Welcome Aboard

Ahoy! We are the Marine SEO team! Our group of marine enthusiasts and Fort Lauderdale SEO specialists combine our expertise to do good, develop digital marketing solutions for businesses in the marine industry, and create an online boat trader marketplace for boat fanatics like us!

Our crew is made of captains, sailors, cadets, salty sea dogs, and a few able-bodied deckhands. In other words, our love for the ocean trumps any #SaltLife bumper sticker and our commitment to being the top digital marketing agency in Fort Lauderdale is second to none.

Time at Sea

At Marine SEO, we all share two things in common: our passion for the marine industry and our digital marketing expertise. Our digital marketing agency in Fort Lauderdale also loves to supplement our expertise with research, staying up to date with the latest internet trends. We believe that using these marketing methods the right way can guarantee that Marine SEO will have a meaningful impact on the boating industry as an online boat trader and marketing firm.

Collectively, our marine industry marketers have almost two decades of online marketing experience on land and even more experience at sea on used boats, canoes, and 25-foot center consoles. We love what we do, so you know you’d be working with passionate professionals.

Our digital marketing agency is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, in sunny South Florida. Get started on blowing your competition out the water by getting in touch with a member of our crew and get to know more about Marine SEO today. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the beach!

The Wind in Our Sails

We hope to share our passion for marine industry marketing with folks like us and build an online community for other enthusiasts. We want to be more than just a place to find used boats in Fort Lauderdale; we want to put other nautical businesses on the map. Businesses like marine apparel shops, yacht service providers, boat equipment suppliers, and more!

Marine SEO’s primary mission is to provide first-rate digital marketing services such as SEO, social media, and PPC management in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the rest of the nautical world. We aim to create the biggest splash possible for our clients by spearheading online campaigns, off-the-hook graphics, and perfectly optimized websites to give your business more exposure.

Our paid advertising team works hard to create and display aesthetically-pleasing ads throughout Google, client websites, and social media, much like the classifieds in old newspapers. We help drive conversions for clients who are looking to offer services or sell used boats or yachts with the ultimate goal being to increase sales and grow client bases.

Meet Our Marine Industry Marketers

Joe Laratro

Joe Laratro

Joe Laratro joined the Search Engine Optimization world in 1999. He has deep internet roots from running his own BBS in the late 80s. Joe served as CTO for one of the TOP SEO companies in the USA for 7 years. During his tenure, he serviced over 4,000 websites ranging from Mom and Pops to Fortune 100 companies like Shop.com, CBS Marketwatch, Wells Fargo Financial, and IBM UK.

Joe is currently the president of Marine SEO, a company he started in April 2006 to focus on the under-serviced areas of Online Marketing. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Joe brings the technical aspect of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to the public. He has taught several intensive SEM training sessions in conjunction with the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA).

Joe also serves as Lead Moderator and Advisory Board member for Pubcon, the world’s largest digital marketing conference. By teaching for the University of San Francisco’s Online Marketing Certificate Programs, he continues to shape the Search Marketing Industry. In 2018, Joe published his book SEO Diet, a how-to guide to help business owners understand the principles of SEO and utilize digital marketing to their advantage.

Brittni Swenson

Brittni Swenson

Brittni Swenson has been riding the digital marketing wave since her glory days at the University of Florida and Florida International University. With an extensive background in the psychology of sales and advertising, she utilized her skills as part of the original team that launched the boat brand SeaHunter, serving as an effective brand leader. After moving from the Keys to the mainland, Brittni found her home at Marine SEO where she made her mark in paid advertising and neuromarketing.

In her years at Marine SEO, Brittni has been the point of contact for over 1,000 accounts, handling accounts over 2.5 million in monthly ad spend, and has been the prodigy of Marine SEO founder, Joe Laratro. She has helped launch over 450 new businesses who have shown exponential growth from her advertising guidance.

Brittni holds AdWords certifications in search, display, mobile, YouTube, shopping and analytics, in addition to being a Bing accredited professional. She is on the special events team for Pubcon, co-chair of marketing for SFIMA, and is an active member of the NeuroMarketing Science and Business Association (NMSBA).

Stephanie Greco

Stephanie Greco

Born and raised in South Florida, Stephanie Greco holds a bachelor’s in Communications and a minor in Sociology. She’s worn many hats at Marine SEO, from her beginnings in SEO to her current title of Business Development Manager.

When she’s not strengthening client relationships, Stephanie can be found at networking events. She believes that networking and sales all come down to the power of connection. She’s a strong believer that connection and impact are at the core of success and strives to help Marine SEO grow through genuine relationships and networking.

Jillian Rhein

Jillian Rhein

As Creative Services Manager at Marine SEO, Jillian Rhein is our go-to graphics girl in the office handling anything and everything visual for our clients. If you need eye-catching remarketing ads, no worries, she’s got you covered. If you need a makeover for your website to freshen things up, Jillian has the talent and expertise to create something user-friendly and beautiful.

Jillian earned a BFA specializing in Emerging Media: Graphic Design from the University of Central Florida. She originally got into graphic design through her love of photography starting when she took her first black and white film photography class.

Kirsten Crocker

Kirsten Crocker

Formerly an Organic Search Specialist on the SEO team, Kirsten Crocker crossed over and joined the PPC team at Marine SEO. Now a Director of Paid Search, she spends her workdays battling your competitors and implementing remarkable PPC strategies to make sure you’re always in the #1 spot.

Kirsten was born and raised in South Florida but spends very little time at the beach due to an irrational fear of sharks. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She is quite possibly one of the only people who enjoys going to school.

Dominique Martinez

Dominique Martinez

Born and raised in South Florida, Stephanie Greco holds a bachelor’s in Communications and a minor in Sociology. She’s worn many hats at Marine SEO, from her beginnings in SEO to her current title of Business Development Manager.

When she’s not strengthening client relationships, Stephanie can be found at networking events. She believes that networking and sales all come down to the power of connection. She’s a strong believer that connection and impact are at the core of success and strives to help Marine SEO grow through genuine relationships and networking.

Elizabeth Hadden

Elizabeth Hadden

Elizabeth Hadden graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2014 with a degree in English and a focus in British Literature. As Director of Organic Strategy at Marine SEO, she brings her love of writing into her SEO efforts.

When not writing for the businesses we represent, Elizabeth has dabbled in poetry, memes, social media, photography, and copywriting. She brings five years of SEO experience, and her poetry has been featured in several publications including the New River Press Yearbook.

Jessica Manger

Jessica Manger

Jessica Manger is the fun-loving, free-spirited, PPC Manager at Marine SEO. In addition to developing PPC strategies for clients, Jessica does a little bit of everything in the Marine SEO office. Previously a billing coordinator and still a Registered Nurse, she’s biased toward numbers and analytics, realizing that data can be (sometimes literally) the difference between life and death.

Jessica learned to stay calm and keep track of every detail while monitoring screaming labor patients in delivery rooms, so dynamic PPC campaigns benefit from her level, centered focus and persistent attention.

Madison Vorbrich

Madison Vorbrich

Madison Vorbrich is the Social Media Manager at Marine SEO. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Media and Society.  With her degree, she was able to jump around all the departments in her journalism and communications school including public relations, journalism, advertising, and telecommunications.

Using her variety of skills and experiences, from freelance photographer and promoter to a data collector and interviewer, Madison has officially fallen love with both the creative and analytical aspects of social media. Her Instagram feed is 60% illustrations and artwork and 40% food videos. She is on social media all the time!