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Jill Participated in an Interview of Prominent SEOs for Job Seekers

February 7, 2013
In an effort to help job seekers better understand what the skills and duties of an SEO Consultant are, Jill Whalen was "JobShadowed" about her career. Read More >>

Jill Provided Her Favorite SEO Tool Recommendations to CIO Magazine

February 6, 2013
High Rankings founder and SEO consultant Jill Whalen was asked by CIO Magazine to recommend some tools that she uses in her every day SEO work. Read the article here. Read More >>

High Rankings is One of the 15 Most Popular SEO Websites

February 1, 2013
eBizMBA created a list of the 15 most popular SEO websites using data derived from their eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed About How to Write Engaging Content

January 23, 2013
From the interview: "Real estate agents should be writing for the searcher at the other end of Google. That person who has a problem or a question or some sort of need that brought them to the search engine in the first place. The idea isn't to try to please the search engine with your content but to provide the searcher with the information that they seek." Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed About Content Marketing and SEO

November 9, 2012
The Content Equals Money blog interviewed High Rankings SEO Consultant, Jill Whalen about the relationship between content and search marketing. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Named a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards

August 10, 2012
The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market. Read More >>

Jill Whalen on SEO: Then and Now

April 17, 2012
In this SuccessWorks interview Jill shares information about her path to becoming a leader in SEO and answers questions about Google's latest updates. She discusses her perception of the SEO industry as a whole, including why truly good SEO copywriters are a rare breed, indeed. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Chats with TM About Google's 'Search, plus Your World'

February 17, 2012
Trademark Productions President Dwight Zahringer was able to sit down with High Rankings CEO Jill Whalen and discuss the latest developments in search marketing, including Google's Search Plus Your World, Pinterest and what to watch out for when you redesign your website. Read More >>

Top 10 Things to Look for in an SEO Expert

January 23, 2012
Jill Whalen was extensively interviewed for this CIO Magazine interview about what to look for in an SEO expert. Read More >>

SEO Interview: How to launch a website redesign without hurting search rankings and traffic

September 2, 2011
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, was extensively interviewed by Adam T. Sutton from MarketingSherpa for this article on how to protect your search rankings and traffic during a website redesign.

SEO Redesign Consulting is a specialty of High Rankings, having helped a number of companies successfully transform their websites without taking any unnecessary hits from Google. Read More >>

Featured on WebmasterRadio Show: Content Creation Now and Going Forward

September 1, 2011
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, was featured on this special 2 hour roundtable discussion on where content and search results are going in 2012 via mobile, local, segmented results and more. Listen to part one here and part two here. Read More >>

SEO Interview: Site Architecture: The Foundation for Results-Driven SEO

August 12, 2011
Jill Whalen was interviewed by Dianna Huff for her B2B Marketing E-Newsletter, "The MarCom Strategist" on how site architecture is a key component to all SEO website campaigns. (Scroll down after you click, in order to see the interview.) Read More >>

SEO Interview: Google+, SERP Spam, Site Architecture, Social Media

July 17, 2011
Nick LeRoy asked Jill Whalen a number of great questions about SEO and Social Media in this blog interview. Read the entire interview here. Read More >>

@JillWhalen Chosen as a Top 25 Online Marketer to Follow on Twitter

May 4, 2011
Marketing Pilgrim put together their top choices of online marketers to follow on Twitter with High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, making the grade. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed for Inaugural SEO Radio Show

May 2, 2011
CEO of High Rankings, Jill Whalen, was interviewed on the inaugural SEO Radio Show starring Brandon Na. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Featured in AMEX OPEN Forum Meta Description Article

April 6, 2011
SEO Consultant and High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was interviewed for an article on the Meta Description tag featured on the American Express OPEN Forum website. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Quoted in Washington Post

January 30, 2011
January 30, 2011 - A front page Business section story from the Sunday Washington Post newspaper regarding the possibility that Google is losing their battle with web spam, quoted Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, who has been recently critical of the spammy results that often dominate Google's search results. The story referred to her "Open Letter to Google" which expressed her dismay that making the best website for people, no longer ensures a best position in Google. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Participated in a Biz Growth News Webinar on the new Google Instant Search

September 12, 2010
Jill Whalen and a distinguished panel of search marketing experts from around the world discussed what Google's new "Instant Search" might mean for SEO consultants and their clients in this Biz Growth News Webinar.

