Monday, January 29, 2018

Principle Consultant CV

Here is a short video description of my CV on Linked in at

Open 4 Business Online is primarily for helping Small Business Grow.  We have consultants on all aspects of that effort including Web Presence, Web Site Design and Development and Social Media.

We are also offering various levels of Professional Services including IT Outsourcing from one part time on site technician to a full IT Outsourcing from CIO down.

As the CTO of O4BO my CV/LinkedIn Profile means you can trust that we have the experience and sills to do that job.  Please go to and sign up for a free listing on one of our sites. 

References available on request.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

O4BO Professional Services

Let me introduce the newest suite of services for our subscribers.

Professional Services and Small Business IT Outsourcing.

This short Video shows a page from our web site and describes those services.

As the Founder of O4BO I am also the Chief Architect and the primary Consultant on Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Integration Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture.

You can view my CV/Profile at

Please check out this short video that outlines our IT Outsourcing Packages.

Please Visit

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Trying new tool on my android phone.

Uses wiki like annotations to format. Like Bold


posted from Bloggeroid

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Medium is the medium

One of if not the best ways to grow your small business is to get people's eyes on your business. Traditionally that was done with advertisements and that is a multi-billion dollar industry. 

Small businesses need the same thing large businesses new, eyes on their business, but small business cannot afford much advertising. 

One way around that is to blog, if you write or pay someone to write your blog that can gets eyes on your business and products or services. An informative blog will get good attention. 

But that alone is not always going to be enough. Search Engine Optization will drive those eyes to your business if you do it right. 

Blogger is a great starting point. In your blog you can link your social media and web sites to increase your links which will increase the likelihood of hit on searches. 

Another way is to link your blog post to Medium where hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to follow articles written by people like you on dozens of topics. There are Publication that are like online magazines and they may accept and publish your articles.

Look at this list of just four of these publications on Medium. 

If you get your article posted on one of these you can see you can reach 250k or so for free. 

At we automatically take our subscriber's Blog posts and repost them on Facebook, Web Pages, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Medium. 

So our subscriber's get a lot more exposure than just a blog post alone can get. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Some good advice on Visas

This article from Ryan Barshop is well written and I urge all Philippinos to read it if you or your family plan on applying for a Visa to go to USA. 

Click here to read Ryan's article. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

If This Then That

I am a strong believer in getting more done with less effort.  I am also a strong believer in using automation do remember to do things I might forget.

For many decades I have had an assistant to do things for me.  Most of the time I need that for mundane things like setting and updating appointment and for distributing information to my staff.

I now have an assistant that does many things for me.

This is not a person but a free service with an App on my IPhone.

The tool is IFTTT or If This Then That.

Applets bring your favorite services together

  • Tweet your Instagrams as native photos on Twitter
  • Track your work hours in Google Calendar
  • Mute your Android phone when you arrive at work
  • Get the weather forecast every day at 7:00 AM
  • Sync all your new iOS Contacts to a Google Spreadsheet
In fact I just turned on an Applet that will take this Blog post and post it to my LinkedIn Profile.  It took exactly two clicks in the IFTTT app on my iphone.

Enjoy!  I can hardily endorse its value.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Search Engine Optimization for Beginners


One of the services we do for our subscribers is Search Engine Optimization or SEO.  That means we do things the increase the chances that your page will show in the first page of a Search for "CONTENT" or "Keywords" on your page.

Here is a link to an article that will help you understand what SEO is all about.  I won't copy and paste here, so you can go and read it yourself and then come back here to finish.

Ok, now we follow this guide in all manner of things when our subscribers have a full page, or web site plus a blog plus all the social media pages, we link all these together, so a blog post is reflected in a link from the web site, web page, social media and often in another blog.  These links carry weight in the rankings.  Traffic is another ranking factor out of hundreds, so doing a good job in the CONTENT is a big help with SEO.

Here is an experiment you can try.

There is perhaps no greater tool available to webmasters researching the activities of the engines than the freedom to use the search engines themselves to perform experiments, test hypotheses, and form opinions. It is through this iterative—sometimes painstaking—process that a considerable amount of knowledge about the functions of the engines has been gleaned. Some of the experiments we’ve tried go something like this:
  1. Register a new website with nonsense keywords (e.g.,
  2. Create multiple pages on that website, all targeting a similarly ludicrous term (e.g., yoogewgally).
  3. Make the pages as close to identical as possible, then alter one variable at a time, experimenting with placement of text, formatting, use of keywords, link structures, etc.
  4. Point links at the domain from indexed, well-crawled pages on other domains.
  1. Record the rankings of the pages in search engines.
  2. Now make small alterations to the pages and assess their impact on search results to determine what factors might push a result up or down against its peers.
  3. Record any results that appear to be effective, and re-test them on other domains or with other terms. If several tests consistently return the same results, chances are you’ve discovered a pattern that is used by the search engines.
Keywords that are linked to the content of the page will carry the most weight.

Keywords and Title that are Unique carry the next highest weight.

Common Words, Names and places carry the least amount of weight.

Search for Mike Oliver and you will get quite a few links, some relevant and some not.

Search for Mike Oliver Consultant will get more focused results.

Consultant Architect, Makati City, Philippines will get even more focused events.

Consultant Architect, Makati City, Philippines,  Search Engine Optimization for Beginners will get even more focused results.

Ego's get in the way, I know people that have google alerts on their name with no other keywords and get paranoid when the rankings change..nothing personal, just not focused enough.