What is SEO?

SEO is Search Engine Optimization.

Search engines first launched in the 1990s. Since then businesses around the world have tried to outrank each other in the top rankings of the first page on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines.

My experience in SEO

After several experiments in the early days of the web and taking a few terrible web related classes in college, I launched my first live website in 2006,, to promote my first business: freelance graphic design services.

After looking at my website’s traffic stats, I realized people around the world could view my website.

It was exciting!

I experimented with optimizing specific pages for specific keywords and got to the #1 spot for a few long-tail search phrases.

I was hooked.

Even though I wasn’t getting a lot of traffic, I got a new kind of rush from winning the top spot.

SEO felt like a video game. There were basically 10 winners in a race between billions of pages on the internet, with 1st place getting the biggest reward of the most attention, traffic, and money-earning potential.

Since then I’ve worked with agencies and companies around the world to help them improve their websites, get more leads, and increase sales through search engine optimization.

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SEO Blog Posts

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  • How to get 1,000+ new customers without spending a dime.

    I recently interviewed Chase Bowers on the first episode of the First Customers podcast. Chase is the Founder of Dropified, the 2019 Inc 5000’s fastest growing company in Alabama and #55 in the USA. Dropified is a platform for managing and automating a drop shipping business. It has a 3-Year growth rate of 4,971% with 5.1 Million…More

  • How does social media impact SEO?

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