We are a small law firm focusing on consumer bankruptcy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After opening in 2010, we hired a succession of SEO marketers to establish and promote our Internet presence, spending a small fortune in the process. However, we never received what we considered to be an adequate return on our investment and became disillusioned in the process. That is, until we hired Harmonie Ponder of Ponder Consulting and Web Design in December 2013. We have been happy with that decision from the beginning.
Harmonie has always been responsive to our questions and concerns. She explains the highly technical aspect of SEO in a way that is easy for us to digest and understand. Her explanations allow us to make educated decisions about how to best grow our business and Internet presence. Her efforts have paid off in higher, quality traffic to our web site. Our Internet presence has surpassed that of our competitors in much of our jurisdiction. She has helped us grow our business.
It is no small feat trying to promote a small firm in today’s highly competitive business world. There are many fly-by-night operators masquerading as SEO experts, willing to take your cash and deliver little or nothing in return. But, Harmonie Ponder is the real deal. She knows SEO and how to make it work. She does what she says she will do and she delivers solid return on investment. If you’re a small business, trying to survive in today’s cutthroat business investment, talk to Harmonie Ponder to see what she can do for you. You’ll be glad you did.
Cathy C. Church
Attorney at Law
Church & Korhonen, PLLC
“When musicians come to me for a consultation, the first thing I look at is their website. When attempting to advance your career as a performing artist, your website is the home where your career lives. Everything needs to be in place and always ready for people to peer in it’s windows! Ponder Consulting has had proven success building and designing websites that are not only award-winning and beautiful, but are also technically sound. They are internet savvy, tuned in to trends, and have the knowledge and experience to be your go-to group for you or your company’s consulting or website needs.”
Jamie-Sue Seal, Smokin’ Sleddog Records
Booking Agency and Record Label
Harmonie Ponder from Ponder Consulting is one talented individual. I had been frustrated with my old website and was having difficulty finding someone who understood all of my needs. Harmonie was recommended to me by a musician friend of mine and over the course of a few months she recreated my site and I couldn’t be happier with the result! She kicked it up a notch and then some! She is not only extremely talented, but is a patient and kind woman who strives to understand the personality of her clients. I would recommend Ponder Consulting to anyone looking to really step up their game in business.
Emmy Award Winning Songwriter and Musician
Pondering Consulting has helped our organization go from an outdated stagnant website to a fresh, new, easy to update website that has quickly become our main tool to work towards our vision of Growing Community. In addition, I am continually impressed by the ongoing customer service.
Dana Bensinger, Director
Otsego County Community Foundation
Harmonie Ponder has raised the bar for all others in her field. When she approached me about creating a new website to promote my music I was grateful for her interest and instantly had high hopes. Harmonie made those hopes a reality and exceeded all my expectations. Her ability to transfer my ideas of how I envisioned my web site and add her own creative flare and technological expertise were nothing short of amazing. In addition, her work ethic and follow through are refreshing. As if that’s not enough, Harmonie’s a delight to work with and I would strongly recommend her to anyone that wants to see their ideas brought to fruition.
Solo artist and singer for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
The Grayling Visitors Bureau hired Ponder Consulting in August 2010 to assist us in better marketing our website. On April 19, 2011 we launched our redesigned website and our bounce rate instantly dropped from 52.9% to 5.99%! In addition, our visits in July 2012 were up 23.6% over July 2011!
Harmonie is professional and easy to work with. Her knowledge of SEO and web design has made a positive difference in how our website looks and performs. She has been responsive to our needs and quick to fix any problems we’ve had. She has spent a lot of time getting to know our organization so that she can make solid recommendations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ponder Consulting to anyone looking for a new or redesigned website.
Grayling Visitors Bureau
Creative, Reliable AND on time!
Ponder Consulting has come through for us on several occasions of the past year for everything from websites to a fantastic conference brochure design. After working with Harmonie back in 1997 at a publisher it has been great to reconnect and see that strong work ethic, can do attitude and creative problem solving are skills she still excels at.
Lynn Lonsway, President
7Solutions, Troy, Michigan
As a new business owner, I not only needed a great functional website but needed support as well. Harmonie at Ponder Consulting was the perfect match for my needs. Not only did Harmonie have a great collaborative attitude while developing my site, but worked diligently to assure that my vision was the end result. I could not be more pleased with my website! It is everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. Harmonie trained me extensively on managing the site through WordPress and is always just a phone call or email away to answer any questions. I truly felt that we had a great partnership with this project. I would not hesitate to recommend Harmonie and Ponder Consulting and look forward to a long and productive relationship well into the future.
NC Coastal Concierge, LLC
Harmonie and I did a one-time 1K trade in services at the end of 2008 and I got the most effective SEO I have ever had! Her excellent work, and professional know-how is getting ME work, getting my site seen and visited and that’s the whole game right there. There are thousands of designers in NY, but Harmonie has managed to get my studio repeatedly seen, noticed and CALLED through her expertise. We just picked up another new client last week, so thanks Harmonie. You are the best in the field.
– Clare Ultimo
July 18th, 2011
“Ponder Consulting thanks Clare for the logo that gets us business everyday. Thank you for your mad branding skills.”
I can’t say enough great things about Harmonie Ponder. Not only did she design an outstanding website for me, but she is keeping both our websites on top of all the search engines as well as assisting us with our social media. She sends me excellent suggestions and advice that is always spot on. Harmonie is at the top of her game and her services are excellent. I recommend her highly and love the work she’s doing for us. If you want the best, then you need to hire Harmonie Ponder. She’s worth every penny.
Katharine C. Giovanni, CCS
International Concierge Training Expert, Award Winning Author and Consultant
March 10, 2011
The site looks awesome! As a business owner, I know how important it is to have potential clients read and see for themselves what kind of experiences your past clients have had to help make a decision. Use Harmonie or to not use Harmonie…that’s the question! Do it. She’s thorough and very knowledgeable.
I hired Harmonie in February 2010 to optimize my website at www.atlantahousebuyer.com. I am excited to report there was a 19% increase in traffic over the last year. Equally as exciting as the increase in traffic is the increase in folks who tell me that my website looks professional and that it set me apart from the others who are in my space, namely, real estate investing. The website now performs better than it ever has and I had a record year after adding Ponder Consulting to my marketing mix. Woo hoo!
I’ll be back with other projects. Its great doing business with you and even better seeing the results that will prove to be a nice return on investment!
John Barbee, CEO of AtlantaHouseBuyer, Inc.
After launching a travel blog in 2010, I became frustrated and confused when I tried to optimize it for search engines and link it to social networks. Harmonie came to my rescue and quickly straightened out my site. But she also took personal responsibility for my ongoing success by tracking my performance and suggesting ways to improve it. Harmonie is easy and fun to work with, and her rates are reasonable. I’m more confident of success with an Internet guru like Harmonie on my side.
writer, professor of English
My name is Russell Figaredo and I am the President of ABC NYC LIMO and ABC NYC CONCIERGE. When you Google my name and any key words connected to my business, you will find me at the top of all the major search engines and with absolutely no negative press. The sole reason for this is Harmonie Ponder and Ponder Consulting. Harmonie Ponder is solely responsible for the success of my websites and creating 20% of my total business! She has invented systems that are guaranteed to make websites travel high up on the rankings. My site went from being in the 5 millions to its present steady Google rank of 150,000 U.S. I have such confidence in the future of my sites that I have entrusted Harmonie Ponder to host ALL of my 16 sites, with the goal of repeating our original success. I have recommended her to every one of my associates and will continue to do so. Any company can get you high up on Google as long as you pay them outrageous monthly fees. Harmonie Ponder’s sites stay on top of the Google rankings with absolutely MINIMAL monthly activity fee and she never charges without your express permission. She will teach you how to assist in your sites success and progress. I simply cannot recommend Harmonie Ponder and Ponder Consulting enough. Harmonie Ponder is a key to my future success and she should be yours too.
Russell Figaredo, ABC NYC Limo
Ponder Consulting is great to work with; we used them for both our SEO process and setting up our new corporate blog. Harmonie took the time to learn about us and how our company works so the solutions she suggested really matched our needs. She made sure we fully understood our options when it came to setting up the blog, and also took the time to make sure we could operate it ourselves without having to rely on a third party to make the types of changes we like to make. I found her responsive, timely, and knowledgeable, and I cannot express how nice it was to know that we were working with someone who clearly had our company’s best interest at heart.
