The Search Engine Land editors below work regularly on the site, directing coverage and also writing about search issues. You can contact any of the editors individually using this contact form or all at once by using the "All Editors" option on the form. More about the editors and areas they oversee can be found here. All Search Engine Land authors are listed below the editorial staff.

David de Souza

David de Souza is the founder of Matching Donations, a website that allows your charitable donations to go twice as far. He also volunteers his time as the SEO strategist for the International Professors Project, a non-profit that encourages professors to volunteer for teaching opportunities abroad. See articles by David de Souza.

Matt Ackley

Matt Ackley is a former developer who was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of marketing back in 2005. Now there, as CMO of Marin Software, Matt enjoys creating unique solutions powered by the intersection of science in creativity found in today’s online marketing platforms. See articles by Matt Ackley.

Kerry Allen

Kerry Allen is Chief Marketing Officer of SmartSearch Marketing. With more than 20 years of working in all facets of marketing, including B2B, B2C, brand, digital, social, and public relations, Kerry brings a global focus to the company. See articles by Kerry Allen.

Myles Anderson

Myles Anderson is Founder & CEO of BrightLocal provides local SEO tools for local businesses; see their research section for the latest findings about the local search market. See articles by Myles Anderson.

Tim Ash

Tim Ash is the author of the bestselling book "Landing Page Optimization," CEO of and chairperson of the international Conversion Conference event series. See articles by Tim Ash.

George Aspland

George Aspland is founder and President of eVision, providing Internet marketing services to companies and organizations for over 14 years. See articles by George Aspland.

Andy Atkins-Krüger

Andy Atkins-Krüger is a linguist who has been specializing in international search since 1997 and is the CEO of WebCertain, the multilingual search agency and Editor-in-Chief of the blog You can follow him on Twitter here @andyatkinskruge. See articles by Andy Atkins-Krüger.

Adam Audette

Adam Audette is the Chief Knowledge Officer at RKG, where he blogs regularly. You'll find him speaking at conferences around the world when he's not riding down mountains on something fast. Follow Adam on Twitter as @audette. See articles by Adam Audette.

Rick Backus

Rick Backus is CEO and co-founder of CPC Strategy, a full-service data feed and comparison shopping management solution.He has been covering Google Shopping in January 2007, when he began testing title keyword optimization in Google Base data feeds. Since then, he’s helped author more than 3 books on the topic. See articles by Rick Backus.

Jon Ball

Jon Ball is CEO of Page One Power, a white hat custom link building firm located in Boise Idaho. He is an expert at link building strategy and implementation. If he's not doing link building he's photographing or mountain biking in the beautiful wilderness of Idaho. See articles by Jon Ball.

Mark Ballard

Mark Ballard is the Director of Research at the Rimm-Kaufman Group (RKG). He manages and writes for the popular RKG Blog and heads the production of RKG's quarterly Digital Marketing Report, which covers PPC, SEO, Attribution, Social Media and more. Follow him on @mp_ballard. See articles by Mark Ballard.

Matthew Barby

Matthew Barby is a digital marketing consultant from the UK and oversees digital strategy at Wyatt International. He shares valuable information and strategies related to SEO, social media, content marketing and branding within his digital marketing blog. Alongside this, Matt blogs at Find My Blog Way and is a lecturer for the Digital Marketing Institute. See articles by Matthew Barby.

Benny Blum

Benny Blum is the Vice President of Performance Marketing and Analytics at SellPoints and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. See articles by Benny Blum.

Michael Bonfils

Michael Bonfils specializes in providing multinational search marketing services for agencies and in-house search marketing professionals. Since 1996, Michael has helped pioneer best practices in global search engine marketing and innovations in technology advertising. See articles by Michael Bonfils.

Aaron Bradley

Aaron Bradley is an SEO consultant specializing in organic search, and writes on search issues at his blog SEO Skeptic. He has worked in SEO since 2005, following ten years as a website designer. See articles by Aaron Bradley.

Scott Brinker

Scott Brinker is the president and CTO of ion interactive, a leading provider of landing page management and conversion optimization software. He also writes a blog on marketing technology, Chief Marketing Technologist. Follow him on twitter via @chiefmartec. See articles by Scott Brinker.

Paul Bruemmer

Paul Bruemmer is Managing Partner at PB Communications LLC. Specializing in SaaS solutions for Enterprise Store Locator/Finders, Semantic/Organic/Local/Mobile and SEO Diagnostic Audits for increasing online and in-store foot traffic. See articles by Paul Bruemmer.

Claudia Bruemmer

Claudia Bruemmer Claudia Bruemmer is the Copy Editor for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. See articles by Claudia Bruemmer.

Sean Carlos

Sean Carlos is President of Antezeta Web Marketing, based in Milan Italy. As a web marketing teacher and consultant, Sean Carlos helps companies optimize their business results online. He is particularly interested in International SEO, Social Media and Web Analytics. See articles by Sean Carlos.

Mel Carson

Mel Carson is founder of Delightful Communications -- a Social Media, Digital PR and Personal Branding Consultancy. Former Microsoft Digital Evangelist and Author of Pioneers of Digital living in Seattle when not traveling the world speaking at conferences! See articles by Mel Carson.

