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?
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…
We built this free Excel add-on to combine multiple CSV files exported from Screaming Frog into one Excel Workbook, with a table of contents and live hyperlinks throughout the workbook. It saves a LOT of time, compared to manually creating a report from multiple CSV...
We've recreated a fun free tool called GoogleFight that quit working a few years ago, It helped settle the eternal question, "What gets searched for more often, "apples" or "oranges?" Because I consistently have unused API credits with SEMrush, and because the...
I'm not suggesting this is a good time to be asking your customers for reviews, especially since Google announced they won't be publishing any new ones during the pandemic. However, it's still worth pointing out that Google now offers business owners the ability to...
I'm excited to share with you a new tool, that's completely free. Just copy and paste your URL into the box, hit "Go" and you'll see your site displayed on a wide variety of devices.
Over the past few days, we've put up a few Covid-19 statements on client websites. No two of them are exactly the same, but they all do have some things in common. I've also received countless COVID-19 emails from vendors, customers, clients, newsletters, and random...
I got a call from a client today that really shook me. Apparently, one of their employees sent an email to their bookkeeper, asking if they could change their direct deposit to their new bank. The bookkeeper replied to the employee, sending a form to be filled out......