Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Education: B.A. William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS
Interests: SEO, Internet Marketing, Snorkeling, Playing Guitar
My journey into search engine optimization happened by accident. In 2004, I had started an e-commerce store in the drug testing niche. Having commissioned a full scale .Net shopping cart, all I needed now was traffic.
My programmer at the time recommended I retain a prominent SEO guy to help generate organic traffic to the site. At the time, I didn’t even know what SEO stood for. Well, a few weeks in, we had our first sale. By the time six months rolled through, we were the second largest retailer in the United States for our brand.
That was it. I was hooked.
Since then, I’ve broadened my scope into many facets of Internet marketing from Facebook Ads (generating as much as $4,000/day in net affiliate revenue) to general site production roll out.
However, the landscape for SEO has certainly evolved since then, and so has my intensity for it. At night, you will typically find me falling asleep to my SEO training videos, as I’m constantly striving to improve upon my knowledge base.
I currently reside in an eclectic, diverse and quiet area called Grant Park nestled in the heart of Atlanta with my girlfriend, Kia, and our calico cat, Clawdines.
• Has outranked WebMD for keywords with 27,000+ searches/mo
• Has routinely outranked companies and brands for their own company name and brands