About Go Fish Digital

Go Fish Digital was founded in 2005, and we’ve spent a decade and a half performing Search Engine Optimization, Online Reputation Management, Content Marketing, Website Design & Development, and Paid Advertising services for our amazing clients.

Who we are

We’re a team of technical marketers and creative thinkers helping companies attract more attention online, build more traffic to websites, improve their reputations, and obtain more conversions. We have offices in both Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C. Though we’re settled on the East Coast, we work with clients around the world.

We won our industry’s largest awards on our 10th anniversary in 2015, coming home from the Landy awards with the Best SEO Campaign. It’s safe to say that was exciting, but that was just the beginning. We’ve since taken home awards for Best SEO Agency, Best Content Campaign, Best B2B Campaign, Best Retail SEO, and many others.

What we do

Go Fish Digital works with some of the largest brands, franchises, and CEOs but we don’t forget about the little fish. We also help fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses with their digital marketing needs.

Above all else, we make client success our top priority at Go Fish Digital. Everything we do is driven around what it will take to help our clients reach their goals. Our insistence on excellence and our focus on delivering high-quality service in every component of our work to deliver results is our commitment to our clients.

We strive to be data-driven and stay a step ahead of what is occurring in the digital landscape. This helps keep our campaigns fresh and unique, and future-proofs us against both user-behavior and algorithm changes. We build thoughtful but nimble strategies, and execute them with full transparency to our work.

We pride ourselves on responsive communication, exceptional project management, complete transparency, and an ethical approach to all of our marketing services. Our agency is full of talented, leading experts who value providing our clients with unique, effective digital marketing strategies.

The Go Fish Digital Team

Alisa Malychev

SEO Team

Alison Iddings

Web Development Team

Ally Mickler

SEO Team

Anna Dierksheide

Project Management Team

Anna Schecterson

Design Team

Audrey Small

Content Team

Aulbrie London

Project Management Team

Bekkah Vidal

SEO Team

Bill Slawski

SEO Team

Full Bio

With more than 20 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 posts. 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.


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.

Blake Compton

Design Team

Bre Lewis

Content Team

Brent Wallace

Web Development Team

Brian Gorman

Director, SEO

Full Bio

Brian Gorman is a Director at Go Fish Digital with expertise in website migration, backlink auditing, and Google penalty removal/recovery. He leads the Go Fish SEO team, working with industry-leading clients such as GEICO, The New York Times, Airbnb, and Marriott. He is also the architect of Go Fish Digital’s in-house SEO training program. Additionally, Brian is skilled in WordPress, Magento, htaccess, and RegEx.


Brian Gorman can be found online at:


Brian Patterson

CEO, Co-Founder

Full Bio

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’s 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.

Brian Turk

PPC Team

Candice Lyna

Project Management Team

Caroline Watkins

Content Team

Cecily Sonner

SEO Team

Chris Long

SEO Team

Dan Hinckley

CTO, Co-Founder

Full Bio

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.

Daniel Russell


Full Bio

Daniel is one of the fastest rising stars in the digital marketing industry. In just the last year, his innovative work for clients was featured in The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Yahoo News, and Inc. He has also covered innovative marketing and growth techniques as a featured speaker at Mozcon, Inbound, Google I/O DC, Search Insider Summit, DMAW Digital Day, MASB Summit, and NetSquared.

Daniel graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics and History and received his J.D. from George Mason School of Law. He is also a licensed attorney.

Danielle Boone

Director, Project Management

Full Bio

Danielle Boone is a Director at Go Fish Digital where she specializes in PPC, SEO, content marketing and CRO. With over a decade of marketing know-how, Danielle has become an industry-recognized expert, and has represented Go Fish Digital as a featured speaker at High Five and Confluence Conference. Her client experience ranges from innovating CPC-reducing strategies for La-Z-Boy and Electrolux to boosting the organic market share of Joybird and Empire Today. In addition to her roles at Go Fish Digital, Danielle sits on the board of the Triangle AMA. She is also Google Ad and Analytics certified.

Emily Berry

Director, Content

Full Bio

Emily Berry is a Director at Go Fish Digital where she heads up the content marketing and link building teams, and specializes in creative digital strategies, viral content, and PR outreach. Her team’s work for clients has been featured in nearly every major news outlet including ESPN, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, Forbes, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, ABC, and NBC. Emily graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and is also Google Ad certified.

Erica Prush

Content Team

Greg Zwickl

Project Management Team

Jaz Thatch

Project Management Team

Jillian Fellows

Content Team

Kailee Edsall

SEO Team

Kalina MacKay

Content Team

Kat Edwards

SEO Team

Kathleen Slater

Project Management Team

Kelly Williams

Employee Experience Manager

Kristen Mitchell

Design Team

LaRhonda Sparrow

Copywriting Team

Laurentiu Danu

Web Development Team

Leeanna Cota

Project Management Team

Léo Pinon

PPC Team

Luke Beeson

Business Development

Matt Parker

SEO Team

Melissa Borto


Mike Miller

Content Team

Raphael Peterson

SEO Team

RJ Wilson


Samantha Hughes

Reputation Management Team

Stewart Fussell

SEO Team

Tina Irizarry

Content Team

Tommy Glasgow

Reputation Management Team

Torie Otteson

Reputation Management Team

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2018 Award Wins

The Landy Awards 2016

Best Use of Search - Health
Best Use of Content Marketing

US Search Awards 2016

America's Fastest Growing
Private Companies #2420

2019 Award Wins

US Search Awards 2017

Best Large SEO Agency
Best Use of Search - Finance
Best Use of Search - Real Estate & Property
Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign

Indigo Design Awards 2017

1 Gold
3 Silver
2 Bronze

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