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2013 Holiday Toy Drive and Company Dinner

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Cheers from WebRanking!

On December 8, 2013 in Minneapolis, the Minnesota WebRanking crew gathered once again in what is now becoming a tradition. We got together to celebrate the holidays, and a very successful 2013 for our company.

The Portland crew did not join us this year. We were fortunate to have them in Minnesota last year as all the stars aligned and schedules worked out perfectly to have them with us. Alas, the stars were crooked this year. But that didn’t stop us!

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Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2013

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

#16 on the Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2013 list

We don’t typically pay much attention to “Top” lists, but when our friends over at PPC Hero put together theirs we couldn’t help but notice. Recently they published their “Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2013” and as WebRanking provides Paid Search services to our clients, we were eager to see who made it into this year’s Top 25.

And what do you know….? Continue reading “Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2013” »

WebRanking is sponsoring WordCamp Minneapolis

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WebRanking is sponsoring WordCamp Minneapolis!

WebRanking is proud to announce our sponsorship of WordCamp Minneapolis 2013, which is happening Saturday, April 27th at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College.

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress and features industry experts speaking on topics ranging from security, theme and plugin development, blogging 101, SEO and more.

As a sponsor, we are giving away 2 tickets to the event. If you live in the Twin Cities area and are interested, you can visit our Facebook page to enter.

For more information about the conference, speakers and schedule, please visit the WordCamp website.

2012 Holiday Toy Drive and Company Dinner

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Cheers from WebRanking!

This past Sunday in Minneapolis, the entire WebRanking crew and immediate family were fortunate to have the opportunity to all be together to celebrate the holidays and what was a very successful 2012 for the company.

With offices in both Portland and Minneapolis, it isn’t often we have the chance for everyone to get together as a company, but with WebRanking sponsoring the LinkedMinnesota Holiday Extravaganza the next day, it presented us with the perfect opportunity to do so.

To kick off the evening’s festivities, we met up at a local toy store where we all took part in selecting and purchasing toys to donate to the outstanding Toys for Tots Foundation. As Christmas and the holidays is truly about the kids, this was a tremendous opportunity for us to give back and help brighten the Christmas experience for some very deserving children. Continue reading “2012 Holiday Toy Drive and Company Dinner” »

LinkedMinnesota Holiday Extravaganza Sponsored by WebRanking

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

LinkedMinnesota 2012 Extravaganza

WebRanking sponsors 2012 Extravaganza

WebRanking is the platinum sponsor of the LinkedMinnesota 2012 Holiday Extravaganza.

This full day event is on December 17th at the Mall of America Hilton, in Bloomington, Minnesota. Attendees of LinkedMinnesota’s signature networking event can expect a day filled with speakers, learning, networking, socializing, lunch, cocktails and prizes. Bestselling author Jill Konrath and sales and marketing experts Sam Richter and John Baker are the featured keynote speakers. Continue reading “LinkedMinnesota Holiday Extravaganza Sponsored by WebRanking” »

WebRanking Welcomes Tyler Purcell to the Team

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

WebRanking’s new Digital Marketing Associate – Tyler Purcell

WebRanking is excited to welcome Tyler Purcell as the newest member of our Minneapolis marketing team!

Tyler, as a Digital Marketing Associate, will be focusing on Paid Search campaigns for our clients, while also lending a hand in other aspects of their online promotions.

As WebRanking continues to grow and work with a wide range of outstanding clients, Tyler’s arrival allows us to continue to offer ROI driven digital marketing campaigns without sacrificing the personalized service we’ve been known for since 1998.

2013 is already shaping into a fantastic year of growth for WebRanking and for our clients and we are happy to have Tyler onboard to help us continue down this road of future success.

BamCast Business and Marketing Podcast Interview

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Business and Marketing Podcast

The BAMcast Business and Marketing Podcast

Last week I had the privilege to appear on the BAMcast Business and Marketing podcast. The interview is now available for download and covers a wide range of topics related to digital marketing.

If you can get past a few “ums”, I think you will find that there is some good content and discussions about the current state of online marketing, what it takes to be successful online, and how businesses of all sizes can utilize the internet to increase their bottom line. Continue reading “BamCast Business and Marketing Podcast Interview” »

WebRanking Sponsors Ignite Portland 11

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

WebRanking is sponsoring Ignite Portland 11

WebRanking is once again proud to be a sponsor of Ignite Portland, now in its 11th session.

What is Ignite Portland? Each presenter gets 5 minutes on stage with 20 slides that automatically rotate after 15 seconds. This event isn’t limited to just Portland, as Ignite events can be found all over the world. However, Portland has a long running tradition of putting on amazing Ignite events, with some of the most creative, informative, thought provoking and down right off the wall presentations out there.

Which is why we have been a continued sponsor for the past 3 Portland Ignite sessions.

