Bios

Brent Payne
SEO Director
Tribune Interactive


Tribune Interactive

An in-house SEO with more than seven years of experience, Brent has more than doubled Tribune's visits from search engines since he joined the company in February 2008. With more than a million visits per day from Google alone to Tribune's network of websites, Brent drives traffic not only to Tribune's newspaper sites (including the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, and Baltimore Sun) but also to Tribune's dozens of broadcast sites (including KTLA, WGN, and WPIX). He is a newspaper SEO authority with experience and expertise in CMS challenges, duplicate content mitigation, page-rank funneling, Google News, and Google index rates. He also trains large editorial teams regarding SEO both within Tribune and at journalism conferences throughout the United States. Being a frequent speaker on other SEO circuits (SES & SMX) plus a constant Twitter stream of SEO tidbits and an occasional blog post, it is difficult to determine if Brent is ever not doing something related to SEO. ;-)