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I began my career developing websites and sales tools for the international meetings and events industry in Scottsdale, Arizona. I quickly fell in love with the amount of data Google Analytics and other reporting software provided me, and I started to optimize sites based on my findings. Soon after, I decided SEO and interactive marketing was an industry where I could really apply this experience full time, and I moved out to San Diego to start working with ThunderActive.

As Director of Search, my goal is to grow our wonderful company through clients who support our vision, partners who align with our values and technologies that enable us to be a leader in the interactive marketing space. When I’m not at work I’m burying my toes in the sand on South Mission Beach playing volleyball competitively.

What Gets Me Out of Bed
Seeing the results in Analytics.
My Thunder Power
WordPress Wizard
Guilty Pleasure
Googling people I’ve just met.
Alter Ego
Shawn The Grom
Believe It or Not
I'm ambidextrous.

Thunder Blog Posts

SEO Best Practices at LMA Midwest

By Shawn Massie
SEO Best Practices at LMA Midwest

On March 12, ThunderActive is making its triumphant return to the Legal Marketing Association (LMA)! We’ll be sharing our Dating Game-inspired presentation about SEO strategies that are important to the legal marketing community at the Midwest Chapter with our colleague Erika Ritzer from Greenfield/Belser. In St. Louis, Director of Search Shawn Massie will move beyond basics […]

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This Week’s #SEOchat: Panda, Penguin, and Pigeon Google Updates

By Shawn Massie
This Week’s #SEOchat: Panda, Penguin, and Pigeon Google Updates

On Thursday, December 4th, we’re hosting an #SEOchat about the 3 Big Ps: Panda, Penguin, and Pigeon! Now’s your chance to take to the #SEOchat feed for a conversation about 3 major Google algorithm updates. Google makes updates to its search algorithm hundreds of times a year. While most changes are pretty minor, Google has also rolled out major […]

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