The Best SEO Company - The HOTH

The Best SEO Company

We help businesses get more traffic from search engines



  • 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.

    We made a streamlined production system that allows us to deliver your custom projects and campaigns with agility, speed, and scale. All in a nicely wrapped interface that produces results for YOU, day in and day out.

    We want to HOTH your SEO experience. Would you like to join us? Apply here.




HOTH Photos

We like to have fun! Here’s some of our favorite pictures from The HOTH & our friends!

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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

  • The HOTH Team - David
    David Martin




Department Managers

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

  • The HOTH Team - Mackenzie
    Mackenzie Logan
    Director of Sales

  • The HOTH Team - Jessie
    Jessie Poen
    Production and Development Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Rachel
    Rachel Hernandez

    Content Marketing Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Danielle Davis
    Danielle Davis

    Video Production Manager



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.


  • The HOTH Team - Ryan Stempski
    Ryan Stempski

    Business Development Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Gabbie M
    Gabbie McConnell
    Junior Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Brooke
    Brooke Beasley
    Junior Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Khyra M
    Khyra MacMillan
    Junior Account Manager


  • The HOTH Team - Becca Thrun
    Becca Thrun
    Junior Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Taylor
    Taylor Kapustka
    Junior Account Manager




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

  • The HOTH Team - Julia
    Julia Cieutat
    HOTH X Team Lead

  • The HOTH Team - Steven
    Steven Gill
    HOTH X Campaign Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Ashley R
    Ashley Shealy
    HOTH X Team


  • The HOTH Team - Chelsea
    Chelsea Lynds
    HOTH X Team

  • The HOTH Team - Jacob
    Jacob Serota
    HOTH X Team

  • The HOTH Team - Micaela
    Micaela Robinson
    HOTH X Team



Content Team

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


  • The HOTH Team - Trey
    Trey Wallrapp
    Operations Coordinator

  • The HOTH Team - Betsy
    Betsy Runyon
    QC Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Dimitri
    Dimitri Griffith
    Content Intern

  • The HOTH Team - Christian
    Christian Cappoli
    Content Intern



Marketing Team

Do you get our emails? See us on Facebook? Browse our blog content?
This team manages all of that and much much more!

  • The HOTH Team - Bobby
    Bobby Bishop
    Marketing Coordinator



HOTH Video Team

These ones turn your blog articles into groovy videos.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then how much are videos?

  • The HOTH Team - Paul
    Paul Jean-Louis
    Video Coordinator



Customer Support Team

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

  • The HOTH Team - Becca
    Becca Simpson
    Customer Support Team Leader

  • The HOTH Team - Alize Luft
    Alize Luft
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Branden
    Branden Bell
    Customer Support Specialist


  • The HOTH Team - Rachael
    Rachael Strauss
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Mary
    Mary Adams
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Stephen
    Stephen Reilly
    Customer Support Specialist

  • The HOTH Team - Bryan
    Bryan Vasquez
    Swag Pack Fulfillment Manager



Sales Development Team

  • The HOTH Team - Trevor
    Trevor Newsome
    Sales Development Representative

  • The HOTH Team - Meghan S
    Megan Teague
    Sales Development Representative


  • The HOTH Team - Christine Luceus
    Christine Luceus
    Sales Development Representative

  • The HOTH Team - Skyler
    Skyler Kulesa
    Sales Development Representative

  • The HOTH Team - AJ
    AJ Blount
    Sales Development Representative



Development Team

  • The HOTH Team - Alex
    Dev Team Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Adan
    Publisher Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Randy
    Publisher Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Tchavdar
    Web Developer


  • The HOTH Team - Sergey
    Web Developer

  • The HOTH Team - Georgi
    Web Developer

  • The HOTH Team - Ed
    Web Developer

  • The HOTH Team - Dimitar
    Web Developer



The History

We’ve come a long way.

Before The HOTH

Before the birth of The HOTH, HOTH Tactical was a Full-Service SEO agency from 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 link building service to our larger customers.

We quickly expanded with the help of our awesome partners when we launched the HOTH SEO Affiliate Program.

As the HOTH grew, we wanted to put out an even high-quality product, which is why we debuted HOTH Plus+ which is powered by a 100% college educated writing team, taking our content to the next level. This package built on our original link building strategies and made them even stronger.

Growth & Expansion

We realized that agencies have more needs than just general link building – so we got even more specialized and released a Local specific product to help with citation building.

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.

Continuing to serve more needs and keep up with SEO, in November 2014 we released HOTH Blitz, our High PR Homepage Links Service. This service provides permanent, high domain authority homepage links.

In 2015 we expanded the product lineup to become a full suite of products, offering white hat guest posts, press releases, and an all in one SEO solution called HOTH Mega.

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

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.