Timothy Carter

Timothy Carter is the Director of Search Marketing & Social Media for Smash Hit Displays where he focuses on paid search, link building and content writing for the company. When not writing for his own website, or contributing to other publications including, Small Business Trends and Engine Journal, he is currently working on opening an SEO & Social Media Marketing company to help businesses with local search results, organic SEO and competitive niche search rankings. See articles by Timothy Carter.

Christoph C. Cemper

Christoph C. Cemper is a well-known and distinguished expert in SEO and link building and founder of Internet marketing company, CEMPER.COM. Cemper has been developing the SEO and link building toolkit, Link Research Tools. See articles by Christoph C. Cemper.

Christine Churchill

Christine Churchill is the President and CEO of, a full service online marketing agency that has been helping businesses succeed online for over a decade. Christine and her team of experienced search marketers offer a variety of services including Pay Per Click Management, Search Engine Optimization, Conversion Enhancements and Analytics Support. See articles by Christine Churchill.

Kristie Colby

Kristie Colby is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist at SmartSearch Marketing with almost a decade of experience. Kristie manages all facets of organic SEO campaign development for SmartSearch Marketing. See articles by Kristie Colby.

John Cosley

John Cosley is responsible for Microsoft Search Advertising’s global brand marketing and communications activities, which includes Bing Ads. He has over 15 years of digital marketing experience across a diverse set of industries, including Entertainment, Technology/Software, Advertising, and Creative Services. John has been overseeing search advertising campaigns for over 10 years. See articles by John Cosley.

Eric Couch

Eric Couch is a Senior PPC Account Manager and lead trainer at Hanapin Marketing, speaker, and a featured columnist on PPC Hero. He specializes in Excel, data analysis, lead generation, and promoting ongoing education in PPC best practices. See articles by Eric Couch.

Daniel Cristo

Daniel Cristo is the director of SEO Innovation at Catalyst, a thought leader in the organic, paid and social space. Dan has been doing SEO since 2002. An avid programmer and entrepreneur, Dan co-founded Triberr, an Influencer Marketing platform See articles by Daniel Cristo.

Brent Csutoras

Brent Csutoras is a social media marketing consultant and entrepreneur, who specializes in social media marketing, content marketing, and viral content creation. He blogs regularly at See articles by Brent Csutoras.

Nate Dame

Nate Dame is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. As CEO and founder of SEOperks, Nate has driven revenue improvement campaigns for companies large and small with a focus on high-quality link building and future-oriented SEO. See articles by Nate Dame.

Kerry Dean

Kerry Dean is Chief Traffic Officer at PMG, a full-service digital agency, where he directs all technical operations for the company, including the company’s SEO, social media, local search, reputation management, website architecture and usability, analytics and Wordpress practices. Follow him on Twitter @kerrydean. See articles by Kerry Dean.

Jason Decker

Jason Decker is a Local Search Specialist at SmartSearch Marketing. Over the past several years he has successfully managed complex local search solutions for large national brands with many locations. His expertise includes local business listing management and distribution, business profile optimization, customer reviews and reputation management. See articles by Jason Decker.

Stoney deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is president of Pole Position Marketing, a leading online marketing strategy company established in 1998 and currently based in Canton, Ohio. See articles by Stoney deGeyter.

Rick DeJarnette

Rick DeJarnette is an in-house SEO at, and was previously part of Microsoft’s Live Search and Bing Webmaster Center teams, serving as the primary contributor to the Bing Webmaster Center blog and then later as an in-house SEO for the Bing content properties. He also randomly adds to his own blog, The SEO Ace. See articles by Rick DeJarnette.

Rick DeJarnette

Rick DeJarnette is an in-house SEO at, and was previously part of Microsoft’s Live Search and Bing Webmaster Center teams, serving as the primary contributor to the Bing Webmaster Center blog and then later as an in-house SEO for the Bing content properties. He also randomly adds to his own blog, The SEO Ace. See articles by Rick DeJarnette.

Tom Demers

Tom Demers is the co-founder and managing partner of Measured SEM, a search engine marketing consulting firm that offers paid search management and search engine optimization (SEO) services to businesses of varying sizes in various industries. See articles by Tom Demers.

Jayson DeMers

Jayson DeMers is the founder & CEO of AudienceBloom, a Seattle-based content marketing & social media agency. See articles by Jayson DeMers.

Vic Drabicky

Vic Drabicky is a New York-based digital marketing and strategy consultant specializing in retail. He has worked with Nike, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Michael Kors and many others to develop fully integrated digital marketing strategies.Follow him @VicDrabicky on Twitter. See articles by Vic Drabicky.

Josh Dreller

Josh Dreller has been a search marketer since 2003 with a focus on SEM technology. As a media technologist fluent in the use of leading industry systems, Josh stays abreast of cutting edge digital marketing and measurement tools to maximize the effect of digital media on business goals. He has a deep passion to monitor the constantly evolving intersection between marketing and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @mediatechguy. See articles by Josh Dreller.

Janet Driscoll Miller

Janet Driscoll Miller is the President and CEO of Marketing Mojo. She regularly blogs on a variety of search engine marketing topics, often focusing on technical solutions. You can find her on Twitter @janetdmiller. See articles by Janet Driscoll Miller.

