What Does Google Mean By A Level Playing Field?


What about the people optimizing really hard and doing a lot of SEO. We don’t normally pre-announce changes but there is something we are working in the last few months and hope to release it in the next months or few weeks. We are trying to level the playing field a bit. All those people […]

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Verdict: A ‘Prolonged, Sustained’ Sin Bin For Google Manual Actions On Artificial Links


The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin, bad box, or simply bin) is the area in ice hockey, rugby league, rugby union and some other sports where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty, for an offense not severe enough to merit outright expulsion from the contest. If… Google identifies you have unnatural links pointing at your site, and a […]

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Matt Cutts Debunks Google Plus Votes as Important Ranking Factors


Do Google +1’s Improve rankings in Google natural SERPS? There’s a lot of strange seo news about at the moment. Mostly down to ‘correlation’ studies showing Google Plus votes correlation with high rankings. That observation may well be true – but important ranking factor it does not automatically make them, and that’s what a lot of […]

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Unnatural Links Warning? Your Backlinks Will Need MANUALLY Checked


There’s no one tool out there I trust more than myself to identify problematic links in a backlink profile. A tool can work out obvious spammy sites but no link analysis tool can determine out overall intent of every site or every link, on every occasion. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have […]

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The Simplest White Hat SEO Tip?


Somebody asked me about this and I thought what was probably the most simple thing anyone can do. The chart above illustrates a reasonably valuable 4 word term I noticed a page I had didn’t rank high in Google for, but I thought probably should and could rank for, with this simple seo technique. I […]

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Ding Ding. Google v Payday Loans SERPS in the UK


Google has declared they are rolling out more changes to combat ‘spammy’ SERPS (Search Engine Results Pages) like “payday loans”. What’s interesting is Google doesn’t often tell us a specific SERP is getting cleaned up. It’s a bit like a fight after school.  It’s worth watching I think if you are interested in SEO. We just started a […]

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Website Lost Rankings in Google? Say Hello to Penguin 2. (Latest 2.1 October 2013)


We started rolling out the next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm this afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the rollout is now complete. About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice. The change has also finished rolling out for other languages world-wide. The scope of Penguin varies by language, […]

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How To Put Your Company Logo On Google SERPS


You can now put your company logo on search results using simple code, placed on the home page of your website: Today, we’re launching support for the schema.org markup for organization logos, a way to connect your site with an iconic image. We want you to be able to specify which image we use as […]

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Free Rank Checker


This is a simple and fairly accurate online free rank checker tool for Google, Yahoo and Bing – and you can check up to 100 keywords per url for free. I’ve been playing about with it and it is very simple to use. Using this rank checker is very easy and you can track up to […]

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NEW – Export Up TO 5000 Rows in Google Analytics Dashboard


I’m not sure when this happened – but today at least now you can export up to 5000 rows in Google Analytics dashboard. This is a welcome change, though there have been other ways of doing this in the past (I’ve included this below) How To display and export more than 5000 rows in Google […]

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