Allow me to introduce myself, and give you a background into who I am and what I do. ross-stevens

At the start

In 2001 I was introduced to a couple of guys starting an SEO company, called Netrank. This is where my interest in computers turned into a fascination with websites, how they work, and how they can be optimised to appear higher in search engines. This is where my venture as a professional search-engine optimiser started.

During my time at University, I did SEO for Netrank in a part-time capacity and for my years work placement. After grabbing my degree with both hands, I started work at a company called Chapter Zero. At this point, Netrank had already become the biggest search company in the UK.

After 4 years of refining my profession and building a small SEO team, Chapter Zero had closed its doors. This is when I started working for the Organic Agency.

Somewhere in-between

I joined The Organic Agency as a one-man SEO team, alongside the directors and other developers. I stayed there for almost 5 years, parting ways at a point when the digital marketing team was a lot bigger and the company was growing at break-neck speed.

Towards the present

I have been self-employed since 2013, undertaking digital marketing in Devon for some of the biggest clients in their respective industries. I also have regular clients based in the North, London and even the US. If you’re interested in me helping with your digital marketing and want to know the kind of clients I work for, feel free get in touch.

Where I’m currently at

My expertise is in analysing websites, understanding their weaknesses and improving them so they are at their full potential for ranking in search engines. I also love to number-crunch PPC campaigns and undertake content marketing for those who wish to fully realise what their website can achieve. I also offer training to clients who want to get the most out of their content, PPC and social media channels.

On the side

I undertake small business/website development projects and implement CRO strategies. This felt like a natural progression for me in the last few years. If there’s anything you want doing that I can’t, I’ll put you in touch with someone who can.

When I’m not working

I spend time developing and providing support for a popular blogging system called JaggyBlog. Okay, that still kind of counts as work.

Apart from that, I enjoy being a part of the local running community, drinking copious amounts of tea and taking long walks in National Trust areas.

Past achievements (a chance to blow my own trumpet)

My main achievement has been doing SEO as a career for almost 20 years. In my teens and twenties I was a professional video games player and Twitch streamer. I’ve got to grade 4 in guitar and have had gig photography published. I’ve designed logos that were used by a major transport company and restaurant chain while studying A-levels.

Now in my 30s, I study Spanish, spend time writing an SEO book and run lots in the hope of getting a sub 20-minute Park Run (Done!). I feel like I’ve lived 10 lives and want to live 10 more.