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Local SEO Company Making A Name In Oregon

Oregon Web Solutions has come out of the woodwork with guns blazing. Starting only back in late 2014, they have taken over search engine optimization in all of Oregon. That is a short amount of time considering there have been SEO companies in the area for more than 15 years. Clearly they know what they are doing when they can make that kind of dent in such a short amount of time.

With that said, it leads me to wonder what these other companies are or are not doing that OWS is. Who am I to know as there are so many moving parts when it comes to this field.

Some people might be asking “what is SEO?” That is a great question. As I know it, SEO stand for “search engine optimization”. It used to just mean that someone would come into your website and optimize the layout and content so that you will be seen properly in Google and rank as well. Now it is still that, but much more. Companies are goin out and creating link building as well that helps power up everything and creates more relevance in Googles eyes. This in turn put you higher in a search someone may do for you.

How is this valuable?

Let me just give you a quick example. If you were to rank for an everyday small keyword like “Portland SEO consultant” there are 140 searches a month for that keyword. If you are #1 for that keyword, they estimate that you will get 33% of that traffic to click your website (46ish a month). Out of that 46 typical conversion rate varies but a safe number would be 5%. That turns into 2 people buying Portland SEO consultant services a month. Even if it is only 1, that can equate to $1,000-5,000 a month for that specific term alone. You can play with these numbers from there, but you start to get the idea of the value and that is just one keyword.

All this being said, there are businesses who understand these numbers and are flocking to get a professional SEO to do work for them. Oregon Web Solutions is one of the leaders in this field.

We will be doing a longer article on them in our blog, but here is their contact information if you would like to get in touch with them and see how they can help your business grow:

Oregon Web Solutions | Portland SEO
1717 NE 42nd Ave #3800
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 563-3028

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Looking at the Logging Industry in Oregon

The state of Oregon has been at the forefront of America’s logging industry for centuries. The state’s soil and climate are ideal for tree growth, and almost half of Oregon’s 62 million acres of landmass is populated with forestry. There vast forests of fir, red alder, and hemlock trees have allowed the lumber industry to thrive in the area, providing thousands of jobs to Oregonians throughout the years.

Alongside the businesses directly involved in the logging industry such as timber tract operations, loggers, and forest nurseries, a number of supporting businesses have also flourished.

Perhaps the best example of this is the custom saw industry. During its infancy the logging industry utilized some very basic and primitive tools. Seeing that there was ample room for improvement in this area, custom sawing and cutting companies raced to develop the newest and best products and processes to aid the logging companies in their work. Over a hundred years of scientific research and development has led to the production of the efficient and precise machines of the 21st century.

Spearheading these exciting and innovative developments is Pacific Trail Manufacturing, Inc. This small custom saw business employs ten workers in the two buildings it has operated in Portland, OR since its founding in 1996. This small group of innovative workers has successfully created some of the best cutting machines on the market today. Pacific Trail saws have fewer wearable parts than others in the industry ensuring increased longevity and reliability in their finished products.

Pacific Trail’s custom-made Bunk Saws are amongst their most popular products. One example worth looking at is the Exacta-Cut machine which is the perfect cutting tool for their many clients in the pallet industry. Featuring a tolerance of just 1/16th of an inch and exceptionally fast cutting, this machine ably bridges the gap between the low-cost yard saws available in any neighborhood construction store and the much more expensive stationary saws found in some lumber yards.

When it comes to the process of log bucking, Pacific Trail has designed an efficient and almost indestructible deck saw which is sure to get the job done. This saw also features a variety of customization options to suit any task.

Of course the massive logging industry in Oregon has also led to the growth of the paper industry in the state. Pacific Trail has its hand in this sector too, having developed a line of paper roll saws which are designed to save money and reduce waste. As with most of their products, these machines are very versatile and are capable of cutting to any diameter or width.

Pacific Trail knows that purchasing a new machine is not always financially viable for a logging company. Knowing this, they have developed a variety of products which can be retro-fitted into an existing cutting machine to reduce the cost of running the saw and to bring it back into tolerance. These products include saw bars, saw chains, and idler wheels.

Not only can Pacific Trail manufacture an excellent saw, they also have the ability to service and provide any necessary parts needed to ensure that their machines run smoothly and minimize downtime.

Whether they purchased a Pacific Trail custom saw to save time, reduce costs, increase productivity, or to improve accuracy, you will find no shortage of companies willing to attest to the reliability and quality of these innovative saws.

Pacific Trail’s innovative products combined with their commitment to excellent customer service mean that it is certainly fair to say that Pacific Trail is truly at the cutting edge of the custom saw manufacturing industry.


Pacific Trail Mfg. Inc.
6532 SE Crosswhite Way
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 233-8952