Partner type Agency
Location Raleigh NC
Specialty Full Service Digital Marketing with a focus on Search
Company size 51+
Hourly rate Not specified

Go Fish Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency that helps clients across the globe improve their bottom line by increasing their online visibility, generating more leads, and converting more customers.

Founded in 2005, the team at Go Fish has deep experience in identifying and optimizing every phase of the customer journey. Using strong technical SEO, on-page optimization, digital PR link building, web design and development, and conversion rate optimization, the team is able to turn your website into a powerful conversion machine.

Go Fish’s experience ranges from working with some of the world’s largest brands (such as GEICO, Marriott, and Adobe), franchises, and CEOs to helping small businesses and fast-growing startups with their digital marketing efforts. The SEO and larger marketing communities have recognized Go Fish’s industry-leading work by giving the agency over 30 awards including “Best Use of Search”, “Best Use of Content Marketing”, and three “Agency of the Year” awards.

A few of our services are highlighted below. Our breadth is wide and our expertise is deep; we’re ready to take your brand to the next level!

Technical SEO

Our technical SEO team’s ability to solve complex issues is unparalleled.

Here’s a recent example: a client website was plagued by slow load times. The team went above and beyond to resolve this, including rewriting significant portions of inefficient JavaScript and fixing errors.

This team has also recently developed a strong process for identifying queries that have the potential to display an answer box (AB) and then optimizing content to trigger it. We published these unique findings and strategies on Search Engine Land, in a popular post titled, “3 tactics we’re using for Answer Boxes”. This post shows how we used the approach to achieve an amazing 38% increase in CTR.

Our SEO work strategically blends contextual and architectural optimizations alongside off-site efforts to bolster the site from all angles, resulting in greater search visibility and rankings as well as conversions and revenue.

Link Building

Early on, we identified that in order to be successful long-term with link building, we would have to be able to build links other people couldn’t easily get: links from real journalists, news websites, and top blogs. With that goal in mind, our content marketing team was born, with a goal of building the most interesting, compelling content for clients that would then be pitched to journalists for coverage.

A recent example of this is a campaign for a large personal finance client. Our team came up with the idea to build a map showing the average price for the same case of beer in each state. This lead to coverage and links from sites like HuffPo, Yahoo Finance, Thrillist, Food & Wine, and many local outlets highlighting how their own state fared.

Paid Media

Go Fish Digital offers a host of paid media services to our clients. Our team of pay-per-click (PPC) experts specializes in creating attention-grabbing ads for a range of clients across varied industries using strategies tailored to your business. These strategies include Paid Search Ads, Display Advertising, Retargeting, and Social Media Advertising.

At Go Fish Digital, we know that paid media and SEO go hand in hand, and having SEO best practices at the center of our campaigns keeps us agile and competitive in the ever-changing paid media space (and it also saves on marketing spend).

We never take a one-size-fits-all approach with our clients. Every client gets a unique, fully transparent strategy that’s tailored to their specific goals and often gravitates toward bespoke solutions rather than relying on third-party tools to do the work for us.

Website Design and Development

Using top website platforms such as WordPress and Shopify, along with modern development standards including ADA compliance, our award-winning web design team transforms dated and under-performing sites into finely-tuned machines that accurately represent your brand’s voice and converts visitors into sales, all with a strong SEO foundation.

The Go Fish Digital team is no stranger to collaborating with in-house designers and developers and seamlessly delivering work on time and within scope. We offer ongoing maintenance retainers for all websites we build as well as ones we didn’t. A majority of our development clients note our quicker-than-typical response times and short dev queues so you don’t have to wait weeks for SEO implementations or to kick off your next A/B test.

Online Reputation Management

The ORM team at Go Fish Digital specializes in both repairing online reputations and proactively building and maintaining reputations for all types of brands, from personal to Fortune 500.

With online reputation management, there is no templatized strategy. Our goal is to improve your search results and reviews to craft your online reputation into something that truly reflects your brand and all the hard work you’ve done to build it. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan that reflects your brand and your long-term goals for it.

Everything we do is driven around what it will take to help our clients reach their goals. When you choose Go Fish Digital, you know that you are getting a top-notch team that cares about the success of your project.

