Meet our team of Wordtracker bloggers.
Amanda DiSilvestro gives small business and entrepreneurs SEO advice ranging from keyword density to recovering from Panda and Penguin updates. She writes for the nationally recognized SEO agency HigherVisibility.com that offers online marketing services to a wide range of companies across the country.
Mike Mindel is CEO and co-founder of Wordtracker.
He is also the co-founder of Webventurer.com, a lead generation and niche e-commerce company.
Mike has over 14 years technical experience, along with keen interests in marketing and film-making; co-producing the the psychological horror film Don't Let Him In in 2012.
He has also helped develop and promote the Wam Bam Club - London's largest burlesque cabaret show.
Eric is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, and has more than 30 years experience in the high technology market. His career began as a software engineer, but he has focused on the field of SEO since 2002. Eric is a frequent speaker at industry conferences about SEO and Social Media. You can follow him on G+ or Twitter.
He also publishes articles frequently on both topics, including Search Engine Land where is a regular columnist and publishes a well known blog that interviews industry leaders.
Michael David is the author of WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization on Packt Publishing and the Founder of Austin-based search marketing agency Tasty Placement.
Andrew Tipp writes on behalf of email marketing company little green plane, an industry leader and provider of award-winning software, campaigns and services. Andrew is a blogger, editor and presenter, a director of youth media organization IP1, and has previously worked in PR, communications and social media for travel social network gapyear.com
Hal MacDermot is Content and Community Manager at Wordtracker. He has also worked in digital advertising, content strategy and social media. In former lives, Hal spent time in TV production in LA, and as a film journalist. Hal enjoys cooking and camping trips to the Wilderness. You'll find a fuller profile on Google+ or LinkedIn
Nick Usborne is a leading authority on the subject of writing for the web, and has been since 1995. As a speaker, trainer and consultant he has worked with dozens of companies and organizations, including Yahoo!, J Paul Getty Trust, Intuit, Walt Disney Attractions, Merck & Co, the National Cancer Institute and many more.
In addition to writing and copywriting work for his clients, he is the author of numerous articles, programs and books. He also coaches freelancers who want to build a bigger and better business. You can learn more about his work on writing for the web, and freelancing, at nickusborne.com
Adam Riemer is a long time Affiliate and also runs Adam Riemer Marketing which is a leading ethical Affiliate Management company and specializes in adware and affiliate theft removal, SEO and helping companies grow through ethical marketing and conversion/monetization optimization strategies. You can reach him through his blog or on Twitter.
Justin works with a variety of clients including online gift specialists Presents for Men, call tracking firm Mediahawk, as well as online estate agency Hatched.co.uk
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Andrew is a freelance writer, helping companies make the most of their websites and social media channels.
Eric founded the Web's first link building and content publicity service, called NetPOST, in 1994. Today, Eric publishes the linking strategies newsletter known as LinkMoses Private and continues to provides strategic linking consulting and training. In the past he has developed content linking strategies for PBS.org, WarnerBros, The Discovery Channel, About.com, TVGuide.com, and Weather.com. You can find him on Google+.
Karon Thackston is President of Marketing Words which provides SEO, web & Amazon copywriting services as well as professional copywriting training.
Copy not getting results? Want to learn to write conversion-oriented copy yourself? Check out Karon's complete line of copywriting products to improve your conversions & rankings on Google and Amazon.
If you prefer, contact Marketing Words for a web copywriting quote.
Receptional is a digital marketing agency that offers SEO, social media, and link management services. Receptional's clients include online wine voucher site WinesDirect.com, the insurance firm, Eversure.com, and online gift site Presents for Men.
B L Ochman helps companies including Ford, IBM, and iFulfill.com to develop and execute marketing programs to increase their website traffic and sales; writes compelling, search-engine-optimized content; is a corporate blog coach; and covers Internet marketing and trends for a variety of online and traditional publications. She writes the popular What’s Next Blog, publishes What’s Next Online, and is the author of What Could Your Company Do With a Blog?.
Conversion Rate Experts is an international consultancy that has worked with companies including Apple, Google, Sony, Vodafone, SEOmoz, SEO Book and some fantastic small businesses — frequently with off-the-chart results. Conversion Rate Experts has pioneered a new approach to conversion rate optimization, called the CRE Methodology™, and has presented research to Google’s staff at their headquarters in Mountain View, California and London, UK.
