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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Avoid The Google Taking The P*ss Nuke ‘Em Button



It’s been interesting of late in SEOland, with a lot of BIG sites getting nuked in Google because of manipulative ranking techniques – e.g. aggressive linkbuilding or content spamming or e.g. talking the p*ss. Overstock Overstock’s situation is interesting as this is a fairly well used linkbuilding technique that was discussed. It’s interesting how it […]

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A Quick Small Business Online Marketing Plan



A Small Business Online Marketing Plan: Finding Ideas With Free Keyword Research Tools If you are a small business, you should realise that getting traffic from Google comes down to, without being over-complicated, two things. A marketing plan based on: Content on your website, and Links from other websites to yours The latter, linkbuilding, can […]

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How To Import Large WordPress XML File Above Default Limit Size



WP – How To Import Large WordPress XML File Above Default Limit Size? I wanted to export the posts, comments, categories and tags of one WordPress blog and move the contents using the export option in WordPress Tools in Wp Admin. I found out you can do this in .htaccess – just add the following: […]

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