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Q: Need to find the top search engine optimization consultants ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Need to find the top search engine optimization consultants
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: headsetsdotcom-ga
List Price: $120.00
Posted: 30 Aug 2006 16:13 PDT
Expires: 29 Sep 2006 16:13 PDT
Question ID: 760949
I need  to find two or three specialists in search engine optimization
that will come to San Francisco for a day and tell us everything they
know. i'm after names, phone number and email, and evidence that this
person specializes in SEO. CLARIFICATION: I'm not looking for
organizations to do the work for us or to offer us any services. i'm
looking for two or three individuals (they can work for a company, but
they must be able to offer themselves and i want their names) who have
a reputation for knowledge and results, and will visit to consult with
us. Thanks! :-)
Subject: Re: Need to find the top search engine optimization consultants
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 03 Sep 2006 02:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I have collected here several top SEO consultants - ones that are
featured in "serious" industry articles or are well known; and that
make "house calls". However, I am not sure that their schedule is free
for you when you need them, or that their fees will meet your
expectations - these two issues have to be sorted out between you.

Heather Lloyd-Martin
She is one of the top SEO consultants in the field. Her firm is in
Seattle, but she writes on her website that she does housecalls.

For an example of Lloyd-Martin's philosophy, at: 
Lee Odden, Spotlight on Search Interview with Heather Lloyd-Martin of
SuccessWorks, Jan 30 2006,  ISEDB

Jill Whalen
Another SEO shark is Jill Whalen, who's also featured in many articles
(for and against her)

Her blog

Also see: 
Lee Oden, Spotlight on Search - Interview with Jill Whalen of High
Rankings, Sept. 3, 2006, ISEDB

Eric Ward

Eric makes house-calls, but mostly in order to train people from your
own firm to do the work. He also does consulting via different tools.
Eric is an expert on linking. Located in  Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lee Oden, Spotlight on Search - Interview with Eric Ward, Feb. 13, 2006, ISEDB

Aaron Wall

Wall does not indicate on his website whether he does house-calls or
not, but he's considered one of the most prolific experts on SEO, and
has written one of the most important books in the subject. Located in
Rhode Island/

Lee Oden, Spotlight on Search - Interview with Aaron Wall, Jan 17, 2006, ISEDB

Matt Baily
Another prominent SEO consultant is Matt Baily of Site Logic. He does
not publish his consulting fees on the site.

Fanthom SEO
This could be another solution. The president is Michael Murray, but
you might get a lower-ranked consultant. Ohio-based.

A directory for further consultants (if the top ones in the business
are too expensive) exists here, and you can choose to look for
consultants in California only:
SEO Consultants

Google has valuable advices on how to choose the right SEO for you: 

What's an SEO? Does Google recommend working with companies that offer
to make my site Google-friendly?

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.

Request for Answer Clarification by headsetsdotcom-ga on 07 Sep 2006 04:39 PDT
Thanks, looks like good work. Per the questions, to complete it, can
you get me phone numbers and emails for the contacts. This is the bit
that saves me a bunch  of time.   thanks.

Clarification of Answer by politicalguru-ga on 11 Sep 2006 08:08 PDT
Dear Headsets, 

Sorry for not answering before, I was sick. 

But here I am, with the phone numbers/emails: 
Heather Lloyd-Martin
(360) 224-6260 

Jill Whalen
Publishes an email form on her site:

Eric Ward
contact form on the site 

Aaron Wall 
(401) 207-1945

Matt Bailey

Tel. 866.RANK.YOU (726.5968)  
Contact Form:
headsetsdotcom-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Got what i asked for. Just what i like. Thanks!

Subject: Re: Need to find the top search engine optimization consultants
From: politicalguru-ga on 14 Sep 2006 08:18 PDT
Thank you for the rating!

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