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High Rankings Jill Whalen in Inc. Magazine

July 1, 2010
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, was interviewed for an Inc. Magazine article How to Optimize Your Site for Search. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed By The Small Business Advocate

June 21, 2010
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, did a two-part radio interview with Jim Blasingame from the Small Business Advocate for Forbes Small Business.

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Jill Whalen Quoted in Entrepreneur.com Article

December 8, 2009

High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was featured in an Entrepreneur.com article entitled, 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Site's Search Engine Ranking.

 

Jill talked about the importance of installing web analytics such as Google Analytics on your website, as well as what one can learn from the data. She also discussed how to choose specific keyword phrases for each page of a website when setting out to optimize it for search engines and users.

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Jill Whalen Nominated as a Top Marketer of 2009

December 4, 2009
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was nominated as one of the most influential online marketers, leaders and thinkers of 2009. Read More >>

Interview with Jill Whalen on How to Select an SEO Company

November 12, 2009

25 Very Smart Business Women to Follow on Twitter

July 29, 2009
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, is chosen as one of 25 Very Smart Business Women to Follow on Twitter in Dianna Huff's B2B MarCom Writer Blog. Read More >>

The Top 50 SEO & SEM Bloggers Worth Following

July 23, 2009
Jill Whalen makes the list of Performancing's "Top 50 SEO & SEM Bloggers Worth Following." Read More >>

Search and PR: Observations from SEO Experts

May 28, 2009

Jill Whalen was quoted along with 7 other internet marketing experts in Dan Greenfield's Bernaise Source Media blog in a post regarding how PR companies should be embracing SEO more readily. She was also quoted in Part 2 of the series on PR and Search Insights.

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Interview with Jill Whalen on building better relationships between marketing and IT

March 31, 2009

The Profitable Consultant Podcast Interview

March 20, 2009
The Profitable Consultant's Dianna Huff interviewed Jill Whalen via a podcast on a number of business topics.   Jill Whalen Interview Read More >>

Jill Whalen Quoted at TechRadar

March 20, 2009
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was quoted in an article on TechRadar entitled, 10 essential free SEO tools to boost your traffic. In the article, she gave information on how to best use Google's free keyword research tool to describe your products and services on your website.
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Jill Whalen Quoted by Google

February 21, 2009
Google Engineer, Matt Cutts, quoted High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, in his video explaining Google's new Canonical Link Element. Read More >>

Search Engine People Interview With Jill Whalen

January 30, 2009

High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was interviewed by Search Engine People. The conversation covered SEO Myths, unique selling propositions (USP), social medias effect on SEO and how one can make money with a website.

 

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2009 SEMMY Award Nominee

January 19, 2009

High Rankings article, Best SEO Practices During a Website Redesign, was nominated for a 2009 SEMMY Award.

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Guest Appearance on "Office Hours" with Vanessa Fox

January 15, 2009

High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was a featured guest on the inaugural episode of Vanessa Fox's "Office Hours" radio show on WebmasterRadio.fm.  Jill discussed some of the easy things site owners can do for SEO which they often neglect, as well as numerous other SEO tidbits.

 

Listen to a recording of the show now!

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2008

January 5, 2009
Our article entitled "Scared of Social Media? You May Already Be a Pro!" was chosen as a best internet marketing post of 2008 by Techipedia. Read More >>

"Understanding Digital Marketing" book

December 31, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was quoted in the new "Understanding Digital Marketing" book written by Damian Ryan & Calvin Jones. In addition, Jill's article, "SEO Myth Busting" was also included in the book. Read More >>

What Will Google SERP Changes Mean for Reputation Management?

December 19, 2008
High Rankings CEO was quoted in WebProNews article on Reputation Management. Read More >>

Women in Tech: Blogher Interview

November 24, 2008

Jill Whalen was interviewed by Virginia DeBolt for BlogHer's Women in Tech Series. Learn about her background, her interest in SEO and how she manages to do consulting, website audits, teach classes, publish a newsletter and respond to questions in the forums on a daily basis!

 

Women in Tech: Jill Whalen

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Entrepreneur.com Interview

October 21, 2008

From "The Jon Rognerud Elite SEO Interview Series": Jill Whalen. In this interview with High Rankings CEO, you'll learn more about SEO as compared with "common" knowledge.

