About Go Fish Digital

Thought Leadership, Applied.

Go Fish Digital is a Northern Virginia-based digital marketing agency celebrating our 10-year anniversary.  We specialize in technical and creative applications of Search Engine Optimization and Online Reputation Management.  Our experience ranges from working with some of the largest brands, franchises, and CEOs to helping small businesses increase inbound leads.  We pride ourselves on responsive communication, professional project management, and complete transparency and ethics with all of our marketing services.  Our agency is proud of the leading experts who choose to work here and the value we provide to our clients and their customers.

Industry publications

Speaking events

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National Press

A Few Of Our Clients

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Testimonials

Responsive – Reliable – Reasonable… a truly professional organization that understands their customers needs. Their ability to deliver on-time and within budget is most refreshing.

Jim Smith - Chief of Staff, Mercy Medical Airlift

Working with Go Fish Digital has been a phenomenal experience. We can count on them to deliver unique and creative solutions to our ongoing Marketing needs irrespective of platform or technology.

Jeff Lawrence - Director of Online Marketing, Online Trading Academy

They understand SEO and the secrets of Google search beyond any firm I’ve previously used.

Rob McGovern - Founder, Careerbuilder.com & Jobfox

We are extremely happy with our partnership with Go Fish Digital after hiring the company for SEO services in early 2014. They are always responsive to our needs, patient with our questions, and so creative with their campaigns. We have found the best fit for our company in Go Fish Digital, and we recommend their services to any business looking for an authoritative and responsive SEO company.

Therese Howe - Reston Limo

I found the Go Fish team to be highly responsive, results driven, and methodical in their approach to online reputation management. The strategy was sound, yet flexible in times of event-driven media coverage. I recommend Go Fish without hesitation and look forward to partnering with them again.

Addison Smith - Sphere Consulting

The Go Fish Digital team consistently increased our website visitors and search ranking.  They developed and implemented original ideas and delivered on what was promised.  And they meshed very well with our existing marketing department.  I would recommend their services to any marketing department.

Pace Barker - Carlyle Group

Careers

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Brian Patterson

PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

Brian is a Partner and co-founder of Go Fish Digital.  With over ten years of digital marketing experience, he has a track record which includes working with some of the world largest organizations and top websites.  He is a contributing author to Search Engine Land, Moz, and MediaPost. Brian is one of the foremost experts in online reputation management and is regularly featured in local and national outlets.  (For press inquiries please contact press@gofishdigital.com).

Brian is a graduate of George Mason University and lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife and three children.

Brian can be found online at:

Twitter: @brianspatterson
LinkedIn: /BrianSPatterson
Slideshare: /brianspatterson

Notable Publications:

Fix Your Online Reputation | Kiplinger
4 Ways to Increase Your Positive Yelp Reviews | Fox Business
5 Free Deep Reputation Management Checking Tools | Search Engine Land
Google Autocomplete: Your Personal Brand’s First Impression | Search Engine Land
How Google Autocomplete Can Affect Your Brand’s SEO & ORM Strategy | Search Engine Land
Our Online Reputation Management Playbook | Moz

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Dan Hinckley

PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

Dan specializes in innovative digital marketing solutions, brand strategy, and technical web development and support. He works in step with clients to manage SEO, ORM, Conversion Rate Optimization, and website design and development projects, from start to finish. He is Google Analytics Certified and leads the Google AdWords programs.

Dan began his career in brand strategy management before transitioning into IT consulting for the US Government. These experiences uniquely position him to develop comprehensive strategies for SEO that span across branding and IT domains.

Ten years of SEO experience have made Dan a seasoned industry veteran in tune with the latest capabilities. As a consultant, his clients have included GEICO, AAG, American Petroleum Institute, Marriott, US Department of Defense, US State Department, George Mason University, and Penn State University among others.

Dan can be found online at:

Twitter: @dhinckley
LinkedIn: /danielhinckley

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Mike Moriarty

Partner

Mike leads Go Fish Digital’s media relations, market strategy, and new business.  He has a passion for helping people build and improve their brands through digital marketing.

Prior to joining Go Fish Digital he was a New Business Manager at the full service digital agency STEAK, in Covent Garden, London (acquired by Dentsu, Inc).  He began his career in digital marketing seven years ago working on the forefront of combining traditional public relations with digital marketing at PRWeb/Vocus (acquired by Cision).  He is a Washington, DC area native (Gonzaga High School graduate) and lives in Falls Church, VA.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/moriartymike/

Recent Publications:
http://uberoffices.com/5-sales-strategies-startups-without-leads/

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Bill Slawski

Director of search marketing

With more than 18 years of SEO experience and a Juris Doctor Degree, Bill is the foremost expert on Google’s patents as related to SEO. Bill is the Editor of SEO by the Sea, a prominent search engine optimization blog, where he is the author of over 1,000 publications. Bill’s experience includes Fortune 500 brands and some of the largest websites in the world. Bill is a contributing author for Moz and Search Engine Land.  In 2014, he spoke at industry leading conferences  about topics including search engine algorithms, universal and blended search, personalization in search, search and social, and duplicate content problems.

Recent Speaking Events

2014

PubCon-(Las Vegas) “Semantic Web, Knowledge Graph, and Other Changes to SERPS – A Google Semantic Timeline”
SMX-East (New York) “Hummingbird & The Entity Revolution – Knowledge and Search, Two Swords Sharpening One Another”
Semantic Tech and Business (San Jose) “Semantic Search”

2015

SMX-West (San Jose)

Recent Publications

http://gofishdigital.com/music-lyrics-ads-answer-boxes-google/
http://moz.com/blog/unraveling-panda-patterns
http://www.seobythesea.com/2015/01/direct-answers-extracting-text-from-pages/

Recommendations:

Matt McGee

Editor-In-Chief at Marketing Land

Bill is one of the kindest and most reliable guys I know — always ready with a compliment or word of encouragement. Beyond that, he’s also one of the smartest! A lot of us know and do search marketing, but none of us come at it with the understanding of the theory behind search algorithms that Bill has developed through tireless research into patent applications and similar scientific documents. He does us all a big service via his blog!

Mark Traphagen

Senior Director of Online Marketing at Stone Temple Consulting

While I have not worked with Bill, I have engaged with him regularly via social media for two years now, and he and I both spoke at a conference together. I have come to rely on Bill as at true expert in the field of SEO; one of my most reliable sources of information.

In SEO, there are tons of people who claim to know what they are talking about. Bill is one of the relative few who backs up what he says with intensive research and testing, and is able to provide real data. For that reason, he is one of my top go-to resources when I really need to know “what’s what.”

Bill has always impressed me with his knowledge, thoroughness, and integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of the services he can provide.

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Kat Haselkorn

New Media Manager

Declared the “Social Media Guru” by the Washington Post, Kat has significantly increased the online presence of brands through customized social media campaigns and innovative content marketing techniques. Kat is a featured writer for The Huffington Post and her work has appeared in The Examiner, Buzzfeed, Yahoo!, Jezebel, The Washington Post, and many other high-profile publications.

Kat holds a B.A. in Psychology with Honors from The University of Chicago.

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Devin Holmes

Design Lead

Devin Holmes is an award winning graphic designer with over six years of experience. This year his work won the CSS Reel Award for design. Devin works on projects for GEICO, George Mason University, Penn State University, American Advisors Group, Carlyle Group, EverycarListed.com, and many more.

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