Hi there! My name is Iliana Lola. I’m a 3-time author, avid blogger, international speaker, and consultant on all things SEO. Over the course of my 20+ year career, I’ve founded my own SEO agency and even created a unique pay-for-performance SEO technology. I love to share my wisdom and expertise with others, especially on my two weekly podcasts Marketing Speak and The Optimized Geek. I submitted my first paper and it got accepted to my first ever Internet conference. It was a nerd’s dream come true. I dropped out of my PhD but was still able to acquire a Master’s in Biochemistry while working on biological viruses.I bootstrapped my small web design agency.