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!



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


  • The HOTH Team - Clayton
    Clayton Johnson

  • The HOTH Team - Greg
    Greg Webb
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Joe
    Joe Knipp
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Chris
    Chris Robino
    HOTH Enterprise


  • The HOTH Team - Andrew
    Andrew Hardgrove
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Mackenzie
    Mackenzie Logan
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - George
    George Papadeas
    HOTH Ops Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Jessie
    Jessie Poen
    Production Coordinator


  • The HOTH Team - Trey
    Trey Wallrapp
    Marketing Coordinator

  • The HOTH Team - Chris Romero
    Chris Romero
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Ryan Stempski
    Ryan Stempski
    Account Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Amy
    Amy Tribolet
    Content Support Specialist


  • The HOTH Team - Ashley R
    Ashley Shealy
    Sales Development

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

  • The HOTH Team - Meghan S
    Megan Teague
    Sales Development

  • The HOTH Team - Gabbie M
    Gabbie McConnell
    Customer Support Specialist


  • The HOTH Team - Rachel
    Rachel Hernandez
    Content Marketing Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Jazmin
    Jazmin Carrillo
    International Biz Dev

  • The HOTH Team - Steven
    Steven Gill
    HOTH X

  • The HOTH Team - Sarah
    Sarah Coles
    Dev Manager


  • The HOTH Team - Betsy
    Betsy Runyon
    QC Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Alex
    Alex Ross
    Dev Team Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Adan
    Adan C.
    Publisher Manager

  • The HOTH Team - Randy
    Randy G
    Publisher Manager


  • The HOTH Team - Nabeel Ashfaq
    Nabeel Ashfaq



Content Team

  • The HOTH Team - Rebekah
    Rebekah Winters

  • The HOTH Team - Valerie
    Valerie Strawmier

  • The HOTH Team - Grace
    Grace Magley

  • The HOTH Team - Eric
    Eric Radoux


  • The HOTH Team - Ben
    Benjamin Cieslinski

  • The HOTH Team - Christian
    Christian DiVita

  • The HOTH Team - Mary
    Mary Winfield

  • The HOTH Team - Trisha
    Trisha Cole


  • The HOTH Team - Mark O
    Mark O’Neil

  • The HOTH Team - Rasheed
    Rasheed D

  • The HOTH Team - Nathan
    Nathan C

  • The HOTH Team - Emily
    Emily P


  • The HOTH Team - Alison M
    Alison M

  • The HOTH Team - Amanda H
    Amanda H

  • The HOTH Team - Aris A
    Aris A

  • The HOTH Team - Danielle M
    Danielle M


  • The HOTH Team - Dawn K
    Dawn K

  • The HOTH Team - Devonnie G
    Devonnie G

  • The HOTH Team - Isobel C
    Isobel C

  • The HOTH Team - Luis M
    Luis M


  • The HOTH Team - Mackenzie F
    Mackenzie F

  • The HOTH Team - Matt S
    Matt S

  • The HOTH Team - Stephanie S
    Stephanie S

  • The HOTH Team - Alison Kero
    Alison Kero


  • The HOTH Team - Allison Winstead
    Allison Winstead

  • The HOTH Team - Anna Spooner
    Anna Spooner

  • The HOTH Team - Austin Fracchia
    Austin Fracchia

  • The HOTH Team - Beniece Lippert
    Beniece Lippert


  • The HOTH Team - Bridget Manley
    Bridget Manley

  • The HOTH Team - Christina Russ
    Christina Russ

  • The HOTH Team - Courtney Meyers
    Courtney Meyers

  • The HOTH Team - Curt Bonnem
    Curt Bonnem


  • The HOTH Team - Daniel Kobialka
    Daniel Kobialka

  • The HOTH Team - Danielle Greving
    Danielle Greving

  • The HOTH Team - Edwina Koch
    Edwina Koch

  • The HOTH Team - Elisabeth Sedgwick
    Elisabeth Sedgwick


  • The HOTH Team - Eric Heasley
    Eric Heasley

  • The HOTH Team - Kelly Bryant
    Kelly Bryant

  • The HOTH Team - Lauren Wethers
    Lauren Wethers

  • The HOTH Team - Margaret McNellis
    Margaret McNellis


  • The HOTH Team - Mattew Thompson
    Mattew Thompson

  • The HOTH Team - Melissa Lucas
    Melissa Lucas

  • The HOTH Team - Nicole Malczan
    Nicole Malczan

  • The HOTH Team - Ryan Leclaire
    Ryan Leclaire


  • The HOTH Team - Steph Ruopp
    Steph Ruopp

  • The HOTH Team - Tylene Stroup
    Tylene Stroup

  • The HOTH Team - Zach Koppang
    Zach Koppang



International Team

  • The HOTH Team - Eunice
    Eunice Wanjiku Gichuki

  • The HOTH Team - James
    James Yu

  • The HOTH Team - Jojo
    Jojo P. Fernandez

  • The HOTH Team - Christine
    Christine Joy B. Cainday


  • The HOTH Team - Charisa
    Charisa Calo

  • The HOTH Team - Mimilen
    Mimilen Cabanes

  • The HOTH Team - Juzel
    Juzel Albert Padilla

  • The HOTH Team - Sienes
    Adine Sienes


  • The HOTH Team - Pepito
    Arhlene Pepito

  • The HOTH Team - Carla
    Carla Bianca Calubayan

  • The HOTH Team - Hanarisa
    Hannarisa Lim-Guerrero

  • The HOTH Team - Jane
    Jane Daisy Trasmonte


  • The HOTH Team - Jovi
    Jovi Dayangco

  • The HOTH Team - Juzel
    Juzel Maverick L Padilla

  • The HOTH Team - Nickz
    Nikz Yap

  • The HOTH Team - Patrick
    Patrick Maghanoy


  • The HOTH Team - Shery
    Shery Eleazar

  • The HOTH Team - Stephen
    Stephen Yap

  • The HOTH Team - Teffany
    Teffany Grace dela Cerna



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.