The SEO 101 Podcast on WMR.FM

The SEO 101 Podcast on WMR.FM is the world’s oldest and longest running SEO podcast. It has been hosted by our CEO, Ross Dunn since 2009 and before that, it had been a popular podcast hosted by David Brown, Carolyn Shelby, and Brian Mark.

In Ross’s time as host, 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 440: WordPress Vulnerabilities, October Spam Update, Google Search Result Display Update, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show with news on WordPress vulnerabilities. They then talked about Google’s October 2022 spam update, Google SERP display update, testing of expanded pricing details in Google Product Panel, guidelines for soliciting Google reviews, and...

SEO 101 Ep 439: Drupal Vulnerabilities, Multiple Google Updates, Google Business Profile Suspensions, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show with news on Drupal vulnerabilities. They then did a rundown of the many Google updates in the last few months. Other topics discussed: Google testing “More Like This” snippet feature, Google Search Console missing data, Google Local...

SEO 101 Ep 438: WordPress 6.02 Security Issues, Google’s Advice on Meta Descriptions, and More.

The show started with a status check on Google’s Helpful Content Update. Ross & Scott then moved on to Wordpress 6.02 security issues and Google’s advice on meta descriptions. They also gave valuable tips when they answered a few questions from the audience....

SEO 101 Ep 437: Google’s Helpful Content Update, Changes to International Targeting Report, Indexing Updates, and More.

The show started with a big update on Google Helpful Content, which could change SEO as much as Panda did. The hosts then discussed the August product review update, changes in People Also Asked results, Google’s simplified page indexing report, duplicating content in...

SEO 101 Ep 436: July 2022 Product Review Update, Google’s Indexing Issue, GBP Automated Messaging, and More.

The hosts started the show with Google’s release of a super basic video on SEO. They also talked about the July 2022 product review algorithm update, the Google indexing issue last July 15, new automated messaging through the Business Profile FAQ section, a Google...

SEO 101 Ep 435: GMB App Update, New Video Index Report, New Rich Result Guidelines, and More.

The show was packed with updates from Google. Ross & Scott discussed Google Search ranking updates, the rollout of new Search Console Video index report, new rich result guidelines, Google My Business mobile app, expiration of Google posts, and much more!  ...

SEO 101 Ep 434: The Open Secret of Google Search, Twitter Updates, Featured Snippet Tests, and More.

The show started with a Twitter update that could benefit e-commerce merchants. The hosts then moved on to the open secret of Google Search, testing the new featured snippet layout, ‘brand story snippet,’ LGBTQ+ owned attribute to business profiles, and much more!...

SEO 101 Ep 433: New Search Engine From Ahrefs, Google’s Learning Video Markup, SEO Certification, and More.

The show was packed with a lot of updates, including the following: Yoast’s IndexNow protocol, Google adding learning video rich results, Google’s update on its title algorithm for multi-language or transliterated/scripted titles, Ahrefs new search engine, and much...

SEO 101 Ep 432: Google’s May 2022 Broad Core Update, WordPress 6.0 ‘Arturo’ Activation, Google Ads CPC Bug, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show by paying homage to SEO legend Bill Slawski, who recently passed away. They then discussed the activation of WordPress 6.0 ‘Arturo’, Google’s May 2022 Broad Core Update, tips for marking up FAQ pages, a Google Ads cost per click (CPC)...

SEO 101 Ep 431: How to Use Images to Improve Rankings With Mike Blumenthal.

Show guest, Mike Blumenthal, shares his latest research findings on the increased power of images in local search. In this episode you will find out what images Google wants to see, how to leverage images to improve your rankings, and how to use one of Google's free...

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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Our CEO, Ross Dunn began hosting the SEO 101 Podcast on WMR.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.

In 2020, John took a step back from the show and Scott Van Achte, stepped in to co-host (officially a guest host) with Ross Dunn. Scott is now the regular co-host with a lot of SEO experience to share with listeners.

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, John Carcutt, 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.

Scott Van Achte

Scott Van Achte

Regular Co-Host of SEO 101

Scott Van Achte has been the regular co-host of SEO 101 since 2020 when John Carcutt stepped down. Scott had also been a stand-in for many years when John couldn’t attend an episode.

Scott’s SEO experience is immense. Since 2003, he has worked with Ross Dunn at StepForth Web Marketing Inc. His position is now the Senior SEO at the company and Ross is lucky to consider him a great friend.

John Carcutt (In Memoriam)

John Carcutt (In Memoriam)

Past Co-Host of SEO 101

John Carcutt was the long-time co-host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM and the Director of SEO for Advance Local. His SEO roots go back even farther than Ross’s to 1995.

Truly a veteran in the SEO realm, John’s perspective and insight into SEO was invaluable on the show. He was a co-host from 2010 to 2020. He is profoundly missed.

