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Brian Skarin

Brian Skarin joined the ThunderSEO team in the spring of 2011 as an in-house creative writer. Other than a background in Arts and Letters with a degree in Literature from SDSU, Brian brings a diverse range of interests and skills to assist the team in creating and developing top-notch content.

Before finding his way to Thunder, Brian put off college for a while and spent a year living out of a van with 4 friends in a touring rock band, worked in Hollywood as a creative consultant for a nationally televised reality program on the TruTV network, and surfed 10 foot waves across empty Mexican beaches. He gained the digital skills that led him to Thunder while editing a unique, interactive nomination blog for the largest philanthropic award show in the nation, the Classy Awards. The ever evolving world of SEO driven content and the collaborative, creative dynamic between the Thunder team keep each day fresh and exciting for the restless writer.

Outside of the ThunderSEO home base, Brian can usually be found surfing up and down the San Diego coastline, lounging with his boxer, Charlie, in their backyard of Ocean Beach, and developing a keen appreciation for San Diego’s stellar craft beers through vigorous, meticulous research.

Brian can be reached at brian [at] thunderseo [dot] com

Offering Us Everything, Preventing Us from Nothing: The Future of Search and Sharing

04/30/2013

Future of Search

The technology powering the devices we have used to connect, share and entertain ourselves over the last 10 years has been moving at lightning speed. The decade that saw the introduction of the smart…
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Mozinar Recap: A Foolproof Process for Scrubbing Your Local Footprint Squeaky Clean

02/28/2013

SEOmoz Mozinar

Today, I hosted an SEOmoz Mozinar on the local search cleanup process. The general approach to my presentation was to expose the process of cleaning up your local citation footprint to as wide an…
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Thunder SEO Shares Tips, Tricks and Tools for Success in 2013

12/31/2012

Tips, Tricks and Tools for Success

As the year finally comes to an end, I asked each “Thunder Cat” to share one thing they’ve learned in 2012 that will still be useful in 2013. From social media rants and email…
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Cinco Commandments For Optimizing Your Conference Experience

11/20/2012

Optimizing Your Conference Experience

Attending your first SEO conference is an important milestone in any online marketer’s career. Mine took place this past October when I had the privilege of attending and speaking at SMX East in New…
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Online PR and The 2012 Election: Winning an Audience in Real Time

09/26/2012

Online PR and The 2012 Presidential Election

The 2012 election is clearly shaping up to be the first full-fledged social race. Whether you’re bi-partisan, tri-partisan or just a big fan of Rob Delaney, odds are you’ve been keeping up with the…
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How to Use Instagram to Build a Community & Tell Your Brand’s Story

05/21/2012

instagram-marketing

Within 10 days of the news that Facebook was investing $1 billion to acquire Instagram, the then iPhone-only photo sharing app announced that it would finally be making itself available to Android users. 6…
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Analyze and Plan Your Content Effectively With Google Analytics

02/27/2012

using-analytics-inform-content

This week, as we wrap up our month long series on Analytics (check out uno y dos y tres!), we’re going to dive into the world of content development and how we can use…
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So Fresh, So Clean: Why Google’s “Freshness” Update is Great for Content Writers

11/11/2011

By now the news regarding Google’s latest “freshness” update is no longer, well, fresh. But the implications and far-reaching impact of the latest algorithm change have yet to be seen. With that in mind, I thought it might be a great time to review how these changes affect the strategy for content development and why writers everywhere ought to raise their coffee cups and rejoice.
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