28 Dec '17, 12pm
Matt McGee - The Search Community Honors You
I began learning and doing SEO in the late 1990s while building websites for small business owners primarily based in the Tri-Cities, Washington, area. Discovering Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch website was a breakthrough, as was joining the various early SEO forums and mailing lists that existed then. My favorite early success story is about local clients of mine -- a mom and pop team that had us create the first e-commerce website in our area. He sold handcrafted wooden pens that were made in his garage, and she sold hand-painted wooden decoys also created in their garage. Several months after the site launched, they came to us and said they'd been getting some orders, but not enough to keep the site online. And did we have any other ideas they could try before shutting down? I suggested we spend a couple hundred dollars to get listed in the Yahoo Directory. They a...