I'm tinkering with two apps, they are not released to public yet.
Mom Words Jungle: Android Word Game
Wolf Kutaa: Android Choose Your Own Reading Adventure
What about SEO?
SEO is a very global term. To different people it means very different things. For example, I can create a fully custom website that is completely "SEO Optimized" and then I'm done. Next, your marketing firm will take all of your business's best key words, figure out what key words are being used by your competitors, and advise you to hire them ongoing to create content, whether that content is on Facebook, on a blog, or some other option, and use those key words to "SEO Market" your site. At this point, your developer could be out of the loop, and your marketing and sales team is kicked into gear to manage all of this SEO marketing work.
If you are looking for a developer to do both "SEO Optimization" and "SEO Marketing", you have to consider their strengths. Does the developer want to segue from a strictly code development career into content marketing? Many years ago, I had been in a position of being a developer for an ongoing client who simply ran out of development work and so my boss converted me to SEO Marketing full time. After a year I realized that I had completely changed my career path and I wasn't happy with my new career. I converted my little self right back to coding and allowed him to hire someone else to do his SEO Marketing because it was best for both of us. That meant losing my job, but it was worth it. I love coding, it is my passion. SEO Marketing is fine, I do many varied tasks inside a week, but SEO Marketing 40 hours a week for a year? Not for me any longer.
SEO Marketing strategies have changed greatly over the years as well. The developer can and should be of help in finding an approach that best suits your particular business, and can be of help in finding an honest SEO Marketing team, but I'd let those firms that focus on SEO Marketing full time be the professionals that they are and do this type of work. It really has become a full time gig on its own. If you are a small company that expects one developer to set up and manage your server, take charge of in-house printers and other physical machines, code the entire web site, and SEO Market for you, you will be burning through people. One or more of these areas will suffer because your employee is stretched too thin. Play to the strengths of your people, and your team will thrive. Your business is your team.
What is it I do now mainly and what direction do I want to go?
Custom PHP and ColdFusion web sites have been my main focus. I have also greatly enjoyed creating PDF User Manuals, company documentation, developer documentation, creating and voice-overing videos for training, audio editing, being a go-to for inter-company Tech Support, and creating and editing anything in Photoshop or InDesign (Oh, how I love them both).
I do work with WordPress and other CMS systems (HubSpot, Joomla, etc.) but my ratio up to now has been about 90% fully custom front end and back end coding and 10% WordPress development. Though I have launched many WordPress blogs for many companies, ThingamaCodes, Vincent Martella, and Captain Tony's Pizza sites are the most recent template type full web sites I have launched.
I would like to clarify that I am strong in coding type development, and not IT server setup nor server management. In other words, if you can kick it, I can't help you fix it (because it's machine related), but if you'd like to kick it but can't (because it's code or graphics), there I can help you!
I love this work, I love helping bring others' dreams into reality. It's fun to consider UI for complex systems, and delve into the psychology of how to lay out a page to best utilize and encourage user interaction, and promote user friendliness. Converting design into pixel perfect pages is also my express forté.
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