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Cleveland SEO Companies
List of leading SEO companies in Cleveland Ohio.
Cleveland has a long history in SEO companies. These founders of SEO companies have various backgrounds including publishing, writing, technology, web design, usability, Web Association, and e-commerce.
The original Cleveland SEO companies first met in Cleveland.
Cleveland SEO Members
- eMergent Marketing
- Goebel Group
- Pilot Fish
- Chris Caputo – Falls Digital
- IdeaStar Inc
- The Search Guru
- OhioBiz – Mark J. Geyman
CSEO is a highly experienced and cohesive team of Cleveland-based Internet marketing professionals, offering search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), optimized Web design, and search engine-friendly content management services. While many local and national firms may appear to offer similar services, only an elite few can deliver the quality, expertise, and cost-effective results of CSEO.
The world of search engine optimization and search engine marketing continues to change. In order to provide the best possible return on investment for our clients, we are constantly testing, learning, and evolving. Our methodology and approach is time-tested and proven, not based on guesswork. The results speak for themselves. Cleveland Search Engine Optimization’s clients stand out in the crowd.
FORD AT THE CLEVELAND AUTO SHOW
Cleveland Auto Show Ford Updates.
Ford Ranger : Built Ford Tough: Ford answers the call from truck customers looking for an affordable, rugged, and maneuverable midsize pickup that’s Built Ford Tough; torture-tested alongside Ford F-150 trucks, Ranger quality starts with a rugged high-strength steel frame backbone, proven Ford-built 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Mustang Bullitt : A Star is Reborn: 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt revives silver screen legend with new levels of power. New limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features retuned 5.0-liter V8 engine that packs at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and tops out at 163 mph.
F-150 Police Interceptor: 2018 F-150 Special Service Vehicle is tougher, smarter and more capable than ever – with choice of 5.0-liter V8 FFV or 3.5-liter EcoBoost®, and standard Auto Start-Stop, in either XL SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration – to tackle rigorous customer demands. SSV packages provide the space and extensive utility to meet the specialized needs of law enforcement, government and fleet customers.
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: With space for up to seven, 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon easily switches from work to play to accommodate entrepreneurial small business needs, hobbies and grandkids. It will offer segment-exclusive diesel engine and new driver-assist technologies, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking.
Cleveland Auto Show Hours:
February 23 – March 4 2018
- 5PM to 10PM [Opening Friday]
- 11AM to 9PM [Mon – Thu]
- 11AM to 10PM [Fri – Sat]
- 11AM to 8PM [Sun]
Brac Island on the Adriatic
By Peter Simunovich
A few years ago an English businessman returned to London from his summer vacation on one of the islands in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia and told his friends how he had found “heaven on earth.”
The islands may not be on the “A list” of Europe’s vacation spots, but they are must-see as they stretch from Dubrovnik, an 11th century city in the south, to Rijeka, near the Italian border, making them an attractive short visit from Rome, Paris, Athens, Madrid, Berlin and London.
Hvar is the most popular with Vis, Krk, Korcula and Kornatik, a smaller group of islands known for sailing, also have strong drawing power and seem to be perfect to relieve stress for high powered corporate executives or, say, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston to relax after long hours on the set.
In summer the almost-still Adriatic waters have a calming influence and are broken by small fishing and ferry boats from Split, a major city on the coast, which was once the home of Diocletian, a Roman emperor.
The residents on the islands proudly talk about their peaceful and humble existence, which over the years have attracted royalty, millionaires and the powerful, but have resisted rich offers to build casinos and modern hotels from wealthier countries. Retaining centuries old culture is important even when the tourist industry is suffering.
Brac, the largest island, is probably the best kept secret of the more than 10 islands. It is just a one-hour ferry ride from Split and some of its coastal villages have small cafes and restaurants catering for visitors with home made wine, cheese, olive oil, bread and grapes. Croatian food is influenced by neighboring countries Italy, Hungary and Austria.
In 1991-1992 Croatia became an international flashpoint when it went to civil war to gain its independence from Yugoslavia. Now 11 years later Croatia, which has a population of about five million with two million living along the coast, is still building a new image with a new currency, new flag and trying to stabilize its economy. The predominantly Roman Catholic nation has renamed all streets, parks, suburbs, buildings and sporting clubs that once had a connection to the old communist regime.
During the civil war the islands did not see any conflict, but the inhabitants heard the bombings as battles raged on the mainland. Dubrovnik, however, was bombed, but the old city has since been rebuilt.
Some of the older folk in small villages like Dracevica on Brac now have telephones and even cable TV after having seen two World Wars, a civil war, the great depression and restrictions by communism.
