Gary Illyes, Google

Gary Illyes

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst - Google

Gary Illyes is Google Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, but according to his Twitter bio he’s also the House Elf and Chief of Sunshine and Happiness at Google. Gary’s dedicated to creating a better search experience for users by helping webmasters create amazing websites. When not crunching data to find ways to improve web search, Gary is contributing to the Webmaster Central Blog; and helps users debug their websites in the Google Webmaster Forums.

Prior to joining Google in 2011, Gary was teaching online journalism in Romania and abroad. He was a technical consultant for several high profile media outlets, and he spent his free time on online forums helping webmasters troubleshoot web- and news-search related issues. He has studied IT at the University of Phoenix and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from the Ady Endre College of Journalism in Romania.

Gary is one of the world’s most influential SEO experts, he’s a frequent keynote speaker at conferences like SMX and Pubcon and we are extremely happy to welcome him to our stage! Most have a love/hate relationship with his babies like the HTTPS ranking signal, but perhaps they don’t realize how much consideration goes into such launches. That is until UnGagged LA.

What happens when Gary gets UnGagged? You’ll have to be there to find out.