Jill Whalen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 2007-09-11. 
  2. ^ Mangalindan, Mylene (June 16, 2003). "Playing the Search-Engine Game". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ "When Sales Hit a Wall". inc.com. August 1, 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Writing and Ranking for the Search Engines". clickz.com. March 7, 2001. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Duplicate Content Penalty Myth". searchengineland.com. March 15, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  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.

Mylinks join mailing list Mylinks profile page Mylinks facebook Mylinks tunepak Mylinks shows Mylinks tunepak Mylinks showsMylinks join mailing list Mylinks profile page Mylinks facebook