Tim Mayer: Search Vet & Ex-Yahoo Lands At Trada

trada-logoTim Mayer, a former Yahoo and longtime search industry veteran, has landed a new role at Trada, the crowdsourced SEM marketplace based in Colorado.

Mayer joins the company as its Chief Strategy Officer, and will oversee sales, marketing, product development and operations. Ben Wright, another ex-Yahoo, is also joining Trada as its VP of Service Delivery and Marketplace.

For Mayer, this latest position expands on a lengthy career that’s seen him work at several of the web’s early search engines. As Danny Sullivan detailed last summer when Mayer left Yahoo, that career began at RealNames and included stops at Inktomi, FAST Search, Overture and eventually Yahoo. He was one of Yahoo’s most public search employees over the past seven years.

Trada’s paid search marketplace matches advertisers and its community of more than 1,000 freelance search marketers. The company formed in late 2008 and launched its marketplace publicly last March.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | SEM Industry: Community | Yahoo: Employees


About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.

Comments are closed.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide