The Best SEO Company - The HOTH

About The HOTH

We help businesses grow with SEO, Content Marketing, & PPC

 

 


 

  • What is The HOTH?

    The HOTH is an acronym for Hittem Over The Head, in other words, to bludgeon with awesomeness. It can be used as a noun (as in our product, or our brand) or as a verb (i.e. To HOTH someone, to HOTH something).

    When we started the HOTH in 2010, the industry was plagued with sketchy service providers with poor support.

    We wanted to change all that. We became the best SEO company so you would have an amazing experience.

    We put our names and faces on The HOTH, made support a PRIORITY and gave out guarantees. We developed an entire suite of products to fit your needs.

    Check out how we’ve HOTH’d our customers in the past:

    SEO & PPC Case Studies

 

 

  • Our Trophy Room

    From starting out in 2010, we’ve been able to serve and help over 200,000 businesses because of our incredible team members and streamlined production system.

    Over the years, we’ve earned a few big-time awards including The Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places To Work Award, and several others!

    Check out our trophy room to see some our awards from throughout the years:

    The HOTH’s Trophy Room

 


 

The Team

People are at the heart of what we do.
We built an amazing team to bring The HOTH experience to life.

 


  • The HOTH Team - Marc
    Marc Hardgrove
    CEO

  • The HOTH Team - David
    David Martin
    President

  • The HOTH Team - George
    George Papadeas

    Chief Operations Officer

 


  • The HOTH Team - Beth
    Beth Rugg
    Chief Financial Officer

  • The HOTH Team - Max
    Max Gomez Montejo
    Chief Marketing Officer

  • The HOTH Team - Jason
    Jason Gill
    Chief Technology Officer

 


 

 

Department Managers

This team is the heart of the office.
Their leadership is responsible for the smiles on our customers’ faces.


  • The HOTH Team - Jessie
    Jessie
    Director of Product & Development

  • The HOTH Team - Julia
    Julia
    Director of Client Success

  • The HOTH Team - Rachel” width=
    Rachel
    Director of Brand Strategy

 


  • The HOTH Team - Alize Luft
    Alize
    Director of People & Culture

  • The HOTH Team - Bobby” width=
    Bobby
    Director of Marketing Operations

  • The HOTH Team - Karl
    Karl
    Director of Paid Advertising

  • The HOTH Team - Ryan Stempski
    Ryan

    Director of Sales

 


 

 

Account Managers

When you have questions, these are the people that have the answers.
Give them a call and see what they can do for your company.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Marketing Squad

Do you see us in your Facebook feed? All over the internet? In your dreams at night?
These cool cats pump out the campaigns and content to make all of that possible.


  • The HOTH Team - Sean
    Sean
    Digital Content Coordinator

  • The HOTH Team - Jose Camou
    José
    UI/UX Graphic Designer

 


 

 

PPC Party

This is the crew that plans, designs, implements and executes your pay-per-click advertising campaigns.
These are true hustlers!


  • The HOTH Team - Bridget
    Bridget
    PPC Client Experience Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Melissa
    Melissa
    PPC Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Selin
    Selin
    PPC Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Brian
    Brian
    PPC Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Charles
    Charles
    PPC Campaign Manager

 


 

 

HOTH X Team

These are the people that perform magic on Google Rankings.
You’re going to want to work with these ones.


  • The HOTH Team - Ashley R
    Ashley
    HOTH X Client Experience Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Brooke
    Brooke
    Senior Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Chloé
    Chloé
    Campaign Manager

 


  • The HOTH Team - Kaylie
    Kaylie
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Morgan
    Morgan
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Rachael
    Rachael
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Sam
    Sam
    Campaign Manager

 


  • The HOTH Team - Andres
    Andres
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Carter
    Carter
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Jan
    Jan
    Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Max
    Max
    Campaign Manager

 


 

 

Product Team

These awesome people produce the content and links to help with your rankings.
Let them help so you can focus on growing your company.


  • The HOTH Team - Alyssa
    Alyssa
    Guest Post Platform Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Makayla
    Makayla
    Blogger Product Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Micaela
    Micaela
    Guest Post Manager

 


  • The HOTH Team - Christian
    Christian
    Content Service Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Paul
    Paul
    Video Production Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Stephen
    Stephen
    Development Manager

 


  • The HOTH Team - Trey
    Trey
    HOTH Foundations Production Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Betsy
    Betsy
    Foundations Product Coordinator

  • The HOTH Team - Deja width=
    Deja
    Web Copy Coordinator

  • The HOTH Team - Solo
    Solange
    Blogger Operations Coordinator

 


 

 

Customer Support Crew

If an issue arises, these amazing people get it fixed right away.

