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Sean Butcher

Sean Butcher, Editor

@seanbutcher

Specialities: SEO StrategyTechnical SEO

Sean would describe himself as reliable, organised and driven. He is motivated by creating a positive impact, both for members of his team and for his clients. One of Sean’s most significant life experiences was the five years he spent living and working in Manchester – an incredibly diverse city full of great people and characters, plus the best football team in the world (the red one). Along with SEO, Sean’s main passions are his family, music, food (especially burgers) and walking.

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Simon Schnieders

Simon Schnieders, Deputy Editor

@bluearrayseo

Specialities: SEO StrategyBusiness Strategy

Simon would describe himself as driven yet patient. He has had many life experiences that have altered his views and actions, such as living in Miami for seven years, having a child, and working in various diverse environments (including Yell, Mail Online, and Zoopla). Simon is passionate about his family, Blue Array and the great industry he’s involved in!

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Tom Pool, Contributor

@cptntommy

Specialities: Technical SEO

Tom would describe himself as motivated, geeky and passionate. Tom doesn’t take life for granted, and doesn’t waste any opportunities thrown his way! He is passionate about technology, biking, gaming and coding, as well as furthering his own knowledge of SEO, as well as in subjects outside of the industry.

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Kim Dewe, Contributor

@AnotherSEO

Specialities: SEO StrategyData and Analytics

Kim would describe herself as persistent, creative and spontaneous. Originally from New Zealand, Kim loves to travel and is passionate about startups and adventure sport. She sees every experience as a chance to grow and expand her knowledge.

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Naomi Sanderson, Contributor

@NomeCast

Specialities: Technical SEOVideo SEOLocal SEO

Naomi would describe herself as compassionate, inventive and analytical. Need something fixed? She’s your girl! (She’s even got her own soldering iron!). Naomi is inspired by seeing good work appreciated, and is very loyal to her friends and family. She’s motivated by helping them achieve their goals as well as her own. Naomi believes it is important to have a balance between personal and professional lives, as having a clear mind the next day is always best.

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Gregory Edwards, Contributor

@GregoryE_seo

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Gregory would describe himself as self-motivated, positive and enthusiastic. He is passionate about football, eating exotic food and everything to do with fashion – he even wants to start his own clothing line. Gregory enjoys developing himself not only in the world of SEO but also as an individual hence why he wants to travel the world to experience how other people live.

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Jordan Francis, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Jordan would describe himself as optimistic, creative and determined. He is passionate about football, and also enjoys graphic design. He is currently learning (or trying to learn…) how to play the ukulele! Jordan recently graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing and is looking forward to kickstarting his career in SEO.

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Luci Wood, Contributor

Specialities: SEO StrategyData and Analytics

Luci would describe herself as imaginative, empathetic and corgi-mad. She loves trying different types of tea and boasts a very impressive ‘tea cupboard’ at home. In her spare time, Luci enjoys long beach walks in Devon with her mischievous corgi, Milo.

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David Gale, Contributor

Specialities: SEO StrategyData and Analytics

David would describe himself as ambitious, detailed and is always looking to learn and improve professionally. David holds a degree in Business and Information Systems and a post graduate diploma in Digital Marketing. David enjoys watching and playing football, keeping an eye on Fintech and new money management apps (from his days working in Financial Services) and is currently in training for a 10km run.

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Matt Williamson, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Matt would describe himself as friendly, motivated and efficient, both inside and out of work. One of the his most important life experiences was attending university, which did wonders for his confidence and independence. Matt’s main passions are film and fitness, spending a large amount of time in the gym or a cinema screen.
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Steph Whatley, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Steph would describe herself as compassionate, analytical and tenacious. She loves learning and studied Criminology at University, which everyone mistakes for Forensic Science when she tells them! Studying the theories and methods behind Criminology helped her get to grips with data analysis and critical thinking which comes in handy for SEO!
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Mike Stepney, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Mike would describe himself as reliable, creative and self motivated. He is motivated most by an ongoing thirst for knowledge and a desire to hone his SEO expertise. He maintains a healthy work life balance. Often finding himself thinking about search strategies whilst surfing, snowboarding, hiking, fly-fishing and of course spending time with his family.
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Nicky Elson, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Nicky would describe himself as creative, friendly and level-headed. He is passionate about art, sound design and music production and loves nothing more than making strange music from old equipment he’s picked up at carboot sales and auction sites. He has recently won two awards at the British Podcast Awards for his volunteer work in the field of drug policy and law reform. Nicky also loves to experiment with food and drink and after a couple of years managing a bar in Soho, he likes to think he can make a mean Old Fashioned.
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Tom Yates, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Tom would describe himself as driven, inquisitive and reliable. Tom studied history at university and hopes to use the analytical and written skills taken from his degree while working as an SEO. Tom loves sports but especially football, he also enjoys walks in the countryside and visiting new places.
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Vicky Mills, Contributor

