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60 seconds with… Harry Ward, SEM specialist

Hello Harry, how’s your day going?

Fine thanks, settling back in after a glorious weekend in the sun – no I wasn’t on holiday, the UK actually had sun in April!

SEM Specialist sounds very technical and complicated – what does your day to day job involve?

Well I like to tell people it’s complicated, but my day is mainly spent manning the red phones looking after client websites to make sure they are performing as well as they can in search engines. I like to think of myself as their sword and shield in the ever changing battle ground of the Google arena…but there’s no secret to it really. A lot of my time is spent looking at tables and graphs to see what advantage a client can gain to increase their ranking and convert website traffic.

What were you doing before joining us at PW towers?

Before I was graced with the opening doors of PracticeWEB I was working as an SEM executive at a much smaller digital marketing agency outside Bath. It’s great to work for a bigger company with more client challenges, and there are some great opportunities where I can really help make a difference (and I quite enjoy the 1 hour commute to work too!)

And finally… number 5 on eHarmony’s list of 15 first date questions is: Favourite movie of all time? Why so? So, go on then…

Despite being a massive Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fan, my favourite movie of all time has to be a toss up between Inception and Shutter Island – not your typical rated ‘best  film’ but I like any movie that’s confusing and has a good plot twist – and it gives me an excuse to watch it a second time!

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