Martin Benes

SEO & Marketing Enthusiast 

4+ years of SEO experience in agency and inhouse
Currently hyper-competitive industry of iGaming
Based in Malta, managing several brands

About Me

Highly motivated, enthusiastic and solution-focused SEO professional with data driven approach. I obtain great interpersonal and management skills which helps me to deal with stakeholders at the daily meetings. I have a solid industry experience and background of analytical thinking which allows me to lead monthly sprint meetings and plan workload for several internal team members.

To mention my university education, I hold a degree with focus on Applied Informatics and Multimedia. During my studies, I learned working under pressure and tight deadlines, since I was running my projects and working fulltime while attending the daily lectures. My final thesis "SEO audit and content analysis of the selected website" was nominated by the faculty among the top ones.

My Publications

My articles and research have been published on several SEO related blogs, such as SEMrush, MarketingProfs, Search Engine People, SEO Hacker or MladýPodnikatel (CZ). I have been also featured on Pickaweb's round-up among other experts.

I'm keen on being featured in more expert round-ups. Let me know if you are doing one. I will contribute.

My Professional Skills

I'm currently working as SEO Manager in the hyper-competitive industry of iGaming at Highlight Media Group. Previously, I have been taking care of all on-page and off-page optimization at Betsson Group, a 2nd largest employer in Malta. Besides SEO, I have a strong knowledge of other online marketing fields, such as email marketing, web analytics, design & UX, copywriting, e-commerce and PPC.

I believe in data driven approach based on insights from several different tools. After gathering the data, I use Excel at advanced level (conditional formating, nested functions, pivot tables) to plan actionable steps for the team.

  • 4+ years in Search Engine Optimization
  • Planning workload for internal team members
  • Leading monthly sprint meetings
  • Degree in Applied Informatics and Multimedia
  • Bachelor thesis "SEO audit and content analysis of the selected website"
  • Proud member of Mensa Czech Republic
  • Google Analytics and AdWords Certified
  • Experience in creating SEO strategies across Europe
  • Skilled Technical and On-Page SEO Auditor
  • Contributing author to several SEO magazines
  • Familiar with SQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Google Analytics & GSC

90%

I use Google tools every day. They help me discover tech issues, for example during SEO tech auditing.

SEO Tools

90%

I have experience with most of the major tools, such as MOZ, SEMrush, Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, SearchMetrics or Majestic.

HTML & CSS

70%

Besides SEO, I enjoy coding too. This WP site would look much different without the custom HTML and CSS lines of code.

SQL & Python

50%

I'm learning PostgreSQL and Python in my free time, since knowledge of this skill is becoming more important.


My Career Experience

SEO Manager • Highlight Media Group • 3/2018 - Present

Fully responsible for workload of five internal team members. Leading monthly sprint planning. Owning all SEO related tasks for 15 sites with main focus on DE, US, FI and NO.

SEO Specialist • Actum Digital • 8/2016 – 2/2017

Key point of contact regarding SEO. Directly dealing with clients, presenting, responsible for search performance and organic visibility. Agency with 200+ employees.

Jnr. Online Mktg. Specialist • Nevychova • 8/2014 – 6/2015

Responsible for webinars acquisition channel, presenting results to owners, working with 50 000+ database of subscribers.

SEO Specialist • Betsson Group • 2/2017 – 3/2018

Large scale sites with average of 1 mil monthly visits. Responsible for on-site and off-site activities for 5 brands in 9 markets with main focus on UK, FI, NO and SE.

Online Mktg. Specialist • Sebekoucem.cz • 7/2015 – 8/2016

Own projects in the field of personal development. Responsible for all online efforts including SEO, emailing, web design, analytics and social.

For more information about my experience check out my LinkedIn profile »

Freelance SEO Work: Besides my career, I have also been working for several exciting projects as a freelancer. Let me know if you need SEO help for your project. All info here »

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What I Do Besides Work

From all activities, I enjoy scuba diving the most. I've recently completed my Rescue Scuba Diver Course and I'm also an Emergency First Responder. Being 30m underwater is a great way of relaxing and gaining more energy for my highly demanding and stressful job.

Get in Touch

I'd be happy to chat about anything regarding SEO. Whether you have an amazing job opportunity for me or want to know more about my professional career, feel free to get in touch with me!

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martin@benes.me

+356 7922 6408

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© Martin Beneš 2018
Header Photo: Tomáš Kondělka