 

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Jill Whalen Interview With Chris Butler

September 2, 2008
Christopher Butler, a VP at Newfangled Web Factory, interviewed High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen regarding all things Web and SEO. Check out the interview here. Read More >>

Google, Ethics and The Myths of Social Media: An Interview with Jill Whalen

August 5, 2008

Jill Whalen chats with Nick Wilsdon about a number of online marketing topics.

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ThoughtShape of the Week: Jill Whalen

August 5, 2008
High Rankings CEO was quoted by Jeff Molander at ThoughtShape, regarding her thoughts on social media. Read More >>

Search Feature Interview with High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen

July 28, 2008

Mike Dammann from Search Feature asked Jill a number of interesting questions about the SEO industry, as well as how to succeed in tomorrow's search marketing world.

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Interview with Jill Whalen

July 17, 2008
Jill was interviewed at the Search Engine Strategies Conference on SEO Copywriting and Search Friendly Design. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed by PC World

June 25, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was interviewed for an article on PC World called "Get More Clicks in the New World of Universal Search." Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interviewed by Greg Jarboe at SES Toronto 2008

June 20, 2008

SEO Myth Busting - Can you say it 3 times fast?

 

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Interview with Jill Whalen on SEO Donts, Myths, and Scams

May 28, 2008

Manoj Jasra interviewed High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, regarding her upcoming presentation at Search Engine Strategies in Toronto on SEO Don'ts, Myths and Scams.

 

Read Jill's interview here. 

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Jill Whalen Quoted in 2nd Edition of Search Engine Optimization an Hour a Day

May 19, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was quoted in 3 different sections of the 2nd edition of the Search Engine Optimization an Hour a Day book, written by Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin. Read More >>

SEO for Blogs: If You Build It, Will They Come?

May 10, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was quoted in an Inc. Technology article on optimizing blogs. Read More >>

High Rankings SEO Forum Mentioned in PC World

April 22, 2008
PC World columnist, Richard Morochove, mentioned the High Rankings SEO Forum in his article entitled, "Driving Site Traffic With Search Engine Optimization and Paid Advertising," as a great place to learn SEO tips and discuss search engine optimization techniques. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Interview at SES NYC 2008

March 18, 2008

In this video interview, Jill talked with Mike McDonald from WebProNews about organic SEO and other things. Read More >>

Search Engine Watch Spotlights High Rankings SEO Training Classes

March 13, 2008
Search Engine Watch's Ron Jones, spotlights a number of in-person search marketing training options, with the High Rankings SEO Class among them. Read More >>

The Hottest SEO Trends

March 11, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was quoted in a .net Magazine article entitled, "The Hottest SEO Trends." The article revealed the latest tools and techniques in the world of SEO and provided valuable insights from Jill and other major players in the SEO industry such as Danny Sullivan and Matt Cutts of Google.
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Dr. Ralph Wilson Interviews Jill Whalen on Paid Links Penalties

January 29, 2008

Dr. Ralph Wilson and Jill Whalen discuss Google's new policy to reduce PageRank when they detect a website trying to manipulate rankings using paid links. Jill suggests showing care, using rel='nofollow' tags when appropriate, and making sure any paid links are in context.

 

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The WebMarketCentral Blog Best of 2007

January 28, 2008
Jill's article, The Art of SEO was voted one of the best articles of 2007 by Tom Pick of WebMarketCentral. Read More >>

5 Tactics for SEO Success - Recognized Expert Radio Show

January 14, 2008
In this audio radio program, Jill identifies the top five things you can do to improve your search engine optimization with her 5 tactics for on-page SEO success. Read More >>

Jill Whalen on eMarketing Talkshow Discussing SEO Training and Other Things

January 4, 2008
In this episode Jill talks with Cindy Turrieta from eMarketing Talkshow about her new SEO training program at High Rankings. Jill shares some of the information she covers in her training with Cindy and the listeners including info on learning about how to diagnose website problems, keyword research and measuring success.
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Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus Including Jill Whalen

January 3, 2008

Jill was interviewed by Michael Miller for his Online Marketing Heroes Book published by Wiley.

 

This book focuses on today's most successful online marketers, with up-to-date information and advice on current online marketing trends. It includes 25 interviews with today's top Internet marketers -- email marketers, web marketers, advertising executives, and the like.

