My name is Mark Carey. I started Mark Carey Consulting Inc. very recently (December 2003) to provide consulting services for web presence management. Many company web sites are nothing more than online versions of brochures and press releases. The reality is that many people find company web sites boring and not very informative. I want to help companies create a web presence that engages customers and fosters communication. The book "The Cluetrain Manifesto" is one of my inspirations for starting this company.

About Me

I grew up just outside Toronto, Canada. I graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Since then I have worked in the areas of financial analysis, business case analysis, strategic planning, and product management in the telecommunications and software industries.

I have been creating web sites for about four years. Some of my web sites have been (and continue to be) just for fun and others are "for-profit". Recently I have learned a lot about blogging and search engine optimization. The knowledge that I have gained in these areas has been very helpful in developing strategies for web presence management. Lately my web site traffic has been doubling every two months, with over 400,000 page views in November, 2003. In my consulting practice, I would like to share what I have learned to help other develop and grow their own web presences.

Below is a list of my other web sites. Most of them are powered by Movable Type, a powerful content management and blogging software application:

Mark Carey (personal web site)
Web Dawn
GoogleGuy Says
Blog Spam Database
Blog Coop
Seinfeld Blog
Quote Blog
Media Blog
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Mark and Michelle's Wedding
Honeymoon in Egypt
Smells Like Sour
TV Blogs

I provide a range of services as part of a comprehensive web presence management approach. I can also provide each service individually, to complement your existing web presence strategies.

Follow the links below (or those on the left) for more information about the services that I provide:

Click here for more information about a Free Assessment.

Mark Carey Consulting Inc., and this web site, have just been launched. I have started this company to help other companies and individuals manage their web presence.

I believe in a comprehensive approach to web presence management, combining simple web design, search engine optimization, interaction with customers, and reputation management. Web presence is more than a web site. Web presence includes the ways that people find your site, the things people are saying about you in forums and chatrooms, and the opinions and actions of customers and prospects regarding your web presence. I believe that this comprehensive approach to web presence management leads to increased sales, word-of-mouth advertising, and loyal customers.

Follow the links below (or those on the left) for more information about the services that I provide, that make up this comprehensive approach:

I believe that web design should be kept simple, communicating clearly with customers and other web site visitors. Visitors should be able to easily navigate the web site in order to find what they are looking for. For smaller web sites, everything should be no more than a few clicks away from the home page.

I also believe that web sites become much more useful when they are interactive. Interactive web sites engage the site visitor to contribution information, questions, or comments. An integrated discussion forum can be an effective way to make a web page a true communications tool.

While I believe that easy-of-use is the most important factor in web design, I also consider search engine rankings when creating the structural elements of a web site. I design web sites that are both user- and search engine-friendly.