Ann Smarty is a search marketing blogger at SEOsmarty.com and editor at Search Engine Journal. She is known for discovering and reviewing various SEO tools. Ann is owner of MyBlogGuest.com, the free platform where bloggers and marketers can join to exchange guest posts for mutual benefit. If you are planning to start guest blogging, join MyBlogGuest and get involved!
Ben Hunt is lead designer and consultant at web design agency Ben Hunt Limited. He has created hundreds of web designs for companies, government and charities.
Ben's free tutorials on web design have been read by millions of readers and he is acknowledged as a thought leader in effective web design techniques.
His second book “Web Site Optimization from Scratch” will be published by Wiley & Sons in late 2010.
Brent Leary is co-founder and partner of CRM Essentials, an Atlanta based consulting/advisory firm. He has been quoted in national publications such as Newsweek, Inc., CRM Magazine and Direct Marketing News. Leary is also host of "Technology—for Business Sake," a weekly radio program heard on 1160 AM in Atlanta, as well as on Business Technology Radio. His popular blog can be found at www.brentleary.com.
Chris Garrett is an internet consultant, writer, web geek and co-author of the popular ProBlogger Book. Since 1994, Chris has helped thousands of individuals, non-profits, small businesses and blue chips make the most of the web. In 2005 Chris founded OMIQ to help organizations attract, engage and retain audiences online. You can find out more, and grab two free ebooks, by visiting his blog at chrisg.com
Chris is the author of Wordtracker's new e-book, Blogging for Business.
Giovanna Villanueva has practiced paid search and organic search since 2005. Over the years she has worked as a business-owning retailer, an affiliate and as a consultant to companies large and small. In addition to working as a publisher and affiliate she also runs PPC Blog.com and helps out with SEOBook.com
David Somerville is senior social media strategist for Fresh Egg a digital marketing agency based in sunny Worthing. He works with clients big and small to help them make the most of social media. He is also the founder of BrightonSocialMedia.com an online hub and monthly meet-up for digital marketing professionals in Sussex.
Ashley Hitchcock is a senior web designer at Fresh Egg, a digital marketing agency based in Worthing with offices in London and Sydney, Australia. Ashley works in Fresh Egg’s web design team and is responsible for the production, modification and maintenance of websites for clients big and small.
With 20 years experience as an editor and writer, since 2003 Jerome Smail has been combining his journalistic skills with website marketing and SEO for The Website Marketing Company.
Karen Durham-Diggins, kdd PR, is an independent PR Consultant for Wordtracker and is passionate about online PR, the use of keywords and multi-channel integration. Working exclusively with Digital Media clients since 1994, Cyberia - the first group of Internet Cafes, kdd now works extensively with specialist digital agencies, services and educational establishments. kdd is also a visiting lecturer at Hyper Island, Sweden.
Ken McCarthy organized and sponsored the first conference ever held on web commerce way back in 1994. It featured net luminaries such as Netscape founder Marc Andreessen as guest speakers.
Since then, he's focused on showing entrepreneurs how to harness the power of the web. The list of graduates from his System seminars reads like a Who's Who of internet marketing.
Peter Kent is a best-selling author of around 50 books, including Search Engine Optimization for Dummies, Pay Per Click Search Engine Marketing for Dummies, the Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet, and the most widely reviewed and praised title in computer-book history, Poor Richard's Web Site: Geek-Free, Commonsense Advice on Building a Low-Cost Web Site. More information can on Peter can be found at PeterKentConsulting.com
Pierre Zarokian has been CEO/President of Submit Express, a leading search engine marketing company, since 1998. Submit Express also provide content writing services from their sister website iClimber.
Julia Logan aka IrishWonder has been involved in SEO and online marketing since 2000. She is currently an independent SEO consultant at irishwonder.com, CMO of ContentMango, Chief SEO Scientist at SearchWorksDigital.com, speaker at various UK SEO conferences and contributor to a number of online SEO publications.
