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Ross Barefoot
Works at Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Western Colorado
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Ross Barefoot

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The Digital Marketing World is a-Changing, but You Can be Ready

4 training opportunities in Vegas the week of January 9th. SEO Essentials (2-day workshop), SEO Advanced (3-day workshop), SEO Complete (5-day workshop), and our complimentary workshop Tuesday evening, January 10th "What You Don’t Know About Google Advertising Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars."
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/las-vegas-digital-marketers-hit-2017-running-right-seo-ross-barefoot?published=t
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Complimentary Google AdWords Workshop in Vegas Jan 10

Free Live seminar Tuesday evening the 10th:What You Don’t Know About Google Advertising Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars. 90-minutes, register for FREE. Seats are limited.
https://www.horizonwebmarketing.com/event/free-google-adwords-workshop-las-vegas-jan-10-2017/
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Learn how to write the perfect SEO Title Tag: Free Webinar

Our next free SEO Training Webinar is titled "SEO Fundamentals: Writing Page Titles for Rankings AND Conversions." 45 minutes with Q&A. January 4th. If you sign up and can't make it, no worries, we offer the recording for at least 30 days after the webinar concludes.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/877697630960004355?source=social
As soon as you start reading about SEO you run into the crucial HTML title tag. Even SEO beginners know that the title tag is the single most important page element when it comes to creating relevancy for your web page and the best possible rankings for your important keywords. But there's far more to a title tag than just filling it with keywords. Did you know, for example, that a carefully crafted title tag can actually improve your conver...
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Free Sampler Course: Real World SEO Essentials

The full Real World SEO Essentials course is not designed for SEO experts but rather is targetted at business and marketing professionals looking for pragmatic solutions to the challenge of SEO in the "real world" arena of small business. This link is for the free sampler, which is for 3 modules you can take. We'd be interested in observations from those who'd be interested in trying it out.
https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/17963/about
When SEO gets Real it gets useful. Real World SEO distills the latest in search marketing and optimization principles to a format that is understandable to small businesses and professionals and best of all, actionable without spending your life studying SEO. Try the first 3 modules of our ...
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Ross Barefoot

Education & Training  - 
 
The Digital Marketing World is a-Changing, but You Can be Ready

4 training opportunities in Vegas the week of January 9th. SEO Essentials (2-day workshop), SEO Advanced (3-day workshop), SEO Complete (5-day workshop), and our complimentary workshop Tuesday evening, January 10th "What You Don’t Know About Google Advertising Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars."
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/las-vegas-digital-marketers-hit-2017-running-right-seo-ross-barefoot?published=t
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SEM / PPC  - 
 
Complimentary Google AdWords Workshop in Vegas Jan 10

"Free Live seminar Tuesday evening the 10th, ""What You Don’t Know About Google Advertising Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars."" 90-minutes, register for FREE. Seats are limited.
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http://teachseo.co/lv-adwords-seminar
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SEO Workshops in Vegas in January

I'm heading back to Vegas the week of January 9th and will be doing my favorite thing: teaching SEO workshops (yeah, I'm definitely a bit odd). In any case, this link takes you to a LinkedIn Article which gives you a bit more info and signup details.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/las-vegas-digital-marketers-hit-2017-running-right-seo-ross-barefoot?published=t
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Learn the 3 Critical Elements of a Title Tag for SEO

In this free webinar on January 4th I'll be walking through the 3 components of a perfect title tag. (Hint: only one of them is a "keyword.") 45 minutes with Q&A. If you can't make the date or time, sign up anyway and listen to the recording at your convenience. Sponsored by the Search Engine Academy.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/877697630960004355?source=social
As soon as you start reading about SEO you run into the crucial HTML title tag. Even SEO beginners know that the title tag is the single most important page element when it comes to creating relevancy for your web page and the best possible rankings for your important keywords. But there's far more to a title tag than just filling it with keywords. Did you know, for example, that a carefully crafted title tag can actually improve your conver...
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SEO Fundamentals: What's in a Title Tag?

