Gordon Donnelly


Gordon Donnelly is a college hockey washout turned SEO & content marketer. He's a sucker for fly fishing, mudslides, and Jim Morrison.

Image SEO
May 8th, 2019

SEO might seem complicated because there’s a lot that goes into it—keyword optimization, site speed, link building, meta tag optimization. But SEO is not too complex of a concept to wrap your head around. At a fundamental level, you can think of it this way:

Everything on the internet is either a piece of content or a link (...

Facebook Ads for Entrepreneurs
March 27th, 2019

There are tons of pros associated with entrepreneurship. The freedom. The ability to work for yourself. The ability to scale something with your unique stamp on it and to reap a hefty percentage of the profit.

Less talked about are the growing pains inherent in striking out on your own to create something uniquely yours. Among those pains, de-coding the complex world of Facebook ads is...

Online Advertising Landscape 2019
March 25th, 2019

Advertising is not always the easiest endeavor. We hear it from our customers every day. And one of the biggest pain points we hear among our small business clientele is a sheer lack of healthy modeling. How are my peers and competitors structuring their accounts? In which channels are they allocating spend? Do they have similar goals, and are they experiencing similar roadblocks? Or am I in...

Google Facebook Perfect Pair
February 6th, 2019

This post was co-written by Gordon Donnelly and Kristina Simonson.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, you’re likely finding yourself in one of two camps. You’re in the heart-shaped-box-of-chocolates camp or the solo-pint-of-ice-cream camp. The late-night-Casablanca-for-two camp or the gently-sobbing-Narcos-binge camp. You’re getting gnocchi in an old Italian...

Employee Spotlight Taylor Chan
January 11th, 2019

WordStream has some impressive employees in its ranks: from industry influencers to marathon runners, from analysts to authors. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.

For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke with Taylor Chan. As a product manager...