John E Lincoln

John E Lincoln is Founder and President of SEO and Social Media at Ignite Visibility, a premier Internet marketing company based in San Diego, CA. You can follow John on Twitter at: @johnelincoln. See articles by John E Lincoln.

Derek Edmond

Derek Edmond is a Managing Partner of KoMarketing Associates, a B2B internet marketing agency specializing in SEO, PPC, and social media strategy. You can reach Derek at and follow him on Twitter @DerekEdmond. See articles by Derek Edmond.

Mona Elesseily

Mona Elesseily was recently voted the 2013 Most influential SEM. She is the Vice President of Online Marketing Strategy at Page Zero Media where she focuses on search engine marketing strategy, landing page optimization (LPO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO). See articles by Mona Elesseily.

Jordan Elkind

Jordan Elkind heads the customer success team at Custora, a customer-centric marketing platform for e-commerce retailers. Prior to joining Custora, he earned an MBA from Wharton and worked in marketing analytics at Citi Cards. See articles by Jordan Elkind.

John Ellis

John Ellis is a frequent search industry speaker and blogger, although he has spent most of his career as an in-house Online Marketing Manager. Working from this perspective has provided John with an understanding of high demand and budget concerns as it relates to marketing. He can also be found at and on Twitter @JohnWEllis See articles by John Ellis.

Eric Enge

Eric Enge is the president of Stone Temple Consulting, an SEO consultancy outside of Boston. Eric publishes a highly respected interview series and can be followed on Twitter at @stonetemple. See articles by Eric Enge.

Erin Everhart

Erin Everhart is the director of digital marketing at 352, a digital agency creating websites, software and marketing campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @erinever. See articles by Erin Everhart.

Kerin Foster

Kerin Foster is a Marketing Associate at SEER Interactive in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She brings extensive knowledge and experience to the search marketing industry and strives to provide the broadest perspective possible to make amazing things happen on a daily basis. See articles by Kerin Foster.

Vanessa Fox

Vanessa Fox is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. She built Google Webmaster Central and went on to found software and consulting company Nine By Blue and create Blueprint Search Analytics< which she later sold. Her book, Marketing in the Age of Google, (updated edition, May 2012) provides a foundation for incorporating search strategy into organizations of all levels. Follow her on Twitter at @vanessafox. See articles by Vanessa Fox.

Aaron Friedman

Aaron Friedman is the Director of SEO for Kahena, a Digital Marketing agency focused on sustainable SEO, vertical search optimization, and online advertising. At KDM, he leads strategy for all accounts and is experienced in SEO ranging from local, digital marketing, to national and global search marketing. Aaron also specializes in social media strategy development and its convergence with SEO, content creation, image and video optimization. Follow him on Twitter @AaronFriedman. See articles by Aaron Friedman.

Mitul Gandhi

Mitul Gandhi has had 10+ years of experience in marketing and SEO consulting with Fortune 500 brands, which is the basis for his innovative approach to SEO. As the Co-Founder and Chief Architect of seoClarity, he has patents pending in the field of SEO analysis, and has been quoted in leading industry news sources. See articles by Mitul Gandhi.

Brad Geddes

Brad Geddes is the Founder of Certified Knowledge, a company dedicated to PPC education & training; fficial Google AdWords Seminar Leader, and author of Advanced Google AdWords. See articles by Brad Geddes.

Kevin Gibbons

Kevin Gibbons is founder and Managing Director of UK content marketing agency Quaturo. A highly respected blogger on search and social media, Kevin also speaks frequently at leading industry events. He can also be found on Twitter @kevgibbo. See articles by Kevin Gibbons.

Greg Gifford

Greg Gifford is the Director of Search and Social at AutoRevo, a software company that provides websites and online marketing to used car dealers all over the country. Check out their awesome blog for Greg’s local search posts and videos. See articles by Greg Gifford.

Kelly Gillease

Kelly Gillease is the Vice President, Marketing at Viator,the leading provider of destination activities worldwide, and also blogs on in-house search engine marketing issues at See articles by Kelly Gillease.

Casie Gillette

Casie Gillette is the Director of Online Marketing at KoMarketing Associates, a B2B Internet marketing firm based in Boston, MA. She has been in the search industry for eight years and loves all things Internet-related. See articles by Casie Gillette.

Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman is the founder and principal of Page Zero Media and author of Winning Results with Google AdWords. See articles by Andrew Goodman.

James Green

James Green is chief executive officer at search retargeting leader Magnetic charged with driving overall company expansion and building out Magnetic’s search retargeting infrastructure. See articles by James Green.

Jenny Halasz

Jenny Halasz is the President of an online marketing consulting company offering SEO, PPC, and Web Design services. She's been in search since 2000 and focuses on long term strategies, intuitive user experience and successful customer acquisition. She occasionally offers her personal insights on her blog, JLH Marketing. See articles by Jenny Halasz.

Steve Hall

Steve Hall is a marketing professional, publisher, writer, community manager, photographer and all-around lover of advertising. See articles by Steve Hall.

Dax Hamman

Dax Hamman is the Chief Strategy Officer at Chango, the solution to programmatic marketing and "big data", and is based in San Francisco and London. You can follow him on Twitter @DaxHamman. See articles by Dax Hamman.

Akvile Harlow

Akvile Harlow is Third Door Media's Search Marketing Expo Internet marketing and client advertising operations manager. See articles by Akvile Harlow.

Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris is the Vice President of Search Engine Marketing and Content Strategy at RepEquity in Washington, DC. Ms. Harris has 13 years of SEO and PPC experience, and has helped numerous companies, including Hilton Worldwide, and Carfax Vehicle History Reports, build their online presence. Her clients at RepEquity include eBay, UNICEF, PhRMA and South Carolina. See articles by Andrea Harris.

Carrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the co-founder of Ignitor Digital, along with long-time colleague Mary Bowling. At Ignitor, Carrie tackles tough technical SEO roadblocks many small business owners don't even know they have. Her experience with analytics and troubleshooting helps her get to the root of issues. When not working, Carrie loves to cook for friends and family, hang out with her pretty awesome kids, and read books that have little-to-no educational value! You can also follow Carrie on twitter, @carriehill. See articles by Carrie Hill.

Anders Hjorth

Anders Hjorth is a digital native, entrepreneur, a frequent speaker on Search Marketing and blogger on various Digital Marketing blogs including his own catch-up blog See articles by Anders Hjorth.

Ariel Hochstadt

Ariel Hochstadt is an online marketing expert working in the online industry since 1998. He started covering the internet industry for several leading newspapers and magazines in Israel and later on led internet education to members of the parliament and government. Ariel spent 4 years at Google, starting as Israel B2B team leader and later on leading global marketing teams outside North America for Gmail, coordinating workers in Australia, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. See articles by Ariel Hochstadt.

Rae Hoffman

Rae Hoffman aka "Sugarrae" is an affiliate marketing veteran and an occasional SEO consultant. She is also the CEO of PushFire, an online marketing agency that specializes in SEO and PPC management services. You can meet her in person at her next affiliate SEO training course (seating is limited) or follow her on Twitter @Sugarrae. See articles by Rae Hoffman.

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt is currently the President of Back Azimuth Consulting and co-author of Search Engine Marketing Inc. His personal blog is See articles by Bill Hunt.

Patricia Hursh

Patricia Hursh is president and founder of SmartSearch Marketing, a Boulder, Colorado-based search engine marketing agency. You can reach Patricia at The Strictly Business column appears Wednesdays at Search Engine Land. See articles by Patricia Hursh.

Dale Hursh

Dale Hursh has been involved in multiple technology industries for over 25 years in roles ranging from sales and business development to president. He co-founded SmartSearch Marketing, and is responsible for business development, infrastructure and the day-to-day operations of the company. See articles by Dale Hursh.

Ted Ives

Ted Ives helps enterprises to scale up online marketing efforts through custom engagements tailored to their unique situations. Ted blogs on a variety of online marketing topics with a special emphasis on SEO at Coconut Headphones. You can find him on Twitter @tedives. See articles by Ted Ives.

Oliver Jacob

Oliver Jacob is co-founder and CEO of Vantage Local, a complete solution provider for local display advertising. See articles by Oliver Jacob.

Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari is a Business Analyst at Adobe. He provides strategic cross-channel data-driven insights to fortune 500 companies across search, social, display and offline channels. See articles by Hamed Jafari.

Katherine Janca

Katherine Janca has been working in search engine marketing for over 5 years on the agency side with clients in e-commerce and consumer electronics. Her background is in psychology, computer science and economics and she loves automation and has a zeal for data and feeds. See articles by Katherine Janca.

Harrison Jones

Harrison Jones is the SEO and Web Analyst at The Mx Group — a Chicago-based full service B2B integrated marketing and sales upport agency. He specializes in SEO, paid search, analytics, usability analysis, information architecture, conversion optimization, and content marketing. See articles by Harrison Jones.

Cameron Jonsson

Cameron Jonsson is a seasoned online media executive with a hands-on approach to building interactive products, as well as creating and managing online campaigns that brings SEM, Display, Mobile and Social into a coherent digital strategy. He is the founder and Managing Director of Jonsson Media Group, a boutique digital advertising agency. See articles by Cameron Jonsson.

Julie Joyce

Julie Joyce owns the link development firm Link Fish Media and is one of the founding members of the SEO Chicks blog. See articles by Julie Joyce.

Alan K'necht

Alan K'necht , a partner at Digital Always Media, is a public speaker, award winning author, corporate trainer (SEO, social media marketing & digital analytics), and an online instructor for the University of San Francisco's on-line Internet marketing and analytics programs He also co-hosts of the weekly Twitter Chat #SocialChat See articles by Alan K'necht.

Mani Karthik

Mani Karthik is Inbound Marketing Manager at SuperMoney -- a service that super powers you with comprehensive personal finance information, powerful tools and financial expertise from a community of experts. Passionate about anything search engines and social media, he blogs at on trends in search and also on See articles by Mani Karthik.

Jordan Kasteler

Jordan Kasteler is the Senior SEO Manager for the agency, Red Door Interactive. See articles by Jordan Kasteler.

Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly is an SEO expert at SmartSearch Marketing. Susan has been in the search industry since 2002, and has experience with account leadership, training, strategy and implementation of both organic and PPC programs. Susan has worked with a variety of B2B and B2C clients ranging from pharmaceutical to retail brands. See articles by Susan Kelly.