 


  • The HOTH Team - Bali
    Bali
    Support Team Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Tatyanna width=
    Tatyanna
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - John
    John
    Customer Support Specialist

 


  • The HOTH Team - Jess Ruth
    Jess
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Kim
    Kim
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Ashley I” width=
    Ashley
    Customer Support Specialist

 

 

Special Projects

These people are the superduper problem solvers responsible for all the behind the scenes magic.


  • The HOTH Team - Branden
    Branden
    Director of Special Projects

  • The HOTH Team - Cindy
    Cindy
    Billing Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Trey
    Trey
    SEOJet Operations Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Jake
    Jakob
    Billing Coordinator

 


 

 

Next Net Media Family

In addition to The HOTH, we have a couple sister companies under the Next Net Media umbrella that we work along side with. These are the allstars that manage those divisions.


  • The HOTH Team - Matt
    Matt
    VP of Strategy

  • The HOTH Team - Mackenzie
    Mackenzie
    Director of Client Experience

  • The HOTH Team - Dave
    Dave
    Marketing & Operations Manager

 


 

Google Certified Partner

  • We are proud to hold the prestigious title of being a Google Partner.
    Achieving Partner status means The HOTH has demonstrated Google Ads skill and expertise, met Google ad spend requirements, delivered company agency and client revenue growth, and sustained and grown its client base.

 


 

 

The History

We’ve come a long way.

Before The HOTH

Before the birth of The HOTH, we ran a full-service SEO agency in Chicago that ranked clients for some of the hardest terms online.

As the agency grew, we saw lots of changes in SEO. We experimented with all different forms of link building, including lots of manual link building. Some things worked, others didn’t. Then Google would change it’s algorithm with Panda or Penguin and everything would need to be restarted from the beginning. Then we invented what is now known as The HOTH.

The HOTH started to deliver SEO home runs one after another, and in a short period of time, we saw huge success with ranking our own clients, beating out huge, established competitor sites in extremely competitive niches.

The Beginning

After The HOTH was well established, we decided to release our first product out to the world as a white label seo service and let other agencies and publishers take advantage of the solution that took us so long to develop. Our agencies can take on more clients and rank them more consistently, all while doing LESS work. We know that the more successful the agencies and publishers are, the more work they will send our way.

The HOTH grew quickly and caught on with agencies around the world. We established a white label seo reseller program to help agencies and consultants resell our services as well as give bulk discounts on our products to our larger customers.

Growth & Expansion

We realized that agencies have more needs than just general link building – so we started expanding our services.

In 2013, we added HOTH Local, our first ever local seo service. HOTH Local focuses on a very smart, well thought out process for procuring diverse types of citations to help customers rank in local searches. We also released our citation cleanup service to help with inconsistent or incorrect citations.

In 2015 we expanded the product lineup to become a full suite of products, offering white hat guest posts, press releases, and more.

In 2016 we grew bigger than ever – our conference circuit grew to SMX, Pubcon, BrightonSEO, and AdTech. We launched our blog content service called HOTH Blogger AND re-launched it with an in-dashboard experience! We also added our first OnPage SEO service.

In 2017 we took our growth to another level by launching our managed SEO product, HOTH X, which quickly became a massive hit.

Our growth landed us on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. With such growth, we figured it was time for a move so we packed up our 6th floor office and moved to the penthouse suite in our building, take a look!

2018 was a great year with several new additions to The HOTH including HOTHCON, our SEO and content marketing conference, and HOTH Video, our newest product that turns blog articles into videos.

We were fortunate enough to receive recognition as a nominee of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award and Best Office Space Award. While a lot of hard work went into accomplishing these feats, we made sure to kick back and relax the second weekend in February on our company cruise to Mexico!

Today & Beyond

Our goal is to be the most reliable source for SEO tools & services in the world.

We continue to develop the HOTH with constant upgrades and testing to ensure the best possible results. You can find us at national and international tradeshows like SMX, BrightonSEO, Pubcon, AdTech, Affiliate Summit, and more.

You can head over to our company blog to see what we’re currently up to at The HOTH Company SEO Blog.