Jill Whalen
Jill Whalen

Jill Whalen was a search engine optimization (SEO) consultant, speaker and writer. Whalen was CEO of High Rankings, and co-founder of Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE). She was a regular speaker at Search Engine Strategies Conferences. High Rankings included a top-rated SEO discussion forum.[1]

Whalen has been quoted as an authority by major publications including The Wall Street Journal,[2] and Inc.[3] She has also written search engine optimization articles for business websites including ClickZ[4] and Search Engine Land.[5]

Career

Whalen was a stay-at-home mother with three children when she started an online parenting chat room. When the chat room became so popular that the members, who lived across the nation, wanted a website to house their forums, Whalen "began by examining listings that came up when entering a phrase such as 'parenting chat,' and then made sure those words were incorporated into her page. From there, she learned how to program and began experimenting."[6]

Post Retirement

On October 30, 2013, Whalen announced her retirement from SEO. [7] She is currently devoting her time to transformation of body, mind and spirit and assisting others with lifestyle and business change. [8]

Personal

Whalen grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and attended UMass Amherst, graduating with a degree in sociology.[6] She lives in Ashland, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.[9]

References

  1. ^ Wendy Boswell. "The Top Ten Search Engine Optimization Forums on the Web". about.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Mangalindan, Mylene (June 16, 2003). "Playing the Search-Engine Game". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "When Sales Hit a Wall". inc.com. August 1, 2004. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Writing and Ranking for the Search Engines". clickz.com. March 7, 2001. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Duplicate Content Penalty Myth". searchengineland.com. March 15, 2007. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ a b Susan Chaityn Lebovits (September 23, 2007). "Finding keys to the Web". The Boston Globe. 
  7. ^ http://whatdidyoudowithjill.com/leaving-seo-post/
  8. ^ http://jill.consulting
  9. ^ Whalen, Jill. "The Video Game of Parenting". Parentsroom.org, accessed October 28, 2011.

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