Rankings.io is an SEO (search engine optimization) agency for the legal vertical. We help law firms obtain first page rankings in Google search so they can get more clients, cases, and revenue.
Since 2013, our mission has been to lead the SEO industry with transparency and integrity. We have focused our systems and processes on delivering exceptional results for law firms looking to get more leads from the internet.
We approach everything we do with these values in mind and it helps us deliver a client experience like no other.
Many of our contemporaries treat SEO as if it’s voodoo, putting a smokescreen between their work and the clients on whose behalf they’re working… but Rankings.io is different.
The most important thing to highlight about our company’s workflow is a fairly fundamental quality: as we are an SEO-only agency that only works with law firms, all of our systems and processes have been refined and honed to target, as you might expect, SEO for lawyers. It’s all we do, so we’re exceedingly competent at it.
We understand it can be challenging to find an SEO agency you trust. We work with law firms all the time who have been burned by other companies that promised huge results but failed to deliver.
We promote radical transparency from the very start of our process in working with clients.
From the first time you speak with our Director of Strategy about your goals for marketing your firm online, to the time you’re working with one of our knowledgeable project managers, you will know exactly where your SEO investment is going and how it’s working for your firm.
And if you’re still not convinced, here’s more evidence:
We are proud to be selected from among the top 1% of over 33,000 other businesses for the Upcity Agency Excellence Award. Agencies who receive this award are consistently recognized for their skill in leveraging online assets to drive leads, reviews, and growth for their business’ online presence.
Our team works hard each and every day toward continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. It is this commitment to quality, transparency, and ownership mentality that has enabled Rankings.io to provide clients with unparalleled service over the years.
While we feel that our company is consistently ahead of the curve in many areas, we want to share just a few examples of ways that we’re steps ahead of our competition:
Rankings.io pioneered the .edu outreach scholarship campaign, a method of acquiring high-authority .edu bancklinks from universities. Brian Dean of Backlinko referenced this strategy (and our role in its blueprint) in his articles and we were featured on Moz.com here.
Our R&D team has created a database high domain authority backlink opportunities and refined it over the past seven years. There is simply nothing else like it in the world of SEO and we are continuing even today to grow both the database and its quality.
While I have already mentioned that we specialized in SEO for attorneys, I should mention that nearly 2/3 of our clients are personal injury firms.
By virtue of this, we have built one of the most comprehensive lists in existence of topics for personal injury pages, as well an extremely thorough research document.
Internally, we use a tactic for growing practice pages that we refer to as “Parallel Practice Pages”: essentially, we write long-tail blogs which answer top-of-the-funnel information seekers and update our practice pages accordingly. In this way, each time we create a new blog, our practice area pages grow.
Lastly, we gamified continuing education for our staff, through a system called “Level Up!” The Level Up! Trello boards, to be honest, kind of geeky…but we have reaped a great harvest from it already (and, to be fair, continued learning about SEO, adding a spirit of friendly competition that might otherwise not exist and building comradery.
Our company employs over 30 full-time staff members and all employees undergo a rigorous screening process. During the pre-interview process, applicants must pass a comprehensive exam; only 4% pass. Applicants who pass the exam and are chosen for employment from this small pool must still complete our own in-house SEO certification course.
“I’ve always felt that the easiest road to profitability was simply to make good on my promises and believe that the money would follow. ”
~Chris Dreyer, Founder & CEO
I graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2005 with a degree in History Education. Immediately following graduation, I found a job at a great high school in Southern Illinois, working as a detention room supervisor and assistant boys’ basketball coach.
Anyone who knows the world of public education knows that the profession is not renowned for its lucrative salary structure, but I found myself in a rarified situation: unlike most teachers, I was not burdened with lesson plans and grading. My job was simply to “ride herd” on a small room full of students who had, for one reason or another, been ejected from class. Like many teachers, I did not have an excess of funds…but unlike most of them, I did have an excess of time.
We are not a jack-of-all-trades agency. Some time ago, we made the decision to focus exclusively on providing search engine optimization services. This allows us to focus all of our energy on streamlining our process and fine-tuning the best SEO strategies for our clients.
Focusing exclusively on SEO also means that virtually everyone at our company has been Rankings.io SEO Certified. When you work with Rankings.io, you’re getting SEO experts; and that’s all you’re getting.
When an agency focuses on one type of client, they are able to master the ability to serve them. That is the thought process behind our decision to work exclusively with attorneys. The legal vertical has some very specific needs when it comes to marketing online and we know the legal marketing landscape like the back of our hands.
Working only with attorneys has allowed us to craft lawyer-specific processes for search engine optimization that avoid time-consuming mistakes and promote a streamlined and hassle free experience for our clients.
We promote transparency in every aspect of our business. That includes our culture, our client relationships, and how we lead the SEO industry. What does ‘radical transparency’ really mean though? Think of it this way. In everything we do, we are an open book. We lay it all out on the table, good or bad.
When there are issues, we do not hide them and that helps everyone get on the same page to move toward a solution. When you work with Rankings.io, we work hard to make sure there are no surprises and that our clients are informed, comfortable, and education during each step of the process.
During the course of your campaign we create digital assets like web properties, text and image content, business listings, citations, and a variety of other deliverables. Whether you stick with us far into the future or you decide to go another direction, those assets are yours to keep.
All accounts are set up in your name and all login credentials are saved for you; it’s all yours. We are in the business of helping our attorney clients grow their law firms online and any progress you’ve made should be yours to keep regardless of the direction you take your firm.