Ignite Portland 11 is going to take place on Wednesday September 19th at the Bagdad Theater. This is a free event, but if you are interested in going, make sure to get there early as seats fill up quickly.

For more information about the event, and a list of the scheduled speakers and their presentations, visit

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WebRanking Protests SOPA and PIPA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

WebRanking Protests Pipa & SOPA

You may have noticed that things on our website are a little darker than normal today. Rest assured, WebRanking is not going through an EMO phase, but we have joined in solidarity with over 7,000 other websites in protest of the SOPA & PIPA acts. By going dark, we are hoping to collectively raise awareness against these bills, as we believe they would give the government strong censorship tools that could be used to inhibit free speech.

While we do believe that it is important to fight copyright infringement, we don’t believe these bills are the way to do it. And we are not alone…

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WebRanking Sponsors WordCamp Portland 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

WordCamp Portland Sponsors

WordCamp Portland Sponsors

Love WordPress? We do! This is why we are a proud sponsor of WordCamp Portland, being held September 17th and 18th at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland.

What’s WordCamp you ask? WordCamp is a conference (actually it is an “un-conference”) that focuses on everything WordPress. This is an informal, community-organized event for casual users and core developers to participate in and share ideas.

As a sponsor, we want to offer you an opportunity to attend this weekend’s event for free.
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MnSEM’s Launch Party in Minneapolis – First Official Event

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010



We are very excited to announce the launch of MnSEM.

MnSEM will be having it’s first official event Thursday, November 18th, 2010. Join MnSEM at the “Search Party: MnSEM Launch”. Get to know MnSEM and our members with an evening of networking, drinks, and of course talking search!

There are a few tickets left so register today!: Registration Closed

MnSEM is looking for feedback from the search community on what they would like to see in the way of resources, support and meet-ups in the Twin Cities. We’re currently gathering members at our group on Linkedin to connect search engine marketing folks. Visit the Official MnSEM LinkedIn group page for more details.

Who Should Attend MnSEM

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Ignite Portland 9 Video | Sabotage: The Movie

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

As proud sponsors of Ignite Portland 9 we were tasked with creating a 30 second promotional video to be played during the event’s intermission at the Bagdad theater. Our original idea was to create a 70’s stylized buddy cop movie trailer with my 1 year old son, but when the “Lil’ Dictator” was more inclined to eat the fake mustache than he was to wear it, we decided to go in a new direction.

While only one of WebRanking’s “two bad brothers you know so well” were available for the filming of the trailer, Tony and I decided to move forward without the “one lone Beastie” and create our own version of Sabotage. While WebRanking certainly have no aspirations of leaving the Search Engine Marketing community after 12 ½ years in order to pursue film making, we did enjoy the process plus it gave me an excuse to sport a mustache for the past couple of months.

The above video is the complete trailer, which is different from the 30 second teaser shown at Ignite Portland 9 and which can be viewed below. Continue reading “Ignite Portland 9 Video | Sabotage: The Movie” »

Client Spotlight – MVP Seminars

Monday, March 8th, 2010


MVP Seminars - Business Training Speakers

MVP Seminars - Business Training Speakers

Client Spotlight – MVP Seminars

At WebRanking we believe that our success is best measured by the success of our clients.  In my 8 years with the company, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of amazing clients, and I am happy to say that we have played a small role in helping many find online success.

This post is the first in what I hope to make a regular feature here on our Search Marketing blog.  The idea is to give our readers the opportunity to meet some of our remarkable clients, learn about their unique businesses and glean some knowledge from their entrepreneurial experiences.

For our first Client Spotlight post, we are extremely lucky to speak with Dr. Ron Marquardt, co-owner of MVP Seminars.  Ron has been a client with WebRanking since September of 2004.

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Ignite Portland 8 Sponsorship

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Ignite Portland

Ignite Portland #8

WebRanking is a proud sponsor of Ignite Portland 8, which is being held on Wednesday March 3rd at 7 PM at the Bagdad Theater. 

For those unfamiliar with Ignite, this geek friendly event gives 20 speakers 5 minutes on stage with 20 slides that auto advance after 15 seconds.  The speakers for this event were selected from over 75 entries and the topics vary from funny, to serious to the downright obscure.  A complete list of the speaker topics can be found at the Ignite Portland website.

The Ignite events are free and the doors open at 5:30 PM.  This is an extremely popular event, so if you want to attend make sure you get there early.  It fills up quick.

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Happy Veterans Day!

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The entire staff at WebRanking would like to take a moment to wish all of our Family, Friends and Clients a happy and safe Veterans Day. We want to express our heartfelt appreciation to the men and women who have served and protected our great country throughout its history.  It is because of your dedication, sacrifice and commitment that we are able to enjoy freedom and our way of life.

Thank you for the selfless work you have done for us, as on this day and everyday we want you to how much your sacrifice has meant to us all. Continue reading “Happy Veterans Day!” »