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We are an expert SEO company in South Florida with more experience than Google itself. Become the king of your local region and dominate your competitors!

SideBacon SEO Agency Serving Small to Medium Sized Businesses

The SideBacon Marketing Agency is an expert local SEO company in Florida backed by a hands-on owner with 27+ years of search engine optimization experience. We’ve been doing SEO longer than Google has existed!

When other agencies have failed to achieve the rankings you want, call on the experts at SideBacon to get the job done.

We’re located in Bonita Springs, FL (Lee County). Ft Myers and Naples are the two largest cities closest to us. Our Fort Myers SEO Services outshine the competition. Nearby towns like Cape Coral and Estero, beachfront areas such as Bonita Beach, Barefoot Beach and Fort Myers Beach, and even the islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and Marco Island are nearby.

We can work remotely for any business worldwide, but we are able to visit companies in-person within Florida only. Miami, FL and Sarasota are two hours away. Tampa and Orlando are around 3 hours drive. We’re even willing to travel to Jacksonville to help you out!

We have a unique strategic plan to get better rankings that other agencies do not utilize. We do not share this proprietary strategy to the general public because it is so powerful and it has been developed in-house here at SideBacon.

What is SEO?

SEO is an abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. This is an extremely powerful marketing strategy that is great for both online and brick-and-mortar businesses. The idea behind this approach is to optimize pages and content on your website to target a variety of keyword phrases that related to your products and services. When a website has proper technical coding, runs on a fast server, has relevant keyword content on the site, and has backlinks from other relevant websites, search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, or Baidu are more likely to choose your site rank in the top 10 for relevant keywords.


Ready to Grow Your Business With Top Search Engine Rankings?

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A lot of agencies offer SEO services and many of them even claim to be experts. However, the majority of SEO companies really don’t have a clue what they’re doing. They sell the dream of organic search rankings and #1 Google search positions, but they don’t really know how to achieve those goals. Instead, they sell cookie-cutter services designed to keep doing work without direction. They’re actually experts at providing excuses for the lack of results of their advertising campaigns.

SideBacon is a different kind of SEO company. It’s our #1 focus – we don’t even do PPC ads because we think they’re a long-term waste of money. We have been organically ranking websites on search engines since 1996! Google didn’t even exist yet. We can legitimately make the claim that we’ve watched Google throughout the entire life of the company. We’ve seen every single algorithm update, and we understand exactly what they want from a website to put it at the top of search results. Our sites rarely suffer ranking setbacks from algorithm updates because we use white-hat techniques that Google loves instead of trying to trick them for easy rankings. If you try to cheat the system, Google will eventually figure it out and wipe out your rankings with a future algorithm change.


Who is your ideal customer for your business?

The goal of SEO is to get search engine rankings that bring traffic to your website. Those site visitors are worthless unless they’re actually interested in the products or services you sell. We are not just experts at organic search. We understand the entire process of converting website visitors into leads and sales. Without careful planning, you can actually obtain rankings and traffic but still not see an increase in leads or sales.

Think about the SideBacon SEO Agency for a minute as an example. We’re an SEO company in Fort Myers, FL. We serve businesses in the state of Florida and worldwide. This means we need to bring business owners and possibly members of a marketing team to our site to attract real leads and grow clients. If a business owner is looking for business website marketing services, we might be a potential fit for them but it will depend on what strategies they want to use. Someone seeking PPC ad management would be a very poor fit for us since we don’t even offer that service, but this is still within the realm of website and digital marketing. We may be able to help some people seeking web design and/or hosting services. Ideally, we want to attract new SEO clients. This highly targeted segment will produce the highest conversion rates from search engine traffic.

As you can see from our example above, there are a wide variety of keywords we could try to target, but a limited selection from those keywords will provide the best results. You won’t be able to rank #1 for every keyword phrase, so it is important that the best phrases for your business are targeted. We thoroughly understand this process. We use it for our company, and we’ve used it over and over again to help clients grow their business. With us at your side, you’ll get organic search rankings and website traffic, but most importantly, you’ll get results that matter.

Our Small Business Marketing & Website Services

Local SEO Services

Site audits, competitor research, On-site, technical, off-site, & backlinks

WordPress Web Design

Business website creation, custom themes, graphics, custom plugins

eCommerce Stores

WordPress with WooCommerce, Amazon, Shopify, eBay, and Etsy Shops

Ready for more website traffic, leads, and sales for your business?

Why Choose SideBacon for Search Engine Optimization?

