20 Google Plus Brand Page Design Ideas From Google


It’s probably time to have a think about the design of your Google+ Brand page. Here’s some design inspiration – 20 examples from the very people who should know what they are doing….Google. The design of your Google+ brand page is – it seems – limited to a banner style format – made up of […]

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A Real Google Friendly Website in 2012?


An alternative look at Google Webmaster guidelines, with the leaked quality raters handbook in mind, and over ten years experience ranking web pages in Google (the site that – probably – sends you 90% of your search engine traffic) … I actually started writing this a while ago…. but seeing as Seo Book has a […]

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Nightclub Chitchat – #Klout


(I actually wrote this post a while back and decided concentrating on work was better. My Klout score understandably has dropped like a stone but I can’t be bothered grabbing a new picture – if you don’t give a toss about Klout, I posted free seo audit puke yesterday if you missed it)…. I was in a […]

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Free SEO Audit Puke


Update 2014 – This post was published over 2 years ago – and that’s a long time in seo. Google has since released aggressive spam algorithms to deal with some of the practices I discuss in this post. making some of my complaints less relevant in 2014. The subject of this post (at the time) […]

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How To Add Google Authorship Markup To Page


Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. Google. We’ve implemented Google Authorship Markup on the Hobo blog so my profile pic appears in Google search snippets. This does help draw attention to your search listing in Google, and may increase click-through rate for your listing. Google Authorship […]

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What Are Rich Snippets for Google? (Infographic)


What Are Rich Snippets for Google? Rich Snippets in Google enhance your search listing in Google search engine results pages. You can include reviews of your products or services, for instance. They help draw attention to your listing in serps. The following infographic is a good review of some of the enhancements you may be […]

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Hobo Best SEO Tools of 2014


There are many tools on the market today that can save you a lot of time and effort. There are also lot of seo tools out there that are a waste of money. These are some of my favourite seo tools for 2014 (I keep this page updated). These are the time saving tools, browser […]

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Gone From Google Cache: ‘These Terms Only Appear In Links Pointing To This Page’


I’m not sure when this happened but I dont see any mention of it anywhere. After hiding the cached results link in the preview panel that now pops up in search results, it seems as though Google has now stopped telling us via the cached results: “these terms only appear in links pointing to this page“ While this was always a pretty inaccurate […]

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What Makes A Page Spam?


What makes a page spam?: Hidden text or links – may be exposed by selecting all page text and scrolling to the bottom (all text is highlighted), disabling CSS/Javascript, or viewing source code Sneaky redirects – redirecting through several URLs, rotating destination domains cloaking with JavaScript redirects and 100% frame Keyword stuffing – no percentage or keyword […]

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Google Analytics Keyword Not Provided


Google Analytics was the very best place to look at keyword opportunity for some (especially older) sites, but that all changed a few years back. Google stopped telling us which keywords are sending traffic to our sites from the search engine back in October 2011, as part of privacy concerns for it’s users. Google will […]

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