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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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It Really Is The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!

It Really Is The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!

The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period! Whew! That was a lot more work than I ever imagined. If anyone ever told you that writing a book was REALLY tough, go ahead and slap them for me because that’s a drastic understatement. It’s hard. Very, very, very, very, very hard! And I might be understating that as well. Kudos to all my now-fellow authors out there who have gone through this time and time again. You. Are. Amazing. I started working on my book way back in 2007, only it wasn’t a book. It was a series of blog posts that I then compiled into a free PDF download. That checklist garnered around 10,000 downloads over the years. Last year I began the process of updating the checklist. As it did, my compilation of checklists grew from just over a dozen pages to over 200. I figured that was the stuff books were made of! Continue Reading


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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Good Web Marketing Just Isn’t Enough To Succeed Anymore

Good Web Marketing Just Isn’t Enough To Succeed Anymore

Good Web Marketing Title Image As a web marketer for over 15 years I know the benefits of a good SEO/Social Media/Conversion Optimization/Content Marketing campaign. The number of businesses who have succeeded by implementing solid web marketing campaigns is beyond numbering. But not every business that places a heavy emphasis on SEO succeeds. Sometimes, SEO cannot save your business, only you can! When the Pole Position Marketing Pit Crew begins analyzing a website and starts building a web marketing strategy, we see a lot of things that fall outside the scope of “web marketing” in general. In short, we see a lot of the shortcomings built into the business. The fact is, it’s impossible for us to develop a successful marketing campaign without first understanding, and second, addressing other business issues. While web marketing primarily deals with how visitors find and interact with the site, if the behind-the-scenes stuff is broken, there isn’t an SEO campaign in the world that will make it succeed. Why? Because Google wants to drive people to great sites that people love. Read more - see the full post at Search Engine Guide.


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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How Social Correlation Impacts SEO

How Social Correlation Impacts SEO

  Social Media Many businesses jump on the social media bandwagon for no other reason than because someone told them they need to be doing it. While that may be true, it’s kind of like being told you should stop at the gas station but not knowing if it’s because you need to get gas, grab a quick snack, or use the restroom! Maybe you understand that social media helps improve your rankings. But what does that mean? How does good social media correlate to increased search engine rankings? Let’s take a look at a number of benefits of social media that feed directly into the ranking metrics that search engines use when ranking pages.Continue Reading


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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5 Ways to Sell Your Products By Selling Yourself First

5 Ways to Sell Your Products By Selling Yourself First

5 Ways to Sell Title Image   When a visitor lands on your website, there are two questions they need answered: 1. How does this product or service benefit me? and… 2. Why should I buy this product or service from you? If your site does a good job of answering the first question, congratulations – you’re one step closer to making a sale, but that alone won’t necessarily close the deal. To push the visitor to commit, giving you money in hand, you must be able to answer the second question sufficiently as well. And, even when you’ve done that – you’re not out of the clear yet. Tons of businesses go wrong by focusing on just these two questions. They fill their pages with plenty of benefits, stats and other figures all intended to get the sale, but they leave visitors still asking, “Why you?” Continue Reading


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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How You Can Survive the Online Marketing Onslaught

An overwhelmed marketing expert Being in the web marketing industry for as long as I have been gives me a unique vantage point. One thing that continually amazes me is both the changing nature of web marketing and its remarkable consistency at the same time. In the grand scheme of things, good SEO is still good SEO. What works today also worked in 1998. However, the same can’t be said in reverse, many tactics that SEOs used back in 1998 clearly no longer work today. That’s the consistent part. So what’s changed? Continue Reading


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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21 Things Every Web Developer Should Do

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Ferros Bueller Quote
Bueller, anyone?
If only Ferris knew what was ahead. That quote comes from much simpler, and slower times. With the web and all it’s related technologies, we have seen life change faster than ever. If life was fast during Ferris’ day, it’s at lightning speed now! But the faster life gets, the more we have to slow down to take stock of things. This is no less true in the ever-changing web. But let’s start at the beginning: web development. This is usually the starting point of a business’ web presence outside of social media. Sometimes, in haste to “get going” business owners look for web developers to build their website quickly, cheaply and… wrongly. I think it’s time to slow web development down.To not look at how quickly it can be done, but at the process in which it is done. Hop on over to Search Engine Journal to see the full post.


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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As An SEO Client You Can Push These 5 Things Off Your Worry Plate

SEO worry free zoneWhen you hire an SEO to optimize your website, you want them to be successful. Trust me, in order to retain your business, the SEO will want the same. In order to achieve success the two entities must work together. There are aspects of your business that nobody understands better than you, in the same regard there are details of your optimization campaign best left to the SEO. In my latest post on Search Engine Journal, I share five things, you as the client, should never have to worry about.


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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Questions Every Web Developer Should Ask

businessman checking off a listWhen it comes to websites, there’s a history of disconnect between SEOs and web developers. An SEO is concerned with optimizing usability and site structure. A web developer is concerned with function of code and site design. In order for a website to perform at its greatest potential, the two disciplines must make nice and work together. If the two can work in tandem from conception through the launch of a site, a lot of time and energy can be spared from reworking what has already been done. To help this process go as smoothly as possible, I’ve created a list of questions in my latest Search Engine Land post, 100+ Questions You Must Ask When Developing A Web Site.


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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Your Website Sucks and SEO Isn’t Gonna Help You!

increased sales are more important than rankingsHot tip: SEO isn’t just SEO anymore. You know what I mean? Every day we get new prospects asking us to help them grow their business. Usually they are thinking about how we can help them improve their rankings and maybe assist with social media, since that’s hot right now. What they often completely miss is the big elephant in the room: A website that couldn’t sell ice water in the Sahara desert! Well, guess what? Search engines want to rank sites that people find valuable. If your site isn’t doing a good job of selling the visitors you do get, getting more traffic is pointless. (And getting top rankings will be much more difficult!) But even if you could get the top rankings you want, what’s the point? A few more sales trickling in? How about turning on the fire hose instead?Continue Reading


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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Content Isn’t King Without Having Subjects

Writing Website ContentIs content still king? It depends. If your content marketing strategy lacks other elements of digital marketing, then no. For content to be effective it must be more than just taking up real estate on your website. Are people reading and engaging with it? Does it provide your audience with the information they’re looking for? Find out in my latest post on Search Engine Journal, why, “content is communication, community is a conversation,” matters for the success of your content marketing.


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