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James is Head of Link Building at Receptional. Shortlisted for Young Search Professional of the Year in 2013, directs link acquisition campaigns that deliver successful results for his clients. In his spare time, he likes to take his Children on nature walks. Follow James on Twitter for Link Building Updates or check out his website.

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Jun

3rd

5 Quick & Sneaky Link Building Wins

The buzz in the digital world is that SEO-led PR is the way forward for link building – but putting all your eggs in that “Page Rank 6 Newspaper Website” basket isn’t exactly the most effective or easiest strategy for building links in the short term. This is not to say that those links aren’t...

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Mar

26th

Expert Tips: How to Remove a Google Manual Penalty Quickly

So, you’ve been hit by a Google manual penalty and you’re starting to notice the devastating effect it is having on your website. The recovery from this can be a hard, drawn out process. Unless you have a helping hand from the experts of course! At Receptional we have assisted a number of high profile...

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Feb

27th

Google Updates “Define:” Search Operator

Today, we noticed some changes to the way in which Google displays results whilst using the “define:” operator. For those of you who don’t know, a search operator is a function you can use to trigger or filter your search results using some additional words and symbols in conjunction with your search term. A common...

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Feb

1st

Link Building In Action: Take Part To Win!

Over the last year, we’ve been having success using data as a tool to build links. Data speaks to different people in different ways, and allows for different interpretations (and ultimately, different types of content) to be created and published on the internet. Data can also be presented in a variety of formats, which allows...

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Oct

31st

5 Reasons to Audit Your Backlink Profile

Most agencies now offer an SEO Audit. An SEO audit is an essential task at the beginning of any new SEO contract. I’ve yet to take on a client who got the SEO “right” from the start, or didn’t have areas that required significant improvement (and more importantly, would drastically improve their organic visibility with a...

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Oct

8th

Penguin 2.1 (Penguin 5): The Fight Against Link Spam Continues

Another Penguin update worked its way through Google’s index on October 4th. According to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, the update would affect about 1% of all searches. More of the Same? Officially, this is penguin 2.1, the second installment of the second generation Penguin technology that originally rolled out in March...

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Jul

29th

Which is the best newspaper to get a link from?

The internet is vast. And so too is the data it contains. There is a lot of data readily available (often by third parties) that we can use to make sound judgements on a variety of dimensions and questions. I don’t have a natural affinity for numbers or raw data, but I do understand the...

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Jun

10th

Have you been slapped by Google Penguin 2.0

If you’ve been hit by Penguin 2.0, also known as Penguin 4, I’m guessing you’re feeling a little silly right now, like this guy: The latest Penguin update, the imaginatively titled “Penguin 4″ utilising spam-busting 2.0 technology is designed to carry on where the last series of Penguin updates left off. In other words, it...

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May

28th

Ghosts of Link Building Past

May

1st

6 Steps to Get the Best Link Prospects