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Free PDF Download: A beginners guide to web usability.

http://elite-strategies.com/downloads/web-usability-guide.pdf

Enjoy!

#usability #UX #CTR #bounce  
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Social Media Ghostwriting: Unethical or Efficient

Tons of celebrities and influencers have social media ghostwriters, is this wisely efficient or highly unethical?

#social #ghostwriting #efficient  
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Just call me Elite's ghost-copy editor!! 
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A beginners guide to web usability

If you are new to web usability, it is a totally different world than web design. Check out this beginners guide, it will open you to a totally new world!

#UX #UI #usability #userexperience #bouncerate #CTR  
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8 Menacing UI Errors that can Murder Your Bounce Rate

I searched through about 30 different government websites to find the worst of the worst in user interface mistakes. Some of these are as simple as increasing font size, others are ingrained into the websites design framework.
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+Joel Klettke talks about the trials and tribulations of running a content team.

Personally I have found the best way to go about this is to get as many buffers between you and the client as possible.

Mainly this means more workers, but it can also mean systems (tools, project management, CRMs etc).

Great read for this evening.
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"I solemnly swear this is good stuff"

Chances are if you are following me you have heard this phrase before on ibound.org. It has also become my personal mantra as I exist on social networks day to day.
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A beginners guide to web usability

If you are new to web usability, it is a totally different world than web design. Check out this beginners guide, it will open you to a totally new world!

#UX #UI #usability #userexperience #bouncerate #CTR  
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Backup, backup, backup.

That is my only advise to anyone, anywhere on the web.

Nothing else matters.
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SEO at Elite Strategies, Llc
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SEO, buzz campaigns, PPC, social media, design, etc
Employment
  • Elite Strategies
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Elite Strategies is an internet marketing agency located in Delray Beach, FL.
  • GlassPro
    Owner, 2004 - 2006
    Installed and replaced new glass in broken windows aka "reglazer"
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San Diego, FL - Washington DC - Ashland, PA - Tiajuana, MX - Philadelphia, PA - Great Lakes, IL - Havre De Grace, MD
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organic search engineer
Introduction
Patrick Coombe is the founder of Elite Strategies Llc an internet marketing agency based in Delray Beach, FL. Patrick manages the day to day operations of Elite Strategies but spends most of his time developing customized organic ranking strategies for their clients.  Patrick is a veteran of the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Boxer, he is an avid programmer and overall internet marketing enthusiast. 

About Me
I am happily married and am the proud Father of a 2 year old boy. I'm definitely an introvert. I really like people, but I do prefer to be alone. I'm more comfortable behind a keyboard than I am at a bar or a club.

I have 2 chihuahuas that are completely insane, and I love them.

 My non-work hobbies consist of:
  • wood working
  • leather craft
  • photography
  • electronics / PC stuff / Linux / Android

However I am very lucky in the fact that my favorite hobby is also my job: SEO.


My Job / Work

I work really odd hours.  Generally I wake up at around 11am and am in the office by noon.  I work with my crew in the office till 5pm then go home for family time till around 10pm. From 10pm till 5am is where I get the bulk of my work done.

I love working at night.  There are no distractions, phone calls, crying children, appointments or anything like that.  I get in more work during the 5-10 hours I work overnight than most people do in a week.

I'm the CEO of our company, but I co-run the company with my wife. We work really well together mainly because we stay out of each others way.  I've learned enough about relationships over the years to know that spending too much time together can put a strain on your relationship.

Blogging

I used to blog because it was "good for SEO" but recently I found out that I really love to write. Actually, I love to research. Writing is normally the end result of a process if that makes sense.

I try to do 2-3 posts per week on our company seo blog but I also try to do outreach and guest posting as well.

White Hat vs Black Hat

I am a scientist at heart, so when I first discovered SEO I tried many different tactics. Over the years through seeing hundreds of penalized sites through my colleagues and my own experimentation I've established myself as strictly white hat.

I am a white hat SEO for several reasons:

  • I keep ethics at the forefront of not only my job, but my life.  Violating the TOS of Google is not something that makes me feel good as a person.
  • 90% of the SEO I do is for my clients. It is not right to gamble with other people's websites.
  • It works.
  • SEO that goes against Google's guidelines is just not a long-term strategy.

I've also found over the years that SEO's group themselves into different categories amongst ourselves.

Bragging rights
I have never caused or been in a car accident
Education
  • McCann School of Business
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2001
  • US Navy
    IT Systems, 2001 - 2003
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