Big Oak provides Internet Marketing to companies in Richmond and across the country. Call: (804) 741-6776.

About Us. Why our Clients love to work with us.

Located in Richmond, Virginia (VA), Big Oak is a stone’s throw from Washington D.C., Norfolk and Charlottesville. We offer our services to a wide range of clients including:

  • Service-based and product-based businesses
  • Companies servicing B2C and B2B clients
  • Those needing national results and others looking for local results

Since our start in January 2004, Big Oak has enjoyed steady growth by producing superior Internet Marketing for companies ranging from national e-commerce businesses to local business owners seeking to improve website performance and traffic. With a firm belief in the power of focus, Big Oak is totally dedicated to the discipline of natural site optimization. The company prides itself on its innovation and ability to tailor solutions to match client needs.

It seems there is an endless list of people who say they can increase rankings, but in the end what really matters is results. Better rankings are just a small part of your sites success. What keywords are ranking? Are you ranking for keywords that increase your ROI? And more importanly are you ignoring all the other things you should be doing. Better search engine rankings are the result of a strategic plan.

Our team understands this and we have been successfully helping online businesses increase traffic, build a stronger brand and make more money through client acquisition. Meet the Big Oak Internet Marketing team.

The Team

Chris Alexander previously worked at various technology consulting firms. In late 2003 he decided to strike out with Shell and formed Big Oak. Their partnership has allowed them to work in collaboration while having the freedom to concentrate on their core interests in the field of online marketing. View Chris Alexander's LinkedIn profile Get LinkedIn to Chris

Shell Harris co-founded Big Oak on January 1, 2004 with Chris. In a previous career, he was a print & web designer and often developed the sites he designed before focusing on his current passion for Internet marketing and helping online businesses achieve success. He is an avid researcher and company mouthpiece and is always looking for the next big thing. Get LinkedIn to Shell

Alyssa Duvall joined our team in 2005 having previously worked with Chris and Shell. Her project management, marketing strategy, and copywriting skills helped the company transition toward online marketing engagements. Alyssa champions the marketing, user experience and website conversion aspects of SEO & PPC.

Eric Gehler has been a part Big Oak since August 2008. Eric brings online marketing experience from owning his own company before joining the Big Oak team. Eric is an accomplished SEO consultant and is the PPC advertising guru as well. Eric was made a Google Partners Community  Ambassador by Google and is one of only fifteen ambassadors in the United States.

Eric Gehler



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Phil Walton joined the team in 2012 coming from Longwood University with his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Phil provides client support through link building, blogging and research. We are extremely happy to add Phil to the Big Oak team.

Let our success be your success.  Come see how the Big Oak team can help increase your company’s presence on the internet. Contact us or give us a call at:  804-741-6776.

If you are interested joining a fast growing and leading Internet Marketing company, view our  Employment page to check on opportunities