Marcus Wong, SEO Strategist – About me
SEOGoodGuys is my SEO Blog where I post about SEO (usually with a local spin) and share a little bit of knowledge (when I’m not busy working on actual client work, or working on my own websites).
SEO is constantly evolving. As long as the search engines continue to refine their algorithm, the rules of the game will change. That is what makes SEO fun and challenging to me.
When I first named the website SEOGoodGuys, it was because I want to “do SEO like a good guy”. That was me, being a little naive. I thought I was being ‘good’ because I used quote-unquote “white hat SEO methods”. Turns out there isn’t any official definitions, rules or laws that separate “White Hat SEO”, or “Grey Hat SEO”, or “Black Hat SEO”. Depending on who you ask, the line between them varies from thin, to non-existent.
I have my own style and philosophy. I prefer to focus on Accessibility, Brand, Trust, and Authority – maximizing SEO’s potential for long term ROI. Some might say I fall within the spectrum of ahem.. “White Hat”.
Marcus Wong, Founder and SEO strategist
I was born and raised in Singapore, and for all the complaints, I really like this country. I managed to get into the Business Management course of Singapore Management University but quit school after a year to get a hands-on experience with business. I became regional sales manager of a wellness company, helped run a local Spa, and eventually stumbled upon SEO.
I started doing manual link building for other SEO companies before learning the other tricks of the search trade. There really isn’t an official course in Singapore dedicated to Search Engine Optimization, so much of my skills are self taught through experience and trial-and-error. I decided to put my knowledge to use for myself and others, so I started SEOGoodGuys. I am now in charge of all SEO related tasks in any project.
(If you run a charity organisation and have a website, I can offer my SEO consulting service pro bono, no strings attached. Singapore has been good to me and I hope I can give back in some ways. I can help drive traffic to your site to get more donations or increase awareness to your cause. I’m only limited to one organisation per month, terms/conditions apply. Do ask me about it and see how I can help.)
I also spend time answering SEO related questions on Quora, so you can ask me questions there if you are a fan of Quora too.
I am also Google Adwords Certified, but since Google rolled out the new Partners program, there is no way to show you my qualifications. Doesn’t matter too much, because I don’t offer any SEM services to the public at the moment.