I began selling software online in 1999, and I began helping others with their sites as an internet consultant in 2002.
I’ve worked in dozens of industries, and on hundreds of websites, ranging from large online retailers to single location local businesses.
I offer a free introductory phone call, to give you an honest evaluation of your situation, with no strings and no sales pitch.
Are You a Local Business?
Scans the internet by your business name and zip code, and shows a visibility score for Google, Yahoo and Bing. You then get access to more details covering local citation pages, local search, business directories, social media, a reputation section, and even an on-page SEO report, all for no charge at this time.
As an Internet Consultant…
Years ago, in my mind I used to separate “Search Engine Optimization” and “Internet marketing”, actually believing that the latter meant strictly “paid listings”, as in pay per click or banner ads.
Back in 2004 I wanted to specialize ONLY in organic SEO, but over the years I came to realize they were inevitably intertwined, and that any balanced campaign should include Pay Per Click advertising to at least “bridge the gaps”.
Nowadays, especially on mobile and tablets, the ads have become so prominent that users often have to scroll one or even two swipes past ads and Google Maps locationsbefore they even see the #1 organic listing.
“Search engine optimization” and “Internet marketing” have never been more closely aligned than they are at this point in time, and that’s why I became a Google Partner.
My History in Search:
I first began selling software online in 1999, then tinkering with pay per click advertising in 2001, while building a computer software and hardware business.
One day while visiting a law firm (that had had found me on Yahoo for “computer repair”), we started discussing Yellow Page advertising and Internet marketing. I ended up putting a pay per click campaign in place for them, and within just hours began having success.
In 2004, I began appearing on the front page of the search engines for some generic search terms like “internet consultant”, so I decided to put all of my attention into search, and gradually exited the other areas of my business, so I could focus exclusively on search marketing.
Search Commander, Inc. became my operational business name, and today I work with companies in multiple countries helping maximize their internet visibility through a combination of paid and organic search marketing.
I’ve developed a unique method of helping you in the ways you need most, to work in harmony with your existing staff however large or small they might be.
My Recent Blog Posts…
These are the slides from my Pubcon presentation about Google tag manager, that I gave on on Wednesday, November 8th in Las...read more
If you are in charge of your companies marketing, there is going to be an event next week in SE Portland, that you can't afford to miss. All you have to do is show up at any time throughout the day, and help will be available for whatever you need. What: A round-robin...read more
Update 10/24 - This morning there's a warning. It comes up when you begin filling out the form. It's small, but it's there. Was it there when I wrote this? I don't know, but it's definitely there now, so this post is irrelevant. I don't know about you, but I put a...read more
Unless you run one of the SEO toolbars in your browser, or you follow Googles instructions, the easiest way to see Google's cache of a particular page is to simply copy / paste this, directly in front of your the URL in the address bar....read more
I was contacted this morning by someone looking for SEO services, and the first thing I noticed while we were on the phone, was that when I searched for what they said was their most important keyword "house DJ", I couldn't see the number of competitors. There was...read more
***Update 10/2/17**** - Yelp is AGAIN showing ads for competitors. Better check your own page if you're paying them... I still think my August post about this should have made the national news, after I showed that Yelp was charging businesses to remove competitor...read more
Wouldn't it be great if there was a WordPress plugin that would let you give people a way to easily leave you a review at their preferred service? For example, if I could fill in my profile links in the back end, and then just use a shortcode to display them for you...read more
Different from Google Analytics, Google business listing Insights shows local businesses where customers find them on Google, and also shows various customer actions, like requesting directions, phone calls and views. However, since August 16th, the photo views seem...read more
Starting in October of this year, the Google Chrome browser (62) will be showing your visitors a “NOT SECURE” warning, when users try to enter any text into a form on your website that isn't protected by an SSL certificate. How do I know? Because email warnings...read more