About Us

Here at LA Search, our mission is to support those who wish to increase their online visibility but don’t necessarily want to be bogged down with bewildering jargon, or overwhelmed by statistical riddles that are meaningless to them. 

We work with small to medium-sized enterprises, helping them to achieve high-growth results.

We know you’re not always sure what you’re looking for when you visit the website of an SEO agency, and all those shifting pages, whistles and bells can sometimes be intimidating. That’s why we like to keep our business structure and our language simple and straightforward, so you always know exactly what you’re getting. 

 

We know we’re not typical. We’re an approachable, accessible, transparent, boutique-style SEO non-agency. A small, dedicated team of real humans who understand that coming up with the right strategy means listening to you and understanding your business. Showing you how a business with your unique brand, voice, style and mission can increase its online visibility in a way that’s aligned and logical. 

 

We don’t distance our clients with cold storefronts or numerous, seemingly unreachable team members. We welcome their questions and look forward to welcoming them into our family.

 

We understand that your business might not fit conveniently into a one-size-fits-all solution.

 

At LA Search, you won’t find an agency, you’ll find a group of people who are here to help, support and guide your business into unprecedented visibility, with tailor-made solutions. 

 

If you’re tired of surfing storefronts and ready to talk to regular, non-stuffy people at a friendly non-agency, you’ll love working with the team at LA search.

 

Us? – Creative, constructive, and disruptive in the best possible way. You?  – Steadily gaining access to the tools, resources and best kept secrets of the most successful businesses in your field – calmly emerging as a champion among them. 

Meet Our Team

Oksana Chyzhenko

SEO Manager

Oksana was born in a small city in Ukraine, and even as a small child she had an enormous dream – to help make the world a better place.

 

At the age of 17, she entered Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University where she gained a master’s degree in Geography and continued to dream of a peaceful and united world. 

 

Oksana began her career in hospitality, working in a restaurant and progressing to a position as sales manager. Through hard work, determination and excellent team management skills, she was able to progress to the position of executive director. 

 

It was from here that she became aware of her true passion – helping small businesses to achieve their full potential. By helping small to medium sized businesses to grow and flourish, she realised that she had found her purpose and discovered the perfect way to be of service to the world. Using SEO was the perfect tool that would allow her to do this in the digital age, as more companies began to move online. 

 

She later took a position with Locomotive Media Group, Kyiv, where she gained valuable experience in all aspects of SEO marketing and 70% of her clients’ portfolios were selected as success exemplars for the company.

 

Oksana is passionate about fulfilling the online marketing needs of SMEs and helping them to leverage their technologies and business processes for optimal success. 

 

In her spare time, she loves to travel, experience new cultures, and meet interesting new people. She remains intensely curious about the mysterious workings of the world.

Diane Hall

Content Marketing

Diane originally studied Theatre Arts and later completed her PGCE in Drama Education at Goldsmith’s University. She has worked as a supply teacher in Inner London schools and gained several years of experience running drama workshops, teaching English, and writing songs, poetry, and literature. 

 

Over the past 12 years, Diane has gained a wealth of SEO writing and blogging experience. She has worked on numerous projects for small businesses and for several LA Search clients. She is also a published author and an award-winning comedy screenwriter. Her comedy In The Spotlight was the winner of the 2020 award for Best International Webisode, at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. 


Diane has also completed training in several mind/body/wellness and personal development modalities and has written published features for Kindred Spirit and Soul and Spirit magazines.

 

She is a singer and a songwriter, with several years of experience as a professional vocalist, and has completed several musical residencies and engagements in the UK and abroad. 

In her spare time, Diane enjoys yoga, meditation, Buddhist study, and Choco Leibniz. 

 

(Disclaimer: There are several other chocolaty biscuit brands available on the market). 

 

Diane is able to write copiously and humorously on almost any subject.

Laura Duckett

Director creative

Laura cut her teeth writing for a travel deals website with a user base of more than 1.5 million. She later trained as a multimedia journalist and spent two years in Spain as a reporter on the ‘Costa del Crime’ and a copywriter at a British property management start-up in Barcelona. She returned to the UK to pursue a master’s in human rights and culture, researching marginalised communities in both Britain and Spain. 