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Jill Whalen Interview for Best Website Book

January 1, 2008
High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen, was interviewed for the book, Best Website: Simple Steps to Successful Websites authored by Nelson Bates. Read More >>

WebProNews Interview at Pubcon Vegas

December 6, 2007

WebProNews sat down with CEO of HighRankings, Jill Whalen at PubCon 2007 in Las Vegas. Whalen gave some tips on how to approach copy writing for search engines.

 

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Boston Globe - Finding the Keys to the Web - A profile of Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings

September 22, 2007
Jill Whalen was profiled in the Boston Globe's business section in an article entitled "Finding the Keys to the Web." Jill discussed how she got her start in SEO as well as the growth in High Rankings as a company. Read More >>

MarketingSherpa Interview With High Rankings CEO, Jill Whalen

May 7, 2007
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, was interviewed by MarketingSherpa about user-generated-content (UGC). Jill shared her 5-point model for the success of her High Rankings Advisor Newsletter Q&A section. Read More >>

Pandia Search Central Interview with CEO of High Rankings, Jill Whalen

May 6, 2007

Jill Whalen was interviewed by Pandia Search's Per Koch at the NYC Search Engine Strategies conference. Jill talked about SEMNE, the search marketing networking organization for New England, as well as the High Rankings Search Marketing Seminars, and of course about SEO in general!

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Webpronews Interview at SES NYC

April 18, 2007
At the SES conference in New York,
Webpronews caught up with Jill Whalen, the CEO and founder of High Rankings, and talked with her about a few of these issues.

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Webpronews Q&A About Changing Domain Names

April 11, 2007

Jill Whalen answered a quick question in person on video with Webpronews at the Search Engine Strategies conference in NYC about changing domain names.

 

 

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Podcast with Duct Tape Marketing

February 20, 2007
Jill Whalen discussed search marketing for small businesses with John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing. (Download the MP3 directly.) Read More >>

Interview with Online Marketing Blog

February 5, 2007
Jill Whalen was interviewed by Online Marketing Blog's, Lee Odden, regarding her upcoming High Rankings Search Marketing Seminar. Read More >>

Jill Whalen Profiled as a Woman of Internet Marketing

December 27, 2006

From the Women of Internet Marketing interview

 

"Jill's probably one of the most well known faces in the Search Marketing Industry, and has always been one of the most approachable. I know from first hand experience, Jill a wonderful person and very patient with "newbees" to search, as demonstrated in her High Rankings Forum."

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Entrepreneur Magazine E-Biz Radio Show

April 10, 2006
Jill Whalen discussed the ten tips to getting on the top of the search engines on this 1-hour live Internet broadcast from Entrepreneur Magazine's E-Biz Radio Show. (Available by streaming audio in the archives.) Read More >>

Online Marketing Blog Interview

March 9, 2006
Jill Whalen was interviewed by Lee Odden for his Online Marketing Blog. The discussion included whether ranking highly for the phrase search engine optimization provided her with much business, SEO forums, SEO fundamentals and much more. Read More >>

US News & World Report

October 16, 2005
Jill Whalen was quoted in the US News & World Report, in a short Small Business Watch article entitled "Searching for the Perfect Word Can Pay" Read More >>

eMarketing Talkshow Interview

October 3, 2005
Jill Whalen discussed site architecture as it relates to SEO on the 1-hour live Internet broadcast from World Talk Radio's eMarketing Talk Show. (No longer available by in the archives.) Read More >>

About.com Interview

October 1, 2005
Jill Whalen was interviewed by About.com's Wendy Boswell. Highlights include Jill's SEO philosophy and definition of SEO, as well as what a typical day is like for her. Read More >>

Search Engine Radio Interview

June 1, 2005
Jill Whalen appeared on Search Engine Radio with Brad Fallon and discussed her 10 years in the SEO biz, as well as her thoughts on search engine optimization in general. (Available by streaming audio in the archives.) Read More >>

Guest Appearance on eMarketing Talkshow

May 1, 2005
Jill Whalen and Karon Thackston discussed copywriting for your website on the 1-hour live Internet broadcast from World Talk Radio's eMarketing Talk Show. (No longer available in the archives.) Read More >>

Quoted in Ask Inc.

