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I’ve been working in SEO since 2009

Below I’ve included my career timeline and major milestones that led me to launching Smashing Rankings and focusing on the SaaS market, exclusively.

2004-2010

RUNNING A SOFTWARE COMPANY

From 2004 to 2010, with a friend of mine, I ran a software development company called Think Two. My responsibilities included managing the business, as well as marketing and selling our services. On top of that, I also developed on the entire front-end code for our products and any custom software we built for clients. And although I wasn’t involved in developing the back-end, by working in such a small team, I picked up a lot about it too.

2009

I DISCOVERED SEO

I started working in SEO and writing copy in 2009, first as a hobby, then as a way to market the software company

2010

BECOMING A FULL-TIME SEO

After we closed Think Two, I decided to move to SEO full-time.

2011-2014

SEO SPECIALIST FOR A LARGE CHAIN OF HOTELS

For nearly 5 years, I worked as the sole in-house SEO specialist for Staycity Apartments, one of the largest self-catering hotel chains in Europe. I was the company’s first SEO hire, and I set up the company’s search engine optimization from scratch to generate a seven-figure annual revenue from the channel.

While at Staycity, I continued to consult and offer copywriting services to SaaS and tech brands.

2014

SETTING UP MY OWN BUSINESS

In 2014, I left Staycity to pursue my own business goals. Since then, I’ve helped over 40 companies, from established brands like Hubspot, Close.io or SEMrush to startups (although many of them have become renowned brands since then, like Drift.)