As part of our ongoing P1P Interview Series, we rounded up Link Fish Media's co-founder and director of operations, the effervescent Julie Joyce for some questions. Besides co-founding her own companies, insisting that a pro-woman's perspective on SEO was available on the net, and bringing her trademark brand of kindness and creativity to the industry, Joyce is a prolific blogger.
She's a founding blogger for SEO Chicks and founder and feature writer at Avant Greensboro, and is a regularly contributing writer at Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Marketing and other sites.
Her fans will recognize her classic wit from her SEO Chicks blog, which began as a response to some derogatory comments about women in the SEO industry. Whether its myth or fact remains to be seen, but during the first Search Marketing Expo held in Seattle, Joyce and fellow blogger, Lisa Myers say they, "paraded around with SEO Chicks t-shirts, made Dixon Jones crawl under a table, forced Rand Fishkin to undress in front of them and wear an SEO Chick t-shirt and tried to get Google employees to buy them drinks."
Antics aside, with her decade-plus of labor-intensive knowledge base in IT, SEO and link building, Joyce has a covet-worthy link building skill set. However, if do you happen to bump into her in real life, be sure to give an appreciative nod to The Clash and at the very least, try to keep your clothes on. [Yes, Rand Fishkin, we're talking to you.]
P1P: Thanks again for agreeing to an interview. I was reading through some of the information about you, and you've got a great sense of humor and some ingenious ideas. For instance, your suggestion about sending a group of writers to the bar with a credit card to brainstorm ideas was intriguing. Has that strategy worked for you... they were able to come up with great ideas that you put into action?