7 Best SEO Companies on the Gold Coast judged by their Reputation 
(we reviewed 71 of them)

Our SEO specialists have scoured the Internet.

We reviewed 71 SEO companies across and servicing the Gold Coast and narrowed them down to the top 7 SEO companies on the Gold Coast judged by specific criteria.

We kept everything factual (not opinionated) and looked at all aspects of an agency that relate specifically to SEO, their website and online presence.

For each company we evaluated:

  • Years in Business
  • Company Size
  • Notable Clients
  • Hourly Rate
  • Specialisations
  • Customer Support

If you’re looking to switch SEO companies or hire an SEO company on the Gold Coast for the first time, this comparison of companies will help you make an educated choice.

Top 7 Gold Coast SEO Companies Side-By-Side Comparison

Established Company Size Notable Clients Hourly Rate Number Of Specialisations Customer Support
Edge Marketing 2002 25 employees Snap Fitness, Bond University, PTC N/A 6 Face to Face, Phone, eMail
Websites That Sell 2013 10+ employees Gillette, Steel-Line, Solahart $150+GST 6 Face to Face, Phone, eMail, Zoom
SEO Gold Coast Consulting 2016 1 employee N/A N/A 1 Phone, eMail
Thrive Web N/A 14 employees Tax Banter, The Beauty Embassy, Pearl Bridal N/A 10 Face to Face, Phone, eMail
Media Booth 2015 11 employees Natures Farmer Sea, STG Global, St Lucia Sea Moss N/A 7 Face to Face, Phone, eMail
Five By Five 2006 40 employees City Of Gold Coast, Coral Homes, The French Beauty Academy N/A 10 Face to Face, Phone, eMail
Chevron Editing N/A 3 employees Flavour Creations, Ramada, Bell Legal Group $90+GST 5 Phone, eMail

Company Review By Reputation Overview & Criteria Explained

We used our team of SEO Specialists to decide on the review criteria.

Each one of our experts agreed that “Digital Marketing Agencies” & “SEO Experts” in this day and age are as common as dirt.

Someone does a course, and the next thing you know, their website states, “We are the best SEO Agency on the Gold Coast”

Here’s the problem with that…

Overnight experts don’t understand how Google has evolved… they have usually learned a few of the latest “hacks," meaning their strategies are usually just one algorithm update away from being penalised.

Ranking on Google long-term takes:

  • Understanding how Search Engines work on a fundamental level.
  • Knowing how SEO ties in with the rest of Digital Marketing as a whole
  • Having a proven system that produces results for clients

The criteria chosen in this analysis identify a company's level of competency in the above-mentioned areas.

We encourage you to choose them as well to make your final decision in hiring a Gold Coast based SEO Company.

Years in Business

Years in business don’t just mean the agency knows how Search Engines work… when it comes to local SEO, knowing the growth of a region like the Gold Coast on a geographical, demographic and market size level is key.

For example.

A company that’s run SEO campaigns on the Gold Coast for 10+ years would know that 10 years ago, keyword targeting would have to include the Gold Coast as a whole region to get any kind of search volume and traction.


Eg. “Plumber Gold Coast” “Lawyer Gold Coast” or “Builder Gold Coast”

However, fast forward to 2023 and everything has changed.

Tweed Heads has become a region of its own.

For the right type of service, you can build an entire business just targeting the largest suburb on the Gold Coast; South Port.

And with Kingscliff’s ever-growing high-density suburb profile plus the hospital for region built in Kingscliffe means there’s is plenty of opportunity now and in the future for SEO by taking advantage of easy rankings in hyper-local locations.

The Google Keyword tool will not give you the data to know this stuff… Having access to sites that have been ranking on the Gold Coast and campaign insights for many years via Search Console gives SEO companies with many years in business, this unfair advantage.

That’s why years in business matters when choosing an SEO company.

Notable Clients

Similar to years in business, the more an agency has helped Gold Coast-based businesses, the more it will understand what it takes to rank locally on Google.

The key here is choosing a company that has experience with companies on the Gold Coast but also in other cities around Australia to draw upon the best SEO strategies to get the quickest and best long-term results for your campaign.

Hourly Rate

The hourly rate more or less determines the amount of work you’ll receive as part of your campaign.

Here’s a quick comparison of the average salaries of SEO’s on the Gold Coast:

The average salary of a senior SEO specialist on the Gold Coast is $91,205.

The average salary of a content strategist on the Gold Coast is $83,944.

The average salary of a web developer on the Gold Coast is $73,820.

To get a positive result from your SEO, you need all 3 of these specialisations working on your campaign.

Anything under $150+GST, and you’re not likely to get all 3.

