Episode 70

Published on:

8th Jun 2020

The One Where We Chat To James Congdon About A Different Kind Of [Recruitment] Link Building

James is a veteran in the SEO industry, combining his love for writing and creativity with the technical side of SEO. Because of his experience and skills through his expansive career, he is now an independent recruiter in the SEO industry.

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • The mistakes James has made with recruiting
  • The traits that a person needs to be good at SEO
  • If you have to be technical and geeky to be successful in the space
  • The balance between creativity and technical wizardry
  • Self-taught versus mentored SEO specialists


About James Congdon:

With almost five years of experience to draw from, James is a highly creative, driven and forward thinking individual who is bursting with both ideas and top-tier media contacts that he regularly leverages to secure coverage and subsequent links from the very pinnacle of media.

He has worked with companies ranging from small start-ups to larger scale ecommerce companies – and a wide selection of some of the world’s largest SEO and content agencies.

A firm advocate of online PR and content marketing for link acquisition and a solid track-record of securing top-tier coverage. He also has experience with planning and implementing fully integrated marketing campaigns and creative content pieces that have delivered an ROI for multiple channels – with the ultimate aim of increasing organic search visibility.


You can find James Congdon on...

Website: https://www.jamescongdon.co.uk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/65559649

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jc_seo1

Blog: http://www.jamescongdon.co.uk/blog/

With Frontier: https://withfrontier.com/

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About the Podcast

The SEO SAS Podcast
Your go to SEO podcast
Whether you think SEO is important or not, you will after this.

SEO SAS (special answering service) is a podcast that delves into individual SEO issues each week.

Hosts Sarah McDowell and Hannah Bryce are two feisty females who love everything SEO. Each week they answer FAQs and provide real-life examples of SEO quandaries alongside handy tips and solutions, in a way that’s easily accessible to everyone.

From SEO novices and dabbling marketing managers, to SEO experts who enjoy listening to passionate debates about the best ways to do SEO, listeners will learn something and laugh... a lot!

About your hosts

Sarah McDowell

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I've been in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for around 10 years, currently working as the SEO Manager at Captivate (part of Global), the world's only growth-orientated podcast host. I am a self-confessed SEO nerd (I find the industry fascinated and love learning how search engines like Google work) and a bit of a podcast addict (with this being the fourth podcast I have hosted). I am also a speaker and trainer. I hope you enjoy this podcast!

Hannah Bryce

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Seriously Excited about Optimisations (is this not my online dating profile?). I love everything SEO, especially a good SEO analogy. SEO Manager by day, at the weekends, when I’m not with Sarah in our podcasting and SEO bubble, you’ll probably find me (literally) with my head in the clouds, up a mountain - with my husband Dom (who hopefully ignores the bit about a dating profile). Cat mum, vegan baker and aspiring photographer in what’s left of my spare time ✌🏻