These campaigns focus on ranking for broad keyword terms and do not necessarily focus on a specific geographical area.

On the other hand, Local SEO campaigns target a specific geographical area such as a city, state, or region. This strategy is helpful for local businesses that want to attract customers in their immediate area. Local SEO campaigns focus on geographical keyword terms and also aim to increase visibility on local listing sites and directories.

Content is crucial for SEO for several reasons:

1. Relevant and Quality Content Attracts Search Engines: Search engines are designed to provide users with the most relevant results. High-quality, relevant content is likely to get a higher ranking on search engine results pages, leading to increased visibility and traffic.

2. Keywords Usage: Quality content allows businesses to incorporate keywords that consumers use to search for the products or services they offer. This helps search engines to index the website appropriately and improve its ranking.

3. Increased User Engagement: High-quality content is likely to resonate more with users, keeping them engaged longer. The more time users spend on a webpage, the more search engines consider the site to be valuable, leading to improved rankings.

4. Backlinking: If your content is high quality and valuable, other websites are more likely to link to it, improving your backlink profile. Backlinks are a crucial component of SEO as they signify credibility and relevance to search engines.

5. Improved User Experience: Quality content enhances the user experience, as it provides users with the information they are looking for. A positive user experience can lead to higher conversion rates, repeat visits, and positive reviews/social shares– all signals that search engines recognize and reward with improved ranking positions.

Backlinks are important for SEO for several reasons:

1. Improved Organic Ranking: Backlinks help in better search engine rankings. When your content gets linked to other sites, it improves your chances of ranking higher in search results.

2. Faster Indexing: Backlinks help search engine bots discover links to your site and index your website faster.

3. Referral Traffic: One of the major benefits of backlinks is that they help get referral traffic. Usually, referral traffic is targeted and has a low bounce rate.

4. Builds Your Authority: Backlinks from authoritative, relevant, and well-respected websites can increase the authority of your website in the eye of search engines.

5. Increases Brand Visibility: The more backlinks you have, the more your brand is visible online.

6. Builds Network: Backlinks not only bring traffic but can also serve as a networking tool. It can help you build relationships with key people in your industry which can be very beneficial.

Remember healthy and search-engine-approved link-building strategies are key. Creating spammy or unnatural ways of building backlinks may harm your site’s reputation and SEO.

1. Google My Business Listing: This is a key factor for improving your ranking on local searches. It provides Google with accurate information about your business such as location, business category, hours of operation, etc.

2. Online Reviews: Google takes into account the number and the quality of reviews on your Google My Business listing. Reviews show that your business is legitimate and provides value to customers.

3. NAP Consistency: NAP (Name, Address, Phone number) must be consistent across all platforms that contain information about your business, like directories, website, and social media profiles.

4. Local Keywords: Including local keywords on your website is critical for appearing in local search results. Google uses these keywords to understand what your business offers and where it’s located.

5. Mobile-Friendly Website: With the increase in mobile searches, having a mobile-friendly website affects ranking. Google prefers websites that are mobile-friendly, providing a good user experience.

6. High-Quality Backlinks: Backlinks act as a vote of confidence from other websites. The more high-quality local backlinks you have, the more credible your business appears to Google.

7. Website Loading Speed: Google takes website loading speed into account when ranking web pages. The faster your website loads, the better.

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