About Us LEADING THE WAY IN DIGITAL FOR 10 YEARS

Our History

Search Laboratory is an award winning digital marketing agency specialising in Pay-Per-Click (PPC), search engine optimisation (SEO), conversion optimisation and website analytics.

The company was founded by Ian Harris in 2005 in order to provide a more auditable, ethical and statistical approach to PPC and SEO, and to fill the gap in the market for a proper, linguistically faithful approach to multilingual campaign management.

Ian Harris, the CEO and founder, is a true internet innovator. Ian spotted the gap in the market for a robust PPC bid management system whilst acting as Chief Technology Officer for one of the country’s leading web translation software businesses. Ultimately identifying this gap in the market led to the creation of BidLab™ (our proprietary bid management software) and Search Laboratory. The highly analytical and ethical approach taken is unique – we focus on increasing revenue and delivering demonstrable results for our clients. Today, Search Laboratory manages millions of dollars, pounds and euros of our clients‘ online media spend each month.

We employ more than 180 full time staff between our Leeds, London and New York offices including a large team of mother-tongue linguists and search specialists.

All members of the PPC team are degree educated and come mainly from a science or maths background. Our SEO team consists of talented individuals with a broad range of expertise including: Marketing, New Media, PR, Journalism, Creative Writing, International Business and English

Our philosophy

Search Laboratory is an award winning digital marketing agency specialising in Pay-Per-Click (PPC), search engine optimisation (SEO), conversion optimisation and website analytics. We are a global agency with over 250 clients spanning 18 countries and from a broad range of sectors including ecommerce, fashion, technology, B2B, professional services, gaming and many more. Currently managing search engine marketing campaigns in more than 35 languages, Search Laboratory employs a team of in-house linguists at its Leeds HQ.




Directors


IanHarris

Ian Harris

CEO


TimCarr

TIM CARR

Operations Director


Dan

DAN DONOGHUE

Sales Director


angus

Angus Hamilton

CTO


Management Team


James Maccan

JIMMY MCCANN

Head of Digital Strategy


freia

FREIA MUEHLENBEIN

Head of Content & Online PR


tomo

TOM O’ROURKE

Head of SEO Account Management


pete

PETER WHITMARSH

Head of PPC


julia

JULIA DETTLER

Head of Multilingual


robm

Rob Marsden

Head of SEO


sash

SASHA HANAU

Head of Marketing


renae

RENAE JACKSON

Head of HR