Bruce Clay

Founder & President
Bruce Clay Inc

Bruce Clay is founder and president of Bruce Clay, Inc., a global digital marketing optimization firm providing search engine optimization, pay per click management, social media marketing, conversion rate optimization/analytics, SEO-friendly site architecture, content development, and SEO tools and education.

Prior to launching Bruce Clay, Inc. in 1996, Bruce operated as an executive with several high-tech businesses, with a far-reaching professional background in leading Silicon Valley firms.

Bruce holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s in math and computer science from Western Illinois University. As an industry thought leader, he is an accomplished speaker, author and educator. Each year, Bruce speaks at leading industry conferences and conducts training courses for students worldwide on concepts and methodologies related to Internet marketing. His insights have been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, PC Week, Wired Magazine, Smart Money and many more.

Bruce authored the book “Search Engine Optimization All-In-One For Dummies,” now in its third edition, published by Wiley. It contains 765 pages of hands-on, practical guidance for implementing comprehensive SEO. His book “Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals” covers how to use SEO and content marketing together to reach a target audience online and generate sales.

Bruce is also a past member of the board of directors of SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization. In 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Vision, Execution and Market Influence in the Practice of Search Marketing by the History of SEO advisory board.

Notable accomplishments include:

  • Past member of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) Board of Directors
  • Selected as the search engine optimization expert by NHK-TV in their one-hour award-winning special “Google’s Deep Impact”
  • Author of the book “Search Engine Optimization All-In-One For Dummies,” containing more than 750 pages of SEO and web marketing methodologies and tactics published by Wiley (third edition published in 2015)
  • Co-author of “Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals,” a guide to using content and SEO to earn search rankings, attract the right audience, build brand loyalty and inspire customers to buy
  • Frequent speaker at industry conferences including SMX, ad:tech, Pubcon, Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo, DOMAINfest, Affiliate Summit, and many others both within the U.S. and internationally
  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the History of SEO advisory board
  • Creator and teacher of the five star-rated Bruce Clay SEO Training courses, which are delivered in a classroom setting for hands-on learning