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

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March 13, 2013
"Marketing Your Content Via Mobile" SEMNE event Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Courtyard Marriott Nashua, NH presented by Dianna Huff. 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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July 11, 2012
SEO Chat With Jill and Karon

Free Webinar

May 30, 2012
How Correcting 3 Common Copywriting Mistakes Increased Sales 86% Read More >>

HRA 331: Wrap-up

May 2, 2012
That's all for today!

HRA 330: Wrap-up

April 18, 2012
That's all for today!

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

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

$50 Off Copywriting Coaching from Karon Thackston!

January 19, 2011
Karon is trying something new to go along with her copywriting course -- personalized copywriting coaching sessions. Read More >>

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November 3, 2010
Building an Optimized Site from the Keywords Up Read More >>

SEO Copywriting Telesummit

September 8, 2010
It's somewhat late, but I have free passes available to Karon Thackston's SEO copywriting telesummit this Thursday, September 9, 2010. Read More >>

HRA 289: Wrap-up

September 8, 2010
That's all for today!

HRA 288: Wrap-up

August 25, 2010
That's all for today – and for August! Read More >>

HRA 286 Wrap-up

July 28, 2010
That's all for today!

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June 2, 2010
That's all for today!

HRA 279: Wrap-up

April 21, 2010
I don't have any upcoming trips scheduled for a while, which is nice. It gives me a chance to keep up with work as well as perform those other pesky business chores that always seem to come up. Read More >>

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March 10, 2010
Global Search Marketing SEMNE Event in Connecticut!

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March 10, 2010
My trip to Arizona and California went well, but I'm glad to be home and in the office this week. 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 28, 2009
That's all for today!

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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 >>

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 >>

MarketMotive Live Certification Event - Stuff You Might Like

January 21, 2009
You are invited to join MarketMotive live as their Internet Marketing Master Certification finalists undergo their final project – a live panel review gauntlet – which reads like a wild fusion between American Idol, a PhD dissertation defense, and a lightning-round news roundtable show. Read More >>

Google AdWords Best Practices - Stuff You Might Like

January 7, 2009
The Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE) organization's next event is on January 27th, 2009, at the Newton Marriott in Newton, MA from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Network with other search marketing enthusiasts and learn about Google AdWords best practices from Malinda Gagnon, an account manager and traditional media specialist at Google, Inc. Read More >>

PageZero Paid Search Seminar

December 17, 2008
Our other friends at PageZero (Andrew Goodman and Mona Elesseily) are holding their paid-search seminar on February 3, 2009, in Toronto. Read More >>

"How to Viral Market" Webinar - Stuff You Might Like

December 3, 2008
The folks at MarketingSherpa have been busy! They are hosting a webinar training event around their new "How to Viral Market" toolkit.


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November 19, 2008
Had an awesome time at PubCon last week catching up with many old friends. I found it pretty cool to hang out with some of the same folks I hung out with at my very first conference back in 2000! Read More >>

Free SEMNE Passes

November 5, 2008
SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing New England) is offering High Rankings Advisor Newsletter subscribers 6 free passes to the November 18, 2008 networking event in Providence, RI featuring Nick Gerner from SEOmoz (one of the developers of the much talked about "Linkscape" project). Read More >>

Google Indexing Robots.txt Files? - Advanced Forum Thread

November 5, 2008
In today's forum thread of the week, it was actually ME who had a question! I noticed that our robots.txt file had been indexed by Google and was curious if others had ever had this happen. 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 >>

Stuff You Might Like: Free Webinar on Search Marketing Findings

October 22, 2008
I wanted to let you know about a free webinar that I'm doing with MarketingSherpa called "New Research Findings: Search Marketing Tips, Tactics and Trends." Read More >>

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October 8, 2008
We've had a good response so far for our SEO Luncheon on Nov. 7. There are still a few seats left, if you're interested in joining us. There's no charge and no catch!

There IS Such Thing as a Free (SEO) Lunch!

