The History of Community and SEO

Episode Overview: The SEO industry is composed of a unique community that relies on sharing SEO data and experiences with competitors and colleagues in order to truly understand SEO’s complexity. Join host Ben as he speaks with Blush Digital CEO Jim Christian about what it takes to create and cultivate a digital SEO community and how to find the right one for you.


  • The complex and everchanging nature of SEO requires constant education, which lead to the formation of the SEO community to band together and share information to keep up.
  • One aspect of SEO that brings the SEO community together is when Google publishes a new algorithm update and SEOs band together to decipher its effects on various industry categories.
  • Various SEO communities exist on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Some require payment to join, but the value of these groups is ultimately decided by what information the SEO is seeking and the information the group can share.


Ben:                  Welcome to the Voices of Search podcast. I’m your host, Benjamin Shapiro. Today we’re going to talk about the history of community in SEO. Joining us today is Jim Christian, who is an experienced SEO and one of the founders of an internationally recognized search event.

Ben:                 Jim is the CEO of Blush Digital, which is a digital marketing agency that combines data-driven technology along with industry leading talent to connect brands…

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