Jason Barnard

CEO at Kalicube

Jason Barnard

CEO at Kalicube

About

Jason Barnard (The Brand SERP Guy) is an author and digital marketing consultant. He specialises in Brand SERP optimisation and Knowledge Panel management.

Author:
Jason's first book, The Fundamentals of Brand SERPs for Business, was published in January 2022. He regularly publishes articles on leading digital marketing publications such as Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Land and regularly writes for others including Wordlift, SE Ranking, SEMrush, Search Engine Watch, Searchmetrics and Trustpilot.

Speaker:
Major marketing conferences worldwide regularly invite Jason to speak about Brand SERP and knowledge panels, including BrightonSEO, PubCon, SMX series and YoastCon.

Podcast host:
Spanning 4 seasons his podcast, “With Jason Barnard…” has become a weekly staple in the digital marketing community. Guests include Rand Fishkin, Barry Schwartz, Eric Enge, Joost de Valk, Aleyda Solis, Bill Slawski… Over 200 episodes available, and counting. The conversations are always intelligent, always interesting, and always fun!

Company:
He is founder and CEO at Kalicube – a groundbreaking digital marketing agency that, through the Kalicube Pro SaaS platform, helps clients optimise their Brand SERP and manage their knowledge panel.

Companies founded:
Jason has founded multiple companies: Kalicube in France in 2015, but also WTPL Music in France in 1991 and UpToTen in Mauritius in 2000.

Backstory:
Jason has over 2 decades of experience in digital marketing, starting in the year Google was incorporated with a website for kids based on the characters Boowa & Kwala that he built up to become one of the 10,000 most visited sites in the world. Before that he was a professional musician with the Punk-Folk group The Barking Dogs. And before that he studied Economics and Statistical Analysis at Liverpool John Moores University.

Why does Jason call himself the Brand SERP Guy?
Your Brand SERP is what your audience sees when they google your brand or personal name. Jason is the leading expert in this field - he has been studying, tracking and analysing Brand SERPs since 2013.

Using the database in Kalicube Pro SaaS platform, he has been tracking and analysing over 70,000 brands across a dozen countries… Conclusion: your Brand SERP is your new business card, an honest critique of your content strategy and a reflection of your brand’s digital ecosystem. That should pique the interest of any marketer in any industry 🙂

Favorite Tools

SEMRush, Yoast, Google Analytics, SE Ranking, WooRank, Google docs, Trello

How Google Universal Search Ranking Works – Darwinism In Search
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How Google Universal Search Ranking Works – Darwinism In Search

How Google Universal Search Ranking Works – Darwinism In Search

Universal search results increasingly dominate the SERPs. Read on and learn how you can integrate it to gain better visibility on Google.

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Darwinism & Google SERPs As Product: Revisiting How Search Works
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Darwinism & Google SERPs As Product: Revisiting How Search Works

Darwinism & Google SERPs As Product: Revisiting How Search Works

New insights on how Google search ranking works plus the concept of the SERP as a product and how it plays a role in SEO.

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How to Trigger a Personal Knowledge Panel in Google
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How to Trigger a Personal Knowledge Panel in Google

How to Trigger a Personal Knowledge Panel in Google

How can you get a personal knowledge panel result for yourself or a client? Learn how to show Google the Entity Home and more here.

  • 12K Reads
Tracking Google Knowledge Graph Algorithm Updates & Volatility
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Tracking Google Knowledge Graph Algorithm Updates & Volatility

Tracking Google Knowledge Graph Algorithm Updates & Volatility

Google’s Knowledge Graph algorithm currently updates every 2 to 3 weeks, affecting 60-80% of entities. Here’s what SEOs need to know.

  • 6.6K Reads
SEO in a Nutshell: Understanding, Credibility & Deliverability
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SEO in a Nutshell: Understanding, Credibility & Deliverability

SEO in a Nutshell: Understanding, Credibility & Deliverability

By understanding what Google’s problems are, we can better help it to help us. Make sure your SEO efforts support Google’s three most important “needs.”

  • 11K Reads
How Bing’s Whole Page Algorithm Works
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How Bing’s Whole Page Algorithm Works

How Bing’s Whole Page Algorithm Works

Bing has a whole page algorithm that organizes the content of the SERP before displaying it to the user. Here’s how it works.

  • 3.7K Reads
How Bing’s Image & Video Algorithm Works
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How Bing’s Image & Video Algorithm Works

How Bing’s Image & Video Algorithm Works

Learn what triggers video and image boxes, how click rate impacts positioning, what helps images and videos rank, and more.

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How the Bing Q&A / Featured Snippet Algorithm Works
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How the Bing Q&A / Featured Snippet Algorithm Works

How the Bing Q&A / Featured Snippet Algorithm Works

Here’s how Bing extracts the best answer to any question from the hundreds of billions of pages on the web.

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How Bingbot Works: Discovering, Crawling, Extracting & Indexing
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How Bingbot Works: Discovering, Crawling, Extracting & Indexing

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Learn how Bingbot works during the discovery, crawling, extracting and indexing stages from Fabrice Canel, Bing’s Principal Program Manager.

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How Bing Ranks Search Results: Core Algorithm & Blue Links
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How Bing Ranks Search Results: Core Algorithm & Blue Links

How Bing Ranks Search Results: Core Algorithm & Blue Links

Understand how the Bing search engine works – from its “core blue link algorithm” to rich elements, and more.

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How to Get Your Brand in Google’s Knowledge Graph Without a Wikipedia Page
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How to Get Your Brand in Google’s Knowledge Graph Without a Wikipedia Page

How to Get Your Brand in Google’s Knowledge Graph Without a Wikipedia Page

Learn how to get in the Knowledge Graph (and trigger a knowledge panel for your brand) without a Wikipedia article.

  • 16K Reads
Knowledge Graph Algorithm Update Summer 2019 (a.k.a. Budapest)
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Knowledge Graph Algorithm Update Summer 2019 (a.k.a. Budapest)

Knowledge Graph Algorithm Update Summer 2019 (a.k.a. Budapest)

In July/August 2019, two things changed with Google’s Knowledge Graph API. Learn more about the update here.

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