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Sage Lewis

Sage Lewis

Sage Lewis started his online marketing company,, in 1999 during a time when most Internet companies were failing. SageRock, however, has thrived under Lewis’ direction -- growing an average of 30% every year, while also being recognized as one of the top ten search engine optimization firms in the U.S. by a third-party resource in the industry, Marketing Sherpa.

Regarded as a web marketing expert, Lewis speaks regularly to business organizations like NEOSA and COSE, serves as a resource for press about industry trends, and teaches a recurring class on search engine optimization at Cleveland State University.

Lewis has created a unique company culture that values the individual employee and client, and he has built SageRock around one principle, “The concern, respect and empathy for the individual people we come in contact with at SageRock is our single core value.”

Lewis lives in Akron with his wife, Rocky, and son, Indiana.

Read more of Sage Lewis's columns at ClickZ.

Articles by Sage Lewis

  1. Tickets and Pies

    Push the conversion rates of your promotions into the stratosphere using these tips.

  2. Do Follow

    Pros and cons of building links through blog comments.

  3. Links Top List of Search Engine Ranking Factors

    In a recent survey of industry experts, four of the top five search engine ranking factors were link-related. Links may not always be the most important ranking factor, but today, it appears they are the dominating force.

  4. Have We Lost All Control?

    In the age of social media, marketers are not controlling the message. So the next time you have a promotion, ask yourself what you can do to get people talking about it.

  5. Re-Thinking Link Building

    I've yet to meet anyone who loves to chase down links, and the time involved can become costly. Is passing the task off to interns or outsourcing this important task to India the answer?

  6. PageRank Sculpting: Welcome Back to High School Hell

    Google's new rules affecting PageRank sculpting bring us back to high school. Instead of letting us vouch for our cool friends and disavow the geeks who want to hang out with us, Google is now punishing us for being one of the cool kids.

  7. Sage's Dirty Little Secret

    Lean forward here. I'm about to tell you a dirty little secret: Part of an effective PR response is to keep the controversy going.

  8. The Best Links Come from Knowing Thy Self

    Think about what you love and then see how you might be able to create some content that would be of interest to the people in that community. Love is the secret ingredient to link building.

  9. Cabela's, Performics, and Performance Marketing

    Today. we'll look at an interesting promotion that drives online shoppers to offline retail locations using coupons. There are some important things to learn from this successful online/offline promotion.

  10. Make Sure Your Promotion Is Legal

    Jumping into sponsoring a promotion without first thinking through the potential legal issues involved could lead you into trouble. Here are some things to keep in mind.

  11. Building Links by Building Trust

    I want to share one idea that you can act on right this very minute to help you with your link building. It might actually be the tool you need to push through the rest of this recession.

  12. How to Evolve this Column

    I asked people to fill out a survey of some possible ways they would like to see this column evolve. These are the end results.