Todd Malicoat has been creating websites since 1997, and started doing SEO and Internet marketing in early 2001. He is currently an independent search engine marketing consultant. He completed his thesis, “Planning, Developing, and Promoting a Successful Website for Small Business,” while running a web design and consulting firm, Meta4creations.com. He was a VP with the Great Lakes Web Professionals while serving as an Internet marketing consultant with System and Market Services of America (SAMSA) in Saginaw, MI. Malicoat has done project management and Internet marketing for several dozen small to medium-size businesses and a handful of larger corporations. Following SAMSA, he was VP of sales and marketing for We Build Pages in upstate New York.