Not all SEO agencies are created equal. Many will claim to be the best or experts, but this form of website marketing is not an exact science. You can’t learn a simple formula that will work every single time. Real SEO experts have decades of experience to diagnose the exact areas of a website that need focus to improve search rankings.

Each site is unique. Your online business is one-of-a-kind and needs to be treated that way. SideBacon will closely examine your business, your goals, your industry, and the keyword phrases you want to target on Google Search. Then we will create a specialized plan just for you to optimize your website to improve your organic search rankings and traffic.

  • Content Writing – High-quality, helpful content is required for great search rankings. We can write articles for any subject to target keywords for top search engine results.
  • NO AI Content Writing – Since the creation of ChatGPT and other AI content systems, marketing companies have been switching to this new technology en masse to save money and speed up work. In many cases, those savings aren’t even passed along to the clients. We’ve thoroughly tested AI systems for use with SEO and found them to be lacking in many ways. Even the best prompts will create mixed results when used to make hundreds of articles. AI content pages often get indexed for a few weeks or a few months, and then disappear from the rankings forever. Editing those same pages with manually written content instantly brings back the rankings. For this reason, we DO NOT use AI content for our SEO writing to produce the best results.
  • Online Business & SEO Consulting – Help from our owner with any online business topic. Whether you’re a startup or an established company, our guidance can save you thousands of dollars and years worth of trial and error. All clients receive a free consultation to get started, but some clients are only looking for consulting services to help improve search rankings. No matter what your company needs, we can help.
  • Flexible Budget – We work with companies of all sizes including startups. Most SEO clients pay a monthly fee for our services, but we’re able to customize our strategy to fit your budget. In some situations, it may be possible to offer a one-time fee to complete a specific amount of work. Request a quote for our services to talk with us about your needs.

Buying PPC Ads vs Free Organic Search Traffic

It is quite common for websites to spend $1,000 – $10,000+ per month in PPC advertising with Google, Facebook, YouTube and other popular marketing platforms. That cost remains every single month or else website visitors disappear. Since you pay for each click, you are unable to grow your traffic without spending more money.

A single click can easily cost $1 and even $50+ per click in some high-competition niches. We can deliver thousands worth of clicks to your website every month without that added cost!

SEO is vastly superior to PPC ads and yet a lot of companies ignore it. Hiring an agency to optimize your site for better search rankings offers a higher ROI. SideBacon can offer optimization services to many websites for less than $750 per month, so the ongoing expense is more affordable. We even offer one-time services as well as consulting for small business that may be on a tighter budget. The huge benefit is that search rankings and traffic will usually grow over time, so that monthly expense continues to deliver a higher ROI the longer you use this marketing method.

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27+ Years of Experience with Google, Yahoo & Bing Matters

SideBacon Founder & CEO

Google Search launched in 1998 (26 years ago in 2024). Our owner started building websites optimized for organic search traffic in 1996, before Google even existed! In 1996, Yahoo Search was king of the market. This means that our Google Search experience spans the entire lifetime of the company. You simply won’t find many agencies that can make that claim.

We have watched Google grow and change over the years. Updates to their algorithm happen frequently, and we have experienced every single one. This gives us extreme power because we can fairly accurately predict what may happen in future algorithm updates. We practice Proactive SEO and NOT Reactive! When you are a SideBacon client, your business will be able to stay one step ahead of your competition. This extra advantage can often mean the difference between a #1 Google Ranking or losing out to your competitors.

It can actually be risky to employ someone that doesn’t have extensive experience to optimize your site for organic search rankings. That lack of expertise can result in on-site or off-site SEO spam that will harm your search positions. When you trust SideBacon, you can rest comfortably knowing that we only use 100% white-hat strategies that won’t get your website penalized. When your site is optimized this way, you are much more likely to retain your listing positions for years or even decades into the future.

Dominate Business Competition With Quality Content

A lot of search marketers are simply lazy and try to find the easiest way to trick a search engine into giving their site top rankings. Spam links, automated AI content, and/or extremely generic articles will NOT help your rankings anymore. At SideBacon, we have known this truth for many years and share it with other FL businesses. Even if you find a way to trick Google, they’ll discover it eventually and wipe out your rankings in a future algorithm update. There is nothing worse than losing all of your organic traffic while you’re sleeping, but this has happened to countless webmasters.

One of the most important areas on your website where you cannot take shortcuts is with your content. Google and other search engines have a primary goal: deliver relevant results for a search query that actually answer the question or solve the problem sought by the searcher. This means that it is IMPOSSIBLE to get and retain top rankings unless your site is useful to your visitors. With high-quality content and well-organized articles, you can deliver that experience. Low-quality content can actually prevent your site from succeeding.

