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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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Aug

4th

5 Tips to Find Contacts for your Blogger Outreach

As a link builder myself, Blogger Outreach is one of the strongest weapons in my arsenal.  When I’m looking for exposure, or to obtain links, reaching out to bloggers is often the most successful ways I go about it.  Here are 5 tips how to find contacts for Blogger Outreach: Networking – Get out there;...

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Jun

30th

The London Blog Club with Judith Lewis

On Tuesday night, Barrie Smith hosted the latest edition of the London Blog Club. Turnouts were up on the previous event, with nearly 50 people in attendance to listen to tips from Judith Lewis (Mostly About Chocolate) on how to increase Reach, Subscribers and Followers to our blogs. Judith gave an excellent speech with useful...

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Jun

28th

Google Asks: What Do You Love? New Social Platform

Google’s latest social platform released today is wdyl.com, the acronym for “What Do you Love?” Essentially, this is a collection of Google’s tools thrown into one. Here’s the lowdown of their latest social works: There’s no need to log in, in fact there’s no place to log in.  Simply search for anything you “love” from...

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May

31st

How Do I Really Turn Google Instant Off?

I see that Google has made it even more difficult to disable the Google Instant feature. Previously, there was the Disable Instant Search button on Google’s home and results pages.  To disable Instant Search now, click on the clog in the right hand corner, next to your email address. This takes you to the Preferences...

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May

12th

Manual Link Building… Done Manually!

The most successful link building strategies are done manually.  I have no doubt about it.  None of these automated methods last in the long run, and with Google getting smarter with its algorithm changes, I’ll be surprised if bulk comment spam and directory submissions will even give you much of a short-lived success anymore. Manual...

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Apr

15th

What Do We Get Out of Online Press Releases?

Last Thursday we ran a test to see which online press release distributors would give us the most coverage and bring us the most traffic to our website per release.  Targeting the UK, we gathered 20 of the most popular press release distributors we could find and published our press release to each of them....

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Apr

12th

The Value of NoFollow Links

NoFollow links have been somewhat of a grey area in the world of link building. Whether you consider them misunderstood little creatures or have abandoned them from your link profile entirely, they exist. What Does Google Say About NoFollow Links? To quote them from webmaster central; “In general, we don’t follow them. This means that...

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