About the Author
Michael Fleischner is a search engine optimization (SEO) and Internet marketing expert with more than 14 years of online marketing experience. He has appeared on ABC World News, the TODAY Show, Bloomberg Radio, and other major media. Michael is also an author and Founder of MarketingScoop.com - the leading free resource for marketing professionals and Upward SEO, one of the Internet's largest SEO marketplaces. In 1993, Michael graduated Rutgers College Business School with top honors and a degree in marketing. Two years later, Michael received a Masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Nortwestern University, located in Evanston Illinois. At that time, he worked for United States Gypsum corporation (USG) in a strategic marketing role and later teamed up with the former owner of Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics to sell reading programs to students and universities. Just a short while later, Michael was back in NJ practicing marketing and managing operations for Caliper, a human resource management company located in Princeton NJ. Michael honed his marketing and management skills before moving to Peterson's in 2000. In a business development role, Michael developed key relationships with ETS, Yahoo!, AOL, and other leading companies. By the age of 30, Michael had aggressively moved the Peterson's organization into online marketing and promotion. Since that time, Michael has held numerous roles in online marketing and business development. While serving the role of business leader, Michael also pursued other interests in the area of online marketing. In 2004, Michael launched his first web site MarketingScoop.com to provide free resources to marketing professionals. Since that time, his Marketing Blog has gained International recognition and provides leading commentary on marketing, Internet marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. Michael's first book was published in 2008 under the title, SEO Made Simple: Strategies for Dominating the World's Largest Search Engine. Since the publication, Michael has presented at leading companies and provided SEO consulting through his search engine optimization consulting company, Upward SEO.