WTF Malmaison?



I think this malmaison serp deserves some QDF (query deserves freshness) to mix it up a little lol. Actually – it would be funny – but try this tactic – essentially minisites tailored to a geographic region – with a site that’s NOT a big brand and see what happens! In fact – I will show […]

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Google Keyword Tool Update?



Hmmmm – has Google keyword tool been updated? I can paste a LOT more keywords into the search box (which previously had been limited to 100 was it not?). I have been doing keyword research solid for the last 4 weeks and last week for a short time Google Keyword Tool also let me EXPORT […]

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Goodbye to Page 2 of Google Search Results Pages?



This is interesting….it’s the first time in a UK search I have seen Google testing (I think) AJAX to display more results instead of visitors clicking to the second and third page of Google search results etc – as has been traditional for over ten years. It should be noted my guy was signed into […]

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How To Get Google Sitelinks For Your Website



What Are Google Sitelinks? When Google knows a fair bit about the history of a website, it will display what are called  sitelinks under the domain of the website in question. This is normally triggered when Google is confident this is the site you are looking for, based on the search terms you used. At […]

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Google Panda Updates



I’m tracking a page on this site that, all of a sudden, in April 2011, seemed to have a lot of trouble ranking for terms it ranked well for maybe years… even though it’s well cited, original content. I wonder if it has something to do with Google PANDA. I’ve purposely left it alone to […]

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Doorway Pages Traffic Apocalypse



One of the more interesting tasks I am looking at at the moment…. A few of my friend’s web sites were penalised recently. The site pages seemed to be hit with a -50+ penalty. First – Google rankings for main terms tanked…. … which led to a traffic apocalypse of course…. …and they got a nice email […]

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Is Google Trying To Ensure Imogen Thomas Footballer Is Not Named In Autocomplete?



The case of Imogen Thomas is a apparently a big legal deal in the UK. The old order (who *might* be unfamiliar with how the interweb works) have super injunctions out to everyone to censor the details of, and alledged doings with, alledgedly, a famous footballer in the UK. It’s apparently a very dangerous thing […]

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WordPress Development



Looking for a website powered by WordPress (WP) that will make your company stand out from the crowd, and rank high in search engines? Hobo is a Scottish website design company, based in Greenock, near Glasgow, that’s passionate about accessible website design and search engine optimisation. We build modern looking WordPress websites to industry standards, that are […]

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Google Penalises Itself | Penalty For Beat That Quote & Google Chrome



Mar 8, 2011: Google buys beat that quote! Google penalises beatthatquote.com? Surely not BeatThatQuote.com, a UK price comparison site for loans, insurances, mortgages and legal services, was bought by Google it seems – and money.co.uk seemed to be first to break the news. Here is: a news site, money.co.uk, that was allegedly punished in Google a few years […]

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Thanks For The Rubber Ducks – Think Visibility 5-2011



Think Visibility Conference 5 in Leeds was a great success as enjoyed it immersed… I mean immensely as expected – the conference, pre-party and after party. I’ve sen a few tweets about this being one of (if not THE) best search marketing conference in the UK  – and that from some really seasoned conference goers, […]

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