"Michael's depth of experience and success in even highly competitive fields makes him a terrific choice as a consultant or partner. There is perhaps, no greater praise I can offer than this: I've tried to hire Michael personally at SEOmoz. He's that good."
- Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOMoz
"I've known and worked with Michael Cottam for years. He attacks problems with an intense focus and will not rest until he's cracked them. Michael focus on continuous improvement, both personally and professionally, speak to the well-rounded technologist he is. I'd work with Michael again in a heartbeat; I'd definitely want Michael on my team."
- Scott Hanselman, past Microsoft Regional Director
"One thing I have learned during my lifetime is that those people who give to their community of their time, talent and treasure are those that go the extra mile in satisfying their customers. I seek givers when I offer my business. Michael Cottam is a giver."
"Michael Cottam successfully helped us create a website for real estate professionals. His of knowledge of system architecture and project management made the site successful, and his easy going personality made the process enjoyable. We would gladly use Michael’s services again."
- Beth Murphy, President/CEO, Regional Multiple Listing Service
"Over the many years that I have known Michael he has never failed to respond to a friend’s needs. He willingly steps forward even in the toughest situations and lends a hand. His honesty and character make him someone who clients can trust will provide services that will exceed their expectations."
- Sylvia Skratek, Mediator/Arbitrator; Senator, State of Washington, 47th Legislative District, 1990-1994
"The one thing that I have found working with multiple SEO optimization companies over the last 5 years is that most will only promise what Michael Cottam has been able to deliver. The extensive network of resources that he constantly utilizes to fulfill each individual clients needs is far and away been for my company the most effective for producing results that translate directly into sales. The progress that has been made came faster than expected and is continuing to exceed our expectations. The length that Michael has gone to ensure that our company is successful with this investment has been incredible. Some claim to know how to get your company and website recognized by the best search engines, with a tireless work ethic Michael lets the results speak for themselves."
- Rodney Smith, Vice President, Sunspots Safaris
"Michael's knowledge in the SEO marketplace is unparalleled. His ability to promptly create or dramatically improve your firms web presence is welcoming in this challenging economic environment. After all, we need sales opportunities and those are frequently coming from web searches. From experience, he's one step in front of the competition in that he knows what search engines are seeking in order to bolster a website reputation/ranking. More importantly, he’s a genuine person, serves others and always goes beyond the call to ensure the clients he serves leave very pleased. You will want him on your team."
- Sean Heyworth, President, Heyworth Development & Remodeling
"As a 35 year old, MBA graduate with a penchant for social media, I was reluctant to hire an SEO/ Adwords specialist. My father-in-law insisted that I hire Michael Cottam due to his expertise in the industry. After an initial 15 minute conversation with Michael, I was quickly humbled.
Michael took the time to carefully explain how I can achieve a much higher page ranking simply by manipulating my website so it was more friendly for google's crawler. He also helped me overhaul my adwords campaign with ease. I would HIGHLY recommend Michael and his team for anybody who seeks an improvement in organic and paid searches. He is clearly a student and teacher of the SEO & SEM industry."
"Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to work closely with Michael on a number of web projects. I was immediately impressed with his breadth and depth of knowledge in a seemingly endless array of subjects, most notably SEO. Michael has demonstrated that he has the passion and intellect required to stay a step ahead in today's ever-changing SEO environment."
- Jacob Miller, Classic Ridge Web Design
"What do you want when hiring a computer/web/consultant? Clear, concise, well thought out ideas and concepts explained in a way a business person understands and can implement. Lots of technically adept people can tell you what you need, but few if any can present it, in a simple and straightforward manner that's easy to understand. Add to that the fact that Michael has the background to discuss almost any current web technology and you have as close to the total package as I have seen. I have known Michael since 1992 in both the personal and business areas so here's the scary part, 'Trust me', when I say you need Michael. "
- Robert G. Jensen, Operations Manager, Columbia Gem House Inc.
"Michael Cottam was easy to work with, down to earth, and knowledgeable. The results speak for themselves and I recommend Michael for anyone seeking to master their SEO aspect of web marketing."
- Larry Parks, General Partner, Prime Partners LLP
"Our Company has been partnered with Michael Cottam for 2 years now. Our website was not showing in the 1st 200 pages of any Google search. Michael has helped direct our way onto page 1. We are very pleased with our results and Michaels high standards."
- John Oliverio, Name-Badges.com