Shape April 2022 HR 25
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Mark Hayes  
Search Engine Optimisation

Meet Mark Hayes

Our seasoned SEO specialist and valued member of the Shape team.

Bringing over 25 years of SEO wisdom, Mark's journey includes working for a web design agency, where he honed his skills in developing online strategies for businesses post-site launch or enhancing existing web strategies. What keeps Mark hooked at Shape? The fact that we have had the same approach since day one. Mark continues to elevate our digital game with his wealth of experience. He's an integral part of the Shape family, shaping success day by day!

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How long have you been in the game, Mark?

For over 25 years. I used to work at a web agency. This gave me a good background in how websites are built, developing online strategies for businesses once the site went live, or improving on current web strategies for existing sites. SEO was very different back then. But this is how I got started in the industry.

You don't sound Mancunian?

I live just outside of Manchester, but I wasn't born here. I do love the city though, and I take pleasure in taking my friends on tours when they come over to visit. There is so much to choose from, whether that be a place to eat, drink, exhibitions or nightlife. There are obviously some fantastic football clubs nearby also.

So, what made you work with Shape?

We have had the same approach since day one. Myself and Andy have an understanding in terms of SEO. We both work ethically and organically. It's so important to share the same theories with your team members and enjoy working together at the same time. When clients ask questions, we all have the same approach when it comes to improving SEO and page rankings — so there is no confusion at all during any project.

I heard you enjoy cycling?

Yes, there are a few of us here at MadeByShape who enjoy cycling, which is great because we instantly have a bond and something to discuss each week other than work. I've done my fair few events both in the UK and abroad. I wouldn't say I'm Lance Armstrong or Bradley Wiggins, but it keeps me fit and I enjoy it, so... winner, winner.

Outside of work, do you have a family?

Yes, we've got a little one now, and everything is great. Loving life as a father it's completely changed my life, in a good way, lol.

Why should people go with Shape?

Our work speaks for itself, we have a certain quality of output that never drops. But for me, it's about the aftercare. We can offer very high-performance rates in terms of Organic SEO to help boost a client's website. We regularly get new startup businesses coming to us with no domain, no brand, and no visibility on Google. It's very satisfying for us to take that, rank the new website on Google, and start generating business for that client.

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