Customer Support

Even though the Gold Coast is much smaller than other major cities around Australia, if you live on the southern end of the coast and the agency is located in say… Coomera you’re not likely to want to visit them in person when a question arises.

In this instance, phone support is key.

Here’s the test we recommend if a company provides good phone support.

  1. Pick up the phone during office hours and ring the company's number, do you get someone answering the phone? If yes… it’s a tick.
  2. What will set the company apart from all others is if you actually get to speak to SEO specialists working on your campaign…

If the answer is yes to both of the above 2 steps your customer support should be fast, accurate and an enjoyable experience.

Review Of The 7 Best SEO Companies On The Gold Coast (In No Specific Order)

First Reviewed SEO Company


Company Name: Edge Marketing

Location: 57 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, 4220 QLD

Area of expertise: SEO, Google Ads, Social Media, Web Development, Graphic Design

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Candice Dolley

I have worked with Edge for many years, from brochures to website design. The staff are friendly and insightful, and I look forward to my monthly project meetings as I always come out of them feeling positive and energised.

I manage the marketing for two different styles of businesses, so the brief is often different each time I work with Edge, but this does not seem to phase the team - they take it all in their stride.

I look forward to achieving greatness with Edge for the commercial and industrial soundproofing companies I work with.

Dimity Horridge

The Edge Marketing Team, Caitlin & Matt have been an absolute pleasure to do business with, they provided 2d render master plans, outstanding digital marketing campaigns, for Facebook, Instagram, and creating Websites to provide maximum exposure for our Subdivision/developments in Hervey Bay QLD as well as monthly meetings and updates.  I highly recommend the Team at Edge Marketing.

The Wardrobe Formal Wear

We have been working with Edge Online now for just under a year. The results we have seen across social media, SEO & Google Ads has been tremendous.

Previously we worked with another digital marketing agency who were given the same budget. As our results continued to drop we new it was time for a change. After many meetings with potential advertisers we had  a great feeling about Edge and have never looked back. The team is attentive, friendly and genuinely concerned about their clients results.

If you are considering making the move to Edge Online, don't hesitate.

Second Reviewed SEO Company


Company Name: Websites That Sell

Location: Fifty Cavill Avenue, 13/50 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Area of expertise: SEO, Web Design, Development, Social Media, Content Creation, Paid Ads

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Lyn Hughes

These guys are amazing! They looked at my history with sales, testimonials, community involvement etc & designed for me a fabulous website.  Nothing was too much trouble for them.  I would recommend anyone in Real Estate needing a website to call "Websites that Sell", they truly understand all that we need as Real Estate Agents.  Thank you Dave and Crispian.  Lyn Hughes Property.

The Salty Gum Leaf

Five Stars!

Best Price Skip Bins

Case Study: Skip Bin Company Breaks Into Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Market Using SEO

Third Reviewed SEO Company

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Company Name: SEO Gold Coast Consulting

Location: Unit 168/251 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227

Area of expertise: SEO

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

No Reviews Available

Fourth Reviewed SEO Company

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Company Name: Thrive Web

Location: 71 W Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 Area of expertise: Web Design, Web Development, eCommerce, Logo & Branding, Graphic Design, SEO, Digital Marketing, eMail Marketing, Wordpress Hosting, App Design

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Olivia Josey

The team from Thrive were very friendly and easy to work with. They were quick to respond and taught me a lot about web design throughout the different development phases. Stoked with how our website turned out too!

Hannah McGowan

We’ve worked with Thrive for several years now, with branding and website designs. They continue to deliver a great service with their very talented team who are friendly, efficient and very professional. Highly recommend!

Makin Construction

Thrive have just completed our new Website. They were very patient, understanding, innovative and professional. We would not hesitate in recommending their services.

Fith Reviewed SEO Company

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Company Name: Media Booth

Location: 4A/20 Expo Ct, Ashmore QLD 4214

Area of expertise: Search Engine Optimisation, Lead Generation, Website Development, Branding & Design, Business Automation, Software Development, Audio & Visual

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Jess Redman

We have worked with David and the team for over 2 years now and they have been integral to our success.

David has be absolutely incredible since day 1 - taking the time to teach us what's important when it comes to marketing and what's not. His knowledge and passion to help us grow allowed us to give David and the team freedom to really go after it with ad spend, ad creations and analytics to really find the areas that work best and push them the hardest.

David has been with our company almost since the beginning and he is honestly one of the family now :)

Absolutely recommend !!!! You really cant afford not to do digital marketing in todays market unless you are happy playing small.

Here's to the next crazy milestones thanks David and Team :)

Dan Buzer

If the internet is important to your business you have to work with legitimate experts who have the runs on the board. I've known Tony Bentall for many years and every conversation I have with him is full of gems to implement to help grow our business.

