Alex Moss

Alex Moss

Director - FireCask

Alex Moss is Director at FireCask, an online marketing and WordPress development agency based in Manchester, UK. He has been working in Search since 2007 working in all aspects from in-house to agency employee to agency owner, and has had the opportunity to work with some big brands including Expedia, Orbitz International, Funding Circle, UNILAD, and Beauty Bay.

As well as being active in Search, Alex is also Co-Founder of Peadig, a WordPress theme framework and is known for developing WordPress plugins and developing some wonderful WordPress sites. Alex also writes for many industry blogs and speaks at events around the world.

Speaker Interview

This snippet is taken from Alex Moss’ interview with UnGagged prior to his session at UnGagged Las Vegas 2016:

UnGagged: Tell us a bit about your background and how you got started in SEO.

Alex Moss: I guess I could say that I was doing SEO before I even knew what it was. I started building websites in 1997 as a hobby. One I built, a South Park fan site, used to attract 1000’s of visits each day and even earned some money from it.

Throughout university, I continued to design websites on a freelance basis. After graduating, I worked in television production but noticed the lack of security, career progression and freedom of creativity so went back into web design on a more professional level.

In 2008, I started working for a startup software company as their “webmaster” – handling anything from code issues on the website all the way to handling online customer support. Whilst there, I was asked what I knew about SEO. I knew nothing, so they invested in a course for me and it went from there!

For the full interview visit: Must-Know Tools and Lifehacks for an SEO: Interview with Alex Moss.