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How Acute SEO Got Started

Acute SEO was founded in 2017 as a small boutique SEO agency in Reno, Nevada, with client results as its primary focus. We are determined to change the industry stigma of gimmicks, black hat tactics, and wasting people’s hard-earned money.

We specialize in SEO, Google AdWords PPC Management & WordPress Web Design. Our mission is to help our clients grow their business with the best organic and map ranking results on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Acute SEO
Based on 34 reviews
I scheduled a Marketing Strategy with Derrick at Acute SEO and I’m impressed. Derrick was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He gave me great suggestions and even a few tricks to help me grow my businesses online presence for free until I’m ready to move forward with SEO. When I’m ready I will be using AcuteSEO not only because of how professional the process was but because he proved to me he’s committed to growing his clients businesses. Thanks Derrick, looking forward to working with you more.
Mike Kulmatycski
Being in business for 20 years we were scared in changing companies because we did not know how quick we would get a response. BUT once everything was done our phones have not stopped ringing. Working with Derrick has been such a pleasure, I do not know anything about this and he explained and made everything so easy. No words can express how grateful we are for helping our family stay in business in these crazy times with COVID. I have recommended Acute SEO to everyone we know. Thank you Derrick and look forward for many many years in working together.
Edward Gonzalez
Transparent. Knowledgable. Well worth exploring for anyone with clear SEO goals.
Geoff Girvitz
Derrick is the Best! Innkeepers work long hours, so by the time I start to mess with my website, it’s late. He is always there, He dives into my site to fix my mistakes and point out ways to make it better! He set up my review stream super fast and with such professionalism and kindness. Thank you, Derrick Sue Methot
Sue Ann Methot
We are so excited to find Derrick at Acute SEO! Derrick is extremely knowledgeable with SEO and websites. We have learned so much already, and Derrick and his team are so easy to work with. We highly recommend Acute SEO for all of your SEO needs in Reno and Las Vegas!
Alexandra Snipes
Derrick was very knowledgeable and generous with his time helping us to decide what direction to go with our SEO needs. Highly recommended!
David Parsons
Acute SEO (Derrick) was very extremely helpful to give us information about to go about our business setup and to how to put our business up there. He was very honest and letting us know what would work for us. For us not knowing to much he explained in detailed.
Sergio Reynoso
Acute Seo succeeded in exceeding my goals within the very first month. Derrick is extremely responsive and knowledgeable, he took the time to get to know my business and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Derrick and his talented team.
Nancy Langer
Acute SEO was very helpful in giving me information on how to go about setting up an adwords campaign for my business, even though I was not a client.
Rob C
Acute SEO is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and takes the time to get to know your business and your unique needs. I plan on working with them for long time…for current and future goals. Very impressed!
Yvette Kaunismaki
Acute SEO is a wonderful company. Extremely helpful with getting my business to the next level. thank you!!
Benjamin Meester
There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said about these guys! Having the initial conversation with Derrick was a blast and what a wealth of information! If the rest of the reviews haven’t convinced you yet, set up a consultation — best decision you can make for your business — hands down.
George Loera
I used Derrick and his team at Acute SEO for both of my companies and am beyond thrilled with the results in just a few months. His rates are reasonable, he and his team are the consummate professionals and (the best yet?) he UNDER promises. That’s right – he under promised and OVER achieved. So grateful – I hope we work with him for a long time.
Erin Levine
Derrick has been an immense help in discovering the difference between the type of SEO strategy and tactics that actually make a difference. SEO can be very confusing, and I could tell an immediate difference from other companies with how Derrick operates. The entire conversation was focused on what we could do specifically for our business, and not on choosing a “blanket SEO package” that will do XYZ first. He was happy to offer advice on SEO that has taken years for him to master at no charge. I would highly recommend!
Alex Rapp
Diane, thanks again for contacting me with Derrick. He is a wealth of information! I can say with my former experience of being owner/developer of a very successful web-based business once upon a time, he knows his stuff. If I hadn’t had that prior experience, it would be nearly impossible to know what he’s talking about. His level of abilities and communication are so high, it would be Greek to almost everyone. In this case one would just have to trust and wait to measure results. As you know SEO is not one of those tasks that happen immediately. It takes planning, focus, persistence, up-to-date skill application, organic growth, testing and most of all time.I’m excited to see how his advice will work for me which ultimately will result in revenue for Chase.
Ryan Schiestel
For years we have struggled with our website and the people that are suppose to be managing it. Derrick created a great new website for us, and has successfully been managing our SEO for the last 6 months. Well worth the money!
Ned Riley
Acute SEO was super helpful in getting me setup and running. They have stellar customer service and brilliant ideas that have helped my business to flourish in a matter of days once everything went live. I can’t thank them enough for the excellent help and support I receive.
Tamra Bidegary
Derrick took our website from a level 1 on ranking and domain authority and quickly bumped those numbers up, causing us to rank on the first page of google for many of our desired search phrases. He’s always quick to respond to my emails and gives me monthly updates on performance.
Alex Ficco
I engaged Acute SEO to increase my business presence on the internet. They immediately exceeded all of my expectations and continue to to so in what has become one of the most important business relationships of my law practice. I can’t recommend Acute SEO highly enough.
Leslie Shaw
In one phone call consultation I got more value thrown at me than I’ve ever gotten before. I strongly urge you to at the very least schedule a phone consultation with Acute. Your website deserves it!
Andrew DeVry
Derrick and the Acute SEO team are professional, hardworking, and good at what they do! Two days after signing our contract our company (who was not ranking at all on Google) began ranking number 1 in multiple caterogies and locations. Derrick is accessible and spends time to learn your business and answer questions. He is intelligent, honest, and kind. Having talked to multiple SEO companies, Derrick was the most responsive and authentic. Highly recommend Acute SEO for your SEO and online presence needs. Best digital marketing company around!
Elizabeth Heath
AcuteSEO works hard and thinks outside of the SEO box to generate results that few others can do. In today’s world where everyone is throwing money down a hole, AcuteSEO works smarter so your dollars matter.
We Are Parapxl
Derrick has helped me develop and run my digital marketing so I can connect with today’s customer. When I run a new idea by him, he finds a solution. He has gotten me to the top of searches and gotten my phone ringing with new business.
Linda Neider
Acute SEO agency can handle all of your digital marketing needs. They specialize in SEO but are also great at website development, PPC, reputation management and many other important factors for a successful business. They have helped our company rank on the 1st page of google for several locations. They are very consistent and really focus on the customer service aspect of ensuring that their clients needs are met. Highly recommend this company if you are looking for assistance on generating more revenue and taking your company to the next level!
Anthony Bennett
Working with Acute SEO has been one of the greatest things I have done in my entrepreneurial life! Derrick has helped my so much in my web design, and SEO rankings, I can not wait to start a facebook and instagram campaign in the upcoming months to see what kind of positive result we get in the upcoming year! 10/10 would highly recommend.
Hunter Topper
Awesome. Honest. Affordable. Well worth the money
Jennifer Biser
Great knowable SEO guys.
Curtis Loper
Derek is most knowledgeable and professional when it comes to any technical work regarding my webpage. I would definitely reccomend his services!
Chrysanthemum Flower
They do an outstanding job!
Art Murphy
Acute SEO has been a tremendous help in growing my business. Our online presence was next to nothing prior to working with Acute. Now I am happy to say we are getting more calls, more visits to our web page, and more business.
Justin Linkey

