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.
Search Engine Optimization? Search Marketing? Organic? Paid Ads? Local Search?
No matter the size of your team, I can add strength to weak areas in a variety of ways. Check out my rates, and feel free to schedule an introductory call.
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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.
In 2007 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…
Techsmith claims that I have to buy new software in order to be able to "share to Twitter" from my licensed Snaggit Version 11, but I found their original add-in file, and it works just fine. When old software stops working on new versions of Windows, it's...read more
Ever heard of two scripts called lnkr5.min.js and lnkr30_nt.min.js? I hadn't either, until I had a client whose website kept getting hacked. It took a while to figure out what was happening, but eventually we found that every time one particular person made an edit to...read more
Have you ever been buried in spam emails for a short time, maybe a couple of hours, or overnight? Do you know why the happened? What you see below is spam e-mail arriving at a rate of about 25 per minute, or a new one every couple of seconds. Obviously this is...read more
As of May 25th, 2018, visitors to this website arriving from EU countries began receiving this cookie notice upon entry... Showing this notice in the United States is not (yet) required by law, so we're not forcing it upon anyone else*. It's only showing...read more
We've all been hearing for a long time now about the mobile first index from Google and they announced in March that it was going to begin. "Mobile-first indexing" means that when it kicks in for your website, then Googlebot will use the mobile version of your site...read more
If you've had your website for more than three years, Google is taking away a major ability to do analysis, if you don't check a certain box, by the end of the day TODAY. Those aren't my words, they come from a video I just watched by Jeff Sauer Depending on how you...read more
In the past week, not just one, but two of my clients pointed out things they've read online, which say that Google cannot index the text in tabbed or expandable elements. The first client phoned me last Friday concerning an FAQ page that we had built for...read more
There seems to be a brand new Google feature for local businesses that I just ran across, called an "Offer Post", that should be available in most accounts now. To access it, log into Google My Business and go to the dashboard of your business, by clicking the tile...read more
Just like you, all this time, I've always assumed that posting on a Facebook business page would "reach" a certain number of people. Over the years we've seen that number decline, and there are are variety of reasons people have long been saying that organic reach is...read more