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The following customer testimonials were provided by Formic Media SEM clients. If you’re interested in joining our list of happy customers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Adam Greenman

“As a sole practitioner, having a successful website is a crucial element in developing a base of clients, especially those in need of the specific services I provide. Prior to working with Formic Media, I had almost no response to my website and in the few the months since partnering with them I have seen a dramatic increase in contacts who frequently do become new clients. Interestingly, now that I have a higher profile on the web, I also continue to receive increasing solicitations from other SEO companies, and perhaps the best endorsement I can make for Formic is my complete disinterest in these other companies’ services. I’m completely happy with the work I’ve received, the professional, experienced, and patient way I was educated in the process, and I look forward to continued growth and success with Formic.”

Adair Homes

“Formic Media provides paid advertising and search engine optimization services for Adair Homes, the Pacific Northwest’s largest builder of affordable custom homes.  We have found the Formic team to be knowledgeable and service-oriented.  They are also attentive and timely in responding to our questions.  Best of all, they get results”

AKA Direct

“AKA came to Formic with high expectations, and their excellent work did not disappoint. Working with the Formic team during our initial research project has been fantastic. The team is organized, professional and a pleasure to work with. Their industry knowledge and expert recommendations have played a key role in guiding the development of our current website and online marketing efforts. We look forward to keeping Formic as our go-to resource for AKA Direct’s ongoing SEO and PPC efforts.”

AMA Max Awards

“An inevitable phenomenon, volunteer roles balloon into heftier commitments then you ever anticipate (think of those bath toys that start as small capsules and when dropped in water, instantly grow into giant sponges).  The AMA MAX Awards Chair role, was such a sponge – but thanks largely to the talented crew at Formic, it all turned out okay.  Our two main goals for the event included taking the edginess of the event up a notch and making the judging process easier, more efficient and enjoyable.  But Big problem!  An ancient website and no coders in my volunteer pool.  Never fear, in swoops the Formic Media team created us a new website!  I was immediately impressed by Formic’s strategic process, asking smart questions about our main objectives and ultimate goals for our user experience.  One of the most critical components of the new website is the online entry form to make all entries consistent for judging (in past years, entrants could submit PowerPoints, PDFs, or whatever they preferred, making it difficult for judges to compare work).  This form standardized the entry process, helping entrants to create stronger entries and judges to more easily judge the work.  It was a huge success, in fact, here’s a quote from one of our judges, “Attached are the results of my judging reviews for the Website category.  Thanks for your help in organizing everything so it was easy for me to get right in and judge each entrant.” Formic Media was brilliant in their response time never letting more than a few hours go before responding to our sometimes urgent requests, additionally, I had the pleasure of an afternoon of WordPress bootcamp empowering our committee to update, augment or improve our website anytime we need.  From strategy to execution, these guys are the A-team.”

Aurora Law Office

“Formic Media has been an enormous asset in those times when I have felt lost in the digital wilderness.  With Formic’s help, we have been able to get our website visible in our local market through both pay-per-click advertising and local search.  I appreciate all of their great work, they have certainly helped my business a great deal.”


“We have had a wonderful experience working with Formic Media. From our initial meeting to recommendations and implementation, Formic has been very professional and personable. Highly endorsed for any company seeking to enhance their online opportunities.”


“We first heard of Formic Media at an Oregon Restaurant Association Convention and decided to use their service to help draw more people to our web-site.  They worked closely with us and our web-master.  They were very patient with us and answered every question we had and explained things in a way that ‘non techy’ people could understand.  We would definitely use them again.”

BMW Portland

“BMW Portland through our ad agency, Swearingen Advertising, utilized Formic Media to create and launch a social media campaign for our BMW Art Car contest. The Formic team not only delivered a strategic and effective plan to drive awareness in the community and generate a high-volume of Art Car contest entries, but they delivered in the results category as well. We were absolutely pleased with the quantity and quality of the entries, in addition to the tremendous increase in website traffic through social media sources and increased Facebook engagement delivered through Formic’s social media efforts.”

Brian Cole

“Formic Media has been extremely responsive to my needs and has an impressive focus on client service and results. Their detailed recommendations, monthly support and results have proved that they have excellent expertise in their search engine marketing profession.”


“I am impressed with what the staff at Formic were able to achieve in creating our website, especially considering the limitations we had.  They gave us smart advice, captured the mood/tone of our film and really helped unify our online communications strategy.”

Business Property Trust

”Most consultants provide you with recommendations full of industry jargon that only they can understand and implement.  Not Formic Media.  BPT asked them to provide a series of step-by-step instructions to increase the web presence for several of our websites and they delivered.  The format was simple, well-explained and exactly what we had hoped to receive.  I highly recommend their services.”

