|Job Title||SEO Project Manager|
|Registered Since||16 Nov 2005|
|Areas of Expertise||Organic/Natural Search (SEO), Strategy & Operations, Web Analytics, Web Design, Search Marketing|
Originally a mechanical engineer, I took the life changing decision to follow my childhood dream of programming games for the BBC Model B aged 28. After gaining a 2:1 in Computing with AI and Industry from Leeds University I joined Epiphany Search in 2005 to develop our SEO offering.
Having studied a large number of technical disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Complexity, Programming, Advanced Programming, Natural Language Processing etc., I quickly gained a high level of technical knowledge leading to me being responsible for heading up the technical side of SEO at Epiphany.
I have also developed a large part of our internal toolkit and work closely with our internal development group to keep Epiphany ahead of the game. I am a founding member of the Epiphany think tank (Epiphany Experts) and have a keen interest in what Google is going to do next rather than what they are doing now.
As a techie type I’m not that well known in the SEO sector. I have spoken at various ThinkVisibility conferences including once as a Wookie (yes that was me and the actual content although spoken in Wookie was a full-fledged case for Google dropping anchor text as a signal) and at Internet World.
I’m very passionate about SEO and I am willing to share, debate, listen and rant as appropriate as long as it is for the greater good.
Outside of work I am a passionate father, random ranter / blogger and husband, an avid Xboxer and an absolutely pathetic runner.
Quality Control Manager at Buitelaar's Abattoir Boston
ICT Technician at Education Leeds
Mechanical Engineer at D.S.Gear Company
Education and Qualifications
2:1 BSC(Hons) in Computing and Industry from The University of Leeds.
BTEC National in Computing (11 Distinctions 1 Merit)
Wetherby Basic Book-keeping
Blog posts and comments by Malcolm Slade
- Google and authorship: more than just a picture in SERPs, 23 Sep 2013
- Google+ brand pages: 20 of the best photo strips, 17 Feb 2012
- How to optimise headlines using the 65 character rule , 28 Oct 2011
- How to impress at an SEO interview, 1 Sep 2011
- How to fit SEO alongside your day job, 11 Aug 2011
- Now showing at a cinema near you, or is it?, 3 Aug 2011
- Why Google + is already giving better social ranking signals than Twitter , 26 Jul 2011
- How to beat Panda: split into multiple sites?, 15 Jul 2011
- The effects of the Google Panda update - new data, 27 Apr 2011