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PureLinq's team consists of veteran digital marketers and advisors with vast experience in deploying enterprise-scale programs for local, national, and international companies.
Kevin Rowe

CEO / FounderKevin Rowe

Kevin Rowe is one of the top innovators in the search marketing industry, developing industry-leading programs for SEO and link building. He has built world-class programs for a range of companies from fortune 100 to Silicon Valley startups. He is a thought leader with his thoughts being published in Search Engine Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Search Engine Land.

Read Kevin’s latest articles on Search Engine Journal.

Kevin’s personal podcast: the Future of SEO

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Dedicated, as always

Whether they are meeting clients regularly, behind-the-scenes link building, or disseminating superior deliverables, PureLinq employees make sure clients get what they need quickly without sacrificing quality.
The Miners
Our linking building team, otherwise known as Outreach Specialists, follow a 4-phase link building process every month to improve our client’s organic search visibility.
Client Success
The Client Success Manager assigns one Client Success Specialist to specific a client so they can fully dive into the client’s needs. This simplifies the process for clients as they will only have one main point of contact.
SEO Experts and Analysts
Our search engine optimizers and analytics gurus show the proof that our PureLinq program works through technical and on-page SEO and eye-pleasing specialized reports for clients on a monthly basis.
Without our Operations Team, the other departments would be lost. This group helps develop the tools and processes needed to produce all links, deliverables, and processes.

Our People

Here are our key team members that are here to ensure each project is treated as if they were the only account.

Senior Strategy

SEO DirectorErik Braunitzer

Senior Outreach SpecialistColin Gacek

Senior Content ManagerApril Rink

VP of StrategyJon Lightfoot


Content Production SpecialistLindsey Sabado

Outreach SpecialistMarcus Larabee

Python DeveloperFernando Vasquez

Outreach SpecialistJoseph Pineda

PureLinq DeveloperJames Allen

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Awesome Clients
We have 50+ clients that we treat like they are our only client.
Great people
Our team works well together to meet our clients’ goals while still having fun with team building activities.
Creative environment
Our team collaborates on projects so all innovative ideas are taken into consideration.
Challenging projects
All projects are different but all are treated with the same passion and drive, even the more intense tasks that require in-depth strategizing.
Custom working hours
PureLinq offers flexible work schedules after new hire training sessions have concluded, like working from home once a week and enhanced flex time for situations like doctor’s appointments.
Fitness perks
Employment through PureLinq comes with a free membership to the gym located in the same building as the office and reduced rates for local cross fit training. We also hold Wellness Wednesdays where employees can participate in a different activity each week.
Ideal Central New York location
Our office is located in an industrial building with modern renovations, like an all-glass conference room, coming soon. New York Mills is in between Syracuse and Albany and our office is near a plethora of restaurants and shops.
All the coffee you need
The PureLinq kitchen has anything needed for the perfect cup of Joe—from an espresso maker, Keurig, and a pour over pot to a variety of creamers. If you’re not a coffee drinker, the kitchen is always stocked with tea, hot chocolate, seltzer water, and occasionally beer.
Don’t see a job for you? That’s okay!

Submit your resume and a brief description of what you’re looking
for to hr@purelinq.com. We’ll reach out to you if
something well-suited for you opens up!

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New York Mills, NY 13417
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Erik Braunitzer,

Director of SEO

Erik is an SEO power house focused on advanced distribution tactics, technical on-page SEO, and content strategy.

Jon Lightfoot,

VP of Strategy

Jon Lightfoot was founder and CEO of a successful chemical and fragrance company. Upon exiting that role he spent more than a decade agency side and several years brand side wherein he honed robust marketing, strategy and data intelligence acumen. Jon’s strategic marketing initiatives have stewarded healthcare providers, agencies, learning and education based companies, eComm and Fortune 500 companies alike in meeting or exceeding their SEO, branding, performance and audience expansion goals.

Lindsey Sabado,

Content Production Specialist

Lindsey manages the day-to-day management of freelancer writers and editors as well as content production. In addition to holding two BAs in History and English from Binghamton University, she has a Masters in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Fun fact: Lindsey has traveled to 11 countries and it’s on her bucket list to visit every continent.

James Allen,

PureLinq Developer

James is the PureLinq Developer. He is responsible for building and maintaining the client portal.

Fun fact: James lived in Japan for five years.

April Rink,

Senior Content Manager

April’s position at PureLinq has her overseeing all content production, managing a team of freelance writers and editors, and building out our content guidelines. She has an MA in print and digital journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a BA in Communication Studies and Marketing from Cazenovia College.

Fun fact: April basically runs a zoo with a pet rabbit named Lily and two Australian Shepards named June and Hank; chickens coming soon. She also likes to refurbish furniture in her spare time.

Marcus Larabee,

SEO Strategist

If it needs to get done, Marcus can figure it out. He has worked on e-commerce and lead generation programs for a variety of digital marketing projects. These experiences include SEO, PPC, web analytics, minor development, and email marketing.

Fun fact: Marcus, otherwise known as Larabee Live, is a one-man-band that plays all around Central New York.

Joseph Pineda,

Outreach Specialist

Joseph helps to scale up the PureLinq database through blogger research and outreach. He builds white-hat links for high-value content and pages with niche audiences.

Steven Szeliga,

Senior Outreach Specialist

Steve has over a decade of SEO and link building experience. He focuses on building white-hat links for high-value content and pages with niche audiences.

Colin Gacek,

Senior Outreach Specialist

Colin performs link mining and outreach for PureLinq’s clients and brings a high level of organization to manage a large number of link placements each month.

Fun fact: Colin loves techno music and playing video games.