David Galvin

SEO Manager

Meet David Galvin

Having worked in the SEO industry since 2017, David has a wealth of experience behind him. As a result of his years of experience combined with his passion for Leeds SEO, he can drive businesses and recognise opportunities that others overlook! In his spare time, David enjoys hiking and also has a passion for all things Linux based.

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About David Galvin

As an SEO Manager, I assist clients with SEO strategies, conduct detailed SEO audits, and drill down into data to uncover opportunities. Besides doing on-page SEO, I also specialise in page speed optimisation, outreach, technical optimisation, and improving site structure.


How did you get into the industry?

Having worked in sales since 2009, I began working for a digital marketing agency in 2017 in a business development role, helping clients identify SEO opportunities. After engaging with the SEO team and clients for many months, I learned both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of SEO and became fascinated by the process. My job became a passion and I started building my own websites to apply what I had learnt.


What’s your favourite part of your job?

Let’s be honest, there is no better feeling than seeing your client’s website in the top position. It’s rewarding seeing the rankings start to climb, but the real payoff is when they reach the top, especially in industries with a lot of competition.


Everyone at Gorilla is nice (even John sometimes) and the biscuit jar is what keeps me coming back. 


What do you like to do outside of work?

To be honest, I’m a massive nerd and I’m not ashamed to admit it! I love computer networking and self-hosting applications. Yes, I’m one of those people with a server at home and a network rack with enterprise routers and switches in.


My favourite thing to do when I’m not being a nerd is to go hiking and spend time in the mountains. I love just how small and insignificant it makes you feel in comparison to the landscape. Snowdon is one of my favourites. It’s breathtaking and truly an asset to North Wales, I think I’ve climbed it under every condition and it’s surprising just how busy the summit is at 4 am in the morning.


Tell us the most interesting fact you know

Oh my, toothpaste can kill a rat. Yes, it’s true, about 37 grams should do the job. This is because toothpaste contains Sodium Fluoride which is the active ingredient in rat poison.


So all those times your parents said “don’t swallow the toothpaste” now you know why.


What’s your favourite film / tv show?

For a movie I would have to say, The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan. I’m a big fan of his moves but I would have to say The Prestige is one of the best ones he’s done. This movie has a great story, and I had no idea how it would end. Tesla’s appearance in the film was an excellent addition to the film’s characters.


For a TV Show, I’d have to say Lost. Yes, yes I know, the ending was a bit of a let down but I love everything about this show. I love how the plot points interweave to make a bigger story, I’ve watched it an unhealthy amount of times.


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Lapland in the winter, with family and friends. When I went there a few years ago, it was by far the best holiday I have ever had. It was so nice to spend quality time with family, just chilling in the evening with a fire, looking out the window at the snow-covered landscape and the occasional glimpse of the Aurora Borealis when the skies were clear.


What’s on the menu for your last meal on death row?

Call me boring, but I’d have to go with steak and chips, grilled mushrooms, and peppercorn sauce.