SEO & Digital Marketing Experience

Witch Hazel has helped to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing strategies for some of the UK's leading websites in recruitment, property, retail, education and entertainment.

Principals

Nick Witcher - Managing Director

Nick began his Internet career in 1998 with the world's leading computer games website gamesdomain.com (now owned by Yahoo). Nick set up the European advertising sales team for Gamesdomain and increased revenue by 600% within 7 months. In 2000 Nick was headhunted by Vivendi Universal to head up the UK operation of their premier online gaming brand WON.net.

Since 2002 Nick has worked in a variety of industries and has adapted his digital marketing and SEO expertise with great success, leading to massive increases in online sales revenue and profits for his previous employers.

In 2007 Nick decided it was time to work for himself and Witch Hazel was born on 4th June 2007.

Wayne Hazell - Technical Director

Wayne started off at ZDNet UK in 1996 writing and making websites for national publications including PC Magazine UK and PC Direct (Both, sadly, RIP). An early supporter of the open source movement he had a monthly Linux column in PC Mag back in '98.

Practising what he preached ZD UK's online properties were grown from simple, static reprints of magazine content to modern dynamic sites with database backends and a comprehensive suite of internal tools built on open source software.

It all went wrong for Ziff Davis at the turn of the century so Wayne went to work at agencies in London and Brighton expanding his LAMP skillset with modern Javascript and CSS .

In recent years Wayne has become increasingly focused on search, social and location based technologies.

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