David Veldt

David Veldt

Founder & Director of Digital Marketing

David (Dave) Veldt founded Interactually in 2013. His road to agency founder and current director of digital marketing began with graphic design in high school. That transitioned into web design and eventually web development. He started his first company in 2009, creating small websites for local businesses.

After graduating from Grand Valley State University, Dave combined his marketing education with his web experience and joined a full-service digital marketing agency as an SEO Specialist. There, he jumped into the deep end and worked with clients such as Polaris, Jostens, Cintas, Auto-Owners Insurance, Huntington Bank, and many more.

From there he worked with another agency and added PPC to his toolkit, managing many large ad budgets across several platforms, while continuing his work in technical and enterprise SEO. He rounded out his digital marketing experience by moving to an in-house role with X-Rite and their subsidiary company, Pantone.

With Interactually, Dave has led countless ad campaigns, SEO engagements, and analytics projects and has had the privilege of working with companies across many industries throughout the United States. In 2023, he led the company's pivot to a PPC agency with simplified campaign management packages, focusing our work and opening it up to small businesses as well as the large companies we have always enjoyed working with.

Michigan Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder - Dave Veldt

Dave lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife and children. He is an avid mountain biker and gravel cyclist, snowboarder, and Detroit Tigers fan.

Articles Written by David Veldt

It's Coming. Are You Ready?

Since we've been dealing with the dumpster fire that has been the Universal Analytics -> GA4 migration for months now, and with a couple months to go, this video is spot on.

Notre-Dame Cathedral is On Fire. Here's how Google is Responding in Real-Time.

A terrible tragedy is unfolding as I write this. Notre-Dame de Paris is on fire and at the time of this writing, the iconic spire has just collapsed in the blaze. I haven't heard any news regarding loss of life, so hopefully everyone is safe. It is already apparent, however, that the loss of history and artifacts in this building will be significant, if not total.

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Means for Digital Marketing

A year ago, a conservative family member asked me who I voted for, and I'm 95% certain they asked even though they knew the answer. After I replied they said, "I thought you'd be for Trump, being a business owner and all." Ethics and potential constitutional crises aside - which are some major things to set aside, but there's a lot going on right now - I explained that there was no greater threat to my business than the Trump administration.

In addition to demonstrating a complete lack of knowledge when it comes to the Internet, President Trump said nearly a year before his election:

...maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, ‘Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.,

The EU's Clever Workaround for that Pesky "Freedom of Expression" Thing

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled in favor of Mario Costeja Gonzalez (pictured above) of Spain in his suit against Google, aimed at getting them to remove pages related to Gonzalez's 1998 debt troubles that he argued are now irrelevant. Europe's top court ultimately decided that people have "the right to be forgotten."

Here's what's wrong with that.

"WTF Is A Session?" Google Analytics Updates Their Terminology

If you have accessed Google Analytics to view your website's metrics at all in the past day, you may have noticed something a little odd. Upon logging in and seeing your default Audience Overview report, where you once saw "Visits" and "Visitors," you now see "Sessions" and "Users."

A Spam SEO Email Dissected

If your email address is included in a single mailto: link or on the receiving end of any contact form, there's a high probability that you've received an email like the one shown below. Everyone receives them. I receive them and my site openly says I offer SEO services. Google has even received them. The thing that really irks me, however, is that these people are peddling misinformation and horribly-out-of-date information.

Most professionals in the SEO community know this these emails are junk, and that practically everything they contain is bullshit, but for the uninitiated, it may be difficult to detect.