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June 5, 2013
Join Jill for an SEO Training Day in Chicago Read More >>

Are Female Speakers Under-represented At SEO Conferences?

February 27, 2013
Do you believe that female speakers are under-represented at SEO conferences? And if so, why do you think that is? Read More >>

In-Person SEO Training Class

January 2, 2013
Where: The Inn of Naples (Naples, FL)
When: January 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $849 for the day (includes lunch)

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October 3, 2012
Come See Me Speak About Google and SEO! Read More >>

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September 19, 2012
Jill Whalen will be speaking on "Panda, Penguin and Google, Oh My!" on Oct. 10, 2012. Read More >>

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February 22, 2012
Save $150 on Advanced Link Building Seminar in Boston Read More >>

HRA 324: Wrap-up

January 25, 2012
That's all for today!

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November 30, 2011
High Rankings Houston SEO Seminar in January 2012. Read More >>

HRA 300: Wrap-up

February 16, 2011
That's all for today!

HRA 290: Wrap-up

September 22, 2010
That's all for today.

HRA 289: Wrap-up

September 8, 2010
That's all for today!

HRA 286 Wrap-up

July 28, 2010
That's all for today!

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February 24, 2010
This week I'm heading out to Arizona to do some in-house SEO training for a company there and will be visiting some more universities, but this time with my daughter Corie, who's looking into a couple of law schools there. Read More >>

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February 10, 2010
Curious about my absence last week? I was in California recording my SEO training course! Read More >>

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December 16, 2009
2010 SEO Class Dates Announced: March 12 or April 16, 2010 Read More >>

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October 14, 2009
I had a good time at SMX East last week and easily survived with NO laptop! My session went well, plus I caught up with lots of old friends. I also met quite a few HRA subscribers, which is always great. Read More >>

HRA Wrap-up 266 - SMX East

September 30, 2009
I'll be at SMX East in NYC next week (Sunday through Tuesday). Seek me out if you're at the conference as well. Read More >>

IM Charity Party in San Jose 2009 - Stuff You Might Like

August 5, 2009
I also want to let you know about a charity party that is being held during the conference to help Doctors Without Borders and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society help sick kids. Read More >>

California Winery Suggestions?

July 22, 2009
I'm heading out there early with my husband to check out some of the wineries. Please email me with any must-see suggestions! Read More >>

HRA Wrap-up 256 - Local SEO Speaking

May 13, 2009
Been busy with some local speaking events the past few weeks. My talk at the IMCNE conference about generating leads through SEO went well. Read More >>

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March 18, 2009
I am so busy that my head is spinning lately. Preparing for the upcoming April Website Marketing Workshops is taking up most of my time, but along with that I have a number of side projects going on. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, but trying to stay organized. Read More >>

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February 4, 2009
I'm looking forward to SMX West next week. It should be another good show. Who else is going? (We did give away our free pass already, sorry if it wasn't you!) If you are going, please be sure to say hi to me. I'm speaking on Wednesday and Thursday. Read More >>

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January 21, 2009
So who wants a free pass to SMX West Feb. 10–12 in Santa Clara, CA? I'll be speaking on the SEO content writing bootcamp session, as well as the "Ask the SEOs" panel. One lucky HRA subscriber has a shot at the pass... Read More >>

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October 31, 2008
I'm looking forward to PubCon next week. I'm not much of a gambler, but Vegas is still cool to visit now and then. And catching up with old friends makes it all the better. If you're at the conference, please try to come up and say hi! I love meeting newsletter subscribers. Read More >>

Free Pass to SMX East

September 10, 2008
The folks at Search Marketing Expo have graciously provided us with a free pass to SMX East to give away to one lucky Advisor subscriber. The conference is being held in NYC October 6–8. Read More >>

High Rankings Advisor 238 Wrap-up

August 27, 2008
Lots has happened since the last newsletter.

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August 12, 2008
Been busy around here still. We have our August SEO training class on Friday and are looking forward to that. Each group of 6 online marketers always brings a new perspective on things.


