Words in a Row is primarily the brainchild of Jere Matlock, a website developer and marketer with about twenty years of experience at search engine marketing. He also consults with many companies on their SEO and marketing.
Jere's daughter, Desi Matlock, is a Google Certified Agent, who personally manages the Google Adwords campaigns and most other marketing campaigns for our clients, as well as being an excellent coder. Jere farms out some of the grunt work of website design to others who are qualified to do it, mostly to youngsters in their 20's and 30's who don't mind staying up into the wee hours to get something done. (They know who they are!) Much of the writing and website development Jere does himself, and he closely supervises and quality-checks everything produced under the name of "Words in a Row". In short, Words in a Row is a loose international network (we have had people working for us in Australia, Croatia, Costa Rica, Italy, Latvia and the UK as well as Florida, Oregon, and California) headed by a benevolent monarch.
We get things done!
Feel free to write to us, or call us at 541-655-0285 during regular business hours (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday). (After hours calls will go to voicemail.)
To send us an email, use the handy form (at the bottom of this page) or click on any of the links to "Contact Us". We won't abuse your email address if you send us an email. Here's our privacy statement.
We offer professional consulting services, professional website design, search engine optimization services to our clients. If you're interested in getting a proposal, let us know. Our waiting list can get pretty long, so please contact us early even if you feel you won't need the service for a few more months.
What we offer:
Put simply, we can help you build a big, complex website if that's what you need. Or we can help you build a normal "brochure" type website that is mobile-friendly and optimized to be found in Google.
You should contact us if you have questions about what to do with your existing website if it isn't living up to your expectations. We routinely fix websites created by others.
Feel free to write or call us at 541-655-0285.
Our waiting list can get pretty long, so please contact us early. We may be a small shop, but we're very busy!
Words in a Row has developed, search engine optimized, and/or marketed the following websites, among many others:
Feel free to contact any of our customers for a referral. (Please do keep it brief--they are busy people!) To make it easy for you, we've set up a References Page.
If you own or market a website, get a free 15-minute phone consultation from Words in a Row.
We always try to give you at least one thing you can do to improve your site in this free consultation, and no-one will twist your arm to buy anything. We really do try to be helpful, and not annoying.
Words in a Row takes its name from a passage in a book by Robert A. Heinlein, "the Dean of Science Fiction." In his book, Glory Road the hero, Oscar, has trouble falling asleep one night. It seems he has an affliction many of us share: he must read something, anything! before he can fall asleep. He asks his companion if he has anything to read; absolutely anything will do: "You know, words in a row."
Jere Matlock has a long history as a writer and published author. He began writing in the '60's and has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, but does not consider himself a reporter; heaven forbid! As any of you working reporters out there know, you are given your story (and its 'slant') by the editor of the paper/magazine. Any 'reporting' you do after that is simply finding out details that fit the editorial slant you are given, based on the affiliations of your newspaper or magazine, as determined by its owners and advertisers. Those facts which don't fit the story line are ignored.
Although the facts as presented in a news report may all be accurate, the truth itself often suffers greatly from this system. Controversy may sell papers or get people to watch or read the "news", but in its presentation often creates tremendous bias against the those doing good work that actually helps people, while building sympathy for the truly evil. Mr. Matlock refuses to participate in this omnipresent scam. If you have led an insular existence and need examples of this, he will be happy to enlighten you.
Jere has also written several books, some of which you can sample and/or buy on our books page.
For the past several years, after a very busy stint working for Warner Brothers, Jere has sought to simplify his life. For almost two decades he lived as a self-described "gentleman rancher" on a timber ranch in Southwestern Oregon, near the Pacific. Being a timber rancher was fairly easy--it mostly involved standing around watching the trees grow. Even though they grow about four feet a year, that got boring very quickly, especially during the long rainy winters. Which left ample time for him to write mildly amusing third-person descriptions of the long, rainy winters--such as this one.
In 2015, Jere began traveling more and now spends a great deal of his time on the road, working on website design and development from a highly mobile platform.
He is also a published poet, but does not thrust his poems upon his friends or the world against its will. For the curious, several of his poems are on this Poetry page on his blog. Warning: You may actually understand them.