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Sep

10th

The Art of Guest Blogging

Guest blogging is one of the most-common and successful link building strategies being used right now after the Google Panda and Penguin updates.  This guide will help teach you how to find guest blogging opportunities and how to make the most of them. What Do You Want to Get Out of Guest Blogging? Knowing what...

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Aug

21st

How to Avoid Link Building Penalties

  (image credit: t r e v y) The number of cases of websites being penalised for their link building is on the rise.  There are pages of users posting questions on the Google Support Forum asking where their site may have been penalised or how they have to fix this.  There are several users...

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Aug

16th

40 Blog Post Ideas for When You Get Writer’s Block

(image credit: Ed Yourdon) Since the Google Panda and Penguin updates, content marketing has become as important as it has ever been for Search Engine Optimisation and Link Building. Creating quality content for your blog or a third party blog will help towards attracting an audience, customers and can be used as a way of...

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Aug

7th

8 Ways to Get Kicked Out of Google

Website owners and bad SEOs who manage to get their website kicked out of Google don’t do it intentionally. Rather, they seemingly lack the knowledge to prevent it, and/or take too-bigger risks. Here are 8 ways to get your website kicked out of Google.  I suggest you understand these and keep well away from these...

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Jul

24th

Are You Still Using Outdated Link Building Methods?

The world of link building, just like digital marketing, is forever changing.  The methods that use to work for link building have quickly become outdated.  To help make sure you’re not still in 2011 when it comes to link building, here are 6 old strategies to ditch and what to replace them with: Old: Repetitive...

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Jul

19th

Why You Suffered from the Google Penguin Update

According to Google, approximately 3% of sites were affected by the Penguin update on 24 April. A big reason why we believe so many blogs, businesses and websites fell victim to Google’s Penguin and Panda updates this year comes down to inexperienced, Black Hat, or just plain bad SEOs. If you have paid for and...

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Jul

13th

Distilled – CRO and the User Experience Review

Yesterday evening, Nick Andrews and myself popped down to Distilled‘s Live event at the Minster Exchange, Mincing Lane, London to listen to 3 talks on Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO). Having previously attended Distilled’s successful event on the Psychology of Link Building on leap day, I was eagerly-anticipating picking up a number of useful hints. Distilled...

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Jul

12th

Search London – Schema Markup and Google+ Local Review

On Tuesday evening, I popped down to London with my colleague Nick Andrews to check out Jo Turnbull’s latest Search London event, Authorship and Schema Markup, Social Media and Google+ Local. The event was twice as good as any previous ones we had been to, with two excellent speakers on stage this time, as opposed...

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May

22nd

Google Penguin… Croaked?

A couple weeks on now since the Google Penguin update and we are still noticing some odd results in the SERPs. Yesterday Nick Andrews discovered that link spam is still working in Google, in this example for the keyword “Payday Loans”. Two websites with no mention of “Payday Loans” on their website are ranking on...

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Apr

16th

Brighton SEO Roundup – 13/04/2012

It may have taken place on Friday 13th but last week’s Brighton SEO Conference passed by without any major catastrophes, despite Dixon’s best attempts on a crowded M25. We even managed to take notes. If you were or weren’t able to attend Brighton SEO this past Friday at the Brighton Dome, here is a list...

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