The SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.Fm

The SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.Fm

The SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM has been hosted by our CEO, Ross Dunn since 2009. The podcast has been favourited by Google’s own John Mueller, regularly cited as a top podcast on SEO by top sites like Search Engine Journal and HubSpot, and has over 3 million downloads and counting.

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SEO 101 Ep 420: Google Search Console Data Error, Structured Data Field Changes, and More

Hello, this is Ross Dunn. Before episode 420 begins, I want to share some deeply sad news. My dear friend and co-host of the SEO 101 Podcast for the past 11 years, John Carcutt, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 8, 2021. The following episode was...

SEO 101 Ep 419: Core Web Vital Hints, Podcast Knowledge Panels, and More

Working to improve Core Web Vitals (CWV) can be very frustrating, the gents discuss some new priority hints provided by Google, along with a recent rollout of knowledge panels for podcasts. They also cover a public discussion by respected journalists disparaging...

SEO 101 Ep 418: Google Bugs, New Search Quality Guidelines, and IndexNow

The hosts start the show discussing Google’s permanent loss of analytics data and a breakdown of Google Alerts. They then dig into the changes found in the latest update to Google’s Search Quality Guidelines, the impact of mobile continuous scroll, the questionable...

SEO 101 Ep 417: Google AMP Breaks, SEO Competitor Analysis, and More

A varied week of news starts with the WordPress dev team accepting some responsibility for issues with Core Web Vitals, and Google AMP chaos ensues after a damaging update (iOS 15) breaks AMP pages. In addition, Google provides more insights into its rules for title...

SEO 101 Ep 416: Search Result Enhancements and Chrome Field Data

A slew of search result enhancements are being seen in the wild and they are providing noticeable changes in search experience. This is coupled with a Google Core algorithm update that has made significant waves. The hosts also discuss some Mueller files, including a...

SEO 101 Ep 415: Keyword Research Tips and The Importance of Accurate Local Profiles

How to dig into keyword research with lesser known tools, the perceived impact of Google’s title tag alterations, and the importance of accuracy for business listing profiles. The gents also discuss some Mueller Files, a gap in Google My Business tracking, and they...

SEO 101 Ep 414: Google Changing Site Titles Doesn’t Affect Ranking but Click Through Rate is a Concern

Google confirms their automatic changes to title tags in search results do not affect rankings, but there is little doubt the “improved” titles can be less click-worthy. Scott and Ross also discuss a concern with the next version of Chrome that includes the ability to...

SEO 101 Ep 413: New Author.URL Schema Recommended by Google

Google’s recommendation to use the new Author.url link to a central profile of the author’s bio harkens back to the days of rel=author and Google Authorship. The gents also discuss standard updates to Google tools, news on the Links Spam Update, optimizing Google My...

SEO 101 Ep 412: How Clicks on Search Results Impact Ranking Results

Google representatives confirm the impact of clicks on search results, but not necessarily in the way you expect. The hosts also discuss what Google’s Core Updates affect in search results, changes to the use of fact check structured markup, and much more.  ...

SEO 101 Ep 411: Google Core Update News and More.

The hosts discuss the progress of the July Google Core Update, how to handle permanent redirects over the long-haul, the SEO benefits or not of dedicated hosting, additions to the review options in Google My Business, and more.   [spreaker type=player...

Sometimes, you just need to get down to the very basics. That’s why we love Webmaster Radio’s SEO 101 — a series of podcasts that dive into search engine optimization from the bottom-up.

Amanda Zantal-Wiener

Senior Staff Writer, HubSpot

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More About the SEO 101 Podcast

Our CEO, Ross Dunn began hosting the SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM (it was Cranberry.FM for a short stint) back in 2009 with his acclaimed colleague Jennifer Evans-Cairo. Both Ross and Jennifer were known in the SEO world at the time as veterans and the show started earning a loyal following from that point on.

After a few episodes, Jennifer took a step back and Ross worked with a couple of co-hosts and guest-hosts until one of his great friends and fellow industry veteran John Carcutt stepped permanently into the role. Over the years, the two of them have created over 350 episodes together discussing the ins and outs of search engine optimization (SEO) from a basic to occasionally advanced standpoint.

Over the years, the SEO 101 Podcast has benefited from an SEO industry star-studded lineup of guests. The list includes the following: Google’s John Mueller, Stephan Spencer, David Szetela, Dan Thies, Martijn Beijk, Jennifer Laycock, Stoney deGeyter, Richard Zwicky, Loren Baker, Joost deValk, Mike Blumenthal, Pete Meyers, Jon Henshaw, Gil Namur, David Ogletree, and Dave Snyder, among others.

Co-hosts and special guest co-hosts with Ross Dunn have included Jennifer Evans-Cairo, Jeff Quipp, Eric Lander, Scott Van Achte, and David Harry.

You can get more helpful tips by joining our SEO 101 Community.

Ross Dunn

Ross Dunn

Host of SEO 101

Ross Dunn is the long-time host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM. He has been practicing SEO since 1997, working as the CEO of StepForth Web Marketing Inc. and a co-founder of First.Dentist.

He is dedicated to making the SEO 101 Podcast a long-term resource of quality SEO news, insights, interviews, and Q&As.

John Carcutt

John Carcutt

Co-Host of SEO 101

John Carcutt is the long-time co-host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM and the Vice-President of Strategy for Reflexive Media. His SEO roots go back even farther than Ross’s to 1995.

Truly a veteran (he’s MUCH older than Ross 😉 ) in the SEO realm, John’s perspective and insight into SEO is invaluable on the show.

