A results-driven SEO with a decade of industry know-how. See how I began my journey in the world of Search Engine Optimisation!
Starting from the age of 16, in my bedroom!
My interest in SEO triggered like the flick of a switch. I could never get my head around how my searches were being displayed. Why did Google rank website A above website B? And naturally, I started looking into the inner workings of Google's search engine. Guess what? I quickly saw the terms 'SEO' and 'search engine optimisation' in every corner I looked.
After reading more and more into SEO, from MOZ blogs and the like, I was immediately hooked. I was reading every single day about how SEO worked, the terminologies, meanings, algorithms, updates, techniques and so on.
5/6 months later of non-stop reading and researching, I purchased a testing domain and some cheap web hosting. It took me a while to get everything set up, I was on a huge learning curve, and the whole hosting side of things completely threw me.
Having set myself up with a site to plough my knowledge into, I was quick off the mark. I knew about keyword research, on-page SEO, technical SEO, content optimisation and link building.
I started to rank sites for low-level keywords in a matter of months, sometimes weeks!
Months later, I had my first client, a local barber. Seven years down the line and I'm still working with him.
Being based in Stoke-on-Trent, I got my first SEO role in the city of Walsall.
I did some SEO work (for the fun of it) for a web development agency in Cannock. Next thing I know, the owner of an SEO agency who was friends with the web development director, was also trying to rank his site.
I had managed to rank his site in a matter of weeks, and the SEO agency quickly realised that someone else was working on the site. Before I knew it, I had a phone call to discuss a potential job opportunity. I met with the director of the SEO agency and was offered a position on the spot.
As this was my first role, I walked away with bags of knowledge that I didn't have before.
From 2014, I started working for a Multi-award winning certified Magento eCommerce, WordPress & Search Marketing agency. They go by the name of Deploy.
Honestly, it depends who you ask.
In case you're wondering, here are my certifications: