#18: JR Oakes

Episode summary

In this episode, we chat with JR Oakes, Senior Director of Technical SEO Research at Adapt Partners and part of the thriving SEO community in Raleigh, North Carolina.

We talk about:

  • How he went from a career as an architectural glass designer to a developer, then an SEO, and then a technical SEO.
  • How he got involved setting up the Beer and SEO meetup group in Raleigh as well as his involvement in the well-known Tech SEO Sub-Reddit that has had some amazing industry guests.
  • Public speaking
  • Impostor syndrome
  • How things in SEO could be automated over the next several years
  • Current climate within the SEO community
  • What it’s like to be named to Search Engine Journal’s Top 140 SEO’s to follow in 2019 (which came with his own SEO baseball card)
  • And so much more!


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