I began selling software online in 1999, and I began helping others with their websites 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 website or your team, I can add strength to the weaker areas of your company marketing in a variety of ways. Check out my rates, and feel free to schedule an introductory call.
Are You a Local Business?
This review tool 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 view more details covering your website, local citation pages, local search, business directories, social media, a reputation section, and even an on-page SEO report, all for no charge.
As an Internet Consultant…
I’ve established relationships with multiple businesses over the years, who have found it far more economical to have an ongoing communication with me, as opposed to paying the salary of a digital marketing manager or management team.
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 locations before 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, about the same time I wrote my first article on search. Then I began tinkering with pay per click advertising in 2001, while building a computer software and hardware business.
One day while visiting a customer who 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…
This morning Google killed off access to the "old" Webmaster Tools interface in Google Search Console, and with it, they've removed convenient access for two needed tools. If you've been poking around trying to find them, you're not the only one, and a lot of people...
A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from someone claiming to be Chistyan Duran, and he was interested in renting our Mexican timeshare that we bought 20 years ago. The company was a familiar name, Remax Realty, and they were based in Eden Prairie Minnesota. While...
For quite a while now, I've had issues adding properties to Google Search Console. Not every time, but often. It's actually been going on for months, and it's gotten a lot worse lately. Verification with Google Analytics used to work pretty well for a while,...
If you have a service area business with your street address hidden, and you serve customers in more than just your immediate area, there's good news... Google is now allowing you to expand the service area in your Google My Business larger than a 300 mile radius....
Up until a few weeks ago, there was an option inside of YouTube to embed a video on your website without showing related videos at the end, which were often from competitors. The process was somewhat hidden, but at least it was an available option. When you went to...
These are the slides from my Pubcon 2018 presentation, given in Las Vegas NV, October 17, 2018. The WordPress plugin that I demonstrate is called WP GDPR Fix.
I've had this free plugin available for years, and we just updated to version 4.0. There are paid plugins that don't work as well as this one, saving even the most experienced WordPress admins 20 to 40 minutes on each installation.
For the third year in a row, I am excited to be one of the judges for the US Search Awards, which will be presented at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. I'm judging in just three of the 33 categories, all listed here and Wednesday...
A new email scam has surfaced over the past couple of weeks, telling people that their WordPress Database needs to be updated, and providing a link. This is no different than other phishing email scams that are out there, hoping to catch some of the millions of...