James Finlayson

Head of Search

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James Finlayson is Head of Search at multi award-winning international SEO and Creative Content Marketing agency, Verve Search.

Formerly a lawyer, James took on SEO as a geeky hobby on the side. In his spare time, he’d rank his friends’ websites for competitive legal terms just to see if he could. Eventually, solicitors noticed and the rest, as they say, is history.

James has talked internationally at conferences including the Online Business Makeover, Fresh Business Thinking Live, the Digital Marketing Show, Search London, Digitalisation of Marketing (Oslo) BrightonSEO and SMX. His passion for pushing the creative limits, testing and cross-examining data shines through in his fervor to share knowledge.

Verve Search specialises in international SEO & Content Marketing campaigns for medium and large businesses, currently servicing clients in 10 different countries. In 2015 Verve Search was named the Best Small SEO Agency in the UK, as well as the Best Small SEO Agency in Europe.