Jill Whalen

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This article is about the SEO consultant. For the actress, see Jill Whelan.
Jill Whalen

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

The client register for High Rankings "has hit around 400 and includes companies such as J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., a Wisconsin firm that offers ways to monitor compliance with government safety regulations, and DogWatch Inc., of Natick, which sells and installs invisible fences for pets," according to The Boston Globe.[2]

Whalen has been quoted as an authority by major publications including The Wall Street Journal,[3] and Inc.,.[4] She has also written search engine optimization articles for business websites including ClickZ[5] and Search Engine Land.[6]

Career[edit]

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."[2]

Personal[edit]

Whalen grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and attended UMass Amherst, graduating with a degree in sociology.[2] She lives in Ashland, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wendy Boswell. "The Top Ten Search Engine Optimization Forums on the Web". about.com. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c Susan Chaityn Lebovits (September 23, 2007). "Finding keys to the Web". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Mangalindan, Mylene (June 16, 2003). "Playing the Search-Engine Game". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ "When Sales Hit a Wall". inc.com. August 1, 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Writing and Ranking for the Search Engines". clickz.com. March 7, 2001. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Duplicate Content Penalty Myth". searchengineland.com. March 15, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  7. ^ Whalen, Jill. "The Video Game of Parenting". Parentsroom.org, accessed October 28, 2011.