Ashley Kemper

Ashley Kemper is a Marketing Manager at Blue Fountain Media, a digital agency based in Manhattan. Ashley's expertise in digital marketing and online campaign execution has benefitted clients ranging from fledgling startups to Fortune 500s looking to establish actionable brand strategies. See articles by Ashley Kemper.

Larry Kim

Larry Kim is founder and CTO of WordStream, provider of the AdWords Grader and 20 Minute PPC Work Week. See articles by Larry Kim.

Frank Kochenash

Frank Kochenash is an expert in digital strategy and operations and structuring engagement teams to deliver maximal value to Fortune 500 and mid-market organizations. He's currently VP of Client Services at Mercent, and has previously held leadership roles at Razorfish and See articles by Frank Kochenash.

AJ Kohn

AJ Kohn is Special Projects Correspondent for both Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. He runs Blind Five Year Old, a San Francisco Digital Marketing firm specializing in search and can be found on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter as @ajkohn.

See articles by AJ Kohn.

Kim Krause Berg

Kim Krause Berg is the SEO/Usability Consultant for Cre8pc. Her work combines website and software application usability testing with a working knowledge of search engine optimization. See articles by Kim Krause Berg.

Cindy Krum

Cindy Krum Cindy Krum is the CEO and Founder of MobileMoxie, LLC, a mobile marketing consultancy and host of the most cutting-edge online mobile marketing toolset available today. Cindy is the author of Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are, published by Que Publishing. See articles by Cindy Krum.

Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson is the Director of Performance Ads Marketing for Google, responsible for a broad portfolio of ads products including search, shopping, display, and analytics. See articles by Matt Lawson.

Warren Lee

Warren Lee is an award winning search engine marketing thought leader, author, and speaker. He has led the interactive marketing industry through innovation and education by embracing the latest integrated digital marketing strategies and technologies, as well as by advancing the industry through speaking, blogging, teaching & driving game-changing results for his Fortune 100 clients. See articles by Warren Lee.

Chris Liversidge

Chris Liversidge has over twelve years web development experience & is the founder of QueryClick Search Marketing, a UK agency specialising in SEO, PPC and Conversion Rate Optimisation strategies that deliver industry-leading ROI. See articles by Chris Liversidge.

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is Chief Marketing Curmudgeon and President at Portent, Inc, a firm he started in 1995. Portent is a full-service internet marketing company whose services include SEO, SEM and strategic consulting. See articles by Ian Lurie.

Trond Lyngbø

Trond Lyngbø is Head Of SEO at MediaCom Norway. He has over 10 years of experience specializing in digital strategy, e-commerce and SEO. Trond is the author of the books "Importance of SEO for Your Online Business" and "Power Social Media Marketing". He can be found on Twitter @TrondLyngbo. See articles by Trond Lyngbø.

John Paul Mains

John Paul Mains is Click Laboratory's Chief Scientist, where he leads the company's engagement and optimization teams. He has 20 years of experience in web design, online marketing, customer analysis and lead generation. See articles by John Paul Mains.

Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is the Founder and CEO of Surefire Social, a provider of local digital marketing services and technology. With a coaching-centric approach, Surefire Social raises businesses' local search presence through hyper-local search, display, social and mobile strategies. See articles by Chris Marentis.

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is a SEO Manager at Covario, SEO course instructor at San Diego State University, contributor to The Art of SEO : Mastering Search Engine Optimization published by O’Reilly and owner of Mobile Martin based out of San Diego, California. See articles by Michael Martin.

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is a SEO Manager at Covario, SEO course instructor at San Diego State University, contributor to The Art of SEO : Mastering Search Engine Optimization published by O’Reilly and owner of Mobile Martin based out of San Diego, California. See articles by Michael Martin.

Andrew Martineau

Andrew Martineau is an Organic Search Director for Catalyst, a leading search engine marketing firm that delivers digital marketing solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 organizations. Martineau currently focuses on developing search strategies for large CPG brands, and creating enterprise-level reporting mechanisms. See articles by Andrew Martineau.

Brian Massey

Brian Massey is the Conversion Scientist at Conversion Sciences and author of Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Forumulas of The Conversion Scientist. Follow Brian at The Conversion Scientist blog and on Twitter @bmassey See articles by Brian Massey.

Debra Mastaler

Debra Mastaler of and Alliance-Link is based in Fairfax Station Virginia and offers link marketing consultations and content partner services. See articles by Debra Mastaler.

Gene McKenna

Gene McKenna is a Director of Product Management at Groupon where he leads organic search. Gene's SEO philosophy is to build a great product for users, so he led his team to launch Groupon's first on-site search, Groupon Place Pages and the Groupon Guide platform. See articles by Gene McKenna.

Bryson Meunier

Bryson Meunier is the Director of SEO Strategy at Resolution Media, and a primary architect of Resolution Media’s SEO product and Clear Target Digital Behavior Analysis. You can follow him on Twitter @BrysonMeunier See articles by Bryson Meunier.

George Michie

George Michie is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Scientist of RKG, a technology and service leader in paid search, SEO, performance display, social media, and the science of online marketing. He also writes for the RKG Blog. Follow him on Twitter at @georgemichie1. See articles by George Michie.

David Mihm

David Mihm is Director of Local Strategy at Moz, and the architect of Moz Local — a newly ­released software product that distributes U.S. business listings to the primary local data aggregators and important local directories. See articles by David Mihm.

