Duane W.

SEO Consultant | Strategist | Copywriter | SEO + WordPress expertise for top search engine results.

St. Louis, MO

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Seasoned SEO Strategist with a solid record of accomplishment in overseeing consultations, strategies, and key projects for clientele. Experienced in managing all stages of strategy, building partnerships, and increasing sales with proactive approaches. Expertise includes current knowledge of SEO best practices and robust organic search strategies that maximize rankings, reach, and revenue. Extensive skills in Technical SEO, SEO strategy, SEO copywriting, and content marketing. Also in WordPress development, maintenance and optimization. I work closely with small businesses to develop and execute search-centric strategies designed to cultivate more traffic, leads, and sales. Need help? Let's Chat! Email: Duaneforhire@gmail.com #seo #seospecialist #seoconsultant #technicalseo #seostrategist #seonearme #seocontentwriter #seocopywriter #webcopywriter #wordpress #digitalmarketingvirtualassistant

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Work experience

May 2015 - Present

Search Engine Optimization Copywriter

SEO Copywriter specializing in pristine copy that attracts the right customers, increases sales, and creates irresistible brands while boosting your search engine rankings. Certified By HubSpot, I work closely with small businesses developing and executing search-centric strategies designed to cultivate more traffic, leads, and sales. •Creates SEO friendly copywriting which converts readers into customers. •Skilled in writing for both humans and search engines. •Advanced understanding of search engine optimization as it applies to content marketing. •Optimizes copy and landing pages for search engine marketing. •Performs ongoing keyword discovery, expansion and optimization.

Jul 2011 - Present

Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Results-oriented digital strategist with a firm background in SEO (search engine optimization) consulting, implementation, strategy, copywriting, and account management. •Responsible for managing all SEO activities such as content strategy, link building and keyword strategy to increase rankings on all major search networks. •Succeeds with interpersonal and communication with senior executives and stakeholders. •Analyzes and acts on data using Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Moz, SEMrush, Ahrefs, Buzzsumo, Screaming frog and other SEO tools with a knack for testing and optimization. •Exceeds in understanding search engine algorithms, ranking factors, and analytical data to prepare for Google algorithm updates. •Adapt at managing multiple accounts while simultaneously producing outstanding results.

Aug 2005 - Present

WordPress Consultant

Detail-oriented WordPress expert with a decade plus of experience in consulting, design, development, maintenance, and security. •Knowledgeable in consulting on WordPress solutions. •High-level communication skills and emotional intelligence.   •Ability to write code in the following computer languages: HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript, Angular, React and PHP. •Advanced understanding of Woo-Commerce, Shopify and third-party e-commerce integration. •Adaptability in diagnosing bugs and support requests. •Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues. •Knowledge of best security, optimization and maintenance practices. •Excellent communication in WordPress training and troubleshooting.

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

Wordpress Developer

Contract WordPress virtual assistant for Advisory Excel. Responsible for helping overload workflow. •Executed WordPress development for various clients. •Advanced understanding of core updates, bugs, and front end optimization. •Implementation of best SEO copywriting and copy-editing of all site content.

Feb 2020 - Aug 2020

WordPress Developer

Digital consulting, branding, development, and copywriting for Mos Mex International, a multi-location logistics company. Consulting with a road map to ensure the best ROI. Update of company logo design for branding. WordPress design & development for mobile users. Web copywriting to assure each page prompts a proper call to action. Six month SEO strategy to boost online visibility.

Jun 2019 - Dec 2019

Air Land & Sea Express

WordPress Developer

Designed and converted outdated website from ASP.NET to WordPress CMS with advanced logistics functionality. •Consulting of client on advantages of WordPress •Demonstrates understanding of best UI/UX practices for desktop and mobile •Ability to adjust WordPress plugins for specific functionality •Implementation of SEO best practices during development process

Aug 2018 - May 2019

Dynamic Transit Company, LLC

SEO Content Strategist

Lead a digital strategist team of two in bringing Dynamic Transit to the forefront of the OTR trucking industry. Provided effective digital consulting, content strategy and WordPress development with SEO implementation for the company's initiatives and goals. •Directed competitor evaluation and analysis while incorporating the best SEO practices to ensure optimal results. •Resolved on-page and back-end optimization of content increasing organic unique visitor reach from 3,000/month to over 70,000/month. •Spearheaded SEO focused content strategy to position the brand as a 'top 3' in the OTR trucking industry increasing truck driver recruitment by over 60% in three months.

Sep 2017 - Feb 2018


SEO Account Manager (remote)

Selected to work closely with the lead SEO project manager on the largest client account of 70 plus domains for Centurycommunities.com. In charge of client retention and SEO audits using SEM Rush, Ahrefs, Moz, Raven, Majestic, and Screaming Frog. •Initiated best search engine optimization practices within each account increasing clients search engine page rank across all major search engines •Managed on-site and off-site SEO for 12 clients, thus advancing front page organic and Google map rankings in a timely matter usually between 1-2 weeks per keyword. •Evaluated and supported websites based on technical factors, on-page analysis, and backlink profiles to summarize the current SEO strength of the site.


Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

Cultivation Capital

Search Engine Optimization Manager

Lead digital consultant, WordPress developer and SEO strategist in the rebranding of Cultivation Capital & Yield Lab the largest venture capital firm in Missouri. The results, Cultivation Capital receiving first page rankings for "venture capital firms St. Louis" within 30 days before their next round of funding. •Succeeded in working directly with company stakeholders to implement core structural changes geared to increase organic rankings and inbound marketing opportunities. •Constructed a 90-day SEO content strategy that raised organic traffic by 55% in six months. •Boosted Cultivation Capital search engine rankings to number one for “st louis venture capital firms” increasing organic traffic from 5k to over 50k viewers per month.

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half

Search Engine Optimization Specialist

In charge of SEO consulting, strategy and implementation for WordPress development of existing or new client websites. Skilled in onboarding clients while walking them through enhancing their online presence through SEO. •Organized and developed on-page SEO strategies enhancing on-site experience on mobile devices. •Honored with developing interactive marketing strategies for 15+ clients improving search engine performance, rankings, and growth resulting in annual traffic increases of an average of 23% per client. •Advanced understanding of latest SEO practices, implementation and WordPress optimization for content-driven websites and mobile users.

Dec 2013 - Mar 2015


Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Lead SEO in charge of increasing search engine rankings through WordPress site conversions. Responsible for SEO consulting, implementation and strategy. •Adept in maintaining on-page and off-page SEO strategies. •Thorough in performing SEO audits and providing detailed reports to management and stakeholders. •Innovative skills in developing and implementing link building strategies for achieving high search engine results. •In-depth knowledge of Google Analytics, Moz Pro, Google webmaster tools, Google keyword planner, MS Word, and advanced Excel. •Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript with a focus on WordPress CMS. •Exceptional presentation and content-writing skills for enhancing the viewers' experience.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2013

Mr. Kustom

Brand Specialist

Soley in charge of all web development, graphic design, art direction, and online marketing campaigns for Mr. Kustom a Chicago based vehicle company. •In charge of designing, developing and relaunching company micro and e-commerce sites. •Effective in executing full-stack website launches specializing in front-end features, and cross-browser compatibility. •Ability to address issues on checkout counter terminations and improved conversion rates. •Creative in resolving design issues through front and back end analysis. •Adaptability in solving multiple server hacks and back-end code issues involving the WordPress core and plugins. •The lead art director on all digital photography, photo illustration, and visual promotions.


Jul 2007 - Aug 2010

G.O.O.D Music

Brand Strategist

Brand Strategist in charge of design budgets, catalogs, brochures, advertisements, posters, and websites for Grammy Award-winning artist Malik Yusef of G.O.O.D Music. •Skilled in managing creative production teams remote and onsite. •Ability to produce creative design and copy in accordance with layout needs. •Established in leading creative & production teams during time-sensitive timelines to deliver promotional materials. •Strategic in revitalizing client products through development while launching promotional strategies and collateral design pieces. •Creative in producing dynamic brand identity systems and advertising campaigns that integrate print, interactive, and social media. •Hand-selected by Grammy award winner Malik Yusef to lead on multiple G.O.O.D music projects requiring creative direction.


2002 - 2006

International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT)

Bachelor's degree, Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

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