About Us

Our name reflects who we’ve become over the past few years: an agency that specialises solely in search marketing.

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Born out of lockdown in early 2020, we first operated under the name Cabana before rebranding to Searchmode in 2023.

We help SMEs across the UK to generate more leads from their websites by implementing SEO strategies tailored to their objectives, audience, and industry.

We primarily work with those in the professional service, travel, and healthcare sectors.

Sam Sheppard

Sam Sheppard is the founder of Searchmode. He leads all campaigns and acts as the main point of contact for our clients.

Sam has an extensive background in SEO, having worked in an award-winning SEO department at one of Manchester’s leading agencies before launching Searchmode in 2020. He specialises in content strategy and technical SEO.

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Our mission is to empower and develop SMEs using SEO.

We know that hiring an in-house team of SEO specialists isn’t feasible for every business. And, as a marketing manager or business operator, you don’t have the time to do it yourself. That’s why we’re here – to be an extension of your team.

We aim to make sure every client feels supported in their journey, educated about the choices we make, and thoroughly impressed with the results we deliver.

Consistent positive results from the work Searchmode have done for us.

They’re easy to work with, reliable, and they do a quality job for our company.”

Nick Hyland, Founding Director at Track Capital

Why work with us?

Every agency says things like, “We have years of experience”, “Our team are experts” and “We have a results-driven approach”.

And sure, we have those things too, but what actually sets us apart are three things:

  • Personal service: We’re a small team. With us, you aren’t just another account like at bigger agencies. Instead, you’re a valuable partner.
  • Freedom and flexibility: We value trust over binding contracts. Instead of locking clients into lengthy agreements, we operate on a rolling monthly basis. If you ever feel the need to reassess, you have the freedom to do so with just 30 days’ notice.
  • Long-term relationships: Since we started, we’ve maintained a staggering 80% client retention rate. If the vast majority of our clients choose to stick around, it speaks volumes about how they value our work.

Partners & Accreditations

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital is a trade association for North West businesses. We offer a 5% discount to fellow members.

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Wob Studio

Wob Studio

Talented design studio headed up by former colleagues. Responsible for the fine work you see on this site.

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Ran by our friend and all-round good guy, Jakub. Make sense of complex numbers using... bread?

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