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The SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM has been hosted by our CEO, Ross Dunn since 2009. The podcast has been favourited by Google’s own John Mueller, regularly cited as a top podcast on SEO by top sites like Search Engine Journal and HubSpot, and has over 3 million downloads and counting.

Subscribe for free at:
iTunes | Stitcher Radio | iHeartRadio | Spreaker

Play the Latest Episode of SEO 101

SEO 101 Ep 420: Google Search Console Data Error, Structured Data Field Changes, and More

Hello, this is Ross Dunn. Before episode 420 begins, I want to share some deeply sad news. My dear friend and co-host of the SEO 101 Podcast for the past 11 years, John Carcutt, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 8, 2021. The following episode was...

SEO 101 Ep 419: Core Web Vital Hints, Podcast Knowledge Panels, and More

Working to improve Core Web Vitals (CWV) can be very frustrating, the gents discuss some new priority hints provided by Google, along with a recent rollout of knowledge panels for podcasts. They also cover a public discussion by respected journalists disparaging...

SEO 101 Ep 418: Google Bugs, New Search Quality Guidelines, and IndexNow

The hosts start the show discussing Google’s permanent loss of analytics data and a breakdown of Google Alerts. They then dig into the changes found in the latest update to Google’s Search Quality Guidelines, the impact of mobile continuous scroll, the questionable...

SEO 101 Ep 417: Google AMP Breaks, SEO Competitor Analysis, and More

A varied week of news starts with the WordPress dev team accepting some responsibility for issues with Core Web Vitals, and Google AMP chaos ensues after a damaging update (iOS 15) breaks AMP pages. In addition, Google provides more insights into its rules for title...

SEO 101 Ep 416: Search Result Enhancements and Chrome Field Data

A slew of search result enhancements are being seen in the wild and they are providing noticeable changes in search experience. This is coupled with a Google Core algorithm update that has made significant waves. The hosts also discuss some Mueller files, including a...

SEO 101 Ep 415: Keyword Research Tips and The Importance of Accurate Local Profiles

How to dig into keyword research with lesser known tools, the perceived impact of Google’s title tag alterations, and the importance of accuracy for business listing profiles. The gents also discuss some Mueller Files, a gap in Google My Business tracking, and they...

SEO 101 Ep 414: Google Changing Site Titles Doesn’t Affect Ranking but Click Through Rate is a Concern

Google confirms their automatic changes to title tags in search results do not affect rankings, but there is little doubt the “improved” titles can be less click-worthy. Scott and Ross also discuss a concern with the next version of Chrome that includes the ability to...

SEO 101 Ep 413: New Author.URL Schema Recommended by Google

Google’s recommendation to use the new Author.url link to a central profile of the author’s bio harkens back to the days of rel=author and Google Authorship. The gents also discuss standard updates to Google tools, news on the Links Spam Update, optimizing Google My...

SEO 101 Ep 412: How Clicks on Search Results Impact Ranking Results

Google representatives confirm the impact of clicks on search results, but not necessarily in the way you expect. The hosts also discuss what Google’s Core Updates affect in search results, changes to the use of fact check structured markup, and much more.  ...

SEO 101 Ep 411: Google Core Update News and More.

The hosts discuss the progress of the July Google Core Update, how to handle permanent redirects over the long-haul, the SEO benefits or not of dedicated hosting, additions to the review options in Google My Business, and more.   [spreaker type=player...
Sometimes, you just need to get down to the very basics. That’s why we love Webmaster Radio’s SEO 101 — a series of podcasts that dive into search engine optimization from the bottom-up.
Amanda Zantal-Wiener

Senior Staff Writer, HubSpot

More About the SEO 101 Podcast

Our CEO, Ross Dunn began hosting the the SEO 101 Podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM (it was Cranberry.FM for a short stint) back in 2009 with his acclaimed colleague Jennifer Evans-Cairo. Both Ross and Jennifer were known in the SEO world at the time as veterans and the show started earning a loyal following from that point on.

After a few episodes, Jennifer took a step back and Ross worked with a couple of co-hosts and guest-hosts until one of his great friends and fellow industry veteran John Carcutt stepped permanently into the role. Over the years, the two of them have created over 350 episodes together discussing the ins and outs of search engine optimization (SEO) from a basic to occasionally advanced standpoint.

Over the years, the SEO 101 Podcast has benefited from an SEO industry star-studded lineup of guests. The list includes the following: Google’s John Mueller, Stephan Spencer, David Szetela, Dan Thies, Martijn Beijk, Jennifer Laycock, Stoney deGeyter, Richard Zwicky, Loren Baker, Joost deValk, Mike Blumenthal, Pete Meyers, Jon Henshaw, Gil Namur, David Ogletree, and Dave Snyder, among others.

Co-hosts and special guest co-hosts with Ross Dunn have included Jennifer Evans-Cairo, Jeff Quipp, Eric Lander, Scott Van Achte, and David Harry.

You can get more helpful tips by joining our SEO community.

SEO 101 Podcast Show Notes Newsletter

Sign up to receive valuable links and show notes after each episode of the SEO 101 podcast goes live.
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Ross Dunn

Ross Dunn

Host of SEO 101

Ross Dunn is the long-time host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM. He has been practicing SEO since 1997, working as the CEO of StepForth Web Marketing Inc. and a co-founder of First.Dentist.

He is dedicated to making the SEO 101 Podcast a long-term resource of quality SEO news, insights, interviews, and Q&As.

John Carcutt

John Carcutt

Co-Host of SEO 101

John Carcutt is the long-time co-host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM and the Vice-President of Strategy for Reflexive Media. His SEO roots go back even farther than Ross’s to 1995.

Truly a veteran (he’s MUCH older than Ross 😉 ) in the SEO realm, John’s perspective and insight into SEO is invaluable on the show.