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Flagstone Search Marketing

Birmingham, AL, Jefferson


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Hey, I’m Carlton.

I’m on a mission to help companies like you get maximum ROI out of your online marketing budget.

Maximum new leads
Maximum new customers
Maximum new business

I started my quest 20+ years ago, at the dawn of the internet (back when it was called ‘The Information Superhighway’ and Netscape was the web browser of choice).

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24 February 2019

On time and in budget. Really took SEO to next level.

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24 February 2019

Carlton is an absolute dream to work with! Extremely smart and truly cares about gaining the best outcomes for his clients! If you are in the market for any sort of online search marketing services, there's absolutely no one else you should look at but Carlton and Flagstone Search Marketing! More...

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One that is clean, simple, mobile-responsive, and fast.
I am a bit different from most agencies in that I never advocate for my clients to spend a lot on a website. Why? Because their shelf life is short anyway, plus I firmly believe it's more strategic to spend money on marketing TO that website.
Thus, I'm a big fan of page builders like Elementor and Beaver Builder.

What have been your previous experiences/attempts with online marketing?
What is your budget and why?
What are your expectations with that budget?
Who are you trying to reach?
What is the average lifetime value of that client?

I began my professional digital marketing space odyssey in 2001 and have never had a moment's boredom.
The constantly changing nature is what excites me the most.

When I worked for Time Inc., I learned the SEO strategies to help large magazines like Southern Living and Real Simple and knew they could translate well to helping local businesses.

We've always shared great relationships with clients, and if you see yourself in this picture, it’s likely we’ll share a great relationship, too.

We're on a mission to help companies like yours maximum ROI out of your online marketing budget.

We started as a one-man business in the basement of a Mountain Brook home. Now Flagstone is a one-room office in Mountain Brook Office Park, We use virtual, on-demand labor so that we can offer competitive pricing.

We're a Google-certified partner agency with a focus on well-crafted search engine marketing programs and cost-effective custom website design. Founder Carlton Smith has been focused on digital media content for 18+ years.


Search engine optimization is quite simply the best long-term investment you can make. Flagstone works with clients of all sizes and budgets.

Spots in the local maps results (now cut down to the “3 Pack”) are highly-prized Page 1 real estate and should be treated as such. There is a massive amount of traffic being had by the businesses that are skilled enough to be in the top 3 positions for Google Local.

Our press release distribution service provides a powerful way to get your message out.

Pay-per-click services to jump-start your traffic and inform your SEO campaign. We are certified Google partners.

Knowing how to use Facebook advertising effectively can significantly increase the number of views, shares, page likes, and new customers.

We specialize in building unique, custom WordPress websites on frameworks that make it a bargain for our clients.

Managing social media is too much work — especially if you lack in-house resources. Let Flagstone take it off your plate.