The SEO 101 Podcast on WMR.FM is the world’s oldest and longest running SEO podcast. It has been hosted by our CEO, Ross Dunn since 2009 and before that, it had been a popular podcast hosted by David Brown, Carolyn Shelby, and Brian Mark.

In Ross’s time as host, 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

Powered by RedCircle

SEO 101 Ep 440: WordPress Vulnerabilities, October Spam Update, Google Search Result Display Update, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show with news on WordPress vulnerabilities. They then talked about Google’s October 2022 spam update, Google SERP display update, testing of expanded pricing details in Google Product Panel, guidelines for soliciting Google reviews, and...

SEO 101 Ep 439: Drupal Vulnerabilities, Multiple Google Updates, Google Business Profile Suspensions, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show with news on Drupal vulnerabilities. They then did a rundown of the many Google updates in the last few months. Other topics discussed: Google testing “More Like This” snippet feature, Google Search Console missing data, Google Local...

SEO 101 Ep 438: WordPress 6.02 Security Issues, Google’s Advice on Meta Descriptions, and More.

The show started with a status check on Google’s Helpful Content Update. Ross & Scott then moved on to Wordpress 6.02 security issues and Google’s advice on meta descriptions. They also gave valuable tips when they answered a few questions from the audience....

SEO 101 Ep 437: Google’s Helpful Content Update, Changes to International Targeting Report, Indexing Updates, and More.

The show started with a big update on Google Helpful Content, which could change SEO as much as Panda did. The hosts then discussed the August product review update, changes in People Also Asked results, Google’s simplified page indexing report, duplicating content in...

SEO 101 Ep 436: July 2022 Product Review Update, Google’s Indexing Issue, GBP Automated Messaging, and More.

The hosts started the show with Google’s release of a super basic video on SEO. They also talked about the July 2022 product review algorithm update, the Google indexing issue last July 15, new automated messaging through the Business Profile FAQ section, a Google...

SEO 101 Ep 435: GMB App Update, New Video Index Report, New Rich Result Guidelines, and More.

The show was packed with updates from Google. Ross & Scott discussed Google Search ranking updates, the rollout of new Search Console Video index report, new rich result guidelines, Google My Business mobile app, expiration of Google posts, and much more!  ...

SEO 101 Ep 434: The Open Secret of Google Search, Twitter Updates, Featured Snippet Tests, and More.

The show started with a Twitter update that could benefit e-commerce merchants. The hosts then moved on to the open secret of Google Search, testing the new featured snippet layout, ‘brand story snippet,’ LGBTQ+ owned attribute to business profiles, and much more!...

SEO 101 Ep 433: New Search Engine From Ahrefs, Google’s Learning Video Markup, SEO Certification, and More.

The show was packed with a lot of updates, including the following: Yoast’s IndexNow protocol, Google adding learning video rich results, Google’s update on its title algorithm for multi-language or transliterated/scripted titles, Ahrefs new search engine, and much...

SEO 101 Ep 432: Google’s May 2022 Broad Core Update, WordPress 6.0 ‘Arturo’ Activation, Google Ads CPC Bug, and More.

Ross & Scott started the show by paying homage to SEO legend Bill Slawski, who recently passed away. They then discussed the activation of WordPress 6.0 ‘Arturo’, Google’s May 2022 Broad Core Update, tips for marking up FAQ pages, a Google Ads cost per click (CPC)...

SEO 101 Ep 431: How to Use Images to Improve Rankings With Mike Blumenthal.

Show guest, Mike Blumenthal, shares his latest research findings on the increased power of images in local search. In this episode you will find out what images Google wants to see, how to leverage images to improve your rankings, and how to use one of Google's free...

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 SEO 101 Podcast on WMR.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.

In 2020, John took a step back from the show and Scott Van Achte, stepped in to co-host (officially a guest host) with Ross Dunn. Scott is now the regular co-host with a lot of SEO experience to share with listeners.

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, John Carcutt, Scott Van Achte, and David Harry.

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

Sign Up for SEO 101 Podcast Show Notes Newsletter

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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.

Scott Van Achte

Scott Van Achte

Regular Co-Host of SEO 101

Scott Van Achte has been the regular co-host of SEO 101 since 2020 when John Carcutt stepped down. Scott had also been a stand-in for many years when John couldn’t attend an episode.

Scott’s SEO experience is immense. Since 2003, he has worked with Ross Dunn at StepForth Web Marketing Inc. His position is now the Senior SEO at the company and Ross is lucky to consider him a great friend.

John Carcutt (In Memoriam)

John Carcutt (In Memoriam)

Past Co-Host of SEO 101

John Carcutt was the long-time co-host of SEO 101 on WebmasterRadio.FM and the Director of SEO for Advance Local. His SEO roots go back even farther than Ross’s to 1995.

Truly a veteran in the SEO realm, John’s perspective and insight into SEO was invaluable on the show. He was a co-host from 2010 to 2020. He is profoundly missed.

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