SEO Resume

Welcome to the SEO resume of Jim Summer. I am an SEO professional. I am passionate about search engine optimization and enjoy competing against other SEO consultants. Being an SEO consultant allows me to follow my passion!

SEO only requires that you follow some basic rules of search engine optimization as recommended by Google. To be a good SEO requires the basics plus the willingness to work at it. To be a great SEO consultant requires ingenuity, patience, cleverness, and perseverance. My SEO resume will point out some of the success I have had with SEO, both SEO for personal sites as well as enterprise level SEO. I consider myself very good with SEO and occasionally follow SEO sites like Marketing Land (formerly Sphinn), SEO Book, and SEO Moz, although I openly admit I won't swear by anything you find on the web, yes... even what Google tells you. I admire SEOmoz for their testing.
If you want the truth about what works, you have to test it yourself.

I won't go into detail here about my approach, SEO theory, or my proven SEO tactics. I am very protective of my intellectual property as I have worked very hard to become a great SEO. I am not new to SEO, but prefer to remain "behind the scenes" as far as public discussions on SEO are concerned. Due to web scavenger's copying my every move... I prefer to save my SEO tactics for private conversations. I will be happy to discuss my SEO techniques in person.

Thank you,
Jim Summer ~ Professional SEO Consultant
http://tentonweb.com/ ~ SEOjsummer@Gmail.com
Next: SEO History

SEO History

My SEO history began as a sidenote to my love for CSS and standards compliant web design as recommended by the W3C... along with some dabbling with ADA compliance and the W3C's WCAG. My resume was the first page I did totally using CSS, that was in 2002 (thank God the same year as Phoenix, now Firefox). By March 2003 my resume was ranking #1 in many search engines for about 5 search terms [resume asp, resume css, resume cold fusion, resume xhtml, resume seo]. Traffic (and phone calls) went through the roof and that gave me the SEO bug. My goal with this resume is to rank #1 for the search term SEO Resume. Because of my development background in ASP/ColdFusion/PHP, I am an SEO that knows code, or a coder that knows SEO. Either way is a win!

I did rank #1 for SEO Resume for quite some time, and quickly [unfortunately] learned that by being #1... well the web is full of scavengers eager to copy you in every conceivable way, stealing your research and effort. My resume was copied many times by many people [calling themselves SEOs] and eventually lost the #1 ranking. I reported all this to Google based on DMCA violations but Google took no action. Although I am no longer #1 at Google for resume seo, I have remained on the first page of results for the past 9 years.

Next: SEO Work History

SEO Work History

Here is a brief look at my work history as an SEO Consultant and SEO Specialist. I have been fortunate enough to work for some GREAT companies and as a result I am not much for job hopping.

Taleo Corporation
2008 - 2011
Taleo Marketing Group:
When Taleo acquired Vurv in 2008, I was retained on the Taleo Marketing Team, largely due to the SEO results I had shown on the Vurv website, as Taleo and Vurv occupied the same space and competed head to head for keywords and thus, search engine rankings.
I became the Lead SEO strategist and one of two web developers for the Taleo Corporate website. I did keyword research and used Google Analytics extensively, as well as provide weekly charts of keyword and competitor performance in the SERPs. I also initiated Taleo's social media presence, beginning with a Twitter account that I created, managed, and posted content relevant to the Talent Management space. Taleo later went on to utilize Flickr, YouTube, facebook, as well as taking over my initial Taleo Twitter account.
I was one of three administrators of the Taleo website, which I co-developed using the open-source CMS, Drupal. Drupal is a very powerful and customizable CMS, found driving sites like Pearl Jam, Jimmy Page (do a view-source, pretty cool), and Whitehouse.gov.
Responsibilities: Lead and pipeline generation from the corporate website. My performance metrics are directly tied to SEO performance which includes performing/using/utilizing keyword research, analytics, social media, site maintenance, and site deployment. Since my original hire with Vurv in 2004, I have always met or exceeded my annual performance goals.
Taleo has continued to outperform year over year profitability, with pipeline being largely driven from website leads. Trailing 12 month traffic continues to increase at the public facing Taleo Corporate Website.
Year over year Q12010-2011, the Taleo website experienced a 229% increase in closed sales deals whose contact orginated at http://www.taleo.com/. This is in the face of the country's current economic situation and is largely due to the increased search engine exposure as a result of my SEO efforts.
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Vurv Technology ~ Vurv was acquired by Taleo July 2008
2004 - 2008
2007 ~ 2008
Vurv Marketing Group:
Joined Vurv's marketing team as Lead SEO strategist and web developer for the Vurv Corporate website. Took the Vurv website off of an ill-suited CMS and hand coded a custom CMS solution in ColdFusion and MSSQL. Within three months I put the Vurv website on the first page in Google, Yahoo!, and MSN for MANY highly competitive search terms. Prior to my SEO efforts, most of Vurv's desired terms were not ranking in the top 100 SERPs.
"I hired Jim as a developer in the Vurv marketing group because of his SEO success in competitive markets. He singe-handedly converted Vurv.com from an overly complex CMS to a custom CMS that was perfect for our needs. Along the way, he implemented a solid SEO strategy and never sacrificed design. The results were fantastic! Vurv.com had top ten results on some of the most competitive terms within weeks. He's calm, cool, professional, and a pleasure to work with. This guy rocks!"
Greg Wineman ~ Creative Director ~ Vurv Technology ~ May 2011
2005 ~ 2007
Vurv Custom Application Delivery Manager:
Managed a team of up to 16 developers delivering customized versions of Vurv's web-based HR Software product. We delivered many high profile sites such as; Alaska Airlines, Goldman Sachs, Boeing, and Bank of America. This involved delivering on many concurrent projects, and working closely with C-Level, Legal, Directors, Implementation Consultants, and occasionally directly with the client. I also had to manage the assignments and dynamics of the team itself; time-off, vacations, reviews, and weekly meetings. My passion for SEO and reputation as "being good with SEO" (as well as being able to show actual results), led me to accept a position in the Vurv Marketing Group mid 2007.
2004 ~ 2005
Vurv Custom Application Group:
Hired in 2004 as a ColdFusion application developer, customizing Vurv's out-of-the-box web-based HR Software product. In less than a year I became the Custom Application Delivery Manager.
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Artifex Business Identity Development
2001 - 2004
I built a variety of websites, initially in ASP, and I later became the only ColdFusion developer in the shop. I was the resident ADA/508 compliance, CSS, and SEO guru. Here are a few of the sites; Storm Bowling, APA Wood, and FAA consultant John Nance.
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Next: SEO Results

