SEO Trust

Pasadena, CA

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How does your business stand out?

Founded by one of the internet’s most successful and sought after marketers, Dr. David Thornton, SEO Trust applies David’s unique set of skills and online experiences to ensure the success of every client, while offering an "ironclad" money back guarantee based solely on the happiness of our clients. Under David's leadership, SEO Trust has become a nationally recognized SEO agency that provides sophisticated marketing services for small and mid-sized organizations, from international enterprise corporations to technology start-ups and E-Commerce businesses across the country and abroad. We utilize industry leading SEO strategies and methodologies, while leveraging advanced technology platforms to help our clients achieve aggressive results. We have a proven track record of success in competitive verticals and remain committed to adding value to our clients’ digital marketing campaigns through creativity, dedication, and an unparalleled desire to be the best at what we do. Our mission at SEO Trust is to provide unparalleled creative design and internet marketing services to our clients. We take pride in delivering extraordinary and maintainable results that allow our clients to reach their goals. We offer high performance strategies that empower our clients to drive business and increase their market share through increased online visibility.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As the former president of a national cancer research organization and founder and president of a nonprofit medical research foundation, I spent a small fortune on software and educational programs that taught me how to become a successful internet marketer. Within three years time, I was in the top 1% of all online earners, and lauded as an expert in organic traffic. While I enjoyed the financial rewards that came from being a traffic expert, I received greater satisfaction teaching other internet marketers how to harness the power of highly targeted traffic via SEO and social media. The next logical step was my opening a global digital marketing and SEO agency, SEO Trust, which allows me to help both small and large business owners around the globe. What provides me the greatest satisfaction in this business is being able take a failing business and turning it into a financial powerhouse via the power of the Internet!
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Pasadena, CA 91103

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12 Reviews
  • Jorg S. Sep 20, 2017
    Web Design
    Verified Review
  • Genevieve J. Sep 9, 2017
    I contacted SEO Trust for a new website and I am amazed at the quality and all the work David and his team did for our store, not to mention ranking us at the top of Google and Bing! Thanks guys!
    Dr. David T. Sep 10, 2017

    Thanks so much for the awesome review! I will make sure that our entire Development Team reads your kind words about your new website! Glad to hear that the store is doing so well!

  • Johnnie H. Sep 9, 2017
    The team at SEO Trust made a great looking website for me to sell my products and got my new site on page one of Google and #1 in the Google 3 Pack within weeks of my site going live. I'm finally making money online thanks to Dr. David and his team! You should check them out!
    Dr. David T. Sep 10, 2017

    Hi Johnnie, the entire team really enjoyed working with you and I'm so glad to hear that your new e-commece website continues to rank at the top of the SERPs and in Google Maps!

  • Essie D. Sep 6, 2017
    I found David on Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did since SEO Trust built our law office an amazing website and now David is using his skill to rank our law firm all over Orange County on both Google and Bing. I endorse SEO Trust 100%.
    Dr. David T. Sep 6, 2017

    Essie, I'm so glad to hear that your rankings continue to increase in multiple areas. Glad you like your new website as well! Thanks again!

  • Stacy O. Sep 6, 2017
    I can honestly say that these guys are definitely the BEST SEO EXPERTS in both Pasadena and Los Angeles. No other so called "local seo experts" were able to do what Dr. Thornton and his team were able to do with our website. Don't be fooled by all the other seo outfits that claim to be #1....there is only one one #1 and that is SEO Trust in Pasadena, CA.
    Dr. David T. Sep 6, 2017

    Thanks, Stacy! Yes, SEO Trust is striving to be the #1 SEO Company in all of Southern California! I appreciate your kind words!

  • Seasun P. Jan 31, 2017
    Search Engine Optimization
    Verified Review
    Confidence in SEOTrust
    David has made me feel very confident in my decision. I look forward to our collaboration on building my brand.
    Dr. David T. Sep 6, 2017

    While it's been over six months, I will continue to work hard to rank your website across the internet! Like I said, I got your back!

  • Kerry A. Jan 22, 2017
    Beautiful New Website for an Amazing Price!
    I had a retail website built by another company that cost me $1500 and took almost 3 months to build. I found SEO Trust on Thumbtack and David’s developers created an amazing site for me for only $700 and it only took a little less than 3 weeks. If you need a new website, call David and you will be happy with the results!
    Dr. David T. Jan 23, 2017

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. The SEO Trust development team enjoyed working with you on the redesign of your website, and our SEO professionals are excited to perform all the on-site and off-site optimization to increase your user engagement and brand awareness, not to mention your SERP rankings! Thanks again!

  • Dave G. Sep 23, 2016
    Worth Every Penny....Month After Month!
    If you want your business ranked at the top of the search engines and looking to boost your image and get more customers and sales, then you need to call SEO Trust today! These guys were so confident they offered me a 100% guarantee, but I'm pretty sure no one's ever asked for their money back. In fact, I was so impressed with their results that I pay them every month now to keep working their SEO magic. That's how good they are. Cheers!
    Dr. David T. Sep 23, 2016

    Thanks for the great review! Believe it or not, there's no "SEO magic" involved, just a lot of hard work and creativity from a great team!

  • Sharon D. Sep 13, 2016
    David knows his stuff and it works!
    Our dental practice hired SEO Trust to build a new website and get us on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and all those other social sites. We now have a beautiful website and our receptionist just started getting calls from new patients that find us online. That never happened before. We are just so happy about this great experience with David and his team.
    Dr. David T. Sep 23, 2016

    Sharon, thanks for your confidence and trust! We look forward to celebrating your continued success in the weeks and months to come!

