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Larry Williams

Houston, TX



A results-driven professional with 15 years experience with an emphasis in online marketing, SEO, SEM and web analytics seeking an opportunity to impact and grow a company’s productivity.

Employment Experience

eVariety Company 1/06 – 1/10

Online Sales & Marketing

  • Sold antique and collectible items through customized eCommerce websites, maintained a 100% positive customer service rating and shipped more than 70% of items within 10 days of posting.
  • Utilized search engine optimization (SEO) methods and strategies to improve SERP rankings for multiple websites using tools including Google Webmaster Tools, SEOQuake and Web CEO.
  • Created and managed pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns using Google AdWords to generate traffic and grew sales using keyword ads, as well as multiple blog and website placements.
  • Increased ROI by adjusting multi-channel advertising budgets based on web analytics reports generated by Google Analytics, Omniture Site Catalyst and Google AdWords.
  • Created promotional links using HTML tags, Java widgets and RSS feeds on multiple websites, blogs and social media networks including Facebook, Google Buzz, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Professional Achievements

  • Inbound Marketing Certified Professional – HubSpot, 6/10

§        Manager of three (3) Presidential Award recipients

§        Manager of one (1) Chairman Award recipient

§        Quarter-Million Dollar Producer Award*

§        Top Five Producer Award*

§        Rookie of the Year Award*

§        Member of Top Three Blended Services team*

* Texas Association of Personnel Consultants / Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants


Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Arts – Communications / Marketing – 1993

Additional Skills Addendum

Optimization / SEO

Developed site content, researched competitor’s sites and chose the most effective keywords using tools including Google AdWords, SEM Rush and Google Insights for Search.

Performed site analysis and review of SERP rankings, page content, layout, links and site speed.

Researched and utilized new SEO tools and techniques and submitted site maps and optimized pages.

Marketing / PPC

Managed ad placements, networks, ad budgets and analyzed CPC, CTR and CPM.

Developed marketing initiatives and strategy involving content, positioning, pricing and promotions as well as utilized Google Merchant Center by creating data feeds via RSS.

Improved online ad campaign performance by adjusting content and keywords and set up secure customer payment options using PayPal and Google Checkout.


Analyzed detailed traffic reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), geo-mapping and CPC using Omniture Site Catalyst, Google AdWords, Google Analytics.

Analyzed and improved SERP rankings, page traffic reports, traffic sources, content drilldowns, landing and exit pages, average time per visit and bounce rates.

Adjusted item prices and descriptions, page content and layout, as well as ad budgets, keywords, locations, networks and scheduling based on analytic reports and market research.


Inbound Marketing Certified Professional – HubSpot, June 2010

HubSpot Inbound Marketing University (16 online courses)

Social Media Optimization is the New SEO – HubSpot

SEO Strategies for Corporate Web Sites – Omniture

Marketing and Advertising Using Google – Google

Business Internet Marketing for Facebook & Twitter – HubSpot

Google AdWords Certification program – Google

11 Tips to Improve Your SEM Campaigns – Omniture

Omniture, Testing and Web Site Optimization – Omniture


Software / Applications: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, IIS SEO Toolkit, SEOQuake, SEM Rush, Web CEO, Google Chrome SEO, Google Webmaster Tools, Omniture Site Catalyst, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, Google Insights for Search, Google Merchant Center, Google Trends, Google Talk, Google Voice, Google Wave, Abobe PhotoShop, Picasa Web Albums,  Blogger, WordPress.  Balsamiq Mockups,  Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Visio

Social Networks:  Facebook, Google Buzz, LinkedIn, Twitter

What is the Emerging Web Technology Stratosphere?

How can I possibly keep up with the most relevant “beta” and “latest releases” to stay on top?

Here is a quick list of the basic ABC’s for 2010 Techies:

  • Analytics
  • Blogs
  • Cloud
  • Debug
  • ECommerce
  • Flash
  • Google
  • Holistic
  • Ipad
  • JavaScript
  • KPI
  • Link bait
  • Metrics
  • Netbook
  • Opensource
  • PPC
  • Query
  • RSS
  • Social Networks
  • Twitter
  • UI
  • Viral
  • Wiki
  • XML
  • YouTube
  • Zip

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A week and a half ago, we highlighted numbers from StatCounter that demonstrated that Google was losing market share to Bing. This made sense: Bing (Bing) is a new search engine with heavy marketing and compelling features.

Numbers released by Nielsen tell a similar story: while Google (Google) grew from June to July, it still lost market share to its competitors – from 66.1% in June to 64.8% in July, a 1.3 percentage point drop. However, a closer look at the numbers reveals that Bing wasn’t the primary culprit – it was Yahoo which stole Google’s market share.

Let’s put the numbers into perspective. Here are the June 2009 stats:

You can see that Google has 66.1% of the market, with Yahoo in second place at 16.2% and Bing in third at 8.8%. Now here are the July numbers:

Searches increased by 5% in July, but while all the major search engines grew, Yahoo’s growth shot up by 11%. The result is that Yahoo gained 0.9% market share, up to 17.1%. Bing had an uptick of 0.2% to reach 9%. According to the Nielsen numbers, it was Yahoo, not Bing, that dealt the damage to Google.

It does make sense, when you think about it. Yahoo has really been in the spotlight this month for its search deal with Microsoft and the new Yahoo homepage. Still, 11% growth is enormous and somewhat unexpected.

In the end, it doesn’t matter to Microsoft who takes searchers away from Google, just as long as they are taken away. Will this trend continue in August? Will Bing be able to keep up its growth? Or will the new Google search engine (Google Caffeine) change the game once again? The search engine landscape keeps getting more complex and more intriguing.

Chrome OS proves Google can hype, but can it win?