About Us

Our team has a passion for results
and the experience to back it up.

Why Businesses Love
Working with Fortress

Our Story

Fortress started from the frustration many of our clients face: trying to find an SEO partner that can actually deliver. 

In 2018, Fortress founder Gerrid Smith was on the hunt for an SEO agency. His goal was to outsource SEO tasks for his recently-launched CBD eCommerce company. After working with several agencies, he was shocked at how difficult it was to find someone who could deliver on what they promised. So he took matters into his own hands.

At the time, Gerrid had well over a decade of experience in SEO, so he knew it would be an uphill battle to promote a cannabis product. But with a combination of experience, advanced SEO tactics, and outside-the-box strategies, his company hit 8 figures in revenue in their first year of business.

Fortress grew from that experience as a remedy to the SEO status-quo. Gerrid and the Fortress team are dedicated to helping companies get the online recognition they deserve. 

Gerrid Smith

Founder & CEO

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


Vice President


Account Manager

Meet the Team

Energetic Team of SEO Experts

Our team is dedicated to helping your business thrive online.


Content Manager


Web Specialist


Web Developer

Trisha Anjanette

SEO Specialist


Digital Marketing Associate


Executive Assistant

A Rockefeller Approach

We don’t believe in half-measures. We use “monopolistic” SEO campaigns to earn top results in multiple web properties – not just your website.
Our vision is for you to dominate not only the top two or three web results, but also Google Suggest and Google My Business.

Our Promise to Businesses

World Class SEO at Your Fingertips

Laser Focus

Our only business is SEO. We’re completely focused on getting your company the rankings it deserves as quickly as possible.

Unmatched Expertise

We’ve fought – and succeeded – in the most competitive markets online. We’ll use those same strategies to elevate your company.

Accelerated Growth

Success shouldn’t wait. Most of our clients see significant and lasting results within 90 days.

Increased Revenue

Our holistic approach drives traffic AND on-page conversions. Our mission is to grow your bank account while increasing your online presence.

Work With a Partner, Not a Provider

At Fortress, our mindset is one of partnership. We care deeply about your success, and have the skills to bring business to where we both want it to be.