Website Launch for Best Selling Author and SEO Professional, Michael Fleischner

Recently, UBD launched two new WordPress-powered websites for Michael Fleischner, the best selling author of Public Speaking Made Simple and SEO Made Simple.

Fleischner is an Internet marketing expert and founder of Upward SEO. He has appeared on ABC World News, The TODAY Show, Bloomberg Radio, and other major media with experience in all types of marketing including advertising, direct marketing, Internet marketing, market research, and trade show management.

Here’s what we did for Michael:

  • Wireframing and design
  • HTML5/CSS3 Markup
  • Assisted in site copywriting
  • WordPress integration
  • Cross-browser testing, staging & deployment

Our Work

Visit Public Speaking Made Simple

SEO Made Simple Website by Unique Blog Designs
Visit SEO Made Simple

Here’s what Michael said about working with us:

UBD has done an amazing job on a number of my websites. Not only do they bring world class design, but functionality as well. My sites look good, are highly engaging and have elevated my brand.

Michael’s Books

If you’re interested in either of Michael’s books, you can find them here:

Interested in a blog/site design?

If you’re interested in a blog or website design, head over to Unique Blog Designs or send us a message below:

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My Favorite New Analytics Tool

heatsyncFor anyone who reads my blog, you know that it’s fairly rare that I promote products and services that aren’t my own. However, since I am fond of mentoring folks new to Internet Marketing and Blogging, I’m going to make an exception, because this is going to save folks tons of time!

Check it out now by clicking here.

I’ve been playing around with this new tool that’s going to revolutionize how we get our analytics for our websites. You ARE studying your sites’ analytics, right? Well, if you’ve ever thrown up your hands in frustration because you’re logged into 5 different sites, trying to pull metrics from each one, and then digging through all the data you got from them manually, I’ve found the solution to your problems!

HeatSync, is a powerful new web-based tool that aggregates data from all those sources (Alexa, SEOmoz, Compare, SimilarWeb, Klout, Twitter, and more) automatically, so you don’t have to. It’s an all-in-one solution that’s easy to use and gives you deeper insights than if you relied upon one or two of the aforementioned sites to get your data from.


In the past, I’d spend far too much time monitoring my sites, checking their page ranks daily on Alexa, then going over to Compete to see a breakdown of Unique Visitors vs. Total. If they had Facebook pages or Twitters, I’d have to log into each of those to see if I’d gained new followers or likes. The time it took me could have been spent on far more productive endeavors, but the process is valuable.

Now with HeatSync, I log into one site. It’s like a personal assistant that lives on the internet and does all the legwork for you. I’ve got half a dozen sites of my own that I track, and because it’s so easy to use, I have the luxury of tracking other sites in my industry too, because it’s always important to keep informed about what the competition is doing. I can see any metric, for any site, and even graph a few of them together so I can compare.

The time I save gathering data means I have more to spend on interpreting it. I get deeper, more thorough insights, which allows me to better tailor my sites to what their visitors are looking for.

If this sounds like something that would save you time, you owe it to yourself to check out the free beta version at Let me know what you think!

The Best Golf in the Southwest

I’ve probably never mentioned this on my blog, but golfing is one of my favorite passions outside Internet marketing and business. I was fortunate to live in the southwestern United States for the past few years, so I’ve spent a lot of time on some of the best golf course in the southwest.

One of my favorite courses in San Diego is Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines is a beautiful golf course on the shores of La Jolla that has been host to many PGA tournaments over the years, including where Tiger Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open with his broken knee. I’m lucky to have played Torrey Pines in 1999, where I had my first-ever birdie on the 8th hole.

Las Vegas Golf

Las Vegas GolfLas Vegas is another one of the top golf destinations in the southwest. There are many amazing Las Vegas golf courses thanks to its dry climate, excellent weather and the incredible amount of tourists. Some of the most well-known Las Vegas golf courses include Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and Desert Pines Golf Club.

The Bali Hai Golf Club is a South Pacific-themed course that sits directly on the Las Vegas Strip. It features spectacular scenery and a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels.

Arizona Golf

Tucson GolfAnother popular southwest golf destination is Arizona. I played Troon Golf Club with my dad about two years ago, when Matt, Josh and I lived in North Scottsdale. It was one of the most fun and challenging courses I’ve ever played.

Tucson is also famous for some of the best golf courses in the southwest. While there are many Tucson golf courses, the one of the nicest is the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and built in January of 2009. Dove Mountain features three distinct 9-hole courses that all golfers will appreciate.

If you are a golfer and ever get the chance to visit the southwest, I highly recommend checking out the courses in Las Vegas and Tucson. Not only will you experience immaculate scenery, you will get the chance to play some of the most challenging (and rewarding) golf in the entire U.S!