WE'RE RIVALMIND

Delivering customers through search-optimized web design.

We attract, engage, influence, and convert visitors into lifelong customers.

Our Strategy

We start with calculated, measurable objectives, then develop world-class websites, search marketing campaigns, and social brand experiences that attract, engage, influence and convert visitors into lifelong customers. Connecting with people and changing behavior is the essence of online marketing. And that’s what we deliver.

Our People

Influence is a contact sport and our people have the bruises to show for it. Our team is made up of technology-obsessed, award-winning players—strategists, creatives and developers—who thrive in intellectual scrums to find new ways to touch audiences and deliver results. So, what makes us different? It’s our people.

Our Promise

Insight. Inspiration. Integrity. We promise to bring clients our best thoughts and solutions in the context of collaboration, leveraging inspired talents, in a professional environment tempered in candor and consideration. We are genuine in our desire to grow your business by connecting with customers in meaningful ways.

The website is truly outstanding. We love it and feel like we’ve taken (you’ve given us) a huge leap forward as an organization. I’m finally proud to refer people to our site. Thank you.

Kirk VanmaanenDirector, Harvest Bible Fellowship

I can't say enough good things about the RivalMind team. They are experts and consummate professionals. Their process is exemplary and we love our new website... a giant leap forward.

Jeff StuepfertPresident, Red Rock Financial

You are the best. The impact you've had on lead generation through SEO and our latest mobile website is remarkable. The statistics speak for themselves. We wouldn't consider working with anyone else.

Christina KleinFounding Partner, Klein Hall CPAs

In today’s information age, speed, flexibility and innovation are the foundations of business success. The impressive work your team produced is a shining example to all our associates.

James D. PowerFounder, J.D. Power & Associates

Deliberate Design

We start with a strategic purpose, defining tangible, economic goals, but ultimately succeed by connecting with people via thoughtful design.

Expert Development

We can build anything for anyone. We support well-known brands, midsize clientele, and small businesses poised for online growth.

Nuclear SEO

Search traffic fuels new business, yet few companies harness the true power of SEO. We ignite brands, and live on the leading edge of search science.

Local Search

80% of consumers use search engines to find local products and services. Half purchase the same day. We drive customer action with local SEO.

Content Marketing

We develop and distribute valuable, relevant, search-optimized content to attract, engage, and retain customers searching for solutions.

Strategy Consulting

Our experts provide strategic planning and mentoring rooted in a profound understanding of today’s search, social, and mobile universe.

Meet our thought leaders, delivering undeniable ROI.

Matt

Web Strategy

October 18, 2016 in SEO Articles

SEO Agencies—How to Hire (and Who to Fire)

What’s even more difficult than understanding the SEO ecosystem is finding a truly great search marketing company. Unfortunately, more SEO imposters exist than great agencies. Here’s some hiring tips.

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Chris

Nonprofits

September 18, 2016 in SEO Articles

Five White Hat Approaches to Inbound Link Building

Inbound hyperlinks, commonly referred to as backlinks, are links from other websites that lead to yours. Modern search engines track many variables, but one of the most important is the number of backlinks to a website.

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Tiffany

Project Management

October 14, 2016 in Design Posts

Often Overlooked Website Credibility Boosters

How do you get people to believe that your website is perfectly safe? These underutilized tools are a good place to start. Read on!

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Randy

Project Management

February 9, 2017 in Design Posts

5 Ways Professional Web Design Drives Non-Profit Success

The right web designer is one who creates a site that meets essential criteria. Here are 5 ways that professional non-profit web design will catapult your organization to success.

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William

Design & Usability

September 22, 2016 in Design Posts

4 Simple Signals of User Behavior

After spending a significant amount of time planning and developing your website, you’re starting to get some traffic. But how do you know if your website is actually influencing visitors? Here are four simple indicators of user behavior.

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Megan

Search & Social

January 13, 2017 in Social Media

Social Media – When to Post

We have broken down each of the primary social media accounts below and listed the best days and times to be active, as well as the times you will want to avoid.

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Mike

Web Development

September 23, 2016 in Design Posts

5 Overrated Conversion Tactics That Can Ruin Your Website

Conversion rate is one of the most important considerations for your website. After all, it doesn’t matter how much traffic you’re getting if everyone decides to window shop, but never buys anything. You want to try to turn as many visitors into customers as you can.

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Jamie

Social Media

September 14, 2016 in SEO Articles

Keyword Research—What and Why?

Keyword-focused content can significantly impact a company’s sales and revenue. Ignoring this SEO practice could be limiting your potential as a business. Once armed with this vital SEO data, you are able to communicate more effectively and prioritize your SEO content.

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Molly Jo

Copywriting

September 20, 2016 in SEO Articles

Is Your Blog Content Optimized for Search?

Learning how to search optimize your blog content now is much more challenging than it was in the early days of SEO. Ask yourself these five questions to find out if your blog content is actually on par with the latest SEO techniques.

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Jon

Web Strategy

September 21, 2016 in SEO Articles

Meta Descriptions Demystified

Because relevance is a major factor in how Google ranks its pages, meta descriptions have a direct impact on how well your pages can rank, and how many users click through. Here is the what, why, and how of meta descriptions.

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Chuck

Web Development

September 24, 2016 in Design Posts

Small Business Tips: Boosting Ecommerce Revenue

If you’re a small business, then your ecommerce site is one way you can reach out to the world to increase your earnings. A popular website gives you the ability to step into a much larger arena, but, of course, just having a website isn’t enough. Apply these tips.

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Jon

Web Programming

September 16, 2016 in Design Posts

4 Strategies for Maximizing Your Mobile Impact

Half of all web traffic is now coming from mobile devices, according to Google. This means it’s more important than ever for businesses to have competitive mobile strategies, or they risk losing website traffic and conversions.

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David

Marketing

March 21, 2016 in Design Posts, Research

Most Important Tools On a Moving Company Website

Most Important Tools On a Moving Company Website Survey respondents were asked to rate the importance of website tools and options on a scale ranging from “Not at all important”…

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Guanluca

Retail

September 17, 2016 in SEO Articles

How Does Google’s Local Algorithm Work?

As search engines develop to further consider the unique needs of every user, the techniques that previously targeted many users could end up receiving less emphasis as new search algorithms prioritize mobile and local content.

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