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 From the CEO

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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David

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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Tiffany

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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Randy

Project Management

September 14, 2017 in SEO Articles

Anchor Text: What It Is and Why It Matters

As a digital marketer, your plate is likely full of day to day priorities, like managing social media posts and sending out email blasts, so there’s probably not a lot…

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Taylor

Copywriting

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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Megan

Search & Social

January 13, 2017 in Social Media

Social Media – When to Post

Knowing when to post is important for maximum readership. We have broken down each of the primary social media accounts, listing 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

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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Jamie

Social Media

August 18, 2017 in SEO Articles

Chicago SEO Company: Why SEO Matters

Whether you’re new to the wide world of web marketing or you simply want to ensure your site ranks as strongly as possible, the right approach to SEO can help you see success.

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Molly Jo

Copywriting

September 7, 2017 in SEO Articles

Is HTTPS Required for Good SEO?

To this point, HTTPS has been strongly encouraged yet not required, but all that is about to change. Starting in October 2017, Google will begin displaying “not secure” warning labels on all HTTP sites when data is entered or sites are visited in incognito mode.

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Kim

Search & Social

May 12, 2017 in SEO Articles

Understanding Meta Descriptions

So, if meta descriptions are so important, what exactly are they? Learn about descriptions and how they provide additional information about a web page.

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Ryan

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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Catherine

Design

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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Jon

Programming

June 13, 2017 in SEO Articles

How to Help Customers Find You: Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords

For small business marketers looking to get ahead, the right paid advertising path can do wonders for growing leads and inspiring conversions.

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