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Jamey Barlow

SEO Team Director
Jamey Barlow

As SEO Team Director, Jamey’s primary objective is to ensure the overall quality of SEO services provided to our clients. This is done with a focus on strategy development, integration of scalable SEO solutions utilizing Merkle | RKG’s propriety technologies, and working side by side with Account Managers to ensure the success of Merkle | RKG’s clients.

Jamey joined the Merkle | RKG team in 2011 as an Account Manager and has been dedicated to large-scale online retailers such as Sears and other Fortune 500 companies. Jamey’s overall focus has been in implementing scalable technical SEO solutions and developing best-of-breed strategies uniquely designed for each individual client.

Prior to joining Merkle | RKG, Jamey worked as Senior Analyst of SEO and Internet Marketing for the Crutchfield Corporation. He managed their SEO, Affiliate Marketing and Internal Site Search programs with cross-functional teams with the goal of increasing visits and conversion rates.

Jamey is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Jamey's Articles, Blog Posts, Webinars and More

Left Brain, Right Brain, RankBrain

Every day some 15-20% of search requests made on Google are not recognized by the search engine. Google For Work president Amit Singh, who has long professed that search could be more intelligent, last week did something to prove it. Machine intelligence in the form of an upgrade called RankBrain was added to the Hummingbird search algorithm, and search experts say the improvement has the potential to help marketers spread their wings and fly.

Googlebot is Crawling JavaScript: Is Your Site Ready?

While Google's ability to crawl JavaScript has been in the works for quite some time, it still presents challenges that may not be fully evident for months.