@AMcDermott – Business/Social Media/Technology Geek

Alastair speaking at Dublin City Hall

Hello fellow Twitter user! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter if you find my posts interesting, and tweet this page if you like it.

I am an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and wannabe-author. I love solving problems, generating ideas and strategising business.

I specialise in web technologies, online marketing, search engine optimisation & social media engagement. I have provided solutions for many large Irish and international organisations, including the Carraig Donn retail chain, Xerox Corporation, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

I have been consulting in SEO since 2005, setting up LogOn Internet Marketing in 2007 and specialising in search marketing. I am the Technical Director of WebsiteDoctor.com, a consultancy and training business focused on online marketing. I co-founded ArrangeMyWorld, a software development startup which creates software for the consumer market. I was a co-founder of Nursing Worldwide, a nursing recruitment and training business. I am on the board of several other internet start-ups.

In a previous life, I worked in the technology industry for over 10 years, including working for Sun Microsystems, Dell, Software AG and Eurologic in various engineering and technical roles.

I have been a member of the Irish online community at boards.ie since 1998 and am an administrator for the site. boards.ie is one of Ireland’s largest websites and is also one of the largest online community forums in the world.

I have been developing websites since 1996 and blogging since 2003.

Do I follow back on Twitter?

I often (but not always) follow people back on Twitter. All of these things will make it more likely that I follow you:

  • you have a blog or website linked from your Twitter profile
  • your profile lists your name
  • you put some interests/hobbies/bio in your bio
  • you talk to other people on your Twitter stream
  • you have interesting (and not all self-promotional) links in your stream
  • your profile has a photo of a human, preferably you :)
  • your profile has a custom background

But the single best way to ensure I follow you is just talk to me via @reply.

Thanks for visiting!

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