About Kim Krause
Contributing Expert on the Usability
Kimberly Kopp Krause is the owner of many sites including
and co-founder of the
Kim launched Cre8pc.com in 1996, offering search engine optimization
and web design resources gathered and tested while working as Webmaster
for a technical magazine publishing company.
She was in charge of web design and also getting 13 web sites registered
and ranked in search engines. As she moved forward in her career, she
freelanced from home in seach engine optimization (SEO) and web site
building under the Cre8pc domain. In 1998 she started the Cre8pc Website
Promotion Club in Yahoo! and co-moderated the Home and Small Business
Club, where she gained a reputation for helping people and making SEO
and Marketing easy to understand.
Hired by such companies as
Unisys and Verticalnet, Kim worked as a User Interface Engineer
and eventually moved into the Quality Assurance Software Testing
field, where it was her job to test and develop the methodology
for in-house web site usability. During this time, she continued
to freelance in SEO and help out in her Yahoo! clubs and other forums.
During the dot-com crash of 2001, Kim was laid off and within 6
hours was hired by a company seeking a sub-contractor to test and
project manage their proprietary Internet application for a large
This allowed her to expand Cre8pc services and work from a
home office full-time. In August 2002 the old Cre8pc club was changed
to Cre8asiteForums, where it quickly became one of the leading web
design forums on the Internet and the first to begin spreading the
importance of web site usability.
Today, Kim is focused solely on
usability and user interface web site testing using the cognitive
walkthrough and heuristic evaluation methodologies. Her background in
SEO makes it easy for her to understand the connection between the two
fields and how to make them work together for a united role in developing
traffic, rank, and steady to increased sales. Her
web site offers research, resources and a free test center.
Both as a partner or supplier, Kim provides affordable usability reports
for SEO Company clients as well as those that come to her via Cre8pc.
In May 2004 she launched UsabilityEffect.com, which focuses on her usability
testing services, offers a free test center and large resources section.
Kim's articles have been published in HighRankings
Advisor , SearchEngineGuide,
News, and many blogs and online publications too numerous to mention.
She's a contributing writer for Successful-Sites,
Engine Roundtable, Cre8tive
Flow and Mike Grehan's
e-Marketing News. She helped found the network of website properties
called Cre8asite Network, which features a Resource
Library and Cre8tive
She expresses herself in a more casual environment via her own
SEO and Usability Blog and remains a dedicated member of The
Creative Enterprises Network, an online merchants' association
made up of owners of small or home-based businesses.
If you would like to learn about how to make your web site more
user friendly, Kim offers a self-study course on web site usability
at the Online Search Engine College.