Derrick Tulali "The Boss" | Founder


Hello, my name is Derrick Tulali, I am the founder and lead marketing strategist at Acute SEO. I always knew that my place in the world was in helping businesses. Before I started Acute SEO, I provided merchant services and founded ShopCard AppSolutions. There were many hard lessons learned during that time and it’s still a venture that is alive today. The desire to propel my clients to success is what directed my focus on search engine optimization.

As Acute SEO has grown, so has the team. Starting with my wife, Jazzi, her influence is undisputed throughout the inner workings of Acute SEO. Additionally, my two cousins Gerard, Justine, as well as family friend Franz, sister-in-law Carissa, Web Design & Developer Andrew, and PPC expert Leo.

When I am not glued to my desk, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jazzi and our sweet dog Murphy. We enjoy four-wheeling in our Jeep with our friends, trips to the lake, traveling, naps, binge-watching TV shows, BBQs, and Golf.

Jazmine Tulali "The Real Boss" | Co-Founder

Reno SEO company Acute SEO

My name is Jazzi Tulali, I have always dreamed of working directly with my family. Two years ago, that dream became a reality. I am Acute SEO’s secret weapon. I have a unique perspective as the wife of the visionary. I help shape extraordinary ideas and influence the culture of the company. My ability to see the big picture, cause and effect, and identify the talents possessed by each individual has made a profound impact. 

In my spare time, I enjoy kicking my nieces’ butt on the Nintendo Switch, having deep analytical conversations with my sister Carissa, BBQs, and playing board games with family and friends, reading, paddle-boarding with our dog Murphy and plenty of other nerdy things that I’d rather not disclose.

Murphy Tulali "The Booch"


Hi I’m Murphy and I guess I work for Acute SEO (whatever that means?) My main function is to drag my humans away from their phones and computers. It’s a full time job with these two! The most effective methods I’ve found are my wide-eyed stare, pooping in the office, and retrieving my treasure I stashed under the bed. If all of that fails, I resort to pawing at them while looking adorably needy.

