OK, my real name is Anthony James McCreath but I only get called that when I'm naughty.
At the age of 16, home computers had just come out in England and I was already making money writing software for local businesses!
I was the first to take a computer exam in my school and a year later I was helping in their first computer classes. It's not all geeky times though, the gatherings and parties at my house had a good reputation.
My first real job was for a telecommunications company who sponsored me through University. At one point I was developing TCP/IP software, the protocol that is the backbone of the internet.
By the time the internet had given birth to the World Wide Web I had changed company and was developing the first GSM mobile phone exchanges. Our test phones were the size of briefcases!
This job took me to Dallas Texas where I worked with some of the most respected software engineers in the company. Here we developed a new software architecture for their mobile phone exchanges. It was a bit like working for NASA, just in shorts and t-shirts.
Then I decided to have a sabbatical to visit home and travel Europe, Africa and Central America. This finally ending up in Adelaide, Australia, where I live today.
My professional website development started here. I joined a small company and we created fully customisable websites based on a content management system (CMS), which I developed.
My move to optimising websites happened in 2004, after accidentally breaking a client website for a few hours. I decided to make up for it by increasing their sales, so I research how to do it. That was when I realised how much we could help our clients, by attracting more visitors to their website. The client was so happy with the results that I was rewarded with a free trip to Sydney!
I continued to research and apply that knowledge to improve my clients' websites. Another client stated that we had turned their website from zero to generating millions of dollars of sales a year; turning the website into one of their main sources of income.
I eventually reached the point where I wanted to focus on website optimisation and internet marketing, so I decided to go it alone. So here I am!
Through this website and direct work with clients I aim to help website owners and developers make their websites perform better. That is, produce the desired results, such as sales, informing or just entertaining.
I am an active SEO expert (actually, a Sage) on Experts Exchange which is a website where you can ask experts questions.
Look for me in the hall of fame under the name Tiggerito .
If you made it here then you may also be interested in a more formal resume of my career which is my online resume.
I'm very active on the internet. Here are some of the other profiles which I publish and post under...
- Google Product Forum
- Expert Exchange (Question/Answer)
- Web Pro World (SEO Forum)
- SEOWorkers (SEO Forum)
- Cre8asite (SEO Forum)
- Why Do Work (Business Forum)
- Small Business Brief (Business Forum)
- Web Master World (SEO Forum)
- Sencha/ExtJs (JSON Library Forum)
- Flying Solo (Australian Business Forum)
- The V7 Network (SEO Forum)
- Diigo (My Public Article Library)
In many cases you will see me posting as Tiggerito