The Early Days
My name is Joe Fares and I was born on 24 April, 1985 in Abu Dhabi the capital of UAE. Since the very beginning I went to Cambridge International School and then proceeded to the International School of Choueifat which were the very best schools in the country.
I was always obsessed with Computer Games, however, my obsession was more of an addiction. Since I was 5, my obsession to computer games started. I had an army of floppy disks filled with all the games at that time. At the age of 9, I was a professional DOS programmer and I was considered a genius by my teachers as I programmed pretty complex programs considering my age.
My dream was to someday open my own Gaming Studio and design my own games. Years passed, I was 10 and had my own Gaming Magazine Published with all up-to data games reviewed along with their cheat codes and pictures. At that time, I did not have enough money to further promote my magazine and this eventually went to stop to lack of support.
The road to success
At the age of 12, I had my first simple HTML website designed. Yes, you guessed it, it was a gaming website. My passion was driving me more than anything else. At that time (1997), SEO and Search Engines were not as famous or known as they are today and all traffic was driven straight from Web Directories. At that time, there were no Analytics software and traffic was monitored via basic counters.
I was 16 when I decided to take a step forward and start my own business on eBay. It was less than a year before I reached a Power Seller status (PowerSeller status is achieved by reaching a steady $1000+ sales/month). I was 16 and making more money than I could have dreamt of at that time. At that time, a new passion has grown in me: A passion in business and marketing.
The year was 2003, I was 18 which incorporated two changes:
1) I had just accomplished my IGCSE certificate and got admission into Faculty of Engineering (Civil Department) back at my hometown in Alexandria, Egypt.
2) I decided to take a step forward to launching my own online store website. It was at that time when my interest in SEO emerged and my one and only goal was to get #1 rankings for all keywords I was targeting.
A step forward to SEO
The year was 2007 when I have finally graduated with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. I was extremely excited as I had lots of free time to read and research. I literally read every single article/ebook/marketing forum thread that I have bumped into. I dedicated all my time and passion to learn more and more. It took lots of trial and error to get my knowledge straight on SEO.
It was long until I had over 8 websites launched, all holding TOP 3 Google rankings generating a good steady 5 figure monthly income.
It was not until late 2007 when I started offering my SEO services on Marketing Forums. The profit made was nowhere close to what my websites were generating, however, it was the positive results and happy faces that drove me to continue in that field.
2009 came, UltraSEOSolutions was born with already over 400 happy clients. UltraSEOSolutions has continually served clients to reach 4,450 clients and 320 resellers to-date (February 2011)