Face it. It’s a Google world and we’re all just living in it. As founder of the online marketing consultant firm Local Stampede, Benjamin Beck is equipped to teach you Google SEO and the basics of optimizing a WordPress site. You can pick his brain all you want, but just don’t ever poke him – in person or on Facebook. That’s one of his pet peeves. But you can challenge him to ride a bull. He’s done it before and claims it’s the best $20 he’s ever spent.
WCLV: What do you love most about WordPress?
BB: It’s a quality and flexible platform that allows people to start & grow their website easily.
WCLV: What are some of your favorite WordPress-built websites?
BB: PeopleofWalmart.com, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com, Spotify, and TypoGraphica.org.
WCLV: Who is YOUR WordPress hero and why?
BB: Yoast – Creates amazing plugins and gotta love all his cartoon animations of himself.
WCLV: What are your favorite WordPress plugins?
BB: Yoast SEO Plugin, Scroll Trigger Box, and Jetpack for WordPress.
WCLV: What do you love about Las Vegas?
BB: The shows are amazing!
WCLV: Are there any fun activities you have planned while you’re in Vegas? If so, what are they?
BB: I plan on doing the Stratosphere free fall anyone want to do it with me? Also plan on seeing the Bellagio water show and maybe catch one of the Circus Olay shows.
[Editor’s Note: We think Beck means Cirque Du Soleil, but maybe he knows something about Vegas that we don’t.]
WCLV: Do you think you can dance?
BB: I thought I could in college; there are some hidden gems on YouTube. Drink on me if you find it and tell me the crew’s name.