The short version: I run a content marketing agency called Content Harmony, based here in Seattle, WA.
The Longer Version:
Hi, I’m Kane. I’m an online marketer based in Seattle, WA. I started out my web career by picking up “HTML 3.X For Dummies” at the library in 4th grade (1997 or so?). I didn’t do anything useful with it until around 2005, when I began publishing websites of my own, and working with servers and WordPress.
Around 2008 I discovered that there was an entire community and concept of increasing organic search traffic – something I’d always gotten benefits from, but never thought to reverse engineer. For about 3 years I dived heavily into SEO & link building. I started out building and selling a handful of niche topic websites. Around 2010 I started working as the in-house business development manager and marketing manager at a vacation rental company called Three Bears Lodge. In 2011, I transitioned fully to client work through my company, Hood Web Management.
In late 2012, I formed a new brand called Content Harmony. The brand name Content Harmony is a reflection of the fact that half of the work we’re doing for clients falls outside of traditional SEO. Furthermore, most of the benefits of content and website improvements can’t be described as search engine optimization. The phrase “Content Marketing” is a much greater representation of the direction we’ve been headed and the type of service we want to offer our clients.
Play on that evolution, the concept of Content Harmony is about helping our clients find a health balance between content strategy, content creation, and content promotion. Click here for the full story: “What is Content Harmony?“
Outside of Work:
I live with my wife in West Seattle. I write occasionally about permaculture and urban homesteading at my personal website, Seattle Homestead. We’ve been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and we’re gunning for some other publications. We’re in the process of building a courtyard around our home using sustainable natural building methods, we own chickens, and we plant lots of fruit trees and vegetables. It keeps us busy to say the least.