Meet the Panel:

Jason Brown

Jason Brown, SEO Manager for Over the Top Marketing and Founder of Review Fraud

Jason is a columnist at SEMrush and a Platinum Google My Business Product Expert. He has over a decade of experience in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) field and has been interviewed on The Today Show, CNBC and various NBC, ABC and CBS news stations about battling fake online reviews. 


Steve Wiideman, Senior Search Strategist, Wiideman Consulting Group

Specializing in strategic planning for multi-location and franchise brands, Steve Wiideman, of Wiideman Consulting Group, considers himself a scientist and practitioner of local and ecommerce search engine optimization and paid search advertising. Wiideman has personally played a role in the inbound successes of brands that have included Disney, Linksys, Belkin, Public Storage, Honda, Skechers, Applebee's, IHOP, Dole, and others. Many of the mentioned projects with emphasis on strategy, planning and campaign oversight.

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Chad Klingensmith, Senior SEO Strategist at Rio SEO

As the Senior SEO Strategist, Chad Klingensmith brings over 12 years of digital marketing experience to the Rio SEO team. In working with hundreds of brands across local, e-commerce, healthcare, retail and other industries, he’s developed a massive arsenal of SEO knowledge and expertise to help clients improve their brand’s visibility in competitive markets.


Tyler Ludwig, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Rio SEO, GBP Expert

As Director of Enterprise Solutions at Rio SEO, Tyler specializes in delivering strategic direction to enterprise brands on local search, SaaS technology and digital marketing strategy. With experience in omnichannel marketing, Tyler enjoys being a trusted resource for enterprise brands across marketing, product management and sales, helping them utilize the most effective channels available today.