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.


Web Strategy

October 18, 2016 in Web Strategy

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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Web Strategy

June 28, 2017 in Design Posts

How to Win at Website Navigation

In addition to a top-notch look, you need a site that’s intuitive and easy to use as well. Here’s what you can do to take your website navigation to the next level.

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Project Management

February 9, 2017 in Design Posts

5 Ways Pro Web Design Drives Non-Profit Success

Every marketing dollar spent needs to count and bring maximum returns. Here are 5 ways that professional web design will catapult your non-profit organization to success, as NPOs often operate on limited budgets with limited resources.

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Project Management

December 21, 2017 in SEO Articles

Is It Okay to Post Without a Target Keyword?

In the world of digital marketing, search engine ranking is everything. It’s a constant point of conversation for those in virtually every industry, with the question “how do we rank?” arising at…

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August 7, 2017 in Design Posts

The Importance of Website Visual Appeal

When you visit a website, what’s the first thing you notice? You only have one chance to make a first impression.

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Search Optimization

January 9, 2018 in SEO Articles

The Five Google Analytics Terms You Didn’t Know That You Didn’t Know

These five Google Analytics terms are commonly misunderstood, even among pro marketers with years of experience.

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Web Development

May 26, 2017 in Design Posts

Readability and Accessability: The Changing Landscape of Internet Content

Overall trends indicate that fonts are becoming thinner and lighter, making it hard for those with weak eyesight to read. How does your website compare?

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Social Media

January 19, 2018 in Social Media

How Much Should I Spend In Social Advertising?

Any strategy that can cause an increase in sales and revenue growth is worth an investment, so these kinds of activities should certainly be factored into your calculations. But how much is enough for social advertising?

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Molly Jo


January 2, 2018 in SEO Articles

Embracing the Dark Side: Unorthodox Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Site

Some marketers believe that any traffic is better than no traffic, but visitors lured to your page under false pretenses are unlikely to stick around, learn more, or make a purchase.

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Search & Social

November 29, 2017 in SEO Articles

Rethinking SEO for Voice Assistants and Voice-First Devices

Instead of ranking for keyword strings, content needs to start targeting speech, diction, and regional colloquialisms that may be said but not typed.

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App Development

May 4, 2017 in App Development

Apps vs. Websites: Mobile Marketing’s Biggest Battle

When planning your mobile marketing strategy, one key question frequently becomes a point of contention: which is better, a mobile site or a mobile app?

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May 18, 2017 in Design Posts

Overcoming Web Design Road Blocks

When your site isn’t attracting a captive audience and you’re sure your web copy, social posts, and SEO techniques aren’t missing the mark, the problem may be your design.

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Social Media

January 29, 2018 in Social Media

Facebook: Personal vs. Business

For many new entrepreneurs or small business owners, the line between personal and professional is blurred. Here’s what you need to know about running Facebook marketing.

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December 15, 2017 in SEO Articles

Let Local SEO Work for You

Are you remaining up-to-date on the local SEO trends? Learn how to ensure the greatest possible performance in the SERPs.

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