Director, SEO, Path Interactive
Lily Ray joined Path Interactive in 2018 as the Director of SEO, providing strategic leadership for the agency’s SEO client programs. Born into a family of software engineers, web developers, and technical writers, Lily brings a strong technical background, performance-driven habits, and forward-thinking creativity to all programs she oversees. Lily began her SEO career in 2010 in a fast-paced start-up environment and moved quickly into the agency world, where she helped grow and establish an SEO department that delivered high impact work for a fast-growing list of notable clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Lily has worked across a variety of verticals with a focus on retail, ecommerce, b2b and Amazon SEO. In 2017, Lily was nominated by Search Engine Land for Female Search Marketer of the Year, and in 2018, she helped Path Interactive win SEO Campaign of the Year.
Although she once dabbled in the world of black-hat SEO before Google launched its Penguin algorithm update, Lily has since become an evangelist for all things white-hat, with a passion for all things related to E-A-T. Lily is currently emphasizing the role that E-A-T plays across all client verticals, and helping websites affected by recent algorithm updates improve their perceived trust and authority to provide real value to users and search engines alike.