Vanessa Fox

Vanessa Fox

Vanessa Fox at O'Reilly's Foo Camp, 2009
Born 1972

Vanessa Fox (born 1972) is a search engine optimization consultant, blogger and author. She worked on Google's Webmaster Central, a set of tools and educational materials assisting webmasters on how to have their sites listed in Google and in understanding how Google indexes their pages.[1][2] and a speaker at industry events.[3][4] She is from California.

Vanessa Fox 2007

Fox joined Google in 2005 as a technical writer in its Kirkland, Washington office. She left Google in June 2007, and briefly worked for real-estate startup Zillow.[5] She is an entrepreneur-in-residence with Ignition Partners and she is one of the 16 members of the University of Washington's MSIM/Informatics advisory board.[6]

Fox founded Nine By Blue, a marketing consultancy with an emphasis on search. Fox worked at a Seattle web startup and AOL before joining Google in 2005. While at Google, she was based at Google's Kirkland, Washington office.[7][8]

Books and Writing

Fox's book, Marketing in the Age of Google,[9] published in May 2010 by Wiley (second edition published in May 2012), is about marketing with search engines. She is one of the authors for offline and online publications, such as O'Reilly Radar[10] and Search Engine Land.[11] She also writes about holistic marketing strategies that integrate searcher behavior and search-friendly best practices for developers at Nine By Blue[12]


  1. Danny Sullivan, 8 Googler Alternatives To Superstar Matt Cutts, Search Engine Land, December 1, 2006
  2. Kessler, Michelle (October 5, 2007). "Fridays go from casual to e-mail-free -". Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  3. Profile, Vanessa Fox, Search Engine Strategies, accessed April 8, 2007
  4. Blog,, accessed June 14, 2007
  5. Vanessa Fox Speaker Bio, PubCon, accessed April 8, 2007
  6. UW MSIM Board
  7. Seattle's Sisters of Search, Seattle24x7, accessed April 13, 2007
  8. A Conversation with Google's Webmaster Central, Seattle24x7, accessed April 13, 2007
  9. "Marketing in the Age of Google". Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  10. O'Reilly Radar profile, accessed June 25, 2010
  11. Search Engine Land profile, accessed June 25, 2010
  12. Nine By Blue, accessed June 25, 2010
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