Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at:

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“My site is optimized for the search engines, and it’s not showing up online.”

Yep. I hear this a lot. And unfortunately, I have to tell a lot of entrepreneurs that they just wasted their money.

Maybe you can relate?

Did you just spend a lot of time and money on a search-engine-optimization (SEO) service promising you great exposure online… but you don’t see any results?

Well, I hate to tell you this, but if your site  is not showing up on the search engines, it’s NOT optimized!

Now, I know you may have just spent a fortune on this whole process, but it’s time for some tough love…

If your site is not showing up, you need to stop the denial. Review your process and find out what is missing.

Ask yourself these questions.

Did your SEO service:

  • Conduct the appropriate research and provide you with a keyword database?
  • Use this database to provide different keyword coding on each page of your site?
  • Monitor and test various words and phrases to see what works and what doesn’t?
  • Update your site content with the appropriate links and headers?
  • Provide expertise in writing copy that sells and not just the technical side of things?

When it comes right down to it, your site is only going to show up on the search engines when you
provide value and unique information.

If you use shortcuts or avoid research and monitoring, you are going to waste time and money.

Yes, there are many SEO services out there that will do a great job. But if you want results, look at the
whole picture.

Before moving forward with any SEO service, make sure your tactics include the technical side of things
and the appropriate research, writing and monitoring for best results.

This way, your site will appear on the search engines and your potential customers will be able to find you.

Did you recently optimize your site but with little results? Please let me know here or at

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