Experienced Computer Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Local Area Network (LAN), Training, Programming Languages, and Active Directory Experience.
I graduated from DeVry in 1986 and spent close to 10 years working as a technician at Digital Equipment Corporation and Texas Instruments. In 1987 I bought my first PC, A DEC VAXmate. I was soon dialing up every BBS (Bulletin Board System) in the Dallas/Ft Worth area checking out all the different freeware software. Before I knew it I had a second phone line and was running a BBS which become one of six Fidonet Hubs in the DFW area responsible for routing Echomail
In 1997 launched first website and in 2005 started using wordpress. Most of the sites I build are for my own marketing goals to generate and resell leads. As of 2019 I have narrowed my focus to building niche business directories for clients.
Recently I finished a directory project for POSUSA, which ranks on page one for the most competitive point of sale search terms. The directory has Free and Paid listings utilizing the “pay to have ads removed” model. Free listings carry a form for “comparing POS systems”. When users fill out this form POSUSA receives $200 for the lead. If the owner of a listing doesn’t want the form showing up on their listing then they can upgrade and pay $499 a year. The upgrade removes the Ad, gives them a “dofollow” link to their website. The dofollow link from an authority site like POSUSA alone is worth more than that. The site also uses has a social networking section where users can build traffic to their listing via promoting content of interest to their niche.
Local directories, like the one I built for POSUSA, are a great way to pull in traffic from local searches and develop a community interested in your niche. If you would like to look into how a niche directory can grow your business, contact me for a free consultation.
My latest directory project is Makerspace Directory, which I am building out for Programming Electronics Academy. This site contains listings for Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Coworking spaces, and other creative type workshops. Currently the listings are 100% free as our business model is simply to get more advertising for PEA.
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