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?
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”, ao 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…
The problem of fake website traffic has been annoying us for years now, and there’s no end in sight. After reviewing about a dozen client accounts for July, I’ve found 16 more suspicious domains to add to my Google Analytics referral spam exclusion segment...read more
Today I got an email from someone telling me that their BBB seal was disappearing when someone hovers over it. I then looked at their site, where I saw that yes, sure enough, it the logo completely disappears when the mouse is hovered over it. I decided to get the...read more
I am unable to associate any Google Analytics property with any Google Search Console accounts. I simply get an error message reading “You don’t have Edit permissions to this Google Analytics property” for all domains in all accounts, and it’s...read more
After reviewing the June statistics for 13 clients, there were only six more suspicious domains to add to the segment this month. The domains that have been added are: site-auditor.online law-enforcement-dd.xyz slow-website.xyz fix-website-errors.com...read more
The tool below answers the nagging question, “Which phrase get more searches, ‘accident lawyer’ or ‘accident attorney’?” and it will do it for multiple phrases at a time. Google used to offer the ability to get search volume for a...read more
In March I speculated on Twitter that the Google analytics referral spam referral spam problem might be solved. At the time, lots of people agreed with me, and things stayed pretty clean through the first part of April. Did @googleanalytics fix the referral spam...read more
As of now, it looks like this may be the last update needed. Last month I only needed to add six domains to my referral spam blocking segment, and this month there were even less. Going through the referral stats for nearly 40 client websites, I only found two...read more
One of the most useful tools I ever had built was a “keyword multiplier.” It lets you enter some keywords, along with some variables, and it multiplies those variations into a long and complete list of phrases. Up until yesterday, the tool would return...read more
Enter your business name and zip code, and you’ll be taken to a secondary screen. From there, you’ll add your single most important keyword or phrase, and select your business form the the listings we find. For a brand new business, you can add your name...read more