Calibrated Appraisal

“I strongly recommend the hiring of Formic Media for SEO services. Formic has the relevant data, the clever skills, and the service follow-through to give your website the advantage your business requires.”

Candle Bee Farm

“After building my ecommerce business in 2002, my website had not been updated for search for several years. I’m glad to have found Formic Media! Their suggestions regarding my Google AdWords account has paid dividends. And, with the social media suggestions and blog set up help from the Formic team, I cannot wait to start blogging!”

Champagne Ball

“After attending a presentation by the crew at Formic Media I decided to set up meeting to see about updating my website. The meeting went great and the proposal he provided me with was straightforward and easy to understand. Based on those interactions I decided to move forward with the redoing my website and I began working with them. They continued to provide me with clear and concise communication and always welcomed my questions, were thorough in their explanations and if there was a problem they quickly resolved it. I’ve done multiple websites and have to say that this was by far the easiest implementation I’ve ever been involved in. Thanks to everyone for a job well done.”

Coach Carmen

“My small start up has been changing quickly over the past few months and I needed help updating my website to reflect a more mature look.  Formic was very quick in setting up a meeting, identifying the needs and implementing them.  Their quote was very reasonable and within my budget.  Thanks for making me look so good!!!”

Continental Van

“Continental Van has worked with the Formic team for over a year and have kept them as our long term online marketing partner. We have found their team to be outstanding strategists and unparalleled implementers of SEM and SEO solutions.”

Continuum Hotels

“Allow me to say how grateful our organization is for the Formic Media team in leading our companies web site design and functionality.  They have been a pro-active partner for Continuum Hotels in helping me execute the vision, look and feel of the company on the web. They have done an incredible job and I highly recommend their team for your web objectives.”

Coppia Italian Restaurant

“Formic Media has my highest recommendation!  I first began working with the Formic team a year ago while in the midst of a re-brand for my restaurant and wine bar, Coppia (formerly Vino Paradiso).  Formic’s SEM audits and recommendations were a key component to the successful re-launch of my web presence.  Through our partnership Formic has proven to be an invaluable resource with impeccable client service and always willing to go the extra mile to explain the complexities of search engine marketing and more recently, social media!  With Formic’s ongoing oversight of Coppia’s digital strategy, our online visibility, foot traffic and revenue has grown consistently month over month.  The team is an absolute pleasure to work with, and they hold terrific monthly educational seminars to boot!  I also love that the Formic team dined at my restaurant for their holiday party. Thanks for the support!!”


I love the team at Formic Media! They are always available and attentive to the projects I’ve sent their way, actively listening to my company’s needs and offering valuable suggestions as well.

Thanks, as always, for your great work, Formic folk!”

eHydroponics (Gardening Unlimited)

“In our time working with Formic Media, communication has always been top notch.  Their quick response to concerns and questions has always been fantastic.  In addition,  we really appreciate their ability to patiently explain the answer to technical questions to non-technical individuals.”


“During our time working with Formic we have seen excellent results with regard to year-over-year traffic increases and lead submissions through our website.  Formic has always been able to work through complex concepts and make them understandable and relatable to our business objectives.  Overall, we are very pleased with Formic’s management of our search engine optimization and pay per click endeavors.”

Executive Forum

“As a relatively new client of Formic Media, Executive Forum is excited to join with their creative team to address a significant strategic marketing need.  We are looking forward to the launch of a new site, optimization of our web presence and generally leveraging technology to help build our business and expand our reach.”

Fabric Warehouse Direct

“After countless hours spent trying to learn and understand SEO, Fabric Warehouse Direct came to Formic looking for guidance and training on how to properly research and implement SEO strategies.  Formic’s expertise and comprehensive training proved to be well worth the investment.  Not only were the training materials thorough and systematic, but everything was explained in-depth and easy to understand.  The Formic team really did an amazing job!”

Gerding Edlen

“Working with the search engine marketing team at Formic Media throughout our project engagement was a great experience.  Their work and industry knowledge was practical, relevant and useful.  We engaged Formic Media to conduct keyword research, site optimization audits, plan local SEO and social media strategies for two of our properties and lead educational training sessions for key staff members.  Formic’s recommendations have been on target and strategic.  We look forward to continuing to partner with Formic on SEM efforts for future Gerding Edlen properties.”

Greenlight Bikes

“Since Greenlight Bikes began working with Formic in April, we have been impressed with their expert SEM recommendations, industry knowledge and the level of client service we have received. The SEO and PPC research phase was a key component in shaping our initial search presence, and we’ve continued to utilize Formic’s services and expertise to keep our overall online strategy on track.”

