Jesse McDonald

Jesse McDonald

Senior SEO Director
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Siege Media

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The University of Southern Mississippi

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  • Ahrefs
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  • Majestic
  • Semrush
  • Yoast
  • Google Keywords Planner
  • Optimizely
  • Unbounce
  • Canva
  • Slideshare
  • TweetDeck
  • Unsplash
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Jesse is the Senior SEO Director at Siege Media and lives in Austin, TX with 10+ years of experience in the industry, previously a Global SEO Strategist at IBM. He can frequently be seen speaking at industry conferences, such as Pubcon, State of Search, and Rocks Digital. He has also been a judge for the US and Global Search Awards since 2018, contributes to industry blogs like Search Engine Journal, and has created a course on technical SEO for

Jesse is also a frequent conference speaker and can often be seen presenting at Pubcon, State of Search, SearchHOU, and Rocks Digital. He is also an active contributor to industry blogs like Search Engine Journal. He was also listed as one of Search Engine Journal’s top 140 SEOs to follow. Since 2017, Jesse has served as a judge for several industry awards including the US Search Awards, Global Marketing Awards, and European Search Awards.