ABOUT ME   /   WHO I AM

Andy Girard - SEO Strategist & WordPress Developer

My resume and LinkedIn profile mention such things as project manager, front-end web developer, and product manager.

Those titles describe some of the positions I’ve held throughout my career, but they are just a small part of who I am. I started out teaching myself how to design and build web sites from scratch… that was back when Yahoo! Geocities still existed (I’m not joking). Unfortunately, tools like that didn’t give me the control I wanted, and I decided I had to learn how to code, so I did.

Since then I’ve worked for two great internet companies: WebMD & Monster. I used my attention to detail and superb organizational skills to manage projects across multiple departments, as well as working independently to manage all aspects of a large network of websites.

Throughout my career I’ve gained skills that have shaped me into an experienced internet professional. Some of these skills include: HTML, CSS, SEO, Digital Marketing, Social Media, WordPress, Web Analytics, Project Management, Digital Design, JavaScript, and PHP.

What’s more important than all of those skills… I love what I do. I get excited for things like: increases in traffic and conversions, staying within budget, and seeing positive results on a spreadsheet.

Away from my desk I’m just a guy who likes to travel, ride his bicycle, take photos, and bake amazing desserts.

If you’re interested in hearing more about my services and how they could be an asset to your company, feel free to send me an email.

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SERVICES   /   WHAT I DO

Project
Management

Every project needs someone that knows a little bit about every step of the process and can communicate with multiple teams to get things done.
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Leadership
Problem Solving
Communication
Team Management
Budgeting
Common Sense
Quality Management
A Sense of Humor
and MORE!

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SEO
Strategy

SEO is not rocket science, but it takes time, which is something that many small business owners don't have a lot of. Get the business your business deserves.
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Keyword Research
SEO Site Analysis
Competitive Analysis
Content Development
Link Building
Social Media Marketing
Local SEO
Analytics
and MORE!

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Wordpress Development

Setting up a WordPress site is not difficult, but it helps when you know your way around. What theme do you choose and what plugins are actually necessary?
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Wordpress Installation
Theme Selection
Plugin Setup
Design Guidance
Child Theme Customization
SEO Strategy
Wordpress CMS Training
Analytics Setup
and MORE!

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EXPERIENCE   /   MY CAREER

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WORLD TRAVELER   |   AUG 2015 – PRESENT
I traveled the world with my wife for 8 months. When all was said and done we visited 27 countries across 4 continents (I ate ice cream in about 24 of them, but that’s a different story). Sure, we had a lot of fun, but we also had challenges along the way brought on by language barriers and cultural differences. We adapted many times to find new opportunities when unforeseen issues forced us to change our plans, proving that long-term travel is not just one big vacation.

SKILLS: WordPress, SEO, Content Management, Analytics, Photoshop, Photography, Writing, Adaptability, Basic Spanish, Leadership, Communication, Problem Solving, & Common Sense.

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MONSTER WORLDWIDE

PRODUCT MANAGER   |   AUG 2009 – AUG 2015
A title is just a title. Sure, I managed a product, but when you’re the only person involved in the day to day operations of an entire network of 100+ lead generation sites, it ends up being more than just managing a product. In just a short period of time I found myself involved in SEO strategy, web development, vendor management, digital marketing, and quite a few other responsibilities.

FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER   |   APR 2008 – AUG 2009
I was hired at Monster as a contractor, brought in to design and update a small number of key web sites in a large network of lead generation sites. I quickly proved that I could be an asset to the company by increasing conversions and revenue. After just one month I was hired full-time, and a little over a year later I was promoted to Product Manager.

SKILLS: WordPress, SEO, Content Management, Analytics, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Vendor Management, Project Management, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Social Media, Lead Generation, Leadership, MS Office, Communication, Revenue Forecasting, & Problem Solving.

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WEBMD / MEDSCAPE

WEB PRODUCER – PRODUCTION   |   JUN 2005 – FEB 2008
More project management. Different department. I managed the production flow of over 300 journal articles (monthly) that were selected by editorial, coded into HTML by the production team, and published on the Medscape web site.

PROJECT MANAGER – SALES OPERATIONS   |   NOV 2002 – JUN 2005
I was originally hired at WebMD as a contractor, but quickly gained the trust of my colleagues and was hired full time to work for the sales operations team. I managed the production workflow across 3 departments for 500+ sponsored programs, totaling over $26MM in revenue annually.

SKILLS: Project Management, Attention to Detail, Leadership, MS Office, Communication, Revenue Tracking, Problem Solving, HTML, & CSS.

“All I’ve ever wanted was an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.”Steve Martin

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Sajama Mountain Reflection in the Lagoon in Bolivia