James Moore

James Moore is the Chief Revenue Officer for, a company quickly being recognized as the authority in search retargeting. Since the mid 90’s James has been involved in leading companies who are paving new paths in digital space. See articles by James Moore.

Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison is Director of Customer Success at Adchemy® a software development company that helps marketers scale the performance and relevance of their mission-critical paid search campaigns. See articles by Dan Morrison.

Selena Narayanasamy

Selena Narayanasamy is primarily focused on organic search tactics and strategies, and passionate about breaking down barriers between different specialties and disciplines in the digital marketing space. See articles by Selena Narayanasamy.

Brad Neelan

Brad Neelan is a successful digital media and marketing professional with cross channel digital expertise. Brad has successfully consulted clients across a number of verticals and industries including B2B, B2C, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Travel, and Media & Publishing clients. See articles by Brad Neelan.

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson is Senior Manager of Client Services at PPC Associates. See articles by Mike Nelson.

Kathy Nielsen

Kathy Nielsen is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at, where she works closely with domain registry and registrar clients on special auctions and sales projects, and continually strives to educate end users and on the value of domain names. See articles by Kathy Nielsen.

Abraham Nord

Abraham Nord is a Conversion Improvement Designer at SmartSearch Marketing. Abraham brings over 4 years of experience in the online business sector with his own online retail store. His experience includes web design, marketing, advertising, customer relations and personnel management. See articles by Abraham Nord.

Ciarán Norris

Ciarán Norris is the Head of Digital for Mindshare Ireland, as well as holding a global role for the media agency as Director, Emerging Media. At Mindshare he works with both local & multinational clients, helping them to integrate on & offline, and to utilise search, social, mobile & video in their broader marketing mix. See articles by Ciarán Norris.

Neg Norton

Neg Norton is president of the Local Search Association, leading the best local search marketers who deliver cutting-edge solutions spanning digital, print, mobile and social media that help local businesses succeed. Follow @LocalSearchAssn on Twitter. See articles by Neg Norton.

Jonathan Opdyke

Jonathan Opdyke co-founded HookLogic in 2004 on the idea that marketing closer to consumer decision points would not only be more effective for marketers, but also more useful for consumers. Under his leadership, HookLogic has grown from a boot-strap start-up to a global enterprise powering integrated, native advertising and promotional programs across many of the internet’s most recognized ecommerce sites. See articles by Jonathan Opdyke.

Sam Owen

Sam Owen

Sam Owen is a leading writer for PPC Hero, a speaker on International PPC and CRO and a paid search and display account manager at Hanapin Marketing. His client's range from start-ups to Fortune 500 businesses and include e-commerce and lead generation.

See articles by Sam Owen.

Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson is Go Fish Digital's Director of Client Services, and is responsible for researching and developing strategies for Online Reputation Management (ORM), SEO, and managing web development projects. He blogs on the GFD blog and can be found on Twitter@brianspatterson. See articles by Brian Patterson.

Brent Payne

Brent Payne is esteemed as one of the top SEOs in the world. Before becoming CEO of Chicago-based Loud Interactive, Brent cut his teeth in online marketing by working closely with well-known brands like, Best Buy, Chicago Tribune and See articles by Brent Payne.

Simon Penson

Simon Penson is Managing Director and Founder of Zazzle Media, a UK based data-informed, content led digital marketing agency quickly earning a reputation as a global authority on "content marketing". See articles by Simon Penson.

Randy Pickard

Randy Pickard has been optimizing sites for search engine rankings since 1996. He is the Marketing Director for fashion designer Mac Duggal. See articles by Randy Pickard.

Kate Powell

Kate Powell is a PPC Specialist at SmartSearch Marketing, a Boulder, Colorado-based search engine marketing agency. You can reach Kate at See articles by Kate Powell.

Frost Prioleau

Frost Prioleau is a seasoned online advertising executive, specializing in targeting, optimization, and technology. Frost is CEO and co-founder of You can follow him on Twitter @phrossed. See articles by Frost Prioleau.

Brian Provost

Brian Provost serves as Vice President, Audience Development at Define Media Group, Inc., the leader in Enterprise SEO & Online Audience Development strategies. Brian embraces the challenges of complex Internet Marketing and has developed strategies for many dominant brands. Outside of the Online Marketing community, he serves as an advisor to the Investment Community on their online investments.Prior to working at Define, Brian was Vice President, Audience Development at Focus Research (now Ziff Davis). See articles by Brian Provost.

David Rodnitzky

David Rodnitzky is founder and CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC Associates), a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. Prior to 3Q Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several Internet companies, including (2000-2001), FindLaw (2001-2004), Adteractive (2004-2006), and Mercantila (2007-2008). David currently serves on advisory boards for several companies, including Marin Software, MediaBoost, Mediacause, and a stealth travel start-up. See articles by David Rodnitzky.

David Roth

David Roth is Vice President, Marketing at Move, Inc., parent company of and other significant real estate-focused web properties. In this capacity, Roth oversees Paid and Organic Search, Affiliate, Mobile and Social Marketing for the Company. Prior to his arrival at Move, Dave was Sr. Director of Search and Affiliate Marketing at Yahoo!, Inc. See articles by David Roth.

