David McSweeneySo, a little bit about myself…

My name is David McSweeney. I’m 33 34 years old, live in Glasgow, Scotland and have been involved in web development/SEO for 15 16 years.

I launched my first website way back in 1998.

I’m completely self taught and would consider myself an expert in: –

  • SEO
  • Internet Marketing
  • Web Design/Development
  • PHP Programming
  • Javascript
  • General computery things (Have you tried turning it off and on?)

I’m not bad at graphic design too, but would put myself more in the intermediate bracket!

Oh, and I love to write, which is very handy in today’s content based SEO world.

White Hat SEO

I’m a total advocate of 100% white hat SEO (or 90% according to Ben Cook of Evolve Digital Labs), which in a nutshell is creating great content and building real relationships in your niche.

I’m not into short term tricks – I’m into building organic traffic that will continue to grow and grow year after year.

My Background

Like I said, I’ve been involved in internet marketing/web development for over 15 years and in that time I have: –

  • Launched numerous successful websites
  • Been fully self employed since 2006
  • Founded an internet retail Company which grew (in 5 years) to sales of £2M per annum and employed 25 people
  • Written and developed custom PHP software (ecommerce system, price comparison engine)
  • Written custom wordpress plugins
  • Drunk a ridiculous amount of tea

What Do I Want To Achieve With Top 5 SEO?

I launched this site to share my accumulated knowledge of SEO and internet marketing.

There’s a lot of bad information out there and a lot of poor quality SEO companies which are still using spammy tricks to rank websites short term.

I want to teach you how to do things the right way.

How with the right knowledge and some hard work you can achieve true, long term sustained success on the internet.

Yes, I said hard work.

But for some motivation have a read at the following article…

How I Grew A Niche Affiliate Site From $0 To $3,934 A Month In 6 Months & How You Can Do The Same!

When I’m Not Writing About SEO…

I’m a singer/songwriter and also play guitar and sing in a wedding and function band.

You can check out my facebook page for my music here

I’m also in the process of writing 3 novels…

Where Can You Find Me?

I’m on twitter here.
I’m on google+ here.
I’m on facebook here.


And feel free to shoot me an email to david[at]top5seo.co.uk with any SEO/internet marketing questions you might have.

Oh, and if you’d like to hire me, check out my SEO consultancy page.