Director of Marketing - Web Marketing Now
SEO veteran since 1996. A former software tester with WordPerfect and Novel, Jerry West tests the algorithms and affiliate markets to gain leverage against competitors with over 800 test domains. Uses “Real Company Shit”, black, grey, white hat, or what ever the fuck techniques work to gain the upper hand. An avid snow boarder and paddle boarder, and if you hear Van Halen or UFO cranking, he’s close. Born and raised in San Jose, California, he currently resides in North Carolina.
You’ve got speakers hang out, you can talk to them and the information, since it’s not being recorded; people don’t hold back anything. That to me, is what sets it apart.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jerry West. I run a SEO firm also I do product marketing on Amazon.
What have been your favourite moments at UnGagged?
I mean, this reminds me of how PubCOn was, like ten years ago. It’s small, you’ve some tremendous talent here and it’s not over the top. You’ve got speakers hang out, you can talk to them and the information, since it’s not being recorded; people don’t hold back anything. That to me, is what sets it apart. This year has been like ten times better than last year.
Who have been your favourite speakers?
Duane did a good job. I also got a lot out of Garrett who did link building with Citation labs, that was my favourite so far.
What have been your favourite conversations?
Well, I can’t disclose the information of course Murray, but my favorite conversation was probably last night. We went over to the irish bar, Craig was there and a few top speakers and everyone just let everything out, and we just had a brutal, open, honest discussion about the basics of marketing. It was incredible, the insights, because we had people from across the pond, and people from the states and things just meshed so well even though we were in different markets.
If you could say one thing that sums up UnGagged for you, what would it be?
Just one thing? Pure, unadulterated information you have to have for marketing.
Why UnGagged loves them:
Jerry West is a unique character with an unparalleled amount of wisdom and experience that only a digital marketer of 20 years can share. There’s very little within this industry he hasn’t played in and won. From the darkest of arts to smashing Amazon or the affiliate marketing arena Jerry is a kick-ass veteran with a passion for success and for telling it just as he sees it. Jerry has spoken at nearly every UnGagged and his sessions are always packed.