The Beal Deal with Matt McGee (@MattMcgee)

The internet marketing blog space can get a little crowded, but fortunately–for the most part–we’re all good friends. That’s why it’s a non-issue that our next Beal Deal interviewee is the Editor-in-Chief at Search Engine Land and Marketing Land.

m2That’s mostly because Matt McGee is simply a great guy to know. In fact, part of the reason for inviting M2 (his rapper name…I kid) to take part in the Beal Deal is because I think you’ll enjoy getting to know Matt as much as I have. So, with that in mind, let’s jump straight in with Matt’s 6 questions!

1. You’re the Editor-In-Chief of both Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, you consult, you speak, you teach–where do you find the time?

The Beal Deal with Jill Whalen (@JillWhalen)

Spring is in the air! Can you feel it?

Jill WhalenSpring is the picture of new life and growth, so let’s ask a few questions of someone that practically gave birth to the concept of SEO copywriting.

(How’s that for a cheesy segue?)

Today’s guest is one of the matriarchs of search engine optimization–none other than Jill Whalen. Jill has been in this business for almost 20 years and has been consistent in her messaging about the importance of great copywriting in SEO. And, it’s not an exaggeration to say that she practically invented the niche.

Let’s ask her how she got her start, who hires her, which up-and-comer she respects the most, and how she’s developed a thick skin. Onwards!

Free Online Reputation Management & Monitoring Webinar March 21st

Free ORM WebinarDo you like your reputation?

Yes? Then I have a free webinar that will help you protect it.

No? Then I have a free webinar that will help you improve it.

I’m teaming up with Janet Driscoll Miller and Chris Gatewood to provide a free online webinar on March 21st at 2pm ET. The 60 minute webinar will teach you:

  • How to identify the reputations and channels important to your company
  • The key steps for setting up reputation monitoring
  • How to be proactive in building your online reputation
  • How to protect your reputation from defamation
  • What legal recourse you have against your detractors
  • How to clean up your Google reputation
  • The steps needed to restore your good name

Save 20% Off Your Pubcon NOLA Registration With Discount Code: rc-7781220

Pubcon Discount CodeJust in case you’ve not yet registered for Pubcon New Orleans, then we have a great deal for you. 20% off your conference registration!

Just use the code: rc-7781220

Pubcon is one of my favorite events of the year and I’m excited it’s heading back to New Orleans next month. You can learn more here:

According to Pubcon:

Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will be held within convenient walking distance to famed Bourbon Street and Harrah’s New Orleans, bringing the heart of one of the world’s best-known downtown areas alive with top new media and search marketing professionals in a major technology conference loaded with Pubcon’s famous multiple-track sessions, leading-edge keynotes, and a Monday, April 22 all-day intensive Pubcon Masters Group training program.

See you there!

The Beal Deal with Joanna Lord (@JoannaLord)

We’re back with another Beal Deal interview.

joanna-lordWith this one, I’m going to have to insist that you grab a cup of your favorite coffee while you read along. Not that it matters to me, but our guest this week would likely be dismayed that you read her awesome answers without a cup of java in one hand. Of course, I am talking about SEOmoz’s evangelist and fashionista–heck, let’s just call her an evangelista–Joanna Lord.

So, let’s learn about her proudest moment, her biggest setback, how she likes to work, and…how she almost joined the circus!

Q1. What’s been your proudest moment in your career and what has been your biggest setback?

…I think my proudest moment will be coming in the next few months when SEOmoz executes on something we’ve been working on for a while.

Win Copies of Richie Norton’s “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

Richie Norton The Power of Starting Something StupidIt’s been a while since we gave away free books here on Marketing Pilgrim, but we have a great one for you today.

We’ve got 3 copies of Richie Norton’s newly released The Power of Starting Something Stupid to giveaway. If you think the title is catchy, wait ’til you read this challenging book. You’ll realize that the “stupid” idea that you have swirling around your head, may not be so crazy after all. In fact, you may be in the excellent company of some of the world’s most notable business owners.

In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those stupid ideas? This deeply inspiring book will teach you:

The Beal Deal with Dave Snyder (@DaveSnyder)

Good Saturday morning!

Aren’t you glad it’s the weekend? Aren’t you glad there’s another edition of The Beal Deal to go along with your morning coffee? Thank you for inviting me into you home this morning–you even tidied up for me! I’m honored. :-)

dave-snyderThis week’s interview is big. I know, using “big” around Dave Snyder is hackneyed, but I’ve known Dave for many years and the guy doesn’t do anything unless it’s big! The guy has overcome big challenges, made big moves in the industry, and has made a big name for himself in marketing circles. So, with that, let’s ask Dave some big questions.

Q1. It seems in the blink of an eye you went from BlueGlass, to SteelCast, to Copypress. What was the toughest thing about that transition?