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John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown SEO.

Here are articles that this author has written for LockedownSEO.com.

Talking Google’s Long Term Thinking on The WP Minute

Recently my colleague Matt Medeiros, invited me to contribute a piece to his new project, The WP Minute. I wanted to share some observations on the long term direction that Google has had for it’s organic ranking algorithm. Specifically, I wanted to look at statements that the then-CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, made in 2008 […]

“Another Business Appears in Google For Our Company Name?”

An interesting viewer question came in: “My client has a website, when they Google their domain name, another website comes up instead of theirs. Why is this happening? How can we fix this?” Upon investigating, I found a few things out. I’ll keep the information anonymous, but you should get the idea. Website #1 is […]

Change Profile Image in Google Business Profile (Foolproof Method)

It’s frustrating to choose a Cover image in Google Business Profile (GBP) and the algorithm selects another image to use as the Cover image when you search for your business. Now, there is a place in Google My Business to set your cover image, but there are cases where the algorithm chooses another image. The […]

2020 Year in Review

2020 was not a typical year, at least for many of us. There was a lot going on, including COVID, worldwide social issue movements, civil unrest, and a stressful election year in the US. Most agency and business owners were facing tough challenges, due to the pandemic, supply-chain lag, market uncertainty, social upheaval, and isolation. […]