Reputation Management, SEO

Submit Express CEO Pierre Zarokian Uses 20+ Years of Experience to Advise Retailers on Improving Their Web Presence

This Article originally appeared on DealCrunch.com in 2016, but I just discovered that the website no longer exists so I am reposting it here.

The Crunch: For 20 years, Pierre Zarokian and his company Submit Express have been helping local, national, and online businesses improve their web presence with reputation management, SEO, and other marketing services such as email advertising and landing page creation. The company’s clients, including Siemens, Purina Mills, and Penn State University, have used Pierre’s experience and solutions to place their content in front of the readers they want to reach. Pierre shared some tips with us that present retailers with best practices that can help boost search rankings, maintain good reputations, and, ultimately, increase conversion and revenue.

 

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News

20th Anniversary of Submit Express

It has been 20 years since I started my Company Submit Express!

It has been a great ride with many ups and downs! At one point we employed over 30 employees and to date we have had over 150 employees, contractors and interns walk through our doors. I even had 15 contractors in Armenia!

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Our biggest accomplishments have been our Inc5000 and Fast500 rankings, but also the Google #1 ranking for the term “search engine optimization,” which we enjoyed over a year in 2005-2006.

After 20 years, we are still in business and offer SEO, SEM, social media marketing, online reputation management, Wikipedia page creation and web design services.

I’m not sure what the future holds for Submit Express, or how SEO will change. I do know that this industry remains my passion. No matter what, I am dedicated!

Pierre Zarokian hacking hacker
Technology

Hacker Thinks He Has Hacked my PC

Article by Pierre Zarokian.

So I get an email from a hacker that you can see below. I opened this email because he posted a password in the subject line that looked familiar, so it would seem that he had at least somehow got his hands on a password that I had used before. However, it also claimed that he had accessed my PC and had screenshots of my activit and that he was going to embarrass me!  Haha funny!

I know for sure that I never used this password with my PC so how could he have accessed my PC?  Upon further thinking where I may have used this password, I recalled that a few years back Adobe had a major breach so this must have been a password I used at the Adobe site.

Good luck Mr. Hacker in trying to blackmail me. It’s not going to work! I hope you get arrested!

Hello!

My nickname in darknet is axe16.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, 
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

So, your password from (Email Removed) is (Password Removed)

Even if you changed the password after that – it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $877 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1EZS92K4xJbymDLwG4F7PNF5idPE62e9XY
As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I’ll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I’ll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don’t enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!

Business, News, Technology

RIP Paul Allen

Article by Pierre Zarokian.

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen,  died today from cancer.  Allen had announced earlier this month that the disease, which he had been treated for in 2009, had returned.  He was one of my inspirations as the Microsoft co-founder, becoming one of the richest people in the world and owner of an NFL (Seahawks) and NBA (Trail Blazers) team.

It’s sad that he never got married or had any kids. With estimated net worth over $20 Billion he has said that he will leave majority of his wealth to charity.

Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided to move to personal computers. IBM asked Microsoft to provide the operating system.

 

 

Business

My Experience at 10ksb – By Pierre Zarokian

Pierre Zarokian at 10KSB
Pierre Zarokian at 10KSB

Written by Pierre Zarokian.

For the past few years Goldman Sachs has been offering a free training program for small business owners to grow their companies.  As per their website “Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.”

It is called “10,000 Small Business,” because their goal is to help 10,000 business owners. They do have some qualification guidelines, so check their website at https://10ksbapply.com/ to see if you would qualify and if you do I would highly recommend you to apply.

The program takes several months to complete with weekly meetings in major metropolitan cities. Hopefully,  you live in a city that the program is offered. Each week participants learn something new from finance to marketing to sales. They have excellent educators and sometimes they bring industry experts to speak.  After I had finished my cohort, I was even invited to speak in front of cohort after me about internet marketing!

Not only I learned a great deal in these sessions, but also I made great friends that I speak to this day and I even signed a couple of people for my marketing services as clients! It was also great to discuss daily business matters with similar minded business owners and even learn something from them.

There are such business training programs offered by several leadership training companies for thousands of dollars, but if you qualify for 10KSB, you pay nothing, so I highly recommend it!