About the Twitter 'URL Injection' Attack

Tweet Yesterday Twitter was subject to being ‘hacked’ for a number of hours – see Twitter Mouseover Hack. I don’t follow very many people on Twitter and didn’t directly experience this hack myself, but the way it worked was very interesting and so simple that anyone with a little experience […]

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How has search changed in 1 year and 15% discount code for Pubcon 2010

In a couple of months I will again be speaking, moderating and (for the first time) sponsoring Pubcon in Las Vegas. Last year I was interviewed by Vanessa Zamora and gave away some useful advice (at the time) on Link strategies, URL shorteners and the Future of Search. The result […]

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Craigslist Stops Adult Service Ads in the USA

One of the biggest internet classified ad providers has put a stop to the “adult services” section of its US website. Apparently this stoppage is in response to criticism from prosecutors that they had become a tool for prostitution. Last year, the site increased screening of adult ads after authorities […]

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Google Images Add Find More Sizes Option

As Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land pointed out in a blog post today, Google have taken one out of Microsoft Bing’s book and added the option of Find More Sizes when searching for images in Google Images. While their Barry showed a boring example of a cow as his […]

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How to Pass Your Google AdWords Fundamental and Advanced Search Exams

After successfully completing the AdWords Fundamental and the Advanced Search exam, I thought I would share my experiences. Passing your AdWords exams is all part of making you a certified AdWords professional, and the knowledge gained is fundamental to maintain successful Paid Search campaigns. The qualifications will earn you a […]

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Google Transcribe Audio Fail: Matt Cutts %uh

Google’s attempt to introduce subtitles on YouTube videos is somewhat impaired. The audio transcribe option on most videos which involve talking brings up subtitles for the video, supplied by Google. Unfortunately, their audio transcribing has produced a number of howlers in the videos I’ve watched. A good example is in […]

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How to redirect and keep referrer data for web analytics

As many will have heard, Cool URIs Don’t Change, but in the course of the life-cycle of a typical website it invariably happens. And when it does, the only reasonable solution is to redirect users to the new location for content. Best practice is to use a server-side 301 (permanent) […]

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PPC Account Re-Structure

"Having used Google Adwords profitably for a number of years, our account had grown considerably and managing our campaigns was becoming increasingly difficult. We approached Receptional to review the structure of our account with a view to improving the management of our adspend and increasing our ROI. Within no time, […]

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Google Search Partners Performance- Looking at the overlooked!

When setting up a new campaign within AdWords we are faced with several options as to where we would like to display our ads. Within the campaign settings of AdWords there are several options in terms of where we choose to display ad text for each and every ad in […]

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How Many Backlinks Do You Need?

How Many Backlinks Do You Need? It’s quite obvious to most people how important links are to your website. But how many is enough? I can’t give you an exact amount, there is no exact amount, this is for the same reason that I try not to offer an exact […]

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