Amy Lunn, Creative Dining Services
I’m fortunate that I found Harmonie as a resource for my web site. She has done more than she promised and significantly increased my visibility – in fact I’m now on page 1 when someone is looking for my services!
Dr. William “Si” Simonson, PharmD, FASCP, CGP Pharmacy Expert Witness, AskDrSi.com
Ponder Consulting did everything that was promised… and more. The job came in on time at the price quoted. Not only that–but I was truly impressed with the personal service and technical support that was available after our website was on-line. I can’t say enough about how pleased I was with their results. Our site has had many hits–with virtually no glitches on the ecommerce end. I give much of the credit to Ponder Consulting. The set-up and follow through was done with care, specific intent and attention to detail. I continue to use Ponder Consulting for all of our web support needs and I recommend them without reservation.
Ellen Miller, botticelli’s niece
I have been searching for a web site developer for a long time that was familiar with todays cutting edge technology. Ponder Consulting has delivered a site that is increasing my web site traffic and a site I am proud of.
Ken Carlson, Higgins Lake Realtor
I remember when we first contacted Ponder Consulting to host, manage and design our website. One of our main concerns was the transition in having a new company host our site and email. As a busy television station we wanted to be sure that things didn’t “fall through the cracks”. Ponder Consulting was able to do more than just “follow our instructions”. They were able to anticipate our needs, concerns and devise a plan that was seamless to our viewers. I highly recommend Ponder Consulting. There you will find outstanding design, hosting and web services. You’ve made the right choice to consider Ponder Consulting – now you just need to seal the deal.
Monica Schmelter, General Manager Christian Television Network WHTN
I will begin by saying that I would highly, highly recommend Ponder Consulting for a range of services including SEO, website development, article writing, hosting and much much more. Harmonie Ponder of Ponder Consulting is so very competent in all fields, her level of excellence is extreme and professionalism is unlike anything I”ve ever seen on Elance. I have had several projects completed by Elance providers, and I can easily say that Ponder Consulting is the best. The most valuable part of their service is the way that they constantly keep you updated, on a daily basis. This is a big thing for us, as we like to be well informed with the status of the project. Unfortunately many Elance providers just do not understand how important it is to communicate to your clients. Ponder Consulting have immaculate communication skills and are always so helpful, polite and enthusiastic. Now as for the results. I was blown away to be seeing results only days after Harmonie began optimizing for search engines. 4 weeks on, and the results are only getting stronger. On top of what she has done for my site (and she did a lot that was not included in her original quote, and yet did not charge for it) I have also learned a lot from her so that I can keep improving any future sites that I create. Initially I chose Ponder Consulting because while they seemed to be experienced in SEO they were probably the most affordable, and they let me pay on results (therefore if I didnt see any results I didnt have to pay). Well I am so blown away by their results and efforts that I can highly recommend you choose them for your next project. Once again, Harmonie Ponder has really earned her money, by working day and night on my project and achieving great results. Thanks Ponder Consulting!
Luke Ives of Mortgage Jet
I cannot say enough about Harmonie Ponder and her abilities in SEO, as well as plenty of other areas of expertise as goes an online business. My traffic from google has increased since I hired Harmonie, and she has led me step-by-step in improving my website’s SEO. I should also add that she always goes above and beyond when working with her. The extra mile is ALWAYS the distance she travels, which is tremendously refreshing and helpful in the rather intricate and subtle world of building an online business. I recommend her without hesitation.
Stephen Nash of Cutting Edge Image Consulting
When we opened our new business in the summer of 2008, it became apparent that we needed help getting set up on the internet. We asked Harmonie of Ponder Consulting to assist, and she did a great job! We feel she has truly optimized our website, connecting it to other sites where the public can find us. She did exactually what she said she would do, did it in a timely manner and was very knowledgeable. Harmonie was friendly, outgoing and very particular that her work was done correctly and her clients satisfied. We would highly recommend Ponder Consulting!
Sharon Hartman of 9 Oaks Inn