VP of Industry Insights,
AI and voice assistants require special skills. Duane Forrester is a more than 20-year veteran of the search and social fields. He is theauthor of “How to Make Money With Your Blog and Turn Clicks Into Customers,” published by McGraw-Hill. Along the way, Forrester worked in marketing and PR with Caesar’s Palace, ran his own websites, communities and consultancy, and worked for small and enterprise publishers online.
Past work included almost nine years with Microsoft and Bing, where he helped run their Webmaster Tools program, as well as the SEO program at MSN. In between the bookends of Yext and Bing, Forrester ran operations for Bruce Clay, Inc., one of the oldest names in digital marketing.
For several years, his focus included writing for SearchEngineLand.com, moderating in the original SearchEngineForums.com and being a Board member with SEMPO, where he founded the InHouse Committee and SEMPO’s annual “Industry Salary Survey.”