It’s no secret that every business needs to consider SEO and online marketing. But as a business owner, we also need to balance the realities of cash flow and operations. For many years, the tension between what is needed and what can be afforded has lead small businesses to avoid investing in their online growth. I started Strider with the goal of helping small business flourish. I love the passion you have for your work, the love for your customers, the absolute thrill of doing what you love in order to help someone else. That’s why we’ve always held ourselves …
We’re just a few weeks away from one of the floral industry’s biggest events, the 131st annual convention of the Society of American Florists. Held at the Ritz Carlton on beautiful Amelia Island, Florida, the convention will assemble hundreds of floral leaders for three days packed with educational sessions presented by 48 experts. Two of those experts are industry leaders very familiar to Strider/Florist 2.0 fans:
I recently had the pleasure of authoring an article on email marketing for Florists’ Review magazine. You can read the article on the Florists’ Review site, or in print in their February ’09 issue. Discussion on the article continues on the Florist SEO blog.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nathan Ketsdever of the Creative Fusion Media blog. Nathan is running a series of interviews with Christian SEOs. Check out his blog and drop some feedback. I’ll be watching the comments
With so much of our work at Strider being tied to the floral industry (I’m a fifth-generation florist, I can’t help myself!) it only seemed natural to start a new blog to support our work in that area.
It was almost a month ago I sat down with our two children, Wesley and Jaedyn. We needed to decide what to do for Ryan for Father’s Day. We talked about all the things Daddy “loves.” Among the list were hockey, hockey fights (thanks Wes) and ‘puters (thanks Jae). With that knowledge in hand I went to my computer to do some research. Hockey season is finished by now… I’m not up for any hockey fights… so that left us with ‘puters 🙂
It’s Strider on the Go! We have a busy two months ahead of us. As if launching a new business, moving into a new office and winning an international SEO contest weren’t enough to keep us hopping, there are three SEO events coming up where Strider team members will be attending.
The newly formed Strider Inc. captured the Grand Prize in the annual Bruce Clay Inc. Charity SEO Contest. The winning submission was a proposal to optimize the website of The Elisha Foundation, a charity supporting families with disabled children. Toronto, ON February 26, 2008 – Toronto based online marketing firm Strider Inc. has been awarded the Grand Prize in the annual Bruce Clay Inc. SEO Charity Contest. The contest paired SEO companies with a charity of their choice, and the winning proposal was selected by the team at Bruce Clay Inc.
Being a bit of a perfectionist, I was hesitant to launch striderseo.com until we had things “just right.” Our logo had to be finalized, content drafted and refined, website layout and structure designed … there was much to do! Two things happened to change all of that.
It doesn’t seem like 14 years since I was first introduced to this thing called “the internet.” It really doesn’t. I was a high school kid working part-time for a computer shop that ran a dial-up bulletin board service. The guys running the bulletin board gave us email service through Pine, and that was how it started. Soon their business grew into the largest privately owned ISP in Canada, and I can say “I knew them when… “