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An Interview with SF Bay Area SEO Takeshi Young

Takeshi Young

Micah Fisher-Kirshner: How did you get into SEO and how long have you been doing SEO?

Takeshi Young: I got into SEO by way of web development. I started building websites while I was in middle school and helped pay my way through college by building websites for local businesses.




An Interview with SF Bay Area SEO Andrew Shotland

VP Andrew Shotland

Andrew Shotland: Bay Area SEO at Local SEO Guide

Micah Fisher-Kirshner: How did you get into SEO and how long have you been doing SEO?

Andrew Shotland: I got into SEO in 2003. We had just started InsiderPages.com, an early version of Yelp, in LA and were getting about 3,000 people a month coming to the site via various promotions. I was doing Biz Dev & Product, meaning anything that needed to be done on a given day.




An Interview with SF Bay Area SEO Matt Storms

Matt Storms

Matt Storms: Bay Area SEO at Viator

Background by President Micah Fisher-Kirshner: We’re doing a series of interviews with local SF Bay Area SEOs (starting with the board) as a launching point for future blog posts. If you’re an SEO in the SF Bay Area and would like to be interviewed, please contact us here.

Micah Fisher-Kirshner: How did you get into SEO and how long have you been doing SEO?

Matt Storms: I fell into SEO. I was in a college class where a professor brought it up, and right then and there I started researching it. I jumped into an internship paying a whopping $9 an hour and I really enjoyed the work. I had no mentor, I had nobody teaching me so I had to learn on my own.




A Word From The President: Greetings!

Okay, so more than a word.

As the heart of technology and search, it is far past due for the Bay Area to finally gather enough dedicated SEOs to build an association that can provide networking opportunities, educational content, and recruiting opportunities. And with a number of other regional inspirations from SEMPDX, MNSearch, SLCSEM, etc., The board and I strive to create the quality you expect to see in the birthplace of search.