Ian Howells speaking at the Soundboard Conference

Ian Howells

I’ve been publishing and monetizing web content since 2001, and leading digital marketing teams since 2007.

I’m currently the Co-Founder of Traffic Think Tank, working with a small handful of clients via LuckyPixel, and own several dozen web properties.


// Current


Within Traffic Think Tank, I regularly produce training courses around a variety of digital marketing topics.


I work with a small number of brands on individual projects and ongoing retainers. 


I’ve bought, built, and/or partnered on several dozen web properties focused on affiliate marketing.

// Corporate Work History


Director, SEO

May 2016 – August 2019

Responsible for leading the in-house SEO efforts across LendingTree.

Red Ventures

Director, SEO

November 2012 – April 2016

Responsible for leading a team of analysts & outreach coordinators across multiple partnerships, including Verizon and Directv.

eBay Enterprise

Director, SEO

March 2011 – November 2012

eBay acquired GSI Commerce in March, 2011
Responsible for leading the SEO team, servicing clients such as Levi’s, Ace Hardware, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

GSI Commerce

Marketing Manager

September 2009 – March 2011

GSI Commerce acquired Pepperjam in September 2009.
Responsible for managing both the paid and natural search initiatives for retail e-commerce and insurance businesses such as 5.11 Tactical and PetPlan Pet Insurance.


Director, Agency Operations

May 2007 – September 2009

Responsible for leading the day to day operations for both paid and natural search, from overall account performance to the monthly agency P&L.