In episode 77, Shelby Blackley of The Athletic and Audience Editor, Jessie Willms pop in to educate us on the ins and outs of News SEO and how to execute the right way.
Title: SEO Editor
Business: The Athletic
Bio: Shelby Blackley is the SEO Editor for The Athletic and co-founder of WTF is SEO. She spends far too much time thinking about how humans use the internet and the best ways to help them find the information they need. When she’s not tied to her computer, Shelby can be found hiking in the mountains, lifting weights or yelling at the Baltimore Ravens.
Title: Audience Editor
Bio: Jessie Willms is a Toronto-based audience editor at Canada’s national newspaper. She has developed her visual, programming, and teaching skills at some of Canada’s top newsrooms, and now teaches data, interactive and audience journalism at Centennial College. In 2021, along with Shelby, she co-founded WTFisSEO – a newsletter about search and SEO for publishers.
Rank what you love most about SEO as an industry:
I love how wide the discipline is. You can be an expert in tech SEO, you can be an expert in content SEO. I love that there’s so much to learn in this field. It feels like there’s always a secret door.
Rank your best learning SEO resource:
WTF is SEO
Rank the top 1-3 SEO or Marketers that you most look up to:
Rank your best SEO marketing win:
On election night in two consecutive elections in Canada to expand the reach our journalism as a result of a consistent effort across the entire company.
Rank your number one cause/charity that you want to promote:
Jessie: Your local animal rights organization
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Title: Demand Generation Manager
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