Hayley Coutinho has been a Paid Search Consultant at digital marketing agency Receptional.com since 2010. Hayley is a Google Adwords and Bing Ads Certified Professional and has passed her Google Analytics Individual Qualification. She manages various client accounts, from large blue-chip companies to smaller, entrepreneurial businesses.
Ian is a Digital Strategist with over 18 years worth of experience in Search, Digital Analytics and Online Conversion.
Ian has worked with a full range of clients and verticals, including: BMW, Argos, Ministry of Defence, Thompson Reuters, Burberry, Haymarket, Procter & Gamble, Amnesty International, National Geographic, Wicks, and EDF Energy to name just a few.
Ian has been a guest at Google's HQ in Mountain View and has attended super secret Google partner conferences.
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John Alexander is Co-director of Training at Search Engine Workshops offering live, SEO Workshops with his partner SEO educator Robin Nobles. John is a partner in online search engine marketing courses and Director of the Search Engine Academy with local training workshops located throughout North America.
Neil Davidson is a marketing communications consultant and writer with fifteen years experience in advertising and direct marketing at a senior level, in client and agency organisations, managing several major agencies and his own companies. He now works with several partners in the areas of advertising, direct marketing, digital marketing, narrative marketing and writing. He also teaches creative writing from time-to-time. Read his blog at Silver Darlings
Michael Fleischner, author of today’s top-selling search engine optimization guide SEO Made Simple, has appeared on the TODAY Show, ABC World News, and Bloomberg radio. Michael is the founder of MarketingScoop and has the #1 ranked marketing blog on the internet. Michael uses his 13 years of internet marketing experience to offer internet marketing consulting, SEO Coaching, and online SEO training at SEOtheEasyWay.com.
Michael Burke is a writer and PR professional who manages communication strategy for clients ranging from technology to consumer products. He works for MSR Communications the San Francisco-based firm that offers “Creative Storytelling for Your World.”
Max Holloway is the Marketing Executive at Wordtracker and joined in January, at the beginning of 2011. He has four years SEO experience and has worked on a wide range of websites in diverse industries, including a year in-house at a top UK law firm.
Max is an enthusiastic marketer and gets involved with all aspects of marketing and SEO. He is also an accomplished Jazz Saxophonist
You can follow Max Holloway on Twitter.
Lyndon Antcliff is a social media marketing specialist, who concentrates on creating viral content to build links. With a background in creative writing and over 11 years experience in web marketing, Antcliff offers website marketers training and consultancy in the art of seducing links out of websites. He lives with his wife and two teeny tiny children in Cornwall, runs Magnetic Web Content, blogs at Cornwall SEO and Twitters a lot.
Kevin Lee is Co-founder and executive chairman of Did-it.com, LLC.
Did-it.com uses advanced strategy and technology to optimize the performance of its clients’ paid-placement and paid-inclusion search campaigns. Kevin and the Did-it.com team have been dedicated since 1996 to helping search marketers succeed. Kevin is a founding board member of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization(SEMPO) and is now the group's chairman. He also serves on the SEM committee for the Association of Interactive Marketers and on the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Search Committee. He also publishes a popular marketing newsletter.
An acknowledged expert on SEO and SEM, Kevin is regularly quoted by the major news media including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the San Jose Mercury News, and Catalog Age. He is also a frequent and well-respected speaker at industry conferences. Kevinenjoys sharing tips, tricks, and strategies in print and in person. He earned an MBA from Yale School of Management in 1992.
Robert Wickert is a database developer at Wordtracker.
Sally Kavanagh started out as a physicist, quickly going into technical journalism, ending up in SEO, web analytics and training through her company, http://www.atracks.co.uk/.
She’ll also be co-hosting our Search Engine Essentials Workshop in London in January 2008.
Publisher of SearchEngineNews.com and the award-winning UnFair Advantage Book on Winning the Search Engine Wars.
Stacey Cavanagh is Head of Search for UK digital marketing agency, Tecmark She also runs a couple of her own blogs and guest posts on many others. She lives and works in Manchester, UK.
Robin Nobles is the Co-Director of Training of Search Engine Workshops, where they teach "hands on" search engine marketing workshops in locations across the globe. They also offer Ultra Advanced SEO Symposiums for advanced search engine marketers who want to take their learning to a new level. They have opened the first networking community for SEOs called The World Resource Center for Search Engine Marketers and have expanded their workshops to Europe with Search Engine Workshops UK.
