Freelance Content Strategist & SEO Specialist for London and UK - since 2008.
Please contact Christopher Byrne for a free consultation (feel free to call and ask a question) 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 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. I have over twice the professional experience of the average agency / in-house SEO staff member according to this survey. 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 my time in online marketing / SEO include ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, Mediacom (UK's largest media agency and part of GroupM / WPP), ETS PLC, Yamaha Music UK, Robert Dyas, DHL, Heals, Travel Weekly Group, Starcom MediaVest Group (world's largest media agency and part of Publicis - one of the top 5 advertising agencies worldwide) & FreeAds.co.uk. I am not able to list all the brands / companies I have worked 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! 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 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've been freelance since 2008 (over 6 years) with 8+ years professional experience, and I am not available for full-time (contract) 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 search engine optimisation (using a content management system), experienced in 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.