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About Steve Scott

Master SEO Trainer for over 15 years

 

Owner and Director of Training at the Tampa & New York SEO Training Academy and Steve Scott SEO.

01. Experienced

Over 40 years of experience working with computers. Over 30 years of Corporate Training for brands like IBM, American Express, the United Nations, Revlon, New York Times, Hooters, 1-800-Pet-Meds, and many more.

02. Professional

Over 25 years of hands-on SEO, Web Design, and Digital Marketing. Over 15 years as Master SEO trainer and Digital Marketing specialist to people around the world in countries like USA, Italy, England, Spain, Ireland, Belize, and Poland.

03. Dedicated

Over 5,000 hours of in person hands-on training for thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies with the knowledge, know-how, and understanding to manage SEO themselves or direct others.

Hello there. I’m Steve Scott and I have over 25 years of hands-on SEO, Web Design, and Digital Marketing experience. After working with hundreds of businesses both large and small from all over the world, I’ve learned a thing or two about getting clients of my SEO agency ranked at the top of Google, and now I am excited to share these secrets with you!

I’ve always been passionate about teaching and love standing up in front of a group of marketing professionals in a company conference room or more recently (thanks to the plague) teaching my own courses over Zoom to anyone from seasoned SEO vets to rookies just looking to learn something new.

I’ll teach anyone willing to learn how to do SEO the right way with a smile on my face and joke on the tip of my tongue. And, shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I’ve even taught a lot of my own competitors.

With my new Steve Scott’s SEO All Stars membership program, I’m not selling tools, I’m selling knowledge, know-how, and understanding so you can do this yourself if you choose, or so you’ll know how to direct others you’ve hired to do the work for you.

In The Beginning

So what’s my story?

Well, I started working with computers back in 1980 when I was 15 years old trying to recreate the game PAC Man on my VIC-20 while coding in BASIC language. It was so long ago, I had to save my code to cassette as there was no hard drive.
Steve Scott at 16 on his Commodore VIC-20
At 16, I started working with my Dad at his company in New York City. It was there I began to learn how to automate business processes. I taught myself how to write Lotus 1-2-3 macro programs to help run payroll and inventory spreadsheets.

My love of personal computers took me to the State University of New York at Brockport where I received a BA in Marketing along with an minor in Economics. While there, I worked at IBM as a collegiate rep selling IBM computers and software to students, faculty and staff.

After graduating, I went to work throughout the NYC metro area as a Corporate Computer trainer for a company named MicroTrek / Productivity Point International. I spent every day teaching users PC software and operating systems including:

  • Windows 3.0,
  • OS/2,
  • DOS 5.0,
  • Dbase III and IV,
  • Lotus 1-2-3,
  • Excel,
  • Foxpro,
  • AmiPro,
  • Command line batch programming, and
  • Custom Designed Software programs built by in-house corporate IT teams

This position took me all over the tri-state area and I regularly trained employees at places like IBM, American Express, the United Nations, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Revlon, Pfizer, New York Times, New York Daily News, Prudential, Merck and many more. I even joined the sales department for a couple of years selling the very same training I was previously teaching.

After leaving PPI, I joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in NYC and spent a year as a Senior Associate of Systems designing in-house workflow systems and creating and training staff on various types of software on their PC’s. That job had me traveling back and forth between Toronto, Canada and New York City pretty regularly.

After my stint at CIBC, I was fortunate enough to land a positions as Assistant Vice President of Systems at General Re Financial Products. During my seven years at GRFP, I developed over 50 global workflow applications, implemented and developed a document management scanning solution and deployed a global document management suite.

In the mid-90’s, as I was helping friends and family with their “computer problems” and working on global intranets, I started hearing about this thing called the “World Wide Web” and I wanted to learn more.

I dug right in and started teaching myself about Web Design and SEO on my own. This led to me opening my own web design, internet marketing and technology sales business in 1997 called Starship Computer Services. You can go checkout what my first site looked like back in 1997 as I still have a version of it up for sh**s and giggles. (it was top notch at the time, lol).

Original Starship Computer Services Website

It was a great side hustle until February 2002 when GRFP’s parent company was purchased and soon after shut us down. What was I to do? Well, with a newborn on the way and 9 months of severance , I decided to make my side hustle my full-time gig. I’ve been at that ever since.

In 2004, my family decided to make the move from the New York metro area and headed down to sunny Tampa, Florida.

I continued to focus my business on Web Design and Search Engine Optimization but changed my company name to Starship Internet Marketing to be more in line with the services I was offering.

Then in 2006, I made the best move of my professional life when I purchased a license for the Tampa, FL region from the Search Engine Academy, a global SEO training organization. On January 29th, 2007 I taught my first class as a Certified Master SEO Trainer with the Tampa SEO Training Academy.

From then on, I began teaching 2, 3, and 5 Day long Masterclasses in SEO for public and private companies including:

  • 1-800-Pet-Meds,
  • MSC Cruise Lines,
  • Gates That Open,
  • MDVP,
  • SIMS Recycling,
  • Complete Spectrum, and
  • Progressive Dental Marketing.

I also started guest speaking for events such as:

  • The National Court Reporters Association – Firm Owners Executive Conference,
  • Saint-Gobain Solar Gard – Panorama Dealer Meeting,
  • 2020 Marketing Success Summit in Tampa, FL,
  • Nobile Desktop Training in NYC, and
  • A keynote speaker for the Wedding Industry Educational and Networking Event.

After a speaking engagement at the International Academy of Design and Technology I was asked to join them as an Adjunct Professor teaching degree courses in Internet Marketing, SEO, PPC, Intro and Advanced WordPress.

In 2014, I purchased the Search Engine Academy along with four other instructors from the original founder and took over the duties of the Education Committee as the Executive Vice President and Chairman. My role there to this day is to determine what the instructors in the global network will teach and to develop new training materials, workshops, and certification tests.

In 2016, I opened up the New York SEO Training Academy so I could expand my reach and get back home to see friends and family on a more regular basis.

And now in 2024, I’m proud to bring all of these years of experience and dedication to training to my latest venture with Steve Scott’s SEO All-Stars. Your Do It Yourself home for understanding how to do SEO for yourself.

On a personal note, I have an amazing 21 year old son that works as the Business Development manager for my SEO Services Agency. Oh, and as you can see from this photo, I’m also a long suffering New York Jets fan.

Steve Scott and Justin Scott in Las Vegas for Jets vs Raiders game in November 2023

Clients – Large National & Global Brands

American Express Logo
United Nations Logo
IBM Logo
Splash of Logos including 1-800-Pet-Meds, Hooters, Solar Guard, and Goldberg Comapnies
Splash of Logos including MSC Cruises, SIMS Recycling Solutions, SoftMoc, and The Christ Hospital Health Network
Splash of Logos including CollegeBoard, BrandMaker, MDVIP, and NCRA

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What We Do Best

Monthly SEO Services

Local SEO, Google Business Profiles, Social Media Management, Paid/Sponsored Search, Website Audits, Resolve Technical Issues & Google Penalty Recovery.

Consulting

SEO Consulting Services with Steve Scott. On-site, phone, and virtual consultations available. Anywhere in the world. (If you’re picking up the travel expenses)

SEO Training

Private and In-Person Training, On Demand SEO Training Membership, Steve Scott’s SEO All Stars for learning at your own pace with mentorship opportunities.