So, Who Are
You Guys?

jere matlock

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!

How to
Contact Us

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Words in a Row
708 119th Ave E.
Edgewood, WA 98372
Phone: 541-655-0285

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:

  • Professional-grade website development, including:
    • Consulting on what should go into your website to do what you want it to do; how it should be built for optimum results.
    • Coding in HTML5, CSS3, PHP and MySQL with emphasis on using the Bootstrap platform for building mobile-friendly sites.
    • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of websites; our niche for the last decade has been creation and SEO of large, complex, database-driven e-commerce websites.
    • Graphic design (which we usually farm out).
  • An "SEO Analysis" of the state of your existing website's Search Engine Optimization, based on our proprietary SEO checklist of 60 items, put together over the last 18 years and constantly revised to keep up with what's happening NOW in SEO. What you get from us is a step-by-step project of items to do to optimize your website for Google. We'll also give you a proposal for what it would cost for us to do that work for you.
  • Consulting in the field of internet marketing.
  • SEM (Search Engine Marketing) services - such as managing your Google AdWords Account. For the last few years we have managed about a million dollars a year in Google AdWords spending for our clients. We get results!

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!

Use this handy contact form or click on this link to email us. We'll keep any info you send us secure: here's our privacy statement.

Words in a Row has developed, search engine optimized, and/or marketed the following websites, among many others:

  • Miami Condo Lifestyle - Built from scratch in the very competitive Miami real estate market, this database-driven site achieved top placement almost as soon as it went online and has kept it year after year, with hundreds of pages indexed and ranking well at Google. We were then called in to add a Spanish version of the entire site. Check the term "miami condos" at Google - this site will come up on the first page at Google for that term and the name of almost any individual condo in Miami.
  • is always on page 1 at Google and elsewhere for the phrases "Christmas Gifts" and "Christmas gift". This is a WordPress site we optimized and have helped market since 1998.
  • BD Software - Full site design from scratch, and search engine optimization (SEO), for Leor Zolman, the guy who literally "wrote the book" on C Programming. We developed this website based on a graphic design provided by a graphic artist.
  • lien release and assignment software site. We developed this corporate website based on a graphic design from their marketing department. Note we worked with this company for nearly five years, guiding them through the design process for their new website and helping bring this project to fruition.
  • Health Alternatives is a lovely site for a chiropractor, which we developed based on a graphic design provided for us by a graphic artist. (This website sells a lot of its nutrient charts, as well as vitamins and other nutritional supplements.)
  • The The Law Firm of Neal Sobol - we developed this site based off of a Bootstrap template for a very busy law firm.
  • Birds Eye Maple - we built this site for the world's largest distributor of specialty birdseye maple products, with graphic design assistance from Endless Graphics.

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.

It's easy! Call 541-655-0285 now to set up your free appointment or contact us by email to set a time.

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.