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Rob Bertholf
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The long awaited Software as a Service (SaaS) Springboard is now a Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Looking to accelerate the development of your SaaS application? Integrate with the SaaS Ventures "SaaS Springboard" API.
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This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design. Learn more about the mobile-friendly criteria and how it may affect Google's search results by reading our blog post. Learn more about mobile-friendly pages. If you're interested in learning more about mobile sites ...
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A Google patent that describes how Users in Google+ might be ranked, and content items might be scored.
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RB Agency, the leading #wordpress   #modelingagency & #talentmanagement  plugin now supports easy upgrades! #wordpressplugins   Learn more at http://rbplugin.com
Just launched is Version 2.4 which now supports upgrading directly from the WordPress dashboard.  This will now notify you when an upgrade is available and make it…
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9 part online marketing course with University of Hawaii's Pacific New Media program! Register today!
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Great information at literally a penny on the dollar. I'll definitely be recommending this to a lot of my clients.
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"From Sea to Sashimi" Guest posted on @WhipsawsportHI deep sea fishing charter website: http://whipsawsportfishing.com/blog/from-sea-to-sashimi/
Guest post by Rob Bertholf. I recently had the pleasure of going on a deep sea fishing charter with Don Hackman and his crew on the Whipsaw. I had a wonderful experience I will never forget! We started out early in the morning and Don started guiding us to his favorite spots where he is most ...
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This is the first time I have ever publicly shared my Content Marketing tips. The way I start is by conceptualizing content words through a grid concept I created. View it at: http://robbertholf.com/marketing/content-marketings-keyword-plan/
Content marketing is the key for any organization.  Before engaging in content marketing you should map out your topics and keywords. What is Content Marketing? Wikipedia describes it as: A marketing technique of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience – with the objective of driving …
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Sometimes you have to....delete the cookies... #searchengineoptimization  
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Curious what new trends in web design 2015 has in store?  Would love to hear your thoughts and predictions!  
As we step into fourth quarter, much thought is given to finding opportunities for standing out (or simply staying relevant) in the coming year.  Savvy marketers are reviewing web trends and analyzing traffic patterns to gain insight on how to better reach, inform, engage and convert their visitors.  Much of the focus of this analysis Read More...
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Google has been answering queries with its search engine for over 15 years, and has been showing us it can answer questions with facts from its Browsable Fact Repository and/or the Google Knowledge Graph. Might Google at some point bring the two together? To a degree, Google has been merging some results, showing a set …
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Learn how you can optimize your marketing efforts and create a better visitor experience through data driven decision-making.  The old adage 20% of your marketing spend is working but you are not sure which 20% is no longer valid.  Leverage analytics for smarter marketing.  This tutorial walks through web analytics, setting up & configuring Google Analytics, understanding of terms and protips for better performance.
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Honolulu, HI
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San Francisco, CA - Fortuna, CA - Manila, Philippines - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Lackland AFB, TX - Keesler AFB, MS - Trier, Germany - Cluj, Romania - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Surabaya, Indonesia
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Introduction
In the crowded marketplace of search & social experts, Rob Bertholf is literally a cut above the rest. With a #1 Google ranking for "Search Engine Optimization Expert" (SEO) Rob demonstrates how his effective techniques provide results in even the most saturated environments. A seasoned digital pioneer, @Rob sent the first "tweet" from Hawaii and was among the first to bring GeoSocial to Hawaii. A former Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force with 15 years programming experience Rob has written applications used at the Pentagon, has invented/patented a content management system, developed over a dozen WordPress plugins and launched nearly 1000 websites during his career. Rob regularly shares his knowledge as keynote speaker/lecturer for corporate and academic audiences. 

Rob is a professional member of the Social Media Club, board of directors of ClimbHI and consults for SaaS Ventures and StoryManager.
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First Twitter user in Hawaii; Member of the Klout Squad
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Entrepreneur, Social Strategist, Software Developer, Technology Marketer
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Conversion Marketing, Social Marketing, Software Development, Database Architecture, Search Engine Optimization
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  • SaaS Ventures
    Chief Product Officer, 2013 - present
  • StoryManager
    Chief Strategist, 2010 - present
  • Surrounds.Me
    Chief Product Officer, 2013 - present
    Surrounds.Me is a software as a service that provides inspiration and collaboration tools to crowd source social marketing. It makes social marketing for business easy. Part of the Blue Startups venture accelerator that aims to stimulate economic growth in Hawaii.
