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About Kathleen Rhodes

The Search for Solutions led to Local SEO Marketing

To be honest, I never planned on providing local SEO marketing services, although I have always been interested in finding “solutions.”

A native Californian, I grew up in Burbank. As the oldest of five children, I always had a lot of responsibility. My early experiences as the child in charge taught me to pay attention to detail. This ability has served me well throughout my working life.

My artistic bent found expression in dance. In my twenties, I was a professional ballet dancer with a regional ballet company in West Virginia. Later, I got involved with tap and jazz and continued dancing for many years. (Although now I’m looking for a “solution” to a knee problem – ha.)

Early in my professional life, I worked for city and county governments but had no patience for the incremental pace of change. Looking back over the many types of work I’ve done—from planning advocacy services for the disabled to selling software and easy-care clothing—I realize that the thread that runs through my disparate jobs is that I love providing solutions.

It was that search for solutions that led me to study local SEO marketing. Here, finally, was a field that was all about solutions. Helping businesses find ways to improve visibility and get better reviews is detail work that brings businesses welcome results. No wonder I love this work.

At the beginning I teamed up with two partners. We called ourselves Three Geeks Media. One of my partners was also named Kathleen. We’d have a great time at networking meetings. First I’d stand up and say, “I’m Kathleen with Three Geeks Media.” Then my partner, who is much taller than I, would stand and say, “I’m Kathleen with Three Geeks Media.” Invariably, one of the guys we didn’t know at the networking meeting would get up and say, “I’m Kathleen with Three Geeks Media.” We did well, possibly because we were so memorable. Some years ago we each branched off in different directions, although we remain in touch.

My other great love is my family. When I married Carl, I suddenly went from having three children to having five. I also gained grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. What fun that’s been!

In my spare time, I study religion and like to read mystery novels, both are perfect for someone who loves to figure things out. My husband also introduced me to catch-and-release fly fishing and to watching sports. We are big 49ers, Giants, and Warriors fans. Another of the many things we have in common is the fun we have with our rescue dog, a ‘chiweenie’ we named Girlie – she’s a chihuahua dachshund mix.

If you are a business looking for help with your local SEO marketing, please reach out!

 

Kathleen Rhodes - Appy Marketing, Santa Rosa, CA

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