Thursday, June 22, 2006
Welcome to my SEO Blog
First, a little background. I have been doing this for 12 years now. First with KingBloom Design, way back in 94', and then with Mia.Net for the last 10 years.
I started out building web pages for myself and other people in 1994. Simple sites, as the internet was quite simple (almost non-existent, save for us on college campus's). Filters for drop shadow and other cool effects did not yet exist in PhotoShop 1.0, so I would create my images in ClarisWorks, (now known as AppleWorks). There were some pretty unique tricks to creating neat effects, but man did it take some work and ingenuity.
In any event, my experiences building web sites led me to marketing them. In 1997 when we started an ISP called Mia.Net, we had very little money (none) for advertising. Instead I relied on doing what I could to promote (pimp if you will) our web site Mia.Net. Keep in mind, there was no "Google" back then.
Yahoo was king, and linking was the key! Oh yes, even back in 97', linking meant all the difference. Hell, I was using linking in 94' to get my "Rasputin Rocks Homey Page" noticed. The linking that took place back then was among other friends at various universities across the country. Not the link ring schemes or coop linking games, real live links planted amongst those of us that knew each other, or had met and said, "hey, lets link to each other." Back in those days, linking was not primarily the key to getting your site noticed. It was done to make the internet work. You see, without links to sites and links back from those sites, the internet cannot work. It is/was all this interlinking that helped people find their way around the internet. This is how we all navigated the web. Remember, there was no Google.
Anyway, today I utilize my previous experience over the last 12 + years to fabricate new and interesting sites, get these sites ranked and linked well with the hopes of converting my work into revenue. I've become pretty good at it. I am by no means one of those "top earners", or gloating ego maniacs you see on various internet forums. Actually, very few people know exactly what it is I do, how I do it, and what success I have had.
I hope to share what I do, how I do it, and hope that this sharing will help you to be successful at doing what I do.
So sit back, enjoy and learn!
-jer aka "Mia" (Rasputin)