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

Embed YouTube Videos Without Competitor Videos At The End

People want to embed YouTube videos on their website, but don’t want competitor videos showing in “Recommended Videos” at the end of the video play. YouTube changed embeds in 2018, to where you can no longer disable recommended videos from appearing after a video finishes playing. They want people to keep watching videos as much […]

A Tale of Two Companies

Today, I’m going to tell you the story of two companies. Company A and Company B were both founded in the same year, and sold a similar product line. Both companies went trade shows, built a distributor network, and were making sales calls every day. Each company had a decent looking website when they launched, […]

Using HARO for SEO Backlinks

Google has said publicly that two of the most important SEO ranking factors are the content of your website and the link profile of your website. Links from other websites to yours have been as a proxy for site authority and relevance by search engines for many years. In order for incoming links to have […]

Presentation: Deep Dive on SEO (for Nevada County Online)

Recently, I had a chance to do a presentation for the Nevada County Online Meetup. This was a deep dive on SEO, which included a presentation, and answering questions from the audience, during a lunch and learn. Fortunately, this presentation was videotaped for posterity, and is available on the NCO YouTube channel. What I wanted […]