We Bring You Targeted, Organic Search Engine Traffic.

Lockedown Design & SEO helps manufacturers with 250k to 50M annual revenue improve their SEO and search rankings. We specialize in helping industrial, manufacturing, and other blue-collar companies drive more natural search traffic to their sites.

Though we’re based in Sacramento, California, we’ve helped businesses across the US launch and improve their websites workflow, boost their sales, and rank higher in Google.

There are a few things we do extremely well.

SEO for manufacturing and industrial companies. We’ve drastically improved the rankings of several businesses both here in Sacramento, and across the country. This has made a huge difference to their revenue. You can read our case studies here, or read about SEO insights on our blog.

In-depth SEO audits. Many web agencies offering SEO will use an automated tool to give you a two page report as a lead generation tool. For most companies, that doesn’t get to the root of the problem. For that reason, we offer professional SEO audits that go into excruciating detail, and give you a six-month roadmap for making real progress, complete with a list of exactly what you need to fix. (Most of our SEO audits are 40-60 pages in length.)

Custom WordPress theme development. We’ve launched over 100 custom-built WordPress websites since late 2012. Unlike most of our competitors, we build custom themes. Many agencies rely on pre-built, bloated, $59 theme templates, which they then try to pass off as unique.

When you need a one-of-a-kind WordPress theme, or custom WordPress functionality, reach out and contact us instead.

Our background gives us a unique advantage.

Our blue-collar background. Most web agency owners went straight from school into web design. Our founder, John Locke worked in blue-collar jobs for nearly two decades before launching Lockedown Design & SEO.

We understand what it means to put in an honest day’s work, and what challenges you face running a business that relies on sales, not web design awards.

Keeping the marketing jargon to a minimum. We try not to bore you with talk about pixels, fonts, and code. We talk in plain language that normal people can comprehend.

Web development and SEO under one roof. Many agencies you will run into specialize in one or the other. We can do both.

This means your website won’t have to be handed off to an SEO agency when it launches. The SEO and web development will be built into your project from the beginning.

Measuring the return on your investment. Your marketing budget should have a positive impact. Your website is your primary tool for driving your marketing and sales, and we never forget that. We believe in continual improvement, and delivering measurable revenue from your SEO campaigns.

Groups, Memberships, Affiliations, and Awards

We enjoy meeting with other business leaders on a regular basis. Here’s some of our professional affiliations, groups, and accolades.

Company Values

Investing in any design or development project is a big decision for business owners like you. There are literally millions of SEO consultants and web agencies to choose from, and selecting just one provider can be nerve-wracking. Here are the values we live by at Lockedown Design & SEO.


Our communication with you will always be timely and clear. Getting a response to a phone call or email is never something you will have to worry about with us.

We make things understandable for you. We’ll explain things as simply as possible, and eliminate jargon and excessive terminology whenever possible.

We build partnerships, not just projects. We’re here for the long haul — to help you grow in your business for years to come.


We will tell you what you need to hear. We’re not afraid to help you make the best decisions possible — even it means having tough conversations.

We’ll will always be honest about time and budget. We’re not big on empty promises. We think you deserve a realistic expectation of time and budget.


Every step of our process is detailed. Before your SEO campaign or web project begins, you will be able to see each step in the entire process.

You’ll receive regular summaries of where your project stands, and what work is being done. You will always know where your project stands.

Working with us means you have an ally in your corner — someone who will be honest with you, and someone who will deliver professional results.

If your website isn’t delivering the results you’d like it to, then let’s schedule an initial consultation and start building your business.

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Meet The Team

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John Locke

SEO Consultant / Founder

Trusted Partners

These are friends of ours who run their own businesses. When we have a larger project, we can count on them to be our tag team partners, and help move the project forward successfully. We're happy to vouch for their skills and experience.

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Bridget Willard

Social Media Management BridgetWillard.com
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Todd E Jones

Copywriting Copyflight
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Curtis McHale

Membership & WooCommerce Development SFNdesign

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