Harvest PR

“Harvest PR is working with Formic to implement a PPC/SEO campaign on behalf of one of our clients. Formic’s expertise has been such an asset to us, and we’re learning a lot in the process. Unlike other SEO companies who tend to speak tech jargon, Formic Media explains their recommendations in a way in which I can easily pass the information to my client – I can’t tell you how refreshing that is! I’d recommend Formic wholeheartedly, and plan to continue working with them on future projects for other clients.”

Heathman Lodge/North Pacific Management

“Our decision to hire Formic to re-build our website and provide search engine marketing services couldn’t have been better choice or a more perfect fit for our property. The team at Formic is efficient, responsive, a fun and professional group to work with and experts in their field. We were so impressed with the SEM and web design work that was done for the Lodge that we have had several of our other properties hire Formic for SEO and web design projects. We plan to grow our relationship and work with Formic long term to benefit from their industry knowledge and first class results.”

House Spirits Distillery

“I tapped into formic for several projects – we are a smaller business and I needed some assistance with our website and Facebook pages. Formic helped migrate our 4K + Facebook friends to a business page and helped merge a number of other pages that existed. They did this seamlessly! Formic was great at keeping us up-to-date on what was going on as well as provided the appropriate amount of follow up with us to make sure we were all on the same page.”

HMH Agency

“As a Formic Media partner, HMH has had the opportunity to work with Formic’s search engine marketing team in launching, managing and optimizing paid search (pay-per-click) campaigns for several of our national accounts. Not only is the Formic team efficient, knowledgeable and a great extension to our digital services, but they have also helped us immensely with bringing high value and results to the online visibility and search presence of numerous clients.”

“Formic immediately rolled up their sleeves and worked with us to best understand what WE needed, not what THEY wanted to do.  They made suggestions, some of which we implemented with their help, but we felt they were working with us, not on us.  They were very helpful in setting up our social media presence.”

Inner Circle

“Thanks to Formic Media one of our clients has been able to successfully leverage a comprehensive social media strategy across more than 10 brands. Another client more than quadrupled their followers and engagement in less than 6 months across various social channels. Formic Media is always responsive to my needs and delivers results in a way that is relevant to me as well as to my clients”

Inner Gate Acupuncture

“Formic media was an invaluable tool for cleaning up and reestablishing our online profile.  Their team did an excellent job of correcting all of the errant listings for my website.  Then the Formic Media team designed an implemented an AdWords campaign that effectively got my business name in from of many potential new clients.  All in all I found the Formic team knowledgeable, highly accessible and very competent.”

Insight Worldwide

“Formic Media has recently developed our website from top to bottom. This has been our third redesign over a span of 10 years and we have never had an organization stay on time, and on budget, in this industry, not even close. Formic has done both, and produced our finest website ever. We are ecstatic to see the positive results in the months to come. Their approach has been one of a team concept with us as part of the team versus their competition who typically speak down to their clients. Great experience!”

Koa Wood Rings

“As a small family business, it was hard for us to to relinquish the duties of improving our web presence to an outside firm, but necessary as ever-changing digital marketing strategies were too much for us to keep up with. We have been consistently pleased with Formic’s efforts and feel they have become instrumental in our day-to-day operations.

Aside from a very professional working relationship, we feel they are truly invested in the success of our business. Feeling comfortable contacting Formic with any questions or concerns, no matter how small, keeps operations running like a small family business; an aspect we greatly appreciate. With Formic’s help, our web presence has grown, e-commerce sales are up and our brand awareness has skyrocketed. We consider Formic’s services to be a key element in our growth and could not be happier with them.”


“Market2Lead first hired Formic in 2009 to audit, research and plan our search engine marketing strategy. Their level of professionalism, expertise and guidance determined where and how to modify our website and online marketing efforts and helped us improve our organic and paid search results. Visitors from Organic Search and Referrals went up 50% after a few months. We valued Formic’s insight so much that we decided to hire them as our ongoing SEM consultants; their SEM industry knowledge and recommendations is an integral part of our overall marketing strategy.”

Mold Inspection

“Thanks, Formic Media!  The team that was assigned to my project did an excellent job.  I was impressed with your ability to analyze my current website and online marketing, draft detailed and relevant research documents that outlined strategy, and the implementation of that strategy.  I’m happy with our new site and our new online marketing approach.”

Mountain Park Racquet Club

“We’re really happy with the work Formic has done for us.  They were so helpful and patient with us throughout our project.”

