If you like to ask, "What’s really going wrong?" or "How do we get there from here?" we’ll get along just fine. If you don’t want to hear the truth about your site and why it’s drowning rather than raving, then keep walking.
I’m not to–the–point because I’ve got a point to prove or wasn’t allowed sugar on my Sugar Puffs. I like to get to the point and speak plainly because butt–kissing doesn’t help blue-chips, start–ups, or design agencies leave their competitors kissing dust. — follow @anartfulscience
What I do in less than 160 characters
Specialise in foundation-first web strategies , Wordpress theme development, organic link building, content creation & SEO consulting.
Who I work for
Big name brands. SME’s. Unknown but coming‐to‐a‐town‐near‐you‐from‐Friday start–ups. I’m also a web design and SEO consulting gun‐for‐hire at leading design agencies in the South East and North West of the UK.
Why I do tonnes of work for marketing design agencies
I ran a web design agency, so I know how they work: the confluence of interconnected disciplines; the creative energy; the appetite to stretch clients away from what they’re comfortable with now to what will make them — and their customers — comfortable tomorrow. Now I offer that experience to marketing agencies across the UK.
If there’s something you need that’s not on the digital menu, raise your hand — then drop me an email.
I love the smell of start‐ups in the morning. Dreams are big. Everyone knows everyone. So the last thing I want to do is wade in with lots of sage ‘you’ll thank‐me‐later’ advice. But I can offer 3 things that most of the start‐ups and SME’s I’ve worked with welcomed with open arms: 1. Transformation of nascent business plans and fledgling ideas, 2. Full service 360 digital marketing & 3. User impression & engagement development.
Stephen has helped us for the last five years and has been responsible for transforming our web based sales. His knowledge of digital design and web marketing has proved invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.Jon Blakeney (follow Jon on LinkedIn) Absolute Museum & Gallery Products Ltd Next →
Stephen met all deadlines and requirements at all times and was fully dedicated to the project whilst it was taking place and was happy to help with some technical questions after everything had been delivered. I would recommend Stephen Shaw without hesitation to any company that might require his services; — He is the right choice.Irene Martinez(follow Irene on LinkedIn) Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia Next →
Through continuous consultation & highly professional advice, Stephen provided us with a website that met all our objectives. The resulting solution more than exceeded our expectations and we will be delighted to strengthen our working relationship with Stephen for the future.Lindsay Soulsby (follow Lindsay on LinkedIn) Director. Courture Next →
I’ve been a fully paid up Godin disciple since the first IdeaVirus gave me nappy rash. Online marketing guru Neil Patel is someone to admire in action. SEO gurus like Cyrus Shepard; search engine algorithm analysts like David Harry; or link master builders like Brian Dean get my vote too.
But what makes me follow them? Sign up to their blogs? Read their newsletters? Apply their ideas in my work?
- Other people follow and link to their sites (like I just did) because they are experts in their fields
- They have a lot of high-value stuff to say and not just on their services but about the work of their peers/rivals and the future of their respective industries
In short, they are tribe-leading authorities. And I’m not alone in loving them for it: search engines adore authorities too. So how do you bag some of that authority aura for yourself?