Jill's Interview on SEO Myths and Scams

June 11, 2008
In preparation for next week's SES Toronto, I was interviewed by Manoj Jasra at Web Analytics World. Read More >>

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June 11, 2008
Our June SEO training class is coming up this week, and we're looking forward to another great group of 6. Read More >>

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March 26, 2008
Last week's Search Engine Strategies conference in NYC went really well. The organic SEO session that I spoke at had some interesting questions posed by audience members. I even broke my no-party rule and checked out MSN's party at Slate. It was surprisingly fun for 2 reasons: 1) it wasn't too loud, and 2) they had ping-pong tables! Read More >>

A Marketer’s Thoughts from the SMX West Trenches

March 12, 2008

Recently, Pauline and I were at the SMX West conference in Santa Clara. The event was well attended, and we'd both recommend the SMX conferences to anyone interested in the search marketing industry. In fact, if you're looking to learn some SEO/SEM stuff that is more complex, SMX Advanced in Seattle is coming up in June.


HRA Wrap-up 225 - Jill's Excellent February Adventure 2008

February 20, 2008
I've been having a wonderful time traveling the world the past few weeks. Well, not really the world, but across the world! Wellington, New Zealand was terrific, as was the Webstock conference. Every person I met there couldn't have been nicer. Read More >>

Stuff You Might Like - MarketMotive and Small Business Marketing Unleashed

February 20, 2008
In the last newsletter I told you about all sorts of educational opportunities in the search marketing space. Aside from the online learning previously mentioned (SEMPO Institute, Marketing Experiments) and the large conferences (such as SMX West and Search Engine Strategies), or the very small, customized High Rankings SEO Training Classes, there are a couple of other search marketing educational opportunities you may also be interested in. Read More >>

Learning SEO and SEM - Where to Start?

February 6, 2008

Nearly every day I hear from newsletter subscribers, forum posters, and potential clients who've been charged with the task of learning how to optimize their company's website to gain more targeted search engine traffic, but they simply don't know where to begin or the best way to go about it.


Are SEO Conferences Worthwhile If You're Already #1?

January 16, 2008

I really would like to go to a SEO conference someday, but which? I'm not an SEO novice and PPC is not my strategy. Plus being #1 what could anybody teach me, anyway? Now, I know that is a very stupid and dangerous statement. ;-) Future trends or expert hints very specific to my site are what I think I need. What do you think?


Free SMX Pass

January 2, 2008
Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey after the last newsletter! We're still looking for more people to fill it out. Read More >>

SEO Training Class: Learn How To Optimize Your Website

December 19, 2007
I mentioned last time that we were going to start offering highly personalized SEO training classes (limited to 10 people per class) at our High Rankings headquarters in Framingham, MA. Read More >>

Wikipedia and Social Media Event from SEMNE

December 12, 2007
SEMNE, the search marketing networking organization for New England, is having an event entitled "Wikipedia & Search Marketing" on Jan. 9, 2008 in North Hartford, CT at the Tumblebrook Country Club from 6:30PM-9:30PM. Read More >>

SMX West Conference

December 12, 2007
The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West Conference is quickly approaching! It's going to be held on Feb. 26-28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Register before Jan. 11 to save $400. I'll be there speaking at some sessions, and I hope to see you there as well! Read More >>

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December 12, 2007
Last week's Pubcon in Vegas was a lot of fun. I enjoyed hanging out and chatting with some great people. Shout-outs to Christine Churchill, Michael Stebbins, Craig Paddock, Jessica Bowman, Lee Odden, Lyndsay Walker, John Marshall, Andrea Harris, Stoney deGeyter, Bruce Clay, Joe Dolson, Dan Thies, Alan K'necht, Cindy Turietta, Adam Audette, Derrick Wheeler, and anyone else I chatted with but forgot to mention. Read More >>

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November 28, 2007
Next week is WebmasterWorld’s PubCon in Vegas where I’ll be speaking. Read More >>

PubCon Vegas

October 24, 2007
Well, it’s official! I’ll be speaking at PubCon Vegas on Dec. 4-7. Read More >>

Free Pass to SMX Local & Mobile in Denver

September 19, 2007
I’ve scored a free 2-day pass for a lucky High Rankings Advisor reader for the SMX Local & Mobile in Denver on Oct. 1-2. Read More >>

