Grant Simmons (me) is an online marketing strategist, motivator, entrepreneur, idea machine, speaker, author, experienced bridge between marketing & technology. An SEO practitioner since before SEO was a “thing”, I use logic, knowledge and common sense to solve large site challenges, medium site issues, and small site tweaks, to improve and grow the right traffic for business or personal success.
I am a father, sailor, traveler, dreamer, idealist, and an occasional catalyst of change. The good kind.
Also well-traveled and house trained, I love to explore and experience countries other than places I’ve been. Or to rediscover places I’ve forgotten I’ve been.
When I’m not orating, ranting or saber-rattling, I enjoy spending time at the beach – any beach – with my lovely wife or enjoying Summer breezes on a Hobie Cat or Laser sailboat. I have two fantastic, smart & awesome kids on the West Coast who will change the world far more than I have. Someday.
My mantra is simple:
“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold Glasgow
Looking for some ideas, SEO help, marketing strategy or a different perspective on your business?
I’m available for hourly consulting or retainer-based projects, just ping me at me (at) grantsimmons.com and let’s chat to see if there’s a mutual opportunity.
Live and In-person?
I live in Virginia Beach, but am often traveling for work & pleasure. I may be in your neck of the woods speaking at a search or marketing event, Twitter is generally the best way to find out where (or ping me and ask)! It’s always great to meet and chat with like-minded marketers over a cuppa. 🙂
Connect with me:
- Twitter: @simmonet (I share thoughts, smart folk’s posts, and live-tweet conferences!)
- Pinterest : simmonet (Rarely there, but some good memories)
- LinkedIn: simmonet (Interested in a business partnership or consulting? Visit me here)
- Instagram: Grantism (Should be here more, a lot of smart folks are sharing & making $)
- grantisms.com (My own slice of quotes and thoughts on the web)
Grant Simmons Quick FAQ
Born: December 22nd, 1961
Location of birth: Walthamstow, London, England
Occupation: Online Marketing
Expertise: SEO, SEM Strategy, Search Strategy, Start-Up Strategy, SEO Consulting
Current work location: Norfolk, VA
Previous companies: The Search Agency, Diamond Resorts, Simmonet Marketing, TGIF Productions
Current home city: Virginia Beach
Recent interviews / speaking engagements / author profiles:
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving – we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen
“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – William Shedd
“To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness. Aboard a boat, it is frequently possible to achieve just that. That is why sailing is way of life, one of the finest of lives.” – Carleton Mitchell
“Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar.” – Don Bamford
“A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.” – Grantism 🙂