Phil Singleton is a web designer, an SEO expert and an award-winning author. Since 2005, Phil has owned and operated a digital agency based in Kansas City.
In 2016, Phil and John Jantsch, of Duct Tape Marketing, co-wrote, SEO for Growth: The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers & Entrepreneurs. SEO for Growth is an Amazon bestseller and has been listed as a top marketing book by Mashable, Oracle and The Huffington Post. It’s also been featured on MSNBC, Entrepreneur and Search Engine Journal, and was named by Forbes as the #1 SEO book on its list of “Essential SEO Books for Every Startup to Read”.
Phil is also the author of a popular WordPress SEO plugin that has been downloaded over 100,000 times in the last year.
Phil’s latest startup venture, Podcast Bookers, is a service that helps marketers and executives get booked on established podcasts as way to develop authority and personal branding, improve SEO, and most importantly, generate new leads and sales.
Phil Singleton is a self-described “SEO grunt” obsessed with tweaking websites for search engine optimization and functional performance. He is a Duct Tape Marketing Certified Consultant and holds a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University, as well as an MBA from Thunderbird, The Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phil is a co-author of the award-winning, Amazon best-seller The Small Business Owner’s Guide To Local Lead Generation and author of the Amazon best-seller How To Hire A Web Designer: And Not Get Burned By Another Agency.
In addition to providing inbound marketing consulting services to companies across the United States, Phil provides custom SEO-friendly websites under the brand Kansas City Web Design® at KCWebDesigner.com and online marketing and search engine optimization services under the brand Kansas City SEO® at KCSeoPro.com.
Phil is an active blogger, and his content has been featured at Duct Tape Marketing, Freshbooks, SEMRush.com, Ahrefs.com, AdvancedWebRanking.com, WebDesignerDepot.com, and many local Kansas City and Midwest regional print publications and media sites.
Over the course of his career, Phil has helped dozens of US start-ups and tech companies raise millions of dollars in strategic venture capital investment and cross-border licensing agreements in the Asia Pacific region; run the global retail and online sales divisions for a best-selling line of consumer software products; and started a software company in Asia, raising over $1M in venture capital funding, growing it to profitability with 25 employees, and then selling it three years later. The latter experience is what got him into SEO and Internet marketing — in short, by following the ROI trail to SEO.
Phil is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has lived and traveled extensively in Asia for over ten years, based in Taipei, Taiwan, with stints in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. He moved back to the United States in 2005 and currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Vivian and twin sons, Ely and Ostyn.