Claudio E. Cabrera is a 29 year-old writer and SEO expert born and raised in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of New York City.
In 2005, Cabrera began his journey in journalism writing for the weekly newspaper, the New York Amsterdam News. Since, he’s written for various weekly newspapers, magazines and online sites. He’s also profiled the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rev. Al Sharpton to name a few.
In 2006, Cabrera was one of 20 journalists selected out of a pool of 60 to attend the NCEW Minority Writers Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee where he learned a great deal from various columnists from across the country. Cabrera also won an award from the Independent Press Association in 2006 for ‘Best Article on a Social, Racial, or Immigration’ issue. The piece focused on the exorbitant rates phone company MCI charges families of inmates for phone calls in NY state. In February 2008, Cabrera appeared as an analyst on NBC’s “Super Tuesday” Democratic primary coverage.
In 2008, after graduating from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, he went to work for “the stock market for sports tickets,” Yoonew, and helped grow their web operations through social media community building, editorial and SEO. After Yoonew folded due to the economic recession, he joined another ticket brokerage firm, Great Seats LTD., as a salesperson and marketer. After spending a year at Great Seats LTD., Cabrera yearned for a return to journalism and found it.
In 2010, Cabrera took over as the lead editor at NewsOne.com, where he struck partnerships with major news sites, helped create an event at the White House in which President Obama spoke at, and led the charge in growing the site exponentially in a year.
Within the last few years, Cabrera has moved into the field of technology becoming an SEO expert and growing brands such as EURweb, Loop21.com and Blackenterprise.com in addition to NewsOne.com. He grew EURweb.com from 500,000 unique visitors to a million, Loop21.com from 75,000 to 150,000, Black Enterprise from 250k to 400k and NewsOne from 330k to 1 million uniques.
Currently, he is the Audience Engagement and Marketing Manager at BlackEnterprise.com and a freelance writer/blogger.