ChicagoSEO Agency

AUQ is an SEO & Web Development agency that was born in Chicago, we specialize in two things:

1) Building high quality, SEO-proof websites.
2) Running SEO campaigns to increase traffic, conversions & sales from organic traffic.

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Hire an SEO Agency With a Local San Jose Focus

AUQ was born in Chicago, in the Edgewater neighborhood. Since then we’ve expanded into a remote team with employees in all over the world.

We offer SEO, content marketing & web development services specifically to B2B brands. We understand the need for brands to stand out in the online space and we help them achieve this by creating high quality, educational content that portrays your brand as a thought leader in your industry.


We develop individual and specialized SEO strategies that consider the uniquness of your brand and your consumers. We are not a one-size-fits-all agency and are proud of the time we put into understanding our clients’ business.


Every business is unique, so work with a team that won’t apply a one size fits all


We specialize in the 4 main aspects of SEO:

  • Technical Audits
  • Content Creation
  • Conversion Focused Design
  • Linkbuilding

Thousands of sites are launched each year, but only the top 10 positions receive traffic. This is why you need a team that specializes in all aspects of SEO and can do more than just make recommendations.

Our SEO managers & editors hire unique content writers for each client we work on, they are subject matter experts in their fields and can contribute with insightful

Our Designers are trained on conversion & SEO focused design, that keeps users engaged on your site – whether they land on your homepage or one of our blog articles.

Our Developers specialize in secure, fast and clean code and a well thought out mobile experience. As loading times become a bigger factor within Google’s algorithm, we work hard to make sure our sites load faster than the competition!

SEO Projects

#Design #Dev #Wordpress

A modern design paired with a fast loading theme.

Casino M8trix
#SEO #Ecommerce #Shopify

An ecommerce SEO campaign that reached ROI in 6 months.

Outland Living
#SEO #Design #Development #Wordpress

A website refresh focused on SEO growth.

#SEO #Design #Development #Wordpress

A classic brand, redesigned for modern times.

Odors Away
#Design #Development #SEO #Wordpress

A new design, optimized for local SEO & pagespeed.

Econ Granite

SEO & Development Services

SEO Focused Web Design

SEO is much much more than keywords on a page. As Google’s algorithm has evolved to comprehend user behavior, design is now becoming a vital part of an SEO strategy. Aspects of design like:

  • Which content is important enough to be above the fold?
  • Do your landing pages encourage deeper exploration?
  • Is your content easy to scan & understand?

Majority of non-branded SEO visits won’t start on your homepage, most likely it’ll be your service pages or articles. Designers must understand this user journey and design engaging pages deeper in the funnel. Afterwards our development approach stresses fast loading times, security and easy website management.

SEO Content Marketing

A content library is a great way to establish your brand as a thought leader in your industry. Useful, informational content is a tried & tested way for consumers to discover your brand during their research phase, opening up doors for top of mind consideration and powerful retargeting campaigns.

However, this content must be written by experts in the field and it’s rare that a brand’s product managers have time to dedicate to building an SEO content library. Our team can help – we find & hire subject matter experts and oversee their content creation – whether it’s infographics, long form articles or data visualizations.

Due to the competitive nature of the landscape, content marketing only works if the content is well researched, well written and optimized for conversion.

Analytics & Dashboard Setup

Accurate analytics help us test & optimize our clients’ campaigns. We set up custom systems to track a variety of primary & secondary metrics, and use this data to help us adjust our conversion and SEO strategies. Our clients receive a custom analytics dashboard that reflects statistics unique to their business and are auto-updated daily.

Our Approach
To Local Chicago SEO

If you’re looking to promote your business within the Chicago metro, we’re happy to put together a local SEO campaign for your office.

This type of work focuses less on content marketing and more so on

  • Local link building
  • Local service page optimization
  • Google Business Listing promotion


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AUQ will be your longterm partner on a road to SEO success.

We are are a team of seasoned experts

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Kirill Sajaev

Founder & SEO

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Linze Lucas

SEO Director

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Eugene Kudriashov

Lead Developer

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Filip Svoboda

UX / UI Designer

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Andres Bernardo Diaz

UX / UI Designer

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Elajah Senolos


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Tetiana Fionik

Content Manager

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Sergey Bezdudnyy

Front End Developer

Common SEO Questions

  • How much do SEO services cost in Chicago?

    SEO services vary from agency to agency, and depending on their services the price varies as well. Some are specialists in certain aspects of SEO like audits or link building campaigns.

    We developed our SEO campaigns to be a full service offering so that we can see a campaign from beginning to end. We offer full service monthly SEO plans in Chicago starting at $3,000.

    If you have a special project or audit – we’re happy to provide a custom quote based on the size of the project.

  • How do you work with business in Chicago?

    A big part of our team is global, and for a time we had a space in Edgewater, but as the world moved to remote work we no longer keep it.

    However, we’re happy to meet in person at your Chicago offices or set up regular video calls to keep our projects on track.

  • What industries do you work with?

    We work with a variety of industries, but our primarily focus is on B2B services and national saas companies – our solutions are always custom tailored to our client’s needs, therefore each SEO strategy is a unique campaign designed specifically for your brand and your customers.

  • Do you also help with web design & development?

    Yes! If we recommend it – we can implement it. We believe it’s not enough to submit an audit and point out a site’s shortcomings. We take the extra steps to follow through on our recommendations and implement them from a technical & design point of view. This allows us to execute our strategy from conception to delivery when working with WordPress sites.

  • Do you offer SEO penalty recovery services?

    Yes. Our penalty recovery process focuses primarily on technical SEO issues. Generally what most people view as “penalties” are actually results of a poor website redesign or domain migration.

    Our technical team will dig under the hood of your website and identify any issues facing crawlers – whether it’s poor linking, javascript indexation, DNS issues and more.

    We’re happy to work with teams in San Jose to help them diagnose these issues, apply fixes and track recovery.

  • How do you approach linkbuilding?

    We’ve spent years perfecting our link building approach, we tested multiple vendors and eventually settled on our own in-house process that focuses on page level linkbuilding.

    We place links on pages that already rank in Google, this allows for quicker indexation and strong ranking signals than domain based linkbuilding that focuses on misleading domain rank stats.

    Ever since the Penguin 2.0 update  in 2012 – Google has shifted focus from penalizing links, to de-valuing them, the result is while businesses might not be penalized – they could be wasting thousands of dollars in linkbuilding costs that do nothing to benefit their website.

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