Rand Fishkin

Known as both CEO and Co-Founder of SEOmoz, which is currently called Moz, Rand Fishkin is one the most influential leader in the area of SEO or search engine optimization tools. Moreover, BusinessWeek listed him as one of the 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2009, recognizing his innovative ideas and methods.

Social Accounts

Twitter

Linkedin

Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship

Even though Rand was previously the CEO of MOZ, as mentioned above, he is also the founder of SparkToro, a software that aims to help users to build blogs, website, social accounts, articles, etc. that reach their customers.

  • Writing

Rand has built his reputation around writing and he is the author of a famous book, ‘Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World‘.

Skills

  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Social Media Marketing

History

Back in Rand’s early days, he found more joy in his mother’s small business marketing which he worked as a web designer and later dropped out from the University of Washington in 2000.

After a few years of working as a web designer, Rand created the SEOmoz blog in 2004, not knowing that it will become a popular asset in his life. In 2007, Rand finally launched his company and became the CEO of SEOmoz which is now known as Moz.

After only seven years of operation, his company revenues grow from $800,000 to $29.3 million, from seven employees to 134, and has now over 30 million visitors. Moreover, in 2013, he shifted the company mission to widen the SEO tools, and in 2014, Rand decided to step down as CEO.

Rand also loves to share his brilliant ideas as he travels around the world, giving over 30 speaking appearances at marketing conferences.

Milestones in life

  • SEOmoz

Rand launched SEOmoz with Gillian Muessig in 2004. Moreover, with only a few years of operation, it becomes so big that every online business knows about it. It also proves its excellent service for inbound marketing and analytics.

  • SparkToro

Recently or just this year, Rand created SparkToro, a software company that aims to reach an audience with intelligence.

  • Seattle Times

With Rand Fishkin amazing achievements, Seattle Times listed his profile, revealing his milestones and accomplishments in the area of digital business. Moreover, BusinessWeek listed him as one of the 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30.

Books

  1. Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
  2. Inbound Marketing and SEO: Insights from the Moz Blog

Hobbies

Rand mentioned in his blog that when he is not working, he loves to spend time with his beloved wife, writing some brilliant books together.

Top articles

Top quotes

“You have to ask yourself, whenever you are producing any type of content, Who will amplify this and why?” 

” A click-worthy title is actually worth a lot more than just a perfectly keyword-targeted title”

The trend of design toward simplicity and accessibility in software happened for a reason—simple sells, simple’s usable and simple scales @randfish”

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