SEO: Robots.txt Files A Beginners Guide


John Mueller gave a recent presentation (in the above video) on how to use a robots.txt file. My friend Sebastian was also nice enough to help me create an idiot’s guide to Robots.txt. Q&A below: Well, the “idiot’s version” will lack interesting details, but it will get you started. Robots.txt is a plain text file. You must […]

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Website Frames – Don’t Use Frames To Design & Build Your Site


Unless you REALLY know what you are doing and why you are doing it…. don’t use frames to design your website. If possible, avoid using frames. Some people have difficulty navigating within frames, either because the frames are confusing or because the software they are using simply cannot read frames. When using frames, always offer […]

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UK Government Access Keys Standard For Websites


The access key attribute, introduced in HTML4.0, is intended to provide keyboard shortcuts in that they provide an alternative form of navigation. This addition allows users with limited physical capabilities to navigate the organisation’s website more easily. There are some drawbacks with website access keys, for example: functionality depends on the type of operating system […]

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How To Design Websites For Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf, Disabled & Dyslexic Visitors


Disclosure: This article is my personal opinion of research based on my experience of almost 20 years.This article is not an authoritative statement of the law and the information is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice. Whilst I have made every effort to ensure that the information we have provided is correct, I cannot […]

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How To Submit A Site To Search Engines Like Google, Bing & Yahoo


Why Should I Submit My Website to Google, Yahoo And Bing? Getting listed on Google and the other popular search engines is one of the most effective ways of directing free (or more accurately unpaid), targeted traffic to your website. Organic traffic is still the most valuable traffic in the world, in 2018, with search engines […]

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Google SEO Test – Does Google Prefer Valid HTML & CSS?


What does Website Accessibility have to do with SEO? Valid code is a sign of a web developer who has a passion for web accessibility, usability and good design – with an attention to detail, and a pride in their work. A site built to standards is often easier to access using many devices. The […]

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Shaun Anderson – SEO Consultant


I am Head of SEO at MBSA Marketing LTD and owner of the domain www.hobo-web.co.uk. I am a UK SEO consultant (a Google search engine optimisation specialist, based in Greenock, near Glasgow in Scotland). I practice and learn daily about SEO, user experience, conversion optimisation, web accessibility and link building. I have worked on hundreds of websites and managed hundreds […]

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