People ask me what tools, services, or professionals I trust and recommend. Here are my recommendations:
Ahrefs – Super-thorough backlinks analysis. I use it every day. It’s indispensable.
Aweber – The email-management system I’ve used for many years.
Mouseflow – A heatmap tool and a way to watch video replays of visitors’ sessions on your site. I don’t use it on this site, but I use it on some clients’ sites. It can help you figure out how you can get more of your visitors to take the next step.
Joker Media – WordPress specialists. Josh Benson (owner) and I have worked together on many clients’ projects over the years, and he’s even done work on this site. In addition to building and redesigning sites, Josh offers a dependable and affordable maintenance program for WordPress sites, ADA website compliance, and help on social media. Also, Josh’s news-anchor background can help you if you also want to work on videos, PR, etc.
Pigzilla – Danielle Owens helps me on many projects for clients over the years, and is a smart, experienced, hardworking, and ethical local SEO. She can help on an ongoing or one-off basis, offers a local SEO training program (called Bring Home The Bacon), and offers a content-creation service called ContentAmigo, which is designed specifically to give you the maximum oomph in the local search results, whether with your GBP landing page, your service pages, or other parts of your site. Whatever you hire Dani for, it’s worth the money many times over.
Devan Hudson – Devan has written hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of words of content for my clients over the years, and for good reason. He does a great job of doing research before writing, writes clearly and on-topic, and can meet a deadline or preferred wheels-up time in a way very few do. Often I work with Devan on “service” pages, but he can help on projects of all shapes and sizes.
Reveille Advisors – I’ve worked with Wes since about 2015 on projects that involve outreach for PR and links, spam combat, and classic on-page SEO. But his golf bag is even bigger, in that his company also can help you with competitive oppo research, online privacy and security vulnerabilities, personnel screenings, and even Jim Rockford-style private eye gumshoe work. If I had to sum up their services in two words, I’d say “gathering facts.” Wes’s team includes veterans of the US intelligence community (the good ones). If you’ve got a concern that requires special discretion, a knowledge of how the sausage is made, and possibly a light footstep, contact Wes.
Tom Rozek, my brother, can help you if you’ve got a writing project of an unusual shape or size, and would like the services of a clever stunt pen on an as-needed basis. He has helped me and others on a wide variety of projects.
Jonathan Rozek, my father, is your go-to guy if you need an ace copywriter, someone to ghost-write your book (he’s penned several Amazon Bestsellers), or a conversion-rate optimization expert. He’s been the right-hand man to a real-estate tycoon, a dentist who retired at 40, a billionaire, among others. If your business depends at all on your ability to persuade people, you can call in the artillery.
Whitespark Citation-Building and Citation Audit / Cleanup – These two services are just the ticket if you need help with your local citations. If you sign up for it, please consider using the discount code LVS-WS. You’ll save 10%, and I’ll get 10%. (I recommended Whitespark’s service long before they had an affiliate program.)
Touch Point Digital Marketing – David Deering is an expert in Schema.org markup, and is pretty handy at website development and graphic design projects.
Evolving SEO – Dan Shure is a well-known SEO and a straight shooter, and I recommend him if you need help with national SEO.
MeasuredSEM – Running a big AdWords campaign? Tom Demers is a PPC specialist, a good guy, and was Wordstream employee #3.