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Phil Buckley
Works at PrecisionLender
Attended Northeastern University
Lives in Raleigh, NC
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SEO, Content Marketer, Teacher, Twitter aficionado, developer grade optimization and code hacker.
Introduction
*SEO*, *Content Marketing* and *Conversion Optimization* consultant at 1918, recovering *web developer*, organizer of the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States and lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.

Content Marketing Class

I travel around the United States teaching a 2 day class on Content Marketing. After the class you return to work wanting to do better work that engages at a deeper level with your community - and you have the tools to do it!

Speaking

I've presented at the Internet Summit, SearchExchange, ConvergeSouth and Ignite events.

I've spoken to MBA candidates at the Kenan-Flagler Business school at the University of North Carolina, students in the Master's in Interactive Media program at Elon University and at local AMA and TIMA events for local professional marketers.

Where I Write

I get around. While I write mostly at 1918.com, my stuff can also be found at:
Some of my best known posts are:
Bragging rights
Organizer of the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States
Education
  • Northeastern University
  • Greenfield Community College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Wachusett Regional High School
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
November 16
Other names
1918, Buck, pbucks
Work
Occupation
Content Marketer, Search Optimizer, Digital Strategist, Social Media Evangelist
Skills
SEO, content marketing, conversion optimization, web development, analytics, brainstorming
Employment
  • PrecisionLender
    Director of Marketing, 2014 - present
  • 1918
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    Working with clients to improve their visibility within search in a way that generates long-term value. Keeping a firm grip on the targeted business objectives, I help brands understand the best way to grow their online presence.
  • Virante
    Director of SEO, 2012 - 2013
    Helped clients rank higher in search results in some of the most highly competitive niches.
  • Capstrat
    Director of Interactive, 2011 - 2012
    Lead a team of web developers, user experience developers, writers and designers to deliver best-in-class solutions.
  • Media Two Interactive
    Director of User Experience, 2010 - 2011
    Wore many hats standing at the confluence of social media, web development, SEO and advertising.
  • Sinclair Institute
    SEO & Social Media Manager, 2009 - 2010
    Was brought on to help right the ship after a significant drop in search engine rankings dropped along with traffic. Built new social platforms, blog, portal and revived traffic and revenue.
  • McClatchy Interactive
    Web Developer, 2005 - 2009
    Worked as a web developer for the online arm of McClatchy newspapers. Became the defacto SEO for all 20 newspapers when the marketing department was eliminated.
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Currently
Raleigh, NC
Previously
Holly Springs, NC - Morrisville, NC - Beverly, MA - Salem, MA - Boston, MA - Holden, MA - Greenfield, MA - South Hadley, MA - Belchertown, MA - Amherst, MA

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I wish I had more time to explore the WW2 Museum today, but what I saw was fantastic. 
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Thanks Google for making my life easier...
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Phil, what a great adventure. I loved the rain gear at Muzaki!! I'm sure that trip will rank right up there I'm the best memories category. 😉
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Are you challenged at your current job? What if you has to bring your A game every day - would that be a good thing or bad?

In my latest LinkedIn post I talk about the excitement around building a team of A Players, but also the challenges.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141103151812-14608469-what-if-you-had-to-bring-your-a-game-every-day

In the end, you're crazy to settle for a B player, but almost everything in the current state of corporate America is conspiring against you. In some companies the idea of letting a position sit unfilled while a search for a change-maker continues is unacceptable.

Have you ever worked someplace where the culture is strong enough to hold off the B and C players?

I'd love to hear about the best places you've ever worked!
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Cool #autoawesome effects from our day at the NC State Fair last weekend. cc +Kristen Buckley
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I moved south from Massachusetts 11 years ago, these are some of the things I've learned...
When you grow up where it snows during the winter, you believe certain things. You are conditioned from your childhood t…
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+Phil Buckley gets it.
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In case you missed my most ambitious post of the year - here it is...

Thank you to all who helped me.
Sometimes the smartest people keep a low profile. They are too busy being awesome to bet at events or on Twitter. I polled the smartest and most connected people I know to find the unsung heroes of the Triangle. Here's the list.
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That's funny +Carlos Russo. Thanks for taking a look. 
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Saw this shared over at +PrecisionLender, loved it.
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Ha, that's funny +Christine Seib. 
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The +PrecisionLender team was in high spirits at the 2014 NC Tech Awards. 
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Glad the Fair was last weekend, the weather was perfect. 
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If +ConvergeSouth took place any later, me and +Melissa Culbertson would have looked like this! #GogleHalloweenEffects  
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Spooky! And you make a good cat! LOL.
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My friend launched his first Kickstarter campaign. It was a lot of work, but it's live now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483577909/transform-architectsandartisanscom-from-blog-to-co

Take a look and donate if you're so moved!
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We need to start funding the kinds of community infrastructure we want, after all folks pay for everything! +Phil Buckley 
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It's LIVE! - The 100 People You Should Be Connected to in the Triangle (but probably aren't). http://www.1918.com/100-triangle-people-you-should-connect-with/

Who did I miss? 
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Interesting list - we have great talent here.
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