First Rate becomes New Zealand’s first Google Qualified Company. First Rate is an online marketing agency that provides online strategy, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimisation (SEO), email marketing and performance-based online advertising and tracking services direct to a range of clients across Australasia. First Rate has offices in Auckland and Sydney.

First Rate manages over 100 different Google campaigns at any one time, delivering over 1 million clicks a month and continues to be at the forefront in optimising an organisation’s return on investment (ROI) through Google’s adword and adsense media.

In recognition of the in house expertise that has been developed within First Rate – First Rate has the highest number of Google Qualified Specialists in New Zealand – and the huge growth in contribution from client’s advertising budget towards this highly effective media, First Rate’s has been recognised as the first Google Qualified Company in NZ, as well as the only Google Qualified Trans – Tasman company.

Kevin Francis, Chief Operating Officer, says “First Rate recognises that from an ROI perspective, Google is the most effective media that we manage by a significant margin, outperforming traditional online banner campaigns by factors of tens to hundreds. First Rate is committed to being at the forefront of Google’s initiatives”.