September 23, 2008
Once again, there IS such a thing as a free lunch and it's happening on November 7, 2008 at the High Rankings office in Framingham, MA. 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 >>

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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.


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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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April 30, 2008
If you're in the New England area this week (and if you see this before Thursday night), you don't want to miss the latest SEMNE event happening in Nashua, NH on May 1 from 6:30 to 9:00PM. A whole bunch of search marketers will be networking and sharing ideas, as well as learning why blogging is essential from business consultant Ted Demopoulos. 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 >>

Save $100 on Google Analytics Training Series - April Class

March 26, 2008
I wanted to give you a heads-up that ROI Revolution is starting their next Google Analytics Training Series on April 10, 2008. As you may remember, our High Rankings SEO associate was trained in Google Analytics through this series. They have been kind enough to continue to offer a $100 discount to any High Rankings Advisor subscribers who wish to attend. 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.


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?


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January 16, 2008

That's all for today. January is off to a bang, and we're busy, busy, busy! I'm looking forward to my trip to New Zealand in February for the Webstock NZ conference, although I'm not looking forward to the amazingly long flight. But I figure it can't be worse than it is in my head thinking about it. At least I hope not!


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 >>

Search Marketing Training Videos

December 19, 2007
If you'd rather learn from the comfort of your own home/office, we have an alternative for you -- our video of a past High Rankings seminar (different from the training sessions mentioned above, but just as good!). 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 >>

Google Analytics Online Training Starts Jan. 10

December 12, 2007
Our friends at ROI Revolution are starting their next round of Google Analytics online training classes on January 10, 2008. There's still time to sign up, and still time to get a $100 discount using our affiliate discount code of HIGHRANKINGS in the coupon field. 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 >>

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October 17, 2007
I had an interesting trip to Bochum, Germany last week. For the most part, all went well, and the company I was training seemed to really get a lot out of it. Read More >>

$100 Discount on Google Analytics Online Training Oct. 4

October 3, 2007
The Google Analytics Online Training Course from ROI Revolution that we mentioned last week is starting this Thursday, Oct. 4. You can still apply the $100 High Rankings discount by simply typing "highrankings" into the discount code field when you register. I believe that even if you miss the first live class you could watch it online, so don't be shy about signing up late. Read More >>

Off to Germany

October 2, 2007
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Are You Budgeting for Search Marketing Conference / Seminar Travel in 2008?

September 19, 2007
Pauline is on vacation this week, but before she left she put together a quick poll to find out how many of you have a budget for traveling to and attending any search marketing conferences/seminars in 2008. Read More >>

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August 15, 2007
For those who were worried about me due to Hurricane Flossie, you can put your mind at ease. We're not on the Big Island but on Oahu where things are pretty calm. 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 >>

High Rankings Forum Turns 4-years Old!

August 1, 2007
We’re also running a poll in conjunction with the birthday announcement... 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 >>

Interview with Jennifer Laycock - Viral Marketing & Social Media

June 14, 2007
Pauline caught up with Jennifer Laycock, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Guide, in order to find out her thoughts on viral marketing and social media. Read More >>

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 >>

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March 21, 2007
I’m certainly looking forward to some spring weather…I wonder if it will ever get here? It certainly seems spring-like with the extra sunlight in the evening. And even the car is pretty warm from the sun in the afternoons. Today I even opened my sunroof for a bit when I had my Wed. carpool duty. But generally, it’s still feeling darn cool around here. Read More >>

SEMNE Offering Free Month of KeywordDiscovery

February 28, 2007
In an effort to support SEMNE and our upcoming networking event at the Newton Marriott next Tuesday night on March 6, our friends at KeywordDiscovery are offering a free one-month subscription to everyone who attends the event! 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 >>

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 >>

Questions about High Rankings® Search Marketing Seminar

August 30, 2006
The following is an email exchange I had with someone who was wondering whether he would benefit from attending our High Rankings® Search Marketing Seminar in Dallas on Oct. 19-20, 2006. Read More >>