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan is CEO of Motivity Marketing. Motivity ‘s focus is helping companies in the world of connected marketing move forward with greater impact and return than they may ever have thought possible. Kevin takes an active role in guiding the day-to-day strategic execution of client initiatives. See articles by Kevin Ryan.

Conrad Saam

Conrad Saam is the founder of Atticus Marketing - a search agency dedicated exclusively to the legal profession. Prior to Atticus, Conrad ran marketing for Urbanspoon and the legal directory Avvo, which rose from concept to market leader under his watch. See articles by Conrad Saam.

Nathan Safran

Nathan Safran is Director of Research at Conductor, Inc, an SEO technology company in New York, authoring insightful research on trends in the natural search industry. See articles by Nathan Safran.

Muhammad Saleem

Muhammad Saleem is an award-winning digital marketing consultant who has been recognized for outstanding achievement executing social media and search engine marketing strategies. See articles by Muhammad Saleem.

Russell Savage

Russell Savage is a Marketing Engineer for and loves saving people time through automation. He writes the blog where he posts AdWords scripts that he has built for all to enjoy. See articles by Russell Savage.

Rebekah Schelfhout

Rebekah Schelfhout is one of the longest standing PPC team leaders at Periscopix, a fast growing PPC agency, serving as the company's Group Head of Search. See articles by Rebekah Schelfhout.

Mathias Schindler

Mathias Schindler is a project manager for Wikimedia Germany. See articles by Mathias Schindler.

Tom Schmitz

Tom Schmitz operates Schmitz Marketing, an Internet Marketing consultancy helping brands succeed at Inbound Marketing, Social Media and SEO. You can read more from Tom at Hitchhiker's Guide to Traffic. See articles by Tom Schmitz.

Claire Schoen

Claire Schoen is director of Third Door Media's Digital Marketing Depot webcast series. Claire has held senior marketing and operations positions in publishing for nearly thirty years. See articles by Claire Schoen.

Eli Schwartz

Eli Schwartz is the Online Marketing Manager for SurveyMonkey, the world's largest online survey company. He oversees all SEO efforts and strategies on SurveyMonkey properties across 16 languages. See articles by Eli Schwartz.

Will Scott

Will Scott is CEO of Search Influence, a national online marketing firm focused on small and medium-sized businesses, and white label online marketing products for publishers and media partners who serve them. Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast and New Orleans’ only Inc. 500 honoree in 2011. See articles by Will Scott.

Siddharth Shah

Siddharth Shah is Director, Business Analytics at Adobe. He leads a global team that manages the performance of over $2 BN dollars of ad spend on search, social and display media at Adobe. See articles by Siddharth Shah.

Adam Sherk

Adam Sherk is VP SEO and Social Media for Define Media Group, the enterprise audience development and search marketing company. Adam blogs about news media SEO, PR and social media at See articles by Adam Sherk.

Andrew Shotland

Andrew Shotland is the proprietor of Local SEO Guide, a local search engine optimization consulting company specializing in yellow pages seo and local directory search—the blog is pretty fabulous too. See articles by Andrew Shotland.

Marshall Simmonds

Marshall Simmonds is the founder and CEO of Define Media Group, the enterprise audience development and search marketing company. He consults with top brands worldwide and is a leader in digital marketing and search. Marshall was responsible for building into the most successful content network on the Internet and from 2005-2010 he was the Chief Search Strategist for the New York Times Company. See articles by Marshall Simmonds.

Bill Slawski

Bill Slawski is the Director of Search Marketing for Go Fish Digital and the editor of SEO by the Sea. He has been doing SEO and web promotion since the mid-90s, and was a legal and technical administrator in the highest level trial court in Delaware. See articles by Bill Slawski.

Chris Silver Smith

Chris Silver Smith is President of Argent Media, and serves on advisory boards for Universal Business Listing and FindLaw. Follow him @si1very on Twitter. See articles by Chris Silver Smith.

Brad Smith

Brad Smith is an Inbound Marketing Consultant at DigitalRelevance. He graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Business Management. See articles by Brad Smith.

Rob Snell

Rob Snell owns Gun Dog Supply, an online retailer of dog training collars and teaches retailers about conversion optimization and SEO for e-commerce at You can follow him on Twitter @RobSnell. See articles by Rob Snell.

Neil Sorenson

Neil Sorenson is the Head of Pay per Click at, and his daily duties include paid search, retargeting, product feed management, media buying, and ping pong domination. See articles by Neil Sorenson.

Stephan Spencer

Stephan Spencer is the author of Google Power Search, creator of the Science of SEO and co-author of The Art of SEO now in its second edition, both published by O'Reilly. Spencer is also the founder of Netconcepts and inventor of the SEO technology platform GravityStream. He also blogs on his own site, Stephan Spencer's Scatterings. See articles by Stephan Spencer.

Benjamin Spiegel

Benjamin Spiegel is the Sr. Partner, Managing Director of Strategy at GroupM. He is a digital veteran with over 14 years of experience in advertising. For the past three years, he has led the search practice across the GroupM Network; today, he leads the agency’s search and social engagement strategy group. See articles by Benjamin Spiegel.

Barbara Starr

Barbara Starr of SemanticFuse is a semantic strategist and software engineer. providing semantic SEO and other related consulting services. Starr is a technology expert and software designer specifically in the semantic search and semantic Web arenas. See articles by Barbara Starr.