SEO principle number 1 is to "optimize" the title tag of a web page, and that the title tag is the single most important element on the page when it comes to rankings. But there's more to a title tag than simply where you rank. In this Search Engine Academy Webinar next Wednesday I'll be explaining how your title tag can actually impact your sales, positively or negatively.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/877697630960004355?source=social
As soon as you start reading about SEO you run into the crucial HTML title tag. Even SEO beginners know that the title tag is the single most important page element when it comes to creating relevancy for your web page and the best possible rankings for your important keywords. But there's far more to a title tag than just filling it with keywords. Did you know, for example, that a carefully crafted title tag can actually improve your conver...
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Meeting the Challenge of SEO in the Small Business Trenches

Small business is not an environment that caters to the luxuries of perfect implementation and large budget solutions. That's why we designed a course called "Real World" SEO. This link is for the free sampler, and we're looking for feedback on your experience with it.
https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/17963/about
When SEO gets Real it gets useful. Real World SEO distills the latest in search marketing and optimization principles to a format that is understandable to small businesses and professionals and best of all, actionable without spending your life studying SEO. Try the first 3 modules of our ...
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Looking for Some SEO Training Guinea Pigs

We've just rolled out our first online SEO training. It's called Real World SEO Essentials and the purpose is to take a practical approach for small businesses trying to find a good way to learn and implement SEO on their own. Although the course is a for sale item, we're offering the first 3 modules for free in order to solicit feedback. We'd love to get some people willing to go through these 3 modules (about an hour and a half of training), and let us know what they think.
https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/17963/about
When SEO gets Real it gets useful. Real World SEO distills the latest in search marketing and optimization principles to a format that is understandable to small businesses and professionals and best of all, actionable without spending your life studying SEO. Try the first 3 modules of our ...
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Ross Barefoot

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I'll be Teaching a Full Slate of SEO Workshops in Vegas in January

I'm heading back to Vegas the week of January 9th and will be doing my favorite thing: teaching SEO workshops (yeah, I'm definitely a bit odd). In any case, this link takes you to a LinkedIn Article which gives you a bit more info and signup details.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/las-vegas-digital-marketers-hit-2017-running-right-seo-ross-barefoot?published=t
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SEO Consultant and Trainer, Curmudgeon-in-Waiting
Introduction
Ross grew up in the bicycle business, helping his father and brother build up an import and wholesale distribution company that started in San Diego, moved to nearby Santee (in San Diego's East County), and then, in a fit of ambition, moved almost 1000 miles to Grand Junction, in Western Colorado. 

During that time Ross wished he had the VO2 Max of Eddy Merckx, became fascinated by competitive cycling (but never competed), learned Italian and German to do business with companies in, well, Italy and Germany (not to mention Switzerland), and taught himself computer programming.

In 2000 he and his partners sold their business (his brother still works as a bicycle suspension engineer for the buyers) and Ross made the transition to full-time web development, starting a business called FLEXISS Digital Design.  In 2002 he took his first training in SEO/SEM and kept that spark alive while trying to manage programing projects. 

In 2011 he found the challenge to stay current in both fields overwhelming and decided to devote himself exclusively to Internet Marketing, selling FLEXISS and starting the Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy, an associate training organization under the umbrella of John Alexander's Search Engine Academy.

Ross's passion is for teaching, but he'll do consulting as interesting projects and nice people come along. 
Bragging rights
4 children, bicycle industry survivor
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    German, Italian
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Gender
Male
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Married
Work
Occupation
Certified SEO Trainer with Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
Employment
  • Rocky Mountain Search Engine Academy
    Certified Trainer, 2011 - present
  • FLEXISS
    Owner, 1996 - 2011
  • Bicycle Parts Pacific
    General Manager, 1988 - 2000
  • Bicycle Parts Pacific
    Assistant Manager, 1974 - 1988
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Western Colorado
Previously
La Mesa, California - Fort Collins, Colorado - Grand Junction, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado
Best espresso in Grand Junction. Great food and baked goods as well.
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