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What we offer:
Professional-grade commercial website development, including:
- 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.
- Coding in HTML5, CSS3, PHP7 and MySQLi with emphasis on using the Bootstrap 4 platform for
building mobile-friendly sites with SEO built into their bones.
- Graphic design (which we usually farm out to some terrific graphic artists).
- Consulting on what should go into your website to do what you want it to do; how it should
be built for optimum results.
- 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 20 plus 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 online marketing; via email, social media, paid ads, videos,
websites—the whole gamut of online marketing.
- SEM (Search Engine Marketing) services — such as managing your Google AdWords Account.
We get results!
Put simply, we can build you a big, complex website if that's what you need.
Or we can help you build a "brochure" type website that is mobile-friendly and optimized to
be found on 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.
We may be a small boutique shop, but we're very busy! Our waiting list can get fairly long,
so please contact us early.
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 (aka "gathering sound bites") 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 (aka "the narrative") are omitted.
(Note: I wrote the paragraph above more than 25 years ago. In more recent years this phenomenon
has become known as "fake news". )
Although the facts as presented in a "news" report may 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 those people
doing good work that actually helps people, while building sympathy for the truly evil who harm people.
Mr. Matlock refuses to participate in this omnipresent scam. If you have led an insular existence
and need examples of this, he would be happy to enlighten you.
Jere has also written several books, some of which you can sample and/or buy on our
In 2018 Words in a Row relocated to the Seattle area, where we have been happily pursuing life.
Jere is also a published poet, but does not thrust his poems upon his friends or the world against their
will. For the curious, several of his poems are on this
Poetry page on his
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