Is Your Website Sinking Like The Titanic in Google Due To Unnatural Links?


If you work in search marketing, unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll be no doubt aware of the hundreds of thousands of webmaster messages that Google sent out basically telling people Google knows about your crap links and it’s going to do something about it. Well, a lot of chatter in webmaster […]

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3 Natural Organic Listings – Is This The Future of SEO for Google?


I’ve been seeing this more and more over here in the UK the last week or so – and I wonder if it could be a glimpse of the not two distant future. I tried a few random searches – this serps for ‘office cleaning services’ was interesting. The other day when I was presented […]

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EU Privacy Directive – Google Analytics Cookies Minimally Intrusive & Unlikely To Get You Into Trouble


Worried about the new EU Privacy directive, cookies and what it means for Google Analytics on your website? There’s been some new clarification from the UK Government. “We talked about cookies (how could we not?) but we didn’t get hung up on them – other relevant technologies e.g. HTML5 Local Storage and web beacons came up […]

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Topseos Review | The Complaints Awards 2012


(This is an archive about posts on Topseos over the years, and is all 100% professional opinion. As one of the companies “rated” *cough cough* in the past, I think I have a right to comment on it and ‘rate them’ tho I did a bit more work than them so I now rank for […]

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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 2015. 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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