Lee Odden

MarketingPilgrim 2.0

It only took 5 years, but Andy Beal has finally come over to the world of WordPress for his blog, MarketingPilgrim. Previously, Andy ran SearchEngineLowdown.com on Google’s Blogger platform, building it up to one of the top SEO blogs on the Internet. Then after going out on his own, started MarketingPilgrim.com using the same tools.

The new design sports links to Andy’s consulting services of which I now have first hand experience. My public relations agency recently engaged Andy to provide some training via webinar to our PR team on the subject of brand monitoring and reputation management. Eight of our staff were in attendance and I have to say, Andy knows his stuff. Not only is he a great consultant on SEO firm management and search marketing, but he has established himself as a subject matter expert on the topic of brand monitoring and competitive intelligence as well.

Like Rand and Jim, I wholeheartedly endorse hiring Andy Beal as a consultant. He’s a search marketers’ “search marketer” and I have no doubt that those who make the investment are getting a distinct, competitive advantage.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Still has some design issues, but overall I like it better.

    WordPress will give him more strength to empower his blog too.

  2. Thanks for spreading the word about the new blog design.

    Thanks also for your kind words about my consulting services. It was a pleasure to chat with such a talented team and I was glad to be of assistance.

  3. Avatar Becca White says

    There are still some design issues (already mentioned), but I just wanted to note that it looks suspiciously similar to the TechCrunch design, except in red and with a few small differences. Possibly where the inspiration was drawn from? Otherwise, nice design.