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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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Apr

12th

How Has Panda Affected You?

Towards the end of February, Google launched a major algorithm change known as “Farmer” or “Panda” update in the United States. The aim was to indentify and downgrade the rank of low-quality websites and pages. As of today, this algorithm change has gone live for all English queries worldwide. This is for both English-speaking countries...

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Mar

29th

Online Ad Spend Worth £4bn – How Much is it Worth to You?

A study by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the accounts PwC has found that online advertising spending grew by 12.8% in 2010, to break the £4 billion milestone.  This growth rate is three times as rapid as in 2009. This fast and healthy growth also outpaced the rest of the advertising market, which has...

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Mar

3rd

Google Profiles Redesigned

Google Profiles now have a fresh new look and feel, intended to make it easier for us to control and enrich our public profiles, as declared on Google’s announcement. Arguably they have become similar to Facebook profiles with 3 columns in width and 5 thumbnail pictures at the top of the page. But with more...

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Feb

17th

Link Building with a Passion

Since I read Gary Vaynerchuk’s first book, Crush It! I’ve noticed more and more similar books and blog articles on the subject of his book; making a living from your passion.  I guess I can say I’ve taken his advice, combining my two passions of football and internet marketing into a blog of my own...

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Feb

11th

Linking Your Google Analytics with Webmaster Tools

From the start of this week, you can now link your Webmaster Tools verified site to your Google Analytics profile, when they use the same Google Account. Not only does this mean your Analytics profile are accessible within Webmaster Tools, but you’ll be able to easily access a few features: The Google Analytics Referring Pages...

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Jan

20th

Building Links Your Competitors Cannot Build

While most link builders want to find the quick and easy solutions to attain links to their website, or their client’s website, they should be informed that those links will only take them so far. With tools such as Majestic SEO and Yahoo Site Explorer around, it’s not difficult for one of your competitors to...

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