My guest today is Niki Mosier, Head of SEO at Two Octobers. She’s a well known local SEO, a must-follow on Twitter, and a popular presenter. She has presented at SMX West, WordCamp, Optimisey and she’ll be speaking at Brighton later this year.
A few years ago, Local SEO legend Mike Blumenthal coined the phrase, “Google as your new home page.” The idea is that Google is showing so much information in knowledge panels and other special features that searchers no longer need to go to your website to find out everything. In fact, Google probably has some better information than a small business website.
In 2011, I was a young SEO Director for a small agency. I read a blog post from a not very well known SEO with a memorable Twitter handle – ipullrank. After reading the post, I remember sending an email to our team that said something like, “You all need to read this immediately.” The author of that blog post was Michael King and I’ve remained a fan of his ever since.
Today, Mike is the Managing Director of iPullrank, the digital marketing agency he founded. Mike and his team work with some of the most iconic brands on the Fortune 500 list. He’s got a really interesting back story. I start our conversation talking about his journey from unappreciated contractor to agency owner.
My guest today is Ruth Burr Reedy, Vice President of Strategy at UpBuild. I first heard of Ruth when she was working at Moz as their Lead SEO. Veteran SEOs know that Moz used to be called SEOmoz. Ruth took on the daunting challenge of overseeing the SEO for that rebrand. She’s now living in Oklahoma and I start our conversation asking about her journey to UpBuild.
Ruth is an in-demand speaker who’s presented at all of the major industry conferences including UnGagged, Mozcon, SMX, and State of Search.
Each year, PPC Hero publishes a list of the top PPC influencers in the world. I’ve been fortunate to interview many of the PPC experts who appear on that list. My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is Michelle Morgan. When PPC Hero published their list for 2020, Michelle was #1. If you’ve seen one of her videos, heard her present or read a blog post she authored you know that that honor is well-deserved.
Akvile DeFazio is the remarkably impressive founder and president of Akvertise, a social media advertising agency in California. She’s been on PPC Hero’s list of the top PPC influencers for the past three years.
My guest today is Lily Ray, SEO Director at Path Interactive. Lily has been one of the most popular speakers in the industry for a while now. She’s been nominated for multiple industry awards, including Best Female Search Marketer by Search Engine Land.
Today’s guest is Mark Irvine. PPC Hero named Mark the #1 Most Influential PPC Expert of 2019. Microsoft Advertising named him the Influencer of the Year in 2019. I’m not sure if there’s a list of PPC experts he isn’t on.
My guest today is Casey Markee, owner of Media Wyse.
He is a staple at SEO conferences all over the world including SMX, Pubcon, State of Search, and Onward. He co-authored the book, UnFair Advantage: Winning the Search Engine Wars, which has been updated over 289 times as of this publication. It is the longest continuously updated SEO book on the Internet.
My guest today is Jill Quick, the brilliant and engaging Co-Founder of The Coloring in Department. Jill has a well-earned reputation as one of the top presenters on topics related to analytics. A short list of the conferences she’s presented at includes SMX London, SearchLove, Learn Inbound, and Hero Conf.
Navah Hopkins is my guest on this episode of Suds & Search. She is the Director of Paid Media at Hennessey Digital. She’s a regular on PPC Hero’s list of The Top 25 Most Influential Experts.
Her writing is really exceptional. After this video, check out her column at Search Engine Journal. She’s also a dynamic and in-demand speaker who presents all over the world.