Jason McDonald, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Internet and Computers

Keywords/Search Terms:

SEO, search engine optimization, social media, google ads, adwords, online advertising, online ads, digital advertising, PPC, pay-per-click, social media marketing, facebook, youtube, instagram, tiktok, twitter, linkedin.


PhD, University of California, Berkeley; MA, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Harvard University

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Jason McDonald is an internet pioneer, having started his first company (eg3.com) in 1994. Nowadays, he works as an 'SEO expert witness,' a 'Google Ads expert witness,' and a 'social media expert witness,' helping attorneys identify the facts and establish the truth in complex litigation concerning organic efforts and advertising on key social media platforms such as Facebook Ads, Instagram marketing and ads, YouTube ads, Instagram ads, and other ad platforms like TikTok, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Working as an expert witness in digital advertising and marketing, Jason has helped judges, juries, and attorneys understand the factual complexities of how marketing works online. Research and testimony has commonly dealt with trademark disputes, branding, and the complexities of organic and ads for SEO, Social Media, and Google Ads. If you are an attorney looking for an expert witness with a passion for the facts, please reach out to Jason. In addition to a thriving consulting business for the JM Internet Group, Jason teaches SEO, Google Ads, and Social Media Marketing for Stanford Continuing Studies and has best-selling books on SEO, Google Ads, Social Media, and marketing on Amazon. He ranks in the top 5% of authors according to the Author's Guild of New York City. While he is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason has been an expert witness in both state court in California as well as federal court in both Colorado and Maryland. He has extensive deposition and trial experience and has been certified as an expert witness in SEO, social media marketing, and Google Ads. He has produced complex reports on digital marketing and advertising. As a teacher, Jason can take the complexities of Google Ads, SEO, and social media, and explain them to laypeople. Indeed, Jason's passion it to take complex ideas and make them easy-to-understand for the lay public. If you are interested in working with Jason, just Google 'Jason McDonald' (he's at the top) or contact him via his website at https://www.jasonmcdonald.org. When he's not researching the facts and issues in a case, Jason can be found being walked by his dog, Buddy, who teaches him that there is more to life than digital marketing and advertising and it takes the form of bones, balls, and other dogs at the dog park.