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, Reed.co.uk 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.
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.
Why UnGagged loves Alex
Known in the industry for his knowledge of SEO and web design (practicing before it was even recognized in 1997), Alex is one man you will want to strike up a conversation with. Top tip: be sure to bring your notepad and pen to his session to pick up any off-the-record, never printed before strategies shared.
As we are always looking for ways to save time and make things that little bit easier, Alex Moss will be presenting to attendees his new and improved insights into automation, titled ‘Work Life Hacks v2 – Automation’. This session is sure to provide you with all the work-hacks necessary to leave work on time with all your tasks completed!