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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Happy Holidays from StepForth

Happy Holidays to all our friends, clients, colleagues, family, and everyone we know!

In order to spend some quality time with our families this holiday season, StepForth will be closed on Thursday Dec 24th, Friday Dec 25th, and Friday Jan 1st.

We want to wish a safe and happy holiday season to everyone.

Best wishes, and good luck in 2010!


StepForth Web Marketing is excited and proud to announce that on Tuesday, Ross Dunn, StepForth Web Marketing CEO/Founder was named as one of two finalists in the 2009 Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in the category of “Young Entrepreneur of the Year(pdf).

The award “honours a business owner or founder under the age of 35 who has excelled in business; exemplified leadership and entrepreneurial skills; and demonstrated exceptional vision that has contributed to business success”. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place April 21, 2009 at the Fairmont Empress. Read more…


December 9, 2008

StepForth Web Marketing Announces Limited Time Offer for Free PPC Account Review

Save time and money with a FREE assessment of your Pay Per Click campaigns. Our PPC specialists will look at your paid marketing efforts to get a sense of overall performance and account management patterns. We will identify a number of key issues which, if focused upon would go a long way towards improving the long term value of your advertising spend. Read more…

Last week’s Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose was awesome! The content was exceptional – a cut above previous conferences – and the parties were a blast. To drive all of this home I invite you to check out the photos from the conference that I posted a few minutes ago.

A number of the photos include the following SEOs that you may know: John Carcutt, Darrell Long, Matt McGee, Andy Beal, Lisa Barone, Loren Baker, Leif Nissen, David Snyder, Jeff Quipp, Jennifer Osborne, Jeremiah Andrick, Daron Babin, Chris Boggs.

There are more photos to come too but for now enjoy!

by Ross Dunn, CEO, StepForth Web Marketing Inc.

Happy Canada & U.S. Independence Day to our Friends and Clients both North and South of the border.

In order to best serve our current and future clients StepForth will remain open through the two statutory holidays next week.

On Canada Day (Tuesday, July 1st), our office will be open during regular business hours, 9:00-5:00 PST with a limited staff, and being the Canadians that we are, since we do not celebrate Independence Day up here, we will operate during normal business hours, with our regular staff complement for the Fourth of July.

We wish everyone a fun and safe time with their celebrations and respective days off.

We are proud to announce that StepForth is once again rated one of the best blogs on the net by the BIGLIST of Search Marketing Blogs. Created and managed by respected web marketer Lee Odden of TopRank the BIGLIST is a comprehensive list of the best marketing blogs online – at least it is now that we are on it 😉

All joking aside the StepForth team is proud to be recognized for their writing efforts in the search marketing space and plan to continue delivering the best work we can – or not at all. And of course I would be remiss if I didn’t stress that the StepForth SEO News Blog is comprised of articles from more than just myself – our team rocks!

Here is the entry as it is shown on the BIGLIST:

StepForth SEO News Blog – (Welcome back!) Since 2003 the StepForth blog has covered a range of search marketing industry news and sets a great standard for SEM blog writing. Kudos to Ross Dunn for a great job.

If you haven’t subscribed to our blog feed yet or our weekly SEO newsletter then just check out the links below to see what all the hoopla is about!

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Welcome to the World Emma!

With great joy the staff at StepForth want to welcome into this world Emma Marnie Van Achte, the newborn daughter of Scott Van Achte; our Senior SEO at StepForth and friend.

Emma was born March 03, 2008, 5:54pm, at 7lbs, 8oz

Congratulations Scott and Lyndsay! You have an absolutely gorgeous baby girl and we can’t wait to meet her and spoil her silly :-)

Here are more pictures of Scott and Lyndsay’s long awaited day.

Lots of love from your
StepForth family.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

StepForth Article Nominated for SEMMY

2008 SEMMY NomineeI am pleased to say, although I am a little late finding out, that my article “How Glossaries and FAQs Can Improve Search Engine Rankings” was nominated for a SEMMY (Search EMMY). I wish I had known sooner so that I could have spread the news earlier but just the same I feel honored; it is nice when work gets a little link love and additional attention.

By the way, Matt McGee deserves a big thanks. Creating the SEMMY’s is a brilliant way to acknowledge all of the writers out there that work hard to produce quality content. Thank you for your hard work and vision.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

40 Languages for Google Custom Search

StepForth has used Google’s custom search for nearly a year now to allow a powerful but free search option for our website. Well it turns out Google’s custom search is now available in 40 languages according to the a posting today at Google’s Official Blog:

“Today, we’re pleased to tell you that the Google Custom Search platform is available in 40 languages, in close to 80 countries worldwide. And now you can search your Custom Search engine (CSE) in the language of your choice. We hope to see more people creating useful CSEs — we want to see more colo(u)red beams on the globe!”

Read on…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Vampires are in Your Home!!

an unrelated but sadistic looking vampire kitty!!!You heard me right! There are items in your house ‘sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets’. The items I speak about are the ones in “standby mode”, such as your computer or any type of electronic waiting for the touch of a hand to fire it up. This includes rechargeable and trickle charge devices for cell phones, tools, toothbrushes, and any idle appliance such as an oven, dvd player or microwave that displays a clock.

An average household in the US will pay an additional $200 per year due to electronics on standby which is why The Vampire Slayer Act of 2006 has been approved by the California Assembly.

For ways to conserve energy I found this site to be of value and informative.

As for vampires in your home, they may be the ones shouting “Trick or Treat” at your door tonight.

Happy Hallowe’en from all of us at StepForth!

by Anita Sperrer, Office Manager

Ps. The picture of the kitty was added by Ross because… well a picture of a vampire kitty just seemed to work in his crazy Halloween-filled mind.