When you work with Search Optimizers, you gain a dedicated team of homegrown American professionals passionate about giving your business the tools necessary to compete with larger players.

We are process driven. We know that the only way we can afford to be viable with our turn-key business model is for our processes to remain top-rate.

We love the dynamic nature of internet marketing. Analyzing the data in order to determine what to do next is exactly what we do best!

Our expertise, innovation, persistence and commitment to customer service keep us focused on our mission to provide you with highly effective and affordable search engine visibility.

“We love the dynamic nature of internet marketing. Analyzing the data in order to determine what to do next is exactly what we do best!”

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Steve Kinney, Founder and President

A mathematician and software engineer, Steve Kinney has spent the past twenty years as a team leader, project manager, workflow consultant and software engineer. Steve is a co-instructor of the Search Engine Marketing class for the University California, Irvine Extension Program, and regularly hosts webinars to teach basic and advanced SEO strategies to marketing strategists, business coaches and small business owners.

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Dave Yanke, Operations Manager

Dave Yanke knows the ins and outs of SEO and has been the muscle behind Search Optimizers' proprietary software tools for the past nine years. Dave and his team of seven manage SEO for over 300 companies, directing the functions that ensure each site maintains a top position for their relevant keyword phrases in the search engines.

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Steve Pitchford, Partner Manager

A former printing brokerage service business owner of 18 years, Steve Pitchford understands the pains of trying to discover the "secret formula" to visibility on search engines. Since 2009, Steve has helped marketing strategists better serve their customers through Search Optimizers' "Find Your Fifty" program.

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Rebecca Kavan, Content Creation and Curation Expert

Rebecca's background in economics and journalism, an equal combination of right and left brain, makes her a perfect fit for the world of SEO. On the team since 2010, Rebecca's knack for staying on top of marketing trends and tools—and understanding the big picture—makes her an ideal content resource.

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Jill Yanke, Keyword Phrase Expert

Since 2002, Jill Yanke has shared her expertise about SEO and, specifically, the keyword phrase selection process so that business owners can watch their placement improve. Jill has a knack for helping Search Optimizers' clients find the optimal phrases for their SEO campaign, not just the most obvious ones.

Jody Conry

Jody Conry, SEO Technician

Jody is a thorough problem solver who loves a challenge, so the SEO field is a perfect fit for her skill set. Her diverse work and study background of banking, physics, and computer science have equipped her to be the team’s go-to troubleshooter and researcher. Since 2011, she has developed deep expertise in SEO and relishes the constant change and challenge inherent in the field.

Debbie Konopacki

Debbie Konopacki, SEO Technician

Since joining Search Optimizers in 2012, Debbie has excelled at helping small businesses get real visibility and conversions. Her background in marketing, PR, and graphic design is an advantage as she helps clients put their best face forward. She loves to see clients in diverse industries succeed through developing great content and getting their message in front of just the right prospects. Her perseverance in getting results is a great asset to Search Optimizers’ clients.

Ben Yanke

Ben Yanke, SEO Technician

A natural fixer and problem solver, Ben has been with Search Optimizers since 2012. His knowledge, experience, and ongoing studies in computer science and web development and administration make him a go-to for complex and highly technical issues. He loves working in the SEO field, as it means keeping up with swift and numerous changes both in web technology and in SEO itself.

Mary Keaveny

Mary Keaveny, SEO Technician

On the Search Optimizers team since 2012, Mary’s combination of creative thinking and attention to detail make her a great fit for optimization work. She brings her entrepreneurial, accounting, and artistic experience to the team and loves that Search Optimizers serves such a huge variety of business types. She loves the constant creativity required for cutting-edge SEO, noting that while she has the same job, the operations team is not doing anything the same as five years ago.

Carol Schwartzlow

Carol Schwartzlow, Operations Assistant

Carol’s passion for helping businesses succeed makes her the perfect person to help clients represent themselves well online. A keyword expert, she loves getting to know the business and figuring out what their next step or piece of the puzzle is. She especially enjoys end-of-month reporting as she gets to see the successes build and gain momentum over time.

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