Services & Experience

Marketing services
  • Analytics
  • Bing Ads
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Strategy
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Copywriting
  • Design Work & Branding
  • Digital Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Facebook Ads
  • Google Ads
  • Google Shopping
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Instagram Advertising
  • Link Building
  • LinkedIn Ads
  • Local SEO
  • Organic Social Media
  • Paid Social Media
  • PPC Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Shopify development
  • Technical SEO
  • Twitter Ads
  • Website Development
  • WordPress Development
Secondary Services
  • A/B Testing
  • Analytics Audit
  • Backlink Audit
  • Bing Ads Audit
  • Content Audit
  • Google Ads Audit
  • Reputation Audits
  • Retargeting
  • Technical SEO Audit
  • Website Audits
Software experience
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Ahrefs
  • Bing Ads
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Premier Partner
  • Google Shopping
  • Google Tag Manager
  • HubSpot
  • Marketo
  • Moz
  • Optimizely
  • Premier Google Partner
  • Screaming Frog
  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
Business types I've worked with
  • B Corporations
  • Brick and Mortar
  • Direct to Consumer
  • eCommerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Fortune 500
  • Franchise
  • Lead Generation
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Training
  • Physical Products
  • Platform As A Service
  • Professional Services
  • Publications
  • Retail
  • Service
  • Software As A Service (SaaS)
Business models I work on
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Enterprise
  • Franchise
  • Mid-Market
  • Non Profits
  • Small Business
  • Startup
Verticals I've worked in
  • Accommodations
  • Agriculture & Agribusiness
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Banking/Finance
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cannabis
  • Churches
  • Clothing
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Security
  • Dentists
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Fitness
  • Food & Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Gadgets
  • Government
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health & Wellness
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Jewelry stores
  • Journalism & News
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Remodelers
  • Lawyers
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing Automation
  • Medical
  • Non-Profit
  • Online Courses
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Personal Services
  • Pest Control
  • Pool and Spa
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Treatment Centers
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Wedding
Client case studies


SimpleTexting, an SMS marketing software company, came to our digital PR agency with the goals of:
- Increasing brand exposure
- Optimizing its website for search
- Driving more organic traffic

To achieve these objectives, building backlinks using creative content was a fundamental component of their overall digital marketing strategy.

We identified a number of business and lifestyle campaign topics that would be interesting for journalists to cover in news publications, and could also be tied back to the SimpleTexting brand. Among those was a campaign focused on the state of the remote work industry.

Remote work is a widely-discussed topic because of the multitude of advantages it presents to both businesses and their employees. Additionally, the SimpleTexting team is a fully remote team. For these reasons, it was an ideal focus for a link-building campaign since it tied into both the current news cycle of target publications and the client’s brand.

The overall goal of the piece was to provide a comprehensive look at the state of the remote work industry. Because of the oversaturation of the media, we wanted to craft a unique story about the remote work industry that journalists would not have heard before. To do so, we collected data on details such as the percentage of the American population working remotely and the difference between in-office and remote salaries for common job positions.

In order to make the content relatable to a wide audience, we added a local angle to the data campaign. We paired government data on commute times and average commute distances with the average cost of gas in some of the largest U.S. cities to show people exactly how much they could be saving in both time and money by working remotely.

After creating the content, we pitched it to 570 journalists with the goal of getting them to write about it in their publications and include a link back to the study and SimpleTexting’s site.

The campaign was covered on a variety of business, career, and lifestyle websites. The content has continued to drive organic traffic and backlinks to the landing page since the initial promotion period. In that time, in conjunction with other link building campaigns and SEO work, SimpleTexting has obtained more than 5,000 new keyword rankings on the first page of Google SERPs and consistently achieves monthly YoY organic traffic growth of more than 100%. SimpleTexting now ranks #1 for keywords like business texting, texting services, mass text messaging, and other valuable search terms.


pieces of coverage


backlinks to the landing page


referred sessions


ranking organic keywords related to remote work

Life Storage

Life Storage, a national storage company, came to Go Fish Digital with the goals of:
- Filling content gaps on its website
- Targeting local areas to boost brand awareness
- Optimizing its website for local search in the Raleigh, NC area

To achieve these objectives, the client requested a robust, branded article.

Our team researched and gathered detailed local knowledge to create a unique piece of content with information that wasn’t readily available on the internet. We also worked with local experts to give us information on businesses, traffic, and the city’s general culture.

The expert knowledge resulted in a useful guide that included general information about moving to Raleigh, NC, along with local insights that potential residents would find helpful. We created an interactive page that broke down the city by zip code and detailing relevant information.

This customizable and interactive location-based approach made the guide much more effective and allowed us to stand out from similar content.

The article positioned Life Storage as an authority on the topic while filling a content gap that would help prospective movers. The campaign has provided valuable, ongoing coverage for Life Storage since it was launched in January of 2020. These results include:

This article ranks 6th for the keyword “Raleigh NC,” which has a monthly search volume of over 87,000 searches.
- 2,997 keyword rankings
- Page 1 rankings for 303 keywords
- Ranks #1 for 13 relevant keywords for the website
- The article has also received feature snippets for 4 keywords
- 9,133 organic sessions on the article page as of June 2020

This article has provided long-term SEO value for the Life Storage site and will continue to do so for years. It also offers a unique opportunity to re-optimize annually with new data and information. This strategy also laid a blueprint that can be replicated for other cities, helping Life Storage get in front of potential customers as they are beginning to research a move.


keyword rankings


organic sessions


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4.7 (out of 5)

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Few missteps in begining but nothing that cannot be fixed

My experience was not great, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want more detail. I appreciate you following up regarding your companies that you refer out.

