Where Only Results Count
Ardor is super-fast growing digital marketing company that is committed to bringing our clients to the forefront of the online marketplace and high up the ranks of search results.
We put the easy in search engine optimization and take out the guesswork while providing measurable data. We understand the value of an online presence, reputation, and visibility for the businesses of the 20th century, and we make sure our clients get the attention they deserve through the right digital marketing strategies. From the real world to the virtual world, we pave the way and help you reach your online goals.
Here is how the Ardour for Ardor started...
Coolest guy in SEO
It was the small things that made the journey worthwhile.
Hi, my name is Kris Reid, founder and CEO of Ardor.
I am originally from Brisbane, Australia. I studied software Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology. Pretty much, as soon as I graduated, I moved to London to work in Finance for some very big names including Euroclear and Visa Europe.
When the financial crisis hit, I lost my job as near everyone in finance and headed back to Australia with my tail between my legs. I had always built desktop applications so I wanted to learn web programming.
I decided to build a simple online game called Mob Warrior. As the game came to fruition, I thought how do I get people to the website to play the game. I started to learn about search engine optimisation. This marked the inception of what will be Ardor.
When did it all start?
On fifth of April in 2010, autobacklinkservice.com was started. This was our first backlink service. A very simple Forum Profile backlink Service. The service was working great! A few months later we acquired a domain from another backlink service backlinkservices.com. Then a few months later bluebacklinks.com.
Running 3 different brands became unsustainable. We needed to amalgamate under one brand 27th of September 2011 Ardor Backlinks was born!
• Ardor Backlinks grew and grew fast
• Completely remote business all with remote workers
• Moved to Davao and opened our first office at Matina Crossing.
• Ardor Content founded our Content Development System
• Started the foundation of higher quality links under the brand Ardor Ranking
• March Ardor Media Factory was launched
• Focused on high quality link development
• Business exploded! We quickly outgrew our office and needed a new location
• Opened a 2nd office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Expanded our services to include full service SEO
• Developed more efficiency in link building with an ever expanding team
• Had significant growing pains and finding the right people.
• Eventually found the perfect solution with very experienced, professional remote staff in the Philippines that could provide SEO in Davao.
• Continuing to expand our SEO products / services and team
This year has had dramatic change already. We’ve disbanded the Phnom Penh office with everyone in Cambodia now working remotely. We’re continuing to expand with remote workers having to leaders of our linking team working remotely, leaders of our content team working remotely and all new SEOs also remote.
Rapid growth with more people handling lead generation, full-service SEO and improved business model. We need to improve efficiency in communication and business processes.
It’s going to be a super fun and exciting year ahead with much to do and plenty to learn.
Founder and CEO
"Coolest guy in SEO"
Aussie Matt Canty maps out the strategies that send our clients into the rankings stratosphere. After earning his stripes doing enterprise SEO for a major Australian agency, he joined Ardor to apply custom strategies for every one of our clients. Matt works directly with all clients - expect clear, easygoing communication that paints a clear picture of campaign’s progress.
Kim serves as the all-encompassing lead of our Davao operational headquarters. She’s in charge of hiring staff, managing projects, overseeing quality control and making sure the operation continues running like a well-oiled machine.
Full Stack SEO Specialist
“I’m from Toronto Canada, and have previously worked in editorial, web development,technical writing and project management. At Ardor, I bundle those skills together to develop new products, improve the workflows of existing ones, and help client websites exceed their targets. Outside of work I’m into weightlifting, creative blogging and mountain biking. Such hobbies help keep me sharp – SEO is constantly changing with new updates, trends and strategies. Every week seems like a new chapter in an ongoing adventure story”.
“Bitten by the Travel bug and happy about it. Nuts about productivity and positivity. A huge fan of internet and mobile technology. Anime Fanatic. Wholeheartedly believes that "small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results." Oh, and when plan A doesn't work, the alphabet still has 25 more letters. Let's stay cool!”
Sean manages a team of savvy website developers who keep Ardor’s massive list of authority client sites running in tip-top condition. They are defenders of security, publishers of snazzy content and builders of websites that really pop.
Ardor is all about providing our clients high-quality services while nurturing camaraderie and strong business value within our team. Our clients rely on us to help them succeed online. We rely on our employees to help us deliver what our customers need and expect. This is why we deliberately nurtured a company culture that engages employees and encourages them to make bold decisions and face smart risks head on.
We set out to build the right team of diverse people and provide them with the tools and support they need to meet challenges and succeed. Because when they do, they push Ardor forward, helping the company take the lead in the competition.
Some of Our Awesome Team
Remote Team Leader
"Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. In every day, there are 1,440 minutes that means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
Englishman Sam Mortimer is a multi-skilled project manager that handles client accounts to ensure that they meet their ranking goals.
Assistant to the Manager
Kary is an IT sharpshooter who helps manage Ardor’s vast library of websites. He also provides technical quality control, and assists the Chief Administrator with management support.
Hannah's Introduction comes here
Content Team Lead/Editor
“Content is King, words are its army and Ardor its strategist. And I’ve been watching too many battle movies.”