Learn about Ardor SEO

A talented digital agency with a global reach

ABOUT ARDOR SEO

Ardor SEO is a digital agency lead by Australian Kris Reid, 'the coolest guy in SEO'. Ardor employs a roster of highly skilled remote professionals - some are based in the US, some in SE Asia and some in Europe. These rock stars are supported by an administrative squad in the Philippines. Together we work as a well-oiled global machine. We specialise in making business websites matter by funneling traffic through highly optimised website pages.

We render your business intentions into search engine optimised website pages. Optimised pages will enjoy increased rankings. Increased rankings brings more traffic. If traffic stays on your pages, reads your content and clicks through to to other pages, your rankings will go even higher.

But traffic is only part of the equation: what good is more traffic if it doesn't convert? Whether your desired conversion is more form inquiries, more newsletter signups, more product sales or even more foot traffic through the door, we will put a plan in place that funnels your increased traffic and makes sure it converts

Types of businesses we work with

The following list broadly describes the type of businesses we've helped boost rankings and conversions by using our services:

  • Global e-commerce: we specialise in Woocommerce and also service Magento and Shopify sites. Most clients typically prefer to target both North American and Western European markets. 
  • Local businesses: local businesses need a different strategy than global ones, with a greater emphasis on ranking a Google My Business Map. These projects are generally set up to let the clients handle their own marketing in-house - simply using smartphone images and video clips.  
  • National vendors: we've guided a few clients as they grew from local operations into national ones, scaling their digital properties in sync with their business growth. 

Interested in working together?

Simply tell us your website URL and then book an appointment directly with Ardor CEO Kris Reid. Kris will process your case and work with our best analysts to clarify your opportunities and map out an action plan. After that it's up to you to decide a course of action. 

More about the Ardor SEO team

Want to go even deeper in getting to know the people you'll be working with over Skype and Trello? Scroll down to learn more about our history and our key team members. 

How the Ardor for Ardor got started

Kris Reid

Kris Reid

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!

2012

• Ardor Backlinks grew and grew fast

• Completely remote business all with remote workers

2013

• 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

2014

• March Ardor Media Factory was launched

• Focused on high quality link development

• Business exploded! We quickly outgrew our office and needed a new location

2015

​• 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

2016

• 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

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2017

​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.

Our Management

Kris Reid CEO

Kris

Founder and CEO

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"Coolest guy in SEO"

matt seo team leader

Matt

SEO Director

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Hailing from Australia, Matt maps out the SEO strategies that send our clients into the rankings stratosphere. After earning his stripes doing enterprise SEO for a major Australian agency, he joined Ardor and has since been developing and implementing custom strategies for every one of our clients. In addition to being a ninja at SEO, Matt works directly with all our clients to keep them updated and answer any questions about their campaign. Our clients love the personal touch Matt brings — expect nothing but clear, easygoing communication that paints a clear picture of a campaign’s progress.

Kim Chief Administrator

Kim

Chief Administrator

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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 Ardor continues running like a well-oiled machine. We’d be lost without her savvy organisational skills. Kim also handles payroll for our global team of digital marketing experts, so it’s thanks to Kim that we’re all well-fed and looked after!

Anil Ramsey SEO Specialist

Anil

Full Stack SEO Specialist

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Born in the Caribbean and raised in Toronto,  Anil accumulated 10+ years across Asia as an editor, web developer and media production manager before hooking up with Team Ardor in Cambodia. At Ardor his mantra is to 'always stay 5 steps ahead': with sharp planning, hands-on know-how and project management savvy, he ensures that the team produces high-end deliverables that make customers happy.  

Dannea content manager

Dannea

Content Manager

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Dannea heads up our content team in the Phillipines, an expert team of writers who know our clients’ industries inside out and produce amazing, conversion-optimised content that has a direct impact on ranking and sales. In addition to being an incredible writer herself, Dannea is passionate about training her team and encouraging them to constantly improve and develop their skills. Outside of work, Dannea enjoys travelling and is a big fan of self-improvement. She’s nuts about positivity and her motto is “when plan A doesn't work, the alphabet still has 25 more letters” — everyone at Ardor loves her attitude and it reflects in the work she produces.

Sean Technical Director

Sean

Technical Director

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Sean manages our team of savvy website developers who keep Ardor’s massive list of authority client sites running in tip-top condition. It’s Sean’s job to make sure that every website we build is not only gorgeous to look at, but is also super secure.

Arpad

SEO Analyst

This Hungarian sharpshooter is our go-to analytics guy. Aside from his SEO chops he's also on the front lines developing high-impact landing pages that convert. When it's time to take your SEO strategy to the next level, look for Arpad's handiwork at the core of the plan.  

Company Culture



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.