About West Bay Web

West Bay Web was founded in 2009 on the shores of Lake Erie's Maumee Bay. In 2016, we relocated to Traverse City, Michigan, and Grand Traverse West Bay shores. We specialize in WordPress SEO.

We help small businesses thrive.

We do this by providing quality Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization services.

Honest and ethical practices guide us.

We do well by doing good.

Our Ethics

We won't lie to you. We don't sugar coat either.

We do not share information about clients or services we perform for them. Unlike most firms, we do not publish our portfolio of clients. We do provide references upon request from clients that volunteer their testimonials.

West Bay Web provides exclusive services for our clients. We only take on clients we can serve wholeheartedly and without conflict of interest with existing clients.

White Hat? Black Hat?
We only provide ethical and honest services. So-called "Black Hat" or even shades of grey SEO tactics can harm clients and us. We do not provide services to clients that cause a conflict of interest for our clients or ourselves.


Neal Carter - Founder

Internet Marketing Consultant

SEO Specialist

Neal Carter - Founder

“I love finding solutions to problems while helping people achieve their goals.”

Neal began his career in Internet Marketing in 1994 while he was the owner of two bicycle and fitness stores. Frustrated by the expense and lack of results that traditional marketing and advertising produced, along with a limited budget, he discovered the World Wide Web. A brand new medium could offer a much larger reach at a lower cost and much higher ROI. Just a few weeks after launching his store's first website, orders began arriving worldwide.

A few years later, he left the retail world to become a Webmaster at one of Ohio's largest colleges. His responsibilities included creating the college's first employee Intranet, managing student e-portfolios, and maintaining the college website. He also worked closely with the college marketing and executive departments to implement Internet marketing campaigns.

Neal was honored to serve for two years as an advisor to the World Organization of Webmasters (now WebProfessionals.org). He also served as a member of the Ohio Board of Regents E-Portfolio committee and the college's Academic Quality Improvement program committee.

During this time, Neal began to do freelance work, building websites and creating Internet marketing campaigns with an emphasis on his favorite specialty - Search Engine Optimization. He founded West Bay Web in 2009.

"Why" and "how" are his favorite words. He hates mediocrity.

View Neal's LinkedIn profile.