Established in 2015, Merj is a trusted digital consulting firm that revolutionises business insight and provides the world's leading organisations with competitive intelligence. Bringing clients the benefits of technical SEO, paid media, analytics and market-leading data mining, co-founders Ryan Siddle and Mark Smith have helped businesses generate more than £220 million in additional revenue.
Our dedicated team continually deliver the best solutions to your biggest technical problems to relieve pain points and develop insightful commercial strategies.
What do we do?
At Merj, we push boundaries, break new ground and create tailored, highly optimised software solutions that are not prefabricated and allow us to collect and solve big data problems that align with client goals. To date, we have crawled 2.3 billion webpages and analysed over 100 billion data points – we are committed to identifying and solving difficult problems within businesses and creating new opportunities.
We take an atomic approach to problem solving, getting into the granular detail to develop corrective, bespoke strategies, bringing business difficulties and clear results into a single entity.
We don't cut corners. We won't compromise on quality. We produce results.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
We're driven by breaking new ground and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in our sector. A huge part of that is about listening to the greatest minds of our age.
It's from them that we've learned that simplicity is not only key, but essential for creating the smartest, most streamlined solutions for our clients.
There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. It demands the same skill, devotion, insight, and even inspiration as the discovery of the simple physical laws which underlie the complex phenomena of nature.
Do not speculate! Do not put code in your program that might be used. Do not leave hooks on which you can hang extensions. The things you might want to do are infinite; that means that each one has 0 probability of realization. If you need an extension later, you can code it later - and probably do a better job than if you did it now. And if someone else adds the extension, will they notice the hooks you left? Will you document that aspect of your program?
We pride ourselves on
Helping our clients
We’ve helped our clients generate £100M of revenue.
We invest heavily in our team's expertise and provide personal growth.
Lots of data
At Merj, we love data. So far, we've crawled over 1 Billion web pages.
Making it open source
Open source is at our heart. Our pledge for 2019 is to contribute to Open Source projects by supporting them with knowledge and donations.
We specialise in organic search, data mining and programming.
We're a security and privacy-first company. We keep our clients' data and information on lockdown.
Who do we work with?
Merj works with a vast range of organisations in different industries, including publicly traded companies, plus private equity and venture-backed firms.
We're a security, discretion and privacy-first company. We treat our clients needs with the utmost confidentiality. We will always keep your sensitive data and information on lockdown.
Merj is a company that helps businesses discover pain points and semi-automate complex tasks by breaking them down into practical problems. We instinctively take on challenges that most companies avoid. Work smarter, not harder. We have high barrier to entry, along with a steep learning curve, but the results and quality speak for themselves.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do here at Merj. We've built Merj through self-reflection and constant refinement. We challenge ourselves to deliver the best solutions to the biggest problems of the day and believe that the freedom to explore and try new things is essential for achieving this. What we do is rarely easy, but it's never dull.