At the last SES conference in San Jose, Chris Pirillo interviewed long time SEO guru, Jill Whalen where she talks about how she started out in search engine optimization and what she’s doing with her newest initiative, Search Creative.
Jill’s High Rankings Forum is one of the first Forums I started interacting with. Actually, I had been following Jill’s threads at Kim Krause’s Cre8asute Forum prior to that. When Kim announced Jill was starting her own Forum, I made sure to sign up. Jill is known for her practical and straight forward communication style. She has always promoted long term, content driven optimization tactics.
Unlike a lot of big SEO firms who tout their awards, company size, blah blah blah, her site has ranked first page for phrases like “search engine optimization” on Google for as long as I can remember. That’s impressive.
I found out today that Jill is going to be here in Minneapolis this week doing some consulting with a local company and it will be fun to catch up with her.