The Search Ninjas is a boutique Internet marketing agency located in Baltimore, Maryland. We specialize in developing and implementing a digital strategy that will result in your business looking more professional on the web, and generating more business as a result. If your website isn’t giving your visitors a positive impression of your brand because it is old, outdated, or neglected, then you are probably in need of our services.
If your website doesn’t currently rank well on major search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo!, then you are probably in need of our services.
If your website isn’t generating leads for either of the previously mentioned two reasons, or for any other reason why you’re not getting enough business from the web, then you are probably in need of our services. 🙂
Our clients include law firms, CPA’s, doctors offices, and other types of businesses nationwide. Founded in 2012 by George Murphy, we are made up of web developers, content writers, search engine optimization specialists, and other marketers who possess the expertise and experience to be considered effective “ninjas”.
Also known as “Murph” and “that ninja guy”, George Murphy has been doing website design and search engine optimization since 1999. During his senior year at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD, after reading countless articles and DIY guides about website design, he developed his first website- a site which sold imported designer fabrics on the Internet.
The website was built using an early version of Dreamweaver, way before the days of WordPress and 1-hour-websites. He spent his free time promoting the website to local businesses, such as car upholstery shops and clothing stores who would be interested in buying the fabric in bulk. After a few months, he realized that cold calling local businesses and showing up with free samples was effective, but how could the website be marketed to more people, in less time, and throughout the country?
This was around the days when Altavista and Yahoo! were gaining more popularity. This crazy concept where someone could go on one web page, type in what they were searching for, and this majestic website would generate pages and pages of results. These results were other websites on the “World Wide Web” that had the information that a user was looking for, or offered the service or product that they were shopping for. So George read more about something called “search engine optimization”. How could he get his fabric website to the top of Yahoo! and Altavista for keywords like “bulk designer fabrics”?
In the early days of search engine optimization, all you basically had to do was put a list of keywords that you wanted to rank for into the meta code of the website, make sure all of the website’s page titles and meta descriptions were filled out and optimized, and include some keywords in the website content. George’s fabric website ranked #1 on Yahoo! for every term that was targeted throughout college (he attended Frostburg State University in Forstburg, MD), before selling the website.
George’s most recent position was at Foster Web Marketing, where he was Director of Search Engine Optimization. In his three years at FWM, he worked with hundreds of law firms throughout the country. He helped them obtain top rankings on Google, Bing, and Yahoo!, and decided to start his own boutique web marketing agency in 2012. Since then, he has worked with some of the most recognized and respected law firms throughout the country, such as The Cochran Firm, Ashcraft and Gerel, and a number of others.
In his free time, George is a known soccer fanatic. He has played since the age of 6, and for the past 2 years has been a proud volunteer assistant coach for the Baltimore Bays’ u16 US Soccer Development Academy team.
George has also covered the US Men’s National Team as a freelance journalist, working for Yanks Abroad. He has interviewed the likes of Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Brad Guzan, Freddy Adu, and a host of others.
You can view some of George’s articles here. He is also a diehard Redskins fan. When he’s not coaching, playing, or watching soccer, George enjoys playing tennis, golf, working on his house, and walking his dog in Patterson Park.