James Svoboda is CEO at WebRanking and has been in search marketing since 1999. James is also a Founder and Vice President of MnSearch, the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, an ADworld Experience ambassador and #PPCchat supporting partner.
James has also been honored as a Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert by PPC Hero, selected as a contributor to the Moz Search Ranking Factors, and David Mihm's Local Search Ranking Factors. Previous digital efforts include being a contributor to Marketing Land, a judge for Search Engine Land's Landy awards, Which Test Won advisory board member, editor for the Open Directory Project, GoGuides and Sphinn, with speaking engagements at SMX Advanced, East & West, SearchFest/Engage, State of Search, Confluence, SLC|SEM DMC, Hero Conf, Local U Advanced, eMarketing Summit, Integrated Marketing Summit, Social Media Breakfast, Minnesota Blogger Conference and more.
He currently resides in Eden Prairie with his lovely wife and two beautiful children, whom he works tirelessly with to convert into lifelong Star Wars fans.