What Is The Best Screen Size To Design For in 2017?



Is your site prepared for Google’s ‘mobile-first’ index? Here are some notes I have on these search engine rankings changes.

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How Fast Should A Website Load in 2017?



Some notes I keep updated on site speed and how it affects your website rankings in Google.

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Best SEO Tools for 2017



A collection of some of my favourite SEO tools, and the best SEO Tools you can buy in 2017.

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Factual SEO: Is Google Censoring Negative Searches about Hillary Clinton?



Is Google censoring autocomplete suggestions for Hillary Clinton?

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Part 2: Does Google Count Anchor Text In Internal Links? Bonus – A Theory About How A ‘Quality Metric’ Might Be Used By Google



ADVICE WARNING – This is part of a series of SEO ranking tests that look at traditional ranking signals and their effects on SERP positions. I would certainly NOT go and implement sitewide changes to your site based on this or recent posts. WAIT for the series to END so you can make a more […]

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New Evidence: Does Google Count Keywords in Anchor Text In Internal Links?



ADVICE WARNING – This is part of a series of SEO ranking tests that look at traditional ranking signals and their effects on SERP positions. I would certainly NOT go and implement sitewide changes to your site based on this or other recent posts. WAIT for the series to END so you can make a […]

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Long Term Test: New Evidence – Does Google Count Keywords in A Url?



TLDR: Yes, it looks like it that having keywords in the URL does affect rankings for individual keyword phrases. —————————– **This is the first in a series of posts where I take a look at test result pages and granular signals that affect Google rankings in 2017. I thought starting with the URL slug was a […]

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Top 100 Advertising Agencies Based On Search & Social Performance



I am not a statistician but I’ve been playing about with metrics from multiple third party data vendors to see if I can build up a decent, normalised picture of relative search and social performance of various sites in a niche. In this preliminary test sample of just over 100 ad agencies, I’ve focused on […]

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Why I Do SEO The Way I Do It



Many new into SEO today think old school seo was spam. Today’s narrative encourages them to think like that. I do miss that old style seo which – of course – was a lot simpler to deploy. I miss the cavalier approach to seo, and the quick results to be had from it. There was fun to […]

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SEO Tutorial For Beginners in 2017



Updated: SEO for Beginners 2016. A guide to search engine optimisation for Google in the UK and aimed at beginners.

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