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A special thanks to each of the contributors to this article. We
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These contributors are listed in alphabetical order.
Mike Adams is the 'Email Doctor' and operates an
e-mail marketing Web site, Email
Doctor, that offers free reports, e-mail marketing strategies and regular
John Alexander is a professional Internet Consultant, SEO and
educator who has taught his results-oriented, SEO strategies to other Internet
consultants and Webmasters from over 80 different countries around the world.
John owns and operates Beyond-SEO.com.
He teaches The Ultimate SEO
Mastery Workshop in LIVE onsite trainings through Search Engine Workshops.
Michael Campbell is the author of Nothing but Net and
Clickin’ it Rich, highly successful e-books about how to become
successful on the Internet. He is a well-known Internet marketer who publishes
a newsletter called Internet
Chris Churchill is the Director of Web Development and Search
Engine Marketing at NetMechanic, Inc.. Chris is also the subject matter expert
for Search Engine Power Pack,
NetMechanic's comprehensive search engine optimization package.
Terry Dean is an Internet Marketing Reviewer for
Elbert Flores is a search engine optimization expert with
Position Research out of San Diego, CA.
Chris Genge is President of
1st on the List Promotion Inc., a
search engine optimization firm located in British Columbia, Canada.
Bill Gentry has been a professional Web designer since 1999 and
a Search Engine Optimization and
Online Marketing specialist with Look Sharp Designs since February 2000. He
is also the head software reviewer, an instructor, and a chat moderator with
the Academy of Web
Ron Gotcher, of the Gotcher
Law Group, is an immigration lawyer located in Los Angeles, CA.
Don Hammond operates a full
service Web site design, construction, and search engine positioning firm
that specializes in Cold Fusion, SQL, Flash, and Miva Script.
Detlev Johnson is a search engine consultant with
The Ascendant Group, a search engine
marketing company specializing in optimization strategies, implementation
guidance, and tracking for your in-house or outsourced search engine
Dixon Jones is the managing director of British-based
Internet marketing agency,
Receptional, and was the first fully paid up member of the World
Association of Internet Marketing. His business career started in 1989, writing
and running murder mystery evenings for clients from American Airlines to
Zeneca. Enron still owes him money. In 1996 this business went onto the Web and
the site immediately took on a life of its own developing into a profitable
company in its own right. In 1999 Dixon teamed up with Dr. David Smith,
previously of Cranfield University, to provide Internet marketing expertise to
a range of blue chip companies.
Jon Keel of Improved
Results, "Helping Businesses Improve Results Through Performance-Based Online
Marketing," is also an authority on the pay-per-click search engines.
Barbara Coll is Owner of WebMamma, a search engine optimization firm.
Stephen Mahaney is the Editor and Publisher of
Search Engine News, a publication of
Planet Ocean, a leading source of information for the search engine
industry. He is also a well-known and respected Internet marketer.
Nancy Nelson is the founder of
Search-by-Design, a full service
Internet marketing firm focused on keeping your online marketing presence
optimized for your target market. She is also a chat moderator for the
Academy of Web Specialists.
Robin Nobles is the Director of Training of the Academy of Web Specialists,
where she has taught several thousand people in her
online search engine marketing
courses. She is the content provider for
GRSeo search engine optimization
software and has written
three books on the subject of search engine marketing. She also teaches
3-day on location search engine
marketing workshops through Search Engine Workshops.
David Notestine is President of Cyber-Robotics and the creator
of Zeus Internet Marketing Robot.
Susan J. O’Neil is the founder and C.E.O. of
@Web Site Publicity, Inc., an
integrated search marketing firm. She is the co-author of Maximize Web
Site Traffic with Robin Nobles.
With a strong focus on research, Debra Paynter is an expert in
the field on online Website
optimization and promotions. Her specialties include both site development
and promotional linking in order to draw targeted traffic. Visit
Promotion Strategies for more
Terry Plank is the Director of Marketing of the
Academy of Web Specialists,
which offers online search engine
marketing training, and Owner of Search Engine Marketing Consultation.
Rocky Rawstern is the Senior Analyst with 7thWave, a
search engine optimization company,
and Webmaster & Editor of
Gil Sery is the President and Chief Search Engine Optimizer of
Optimization Pros, “your one-stop specialists for search engine
optimization, placement, and marketing.”
Chris Sherman is Associate Editor of
Search Engine Watch and
Editor of SearchDay, a daily
newsletter for the search engine industry.
Judith Silver is an attorney with
Coollawyer.co, an Internet law resource
site, including a library, news, search engine, dictionary, online
incorporation, interactive confidentiality agreement with explanations of legal
clauses, e-commerce and small business legal forms, lawyer jokes, lawyer for
hire and more.
Marshall Simmonds is Director of Search at
Scott T. Smith runs the hand-tailored link popularity service
Danny Sullivan is editor of
SearchEngineWatch.com, a widely
recognized site that provides authoritative information about search engines.
Free tips can be found at http://searchenginewatch.com, and
members have access to extended articles and information, including how search
engines make use of link analysis.
Becky Thompson is an Online Marketing Strategist with
Inter@ctivate Inc. Our technical, creative and marketing services include
design and programming, search engine positioning, online marketing and
promotions, database and email programs and an array of traditional offline
communications such as collateral development and media relations that
contribute to fully integrated marketing programs.
Eric Ward, President,
URLwire: Eric founded the Web's first
service for linking and announcing Web sites back in 1994, and he still offers
those services today. His client list is a who's who of online brands. Ward is
best known as the person behind the linking campaigns for Amazon.com Books, The
Link Exchange, Microsoft.com, Rodney Dangerfield, Warner Bros, The Discovery
Channel, the AMA, PBS, and The Weather Channel. His linking services won the
1995 Tenagra Award For Internet Marketing Excellence, and no other linking
service has won it since. Eric also writes the “Link Mensch” column,
and has been a speaker for iWORLD, Fawcette, and Cnet conferences.
Carl Watney works for Unearthed®, a small business based
in Brisbane, Australia, specializing in search engine marketing, content
management systems and building online relevancy of SME commercial sites. They
believe in the power of community on the Web and are happy to share ideas from
previous successes and failures ;-) to help grow this boundless market so that
professionals build the industry and give us all a good name.
Steve Wilson is a search engine optimization expert
with the Worldsites.network, San Antonio's "Be Found on Web" Experts.
Brent Winters is the President of
First Place Software, maker of WebPosition
Gold, the first software product to both track your rankings on the search
engines and to help you improve those rankings.
Gary Woods is the Owner of
Beautiful Santa Barbara Real
Estate and Chat Moderator at the
Academy of Web