Back in 1985… “No La”, I’m kidding, I won’t go through all the details but basically I grew up in a city, Créteil, located 10 minutes away from Paris. I did all my study there till university where I graduated a E-commerce Master. At that time, I had to do an internship which literally changed my life.
An internship in Barcelona?
We are in 2008. While I was looking for that internship in Paris, a friend from university already found a position in Barcelona and challenged me to find one as well. Deal. Few weeks after I also found a 6 months internship. I packed my bag, arranged my car and we drove for 1000 km to live an amazing experience.
I worked for Organització Difasa, a family company which sells stickers. They needed a native French to build a site to get exposure on the French market. It was quite challenging and I had to do everything by myself: design the site, develop its exposure and look after the quotations and sales.
After two months, the site was online, but no visits. I was disappointed but that’s how I started digging into traffic acquisition. At that time, Adwords and media buying was not as developed as it is today, so I quickly switched to try to understand SEO. It was painful due to the lack of information available on the Web, however, after some optimizations, the rankings increased and we started having traffic and requests for quotation from France.
That was amazing! I was glad to help them and that’s how I discover SEO. Since then, I can say that I’m still addicted.