Doctor Ebiz® identifies Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, one of the pioneers
of Internet marketing and e-business.
Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Now retired, he is widely recognized as one of the top international
authorities in Web marketing and e-commerce. Business Week
called his popular WilsonWeb.com website: "bar none the best
e-commerce resource out there." Business 2.0
profiled him as one of the savvy dot-com survivors. The New
York Times named Dr. Wilson "among the best-known
Internet Marketing publishers and consultants who preach the
responsible use of e-mail for marketing."
He was the founding editor of
Today®, the grandfather of the Internet marketing
e-zines, published continuously 1995-2016, sold in 2012 to Confluence
Publishers. Content of WMT was merged into
Practical Ecommerce in May 2016.
He is a winner of the Tenagra Award for Internet Marketing
and the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen
Planning Your Internet Marketing Strategy (John Wiley
& Sons, 2002),
The E-Mail Marketing Handbook (Second Edition, 2005),
The Shopping Cart Report (Second Edition, 2004).
Dr. Wilson has spoken widely in the US and abroad as a
professional speaker on Internet marketing and e-commerce. His
one-day seminars, such as the Internet Marketing Best Practices
Briefings (2001-2006), were held on university campuses all
over the US. An ordained minister, he serves in a local
congregation and maintains an extensive Internet
Bible study and
Christian writing ministry.
He plays the guitar and autoharp and sings, and admires
bluegrass and Celtic fiddlers. Since retirement, he has taken up
watercolor painting. When there's time he enjoys
woodworking, reading Civil War history, and walking in the woods.
Dr. Wilson holds three earned academic degrees and lives with his
wife on a ten acres he calls "Wildwood" in Loomis, California,
about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento.
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