About Us 2018-01-11T07:46:01+00:00

No more geek-speak or nerdy terminology.

Thomas Petty Enterprises

Thomas Petty Enterprises, dba of the Bay Area Search Engine Academy, Inc. was founded in 2008. Our goals are to teach business owners, entrepreneurs and employees at small firms how to effectively market on the internet. Technology has changed a lot in the last decade (Facebook and Twitter both became publicly available in 2006 and the first iPhone came out in 2007!), and the web has changed drastically right along side in that same time period.

Search engine marketing and digital marketing in general has evolved from simple to becoming much more complex. Social media has changed the way we communicate, and the options available to marketers has gotten bigger and more difficult to sift through and rise above all the noise.

We’re here to help you sort through all the systems, tools, and products, and hopefully give busy business owners and their employees a clear-cut path through the forest to generate new business, without turning into geeks.


Our Goals

We want you to be able to have success, no matter how novice or skilled you are. Our goals are fairly simple:

  • Teach you the best way to market online in the least amount of time needed
  • Use WordPress effectively for the advantage of your business
  • Keep the bad guys (hackers) out of your WordPress website

Our solemn promise to you is that we will:

  • Use business language that makes sense to you as a business owner, not geek-speak
  • Give you the simple tools that get real results without using complicated systems
  • Show what you can ignore, and what are the most important things to pay attention to, and where possible, set it and forget it
This is Digital Marketing for the rest of us!

About Thomas W. Petty

Thomas W. Petty

Thomas Petty
Digital Marketing Trainer

Thomas Petty has been a Digital Marketing Trainer since 2008 when the company was founded by him. He has been involved with technology since 1989. He had a 21-year career at a Fortune 100 company, most of which was spent in the Information Technology arena. His background and expertise spans computer and server support, networks, data centers, web technology and software systems design and deployment.

He has taught many different types of coursework including Windows®, programming, networks, and WordPress® as well as a long list of webinars that have been attended by people from around the globe.

Thomas is only one of approximately 3000 HFI-Certified Usability Analysts® in the world, having been trained in web usability by Human Factors International.

He has owned his own digital marketing and SEO consulting business in Livermore, California since 2005, and works with many different industries to market their businesses on the web.