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8 Best SEO Agencies in 2020

July 29, 2020
written by Luke Davis
SEO Executive

Read our list of the 8 best SEO agencies of 2020 including Boom, Impression, Blue Array, and

SEO (search engine optimisation) is an important element of any online business. The best SEO strategies give sites high-quality organic traffic but they take time to implement. If you don’t have the time or resources, who can help? An SEO agency.

In this list, I will look at 8 of the best SEO agencies in 2020 (both specialist SEO agencies and digital marketing agencies that offer SEO services), where they are, and what they offer.

What does an SEO agency do?

An SEO agency provides services with the goal to help clients improve their online visibility. These services include:

  • On-page SEO (technical improvements such as internal linking, fixing broken links, site architecture, optimised meta titles and descriptions)
  • Off-page SEO (mostly link building)
  • Site audits
  • Keyword research

The better optimised your site, the better chance you have to rank on the first page of the SERPs for targeted keywords.

Read our article on whether you need a SEO agency or consultant for further consideration.

1. Boom Online Marketing

Location: Nottingham

Boom is a team of digital marketing experts, providing SEO, PPC management, social media marketing and web development. Founded in 2010, the teamwork with transparency and trust at the forefront of their practices.

Boom are also Google Premier Partners and have won awards for technical innovation and creativity. They pride themselves on having a deep technical knowledge and amazing creativity to support their clients with all aspects of digital marketing.

Previous clients include Yahoo!, Inc., and The Huffington Post.

2. Anicca Digital

Location: Leicester

Anicca Digital started in 2007 and as one of the most successful SEO agencies, the team has been crafting and delivering highly effective SEO and content marketing campaigns ever since.

They work hard to create and devise strategies that are implemented by their speciality team and pride themselves on staying up to date with the latest developments in the world of SEO.

As an agency, Annica has worked with around 50 clients from the UK and Europe, plus local and regional businesses based in the East and West Midlands. Around a third of our clients have retail and ecommerce businesses.

They’re also award winning, having won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Drum UK Search Awards and they are Google Premium Partners and Facebook Preferred Partners.

Previous clients include Deichmann, Experian, and

3. Impression

Location: Nottingham and London

Impression is a multi-award winning agency based in Nottingham and London. They thrive on creating out-of-the-box content enabling clients to stand out from the crowd.

They are passionate about creating quality work and how to make their clients benefit from their range of digital marketing services.

As for awards, they were the recipients of:

  • 2 European Search Awards (SEO) in 2019
  • Best Large SEO Agency at the UK Search Awards in 2018
  • Best in Search at the RAR Digital Awards in 2018 (amongst others)

Previous clients include Brew Dog, Coffee Central, and ParkerBrand.

4. SEO Works

Location: Sheffield, London, and Leeds

The SEO Works helps its clients get more customers from search and maximise their online potential. Their team consists of content managers, devs, authors, and online marketing experts who have helped businesses attain over 10,000 top 3 rankings on Google.

Their SEO services cater for various industries including:

  • Business-to-Business
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • E-commerce
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

Previous clients include Roland, Decathlon, and the NHS.

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5. Re:signal

Location: London

Re:signal specialises in content that conforms to robust SEO strategies that take into account technical SEO, high quality content production, and digital PR to maximise search performance.

Having worked with the likes of Financial Times, Deloitte, and River Island, and won a variety of search awards, Re:signal is experienced, know how to get results and assign the best specialist teams to get the job done.

Previous clients include JD, Auto Trader, and Asics.

6. Blue Array

Location: Reading

Blue Array is the UK’s largest specialist SEO agency and anything but traditional.

Calling themselves an SEO ‘consulgency’ (part SEO agency, part SEO consultancy), the Reading-based agency combines the personal attention you’d expect from a consultant with the large scale performance of an agency, with a unique dash of digital PR for good measure.

That hybrid of SEO agency and consultancy has allowed them to work with an illustrious list of clients and have the expertise of award winners (Tom Pool, their Technical SEO Director, won the UK Search Awards for Young Search Professional Of The Year in 2019).

And to pay it forward, Blue Array launched the Blue Array Academy, offering SEO courses for in-house SEOs and agency staff.

Previous clients include Zoopla, Amazon, and Funding Circle.


Location: Leeds, London, and Boston (US)

As an international technical SEO agency, blends technical expertise with powerful organic strategies. They pride themselves on stating that they are one of the most unique SEO agencies in the world and are on the forefront of technical marketing.

While other agencies focus on local SEO or have SEO as part of their digital marketing services, SALT prides itself on:

  • Industry-leading technical SEO
  • Specialist eCommerce SEO
  • International SEO

Dan Taylor, head of R&D at SALT, is also the co-organiser of VirtuaCon, a monthly event that focuses on helping online businesses to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic (and an event I recently spoke at).

Previous clients include The Spectator, The Pen Company, and Yorkshire Care Equipment.

8. Ricemedia

Location: Birmingham

Ricemedia is a digital marketing agency in Birmingham that uses an “integrated digital marketing approach” to drive growth, organic traffic and boost sales for their clients.

Their penchant for exceeding their clients’ expectations has helped them gain respect in the West Midlands and wider UK area amongst businesses looking to improve their organic performance.

They also have nearly 20 years of experience, strong relationships with their clients, and Google Premier Partner status.

Previous clients include Superdry, Kurt Geiger, and Aston Villa Football Club.


So there you have it – 8 of the best SEO agencies of 2020. While SEO can take a lot of effort to get right, it’s essential to any business owner wanting an online presence. If you can afford to implement SEO in-house, go for it.

But know that there are some incredible SEO agencies out there ready to give your business the boost it needs and keep your sites technically sound in the process.

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