About Search Scientist

Multi-Award Winning Google Ads Specialists

Search Scientist is an expert level, multi-award winning, Google Ads Agency founded by a former Google employee. We are a Google Partner, credited through excellence in Google Ads performance, client account growth and staff being full certified across all exams (updated regularly).

We are based in Belfast, Northern Ireland; though offer our services throughout the UK and Ireland. We’re a small company with a lot of experience and passion to do the job better than anyone else. We are focused on exceeding business growth targets and improving your ROI. We’ve already repeatedly proven we can make that happen and we can’t wait to do the same for you.

Search Scientist Award Winning Google Ads Agency Belfast Northern Ireland

louise mccartan search scientistLouise McCartan – Managing Director & Strategist

Louise lives and breathes digital advertising and has particular interest in user experience. Before founding Search Scientist Louise worked for Google as an AdWords strategist, trainer and optimisation specialist for over three years since 2006.  She was also involved with the Google UX team, particularly in the development of AdWords Editor and the live interface. She’s also worked as a Marketing Manager, Market Researcher and has a 1st class Masters in Consumer Psychology Research. Find out more about Louise → 

Alisa Burns Search ScientistAlisa Burns – Digital Account Manager

Like Louise, Alisa is a former Googler. She eats data for breakfast and can analyse performance in her sleep. Her previous roles as a Google AdWords Strategist, Paid Advertising Specialist and Consultant have given her experience working with many types of businesses and industries. Although she is mainly specialised in PPC, Alisa has experience building and working with paid social. She can offer multi-channel guidance and analysis to push your advertising budget further.

eoin cleland search scientistEoin Cleland – Office Manager

Eoin has the responsibility of managing office accounts and providing tech support, making sure all runs smoothly in Search Scientist HQ. He’s also our in-house photographer and videographer. He has a well rounded background including a Masters in Business, a Bachelors in Computer Science and a career in TV and Film Writing, Filming and Directing. Eoin works part time with Search Scientist, alongside his Writing and Directing roles in TV. Look out for his name in the credits! Find out more about Eoin → 

Jack Geary – Copywriterjack geary search scientist

Jack is our in-house copywriter. He writes client web content and articles. Jack’s background is a mesh of writing and tech – a nice fit for Search Scientist. He has a Masters in Creative Writing and Arts Management, a BA in English Literature, Level 5 Diploma in Software Development and is ISTQB certified. He previously worked with Fluent Technology as a software implementer overseeing clients such as the Alan Turing Institute, Royal Academy of Engineering and MQ Mental Health. Find out more about Jack → 


Kathryn Gaw – Finance / Journalistic Copywriter

Kathryn works with Search Scientist when clients need specialist finance / journalistic copywriting. Her past experience includes Finance Editor at the Press Association, writing for the Financial Times and The Guardian, as well as Editor of business mags Mena Fund Manager and Mena Insurance Review. She is NCTJ-qualified and an active member of the NUJ, and holds a BAHons in English and an MA in Contemporary History and Politics.

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Ted – Search Scientist Mascot

Ted has been with us from day one of Search Scientist, but led quite the life before then. Starting out as a lab technician, Ted always had a curiosity for science. His eyes wandered into the field of time travel, in which he invented his own machine! He travelled through time and saw that Digital Marketing was the future. He sought out the best talent to team up with and continues to happily be part of the Search Scientist team.

Contact us

Contact us at louise@searchscientist.co.uk or use the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.