Jonah Stein

Jonah Stein is the founder of, a San Francisco Search Engine Marketing Company that specializes in ROI-driven SEO. See articles by Jonah Stein.

Sherwood Stranieri

Sherwood Stranieri runs Skypromote, an SEO agency in Boston and NYC, and has been doing search since 1998. You can follow him on Twitter @SherwoodSEO. See articles by Sherwood Stranieri.

Michael Stricker

Michael Stricker is a Digital Marketing Strategist, SEO / SMO (Social Media) Consultant / Technologist, U.S. Marketing Director at SEMrush & Charter Member of the Acronym Club. See articles by Michael Stricker.

Shari Thurow

Shari Thurow is the Founder and SEO Director at Omni Marketing Interactive and the author of the books Search Engine Visibility and When Search Meets Web Usability. Shari currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) and the ASLIB Journal of Information Management. She also served on the board of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). See articles by Shari Thurow.

Mark Traphagen

Mark Traphagen is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting. His primary responsibility is building the online reputation of Stone Temple while testing strategies and tactics that will benefit STC clients. He has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. See articles by Mark Traphagen.

Matt Umbro

Matt Umbro is a Senior Account Manager in charge of Community at Hanapin Marketing. He specializes in eCommerce PPC and client relations, and he also oversees content production for PPC Hero. See articles by Matt Umbro.

Frederick Vallaeys

Frederick Vallaeys is the founder and Chief Marketing Technologist of Top Tier Marketing, an online marketing agency specializing in AdWords. He is also the Cofounder of Optmyzr, an AdWords tool company that makes account management more efficient. Prior to forming Top Tier, Vallaeys spent 10 years building AdWords and teaching advertisers how to get the most out of it as the Google AdWords Evangelist. See articles by Frederick Vallaeys.

Matt Van Wagner

Matt Van Wagner is President and founder of Find Me Faster a search engine marketing firm based in Nashua, NH. He is a member of SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing New England), and SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization as a member and contributing courseware developer for the SEMPO Institute. Matt writes occasionally on internet, search engines and technology topics for IMedia, The NH Business Review and other publications. See articles by Matt Van Wagner.

Benjamin Vigneron

Benjamin Vigneron is a Business Analyst in the Digital Marketing team at Adobe, providing advertisers and account management teams with data-driven and actionable insights on strategies to optimize their online marketing mix. One of his specialties is to develop tools and simulators for analysts to use, and executives to use for making business decisions. See articles by Benjamin Vigneron.

Susan Waldes

Susan Waldes has worked in the search engine marketing industry since 1999; she joined Five Mill Marketing as SVP of Client Services in April 2014 after 3 years serving as Director of Client Services at 3Q Digital. See articles by Susan Waldes.

Eric Ward

Eric Ward has been creating linking strategies for clients since 1994. Eric publishes the strategic linking advice newsletter LinkMoses Private, and provides linking services, training and consulting via See articles by Eric Ward.

David Waterman

David Waterman has over 9 years of Search Engine Optimization experience with a specific emphasis on content marketing/optimization and website taxonomy/organization. He currently sets search marketing strategy for a wide array of top-tier clients in various industries and countries at The Search Agency. See articles by David Waterman.

Lori Weiman

Lori Weiman is CEO of The Search Monitor. The Search Monitor is an ad monitoring platform which provides precision intelligence on SEM, SEO, PLAs, Shopping, and Display ads. See articles by Lori Weiman.

Lionel White

Lionel White is VP of Technology Operations at Magnetic, and is responsible for spearheading the company’s infrastructure, QA and technology operations. See articles by Lionel White.

Tony Wright

Tony Wright is CEO and Founder of WrightIMC has spent his career helping businesses of all sizes be profitable on the Web. Wright is a search marketing geek and also has extensive experience in online crisis communication and brand reputation strategy. Wright has twice served as President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Search Marketing Association, and is a sought after speaker at industry events, including SMX, Search Engine Strategies, Pubcon and others. Find him on Twitter @tonynwright. See articles by Tony Wright.

Natalie Wuchenich

Natalie Wuchenich Natalie Wuchenich is Director, Research for the Local Search Association and the National Marketing Division (NMD). See articles by Natalie Wuchenich.

Kohki Yamaguchi

Kohki Yamaguchi leads product marketing at Origami Logic, a cross-channel marketing intelligence solution for modern marketers. With a career of 8 years in marketing and analytics spanning various functions, Kohki's focus has always been on translating data into strategy, simplifying the complex, and bridging the gap between data and organizational silos. See articles by Kohki Yamaguchi.

Wesley Young

Wesley Young is the Local Search Association’s vice president of Public Policy. He blogs about the industry on the Local Search Insider blog. See articles by Wesley Young.

Jason Young

Jason Young Jason is the Director of Product Marketing at Marin Software. He has over twelve years of experience in software product marketing. Jason got his start in Silicon Valley at Microsoft, working on their SMB advertising platform. See articles by Jason Young.

Jim Yu

Jim Yu is the founder and CEO of BrightEdge, the leading enterprise SEO Platform. He combines in-depth expertise in developing and marketing large on-demand software platforms with hands-on experience in advanced SEO practices. See articles by Jim Yu.

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