They talk about when electricity finally came in 1960, then running water, the first TV set, bitumized roads linking all towns on the island and the first telephone less than a decade ago.
They also have three meals a day and recall the tough times during World War 11 when there was little food. A meal with meat was rare and for some a slice of bread was almost like a feast.
Hundreds left the islands searching for a new life in the United States, Australia, South America and New Zealand. Few returned.
“Today is America to what it used to be like,” the older folk tell tourists, who enjoy the long hot summer days and quiet warm nights that are sometimes stirred by the bells around sheep necks.
It is a laid back life: A typical day will begin early to complete work in the fields because of the heat later in the day. From noon to about 5 p.m., it is siesta time followed by a swim at a nearby beach. Then dinner around eight. By nine, many gather at the piazza as men play bocce under lights while women watch and talk and children play. TV does not control their evenings.
A week on any of the islands is just what the doctor ordered to cure stress.
Copyright © 2017 Cleveland Press.com
Missing Jim Thome
So you miss Jim Thome’s big frame at first base and his crushing hits from home plate at the stadium. The burgers, fries, hot dogs and the beverage of your choice don’t taste the same now that the Cleveland Indians will miss the post season.
Last week the New York Yankees celebrated the 100th birthday of their great first baseman Lou Gehrig and during one of the many interviewers about the legendary Yankee an old timer said that Thome had a similar strong build to Gehrig.
It was a compliment for Thome even though his numbers probably will never match those of Gehrig.
But Thome is now in Philadelphia and whatever he is doing with the Phillies is not helping Cleveland except make fans grumble even louder and wish he was still with the Indians.
So summer in Cleveland is going to be a long one until LeBron James starts working out with the Cavaliers.
Maybe it is time for a change of interest in sport over summer, well, at least, until the Indians start winning more games and become contenders for the post season.
Ever heard of cricket, old boy? That’s the game that is the equivalent of baseball in England, Australia, the West Indies, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa.
Well, this may surprise you, but there are at least 10,000 cricketers in the United States and the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Conference (ICC) in London, strongly believes that the time has arrived for the game to expand even more in the US and the ICC is ready to pump money to promote cricket.
Wait, there is more.
ICC president Ehsan Mani said that there was some chance of the US could host some Cricket World Cup matches in 2007.
Of course, there are a few bridges to cross before this will happen. If it does happen it will be only a few games, but it will not create the same interest as, say, the 1994 soccer World Cup, which was hosted by the US and helped boost the economy as thousands of fans came from all over the world.
“The ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, being hosted by the West Indies, may see some games being played in the United States,” Mani said in a statement. “There is still much work to be done and many hurdles to be overcome before this could happen.”
ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said the ICC was realistic about the difficulties of developing cricket in the US, but with careful management it offered an opportunity to build on the 10 000 senior players in the country.
“America is one of the top three associates members of the ICC in terms of senior players and we would like to see them challenging for a place in the World Cup,” Speed said.
“The ICC board is looking at ways that the development of the game in America can be advanced, but is very realistic about the task ahead and does not see cricket challenging the major established sports in America.
“With the number of people playing the game there, cricket has a foothold and if we are able to manage it sensibly, the game could become a successful niche sport which would be of great benefit to the game globally.
“Having said all this, we are very much at the beginning of this whole process. The ICC executive board has asked management to prepare a detailed paper on the US and it must receive the full backing of all ICC members before we can proceed.
“The reality is that we are talking years not months before the benefits of any program would be realized.”
It is encouraging that cricket might grow in the US and now with the Indians in the also ran class, you can swap your burgers, fries, hot dogs and beer for tea and scones, that’s what the cricket countries have at their ballparks.
It’s very British, you know.
Copyright © 2017 Cleveland Press.com
LeBron James – Welcome to the show
Madison Square Garden has made many legendary athletes and entertainers feel nervous whenever they stepped into the world’s most famous indoor arena. Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan never knew what would happen when they played there before hard to please audiences. Ali lost to Joe Frazier in their memorable heavyweight contest in the early 1970s, Gretzky’s magic couldn’t win the Stanley Cup for the New York Rangers and Jordan wasn’t always in control when he led the Chicago Bulls against the New York Knicks, but on most nights he had his way.
Rock stars and crooners like Frank Sinatra probably had butterflies because they were never sure how the tough New York crowd would receive them. New York can belittle the best.
But for LeBron James it was different. He walked into the Garden on NBA draft night dressed in a white suit and tie on his first day at the office as if he was set to have an evening out at the clubs and bars around Broadway. Nothing, not even a pro-New York crowd was going to ruin his night.
The 18-year-old knew he was going to be the No. 1 pick and that his team would be the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a done deal. Jordan, Gretzky and Ali never had that luxury.
