Profile

Cover photo
James Svoboda
Works at WebRanking.com
Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
4,530 followers|131,071 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews
People
Have him in circles
4,530 people
Ryan Dahlen's profile photo
Marin Software's profile photo
meneer Franssen's profile photo
Sigurdur Fjalar Jonsson's profile photo
Jonathan Collier's profile photo
Brian Anderson's profile photo
Pam Aungst's profile photo
Nicholas Ryan's profile photo
Thierry Ressort's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Search Engine Marketing and Digital Strategy Consultant
Skills
SEO, CRO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Analytics, Link Building
Employment
  • WebRanking.com
    CEO & Partner, 1999 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Partner @WebRanking, Founder @MnSearch, Dad & Husband @Home. Passion for SEO, PPC, CRO, Social, and all things Digital Marketing.
Introduction

Managing Partner and Search Engine Marketing Consultant at WebRanking.com.  President & Co-Founder of MnSEARCH: the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association. Which Test Won advisory board member.  Marketing Land contributor.  Supporter and frequent host of #PPCchat

SEO since 1999.  Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert in 2013. Contributor to the Moz/SEOmoz 2011 & 2013 Search Ranking Factors, and David Mihm's 2011, 2012 & 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors.

Former Sphinn.com editor.  Top 50 Biggest Search Geek 2010 & 2011.

Husband & Father of 2 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Bragging rights
Search Geek
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Previously
Portland, Oregon

Stream

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
1
1
James Svoboda's profile photo
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice post from +Ryan Dahlen on why attending the #MnSummit worth your time.
On Friday, June 26, 2015 the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, known popularly and fondly around the world as MnSearch, hosted its second annual one-day conference at the St. Paul RiverCentre, the 2015 MnSearch Summit. The local search contingent came out in force to listen to and learn from our industry leaders. [ If you… Read More
2
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
ICYMI - Yesterday, July 5th 2015, Bing.com Featured Superior National Forest in Minnesota on it's homepage: http://www.mnsearch.org/bing-com-features-superior-national-forest-in-minnesota/
We love it when local Minnesota people and places get noticed! Today’s (July 5th, 2015) Bing homepage featured a picture Black Spruce Trees in Superior National Forest, Minnesota. The photo was taken by Jim Brandenburg a local Minnesota environmentalist and nature photographer and filmmaker based near Ely.     Fun Fact: Superior National Forest is… Read More
View original post
1
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
Can't wait!  Less than 3 weeks until the 2015 Summit that we're holding at the +MnSearch - Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association!

Lots of awesoMN speakers this year including keynotes from +Wil Reynolds from +Seer Interactive and +Duane Forrester from Bing.  Many great sessions including ones from +John Gagnon from Bing Ads , +Brad Geddes from +Certified Knowledge, +Merry Morud from +aimClear, +Bob Stanke from the +Minnesota Timberwolves, +Mike Blumenthal from Get Five Stars, +Ian Lurie from +Portent, Inc., +Angie Schottmuller, +Casey Henry from +Wistia, +Ross Hudgens from +Siege Media, +Cyrus Shepard from +Moz, Loren McDonald from +Silverpop, an IBM Company, +Jeff Sauer from +Depth of Knowledge by Jeffalytics,  +Aleyda Solis from +Orainti, Megan Casey from Brain Traffic, and Sean Callahan from +LinkedIn .
The 2015 MnSearch Summit is just weeks away (June 26th), and hopefully you’re already registered, because you care deeply about your search marketing, producing results for your organization and growing as a marketing professional. If you have not yet signed up to attend the region’s premier search conference, you’re probably one of those people who likes to… Read More
7
2
Susan Staupe's profile photoAleyda Solis's profile photoJames Svoboda's profile photoDepth of Knowledge by Jeffalytics's profile photo
2 comments
 
So looking forward to it :) 
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice guide to event tracking in GA from +Paul Kragthorpe​.
Event tracking is important on a website. It’s the only way to track user engagement. There are certain links that don’t naturally trigger any kind of tracking via Google Analytics, whether you’re using async (ga.js) or universal analytics. The most common are: PDF Downloads – <a href="someurl.pdf">Download my PDF</a> Mailto (Email) Links – <a href="mailto:someone@gmail.com">Email …
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
4,530 people
Ryan Dahlen's profile photo
Marin Software's profile photo
meneer Franssen's profile photo
Sigurdur Fjalar Jonsson's profile photo
Jonathan Collier's profile photo
Brian Anderson's profile photo
Pam Aungst's profile photo
Nicholas Ryan's profile photo
Thierry Ressort's profile photo

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looks like Google +AdWords has a new Keywords Tab Segmentation starting to show in Accounts: http://www.webranking.com/blog/new-keywords-tab-segmentation-showing-in-google-adwords-accounts
  Finally. “Finally”. [Finally]! It appears that after years of providing a clunky and unintuitive keyword segmentation experience, that the Google AdWords Keyword Tab is, yes, finally getting a much needed usability facelift. We spotted a different layout this week in a new client account that streamlines access to the different keyword reports that most …
2
3
Ashish Dabas's profile photoChaudhary Sudeep Panghal's profile photo
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
We're very proud of this!
Do you like to win awards? Do you like to support a good cause? We thought so. Well, here’s your chance. MnSearch is excited to be partnering with Search Engine Land as they launch a new industry awards program! The Landy Awards is designed to recognize individuals, agencies and internal marketing teams within the digital… Read More
View original post
1
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
 
AwesoMN!  Wery proud to be selected as a Judge for +Search Engine Land's inaugural Landy awards.

Check out the details and how you can enter here: http://searchengineland.com/awards
6
ThinkSEM Consulting, LLC's profile photo
 
Congrats :)
Add a comment...

James Svoboda

Shared publicly  - 
2
Susan Staupe's profile photo
 
+James Svoboda - thank you for the shout out!  : )  I'm feeling humbled today . . .
Add a comment...
1 review