August 1, 2004
Jill Whalen was quoted in the Ask Inc. section of the magazine.
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The Recognized Expert Marketing Show

May 3, 2004
Jill did an audio interview with Bob Sommers from The Recognized Expert Marketing Show. The interview centered on how to optimize your web site for the search engines. It includes Jill's top 5 things you can do to gain how rankings right now! Read More >>

The Wall Street Journal

April 14, 2004
Jill was quoted in a an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled, "Some Web Sites Question Yahoo's 'Paid Inclusion' Plan" Read More >>

Entrepreneur Magazine

December 1, 2003
High Rankings was mentioned in the "Resources" section of the December 2003 issue of Entrepeneur Magazine. Read More >>

Inc. Magazine

October 1, 2003
Jill Whalen was quoted as saying that companies should be spending as much money to attract "free" searchers as they spend on paid search, in an article in INC. Magazine entitled "Finding the Right Keyword" by Ellen Neuborne. Read More >>

CIO Magazine

July 15, 2003
Jill Whalen was quoted in an article in CIO magazine entitled "Search engines -- The Art of Being Found."
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Search Engine Guide

June 30, 2003
Jill Whalen is interviewed in an article called Work at Home Mom Is Acclaimed Search Engine Optimization Expert. Read More >>

The Wall Street Journal

June 16, 2003
Jill had numerous quotes in a 2-page article in The Wall Street Journal entitled, "Playing the Search-Engine Game." Jill talked about choosing reputable SEM companies. Read More >>

CM Focus Magazine

June 4, 2003
Jill Whalen was quoted in an article in the CMS Focus publication for the content management professional, entitled "Warning! Your CMS could damage your contentís health.quot; Jill discussed the importance of keyword research to all search engine optimization campaigns. Read More >>

Internet Marketing Report

April 9, 2003
Jill Whalen's "Nitty-gritty of Writing for the Search Engines" special report was a front page feature of the prestigious Internet Marketing Report print publication. The Internet Marketing Report is a "fast-read source of ideas to help marketers differentiate their products and services -- and achieve profitable growth for their companies." Read More >>

e-marketing-news

March 3, 2003
Jill Whalen gets grilled by Mike Grehan for his e-marketing-news newsletter at the Boston Search Engine Strategies conference. As always, Mike G. is in top hilarious form! Read More >>

GoGuides Site of the Month

February 1, 2003
HighRankings.com was the site of the month for February at up-and-coming directory, GoGuides. See the write up in the GoGuides Newlsetter.
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JoeAnt Site of the Month

February 1, 2003
Along with the GoGuides site of the month, HighRankings.com was also the site of the month at another up-and-coming directory, JoeAnt. Read More >>

Business Essentials

January 21, 2003
Jill Whalen was interviewed by Karon Thackston for her "Case In Point: Developing An Ezine Built To Last" article in the January edition of her Business Essentials newsletter. Read More >>

The Washington Post

December 19, 2002
Jill Whalen was quoted in an article in the Washington Post -- "Marketing Via the Search Engines." Read More >>

Silicon Valley Biz Ink

December 13, 2002
Jill Whalen was quoted in an article entitled "Google dominates searches - Google's gain is Yahoo's loss," in the Silicon Valley Biz Ink. Biz Ink is considered "The voice of the valley economy," rooted in the nation's most affluent and influential locale, serving Silicon Valley. Read More >>

Sound Advice Audio Clips

November 22, 2002
Jill Whalen begins a weekly series of "Sound Advice Audio Tips" on search engine optimization for What's Working in Biz. Each week, Jill will present a minute or two audio segment giving tips on how to optimize your site for high search engine rankings. (The first one is entitled, "Search Engine Optimization Myths.") Read More >>

Search Engine Blog Interview

November 21, 2002
Jill Whalen was interviewed by " Search Engine Blog" where she discussed her SEO approach, her previous newsletter (RankWrite), and revealed her most memorable conference experience. Read More >>

The Computer Report Radio Interview

November 3, 2002
Jill was interviewed about search engine optimization on "The Computer Report" with Bill and Dave on WOTW Radio, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Read More >>

KDNK Radio

October 14, 2002
Jill was interviewed on "Geek Speek with Mark and Neil" on KDNK Radio, in the Roaring Fork Valley in Carbondale, CO. Read More >>

Achieve Net Profits

October 6, 2002
Jill Whalen was interviewed by "Jason Anderson's Achieve Net Profits" ezine where she discussed the SEO process, SEO's bad rep, automated software and free- vs. paid-inclusion. Read More >>

Business 2.0

July 1, 2002
Jill Whalen was quoted in an article by David Gallagher entitled, "Top of the Heap". The article chronicals David's quest to become the #1 David Gallagher in Google! Read More >>