When I’m not working like a dog, I find myself in front of the camera taking fresh shots for Instagram. I also enjoy seeing how far my good looks can take me, so far; I’m eating like a king! I’ve been accused of being a cuddle-bug, and a smooch-monster. Guilty as charged.

Gerard Sto Tomas | Operations Director


Gerard Sto Tomas is currently figuring out who he is. He will get back to us once he figures it out. The most important part is that he is really good at what he does at Acute SEO. In fact, he has been instrumental in the success and growth of the company. When you need him day or night, he will not sleep until he gets it done. 

He is more talented than he will give himself credit for, which is why we are writing his bio on his behalf. He is however, highly educated and has a Bachelors Degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the Philippines. 

When he isn’t working, he likes to EAT dozens and dozens of eggs. He doesn’t like to go on vacation to beach resorts, because he would rather stay home and EAT some more.

Additionally, he enjoys hanging out with his new girlfriend. Don’t ask what they like to do… We will go with “shopping and eating at restaurants.”

Carissa Wilson | Client Relations Manager


My name is Carissa Wilson, I love working for Acute SEO because it enables me to help people! I have the opportunity to meet people who could use our help getting their business found online, and I develop referral partnerships with other businesses whose services intersect with ours. I collaborate with the rest of the team by dabbling in the back-end SEO tasks. Streamlining processes and increasing productivity is my jam. I’m fascinated with the SaaS industry, especially its customer success metrics and their robust inbound marketing strategies. 

When I’m not busy working, or immersed in a podcast or yet another book… I do something with my family. My husband and I have two daughters who love science experiments, crafting, watching movies, volleyball, jumping on the trampoline, playing games, and just about anything messy! Of all the hats I wear, being a mom is by far the most challenging and gratifying. I am more than grateful for the flexibility of Acute SEO, which has allowed me to devote the necessary time to improving the lives of my family.

Justine Tulali | SEO Specialist

I’m Justine Tulali, I have been working for Acute SEO for 3 years now as an SEO specialist. One of the things I love about my job is I get to see the satisfaction of our clients once they see that they are ranking on Google. I also love my job because we also get to see and learn about different types of professions. I am beyond grateful and thankful that I have an opportunity to work for Acute SEO, because not only has it taught me skills, but it also taught me the value of working together, and work-life balance.

In my free time, I manage my bakeshop in the Philippines. I love to spend time with family and friends singing karaoke, hanging out, and just simply watching Netflix.

Franz Bucad | SEO Specialist

Franz Bucad SEO Specialist

Hi, I’m Franz Nils Bucad and I have been working for Acute SEO for 1 year. I’m an SEO specialist. I love working for Acute SEO because it enables me to enhance and develop my skills not only on web design, but as well as finding the right keywords that will best fit our clients’ needs in order for them to be found online. I also enjoy learning new skills which allows me to practice coding again.

On my free time, I like to decorate cakes in the Philippines, moto vlogging, going to different places with my friends, spending time with my family, and coaching students in basketball. 

I am very thankful that I had an opportunity to work for Acute SEO, because it allows me to be able to help my family by giving back to them. I am now able to buy the things that I’ve been wanting since I was a kid. Lastly, I am able to gain knowledge of what search engine marketing is all about.

Andrew Grimshaw | Web Design, Photography & Videography


As a graduate of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, Andrew is well equipped to continue his success in AV production. His work has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, Montell Williams, Dr. Phil and Access Hollywood—to name a few. During his education, Andrew spent countless hours at NBC Universal and in other Hollywood back lots and sound stages fulfilling several different production roles. Here he had the opportunity to work on some of the largest blockbusters, including Fast and the Furious 3. He specializes in all aspects of media, including sound production, film production, and design. His knack for sound engineering and visual eye have earned several awards, including First Place at the Utah Multimedia Arts Festival. Andrew spent his childhood in Southern California and Ohio He moved to Cedar City, Utah when he was a teenager where he operated a full-time recording studio and worked as a lead videographer and sound engineer for local high schools and Southern Utah University. As the technical director for the premiere entertainment group “Acclamation”, Andrew traveled the world producing shows in every type of venue imaginable. He has applied his experience to productions of all sorts, including local, state, and national pageants.

Leo Bragas | PPC Specialist

Leo Bragas is a digital marketing and Google Ads specialist since 2007. He started learning internet marketing as an affiliate. He has an in-depth knowledge about website optimization for conversions and creating USPs to improve and maintain sales/customers for long term.

He also has experience working with North America and Australia Google Ads clients. He already handled almost all types of verticals from local small business to the large scale type of business promoting internationally. From $10/day to $10,000/day Google Ad budget. Optimizing $0.20 a click to $80 a click keywords.

Leo learned his specialties in PPC, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Website Funnel Optimization, SEO and many other internet marketing techniques from scratch, consistent research, online courses and by running his own campaigns as an affiliate.


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