Local SEO Expert Brisbane – Kerry Hartley

Kerry Hartley

Kerry Hartley

Chief Local SEO Expert

Chief Local SEO Expert

Hi, my name is Kerry and I’m Digital Surfer’s primary local SEO expert!

If you start a local SEO or SEO optimisation campaign with us, chances are I’m the local Wonder Woman bringing your campaign together and setting up your local listings.

I’m currently based in Brisbane though work with our clients all over Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast & even Perth!

Are you interested in bringing in more traffic to your local business?

Let’s start a conversation

Kerry’s Background

For over 5 years she worked with small business clients.

Kerry has joined our team after 18 years in the finance industry, primarily working in leadership, coaching and capability development roles. She is best known for her customer service, solution-focused approach and ability to achieve results.

For over 5 years she worked with small business clients. Kerry’s greatest satisfaction during this time came from helping clients and staff understand the challenges they face and working towards a solution to achieve their goals.

She has an eye for detail and an interest in helping business clients remain current while reaching their SEO optimisation potential. Coming from a family who owns multiple businesses, Kerry knows first hand the importance of business owners having a team of experts they can trust to support them.

Here’s why our clients love working with Kerry



Photocopier Man

I have found Kerry and the team at Digital Surfer to be very helpful, going the extra mile in developing my online profile.. My business has grown and I have achieved all of the goals I made with Digital Surfer at the beginning of the year.

“My Local SEO campaign pays for itself!”

Industry: Printing

Location: Brisbane

8 month snapshot: A local Brisbane printer and photocopier supplier has gone from being invisible to ranking in the top 3 map results on Google for 80% of the keywords the campaign targeted.

From month 3 onwards, the campaign has more than paid for itself each month, bringing in an ROI the business owner is ecstatically happy with. Thanks to Kerry’s work, he is getting a continual stream of enquiries from his target suburbs and saving himself the time and cost of travelling further out.


Start of month 3: in position 1 for ~40%


Start of Month 4: in top 3 positions for ~60%


By Month 8: In position 1-3 for ~80%

Reasons why our clients choose Digital Surfer for their Local SEO needs

As an agency with over 7 years of experience, our team have worked on many successful Local SEO projects across multiple industries. Our clients choose us because we offer:

  • Turnkey solutions for building a local online presence
  • Transparent and honest marketing services
  • An integrated approach that focuses on ROI
  • 100% customer dedication
  • Extensive digital marketing expertise and years of experience


In short, we help businesses like yours grow.

Local SEO Agency Brisbane

Let’s start a conversation if you’d like to see your business grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Local Search Engine Optimisation?

Local SEO is a marketing activity which helps you be found at the top of local searches. If you’re a plumber in Brisbane, you can target residents and businesses in Brisbane who search online for plumbing services (or other services you offer). To convert these interested searchers into clients for your business, you need to be at the top of the list so they can find you. With one of our local SEO experts by your side, we can help you make this happen.

Why Local SEO?

With mobile and internet technology taking over, we’re seeing more people turn to online methods when searching for local services. Gone are the days of flicking through the Yellow Pages to find a service in your area. Online search engines, such as Google, are quickly becoming the go-to point for finding local services. That means, if your business is targeting residents in a particular area, you need to be found online when they search for your services or product in your target area. Being ranked at the top of local searches is very important for this marketing strategy to work. And that’s where our Local SEO services come in.

With Digital Surfer, it’s about more than just rankings

Our approach to Local SEO is about more than just rankings. The local SEO consultant you work with from our team will also collaborate with you to help you achieve your business goals. We care about seeing your business succeed. That’s why we align our campaigns with your business strategy rather than just focusing on rankings.

The strategy behind which words to target and how to best target them is a big component of this process. Ranking #1 for easy keywords is all well and good but if no-one is really searching for those terms (or if they don’t fit your business model) then you’re not really going to succeed in growing your business.

Likewise, if you only target the highly competitive keywords with a new website, you’ll be well and truly behind your competitors and your campaign will take much longer to work than you would probably like.

Our team are experts at balancing the two so you can see your business grow, for real.

By partnering with us, you’ll be able to taste the success that comes with top rankings for related searches within months.

Our Locations

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast SEO Company HQ

Our SEO agency headquarters is in Burleigh Heads. You can find most of our core staff busily working here most days of the week.  Our clients love that they are welcome to pop in and say hi or discuss their campaign with us anytime!

Coolangatta, Gold Coast SEO Company Offices

Unlike other Gold Coast SEO companies, we make it easy for you to reach out to us. Whether you come to our office or we meet at a cafe near you, you’ll always know the people behind your campaigns.

SEO Company Brisbane Offices


Unlike other Brisbane SEO agencies, we make it easy for you to reach out to us. Whether you come to our office or we meet at a cafe near you, you’ll always know the people behind your campaigns.

SEO Company Melbourne Offices

Unlike other Melbourne SEO agencies, we make it easy for you to reach out to us. Whether you come to our office or we meet at a cafe near you, you’ll always know the people behind your campaigns.