Providing expert advice to small businesses that can least afford to hire the best. Why me? Read my LinkedIn Profile or find out more on my GrowMap blog at http://GrowMap.com.
Specialties: Project Management, Advising and evaluating Blog and eCommerce Web Usability and Design, Setting up Social Media processes, Blog Outreach, Training in using WordPress and Social Media.
Increasing visibility through Local Search Engine Listings.
Growing traffic and increasing conversions for small businesses.
Community Manager at Social Implications
May 2014 - Present
Encourage small businesses and social media related employees and freelancers to share expertise and best practices in the new Social Implications community. Ensure that every question gets answered by the most qualified available.
Blog Outreach and Affiliate Marketing at Influence People
July 2010 - January 2011
Recruit and collaborate with influential bloggers, promote live events and recruit and manage affiliates marketing events and services.
Editor-in-Chief and Usability Advisor at CommentLuv
April 2010 - August 2010
Andy Bailey announced April 22, 2010 that Gail Gardner has been recruited as Editor-in-Chief of the official CommentLuv blog. Gail will also be recommending usability improvements with regards to documentation and proper navigation.
In the ComLuv newsletter Andy wrote:
"Gail has been a long time supporter of CommentLuv and
regularly makes awesome how-to posts about it and how
it can help your site.
Gail will be making a weekly post on ComLuv and
become an important figure when it comes to deciding
how ComLuv.com will grow."
Regular readers of Gail's GrowMap blog know she is a HUGE fan of CommentLuv and our CommentLuv community. Andy and I will be focusing on making the CommentLuv site easier to use and you can help.
Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap.com
August 2008 - Present
Sharing proven strategies for growing businesses and blogs through blogging, link building, Social Media / Social Networking, Local Search and specific actionable advice.
PPC Consultant at Independent PPC Consulting
March 2003 - August 2008
Manager of pay per click accounts at Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing, Microsoft Ad Network, Looksmart, FindWhat, Kanoodle for small businesses across multiple industries.
Increased sales from $4000 per day to $38,000 per day in seven months for one ecommerce retailer and from $160,000 per year to $1.1 million per year in less than eight months for another.
Systems Services Representative at IBM
March 1977 - July 2000
23 years experience managing customer accounts. Last responsibility was as the Account Manager for multiple mainframe accounts including the largest, most complex multi-CPU account (interconnected refrigerated, 3090 water cooled, and RISC CPUs) with international telco networks and LANs in my office. Three IBM Means Service Awards (Highest Technical Award available), Kaizen Coordinator, Project Manager, Systems Services Rep (SSR), Customer Engineer (CE).
Riverside Community College
Field of Study: Music