We do things differently.
Conquering the Digital Space
So this is where we change things up a bit. Dominate SEO is an SEO agency built by business owners first, marketers second. We’ve been on the other side of the fence. We know how it is. You want transformation. You want results. You also want transparency and clarity. Most of all though, you want to see hard mahi. This we can do.
You see, there is no magic formula or secret algorithm that we know and others don’t. Conquering the digital space simply comes down to hard mahi. So if you’re up for it, so are we.
This is our Why. Why we started this business. Why we do what we do.
Ever had a catch-up WIP meeting with your agency where they roll through a mindlessly boring agenda, reading each item word for word, and casting praise on their own vague, ambiguous digital activities? Yeah, that’s not us.
The lack of transparency amongst the marketing and digital sector is a well-worn tale.
We want your trust. And to gain that, we know it is all about being real. Sometimes being real means more of the bad than the good, but that’s ok, because we know we’ll win the long game. Clarity, simplicity, and openness are at the heart of how we approach our own internal team development and relationships. And if it’s good enough for them, then it’s certainly good enough for our clients.
To us, professionalism means that if you pay us to fulfill a goal, then we will bust our ass to ensure you get what you pay for. We’ve been on the other side of the fence as the client. What we want to see from the service provider is that they’re working just as hard on the business, as we are.
So, how will you gauge our professionalism? Simple, because compared to all the other SEO players out there, we’ll work harder, we’ll be more committed to the cause, and we’ll genuinely be fully immersed in the intricacies of your business. No more token shit.
We’ve said this more than once or twice on our site but our SEO approach is not about securing long retainer-type setups where the goalposts regularly shift. Respect for the client means that we get the job done, as fast as we can, and as cost-effective for you as possible. There’s no BS, we go in, we nail the brief, we go out. And then we leave the decision as to what the future looks like and whether that continues to involve Dominate SEO, to you.
Respect also extends to how we educate you around what we are working on and why we are working on it. Talking in simple, non-technical language is designed to maximise understanding, but also allows for faster learning and accountability.
Dominate SEO was founded by Chuck and Rich who definitely are not 2 peas in a pod. One is an ageing metrosexual whose previous life was as a matador in Spain, the other was a seriously good rugby player back in the day (better than Jock Hobbs, he says) who has many claims to fame including bringing Suzanne Paul and Natural Glow to the NZ public.
On a serious note (and of course you can always check out their LinkedIn profiles), what both did have in common were a similar set of values in life and business, that both felt were missing from digital marketing, website, and SEO agencies they had dealt with over the course of their careers. With a couple of gun web developers who had previously worked with both, by their side – Dominate SEO was born. To be honest, there’s more to the story, but it’s much more interesting over a whisky or beer.
Meet the Team
Unlike other agencies, when we work for you, we are literally all-in. You get the A-Team each and every minute of your project.
Founder and SEO Jedi Master
Charles Pludthura is our project lead with a rich history of helping organisations of all sizes across NZ, Australia and North America dominate their online space. When it comes to the digital space, having Chuck on your side is like having that blob of ice-cream on your hot apple pie. It makes it way better. And as you’ll also find out, he loves coffee and beer, enjoys WIP meetings over yum cha, is an NBA fanatic and a tragic NZ Warriors supporter.
Founder and Biz Dev Boss
Richard Adams tells it like it is. You might not always like it, but that’s how he builds trust. What you don’t get in most digital project teams is the person who speaks like you and understands technology like you. That’s Rich. And whether it’s talking to potential businesses who may need help, or clients who need a 3rd voice experienced in business growth, Rich is your man. He also loves whisky. And dogs.
Web Designer & SEO Analyst
Carl Enriquez is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Just as well then that he’s also incredibly talented in the web space and works for us. With a knack for making things look amazing on screen and putting great readable content together, you’ll want to keep Carl on your team forever. But you can’t because he’s ours. We don’t know what he likes as he likes his privacy, our Carl, but taking a stab at it, pretty sure he is into his music and Roast Pork.
Web Developer & Systems Administrator Specialist
Undoubtedly, with the coolest name in the SEO industry, Shakespeare Calibo is our very own Keith Richards. Wearing many-a-hat, including being a Professor of the Web, Shakes works seamlessly with Carl and Chuck to ensure all the technical stuff happens which most people have no idea about. Like Carl, our man Shakes also has a great eye for design, producing work that Google salivates over. Big fan of muscle shakes and cocktails.
Ready to dominate the first page of Google?
Chuck & Richard (and the rest of our awesome team) are ready to begin the SEO conversation for your website.