Alex works for a digital marketing agency called Eighty Eight Digital, based in Earls Barton in Northamptonshire. He's been with them for a year as their account manager and, although they cover a lot of subjects,
"Alex talks about SEO when he's at our weekly meeting!"
He lives in Northampton with his girlfriend Emelia and his labrador. He loves all sports and live music and puts his hobbies down as football and CrossFit. Alex would love to spend summers in Australia (that's our winter then!) and we never knew that he's got double-jointed thumbs, although I'm glad he didn't demonstrate that during his presentation.
After studying Business Management at Sheffield, Alex worked in the public sector for a while, but quickly discovered there wasn't much of a challenge. He decided to take a year out and head for Australia, but only made it as far as Thailand, hence why he wants to go back down under in the near future.
He joined Eighty Eight Digital last year during the pandemic which is a full-service digital marketing agency that specialises in SEO. Alex manages the majority of the company's search engine optimisation clients and ensures he speaks in plain English so as not to confuse them.
"It's all about making our clients visible online" says Alex. I wondered why there was such a focus on search engines in this day and age of many different marketing channels to which Alex replied, "because 93% of all online experiences start on a search engine".
"And 9 out of 10 searches are on Google!"
During his 10-minute presentation, Alex talked a lot about local search and how Google My Business works. In fact, he told us that most trades are found this way because even a general search in Google will bring back results from Google My Business which not only includes contact details, but recommendations and testimonials too.
It can be a complicated subject, and SEO is something that I, as a developer, am well aware of, so I know that Alex is someone that can help any small business in need of a better search engine ranking. He really does know his stuff.
SEO is about knowledge and persistence, and I can wholeheartedly recommend Alex Harper from Eighty Eight Digital as someone who has a lot of both.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If you'd like to know more about Alex Harper from Eighty Eight Digital or need some good SEO for your website, then you can find him at eightyeight.digital or call him on 01604 439330 to find out how he can help.
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