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 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 came up […]

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The Best Steve Jobs Quotes – Putting a Ding In The Universe



Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. […]

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First Link Priority? Do Multiple Links From 1 Page to Another Page Count?



Hi Matt. If we add more than one links from page A to page B, do we pass more PageRank juice and additional anchor text info? Also can you tell us if links from A to A count? ***Please note this is an old post Ive updated to tidy up.**** STOP PRESS – All-round nice […]

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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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Check How Website Looks in Different Versions Of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox & Safari Browsers



Check How Website Looks in Different Versions Of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Android & Safari Browsers Site owners and beginners to web design should know from the start that your site will not and cannot look the same in all browsers and operating systems and some visitors on certain devices will run into some sort […]

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How To Get To Number 1 On Google Without Breaking The Rules



Replacing something that’s genuine, aged and valuable with something similar but ultimately a poor copy of what is already available is not without its perils. SEO (search engine optimisation) was, and still can be, a bit like this and if you try to force Google’s hand where it is ranking sites organically, based on ‘merit’, […]

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Inverclyde MP David Cairns On Twitter



Politician & MP for Inverclyde David Cairns recently visited the Hobo offices for a few hours, and during that time I pointed out to him something called Twitter. Since then, I see him in my stream clearly engaging with folks via his Twitter account, so I asked him a few questions about Social Media’s impact […]

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How Much Does A Website Cost?



How Much Does A Website Cost? The 64,000 dollar website design and development question. How much does it cost to make a website in the UK today? I get asked this everyday, and the answer is it differs, depending on your requirements. We can create websites from as little as £250 and the most expensive website we create retails at […]

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What I’ve Learned About Corporate Blogging



I get asked what’s a blog and how to blog all the time, as if I know. I have been blogging since 2006 after Andy Beard’s blog influenced me to stop spamming them and make one. I thought it would be cool if in some way, one day, I could have a blog like my SEO […]

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What Is The IDEAL Keyword Density Percentage To Improve Rankings?



We recently interviewed the world’s top seo to destroy an age old myth of SEO – Keyword Density.

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