Takeshi Young

SEO Manager at Optimizely

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Takeshi Young is an inbound marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in SEO and 15+ years of experience in web design and development. He specializes in technical SEO, CRO, and social media marketing.

Takeshi has a long track record of managing SEO at growing tech companies in Silicon Valley including Optimizely, Become.com, and HealthyPets.com and has also worked with dozens of local businesses as an SEO consultant.

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  1. Takeshi Young added a comment on Ranking #0: SEO for Answers
    Great post! I have been noticing answer box results becoming more prevalent but ranking in them can be a challenge. This post provides some great insight 
  2. Takeshi Young added an article Why Generating More Leads is Only Half the Picture
  3. Takeshi Young added a comment on Is it a good strategy to pay for a few good DA links? Is this a White Hat strategy?
    Not sure why some people are saying this is a good idea, buying links is clearly against Google's guidelines and could get you penalized: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en B…
  4. Takeshi Young added a comment on What free stock image site do you recommend?
    We use pexels.com and unsplash.com for our blog.
  5. Takeshi Young added a comment on What are some quick ways to get a good social media following?
    Lots of great advice already. I would just add that glancing at your page it seems very business oriented. While people do consume some business content on FB, most people are on the social network to…
  6. Takeshi Young added a comment on Is it better to get a university education in marketing, or can you do it on your own?
    To add another data point... I studied Philosophy & Computer Science in college, but have been an SEO/online marketing professional for the past 7 years. When it comes to online marketing, I thi…
  7. Takeshi Young added an article A/B Testing for Low Traffic Websites
  8. Takeshi Young added a comment on Was the .blog top level domain worth $19 million?
    Seems like a pretty high price, but I think it can be worth it in the long run. Although .com still carries a premium with bloggers, finding a good .com domain becomes harder and harder every year. …
  9. Takeshi Young added a comment on Using Blackhat Article Spinning (Spintax) for Whitehat SEO
    I've done this before with product descriptions. It is gaming the system to some extent since you're pretty much just doing it for search engines, but it can be a good way to create somewhat unique co…
  10. Takeshi Young added a comment on Would you use HTTPS if you were to start a new blog now(plus pros and cons)?
    I would do it, if you can afford it. It'll give you a slight edge in terms of trust and SEO and is the direction that the web is moving.


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