Oregon Business

“Thanks, Formic Media!  The team that was assigned to my project did an excellent job.  I was impressed with your ability to analyze my current website and online marketing, draft detailed and relevant research documents that outlined strategy, and the implementation of that strategy.  I’m happy with our new site and our new online marketing approach.”

Oregon Humane Society

“Our partnership with Formic began when we became their 2011 non-profit charity of choice and have been so lucky to benefit from Formic’s SEM impressive expertise.  We’ve been amazed with the results, recommendations and ability to educate us on how to fully optimize our website to improve traffic and awareness.  Formic has helped us to increase our web presence and traffic, specifically for our Autos for Animals Program and have also helped us to fully utilize our Google AdWords Grant.  OHS couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience and results of working with the Formic team.  With Formic’s help, OHS will be able to continue to help End Petlessness in Oregon.  Our pets are lucky to have their help!”

Pacific University

“We engaged Formic Media to conduct a website performance audit, keyword research and web analytics for our Pacific University website. Formic provided us with the information we needed to move forward, positioning ourselves to implement new web technologies and prepare for a redesign of our website. In addition, their keyword research has proven to be invaluable as we create new content, including webpages, YouTube videos and online advertising. Their work was comprehensive, timely and professional. In our meetings during each phase of the project, the staff at Formic explained all of the details and ensured that we understood all of the work that had been conducted. I am very pleased with the work product they provided and would consider engaging them again in other opportunities in the future.”

Pastini Pastaria

“We hired Formic Media to help us conceptualize and bring our website into the new millennium, while merging the fresh, contemporary design aspects we were looking for together with must-have SEO elements. Formic provided us with outstanding knowledge, wonderful work, insight and ideas for gaining online visibility for our site. We couldn’t be happier with our new website. It was a great experience working with Formic Media and we continue to recommend Formic whenever we can!”

Pavement Services, Inc.

“We had Formic Media design our website. We at Pavement Services, Inc. are very pleased with the outcome and Formic Media’s expertise in making our website exactly how we wanted it. Formic Media is very knowledgeable and keeps you well informed during the process. Formic Media is your go-to center for a variety of media services relating to the web!”

PLS Consulting

“Formic Media has provided our company with a return on our investment in the currency of increased visits to our web site and a focused approach to SEO. We have greatly appreciated the quality of Formic Media, providing us with innovative solutions and ideas to grow our on-line presence through organic and paid search. Additionally, Formic has helped us leverage social media, which has allowed us to communicate with an entire segment of the marketplace we were missing out on. Thanks, Formic!”

Portland Events and Logistics

“Thank you Formic team.  You have been fantastic to work with…great group.”

Portland Mutt Strut

“Since about 90% of our customers come from searching on the web, it is critical that we have a website that not only meets the expectations of prospects but also one that can be found on search engines. Considering there are over 100 pet sitters in Portland, it is imperative that we get the expertise of Formic Media to help us distinguish Portland Mutt Strut from other pet sitters. So with Formic Media’s direction and guidance, our small business was able to design and execute a new website that followed the standards needed in order to be easily found on search engines. In addition, Formic Media also converted our site to WordPress which allowed us to easily make changes to our site, which saves us a lot of money. Now they are helping with our Pay Per Click campaign so we can be smart with our limited marketing dollars. Formic Media is terrific to work with, smart and responsive, and they make us feel like a valued client despite our small size. I recommend Formic Media to other small and micro businesses like ours trying to make a go at it.”


“Prometheus Real Estate Group began working with Formic two years ago on an initial SEO and PPC Research project.  We were immediately impressed by their online marketing savvy, the quality of work and level of service provided by their team. Formic’s actionable recommendations have played a key role in guiding our website redesign process and improving our overall online visibility.  As a result, Prometheus has continually expanded our relationship with Formic and look to them as our online marketing partner and resource.  We’re pleased to be able to continue to grow our relationship with Formic and consider them to be an invaluable extension of our own internal marketing team.”

Rasmussen BMW and MINI/Swearingen Advertising

“Swearingen Advertising partnered with Formic last year to plan and launch PPC efforts for Rasmussen BMW and MINI, which have consistently delivered results. Most recently we re-engaged the Formic team to conduct social media audits for Rasmussen BMW and MINI and lay the strategic groundwork for our staff to implement a social media plan for each dealership. We were impressed by the Formic team’s knowledge and professionalism in educating us and our client’s staff on the ins and outs of social media. The team has been invaluable in helping to guide us through the entire social media process.”

Red Lion on the River

“We express our appreciation to Formic Media for their continued support of our microsite.  Whenever changes are needed, they are quick to respond, provide guidance and overall have been a great “go to guy.” It’s a pleasure to work with you!”


