Secure Search? Say Goodbye to Referrer Data

Google have announced they are to encrypt searches by default, using the SSL protocol. Simply put, if you are logged in to Google and using a secure connection, the search engine will hide any keywords you type so they will not appear in analytics. As part of a wider initiative […]

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Google Ditches the Plus (+) Operator. Bah

If you’re an advanced Google searcher, then you’re likely to be familiar with the plus operator. If you’re not, here’s the quick explanation: Google rewrites search queries, in order to try to deliver you the correct results, and to help searchers who struggle to come up with the correct syntax […]

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Sydney Mitchell SEO Case Study

  The Challenge The brief with this project was a site migration and construction of the new Content Management System (CMS) for Sydney Mitchell, a solicitors firm based in Birmingham. The aim was to ultimately provide Sydney Mitchell with a technically sound website, utilising search engine optimisation best practices, unique […]

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Farewell to Google Labs

As announced earlier this year, Google’s experimental site Google Labs has shut down today. This seems to be a product of increasing streamlining going on over at the Googleplex, although it seems rather sad to see it go. A screenshot of the page prior to closure shows that most of […]

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Google +1 rolled out on Display Network

From Monday, the +1 button began to roll out on Google’s Display Network across the UK on both desktop and mobile and should be visible shortly. The +1 button was rolled out in the end of June this year and has been successful so far on the Google search network, […]

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Receptional Table Football Championships

Welcome to the home of the Receptional Table Football Championships (RTFC). RTFC Chairman: Mr Daniel Locke. Breaking News: Fixtures have been released for the forthcoming RDTFC season X!Season X League Table  Team P W L GF GA GD Pts Barrie Smith (LB) 3 3 – 15 7 +8 9 Daniel […]

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Receptional welcomes Ajay Gowda to the SEO team

Receptional are pleased to announce further expansion of the SEO/Development team this week with the addition of Ajay Gowda. Ajay brings with him strong development capabilities and a fanstastic work ethic which will almost certainly strengthen our CMS/development service offering moving into 2012. Ajay has made a good start learning […]

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Receptional Nominated for Two Search Awards

Receptional have been nominated for two awards at the upcoming 2011 UK Search Awards. The first award Receptional have been shortlisted for is Best Use of Search in Retail for our SEO work on the French children’s clothing store Vertbaudet. In 2011, Receptional have been hard at work improving the […]

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The truth about working at Receptional…

The truth about working at Receptional… Not only have I got some valuable experience to add to my CV, I have learnt and improved many skills; event management, organisation and time management to name but a few. I believe they will be really useful both in my future working career […]

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Twitter Flocks to 100 Million Users

The social network and microblogging site Twitter has now reached 100 million users. Five years after the first Tweet went live, Twitter now has an active worldwide user database of over 100 million (with help from wonderful people like myself having 3 accounts). Included amongst these users is me; @barriesmithii

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