Marcus Tandler | Mediadonis | Just another Online-Marketing Superhero

About Marcus

Hi, I am Marcus!

I am a search theorist geek and absolutely in love with SEO. Some of you may know me by Mediadonis.

I am Co-Founder and Managing Director at – a SaaS Tech-StartUp with the mission to help webmasters make better websites. Our innovative software has won several awards in its swift career, making Ryte one of the Top 100 innovative companies in all of Germany. This is something that we are very proud of and it propels us to make our software a bit better each and every day. We have also recently been a finalist for the „Deutscher Gründerpreis“ (Germany´s most reputable StartUp Award), as well as finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2015. In 2016 we scored 3rd place at the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Awards.

I am also an investor in several StartUps as well as brick and mortar businesses like Venturate (sold to Finlab AG) and ShopLove (sold to Burda) and an associate at DesignReisen, a repubtable luxury travel business based in Munich.

I am the host at SEOktoberfest, a SEO ThinkTank event for a small group of savvy SEOs from all around the world taking place during Munich´s traditional Oktoberfest. For the 10th time already SEOktoberfest took place here in my hometown, the beautiful city of Munich.

I started working in the SEO industry end of 1998. I was co-host of the popular “Webmasters on the Roof” show on Webmasterradio.FM. I started doing SEO before Google even started in Germany. Back then it was search engines like Altavista, Yahoo! and Fireball savvy SEOs were optimizing for. I grew up with Google and its algorithms. I started speaking publicly about SEO & Online-Marketing in 1999 (here´s a seminar announcement by the German Postal Service Deutsche Post AG from 2000 for a seminar on Online Marketing). These days I am a regular speaker at various conferences around the world such as TEDx, LeWeb, The Next Web, Search Engine Strategies, SMX and O’Reilly’s web2.0expo. I have spoken at Online-Marketing conferences in 17 different countries so far. I got a lectureship at the Fachhochschule Erding, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt and the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg / Austria. I have also lectured at the University of Applied Sciences Munich and the University of Darmstadt several times, teaching students how to excel in Online Marketing.

I was also invited to speak at Google, Microsoft, Facebook and a few other big brands.

I am a proud contributor to the SEOmoz Search Engine Ranking Factors Study since its 2nd edition. I also used to be one of seven German SEO-Experts within the first German BVDW´s SEO-Experts council.

I was the first German to ever win the Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution to Affiliate Marketing at CJU Europe 2007. I hold a master’s of arts and a diploma in marketing. I live in Munich in beautiful Bavaria.

Just recently, I’ve been named European Search Personality of the Year 2017 at the European Search Awards in Krakow, Poland.

Oh and yes – I´m strictly WhiteHat