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Fortress About Us

We provide complete SEO support to
brands looking to make a splash online.

Why Businesses Love
Working with Fortress

We specialize in SEO – and only SEO.

We didn’t start Fortress to be a jack-of-all-trades agency. Our business model is to be exceptionally good at one thing – and that thing is SEO.

There are no mysteries in our pricing.

Our clients pay a predictable, agreed-upon monthly rate for SEO services. We take the time to explain what we’re providing – and more importantly, how it adds value.

We don’t talk down to clients.

We never talk above anyone’s heads at Fortress. Our experts make sure business owners have a solid grasp of everything we are doing – minus the jargon-filled lectures.

Our tactics are highly sustainable.

The Fortress team has been in the SEO world for almost two decades. We’ve seen the good tactics, the bad tactics – and everything in between. We know what works and we take no shortcuts in setting clients up for the long haul.

We function like part of your team.

Faceless 3rd party SEO vendors are everywhere – and few deliver exceptional results. Fortress operates like a close extension of your in-house team.
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Our Story

We started Fortress to be the go-to SEO agency for businesses looking to scale and level up their online presence.

Back in 2018, Fortress founder Gerrid Smith was looking for an agency to outsource link building and other SEO tasks for a CBD eCommerce company he launched. None delivered.

Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he knew it was going to be an uphill battle to promote a cannabis product. Using a combination of advanced SEO tactics and outside-the-box strategies, they hit 8 figures in revenue in the first year of business.

We know first-hand how frustrating it is to work with an agency that either doesn’t care enough or lacks the expertise to get results. Fortress is on a mission to help companies get the recognition they deserve online.

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Meet the Founder

Hey there, I’m Gerrid.

I’ve been optimizing websites since I was 19 – launching my first dedicated SEO agency back in 2008.

Having been on both sides of SEO, I’ve structured Fortress to be an agency that understands the challenges of running a business on the ground level, with everything you need to grow your presence online.

I don’t want to just get you a #1 ranking. I want to help you dominate your niche.

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A Rockefeller Approach

We implement “monopolistic” SEO campaigns to earn top results in multiple web properties – not
just your website. Our vision is for you to dominate Google Suggest, Google My Business,
as well as the top 2-3 search results.

Our Promise to Businesses

A world-class SEO expert in your corner.

Laser Focus

We are 100% dedicated to SEO, which means all of our efforts are directed at ranking for your best keywords in the fastest time possible.


Unmatched Expertise

We've succeeded in the most competitive markets online – and will put our battle-tested strategies to use in your company.


Accelerated Growth

Most clients see significant improvements within 90 days thanks to advanced optimization tactics that have been proven to work year after year.


Increased Revenue

Benefit from a holistic approach that focuses on both traffic AND on-page conversions. Our end goal is to grow your bank account and increase your online presence.

A Partner, Not a Provider

You wouldn't partner with just anyone, right?

Please take a moment to let us know more about your business and goals to determine if we're a good fit.
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