9+ years in the SEO industry. I love to study why a particular site is ranking at the top of the search results for a specific keyword, and to reverse engineering what it would take to match and exceed their efforts.
domains and branding
Of course strong links and good content are the most important elements of ranking a site, but as the SERPs continue to change building a strong brand is critical. I’m obsessed with cracking open what makes a good brand, and finding expiring domains that would make great brands.
creative link building
A.K.A. getting press, writing content that gets shared, and thinking outside the box. There’s more to SEO than building links by spamming the entire internet for a guest post. I love to find creative way to get people sharing (and linking to) good content.
places I've been published
People I've Worked With
Founder / Smash Digital
I’ve worked with Sean Markey for over four years, and his knowledge of SEO is top-notch. He brings a refreshing creative energy to his work, and understands how to research, structure, and write content that ranks. He’s also just a cool guy to talk to. If you’re looking for someone to help with your site’s content strategy, I highly recommend you reach out to Sean.
Founder / Sabaidee
After interviewing over a dozen SEO consultants, hiring Sean Markey to lead our SEO and content strategy was a no-brainer.
The recommendations are actionable and clear, and Sean is incredibly transparent in his communication. Within a few short months, we are already ranking for the keywords we targeted, and seeing an ROI on our investment. Sean has been incredibly knowledgable and helpful, not just as an SEO consultant, but as a strategic marketing partner of the brand.
Founder / DevSquad
After running a few very successful pay-per-click campaign on the site, we decided to use the data we got to optimize our site for the best keywords organically. We hired Sean Markey to help us with this task. He gave us on page recommendations, and came up with a very creative link building plan. He was 100% transparent about how he was building links, and explained the reasons of every action he took. In a few months, we were ranking on page one for our most profitable “paid search” keywords, and we were able to drastically reduce our cost per acquisition once we didn’t need to pay for traffic anymore.