Jeremy Bencken

Jeremy Bencken co-founded BuzzStream and served as Chairman in our first few years. Before that, he co-founded, which he grew into the leading global source for ratings and reviews of apartments before selling it to Internet Brands. Currently, Jeremy runs Wordloop, a performance-based content marketing company in Austin, Texas. Jeremy also serves as an advisor to Sparefoot and inHabi, and is a mentor with Capital Factory. You can find Jeremy on Twitter or Google Plus.

How to Drive More Links Via Public Relations

Many marketers have noted that PR, blogger relations, and social media engagement can have a positive impact on SEO.   Primarily they point out that links are a by-product of success.  Adam Singer at TopRank Blog writes, "Links earned from PR...can be a major boost in both rankings and referral traffic."  Read more

BuzzStream Maintenance Release for 12/16

You know when you're on a long road trip and after about 500 miles of driving 70 miles per hour, you pull off, fill your tank, and wash all the bugs off your windshield? Well today's release was the equivalent of a major window washing for BuzzStream. So many bugs squashed. So many things we've wanted Read more
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BuzzStream Maintenance Release for 12/2

We've got a release going live tonight, and we wanted to let our customers know what they can find in it. Performance improvements.  Our hamsters have been running fast to keep up with the growing usage of BuzzStream, and we've made a number of changes that we think will result in noticeable improvements Read more

PRHack: How to Be a Ninja 'Expert Source' with ExpertTweet, HARO, and PitchRate

If you're like me, you spend a lot of time creating press opportunities... finding people who are interested in your niche, connecting with them, building relationships, and ever so softly pitching your company. But sometimes journalists go looking for experts. And chance favors the prepared mind. Read more
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Measuring Inbound Marketing

I just spoke to the Austin Web Analytics Wednesday on the topic of PR, Social Media, and SEO measurement. Great group with really thoughtful questions and good conversations. I discussed my view of Inbound Marketing as a funnel: Listening > Engagement > Relationship > Coverage > Links > Search Rankings Read more

Is Page Load Speed Google's Next Organic Rankings Factor?

A tweet out of SMX Advanced last week got my attention: posted by Meaghan Olson (@MissDeFacto) from We've known since March of 2008 that Google factors page load time into the Adwords quality score, which helps determine ad rankings. But there's been no discussion of whether Read more

PR Spam is a Tools Problem

I ran across this post from a few weeks back by Drew Kerr talking about how AllThingsD writer Peter Kafka Tweeted out that he'd hit the breaking point with PR spam. "Message to clients of 'on demand' spam PR firm Vocus PR.  Please stop using them. I'm setting up a filter to delete all their pitches." Read more

CapitalFactory Announces Its First Crop of Companies

CapitalFactory, Austin's own startup incubator/accelerator program announced its first crop of companies today: Cubit Planning - Environmental impact reports at the click of a button Famigo - Mobile games that bring the family together Homstie - Person-to-person marketplace for storage space Read more

IMSpringBreakers Get BuzzStream T-Shirts

Attending IMSpringBreak?  Need a t-shirt?  BuzzStream's got your free t-shirt right here (well, technically at conference registration).  We're giving out free shirts to all IMSB attendees with the phrase, "I build links, therefore I am," in Latin on the back.  We figured it was just obscure enough Read more

BuzzStream at SXSW

BuzzStream is excited to participate in a couple of SXSW events this year: On Friday, March 13 5:30pm at Fogo de Chao, Austin Technology Showcase On Monday, March 16 at 3:30pm at SXSWi, BuzzStream co-founder, Jeremy Bencken, is speaking on a panel entitled Building a Web Business After Hours Read more