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Very Professional & Attentive Company

Our firm has been using GoFish Digital for SEO services for a couple of years now. They have been doing a great job generating more traffic by increasing our search engine rankings and generating back-links through various creative campaigns. Most everyone I have worked with has been professional, courteous, and prompt in their responses. I especially love the transparency with their services, as everything being done on our account is tracked through a platform I can log into on my own time and check in on. Would recommend their services for sure!

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Top notch SEO Firm

I have worked with a number of different SEO firms and GoFish is far and away the best. Mia, Matt, Emily and the rest of the team are consistently coming up with new ideas and improvements to improve our search results and the overall user experience. They are totally reliable and always deliver on what they say they’ll do on time. Not only that, they are great listeners, always making sure that they understand the needs of Mulberrys as we grow and expand to new markets. I recommend them without qualification.

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SEO Experts, 100% Professionals. Highly recommend them

It has been a pleasure working with the very professional, super knowledgeable SEO team at GFD. They are extremely efficient and responsive. Things move as fast as you want it to. Another great plus. But I think GFD’s greatest differentiator is in their metrics focus. They cleaned up and revamped our analytics platform and from day one kept their focus on the ROI metrics we cared about. And it showed. In 3 months, they have delivered exactly what we were hoping for. Highly recommend this team (Danielle, Jen, Mike) to anyone whose focus is data driven, intelligent SEO

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Extraordinary Results from an Exceptional Team

We have been working with Go Fish for less than a year and in a relatively short period of time, they have delivered shockingly good results. We have worked with multiple SEO firms before this and no other firm or individual has come close to Go Fish in terms of their process, their attentiveness, their intelligence, and their results. We feel very lucky to have found them.

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Highly Recommended SEO Partner

The GoFish team has been a fantastic SEO partner for us, providing us with technical SEO support and strategy, content marketing, and ORM expertise. They are knowledgeable, responsive, flexible, and an overall pleasure to work with. Having worked with other agencies in the past, one thing that stands out about GoFish is how tailored their services are to their clients’ goals. They’ve been an invaluable partner in the recent launches of our new blog and our new website. Highly recommend!

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Awesome team!

We worked with GoFish Digital initially on a specific research project but they did such a great job that we brought them on as our digital agency of record. The team is incredible — very responsive, proactive communication, meets deadlines, knowledgeable and well-researched work. More importantly, we saw results for both the initial project and our digital footprint over the course of our work. Also appreciate that their team is made up of various expertise so they can mix and match based on a given campaign’s need. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a digital agency.

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Good SEO Firm

We’ve worked with GoFish for over a year now and have seen positive results — namely, growth in overall traffic and most specifically organic traffic. They are easy to work with, very responsive, knowledgeable, and proactive. I also like that they have a team of people so you get different folks working on your campaign (with different areas of expertise) as needed.

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Client Services Done Right

Since day 1 these guys/gals have been nothing short of pleasant. They’re highly responsive, they ask questions, they work to understand and address the unique challenges of your project and, most importantly, they know what they’re talking about.

In an industry like SEO you need to be aware of the proverbial snake oil salesman at every corner–and I was innately skeptical going into preliminary talks due to the nature of the industry–but first Mike, then Samantha, Brian and Daniel put concerns to rest. They know their stuff. For us it was just as important they knew how to manage a project and communicate effectively. This also had us pleasantly surprised, especially when considering other agencies we’ve worked with. And given we’re not the easiest or the quickest client to work with, it’s nice to know a lapse in turning around deliverables on our end doesn’t result in a stalled project.

After a successful first project, we’re looking at expanding the partnership as our three brands continue to grow our need for external resources. I’d give ’em a shot; we’ve had exposure to nearly a dozen agencies for SEO solutions and Go Fish Digital is top notch.

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Great Partner

We have partnered with Go Fish Digital for the past five years to build the digital presence of our brand. The Go Fish Team have been true partners, providing us with constant guidance and support – from outlining and discussing our online strategy right through to supporting the implementation of that plan.

Throughout that process, Go Fish Digital works alongside our team to ensure that all deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring that our site is optimized and that we are executing meaningful campaigns at the right times.

Retention rate is often a reflection of an agencies performance, and we have been with Go Fish for several years now. I think that says a lot.

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