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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gloyns, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Gloyns

    Gloyns Membership: Community

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    Hi :)

    My name is Andrew, I'm a pom from Hampshire, England living in Melbourne and working as an SEO. I'm the newly appointed SEO Manager at ratesonline dot com dot au - an Australian home loan and insurance comparison website.

    Outside of the day job, I run a few monotized domains that I am growing. I also like Football (Soccer), support the mighty Brentford and I like Marmite (sorry).
     
  2. FirstPageResults

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    Hi Andrew,

    Welcome to DNT, hope you find the site useful
     
  3. Mark

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    Hi Andrew

    Marmite over Vegemite any day! Welcome...
     
  4. Ash

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    haha! Vegemite for the win!

    Welcome, by the way :)
     
  5. aus11

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    Welcome to the forum Andrew!
     
  6. soj

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    Welcome Andrew. Good to have another SEO person on DNT.

    So you're a Pom - and from Melbourne. That's bad. Both those demographics are outranking us proud Queenslanders. ;)

    And you have bragging rights in the cricket.

    Woe is me.

    Cheers, Ned
     
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    hi, welcome.

    rates online, nice job grab, you must have been doing this for a while?

    tim
     
  8. Gloyns

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    Thanks guys :) Looks like a great forum and community here - hoping to learn a thing or two!

    Hi Tim - I've only been doing SEO full time for 3 years so I'm in the infancy compared to others, however I invest a lot of time reading up on the subject and align my techniques with the industry pros. Kindly James added me to his 15 young Australian SEO's list last year :) Up to the end of last year I was managing an SEO team of 10 Specialists at a Melbourne based SEO company, but I fancied giving in-house a try at ratesonline.com.au.

    The guys here are great. The SEO was in really bad shape and we've just started to turn a corner so I'm very excited about the year ahead!
     
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    Hey Andrew, I'm sure we met at WME when I came in for a chat last year. Small world and welcome to the forum.
     
  10. DnEbook

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    Welcome, the more Seo Guru's the better

    Can i ask is the searchbox on ratesonline your own design or is it via an affiliate tool

    Love to know

    many thanks
     
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    welcome to the forum and congrats on the new gig. I'm *kinda* looking for a job and would definitely rather do in-house than agency. I got jack of doing tip o' the iceberg agency stuff.

    btw vegemite anyday of the week, and proper BBQ sauce over that HP rubbish you guys have over there :)
     
  12. James

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    Hi Andrew, good too see you on here.

    I actually work 3 days Agency, 2 days in House, and the rest of time working on other projects these days.

    Kind Regards,

    James Norquay
     
  13. Gloyns

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    Jonathan - Hi! where are you working now?

    spacey - the search box was designed and coded in house by our developer.

    James - nice! do you work in house for one of the Agency's clients or several? I work 4 days in-house at ratesonline so on Fridays I (try to) work on my own stuff at home. I have been working on some of my websites, but I think I might start doing some freelance as well. Do you have any private clients?
     
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    Welcome, Andrew.

    I see Brentford snatched an unlikely draw against the mighty Tranmere last weekend ;)

    In fact I would have been there but had to leave the day before!

    Welcome to DNtrade anyway

    David
     
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    Thanks it looks like a great site and is one example of the type of site i aspire to own oneday

    thanks for letting me know ......regards
     
  16. Gloyns

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    David - we're doing ok with a skeleton squad!

    I randomly came across your cocktail site today when doing some backlink analysis on some competitors in the life and income protection area.... saw your link on this page http://www.workfeet.com.au. small world :)