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Rand Fishkin

Co-Founder & CEO of SparkToro; Former CEO of Moz; Co-Founder of Inbound.org; and Author of "The Art of SEO"

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Rand Fishkin Biography

Rand Fishkin is cofounder and CEO of SparkToro, makers of fine audience research software. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his writing, videos, speaking, and his book, "Lost and Founder."

When Fishkin’s not working, he’s usually cooking a fancy meal for the love of his life, author Geraldine DeRuiter. If you bribe him with great pasta or fancy cocktails, he’ll pull back the curtain on big tech’s dark secrets.

Fishkin dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers. In 2007, the company (Moz) transitioned from consulting to software and Fishkin took the role of CEO. That same year, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Geraldine DeRuiter, with a TV commercial that received widespread publicity (and, later, an awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show). The two married in 2008 in a move Fishkin considers the best of his life.

Over 7 years as CEO, Fishkin grew Moz to 130+ employees, $30M+ in revenue, and traffic to 30M+ visitors/year. He raised two rounds of funding, led three acquisitions, and a rebrand. Fishkin stepped down as CEO in 2014 during a rough bout with depression and left the company 4 years later. Fishkin also co-founded Inbound.org alongside Dharmesh Shah. The site was sold to Hubspot in 2014.

In 2018, Fishkin started SparkToro with Casey Henry and published, with Penguin/Random House, "Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World." Fishkin previously co-contributed to two books: Art of SEO, and Inbound Marketing & SEO. He’s been profiled in the Seattle Times, featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, named to BusinessWeek’s 30 Under 30, written about in Newsweek, The Next Web, the Inc 500, and hundreds of other publications. He is, however, most proud of his prominent appearances in Geraldine’s first book, "All Over the Place." Geraldine and Fishkin are also small investors in TinySeed Accelerator, LegUp, TeamSportz, Techstars Seattle and Backstage Capital.

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Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

Inbound Marketing and SEO: Insights from the Moz Blog

Inbound Marketing and SEO: Insights from the Moz Blog

The Art of SEO

The Art of SEO

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Co-Founder & CEO of SparkToro; Former CEO of Moz; Co-Founder of Inbound.org; and Author of "The Art of SEO"

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Rand Fishkin Biography

Rand Fishkin is cofounder and CEO of SparkToro, makers of fine audience research software. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his writing, videos, speaking, and his book, "Lost and Founder."

When Fishkin’s not working, he’s usually cooking a fancy meal for the love of his life, author Geraldine DeRuiter. If you bribe him with great pasta or fancy cocktails, he’ll pull back the curtain on big tech’s dark secrets.

Fishkin dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers. In 2007, the company (Moz) transitioned from consulting to software and Fishkin took the role of CEO. That same year, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Geraldine DeRuiter, with a TV commercial that received widespread publicity (and, later, an awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show). The two married in 2008 in a move Fishkin considers the best of his life.

Over 7 years as CEO, Fishkin grew Moz to 130+ employees, $30M+ in revenue, and traffic to 30M+ visitors/year. He raised two rounds of funding, led three acquisitions, and a rebrand. Fishkin stepped down as CEO in 2014 during a rough bout with depression and left the company 4 years later. Fishkin also co-founded Inbound.org alongside Dharmesh Shah. The site was sold to Hubspot in 2014.

In 2018, Fishkin started SparkToro with Casey Henry and published, with Penguin/Random House, "Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World." Fishkin previously co-contributed to two books: Art of SEO, and Inbound Marketing & SEO. He’s been profiled in the Seattle Times, featured in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, named to BusinessWeek’s 30 Under 30, written about in Newsweek, The Next Web, the Inc 500, and hundreds of other publications. He is, however, most proud of his prominent appearances in Geraldine’s first book, "All Over the Place." Geraldine and Fishkin are also small investors in TinySeed Accelerator, LegUp, TeamSportz, Techstars Seattle and Backstage Capital.

Rand Fishkin Videos

  • The Startup Guide to SEO and Marketing - Rand Fishkin
    Startup Grind Global Conference 2019 About the Speaker: Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro and was previously cofounder of Moz and...
  • Rand Fishkin: 3 Biggest SEO Myths
    http://tapp.com - Bust the 3 BIGGEST SEO myths with help from Moz.com master Rand Fishkin. Myth #1: Buying ads helps your Google search rank....
  • MIF 2012 - Interview - Jan Manz - Rand Fishkin
    Marketing Innovation Forum 2012 Interview mit Rand Fishkin und Jan Manz

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  • How to book Rand Fishkin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rand Fishkin for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rand Fishkin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rand Fishkin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rand Fishkin?

    Booking fees for Rand Fishkin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rand Fishkin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rand Fishkin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rand Fishkin for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rand Fishkin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rand Fishkin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rand Fishkin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rand Fishkin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rand Fishkin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rand Fishkin generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Fran Hauser, Lori Cheek, Melanie Whelan and Megan Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rand Fishkin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rand Fishkin Speaker Videos

  • The Startup Guide to SEO and Marketing - Rand Fishkin
    Startup Grind Global Conference 2019 About the Speaker: Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro and was previously cofounder of Moz and Inbound.org. He’s dedicated his professional life to...
    Rand Fishkin: 3 Biggest SEO Myths
    http://tapp.com - Bust the 3 BIGGEST SEO myths with help from Moz.com master Rand Fishkin. Myth #1: Buying ads helps your Google search rank. Myth #2: Registering a domain for a looooooong time...
  • MIF 2012 - Interview - Jan Manz - Rand Fishkin
    Marketing Innovation Forum 2012 Interview mit Rand Fishkin und Jan Manz
    Relevantly Speaking | Rand Fishkin CEO of SEOmoz
    This week we're talking to Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOmoz. Rand is an elite name in the field of SEO. I wanted to speak to Rand about the types of mistakes he sees companies making when it comes to...

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