Brian Watkins

The SEOptimist
Lifestyle & Tech Writer,
Youtuber, & SEO Marketer

I blog about creative works, personal growth, games, and my experiences in SEO & marketing. I’ve also founded The SEOptimist for SEO marketing tips and services.

Brian Watkins’ Latest Posts

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Review and Opinions

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Review and Opinions

Before trying these headphones my only experience with Beyerdynamic was recalling seeing “Darth Beyers” in various audio forums years ago. I knew that was a modification and not a stock pair of headphones, but very little beyond that. After being used to how the V...

What The Ultimax UM15-22 Taught Me About Subwoofers

I've been into audio gear since I was a kid. My first "real" system was a Kenwood receiver and a pair of floorstanding Technics 3-way speakers with 15 inch woofers. (Ah, the memories of cranking them up and trying to hear them at the street.) Then I had a pair of...

Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 – The Ultimate Pocket Light?

Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 – The Ultimate Pocket Light?

I've owned the little brother of this light, the Tool AAA, for about 5 years. When I saw this one I wondered: Would the Tool AA still fit nicely in a pocket or mount well to the bill of a hat? Would the extra capacity of an AA battery -- especially given that the Tool...

A Little About Brian Watkins…

I’ve been a gamer since age 7, starting with Super Mario Bros. and Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest), which ended up shaping my imagination more than I could’ve known. My first tattoo was even of a dragon out of respect for roleplaying games and how I spent much of my childhood with my best friend.

Two of my greatest hobbies are music and speaker equipment, something I learned from my father early on and have dabbled with ever since.

Professional Credentials:

I have a Bachelor’s degree in English, and also studied philosophy and psychology. I’ve pursued ongoing learning about copywriting, web design, and SEO professionally since 2006.

Notable Continuing Education:

  • Nyght Falcon Photography training
  • Knowledge Business Blueprint Course (Tony Robbins)
  • The SEO Playbook Advanced SEO Course (Robbie Richards)