About Ardan Michael Blum

Ardan Michael Blum

Born in 1970 in Switzerland, I attended the International School Of Geneva. In 1992 I received my B.A in Literature from Bennington College, Vermont.

After college, when I was in my mid-twenties, I was to live a tragedy which was to shape my future. Following the death of a woman I had hoped to wed (who was a social assistant caring for the elderly), I rebuilt my life and founded a charity – as a memorial – Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge or “Living with the 3rd Age”. From 1999 to 2014, our NGO was to implement cultural actions devoted to the well-being of all senior citizens living in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. For example, together with the Swiss national symphony orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, we organized a special winter concert. We held this free event at Geneva’s premier concert venue, the Victoria Hall, and attended by over 800 senior citizens! (View a 360 image inside the hall). The succeeding year, we organized another free event for senior citizens in Geneva. This time, thanks to the extreme generosity of the restaurant, a 3-course dinner in the lovely and exclusive Brasserie Lipp of Geneva (see inside the restaurant) for 80 seniors.

Of all our actions, the most important was our collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Europe, Microsoft, Logitech, and IBM Switzerland to furnish without cost reformatted and/or brand new computers along with software, and many webcams, microphones, headphones, and other materials were distributed to senior citizen centers and nursing homes. Helping seniors to become conversant with the use of email, accessing the web, and working computer programs were among my highest priorities. Then we established a project allowing seniors to share their life stories! Visit: Les Séfarades à GenèveLa Vie Quotidienne, and the other tales (a legacy version of our site) found at medium.com/genève


The Road To Palo Alto, CA

In Geneva, while seeking ways to promote my senior projects with new sponsors, I realized the importance of getting our website ranked for charity-related terms (on Google.ch in French). I learned SEO basics. In a few months, the needed visibility and the prestige of showing up in organic (non-sponsored) placement were achieved. As a result, I had far more questions related to “How did your organization rank so well on Google?” than what type of support do you need!

Then the bug got me: I started a full-time profession!

17 years have turned me into an expert in SEO with major clients and success stories I will be happy to share.


SEO services combined with SEO training:

My Palo Alto Search Engine Optimization company A. Blum Localization Services provides SEO agency services with online and/or in-house SEO training workshops.

Our business model provides autonomy for our clients over the long term, and high ranking on search engines that is assured within the first month as we work on the client’s site before teaching the staff to self-manage their Search Engine Optimization and Online Reputation Management needs.

Discover my Palo Alto SEO Company site.


About Ardan Michael In Palo Alto:

I am a Block Preparedness Coordinator. I graduated from the Basic Citizens Police Academy and attend currently the Advanced Citizens Police Academy events. I am an active member of the Palo Alto police chief’s advisory committee. Recently I invited the founder of Facebook to attend one of the meetings.


Personal:

I speak both French & English.

Now, for 14 years, I continue the path of self-discovery expressed by Freemasonry.

I have played the cello for 40 years and had the great privilege of studying with Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio.

Generally, I hold Centrist political views. I believe in being vocal against stores that sell fur, and I am opposed to putting animals into cages in zoos and being chained for the “entertainment” of humans in circuses or the un-needed experiments by cosmetic companies in testing products.

I retain my family tradition – going back 100 years – of loving Dachshunds. These hounds will draw me away from most matters; they are the result of fine-tuning in Germany towards 1880 – the best format, of royal-minded personality and loyal, brave, bold, and independent mixture.



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Have you had a good day?

You may have had a good day and I hope you have. The point is that a definition of a good day is often based on how other people perceive you, your Ego, your car, your bank account, and all the things that you believe will never turn to dust and will accompany your Soul forever.

Well, you may be wrong!

A good day is based on finding Rome or Jerusalem in your Soul, in your own ability to say TODAY is part of Eternity and I am going to make my Jerusalem a little bit larger, my Rome a little bit more built, my heart a little bit stronger; then it has been a good day.