Meet Our Team

Hook SEO LLC is an international marketing agency based in the USA. Meet our leadership team.

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Matthew (Matt) Rouse

Host, Author, Speaker, Co-Founder

Matt Rouse is the author of five business books, the host of the Digital Marketing Masters Podcast and the 7-Minute Jabs Podcast, co-host of the Business Builder Throwdown, and co-founder of Hook SEO, an international digital marketing firm. He also manages Hook Digital Marketing Canada.

He is the author of Crush SEO: Learn How To Market Your Local Business Online as well as, Isolation, Start Saying Yes, Flattening the Hamster Wheel, and How We’ve Always Done It

 Visit to get information on having Matt as your podcast guest, a digital summit speaker, or a speaker at your event.

Scott Burson –Co-Founder

Leader of Team Costa Rica, Server Whisperer

Having your content load as quickly as possible and as securely as possible will keep your rankings safe from malware, hacks, slow Internet connections, and other negative effects on your search rankings.  Many companies completely ignore the technical aspects of SEO and how server configurations, sloppy code, bad plugins, off-site iframing, non-minimized scripts, and oodles of other things can kibosh your search ranks.

Scott and his team will make sure to diagnose these problems, correct them, and keep your backend in tip-top shape.  And we don’t mean your behind, but we will cover your behind when it comes to search!

He is a co-author of Crush SEO: Learn How To Market Your Local Business Online.

Kari Rouse – Operations Manager

Operations and Community Manager

Kari helps make your vision of your business turn into a reality. Whether you want to start from scratch on your website with new concept creation, design, and functionality, or you want to give your current website a facelift and some pizazz.

Kari will be your guide while making sure the back end is built with the same amount of love and care as the customer-facing front.

By working closely with you to nail down the specifics of your new website, SEO and ranking desires, social media marketing metrics or full-blown advertising campaigns. Kari makes sure that we stay on track, meet our budget targets, and get your project done while making you feel taken care of.

“You are my number one priority.”