Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is the Founder and CEO of Surefire Social, the ultimate marketing cloud for local business lead generation, providing comprehensive, results-driven digital marketing technology and services for local businesses and national brands across North America.


8 Tools For Google Penalty Recovery

Have you been hit by a penalty, or perhaps suspect as much? If so, columnist Chris Marentis recommends these diagnostic tools for identifying,...


How To Present Your SEO Plan

Are you preparing to present your 2015 SEO strategy to the C-suite in the coming weeks? If so, columnist Chris Marentis has some advice for this and...


Learning SEO From Google Employees

What do local marketers really need to know about SEO? Columnist Chris Marentis discusses some tips that come straight from the horse's...


User-Centered SEO: Creating Long-Term Value

CMOs understand that by its very nature, SEO rarely stays the same for long. The shift to putting end customers and users front and center is quite...


The 4 Truths About Link Building

The world of link building hasn’t just evolved over the last couple of years — it has been completely turned upside down. In essence,...


Top Five Local SEO Myths — And Truths

There seems to be no end to the range of declared “SEO truths” for local mom and pop shops. Search Engine Optimization strategies that...