We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Raulf and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chris, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
We recently lost our home in the December 30, 2021, Marshall Fire. My stepdaughter Keeley and I literally had to escape a burning house. 100% of everything that we owned went up in flames. Our neighborhood was the first to go up in flames and we had zero warning. Keeley and I had less than two minutes to find our two cats and to make it out in time.

While it’s hard to grasp that all the things that we owned are gone, it’s only stuff. We managed to save the lives of our cats.

Back in 1990, I traveled the world for one year. I only had a backpack with a few things in it. It was one of the best years of my life.

The highlights of that trip were the people that I met. The lifelong connections that I made. And ultimately, looking forward to eventually meeting back up with my family and friends at home. The memories of that trip still bring me so much joy. It wasn’t about stuff; it was all about the people and the connections that I was able to make.

No doubt, it sucks that we lost our house but it also puts things into perspective. I have an amazing wife, incredible kids, an unbelievable support system, and awesome friends and family.

That makes me happy.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I got into search engine optimization (SEO) at the very beginning. Google just started to emerge and I realized how important these search engines will be down the road. That was in 1998. As I pursued a career in marketing, I taught myself everything there was to know about SEO. Finally, in 2010 I founded Boulder SEO Marketing. We first only worked with local customers. Now we work with national and also international customers.

As the Google algorithm constantly evolves and changes, we have to adapt our methodology and processes as well. Recent algorithm updates have completely changed SEO as we knew it. We invented and now deploy Micro-SEO Strategies for most of our customers and we’re seeing incredible results. By implementing Micro-SEO Strategies, even smaller businesses can now outrank Fortune 500 companies at the top in Google.

We’re in the process of trademarking the term Micro-SEO Strategies. It’s a true differentiator and clearly sets up apart from our competition.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Spring, Summer, and Fall, I’d take them to Moab, Utah. Moab is a 6-hour or so drive from Boulder and offers incredible mountain biking. We’d camp along the river and we’d hang out at the Moab Brewery to wet our peak and have some food.

In Winter, I’d take them skiing at Snowmass. After a full day of hitting the slopes, we’d head over to one of the local hot springs to soak our bones and to relax. We’d stay in Basalt or Carbondale as there are plenty of cool restaurants and places to get some food and drinks.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A big Shoutout goes to my wife as I couldn’t have started my business without her support. She did not once question my decision to quit my job and to start my own business. She knew that the business had to be profitable within three months or we’d be in big trouble. Without her support, I wouldn’t have made it. Nowadays, whenever I have an important decision to make, I ask for her opinion. On several occasions when I didn’t take her advice, I ended up paying for it. Although she doesn’t work for the company, she’s one of the most important contributors to the success of our company.

Website: https://boulderseomarketing.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarketingSEOWiz

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Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/boulderseomarketing

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