About Certified SEO, Inc.

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Certified SEO is a digital marketing agency in Bradenton, FL. We help all kinds of businesses that are wrestling with any and all issues related to marketing products and services through the Internet. It might be your website is not showing up the search results and your business is suffering as a result. Or maybe you have an e-commerce site and would like to promote one or more of your products through paid search (PPC), display advertising or email marketing. Another reason people come to us is to help them with local search strategies utilizing both desktop and mobile search to get more phone calls or visits to your bricks and mortar store such as a restaurant, law firm or real estate agency.

What makes us different?

You’ve heard the stories before. Perhaps it was someone you network with at the chamber of commerce who had a bad experience with an search engine optimization guy which got a Google penalty and they lost tons of sales. You have to be careful nowadays because the 800 pound gorilla in the room (named Google) is watching your every move and can it really stings when they bite. That’s why you need to hire someone highly skilled and highly qualified.

We are the only certified SEO agency here in Bradenton and throughout Tampa Bay holding 8 active certifications including:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Pay Per Click advertising (PPC or Paid Search)
  • Web Analytics
  • Content Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Email Marketing

Each certification demonstrates a higher commitment level to professional excellence for our clients. Additionally we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and the only accredited internet marketing firm in Sarasota or Bradenton.


Our digital marketing experience dates back to 2005 when we began managing pay per click services for a few of our own sites. By 2011 our principal was at it fulltime working independently in SEO, PPC, social media and conversion optimization techniques. Today Certified SEO has helped business owners here in Bradenton and as far away as California improve their web presence.

About Certified-SEO.com

Here on our website you can learn more about the areas we focus on, such as SEO, PPC and local search, among others. Our blog will provide insight to all things digital marketing. Topics we’re sure to touch on include Google algorithm updates and what it means for the business owner, latest trends, strategies and tactics in search, paid advertising and social media, and we’ll be writing informative articles to help small business owners to learn how each piece works and how it affects them. And, of course, you can contact us with your questions or to get started driving business through your website.

Our Philosophy

White Hat Principles

Looking for fast and guarantee results? That’s not unusual but let us raise a red flag: such claims by a search optimizer or digital marketer normally mean methods outside industry standards. Watch out! We only use accepted trade techniques, also known as “white hat”.

Ethics Matter

Our founder and chief strategist has a steeped history in ethical business dealings instilled in him since his childhood and continued through his entry into the U.S. Coast Guard. We are also one of the only digital marketing agencies that are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Work Hard. Have Fun.

Hard word is part of our DNA. We live and breathe all things digital marketing. But we also live on Florida’s Gulf Coast, which means we love our boating, golfing, Rays baseball, Buccaneers football and Lightning hockey. Work, life balance? Yeah. We got that.

Our Services

Search Optimization

Helping your future customers find your site on the Internet is a science in and of itself. There are hundreds and hundreds of little to big things that, if you do right, can dramatically transform your website and your business. Learn more about SEO services or contact us with questions.

Search Marketing

If SEO is about finding your site then SEM (search engine marketing) is about getting in front of them first. SEM is about advertising or push marketing strategies such as pay-per-click, display advertising and e-mail marketing.

Local Search

So much has changed in local search in just the past few months. Techniques like click-to-call and mobile search have made the difference between night and day for storefront owners from plumbers to pizza joints. If you’re not onboard contact us about local search today.

Content Marketing

Content really is king and it is all around us. From the website content to video, images, white papers, events, articles and more. Now that you have them what do you do with them? We can help you execute on a strategy to leverage that content.


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