Vanessa Fox, called a 'cyberspace visionary' by Seattle Business Monthly, is an expert in understanding customer acquisition from organic search. She shares her perspective on how this impacts marketing and user experience at ninebyblue.com and provides authoritative search-friendly design patterns for developers at janeandrobot.com. She's also an entrepreneur-in-residence with Ignition Partners and Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land.
She is co-chair for O'Reilly Found, a conference for web developers about SEO. Vanessa speakes regularly at conferences and corporate events and has written for a number of publications. She previously created Google's Webmaster Central, which provides both tools and community to help website owners improve their sites to gain more customers from search. She was recently named one of Seattle's 2008 top 25 innovators and entrepreneurs.