Fred Black, pqWorks, Search Engine Optimization, Burlington, NC, Greensboro, Copywriting, Web Sites, Social Media, Blogs, Marketing, Viral, Networking, SEO


"I have worked with Fred for almost 6 years and in that time have come to know him as a reliable, efficient, and upstanding individual. As a professional, Fred gets the job done in a timely and effective manner. As an individual, he is honest, reliable and ethical. You can be sure that when he says he will do something, he will, and he will do it in the most efficient and productive manner. I feel confident recommending Fred's services to any of my colleagues. "

~Alexia Erlichman
Music Gorilla


pqWorks is an abbreviation for PhaseQuest Works. I first started using the name PhaseQuest but got tired of having to spell it for people all the time! I still use the PhaseQuest name and web site for my Internet Business Products, however, I created pqWorks because it works, and I don't have to spell it 4 times!

My name is Fred Black and I'm located in Burlington, NC. Below is a little about me.

I've helped small local businesses all the way to international "Internet" businesses like the Glazier-Kennedy Resource Center (part of the Dan Kennedy web site). Click the Work button in the menu to see more of my work.

I graduated from Elon University in Elon, NC in 1985 with a degree in Computer Science.

I've had a wide range of experiences that cover the gamut of Internet and technology:

  • New River Innovation in Greensboro, NC: Search Engine Optimization, Copywriting, Conversion Optimization.
  • Batanga.com in Greensboro, NC.: Senior Software Engineer specializing in audio streaming infrastructure.
  • 3M (formally Guardianet Systems, Inc) in Greensboro, NC.: Senior Software Engineer responsible for web server infrastructure, network analysis and created of software tools to analyze internet traffic efficiency from customer locations back to the Guardianet web servers. The primary product, now called PAMS is an Internet content filtering and access management application.
  • Renaissance Worldwide as a Senior Consultant in their Network Solutions Consulting Practice.
  • Datanet Services, Inc (DSi) as Network Engineer Manager.
  • Landmark Community Interests as the Directory of Technology.
  • NetworkMCI Digital Imaging as Manager of Internal Systems and Support.
  • Image Technology as Technical Support Manager.
  • While in college I created a full color mail order catalog for infant bedding products and sold product via mail and phone orders (this was before the internet!)