CEO and Founder
Jill Whalen is a pioneer in search engine optimization, beginning in the field in the early 1990s and founding High Rankings in 1995. Since that time, High Rankings has grown to be one of the pre-eminent SEO companies in the United States, working with hundreds of clients in more than 40 industries to enhance their presence through proven and dynamic search engine strategies that lead to increased traffic, more conversions and enhanced sales. The company is committed to helping small to mid-sized businesses understand and implement techniques that maximize the potential of their websites, so that these organizations can fulfill their mission, meet the needs of their stakeholders and contribute as worthwhile members of the Internet community. Expert SEO consulting, website audit reports, SEO campaigns and in-house SEO training classes are just a sampling of the services offered through High Rankings.
Jill is the founder of the popular High Rankings Search Engine Optimization Forum, now celebrating its sixth year. She is also is the host of the High Rankings Advisor, a free search engine marketing email newsletter, the author of The Nitty-gritty of Writing for the Search Engines and a moderator of the search marketing industry's social networking website, Sphinn.
Regularly quoted in national and industry publications, Jill is profiled on Wikipedia, mentioned on the Wikipedia Search Engine Optimization page and frequently called upon to speak at conferences worldwide. She writes monthly SEO columns for Search Engine Land and TalentZoo. She also leads the High Rankings SEO training classes and website marketing workshops in which attendees gain a soup-to-nuts perspective of how to maximize SEO for their organizations. In addition, Jill has published an online SEO training course with Lynda.com.
In 2006, Jill and Pauline Jakober co-founded Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE) a regional organization that enables companies and individuals interested in search marketing to meet every other month to exchange ideas, learn new tactics and network.
Jill holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.