Specialities: Technical SEO

Vicky would describe herself as creative and hardworking. Her hobbies include painting, drawing and gaming. She completed a Computer Games Programming course at Derby University where she found her real passion to be in criticising and finding improvements to existing work. Upon discovering SEO, Vicky realised that she could explore this as a career path and has been enjoying it ever since.
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Luce Rawlings, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Luce would describe herself as friendly, ambitious and dedicated. One of her main passions in life is immersing herself in new experiences and destinations, a spark which was ignited during her time in the travel industry. When she is not exploring new places, Luce enjoys country walks, binge watching TV series, listening to music and drinking a Gin & Tonic or two!
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Ben Howe, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Ben joined the team late in 2018. He’s a real marketing all-rounder with experience at a range of not-for-profits. He’s interested in the characteristics of high-performing teams and the relationship between creative and rational marketing.
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Jamie Grant, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Jamie joined Blue Array with a keen interest to work in the SEO industry on a day to day basis having previously worked on SEO & Digital Marketing alongside his IT role at a training company in Guildford. Jamie is motivated by results in the ever-changing SEO industry.
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Mark Osborne, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Mark would describe himself as reliable, optimistic and always looking to learn. His most significant life experiences were having two little boys (which now give him the excuse to buy all the toys he always wanted). He also enjoys playing drums, attempting to draw and finding any new good music.
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Chris Llewellyn, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Chris has recently joined Blue Array as an SEO executive and is looking forward to learning his trade and developing a career with the agency. Chris has a degree in Psychology and previously worked for a small events business. In his spare time he enjoys playing and following sport.

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James Miller, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

James would describe himself as an energetic, quirky and creative individual. He takes great pride in his self development and learning but more importantly, taking that newfound knowledge and implementing it. When he’s not working, he regularly competes up and down the country in many prestigious Ballroom dance competitions such as The Medalist Of The Year Festival and The ISTD Grand Finals both of which are held in Blackpool.

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Stephanie Bellus, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Stephanie would describe herself as a hard worker, organised and driven. She feels that her personality makes her someone that people can rely on to get things done efficiently and at a high standard. One of Stephanie’s most significant life experiences would be her move from the US to England 10 years ago. Stephanie’s main passions are her family, friends and finding new foods to try and make at home for all of them.

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Chloe Smith, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Chloe would describe herself as motivated and highly organised with a keen eye for detail. Her passions include poetry, music, and her friends. One of her most significant life experiences was performing her poetry at Glastonbury Festival’s open mic, with nearly a hundred people in the crowd watching.

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Leanne Hutchison, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Leanne would describe herself as creative, flexible and resourceful – the key to succeeding in and surviving the PR industry. Personally, Leanne’s ‘passion for play’ takes many forms, mainly through quality time with her nephews or going to a gig/the rugby, aka ‘pub playtime’.

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Louise Allison, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Louise would describe herself as reliable, enthusiastic and creative. Louise’s passions include fashion design and travelling to new places. She can often be found creating dresses in her spare time. She enjoys maintaining her own website and is looking forward to developing and growing in the world of SEO.

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Neil McHugh, Contributor

Specialities: Content & KeywordsLink Building

Neil is an SEO Manager with digital experience as a startup founder and in-house Digital Marketing Manager. If he isn’t reading the latest SEO threads on Twitter or watching football, sometimes both!, he’ll be relaxing with family or walking the dog.

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Faisal Anderson, Contributor

Specialities: Technical SEO

Faisal would describe himself as organised, efficiency-obsessed and a go-getter. He is driven by his passion for creative problem solving for himself, his co-workers and clients. In his spare time, he loves to code in Python and create music that no-one listens to, but he loves to make anyway. He loves all things art and occasionally performs at art galleries with his sound art and generative artwork.

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Nick Roche, Contributor

Specialities: Technical SEO

Nick would describe himself as creative, driven and positive. He is passionate about writing/producing music and Football. He follows Arsenal up and down the country and also plays football in his spare time. Nick recently graduated with a degree in Music and Audio Technology and looks forward to starting his SEO career at Blue Array.

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