Last updated: Jan 2022
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Over ten years as an independent SEO expert I’ve been helping businesses rank higher in search engines. Ranking on the first page of Google can bring increased revenue to your company. I can help you identify Google algorithmic penalties, technical SEO that can help boost your company’s ROI. Current knowledge…
Small Team. Big Ideas. Exceptional Results. We provide digital marketing support for marketing teams and business owners. SL Development brings over fifteen years of experience in digital marketing working in many different industries from legal services to manufacturing businesses. We’ve handled countless projects with a high rate of success.
John is the founder of Credo and a freelance growth marketing and SEO consultant based in beautiful Denver, Colorado when he is not traveling. With almost a decade of of digital marketing experience, John has worn many hats and seen many things at companies that both help them succeed in…
Sam McRoberts is the founder of VUDU Marketing, an SEO consulting firm that specializes in in-depth SEO audits and strategies. Sam has been in the digital marketing industry for 20 years, and has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies (Amazon, Microsoft, and HTC, to…
John is a digital marketing strategist with expertise in developing SEO campaigns, PPC, & Web Analytics. He has a passion for growing businesses by improving their lead generation and customer acquisition. Check out his posts for Moz and SEMrush: https://moz.com/blog/competitor-analysis-for-seo https://www.semrush.com/blog/steal-your-competitors-traffic-with-content-gap-analysis/ Services Include Campaign Strategy Technical Website Audits Competitive Analysis Analytics Audit &…
Rebecca is the founder of Web Savvy Marketing, an SEO instructor at SEObootcamp.com and diySEOcourses.com, and a podcast host at SEObits.fm. She has over 15 years of experience working with real-world SEO across a variety of industries within B2B and B2C companies. While her experience ranges from SMB to enterprise, her ideal…
Wouter van der Meij is the founder of umbrellum.com and a freelance SEO specialist based in Leiden, the Netherlands. With over 12 years of SEO experience, of which 6 years of SEO consulting, Wouter has worked with big brands and smaller local businesses to help them rank higher in Google.
Italian-born, resident in Spain, collaborating with clients and agencies from all over the world and tri-lingual, Gianluca Fiorelli is an independent Strategic and International SEO Consultant, who started working in the Search Industry in 2003. Since then, he had the opportunity to work with clients from all over the world…
Selena is a partner in Orthris, a consultancy based in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Orthris is a digital marketing consultancy that enjoys brainstorming and implementing organic strategy with great brands, on great projects, with great people. We’ve worked with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500, to bootstrapped startups, to…
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Companies of all types, sizes, and budgets use SEO as an acquisition channel to drive more customers, revenue, and profits. SEO is commonly understood as a viable digital marketing channel that has many intricacies, and thus many companies hire an SEO company or consultant to help them properly optimize their site and rank in search engines.
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