A Look at What It Takes To Run an SES Conference

August 14, 2007
Since there’s a Search Engine Strategies conference creeping up on us in San Jose, we thought it would be interesting to get the low-down on what it takes to actually manage an SES conference. Read More >>

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August 8, 2007
As mentioned last time, I’m off to Hawaii next week and San Jose the week after. I have very mixed emotions about this trip in general. On the one hand, things are somewhat slow this time of year, so it’s certainly a good time to be out of the office. On the other hand, I love my work and my colleagues, and I am going to miss them for two weeks! Read More >>

Getting Into Google - New Unavailable_after Tag and More!

July 11, 2007
Last night was our third SEMNE event (Search Engine Marketing New England), and we were humbled to have Dan Crow, director of crawl systems at Google, spilling the beans about how to get your site into Google. He talked for a half hour or so, and then proceeded to answer audience questions for at least another hour. As I sat there listening to him (yes, I actually listened to this one!), I was struck by what an awesome opportunity it was for everyone in that room to be provided with such important information — straight from Google. It was clear that the 100 or so people in the room agreed. In fact, at 7:30 on the dot, everyone spontaneously stopped their networking activities and simply took their seats without being asked to. These folks definitely came to hear Google! Read More >>

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June 14, 2007
That's all for today!

Travel, Travel and More Travel!

June 6, 2007
I had a good time in Seattle for SMX, even though I spent most of the time catching up on work. The “Give It Up” panel that I was on with 9 other long-time SEO experts was really fun! Read More >>

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May 30, 2007
That's all for now, folks!

High Rankings Search Marketing Seminar in Denver!

May 23, 2007
Want to learn SEO and SEM from the ground up in an easy-to-understand manner by experts in the business, plus have some fun along the way? Read More >>

Free Pass for SES Toronto

May 23, 2007
Do you live in the Toronto area and want to come to the Search Engine Strategies Conference next month? Read More >>

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May 22, 2007
If you’re in the New England area on July 10th, we’ve managed to convince the product manager of Google’s crawl systems, Dan Crow, to come speak at our next SEMNE event! He’s going to be speaking on “Getting Into Google” and will be taking loads of audience questions. Read More >>

SEMNE Event a Success!

May 9, 2007
Last week’s SEMNE blogging event in Connecticut was a rousing success! Read More >>

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April 25, 2007
That's all for today's mini-newsletter!

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April 18, 2007
Just wanted to mention that the NYC SES conference was a lot of fun last week. Read More >>

Fun with SEMNE and NYC

April 4, 2007
Last night’s informal SEMNE meeting at John Harvard’s in Framingham, MA was a lot of fun! Lots of fresh-brewed beer and good company. Read More >>

High Rankings Seminar - March 15-16, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN

January 31, 2007
The High Rankings Search Marketing Seminar is right around the corner on March 15-16 in Minneapolis, MN. If you haven’t signed up yet, here are my top 10 reasons why you should register NOW: Read More >>

London Seminar?

January 3, 2007
I notice you also hold a lot of seminars which would be incredibly beneficial to someone in my position. I also notice that all your seminars are held in America. Read More >>

Search Engine Marketing Organization for New England (SEMNE)

November 29, 2006
In the last newsletter I hinted about this, but now we're just about ready for prime time! What my SEMNE partner Pauline and I have been working on is a brand-new networking organization for people in the New England area who are interested in the search marketing industry. Read More >>

High Rankings® Seminar Comes to Minneapolis in March

November 29, 2006
We've listened to your feedback and understand that you'd like to be able to have more advance notice for our seminars, so we're announcing that our spring event will be held March 15th and 16th, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Northstar in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, MN. Read More >>

Interested in More Search Marketing Info and Events?

November 8, 2006
I've recently added some fields to the High Rankings® Advisor subscription form and would really, really, really appreciate it if you'd take a few minutes to update me with your most current information. Read More >>

HRA 181 Wrap Up

October 25, 2006
We had an awesome time last week at the High Rankings® Dallas/Ft. Worth seminar. Read More >>