Ben Finklea

Ben Finklea has been working on the Internet since 1995. He has started four companies, and he is currently the CEO of Volacci. He lives near Austin, Texas which is every bit as cool as you’ve heard. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Ben is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subjects of Digital Marketing, Drupal, and building successful high-tech businesses.

His latest book, Drupal 8 SEO, was released in January 2017 and is available on

He is also the author of Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization (Packt, 2009) and created the Drupal SEO Checklist module ( which has been downloaded over 300,000 times by Drupal site owners worldwide.

Ben has built and managed SEO campaigns for many companies including HP, Fast Company, Oracle, State Farm, Acquia, and Amazon. Ben is married to Dr. Beverly Finklea. Their sons, Andrew & John, are active in Boy Scouts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a family, they sing in the choir at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Cedar Park, Texas.

In Dec 2010, Lullabot released their Drupal SEO Video on DVD staring Ben. In 2011, Ben collaborated with Acquia to create the Drupal SEO Grader.

In 2012, Ben organized and helped launch the Blue Drop Awards, Drupal's first and only community-voted awards program.

He is active in championing the concept of the "marketing of Drupal". That is, utilizing the Drupal brand and market awareness to attract more developers, designers, and customers to the Drupal ecosystem.


Volacci's digital marketing solutions for Drupal help make marketing profitable and painless for our customers. Volacci is a digital marketing agency focused on offering products and services specific to the Drupal platform. Our service offerings include SEO, SEM, e-mail marketing, Reputation and Social media management. At Volacci, we customize Internet marketing strategies to address the complex challenges that our customers face. We get familiar with their industry, their competitors, and their marketing goals and we create an Internet marketing strategy that deliver success...

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