John Locke

Senior SEO Consultant / Founder

John got his start in web development and online marketing after a two decade career working in commercial and retail bakeries. In his late-thirties, he studied web design and development in between shifts at the bread factory, learning how to build websites.

In 2012, he founded a web development shop, serving clients around the country. In 2021, the business was rechristened Lockedown SEO. Today, John continues to serve clients everywhere, while publishing SEO tips weekly on the Lockedown SEO YouTube channel. He is also a recurring panelist on the WP-Tonic podcast and two-time WordCamp Sacramento speaker (2015, 2017).

SEO Presentation by John Locke of Lockedown SEO

John Locke Speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2017

John Locke Speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2017

John Locke of Lockedown SEO

John Locke Discussing Google My Business

John Locke, SEO Consultant, in Sacramento wearing an Anthrax T-shirt


Websites Built: 150+

Established Business in: 2012

Best Advice Ever Received: “Trust your gut”, and, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep”.

Favorite Business Books: The Dip, The Laws of Lifetime Growth, Ruined by Design

Favorite Bands: Judas Priest, Public Enemy, Dio, The Who, Kings X

Favorite Dog Breed: Pitbull Terrier