  • Chapter Three
    Chief Search Architect, 2009 - 2011
    Chapter Three consists of a diverse team of dedicated groups in design, development, architecture and performance using these skills to solve problems. As Chief Search Architect, Rob provided strategies to structure content and internal linking on large sites such as 7x7 Magazine and LegalZoom so that it would be easily indexed.
  • Empowered Internet Solutions
    Chief Executive Officer, 2005 - 2008
    As Chief Executive Officer, Rob grew the company to be Hawaii’s largest web solution provider with nearly 700 clients including the University of Hawaii, University of South Florida, University of Oregon, Dominos Pizza, Budweiser, Jamba Juice, Hickam Air Force Base and six of Hawaii’s Chamber of Commerce websites.
  • Aston Hotels
    Director of Web Innovation, 2003 - 2005
    Managed the web services division providing vision and strategic direction for web technology relating to both corporate and property level internet and extranet applications. Also participated in the re-branding process from Aston Hotels and Resorts to ResortQuest Hawaii.
  • United States Air Force
    Staff Sergeant, 1998 - 2003
    During SSgt Bertholf's tenure in the USAF he developed standardized web server configuration for all US bases in Europe, conceived and developed a specialized Air Force database, saving thousands of man-hours annually. Single-handedly managed all IT issues for 113 people in Kuwait in support of OPERATION Southern Watch. Along with several base level awards, Sergeant Bertholf was selected as the USAFE Communication & Information Professional of the Year for 2000 and 2001, his career field's highest award and is considered highly decorated receiving the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, three Air Force Achievement Medals and a Commendation from the Pentagon's J-3 Directorate, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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The best Thai food!! Nom nom nom
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I stayed at the Staybridge Suites on Yas Island for 6 weeks and it really felt like a second home. The staff was always very courteous and would go the extra mile for you. The breakfast buffet was very nice and had a great supply of fruit drinks and cereals along with the hot food which was just 'ok'. I took full advantage of the gym and usually had it to myself which was a great treat. The pool of Staybridge was very nice, however I recommend going next door to the Crowne Plaza (sister property) as the pool is larger and there is a wet bar. The bartenders there remembered my name by my 3rd time at the bar, nothing better than soaking in the cool pool on a hot day arms reach of a drink :) What was really nice about the adjacent properties is you could charge room service to your room from either location. Also on the Crowne Plaza property was a great restaurant/bar which always had lots of friendly patrons always up for a conversation. There are also several other hotels on Yas Island just a few steps away, also a few steps away was the racetrack. Outside of that, you need to drive to go to any other destinations. Really great experience!
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The hotel seems to get a lot of negative reviews, for its location and price you could do a lot worse. It would not be my first choice if I had options but I am staying during Rio+20 where literally every hotel is booked. There are a lot of positives, even though the rooms are dated they are clean and are comfortable. The electrical outlets are 110/220 which is very convenient for my American electronics and all of the basics are covered. The beds have a low thread count sheet and no blankets on the beds, but you wont need them as the A/C has the nobs pulled off and only runs on what seems to be a fan only. The charge for internet is R$15 per day, however if you go to the lobby and connect to the wireless for free, you can then come to your room and continue to browse at no charge (no, I am not cheap, I just HATE paying for the internet!) The rooftop pool has an amazing view, you can see Christ the Redeemer statue from the rooftop which is an awe inspiring view. There is also a limited gym which is a nice amenity. The location is just a few blocks from the beach and there is a supermarket across the street as well as many other shopping options. The low income housing surrounds the hotel, but it does not feel unsafe. So... here is the reason I rated the Service terrible and also a word of warning. When I checked in, they actually checked me into a room who already had guests, they were out at the time but I had access to their room with the keycard they gave me and all their belongings were spread out. Naturally I just left and confronted the front desk staff, but I am worried that someone could access my room and steal my electronics or other. To reinforce my fear, the next day my keycard stopped working, I went down and let them know the room number and they keyed me a new card without asking for ID. There is no safe in the room, so ... bring valuables at your own risk.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Best sushi in Hawaii! Yes, that is a big statement, but visit Rakuen Lounge in downtown Honolulu and you will have to agree! This is a real hot spot with great drinks (large sake selection) attractive bartenders and a great locally minded owner. By far my favorite downtown hangout!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I only stayed for a few nights before transferring over to Yas Island, really was a great experience, everything from the lavishly comfortable beds, delicious buffets and attentive staff. Great spot for checking out all that Abu Dhabi has to offer.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
All my friends seem to love the Pineapple room, the various times I have been the food or service was spotty.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago