J.R. Oakes is the Director of Strategy for Consultwebs.  He is in charge of developing and managing our comprehensive approach to search marketing strategy for our clients. In this role, J.R. analyzes and adapts strategy to address the constantly changing factors that affect online visibility and search engine optimization.

JR previously served as a Senior Programmer for Consultwebs, which involved planning and organizing the company’s transition to WordPress as well as leading a team of front-end and full-stack developers.

A native of Spencer, North Carolina, JR studied Industrial Design at NC State University.

He went on to become the lead designer at CG&D Studios, a Raleigh-based artistic glass studio. For 10 years, JR provided a wide variety of clients with consulting, design, development and installation of artistic glass creations. He also developed the company’s website, implemented workflow systems, administered Google Apps, and handled overall operations and high-level design projects. He worked on projects for clients including: Mike Krzyzewski, US Army, NC State Bar Association, SAS, and the Raleigh Convention Center.

When he isn’t working, he enjoys reading about emerging technologies, playing drums, watching college basketball, cooking and spending time with his friends and family. He is also one of the co-organizers of the Raleigh SEO Meetup and is a member of several SEO groups around the country.

JR is a contributing author for Search Engine Land.

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