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Max Thomas, Thunder’s founder and president, was early to the Web, starting his first online ecommerce venture in 1997. Since then he has a proven track-record of developing online and search marketing strategies for building online audiences and sustainable revenue for clients.

With over 20 years direct experience across multiple market segments including ecommerce, online newspapers, health services, consumer goods and travel/leisure, Max has managed online and offline advertising campaigns for companies such as,,,,, Sheraton Hotels, Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust.

Part Kaw, Max’s tribal name is Lomanyin, which translates as “walking thunder”, hence the name of Thunder SEO. Max is a 5-finger runner who enjoys long trail runs and hikes anywhere in the world. Max is also blessed to have shared his life for 18 years now with his life partner Gabriel Masson. Originally from Louisiana, Max and Gabe moved to sunny San Diego from NYC.

Max has a B.A. from Columbia University and a M.B.A. from Yale University’s School of Management.

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A Look into Productivity Evangelism at Thunder | Here’s How We Sprang Into Action


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In the spirit of “breathing new life into work,” we launched an “internal cause” of productivity evangelism back in January that we’re just now starting to see the impact of, including what we’ve learned…
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Founder's Corner #1: May The Support Be With You


Founder's Corner

In honor of Thunder’s first newsletter, I’m devoting my first Founder’s Corner post to something I often tell people who are starting their first business (I think there’s a theme emerging here). When starting…
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SearchFest 2013: A Battle of Brilliant Proportions


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We value learning highly at Thunder SEO. So much so that Thunder pays for transportation, lodging and daily expenses for any Thunder Cat who gets accepted to speak at a conference. We’ve been fortunate…
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Social Media Conference Recap: Community Building via Social Media and Google+


Social Media Conference

Today, I presented at the Social Media Conference held in Las Vegas, NV. While the old saying tends to ring true for my visits to Vegas, I think it’s safe to share this information…
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Thunder SEO Shares Tips, Tricks and Tools for Success in 2013


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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Staying Ahead of the Curve: 5 Online Marketing Trends to Watch in 2013


2013 Online Marketing Trends

After a very successful year on the Thunder Blog, we wanted to take some time to think about trends for 2013. With the help of Monique and Shawn, we pulled together some predictions for…
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Online Press Releases vs. Social Media: Slow and Steady Wins the Race


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Once upon a time, a press release and a social media profile challenged each other to see which could rank higher for a person’s name. They decided to call this their Online Reputation Management…
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Everything You Need to Know About the New Google+ Reviews



Still in the wake of Google’s announcement to merge Google Places with Google+ Pages for business, we continue Local Search Month on Thunder’s blog with a look at what these changes mean for reviews…
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Search, Social Media & The Evolving Newspaper: Louisiana Press Association 2012 Convention Recap



On Saturday May 5th, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Louisiana Press Association 2012 Annual Convention. Big round of “thanks” to Pam Mitchell and Mitch Droge for inviting me, and I’d like to share…
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Using Hosted Video SEO to Rank in Google [& INFOGRAPHIC]



You’ve created some fantastic video content, you’ve done some amazing video title keyword research, you’ve optimized your new video creation for YouTube and Vimeo, and now you’re ready to host your video on your…
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