“Client Service was outstanding.  I got a lot of information for the money I paid. The first time I met with someone from Formic, they knew all about my company, so I didn’t have to educate them.  They told me they were interested in helping me succeed – not just to suck money out of my business account.  The people I met with were very knowledgeable and passionate about small businesses.  Many of the places I interact with tend to show more attention to bigger companies, not realizing that I can become big at some point, but will probably take my business somewhere else if I’m not treated with respect.”


“I have worked with many agencies in my career and I would recommend Formic to anyone interested in professional search marketing leadership. Formic is proactive, responsive and takes leadership. I integrate them into most of my online marketing decisions. That is partnership. I know they will give me a factual and direct response that is focused on driving our Revelar brand. When we started our relationship, I gave them very high stretch goals to achieve. And, they are making it happen! We have literally, increased our web to leads fivefold in 4 months.”


“Working with Formic was a great pleasure.  They were professional and informative every step of the way.  Their attention to detail and ability to notice changes that needed to be made was appreciated.  Our online presence was improved and streamlined to increase our quality of web traffic.  Formic is a company I would work with again and strongly recommend to any company wanting to improve their web presence.”

Roth Heating and Cooling

“Formic helps us navigate the cumbersome and always changing world of online SEO.  Our relationship with Formic facilities continual monitoring of our online presence. It allows us to quickly catch issues that affect our business. Partnering with Formic also gives us immediate access to experts in the SEO world. We are very happy with our decision to enlist Formic’s help with our online SEO.”

Sands Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

“We have been delighted with our relationship with Formic since our SEM partnership began last year in November 2009. Formic’s professional and easy to understand SEO, PPC and Social Media reports delivered high value, with the site optimization analysis being a critical piece in guiding our recent website redesign. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Formic and keeping their search engine marketing expertise as a key part of our overall marketing efforts.”


“During our time working with Formic I was very pleased with their overall effort driving traffic to our site through search engine optimization, pay-per-click development and ongoing management, as well as their guidance in exploring new marketing initiatives for Swimfish.  Formic was always attentive to my questions or comments and extremely responsive.  When I reached out to Formic I was confident that I would receive a response in minutes, rather than hours or days.  I felt comfort knowing there was always someone paying attention to the performance of my business online.”


“I’ve worked with the Formic team for the last couple of years at two different companies and have been consistently pleased with their level of expertise and commitment to supporting our search efforts. The Formic team is organized, professional and dedicated to providing a fully integrated and personalized search strategy. They continually go above and beyond my expectations, always providing plenty of research and explanation in every task they complete. I have never worked with an agency as dedicated and responsive, which is why I’ve hired them twice!”

The Aurora Clinic

“Having worked with Formic Media both as a professional services provider and as a client, I can testify to the level of professionalism the team brings to each and every project it takes on. Search engine optimization is a vital need for any business, and no intelligent business leader can afford to work with the second best in the field. And they don’t need to. Formic delivers the goods with aplomb and accountability–all packaged in a user-friendly approach. I can’t wait to work with them even more.”


“My company teamed up with Formic for our new website launch and SEM strategy. The Formic team has been amazing to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable on SEO and PPC campaigns that really work. They go above and beyond what I would expect, sending us ideas and feedback on a regular basis catered to our specific needs. I’ve worked with many vendors in the past and Formic is by far the best!”

Tiger Deck®

“Formic Media has been more of a partner than vendor. The team has educated us through informative, articulate presentations of their online marketing wisdom and recommendations, and included us in decision-making throughout strategy development and implementation. Our monthly report reviews keep us on track for meeting goals, and in communication if/when the strategy needs adjusting. They are a professional, organized, proactive group, and a pleasure to work with.”


“Formic have been great partners, helping us understand and implement effective online marketing tactics.  Their team is smart, personable, and willing to find creative solutions as targets move and evolve – particularly helpful for a startup company like ours.  I feel they continue to add real value for our company and would recommend them to anyone.”

Trumbull Studio, Strategic Partner

“Formic has been responsive and easy to work with. Their prices are reasonable. They explain what they are doing and why in simple, yet complete language.”

Wayne’s Chicago Red Hots

“Formic Media has proven to be a leader in the social media world. We value their insightful ideas and have implemented their recommendations to generate results that far exceed what we could have accomplished on our own.”


“We had weekly calls with Formic discussing the current SEO data for our company.  We appreciated the way Formic Media broke down data so it was understandable and relevant – explaining SEO concepts in clear terms.  In addition, they came up with nontraditional ideas and suggestions for us to expand our SEO that we appreciated knowing about.  When we had specific questions, Formic was always available to answer them.  They became a touchstone for us in the world of SEO.”


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