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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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If you're in the Denver area you have less than 24 hours to register for my free Google AdWords workshop. Wednesday night, 7pm, near Cherry Creek Mall. 90 minutes that are designed to help you save thousands of dollars on Google Ads. That's a pretty good trade. Sign up here: http://teachseo.co/2a9BGuo

BTW, if you're in Vegas we've now set a date for this workshop, it's 9/12 at 7pm. I'll post a signup link soon, or just message me.
This 90-Minute Workshop will be held at the Ptarmigan Office Building at Colorado Boulevard and North Cherry Creek (more details here) (scroll down to register)
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New to Google AdWords? Somewhere in Colorado? This Will be of Interest.
We all know that AdWords can be overwhelming to business and marketing people digging into it for the first time, but I know how tough it was for me to transition from organic SEO to paid search. So if you think it's overwhelming, a) you're not alone, and b) this free 2-hour workshop could be a huge help. Since this is a live workshop, the downside is we currently only have it scheduled for cities in Colorado. More to come if everyone likes it.
https://youtu.be/_Vw8vSHF2B8
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Basic Best Practices for Google AdWords, Free Workshops in Colorado
If you're close to Grand Junction or Denver Colorado, you're in luck. This 2-hour workshop is complementary and highly valuable. Consider it a free sample of the type of training I offer in conjunction with the Search Engine Academy. Click on the link to read about whether the class is right for you or someone you know.
https://www.horizonwebmarketing.com/free-google-adwords-training/
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Tired of Wasting Money with Google AdWords? If You're in Colorado, this Might Help.
Google AdWords can be a great money maker -- or a big money pit. It depends partly on your industry and partly on how you manage your campaigns. This free course is designed for non-AdWords-professionals to teach the basics that keep you from throwing away cash. Workshops are being held in Colorado only for the time being.
https://youtu.be/_Vw8vSHF2B8
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PPC / Google Adwords / Advertising  - 
 
Trying to decide whether you need Google AdWords to reach your audience?
Join us for a free webinar that will help you figure it out. This Wednesday at 11am Pacific Time. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4152783224699326980

In 2015 Google earned almost $68 Billion (US) from ad revenue, almost all of it from their incredibly successful AdWords program. Why have so many savvy companies diverted money from print, radio, and television to advertising with the word's number 1 search engine?
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Belize activities and attractions
This infographic and slide show highlight my favorite things to do in Belize after 35 years of helping to manage a small eco-resort on an equally small private island in Belize. I hope you find it interesting, useful and helpful.
http://www.slickrock.com/8-best-things-to-do-in-belize.html
Want to know the best things to do in Belize? This infographic shows our 8 favorite Belize attractions and activities, along with links for more info
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If you're in the Denver area you have less than 24 hours to register for my free Google AdWords workshop. Wednesday night, 7pm, near Cherry Creek Mall. 90 minutes that are designed to help you save thousands of dollars on Google Ads. That's a pretty good trade. Sign up here: http://teachseo.co/2a9BGuo

BTW, if you're in Vegas we've now set a date for this workshop, it's 9/12 at 7pm. I'll post a signup link soon, or just message me.
This 90-Minute Workshop will be held at the Ptarmigan Office Building at Colorado Boulevard and North Cherry Creek (more details here) (scroll down to register)
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thanks for the information..a must read..
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SEM / PPC  - 
 
Tired of Wasting Money with Google AdWords? If You're in Colorado, this Might Help.
Google AdWords can be a great money maker -- or a big money pit. It depends partly on your industry and partly on how you manage your campaigns. This free course is designed for non-AdWords-professionals to teach the basics that keep you from throwing away cash. Workshops are being held in Colorado only for the time being.
https://youtu.be/_Vw8vSHF2B8
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New to Google AdWords? Somewhere in Colorado? This Will be of Interest.
We all know that AdWords can be overwhelming to business and marketing people digging into it for the first time, but I know how tough it was for me to transition from organic SEO to paid search. So if you think it's overwhelming, a) you're not alone, and b) this free 2-hour workshop could be a huge help. Since this is a live workshop, the downside is we currently only have it scheduled for cities in Colorado. More to come if everyone likes it.
https://youtu.be/_Vw8vSHF2B8
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Basic Best Practices for Google AdWords, Free Workshops in Colorado
If you're close to Grand Junction or Denver Colorado, you're in luck. This 2-hour workshop is complementary and highly valuable. Consider it a free sample of the type of training I offer in conjunction with the Search Engine Academy. Click on the link to read about whether the class is right for you or someone you know.
https://www.horizonwebmarketing.com/free-google-adwords-training/
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Flights to Belize: Useful Rate Information
A table of round trip flight fares from major US cities to Belize for your vacation this holiday season.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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Travel in South America  - 
 
Regularly Updated: Belize Flight Rate Comparison
Slickrock Adventures runs this private island in Belize, but even if you are not going to vacation with them you might want to link to their page where they regularly update flight information.
http://www.slickrock.com/belize-flights-current.html
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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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Currently
Western Colorado
Previously
La Mesa, California - Fort Collins, Colorado - Grand Junction, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado
Story
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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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Married