Welcome to JoeRinehart.com!

In a nutshell, Joe Rinehart, founder of config.comI have an extensive background with Internet e-commerce and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consulting solutions which precede the commercialism of the Internet. I'm very proud of that fact and, chances are, more than you wish to know about me is within or linked from this web site.

I've included both a professional SEO consulting and a personal blog in a re-designed web site to make it easier for people to follow me, in business and life.

There are also several ways my last name is often misspelled, which include: Reinhart, Rhinehart, Rinehardt, Rineheart, Rhineheart, Reinhardt, however, the surname I was born with is Rinehart.

Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce

Tuscarawas County Chamber of CommerceI decided to join the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce in February 2016! While the benefits are great, the primary reason I joined was to network and get to know other business people throughout our beautiful Tuscarawas county, Ohio.  The mission of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is the formation of strategic partnerships to advance the economic, education, civic and cultural prosperity of Tuscarawas County

I'm really looking forward to the Business after Hours events and networking with other entrepreneurs to expose my eCommerce website review and other Internet marketing consulting services!

Bolivar-Zoar Rotary Club

Bolivar-Zoar Rotary Club of Tuscarawas County, OhioI'm a member of the Rotary Club of Bolivar - Zoar, Ohio and have found fellowship with other like minded professionals who wish to make a difference within our local communities and around the world!

One of the things I love about being a Rotarian is the 4-way test of the thiings we think, say or do, which includes:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Community Business Association of Northern Tuscarawas County

Community Business Association Wilkshire Hills LED signI'm pleased to announce that a website for the Community Business Association of Northern Tuscarawas County Ohio is available at CBAtv.biz. Association members Holly Thouvenin of Zoar, Ohio and Joe Rinehart of Bolivar, Ohio teamed up to create and develop the domain CBAtv.biz website due to the previous domain name CBATV.ORG currently being unavailable and unresponsive. Feb 10 2016 UPDATE: I was able to acquire the domain cbatv.org which was pointed to the website ;)

The Community Business Association of Northern Tuscarawas County, Ohio is an organization of business owners, managers and elected officials that meet at 7:30 am every second Wednesday monthly at the Sleep Inn in Wilkshire Hills between historic Bolivar and Zoar, Ohio.

Tusky Valley Business Directory is now in a Facebook page tab

Tuscarawas Valley Business DirectoryI'm very excited to announce that we've integrated our Tusky Valley Ohio Communities Directory as a tab available from our Facebook business page! 

You may now use our Tuscarawas county area database of people to see, places to go and things to do in our beautiful region... without having to leave or logout of Facebook! 

To check out the application directly from our Facebook business page, visit URL:

Internet Marketing Career Anniversary

Today, I logged into my account on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/joerinehart/ and was reminded that this month is the 22th anniversary of my formal Internet marketing career using the config.com domain name! I'm still quick to point out that my Internet e-Commerce career actually got started just after the 1993 tax season when I started selling single spin CD-ROM disc's mostly to university students, faculty, and the few companies on the 'net at the time!

1st URL advertised in a computer magazine

I was digging around archive.org (now known as the way back machine) for a copy of one of the actual ads that I authored and ran in Computer Shopper between Oct '93 and Oct '94 a couple of years before the Internet was commercial for an interview today with The Daily Kent Stater at Kent State University and found one from Oct '94.

Historical 1993-94 Internet ad in Computer Shopper
1993-94 Internet ad in Computer Shopper

Usually when I tell people about my 15 minutes of fame according to Andy Warhol they'll respond "but we all know that Al Gore invented the Internet". I'll smile and respond I don't claim to have invented the 'net, or wish to take anything away from either Al Gore or Tim Berners-Lee, just having attempted to capitalize on it as ethically as possible at the time through traditional print media instead of spam (still a bad thing), for which I'm very proud to have been at the right place at the right time in history.

Public Relations Damage Control - Reverse SEO

I've been helping e-commerce clients with their Search Engine Optimization since the early days of Yahoo. As the years have past we've (config.com) been receiving more frequent emails and telephone calls regarding how to repair public relations damage by a competitor, disgruntled client, former employee, or to get a web page with undesired information out of the search engines which may show up highly on the engines, and most often, specifically Google....