  • Diana S. Sep 8, 2016
    15% Sales Increase in Less than 30 Days!
    My husband and I own three retail clothing stores in the San Francisco area, and two in Orange County and recently decided to expand nationally, but knew we needed to grow our online presence. My husband knew that David was a successful internet marketer and that he recently offered his tricks of the trade to businesses like ours. Within three weeks of talking with David, his team at SEO Trust had all five of our stores on the first pages of both Google and Bing and was able to get these great review videos on those first pages as well. Our online sales have gone from less than 10% of our monthly gross to well over 25% in less than a month. David truly knows what he's doing and I can't wait to see the numbers for next month!
    Dr. David T. Sep 23, 2016

    Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad that our efforts have brought you financial success, which will only get better and stronger as we continue to build authority on your site!

  • Tim C. Sep 1, 2016
    Online Traffic & Foot Traffic Increased by Over 30%
    Even though my office shares media buys with Coldwell Banker corporate, I wanted to ensure that our office and all of our individual realtors were able to capture all the inquires that came from the internet. First off, it was clear that we needed to redo our entire website and graphics and then figure out a way to get google to love us. This is where SEO Trust entered the picture and took over our entire online operation, including our social media campaigns and realtor videos. Dr. David had us agree to a lot of changes, but once we got back online with the new mediums from SEO Trust, our online traffic and even our foot traffic increased by well over 30%. If you're looking for real SEO changes, social media growth, and the production of some amazingly powerful videos, then you need Doc and his SEO Trust.
    Dr. David T. Sep 3, 2016

    Hi Tim, thanks for the kind words! By the way, congratulations on being the top office again this year! You guys are home selling machines! I'm thrilled that our work gave you such a great boost! That's why I love doing what I do...take care!

  • Bob S. Aug 31, 2016
    Our company hired Dr. David and SEO Trust to promote all five of our restaurants in Southern California and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. All five of our restaurants are now at the top of google and have outranked all of our competitors. In addition, Dr. David produced two professional review videos that were of such great quality that we are running them as television commercials in the local cable market. SEO Trust gave us excellent value with excellent results!
    Dr. David T. Sep 3, 2016

    Hi Bob, I appreciate the kind review! My wife and I are heading down to Newport in the next few days and I look forward to enjoying another romantic dinner overlooking the surf at sunset! Remember, I'm always a phone call away! Thanks again my friend!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
SEO Trust offers multiple SEO and digital marketing packages, as well as a la carte services, designed to increase user engagement, enhance your brand's awareness, and increase both your online and offline sales. All packages and prices are available at the SEO Trust website.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After speaking with a prospective client, I conduct a comprehensive audit on their website, followed by performing all the necessary SEO (search engine optimization) work, such as verifying that their website is mobile responsive. In addition, I conduct extensive keyword research to discover the competitive keywords which we could rank for at the top of Google, Bing, etc. I then recommend the production of a professional review video which I would quickly rank at the top of Google and Yahoo, followed by syndicating the review video across 4,000 or more social platforms and video embed sites, whose links are then indexed over a period of ten days or more. To achieve an immediate first page ranking on Google, I create a YouTube Live Event, containing the most competitive keywords from within the client's niche, coupled with the client's website and vital contact data. While I would schedule the YouTube live event to take place after a period of thirty days, the live event's description and thumbnail would immediately rank and remain at the top of Google and YouTube, generating traffic to the client's website. While there are many other tasks to perform when it comes to SEO web development, content marketing, social media marketing, and video marketing, such as ensuring the client has claimed a listing in Google Maps and has an active Google+ Page, I would then encourage my client to approve the creation of a custom mobile app (Android and iOS), which would be created in house as well. In summary, the results of my initial SEO services plan guarantees drastic increases in my client's rankings, traffic, brand awareness, and sales.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Recognized as one of the most successful online marketers whom is consistently in the top 2% of all online earners, Dr. Thornton is constantly sought after as a private coach, teaching his exclusive marketing methods to internet marketers around the globe.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Under the umbrella of Thornton Enterprises, LLC, David invested his time and resources into the creation and promotion of legitimate work from home opportunities, while equipping and training individuals from around the world that sought out his mentoring expertise. While enjoying his success as one of the internet’s top leading affiliate marketers, David saw the need to bring quality, yet affordable, marketing tools to the online community. The results of his efforts are the affordable custom mobile apps builder,, and the video marketing juggernaut, However, the constant calls from strangers with no idea how to generate traffic, the steady stream of emails pleading with David to share or sell his “secrets,” and even the outrageous amounts of money being offered for his private coaching, filled David with the overwhelming desire to provide a solution to those that truly hunger for online success. Thus the founding of SEO Trust, where business owners, both large and small, along with individual marketers, receive unparalleled creative design and extraordinary marketing services, ensuring each client reaches their goals. And yes, they even benefit from David’s “secrets.”
What types of customers have you worked with?
On behalf of SEO Trust, Mobile Pro Apps, and Video Creations, I have created mobile apps, conducted video marketing, and performed all types of SEO Services for restaurants, hotels, retail stores, private clubs, law firms, physician groups, and all other types of medical service organizations over the past few years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is imperative that you speak with the provider directly and ask all your questions. If you find the provider to be an effective communicator that is indeed able to answer all of your questions in a coherent and confident manner, then the provider would warrant your further consideration. However, if a provider is offering "professional" search engine optimization services for anything less than $500 a month, then the provider plans to either outsource all the work to seo factories overseas, or use robotic software to create massive amounts of backlinks, causing Google to penalize your website and destroy whatever SERP (search engine results page) rankings you may already have. In short, being cheap is not worth the risk!