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The James Group Wins Ad Agency 2008 Search Engine Optimization Contest

Boutique NYC advertising agency beats worldwide giants for website optimization knowledge.

If you want customers to find your company’s website on the first page of major search engines, you’ll want to turn to The James Group, ( ) a boutique advertising agency to design your website and not the larger agencies. So says the results of the 2008 Search Engine Optimization contest run by advertising industry news blog

2008 Website Ranking Ability

1. The James Group / Leo Burnett
2 – Spark
3 – Ogilvy
4 – Crispin Porter + Bogusky
5 – JWT
6 – Young & Rubicam
7 – Draftfcb
8 – TBWA \ Chiat \ Day
9 – GSD&M
10 – Wieden & Kennedy
11 – DDB
12 – Saatchi and Saatchi
13 – Weber Shandwick
14 – Fleishman-Hillard

“The James Group takes the time to consider search engine rankings on every site they design. They’re innovative and mastered web optimization techniques,” says Roger Wehbe, a panel judge and President of Search Engine Optimization powerhouse Yooter Interactive. “The James Group’s clients consistently rank on the first page for their categories. It was an easy choice to select The James Group as the winner, even over the largest worldwide agencies. They know what they are doing.”

For the contest, ad agencies were invited to submit client websites and the key customer search terms that they were supposed to rank for. The sites were evaluated for performance as well as their ability to comply with Google recommended website guidelines which have been adopted by the other major search engines. The James Group shares the award with Leo Burnett, a worldwide agency with large websites that rank well.

“The James Group spent two years interviewing search engine optimization experts to separate fact from fiction on what actually works to create website rankings,” says James Connor, CEO of The James Group. “We then boiled it down into six best practices for on-site web design and three best practices for off-site design. These techniques are part of our culture now and we implement them on each new website we design for clients.”

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