I have always been obsessed with computers, technology and everything to do with the web. After completing my BSc Honours degree in Multimedia Computing in 2008 I launched my first website which is aimed at helping people earn an extra income from home in their spare time with Kleeneze.
My degree gave me a good understanding of the various technologies that support enterprise websites. I am continually learning new things and putting this knowledge into action with various projects I have on the go in my spare time.
Below is a brief overview of what I do and more information can be found on my LinkedIn profile: Michael Cropper
April 2012 till Present – Code Computerlove
I have recently started work at Code Computerlove as their SEO Manager where it is my responsibility to manage clients SEO strategies and campaigns for both one off jobs and on-going jobs. Can’t really say much more than that at the moment as I have only been here a couple of weeks! But I can say it is a fun place to work with some great people and lots of opportunities to develop nation-wide campaigns for some high profile clients.
April 2010 till March 2012 – The LateRooms Group
Between April 2010 and March 2012 I have been at The LateRooms group which is mostly known for the main brand LateRooms.com. My time here was extremely valuable and enabled me to understand the way large organisations work.
My first task at LateRooms.com was working on the sister brand AsiaRooms.com where I was in charge of the SEO strategy which included launching the site into five Asian languages, Thai, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). This was a great project to work on and was great to work with people around the world and visit their office. The project turned out to be a great success and it set to grow even bigger in the future.
After working at AsiaRooms.com I moved over to Hotels-London.co.uk where I was responsible for the ongoing SEO strategy to help boost the rankings. Working on Hotels-London.co.uk whilst at the same time managing a press release distribution campaign along with still maintaining the rankings for AsiaRooms.com was great fun and gave me a lot of experience with multi-tasking large websites.
Prior to working at The LateRooms Group I was a chef for 7 years at various restaurants in the north west. Natural progression from chef to SEO I think! I started off working in kitchens at the lowest level of washing up whilst at college. Although with no formal training in cookery I soon began to work my way up the ranks.
Within three years I was running my own Sunday carvery cooking and serving food for 250+ people every Sunday on my own. This was a process that had to be spot on to ensure all food was cooked at the correct times including estimating the future demand throughout the day to keep the food topped up. A great fun and high pressure job.
After this I worked in two different pubs/restaurants in the area as the head chef where I was in charge of looking after the ordering, preparation and cooking along with managing the staff who also worked in the kitchen & restaurants.
When I am not working or studying in my spare time (I do a lot of this! I love learning new things and trailing new things on my own projects!) I enjoy practicing Tai Chi and have been doing various martial arts for several years. Tai Chi is a fantastic way to unwind and clear your mind which helps me to remain focused on the important things.
I also go to the gym on a regular basis, go swimming every week and I have also learned to snowboard in 2011!
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