We look for consistently high online feedback across platforms – and other indicators of many happy clients.
We use age of website domain, amount of links from high-authority sources and other metrics to determine whether the company is trust-worthy.
Amongst other features, we weight branding and brand story as one data point to help ensure our list is full of strong, branded, trust-worthy companies.
Financial advisors with a focus on trusts and wealth management – originally out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and now in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trust Point works with families to help sustain wealth through the generations, as well as 401k’s for employers and their employees. With over 4B+ assets under Management – Trust Point is a premier wealth manager with smart advisors and analysts working hard for their clients.
Financial advisors with tools and seasoned advisors looking to wield technology for their clients and bring clarity and accountability to the process of investing on behalf of clients. Schwarz, Digos and Wheeler is a fee-only financial advisor and for that reason – is less likely to promote certain funds based on the financial kickback they would get from selling those funds. We highly suggest working with financial advisors that are ‘fee-only.’
Besides their amazing brand and website, Riverbridge has been advising clients with their 8+ investment team and 35+ employees. They are headquartered in Minneapolis and and pride themselves on the community involvement and a fund called the ‘bridge fund’ that allows employees to invest in causes they care about.
Branded as Minneapolis Wealth Advisors in Minneapolis – they pride themselves on protecting wealth. They prioritize your needs and develop strategies to help you meet the goals you have for your financial future. From retirement to tax planning - they have many financial services to fit your needs.
A high-quality boutique wealth firm, working with White Oak you will work directly with key decision makers, these professionals have CPA, CFA® and Certified Financial Planner™ designations. White Oaks focuses on working independently, with no one “in the back room” or strong direction above that could impact the objectivity of advice negatively.
Waterfront Financial Group specializes in developing comprehensive, long-term investment strategies and retirement income plans for business owners, individuals, families and people in transition. They stand out from competitors by being a boutique, client-centered financial consulting firm that works with clients to create customized solutions for their goals.
MIT Financial Advisors is committed to each client, their life and financial goals and the mission to help accomplish them. By combining deep research, risk analysis and years of experience in the financial markets they guide their clients towards financial confidence.
Dunncreek Advisors believes their teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all they do and provides increased benefits to our clients. They focus on helping clients with investing principles and strategies, retirement investing and distribution strategies, estate conversion issues, and risk management analysis.
As independent advisors, Summit Investment Advisors' main focus is on serving clients needs and acting in their best interest at all times. This provides you with the confidence you seek to pursue financial independence on your terms. They pride themselves on no obligations to investment product manufactures ,no cross-sell quotas or home-office directives that may lead to conflicts of interest and no affiliations or ties to investment banking firms.
The goal of Edward Jones is to provide advice and guidance based on clients individual needs. With more than 14,000 financial advisors in the U.S. – they are focused on doing what's right for their clients no matter where you live.
I am a small business owner who was referred to Hook Agency to develop my website, promoting and advertising my business. The first time I spoke with Tim I knew his company would be a good fit for my business. The entire Hook Agency team was very responsive, acommodating, patient, and easy to work with. They made the whole process productive and stress-free. I recommend their services to anyone starting a business or for those who simply would like the best agency supporting their business.read more
Truly honest and caring people - I reached out to Hook Agency to schedule a consult with them, and I received a call from Tracy Kelly the same day. He was personable, kind, and took the time to explain what I was looking for wasn't a fit for their agency, but went completely above and beyond to talk to 2 other businesses to see if they would be interested in working on the project I have in mind, and then sent me a follow up email with their contact information. I am so impressed with the Tracy and his honesty and integrity. If you're worried that someone is going to sell you on services you don't need - you can expect a breathe of fresh air with Tracy and Hook Agency.read more
I was looking for agencies because we wanted to create a new website and blog. Hook was one of our top choices, but admittedly, I was nervous based on the fact they had not done work in my industry before. Fast forward to a year later, and I couldn't be happier. The team at Hook is responsive, resourceful, creative, and fun to work with. We have great content on our blog, and website continues to grow each month. I'm "Hook"ed!read more
We have nothing but great things to say about the Hook Agency. Their website work, and subsequent SEO, blog writing, and social media expertise have done wonders for our lead pipeline. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a competent and professional digital marketing team. We already have them contracted to do another project!read more
Tim and the entire Hook Agency team has been the exact partner my company needed for all things web design, SEO, and even digital marketing strategy. Was hesitant at first with the complexity of my industry, but they have far exceeded expectations with research and content development. Our SEO position and inbound leads were almost nonexistent. Within three months our website authority and position had drastically increased, and we were consistently receiving organic leads. Now we have closed our first inbound lead as an organization and are transitioning to let Hook manage our PPC. As a small business, Tim has been helped us get the best bang for our buck while getting to know our company and process to help achieve our goals. We have used several large and small SEO companies in the past, but Hook Agency's management has provided the first measurable difference and growth. Would highly recommend!read more
We considered several web-design firms before selecting Hook Agency to redesign a large portion of our company site, and we're incredibly happy with the results. Not only was the team able to create exactly what we wanted, they've come up with some great compromises between keeping our brand voice and SEO writing, providing solutions that I'm confident no other firm would be able to dream up. It's been a very collaborative process and we're seeing great outcomes. They've also provided technical support on some small web issues, which takes major headaches off our plates as a small business without a full-time IT department. We absolutely recommend them!read more
Very impressed! Long story short, our company website that was hosted elsewhere somehow lost data and went down. When the hosting company failed to do anything about it Hook Agency didn’t hesitate to help. They went above and beyond to get us back up and running. They made us feel confident and comfortable with what they were doing and explained everything each step of the way. I would definitely recommend them!read more
Super impressed with Tim. I had no idea how to find a web developer in my budget. Even though he was well out of my price range, he still very kindly took the time to suggest a few options and and walked me through how pro web developers operate. Class act! Thank you!!