Richard Baxter, founder of SEOgadget.co.uk a UK-based SEO agency, is an accomplished senior search engine optimization consultant. Richard has accrued valuable experience throughout his career in travel, engineering, recruitment, technology, retail and events industry SEO. To find out more about Richard, you can view recommendations made for him on Linkedin, follow him on Twitter, Google+, read his posts on SEOmoz and the SEOgadget SEO Blog.
Ryan is Director of Communications at BoostSuite. He's an internet marketing zealot, sports fanatic, devoted runner, avid golfer, beer connoisseur, and live music enthusiast. When he’s not helping BoostSuite customers he can be found running 5ks, sampling IPAs, and attempting to dance/sing at concerts. BoostSuite allows small business marketers to get more website visitors, sales leads, and customers by optimizing their websites on their own. Follow BoostSuite on Twitter and Facebook
Steve Jones works as an SEO engineer for Fresh Egg in Worthing, Sussex. With fierce competition in the online environment, improving site speed and investigating potential improvements is becoming ever more important as part of site optimization tasks.
Although he is best known for his rank in search engine results SEO Expert Steve Wiideman is a trainer, speaker and consultant to many search marketing firms, charities and a handful of Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in E-business management and has been featured in several publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, and National Journal. Wiideman's popular free SEO e-book entitled SEO in a Day, has been shared by thousands of businesses who seek simple yet creative SEO strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Wiideman's firm can be reached at (562) 732-4417 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director of Omni Marketing Interactive Search Usability is one of the most popular speakers at search engine events throughout the world.
Her style is direct, practical and backed up with extensive experience and this is translated perfectly into print in the second edition of her popular book, “Search Engine Visibility”. The book has an excellent section on planning keyword strategy and gives you a clear direction to follow.
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Mike Theodoulou has been in Online Marketing since 2000, and has specialised in Pay Per Click (PPC) and Conversion Optimization since 2006. He has worked with diverse clients from start-ups to well-known brands such as MTV Networks and Mercedes.
Mike is working with Wordtracker to develop Creative PPC, a simple, user-friendly PPC campaign building application.
You can follow Mike Theodoulou on Twitter here.
Ben Norman is a published author on the subject of SEO and his book “Get to #1 on Google” is now in its 3rd edition, selling more than 50,000 copies. He is the managing director of Digital Marketing Agency Koozai and oversees the day-to-day running of the company.
Mark Shaw is an award winning ex sales guy who advises and trains businesses and individuals on how to utilize Twitter to gain more business and be effective with their time. Mark has approximately 14,000 followers, is author of the book Twitter Your Business and has been on radio, published in the media and given talks throughout the UK in his capacity as a Twitter expert. Mark was a very early user of Twitter, having joined in April 2008. It has been his passion, his love and his full time business ever since.
Guy Kawasaki is a high-tech venture capitalist, former Apple evangelist, prolific author and inspirational keynote speaker. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Startand How to Drive Your Competition Crazy. Among his many current ventures is Alltop the 'online magazine rack' that aggregates feeds from the best websites for a wide range of popular topics.
Mal Darwen joined Wordtracker in 2008 as part of the Customer Service team, and now as well as running webinars in SEO and how to use the toolset is Product Manager. In the time since starting with Wordtracker, Mal has also spoken about SEO and keywords at conferences.
When not Wordtracking Mal plays with a band called Praying for the Rain. He also plays guitars and basses with a number of other UK and International artists. He lives in London with his family and a belligerent cat.
Nowadays, Rachelle is Communications Manager at Scottish Renewables.
She graduated from the Scottish School of Journalism in 2005 where she was awarded an internship with two national publications - The Sunday Herald newspaper and The Big Issue magazine.
Ken McGaffin is a writer, speaker and trainer in digital marketing. He provides training in Budget Video Production, Digital PR and content marketing on his site at McGaffin.com. You can join him on Twitter.
He’s taught over 12,000 students on the Udemy learning platform where he has a number of successful low-cost courses. He’s also a regular speaker and trainer at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) in London, Milan and other locations.