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Max Thomas


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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Is Traffic from Organic Search better than PPC Traffic?


Although not new news, I still encounter folks who question if traffic from organic search or ppc is more valuable. In general, I find that people believe that traffic from organic search results is…
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Yes! Google does think your tags and diggs matter!


We all know that Google ranks inbound links as a powerful "vote" for a website. We also accept, generally speaking, that the more quality inbound links a site has, then the higher its page rank, keyword rankings and resulting traffic. With the rise of social media, we are also learning that Google values the diggs, tags or votes a site receives on social media sites. Aside from just the inbound links, traffic spikes and "netizen" awareness that social media sites can generate, they also have a direct impact on Google rankings.
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Nofollow tags, Google Local Search and Geo Sitemaps – eVisibility Rocks!


220 of San Diego’s (and from around the county) finest marketing specialists, ppc’ers, seo’ers, trackers, you name, it gathered today downtown at the Omni for an info- and networking packed day. It was my…
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Optimizing Keywords to Target Customers


As most of my colleagues know, I’m a lover of tracking – especially when it comes to SEO. Yes, we track changes in search engine (SE) rankings, inbound links, etc. but we also like…
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Drive New Leads Using SEO


Although familiar by now, Enquino’s 2007 search engine user survey claims that the top 4 organic listings on a search engine results page (SERP) capture 54.9% of clicks for a search term, while the number one organic result captures 26.4%. In contrast, the top pay-per-click ad captures 8.7% of clicks while the number two ad captures only 3.4%.
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