Research, organization, and relevant keyword targeting are extremely important to produce top-notch articles. We’re no stranger to this type of hard work at SideBacon, and your business can receive the benefits. Most of our SEO services include content writing, but we also offer standalone article writing. You simply won’t find higher quality outsourced content, so we can load your site with any amount or even drip-feed it over time to keep your site fresh. If you’re optimizing a website for search rankings and ignoring your content, you will find it extremely difficult to get top 10 Google positions.

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High-Quality Backlink Building

In December 2022, Google made yet another algorithm change to increase the detection of link spam. Links in blog comments, website directories, or link networks are much more likely to get viewed as a spammy backlink by Google now. When this happens, Google will neutralize the ranking power that those links would normally give to your website.

Unfortunately, too many other SEO companies in Florida depend on those types of spam links to get top ranking positions. If you’ve been working another agency and noticed a rankings decrease in 2023 and 2024, this is likely the reason. Contact SideBacon to get a free search audit and let us fix this problem for you!

Our link building strategy targets high-DA domains in a relevant industry with a low toxicity score. While this takes more time and effort, the end result is simply undeniable. 100 or even 1,000 backlinks can be completely worthless, while 10 or 20 amazing links can propel your site to the #1 position on Google. Quality certainly beats quantity here.

Technical SEO

Amateurs can often fake search engine optimization services, but they’ll run into major issues with technical SEO. This involves the coding, web host server, and other backend functionality that controls a website. Missing just one major configuration error can have dire consequences for search rankings. It isn’t enough to paste a text article into a web page. HTML coding is needed to organize and add style to the content to make it easier to read and more appealing. This coding also helps to markup keywords to make them more important to a search crawling bot.

Most website owners and even many website creators today have no idea how to do coding, much less manage the backend technical aspects of their website. A web designer may not even have the skills necessary to properly perform this type of work. Content management systems like WordPress and third-party ecommerce stores like eBay, Amazon, Etsy and Shopify have taken most of the technical requirements out of building a website. As a result, users of these systems are lulled into a false sense of security because they assume that the software is going to properly take care of the techie side for them. When something does go wrong, the only indication may be poor performing search rankings.

The owner and CEO of SideBacon is a technical SEO master, even with content management systems. He personally reviews the websites of 100% of our clients for tech errors that can be devastating to search rankings. He has been coding websites from scratch for 27+ years and can build a complete website using the default Notepad program in Windows. Custom WordPress themes, WP plugins, and even completely customized eCommerce stores are his specialty, and he even has 10+ years of experience managing hosting servers. There are ZERO technical SEO problems that he cannot solve.


WordPress Web Design

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We can create any kind of WordPress website to your liking. Whether you want a custom design to impress clients or need custom plugins to add new features, we can handle projects of any complexity.

eCommerce WordPress Stores

WordPress and WooCommerce make a perfect combination to create eCommerce sites that are easy to manage and customize. Very few marketing and design agencies offer this service, but we actually specialize in it here at SideBacon! We can also help you create and manage custom shops on third-party ecommerce networks such as Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, eBay and more.

Local Business SEO

SideBacon is located in the Ft Myers, FL area. If you run a business that has a physical location in the Sunshine State, you are in luck! Although we offer our services worldwide, we have a large focus on helping companies in FL. We have a very powerful, exclusive strategy that we use for local business rankings that you won’t find other agencies utilizing (we developed it in-house).

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Learn about Search Engine Optimization

SideBacon also helps small businesses by sharing our knowledge and SEO strategies on our blog. Here are a handful of some of our most popular posts that can teach you many of the basics to get organic search traffic to your website.

The Ultimate WordPress SEO Guidebook

WordPress SEO Guide

Learn the basics of on-site search engine optimization using the WordPress CMS.

Google Business Profile

Google Business Profile

Set up & manage a Google Business Profile listing for your local company to rank on Maps.

Learn LSI (Semantic) Keywords

LSI Keywords Explained

What is latent semantic indexing and why does it matter to get great search engine rankings?

Google Search Console Training Course

Google Search Console

Add your website to Google Search Console (GSC) to manage organic listings.

Google Keyword Planner Guide

Google Keyword Planner

Learn how to do keyword targeting research using Google Keyword Planner.

How to rank for Google Questions People Also Ask listings

"People Also Ask" Questions

Technical strategy guide to rank on Google Search for "People Also Ask" Questions.