Up Close and Personal With Team Alba

November 2, 2017 Published by ,

When users visit your website, the first place they see is your landing page.

If they are pleased with what they initially see, you can bet they will begin to explore more pages on your website.

More importantly, they will specifically look at your ‘About Us‘ page.

Visitors of your website are not always focused on what you have to offer. Instead, they have an interest in learning a great deal more about your business and the people within.

When you present yourself publicly, you are offering your users a chance to find out more about who you are, what you do and what your hobbies and interests are.

Instead of detaching yourself, give your visitors a more personalised experience. Make them feel relaxed and welcomed.

You are more likely to build levels of trust with your visitors if they are able to put a face to your name and know a little about you.

We thought we would follow our own advice and give a little insight into the individuals here at Alba SEO Services.

We welcome all messages, so if you wish to know a little more about us then get in contact and we would be happy to let you know!

 

Alba SEO Services Team

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Caroline

Owner and Founder

 

Overview

I’m Caroline, the owner of Alba SEO Services and I’ve been an SEO enthusiast for 5 years. It’s a great industry to be in as there are challenges every single day!

Background

First I was a scientist working in a lab trying to discover new and exciting things but the thrill left me and I decided to train in IT back at university. From there I got a job in a large bank working in their IT systems but with the crash of 2008 the writing was on the wall for many bank employees. I was “let go” in 2011 but never looked back because it allowed me to start working in SEO – first on the website of another business I own and when that proved successful, I decided to start offering my SEO services.

Interests and Hobbies

I love running with my headphones on as it allows me to think things through and focus. But I also play team sports including netball which is a challenge for a slightly mature person!

Favourite Band(s) or Artist(s)

I’m an 80’s fan and love all cheesy sounds of that era, but I do like Ed Sheeran too (who doesn’t?)

Favourite Food/Cuisine

I love Indian food but really anything with a bit of spice is good for me.

 

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Janet

SEO Specialist and Digital Marketing Expert

 

Overview

Working with clients from many different industries means every day is different and interesting.  My job is most rewarding when you work hard on a client’s website and then you watch the traffic increasing or Google ranking their website highly.

Background

I started my working life in banking where I became a Chartered Banker, and then moved to IT.  I am currently a Member of The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS).  This jobs uses skills I gained from both my previous careers.

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy lots of sports and keeping fit as I find I need a good balance to sitting at a desk.  My favourite sport is snowboarding and I also enjoy walking, playing badminton and kickboxing.

Favourite Band(s) or Artist(s)

My favourites change all the time as I like lots of types of music.  If I’m working I may have something quiet on in the background like Jack Johnson or Kodaline.  Otherwise I will just listen to the radio or maybe a band like Twin Atlantic or Imagine Dragons.

Favourite Food/Cuisine

A good Sunday roast with a nice glass of red wine.

 

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Julie

SEO Specialist

 

Overview

I have been with Alba SEO for almost two years now.  I have found it hard work, interesting, sometimes challenging but ultimately very rewarding.

Background

After university I spent the first few years of my working life as a maths & physics teacher. However I had an interest in computing so decided to go back to university to study for an MSc in IT. I spent the next few years working as an IT specialist with a large building society and then after taking some time off when my children were young, I went back to work as an IT developer in local government. When the opportunity arose to work with Caroline in Alba, I decided it was the right time for a new challenge. The last couple of years have involved a lot of hard work, plenty of new things to learn and luckily a good amount of job satisfaction too.

Favourite TV Shows

My guilty pleasure is Grey’s Anatomy which I have followed for more years than I like to admit. Bake Off is a close second.

Favourite Band(s) or Artist(s)

This changes from week to week but if pushed for an answer I would have to go with my old favourites: The Killers, Coldplay, Blondie, REM and Deacon Blue.

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy running, as long as it’s not raining and I have a friend to chat to. I am also partial to the odd spin class, but only if it’s not too tough, the air conditioning is on full blast and the music is good!

 

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Matthew

SEO Specialist

 

Overview

Hi, I’m Matthew. I work as an SEO specialist here at Alba SEO Services where I am currently learning the ropes and gaining experience of all aspects within the search industry.

Background

After leaving high school in 2013, I went on to obtain a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing at West Lothian College. Afterwards, I decided to further progress my education by attending university. I have spent the past four years studying a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems at Heriot-Watt University before happily graduating with a first-class honours in June 2017. I started working at Alba SEO Services at the end of May 2017 and since then have had the opportunity to expand my knowledge of a new industry.

Interests and Hobbies

When I am not working away in the office, there is a good chance I am putting myself through a sea of emotions down in Leith watching my favourite football team. Since I am on the topic of sports, I would also say I am an avid fan of the Formula One racing too.

Moving on from my love of sports, I occasionally enjoy listening to some live music with a whisky or two every so often. I love seeing and learning new things, especially if it involves travelling!

I have always one day dreamt of travelling around the world to explore new sights and indulge in new cultures.

Favourite Band(s) or Artist(s)

Pink Floyd, AC/DC, David Bowie and Queen.

Favourite Food/Cuisine

It is very difficult to choose just one favourite. I do love most Indian or Mexican foods, so I would probably go along those lines.

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