SEO Results

Anyone can claim to be an SEO, but let's see the results. That's where the rubber meets the road. Below are just a few of the target terms I have tackled and links to the Google SERPs (search engine results pages), although they perform well in Bing and Yahoo as well. Some are highly competitive, others more niche oriented or localized. Nevertheless, they rank.

Taleo Corporation
URL: http://www.taleo.com/
Target phrase: Talent Management
Google: #3 Bing: #6 Yahoo: #6
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URL: http://www.taleo.com/
Target phrase: Talent Intelligence
Google: #3 Bing: #6 Yahoo: #6
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URL: http://www.taleo.com/
Target phrase: e-Recruitment
Google: #5 Bing: #7 Yahoo: #7
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Jetstream Freight Forwarding
URL: http://jetstreamfreight.com/
Target phrase: Perishable Freight
Google: #1 Bing: #1 Yahoo: #1
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URL: http://jetstreamfreight.com/
Target phrase: Perishable Cargo
Google: #1 Bing: #1 Yahoo: #1
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Jacksonville Surf Camp - Surf Into Summer
URL: http://surfintosummer.com/
Target phrase: Jacksonville Surf Camp
Google: #1 Bing: #1 Yahoo: #1
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Target phrase: Summer Surf Camps
Google: #6 Bing: #6 Yahoo: #6
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First Coast Apartments
URL: http://www.firstcoastapartments.com/
Target phrase: Jacksonville Apartments
Google: #13 (I did SEO for this site in 2005 and have not touched it since, was #5 until around 2010)
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Seattle SEO Company TenTonWeb.com
URL: http://tentonweb.com/
Target phrase: Seattle SEO Company
Google: #5 Bing: #4 Yahoo: #4
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Jacksonville SEO TenTonWeb.com
URL: http://tentonweb.com/seo/search-engine-optimization.php
Target phrase: Jacksonville SEO
Google: #4
* Bing/Yahoo! rank: #2, #5, and #7 - 3 urls/properties on the 1st page for this search term!
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Search Engine Optimization Resume
URL: http://tentonweb.com/resume/resume.php
Target phrase: Search Engine Optimization Resume
Google: #6 Bing: #2 Yahoo: #2
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SEO Resume
URL: http://tentonweb.com/resume/resume.php
Target phrase: SEO Resume
Google: #7 Bing: #2 Yahoo: #2
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Enterprise Level SEO Consultant
URL: http://seojim.com/
Target phrase: Enterprise Level SEO Consultant
Google: #24 Bing: #4, #8 Yahoo: #4, #8
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Enterprise Level Search Engine Optimization
URL: http://seojim.com/
Target phrase: Enterprise Level Search Engine Optimization
Google: #44 Bing: #1 Yahoo: #1
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Next: Contact Information for Jim Summer

Contact Information for Jim Summer

Phone
25three.70nine.555zero
Email
SEOjsummer@Gmail.com
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SEO Jim SummerThank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you! I really can make a positive impact for you or your company.

Jim Summer ~ Professional SEO Consultant
http://tentonweb.com/ ~ SEOjsummer@Gmail.com
SEO Resume

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Jim SummerSEO Consultant
SeattleWA98272
(253) 709-5550seojsummer@gmail.com