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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Keyphrase Rich Domain Strategy vs Brand

Answering the seo question "do you buy a domain name which includes your keywords as a strategy to rank high for that keyphrase in search engines?"

Tuesday, 01 February 2011

hiybbprqag - Has BING been copying Google's search results?

Has BING been copying Google in order to improve their search engine results? According to Danny Sullivan the Google Engineers think so and set up a honeypot to test their theory. Read more: hiybbprqag one of the honeypot phrases...

Friday, 12 November 2010

Example of site speed increasing crawled pages by Google

Just a quick post with a screenshot of a client's webmaster tools who implemented a new server that sped his site up significatnly - and the result on Google's crawl rate according to Google Webmaster Tools. This mirrors similar results...

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Link Building in 2010

Link building in 2010 will see big changes and here we look at some predictions.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

SEO Industry Trends of 2009

This may be a bit early but I was asked to write something of this nature for a client and thought it worth sharing with you all. I think the most significant trend of 2009 is the rise of Twitter,...

Friday, 02 October 2009

Search is Dead, Long Live Search

source: This week I was fortunate enough to speak on the panel at Chinwag.coms "Search is Dead, Long Live Search" event in SOHO. The turn out was pretty good, and the discussion surprisingly broad, why? Because whether you like...

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Google URL Parameter Handling - a guide and requests

Yesterday Google launched a new feature called Parameter Handling. It's a variation on a feature that has been available in Yahoo! for quite some time and is a welcome addition to Google Webmaster Tools. Vanessa Fox has a nice writeup...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

SEO for CMS Percussion

Teddie Cowell, Search Director at Guava presents how to ensure your CMS is effectively optimised for search engines. Percussion is a leading Content Management Solution.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Google Testing Yahoo Like Quick Links

Google rolled out a quick test of Yahoo like 'quick links' which are a bit different to the usual sitelinks you see in Google. I managed to capture a screen shot as below before they disappeared. You can see them...

Friday, 13 February 2009

Google releases the "canonical" tag

Google releases the "canonical" tag. The tag behaves like an intrasite 301 redirect at crawler level but allows the page to behave as a normal 200 when users interact with it, and is implemented as: I...
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