Andrew Allen

Hike co-founder

Andrew Allen

Hey Hikers! Hot on the heels of our latest updates (check out this post where I run through them all), I wanted to tell you about a brand-new feature we’ve rolled out for the particularly busy business owners out there.

It’s called “Find an Agency” and it’s there to connect our users with a Hike-approved agency partner to help with their SEO and other tasks. But wait, there’s more to it!

(Watch the video below to see it in action, or read more further below.)

What is it?

“Find an Agency” is our latest feature designed to bridge the gap between our users and trustworthy, professional agencies. We have rigorously vetted and approved these agencies, ensuring they meet our high standards and can provide exceptional support to our users.

Why did we launch it?

We recognize that not all of our users have the time to complete every SEO task Hike suggests. But, they also don’t want to miss out on the opportunity SEO has for their business, so in these cases an agency partner is needed to complete their SEO for them.

But finding the right agency partner for SEO can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, and can often take a few tries before finding the right one.

With this feature, the hassle of finding a reliable agency is eliminated. We’ve handpicked agencies who are not only SEO experts but also well-versed in our platform. They have our seal of approval, which is no small feat!

How does it work?

Think of it as a friendly matchmaker. First, you’ll complete a simple form which takes around 10 minutes that helps us gather all the necessary information to connect you with the right agencies.

Once we’ve reviewed it, we’ll introduce you to up to three agency partners that match your SEO needs, industry, location, and budget. These agencies will then reach out to you to schedule introductory calls. The ball is then in your court – you get to decide which agency, if any, you want to progress with.

We’ll be there for you throughout this process, providing support if needed. Once you’ve selected an agency partner, we’ll grant them access to your website via Hike, enabling them to work on your SEO directly.

Need more help than just SEO?

We understand. SEO isn’t the only cog in the machine of a successful small business – although we might be a little biased sometimes and think it’s the most important 🙂

We know that small businesses often require help in other areas of marketing, whether that’s paid media, social media management, web design and development, content marketing, or even email marketing.

Whatever it is, you can flag it in the form you submit, and we’ll do our utmost to match you with an agency that can cater to these areas, too, making your ‘hike’ up the marketing mountain that much smoother.

How do I become a Hike-approved agency?

Are you an agency that uses Hike? If so, you may be eligible to become a Hike-approved agency partner. If you’re interested, please reach out to the team in live chat within the platform, and they’ll talk you through the next steps.

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