Jesse McDonald

Jesse McDonald

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Jesse McDonald is a Global SEO Strategist with IBM.*

After receiving his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Southern Mississippi, Jesse moved to Austin with his wife, Jennifer McDonald, to pursue a career as a print-focused graphic designer.

During his quest to find a job in this field, he stumbled upon SEO and fell in love with the industry, especially with how similar the graphic design and SEO skill-sets relate to each other. For the large majority of his career as an SEO, his focus has been on local SEO.

Jesse has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Pubcon (Las Vegas, Austin, and Florida), State of Search, and Rocks Digital. He has also served as a judge at the US Search Awards.

*Jesse’s thoughts and opinions are his own and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of IBM.