MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HigherVisibility, a Memphis-based SEO firm, was named in BestSEOCompanies.com's August 2012 list of the Top 50 SEO Agencies in the country. Ranked #3 out of the top 50, HigherVisibility is quickly outperforming and outranking many of the older, and pricier, SEO companies. It is also the only SEO agency in the state of Tennessee to be named in this Top 50 list. To rate the SEO firms, BestSEOCompanies.com used a score based on several data points from each SEO agency's own website: On-page quality, the quality of backlinks, company rankings and other metrics that show how each company promoted their own website - because that's an indication of what each SEO agency will do for its clients' websites. The HigherVisibility team believes its success is due to their straightforward approach. Prospective clients receive a detailed quote based on their SEO goals and budget. And in an industry where some firms are notorious for "black hat" techniques, HigherVisibility's SEO strategy is based on combining SEO best practices with compelling ads and press releases written by staff copywriters. Search result ranking is to websites what location is to real estate: in other words, it's everything. Since over 90 percent of buying decisions begin with an online search, being among the first 10 search results is critical. That makes choosing a professional SEO company one of the most important decisions a company can make to attract more customers and build brand recognition. But most companies don't have an SEO expert on staff - and effective SEO requires an all-inclusive strategy. Hiring a company like HigherVisibility to develop and manage an SEO campaign is a smart business decision that can boost search engine rankings and increase leads. And as an SEO agency, HigherVisibility is able to work with businesses of all sizes to produce the best possible results for each client.