James Svoboda is CEO at WebRanking and has been in search marketing since 1999. James is also Co-Founder and former President of MnSearch, the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, a contributor to Marketing Land, member of the Which Test Won advisory board, a Landy awards judge, 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 volunteer efforts include editor for the Open Directory Project, GoGuides and Sphinn, with speaking engagements at SearchFest, State of Search, 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.