I speak with Business Owners everyday about growing their business and one of the first things I do is check out their digital presence. Needless to say, rarely do I find a correctly built platform and they're simply losing opportunities like a leaky bucket.

I highly suggest you give the Media Booth Team a call to at least see what you might be missing.

Glenn Dalton (Professional Tree Works)

We have used Ross and his team for our Website, SEO & Google AdWords for several years .
They are the best on the Gold Coast
Want results then invest with this wonderful team!

Sixth Reviewed SEO Company

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Company Name: Five By Five

Location: 7/4 Leda Dr, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

Area of expertise: Web Strategy, Logo & Branding, Photography & Video, Copywriting, Web Design, Web Development, Mobile Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click, Hosting & Support

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Courtney Kim Yoshida

I have worked many digital agencies in the past and choosing a digital agency is a tough one. We are glad to have chosen Five by Five team. The team has exceeded our expectations and always provided clear communications with deadlines and dates.

From initial conversation, through the process of brand development, quality photo and videos, and final website and contents, I am very pleased with the outcome. We will start working on SEO with the team and cannot wait to see the result.

The team members are fun to work with, always easy to reach and honest, hard working people who deliver results.

Alisha Kelly

I visited Five by Five a few weeks back to run a goal setting workshop for them and was blown away by the incredible team and workplace that they have created! They were all very lovely, attentive and supportive. From now knowing them, they truly are a company I would trust with delivering high quality services. I look forward to working with them again in the near future!

Chapman Yachting

Chapman Yachting had the pleasure of working with Five by Five on a complete redesign of our website to complement our rebrand and launch. They were attentive to our needs from start to finish and went over and beyond our expectations - special mention to Holly for really looking after us. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and highly recommend this service for businesses of any size looking to upgrade their website design.

Seventh Reviewed SEO Company

Company Name: Chevron Editing

Location: Online Only

Area of expertise: Copywriting, Content Writing, Editing, eMail Campaigns, Photography, SEO.

What makes them the best? Customer Feedback From Google Business Profile

Indea Weisfelt

Duncan at Chevron Editing was amazing at creating a website for our business. His knowledge is vast and communication during the process was second to none. He listened to what we wanted as a business and delivered something that surpassed our expectations. I highly recommend Chevron Editing to anyone looking to easily create an online presence.

Apivut Chakuthip

Duncan at Chevron Editing has done a sensational job for us. We are now using his service on an on-going basis. He does thorough research and comes up with content solutions for us. I would no doubt recommend his service to everyone. Apivut

Ian R

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value

From start to finish, Chevron exemplified the communication, flexibility and “get it done” level of service that you hope you’ll find when sifting through the endless names, promises and options listed on the internet. Chevron delivered what was wanted, on time, and as promised.

Final Thoughts & Next Steps

Finding the best SEO company on the Gold Coast first might look scary… but we’ve done all the hard work for you. We filtered through 71 agencies and presented the top 7 companies based on our recommended criteria. 

Here’s what to do next. 

Choose the agency that best resonates with you and your business goals, then call each one so you can see how they respond to your business needs. You can view Websites That Sell SEO Services available for Gold Coast companies here.

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Disclaimer: This blog post includes information about various competitors in the industry. The purpose of this content is to provide an objective analysis and comparison based on publicly available information and chosen criterion. The opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the author. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research and exercise their own judgment when making decisions related to the SEO providers mentioned in this article. The author and the website shall not be held responsible for any actions taken based on the information provided.

Reviewed Companies As Part Of Our Research:

Edge Online
SEO Gold Coast Consulting
Thrive Web
Excite Media
Media Booth
Websites That Sell
Fresh Digital
Get More Traffic
Five By Five
Safari Digital
Resurge Digital
Online Marketing Gurus
SEO Expert
Shout Digital
Easy Consulting
Surf Marketing Specialists
Launch North
Chevron Editing
Digital Surfer
Digital Junkies
First Page
Puzzle Media
Make My Website
Deeper Look
Prosperity Media
Digital Nomads HQ
Local Digital
Impressive Digital
Gold Coast Websites
SEO Web Logistics
Code Connect
Ignition Media
Mensa Marketing
Straight up Digital
Reload Media
Marketing Sweet
Net Vision
Web O Maze
Zip Digital
AMS Digital
AGR Technology
Searchical SEO
Focused Growth
Tailored Media
Green Web Marketing
Site Centre
Ranking Australia
Infinite Ace
Apex Digital
Evolving Digital
Ranking Co
Comet Digital
SEO Mafia
Keyword Connect
Smashing Digital
RGC Digital Marketing
Morello Web
Web 99
Digital Meal
SEO Copilot
Adaptify Digital