SEO Tutorial For Beginners 2014



Here are some free search engine optimisation tips for you to help you create a successful site, based on over 10 years experience making websites rank in Google. I deliberately steer clear of techniques that might be a bit ‘grey hat’, as what is grey today is often ‘black hat’ tomorrow, as far as Google is concerned. Google […]

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Create Your Own Google Pagerank Checker Tool With Google Docs



Google Pagerank isn’t as useful a metric as it used to be, and on it’s own, has little to do with where you actually rank for a particular keyword. However, while Google themselves state it an indication of the reputation of a page, it is worth having a glance at the Toolbar Pagerank of a page Google publishes. Certainly, keeping an eye on your Toolbar Pagerank isn’t hard, and could indicate interesting events if it goes up, or down.

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Hire Us To Audit Your Website



Google has sent 553,197 new visitors to this site since since January 2014, and almost four million new visitors, for free, since I launched the Hobo site in 2006. I use content marketing, search engine optimisation and link building techniques to drive this unpaid traffic. As a result of this strategy I have never had to use any method of paid advertising to […]

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In Other News



Stop the press! Got —- to —– keep —-up —–with —– the —- latest —— seo news….. Today and probably every day’s news in the seo world….. LATEST! Google’s transparent monthly changes (were they tell you something about how google works, but actually, don’t tell you anything) BREAKING!! Google changes it’s logo…. Stop The press! […]

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SEO Wp Bot Tracker Plugin for WordPress



UPDATED APRIL 2012 NOW TRACKS GOOGLE, BING, KEYWORDS, REFERRERS & 404 Pages. Marty just updated our simple WordPress plugin we made a few years ago – which you can install on self-hosted WordPress blogs. It nows also tracks the crawling activity of BingBot, as well as GoogleBot, and it will also tell you which keywords were used to find your site. We tested it […]

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Best SEO Company Results in Google UK



Fact 1. The UK is now in recession. You may be thinking of employing a seo company to help you optimise your site. You might even think about searching Google for “best seo company” (if you don’t know any better)….. Fact 2 – Google just applied the Penguin update to its natural listings. There are […]

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Website Lost Rankings In Google? Tell Google



Google has a name for the new update it released earlier in the week – PENGUIN. Penguin was supposed to target ‘webspam’, but in fact, nuked a lot of other types of websites, and apparently, a lot of websites that have not been involved in any ‘link-schemes’, for instance. Read this first though: My advice to […]

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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 today 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 […]

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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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