More recently, she has been instrumental in increasing the audience of what is now one of the UK’s leading career websites by more than 200%, winning an award along the way. She has also worked with international NGOs on digital content strategy and with the external relations team of a Hague-based UN court during the trial of one of Bosnia’s most notorious war criminals. 


Her goal is to help SMEs and other organisations increase their digital footprints via the creation and implementation of holistic content strategies encompassing SEO, PPC, email, and social media marketing. 


In her spare time, Laura is a ceramist, flamenco dancer and lover of long walks with Jasper, her boisterous rescue puppy whose antics have amassed him an impressive Instagram following.

Tetiana Molchanova

SEO Manager

Tetiana began her career writing SEO content for a travel company, where she rose to the position of SEO manager in less than a year. 


Later, noticing the need for more SEOs professionals in the Ukrainian market, she took the brave step of opening her own digital agency. Through her work there, she focused on not only helping small to medium-sized businesses to increase their rankings but also helping them to find new ways to get more customers and sales by utilising the widest possible range of digital marketing tools. 


She went on to work in cooperation with the renowned Logos IT Academy, where she created and taught a comprehensive SEO course to help others who wished to become digital marketing professionals, providing them with the relevant knowledge and support.


After a few years of running a successful enterprise, Tetiana took the decision to move abroad and adapt her way of working with SEO to consulting on a freelance basis. While working as a consultant, she gained valuable experience with customers from the USA, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Poland, the UAE, and many other countries.


As an SEO specialist, Tetiana has now gained more than 8 years of SEO content marketing experience. She joined LA Search in 2022, achieving her lifelong dream of working with an international team with similar values and goals.


She is excited to be moving forward with the LA Search team and multiplying the number of happy SEO customers all over the world! 🙂


Sofia Fylli

Business Development

Very early in her career, Sofia took a brave step, moving to Switzerland at the age of 18 to study hospitality management. She later completed a bachelor’s degree in international business in Sydney Australia – another brave step that took her passion for travel and her international business experience to the next level and fuelled her enthusiasm for her burgeoning international career. 

 

From working at the Hyatt in Orlando to sailing the international seas in the Regent Seven Seas Voyager, hospitality and service have always been keen motivators at the heart of Sofia’s career.

 

Later, using the skills she gained on her adventures in hospitality and business, she was able to create a program for young graduates wishing to start a career at sea. By interviewing and recruiting students worldwide, she would assist them in gaining placements with some of the most prestigious and well-known cruise lines.

 

By also developing courses that would enable them to secure their dream job, Sofia was able to use her skills as an entrepreneur, a facilitator, and a supporter of ambitious people with big dreams! 

Sofia is excited about working with the team at LA Search, helping to grow the brand, and continuing to build the momentum of the company’s expanding success. 

 

In her spare time, Sofia loves to try fun, new rollercoaster rides with her sweet, bright little girl. Life is, after all, one big roller coaster!

Leigh-Anne Makrygiannis

Founder

Leigh-Anne Makrygiannis is the LA Search founder – an SEO specialist with nearly a decade of digital marketing experience gained from working with FTSE 500 companies, global digital agencies, and start-ups across various industries.

 

Leigh-Anne started LA Search in 2021, with a dream of creating the boutique-style SEO non-agency – a digital marketing company that focuses on real people and their business goals. Due to her ability to generate unprecedented results for her clients, she is quickly becoming the shaper of one of the fastest-growing boutique digital marketing companies in the UK. 

 

Leigh-Anne’s gift goes far beyond the knowledge and experience she has gained in the corporate world. As a leader and a facilitator, she is able to connect with people and help them to achieve their goals without hesitation, excessive formality, or unnecessary bureaucracy. Her genuine desire to help people to succeed has somehow allowed her to become the mastermind behind one of the most insightfully disruptive companies in the digital marketing space. 

 

When Leigh-Anne isn’t somewhere in a bunker, geeking out on SEO strategies, she is usually travelling the world or spending time with a pug named Maya, a Staffy cross named Kane, and of course, Bella, the captivating Sphynx cat who enjoys nothing more than sashaying into a room and grabbing the limelight during client calls.