About Me

My name is Darren McManus. I’m an experienced SEO Consultant with 10 years experience helping companies in Ireland, the US and UK to supercharge their organic traffic and conversions.

My Background

I am an SEO Consultant with 10 years experience working with top US, Irish and UK-based organizations across a range of sectors.

I initially worked for 2 years in-house as a Digital Marketing Executive with one of Ireland’s biggest and most trusted brands, Dublin Airport, where I was responsible for digital marketing and web analytics.

I moved on to spend 4 years working with one of Ireland’s leading digital agencies, Arekibo, during which time I worked on award-winning Search Engine Optimisation strategies with some of Ireland and the UK’s most recognisable businesses.

After that I moved back to my home county of Galway  and set up my own SEO consultancy business and with a focus on assisting businesses in the west of Ireland in getting on the Digital Marketing ladder alongside working as Search Engine Optimization Manager at Adaptive & Co.

In October 2022, I joined Velocity Growth as Head of SEO where I have worked primarily with US-based organizations (mainly startups) like Safely.com, Knowi.com and DrinkMoment.com to boost their organic presence, traffic and conversions.

Outside of SEO, my interests include hiking, running, cycling, travelling, fantasy premier league, ecology & rewilding, and learning new things (just finished a course in woodworking and another in ecology and currently learning Spanish).

Why work with me?

Unlike many digital marketing consultants, I don’t try to offer all the digital marketing services under the sun. I have broad experience and understanding of all aspects of digital marketing but in terms of the services I offer, I stick to my 2 areas of expertise – SEO and Web Analytics – and dedicate my time to keeping up to date and mastering the latest updates and trends in those 2 specific niches, rather than attempting to cover all bases.

I don’t outsource or delegate any work. I work on a project by project basis and guarantee that I will personally undertake your Analytics or SEO project from start to finish myself. This is not a guarantee you will get from many other consultants or agencies where very often the senior team does the pitch and hands over the implementation to junior teams or outsources some aspects of the work.

I’ve got over 5 years experience working on SEO and Web Analytics projects both in-house and agency side. I’ve worked with countless different organisations of all sizes across all industries using all different kinds of content management systems and platforms. 

All SEO and Analytics projects are different so I don’t offer a set menu of prices for my services. I do, however, provide detailed estimates for work (free of charge) on a projected time and materials basis. I charge a 50% fee upfront and the remainder on completion. If I spend less time than estimated on your project, I’ll only charge you for that amount on completion, not the full initial estimate, and I’ll never charge for additional time where initial requirements haven’t changed.

Has your website been affected by a recent Google algorithm update?​

I have extensive experience in helping organizations recover from algorithm hits. Get in touch to discuss how I can help you get back on track.​