Hi there.

If you’re wondering who’s behind this site, you’re in the right place.

It’s me, Sean Markey.

Just writing about SEO suuuuper non-nonchalantly.

I’m not really trying to sell you anything, here… so why go through the trouble of publishing this site?

For me, writing helps me clarify my thoughts, and gives me an excuse to dig in to other sites, see what other smart people are doing, analyze that, and share. Also: a lot of what I’ve learned over the years has come from the generosity of other people sharing with me (both in private conversations and through public articles, so you could call this some kind of giving back… and you should).

Also, when I do have something to sell I’ll definitely write about it here.

So Who Am I and Why Should You Care What I Have to Say?

I mean, who ELSE are you gonna listen to?

A quick history of me and my qualifications:

I’ve been learning SEO the hard way since 2008. In 2013 when I left my job as a special ed teacher, I was hired as a junior SEO at a small SLC marketing agency. I eventually decided to start my own agency in 2014 and that… didn’t go very well. I’m not good with client work.

But it took me a long time to really understand that, so once I gave up on trying to run my own agency I was hired by Travis Jamison at SupremacySEO (now SmashDigital.com) to help run his small SEO agency. It was a great place to work and a learned a TON of shit about SEO there. In early 2019 I struck out on my own again to try my hand at building affiliate sites. This went much better and since that time I’ve built/bought/sold six-figure sites multiple times.

I’ve been a guest on the Tropical MBA podcast | I’ve been a guest on the Niche Pursuits podcast

These days I spend my time ranking sites in the cannabis space at my cannabis marketing agency. I also publish a weekly…ish newsletter that rants about SEO and other stuff. You can sign up for that here:

You can email me sem AT hey.com


Catch me on twitter @seanmarkey