A Short Bio of Mike Levin
In the late 80s, Mike Levin started out simultaneously in technology and marketing at Commodore Business Machines, where he lived one of the world’s great case studies of how superior tech can crash. His addiction to doing cool things with tech led him to dabbling in Windows during Active Server Pages days, where he spawned the HitTail Web 2.0 keyword tool for SEO named one of the most innovative products by BusinessWeek in 2006—still going strong today.
As the rules of SEO changed, so did the tools. Mike created 360iTiger for one of today’s hot marketing firms, which crawled websites directly into Google Spreadsheets among dozens of other mash-up functions. These capabilities contributed to 360i’s receiving top position in The Forrester Wave Report of 2012. During this time, Mike also assisted with getting one of the most notorious Google-bans of all-time lifted for JCPenney, and was trusted at the helm of such SEO engagements as Apple and Kraft.
Today, he’s an active participant in the Github community, leading 2 projects: Pipulate, a free SEO and Social Media tool to automate KPI monitoring natively in Google Spreadsheets or CSV files; and Levinux, a tiny distributed server that’s helping to spark interest in core technology, right as it provides free distributed hosting for Pipulate. Mike spins this technology into proprietary secret weapons for the SEO department at Flying Point Digital, where he’s helping push forward state-of-the-art best practices in this rapidly evolving industry.