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Bas van den Beld Bas van den Beld

Founder, owner and Chief Editor | State of Search

The Hague Area, Netherlands, NETHERLANDS

Online Marketing, speaker, trainer and founder State of Digital





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I am an online marketing strategist, trainer and speaker. I am widely considered to be an expert and influential on Internet Marketing, Social Marketing and Search Marketing worldwide and especially Europe.

I am the founder and owner of State of Digital (, a website that focusses on bringing the right information and knowledge to the right people and get companies forward in Digital. State of Digital is the successor of, which I founded in 2010 and which was voted Best European Search Blog at the EU SearchAwards 2012.

I am an experienced speaker in online marketing. I speak at many different conferences like SES, SMX, A4U Expo and related events. I also get hired frequently to speak at internal events for companies like, Sanoma Media and EuroAds.

I am a two times winner of the Speaker Medaillon on the International Search Summit, winner of the best speaker Award in Karaj, Iran, and was voted amongst the Top Influential Marketers in the UK (

I consult with several type of companies on implementation of strategic Internet Marketing and provides training in Search Engine Marketing, Social Media in the organisation, and Social Marketing and Influence Marketing related topics. I also consult for agencies and brands helping them determine the right online business strategy and connecting them to the right influential people.

I do Workshops & training sessions on Online Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Social Marketing and related topics.

Find out more here:

I publish on my personal blog,, as well as on State of Digital (

Industry Expertise (3)


Media - Online


Areas of Expertise (3)

Social Media

Search and Social

Online Marketing

Accomplishments (1)

Winner Speakers Medaillon (professional)


Winner of the speakers medaillon for best speaker at the International Search Summit

Education (3)

Universiteit van Amsterdam: Geschiedenis studie 1995

Aloysius College: 1992

Hogeschool van Amsterdam: Bachelor's degree, History 1998

Affiliations (6)

  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Google
  • search marketing
  • State of Digital
  • Online Consumer behaviour

Sample Talks (1)

How the human mind affects our choices online

In this talk at the Dublin Web Summit I spoke about how the human mind affects the choices we make online and how Google is using the way we think to give us personalized results.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


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