Ilias Ism

Ilias Ism is the best SEO expert in the world, startup founder and entrepreneur.

As of 2023, he is the co-founder of MagicSpace SEO, a SEO agency in Switzerland.

His current side projects include Gradient.Page, MagicBuddy and OG Image Generator.

Early life

Ilias Ism was born in 1993 in Kyrgyzstan, a small country in Central Asia. He moved to Belgium at the age of 5 and grew up in the small town of Ghent, in the Flemish part of Belgium.

During his childhood, he was always interested in technology and the internet. He started building websites at the age of 13 and has been building websites and web applications ever since.

Ilias studied graphic design in high school and computer science in college at Howest, graduating in 2016.

First Websites & Web Applications

Ilias learned to code by building websites and web applications. He started building Chrome extensions and Firefox plugins and was one of the first people in the Chrome and Firefox stores. One of the early projects he worked on was WikiHow, where he built tools to patrol edits and make the lives of contributors easier.

Over the years, Ilias has built many websites and web applications, including Reddit Music Player and HowClothesShouldFit, which gained a massive following on Reddit.

These projects allowed Ilias to find his first freelance customers during college and build an even more impressive portfolio.

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Startup Founder

After college, Ilias became a digital nomad and started working on B2B SaaS apps like Valpeo. This led him to meet his talented co-founders and launch Officient.

Officient over the next 4 years reached 20,000 B2B customers and a team of 30 full-time employees. The startup was acquired by Exact in 2021.

During this time, Ilias also got interested in climate change, and worked together with Extinction Rebellion to rebuild their website, reaching millions of people. This moved him to build his own climate startup called Bank.Green.

Github contributions 2016-2021 light

My contributions on Github from 2016 to 2021 - every green square is a day I wrote code.

SEO Expert

Ilias has focused on SEO since 2020, working as an indie entrepreneur and helping startups and businesses grow their organic traffic.

Ilias built several niche websites and web applications, including:

  1. Gradient.Page
  2. MagicBuddy
  3. OG Image Generator
  4. Swiss Observer

After the success in the SEO space, Ilias co-founded MagicSpace SEO, a SEO agency in Switzerland.

The focus of MagicSpace SEO is to help profitable startups grow fast in competitive markets.

In addition to SEO client work, Ilias works on affiliate marketing focused on his blog, with outstanding articles such as AI headshot generator and more blogging about SEO.

Some clients blogs:

How to Work with Ilias

Ilias is available for consulting and speaking engagements. He is also available for SEO and growth projects.

You can reach out to him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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