James smiled when the cameras focused on him with five minutes on the clock for Cleveland to decide if they would pick him first. They did. No surprise to the several thousand in the theater where the draft was held.
But for James, who already has a $90 million deal with a footwear company and is almost a household name without pulling on a Cleveland jersey or throwing one basket at NBA level, it was still a personal thrill when NBA commissioner David Stern called out his name.
It was official then that this teenager, who decided to bypass college and go straight to work, was the No. 1 pick. Even though he has known for weeks who his employer would be it was still a major step in his life when he heard Stern call out Cleveland.
James was quickly handed a Cavaliers cap to seal the deal and then the round of interviews began. Yes, it was a thrill to be first pick, yes, all the hard work had paid off, yes he would try to lift Cleveland to the top, of course, he would work hard and naturally the Cavs were his first choice all along.
Wait, there was one other question. Someone asked him to compare Cleveland with New York and whether it would be quiet for the new multi millionaire after spending a few days in New York.
James didn’t miss a beat and his answer must have pleased Cleveland’s travel industry. He invited the media to visit Cleveland in a couple months and see that the city would be lit up like Las Vegas.
That sounded like the first challenge from James as the new Cavalier. Change is on the way and he was up front and center defending his city and team. It was a positive sign of things to come.
The popular opinion about James is that he is the real thing even at 18. Players acknowledged he had the goods to run with Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd and Co. Carmelo Anthony, his good buddy and No. 3 pick who went to the Denver Nuggets, agreed that James would be a great player, but also said that he was not necessarily the best player in the draft. Darko Milicic, the second pick chosen by the Detroit Pistons, and Anthony have the credentials to lay claims as the best in this year’s draft. Now it is all speculation. It’s in the books that James is No. 1 and Cleveland has him.
Already, there has been talk that he will be as much an influence with the Cavs that Jordan was with the Bulls. This, too, is speculation. Give the kid a break. The only resemblance between James and Jordan as of now is that he will wear No. 23, the same number Jordan wore with the Bulls and Washington Wizards.
James may also have a rich footwear deal, but he has a lot of catching up in other numbers, like six NBA rings, before he can be compared with Jordan.
Copyright © 2017 Cleveland Press.com
Another hurdle for Bush
The first three years of George W. Bush’s presidency has been like a yachtsman a long way off shore for the first time. Instead of enjoying a calm Sunday afternoon sail there have been high winds and wave after wave crashing into the boat.
It all came one after the other. The 9/11 terrorist attacks, a weak economy, high unemployment, the threat of more terrorist attacks, corporate scandals, the war in Iraq, the Middle East crisis, the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden still at large.
If this was a Texas barbecue then the president hasn’t much room left on his plate.
But now Bush has to make room to accommodate another sensitive subject as the focus slowly begins to turn to the 2004 presidential election.
And this is whether the United States will allow same sex marriages. The question has already been raised. Over the years there has been a loosening of laws allowing gays to have rights and the move for legal same sex marriages has been gathering momentum.
Now it appears that Canada will allow same sex marriage it has opened the door in the United States – for discussion, anyway. If that occurs what will happen if two men or women from the United States marry in Canada and return here. Will the U.S. recognize their certificate of marriage?
Right now it is like a train a long way away in the middle of the night, but it is slowly getting closer and closer and its whistle is getting louder and louder, almost like a warning to the White House, mayors and governors.
The gay community, over the years, has slowly but surely gathering strength and influence. There are now openly gay people in public office, they have their own organizations and machinery to get their message out. It will be an emotional issue. Radio and TV talk shows will dine on this. Religious orders will weigh in on the subject. It will divide dinner discussions and after work drinks just like pro-life and the woman’s right. Same sex marriages has been coming for a long time, but have been pushed aside because it did not have the clout to do anything about it. Now they have clout.
Last year about 50 same sex marriages, which were not recognized by the city or state, were held at the same time near Central Park in New York. It was a festive occasion with their families and interested onlookers. Some had children from previous marriages and were willing to talk about their new life and partner. It was no longer a thing that they whispered about. They were prepared to be interviewed by the media and appear on camera with their partner. The gay community believes they are entitled to a marriage and that it should be recognized by the city and state.
But the real question remains: Is America ready for same sex marriage? It is a major step in any society and it is already on its way beyond City Hall and the state capitol. It is heading for the White House and it will be on the agenda when America votes for the presidency in 2004. There has already been talk that it could influence the election albeit in a minor way.
It is just something else for the Bush camp and his advisers to think about as they plan to try to win a second term with an already full plate.
Copyright © 2017 Cleveland Press.com
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