Hook Agency came up with highly creative SEO solutions to my growing website. Their process was very insightful and they explained everything in an intelligent way without making me feel talked down to. I would recommend Hook Agency for anyone's SEO needs in Minneapolis.
HOOK made the complex topic of SEO far less intimidating. They were patient and understanding with our learning curve. They worked "with" us, educating us as to where the opportunities were. They identified what "they" could do for us and even more valuable, what "we" could and should be doing for ourselves. HOOK and their style of full transparency, had us feeling comfortable immediately and ultimately feeling like we had a trusted partner working for our best interests. We look forward to our future collaboration and success!read more
Hook Agency has been a great resource for our small business. From creating our initial site to making updates as we grow, Hook has always been easy to work with. And they are quick with bug fixes which I really appreciate!
Finding a website design company that is highly creative, technically competent , fundamentally sound, well organized, willing to listen and committed to service is unique indeed. We found exactly that at Hook Agency.
Without even paying a dime, Tim looked at my google analytics account and my google console account and gave invaluable free advice. Although his services were not a good fit for my needs at this point, I would highly recommend his services for SEO and high raking on google searches. Hook Agency is the way to go!read more
Tim and his team were collaborative, responsive, fast and delivered quality work on a tight timeline. The Wordpress pages they built are easy to update, mobile friendly and we plan on using the template they built for landing pages down the road. Tim also provided insightful guidance on SEO and lead generation best practices along the way.read more
When I began searching for an SEO agency last year, I received a lot of generic proposals from SEO agencies who wanted our money but didn't show any dedication to learning our niche industry. Tim, on the other hand, came to the table armed with a list of keywords to go after, goals to reach, a knowledge of what our competitors were doing, and an eagerness to understand our industry. Since then, Tim has shown a deep commitment to our success and has gone above and beyond to make sure we reach the goals we set. In the last year, our company has experienced a 30.8% increase in conversions from organic search (3mos/3mos) and a 135.06% increase in page views from organic search (3mos/3mos). The conversation has shifted from "let's get more leads" to "we need to hire more employees to handle all this new business." Tim has been incredible to work with, and I'd recommend him highly to anyone looking to hire an SEO specialist.read more
“My company launched our completely revamped website and couldn't be happier with the way the site turned out, and our experience with Tim B Design. They took our old website with outdated graphics, poor sales results and transformed it into a modern, incredibly attractive and sales thriving site. In 6 short months we have seen a 300% increase in sales by online traffic, a greater return than we had ever imagined. Our product keywords are up over 350% and our website can easily be found on top of any major search engine. When we met with them to discuss the project, we were immediately impressed with how easy they were to communicate with—just real, down to earth, believable people that don't talk over your head with tech jargon. They listened and spent ample time understanding our products and message to make sure the site layout was exactly what we wanted.These days, I feel that people get to know your business through your website before they even walk through your door so it better be a good first impression. Our site brings in new clients every single day. The best part is that my website is so easy to use, I am able to edit content whenever I need to. It’s become such a great tool for my business. I am so in love with my branding, I receive compliments everyday. The Tim B Design team is amazing. They are creative, quick and so much fun to work with, I highly recommend them to any business.”Brad LorenceOwner, Banksystems Marketing Incread more
Tim B Design is exceptional to work with! He and his team have a great attitude, they've shown excitement in helping my business, and they are go getters! When I first contacted Tim on his website he responded to me almost immediately which was great. After our first face to face meeting I knew I wanted to work with him. I agreed to have them design my logo and build my website. In the process of doing that Tim thoroughly educated me on the importance of SEO which I knew very little about. There was absolutely no pressure to purchase anything while he was educating me but I decided to enter in an agreement for that too. Shortly after starting SEO they had availability to take over my social media accounts and I jumped at that opportunity. I put my full trust in them and they are doing great with all of it. Because of their work I've already seen growth in the number of sales leads generated by my website which is terrific! If you need help with any of these areas you need to contact Tim B design. Thank you Tim and Bea!read more