Please contact Christopher Byrne for a free consultation (feel free to call and ask a question with no obligation) via 01252 757562 or cwjbyrne (at) aol.com . Please let me know how you found me - including the exact search term if possible!
The Brighton SEO 2013 UK Salary Survey (click here to read it) stated freelancers have longer professional experience (an average of 5 years) in SEO consultancy than agency staff. I've been freelance full-time since 2008 with over 9 years professional experience and have over twice the professional experience of the average agency / in-house SEO staff member according to this survey. I've met at least one SEO industry 'thought leader' at a top company who speaks at conferences who has been working in the industry for less time than I have been self-employed!
You won't be paying for my flashy Silicon Roundabout office in Shoreditch when you hire me (because I work mainly from home).
Here is my Linkedin profile for case studies etc. If you add me you can see my testimonials.
Brands and companies I have worked on / for in digital marketing and / or advertising since I went freelance include ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, Mediacom (UK's largest media agency and part of GroupM / WPP), ETS PLC, Yamaha Music UK, Cubiks, Heals, Travel Weekly Group & FreeAds.co.uk. I am not able to list all the brands / companies I have worked for / on due to non-disclosure agreements.
This site may look a little plain :) but I made it myself using Google Sites* and as you can probably tell I'm not a web designer and have absolutely no use for a logo or a brand thank you very much! I specially constructed this to load quickly without large images ;) ! You might have the prettiest, flashy website but if it's not visible in search results and won't convert visitors to leads / purchasers then you are as good as dead and /or buried in the search results - unless you want to pay for every click to your site with Google Adwords or other online advertising.
I work from the Surrey / Hampshire borders area with easy access to the London & South UK area including Guildford, Reading, Crawley, Brighton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Plymouth and beyond.
I am not available for full-time (contract / interim) work. I've worked on sites affected by the Google 'Panda' and 'Penguin' updates (not as a result of my work!) including one with an Unnatural Link Warning and penalty (which I identified after 2 other "SEO Experts" failed to spot & is now lifted) & another with what appeared to be 'Negative SEO' (possibly from a competitor).
I've even been engaged by various competitors in Surrey and Sussex to optimise and build links to their sites. Doh! - but one can't turn down work...
I have a track record of helping (ecommerce) clients obtain Top 10 positions across the major search engines in competitive areas including professional services, double glazing, insurance etc.
I have worked as a Certified Google Adwords Professional and my expertise is in digital marketing, search engine optimisation (using a content management system), online strategy research / analysis / definition for businesses of all sizes (up to a turnover of £100 million per year), pay per click advertising, copywriting etc. I have managed and advised on (international) pay per click advertising campaigns with variable budgets of up to £1000 per day.
* This site costs me £X.XX inc. VAT per annum - I have removed the figures due to it being commercially confidential :) . This doesn't include my time creating content etc.