Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been quite busy the last few months and was involved in many projects day and night. Blogging isn’t the only thing I was less involved in, I also spent less time going out and also visiting friends. This is worst than not blogging. So, I’ve decided to reorganize the way I work and also try to delegate effectively and finding new partners to work with.
I should have posted that months ago but it’s better late than never (actually I did that but only on my bio page): I no longer work for Gameloft, I left about a year ago. At that time, I didn’t know if I wanted to keep doing SEO in-house or with an agency. I thought I would do some freelancing while trying to decide what I really wanted to do. It turns out I enjoyed working on my own and decided to keep providing SEO consulting services as a freelance. I’m still based in Paris, which is perfect for networking and finding new clients.
I did do some mobile SEO stuff but not much, it’s not that I didn’t want to, but at that time, not too many mobile content companies wanted to invest in mobile SEO.
I enjoy freelancing, I’ve been able to work on some exciting projects and I have decided to go to the next step create an SEO agency. (By the way, Freelance Folder is awesome, thanks Ritu!) Working on your own is nice but I realize I rather work with other people, it’s important to create a synergy, this leads to better ideas and more effectiveness. I have partnered with an ex-colleague of mine and we’re about to launch our company very soon.
Also, although I don’t have time for blogging, I’ve become more active on Twitter, which I’ve been using to keep in touch with different friends from the SEO industry, since I also spend less time on forums and reading blogs. Here’s my Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/nadirg
I will try and post a blog post with some “tips” regarding SEO consulting and also on how to choose your clients, what you should include in your contracts, etc., I’ve learned quite a lot while working as a freelance, trust me it ain’t always that fun 🙂