20/05/2013 - 13:57
The days of boring, plain text organic search results are over.
07/05/2013 - 08:20
Our weekly digital news feature covers social signals, Google Penguin, writing copy for your website, Nesta's Creative Manifesto and a search engine...
30/04/2013 - 09:10
When Google makes changes to its search algorithm, some updates pass quietly and some make themselves known.
29/04/2013 - 16:25
Here it is, our second weekly round-up of the most recent developments and useful ideas from around the digital sphere.
22/04/2013 - 08:33
Here's Receptional weekly dose of the best digital marketing stories from the past week.
19/04/2013 - 13:51
In April 2012, Google rolled out one of its biggest algorithmic updates in web history.
18/04/2013 - 16:16
Since Google Penguin slammed “black hat SEOs” for manipulating PageRank, marketers have been desperate to create high quality content that both...
11/04/2013 - 15:57
Are you interested in manipulating Big Data to create real value - and predict the future at the same time!
21/03/2013 - 16:32
In today's digitally reliant society, the majority of us are attached to our mobile phones via a drip.
24/01/2013 - 13:32
This was my first ever 'techy' event as an emerging SEO content writer.
04/01/2013 - 11:08
Over the last few weeks, we have been helping with the launch of Majestic SEO's new Ch
28/11/2012 - 10:58
A great turn out for last nights Search London meetup with almost 300 digital marketers descending on the thoroughly cool Ping Pong Dum Sum restau
15/10/2012 - 13:40
Advertising on the most popular search engine, Google can be done in two ways; either through organic "natural" listings as a result of SEO activity...
10/10/2012 - 22:54
In the latest Google Webmaster Help video published on YouTube today, Google's Head of Webspam, Matt Cutts addressed the following common question:
23/08/2012 - 13:25
A quick method of getting an overview into the amount of quality content on a website is to check how many of its pages have been relegated to Google...
13/06/2012 - 10:04
Social media signals from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ correlate very strongly with Google search rankings, higher than keyword rich header tags,...
17/04/2012 - 16:10
It would appear that Google are today (and have over the past 24 hours) been rolling out an update to their algorithm which is causing significant...
24/01/2012 - 15:46
Browsing Google Product listings recently, I noticed that the seller ratings seemed much higher than you would expect based on the breakdown of...
11/01/2012 - 13:54
Google’s search results are going social
06/01/2012 - 11:35
A soft 404 is basically an error page with the technical part wrong (the error code).
16/12/2011 - 14:01
It's only just over a week away from Christmas, snow has settled outside the Receptional offices and we’ve reached the final instalment of our Top...
15/12/2011 - 15:46
It’s Thursday, and this is number two on our Top Five Most Common SEO Issues as Seen by Receptional in 2011 list.
14/12/2011 - 14:48
Welcome readers to the midway point in our weeks countdown of the Top Five Most Common SEO Issues as Seen by Receptional in 2011.
13/12/2011 - 14:34
Welcome to the second instalment in our Top Five Most Common SEO Issues as Seen by Receptional in 2011.
12/12/2011 - 13:50
It’s that time of year again, aromas of spruce trees, turkey and brandy soaked puddings caress cold noses, blinking lights adorn our streets &...
02/12/2011 - 09:27
For those frustrated with recent Google user interface changes, here’s a quick tip to “revert” to an interface closer to Google’s previous one, with...
30/11/2011 - 10:02
This is one for the SEO techies and link builders. Short of time? The Google Verbatim option appears to strip the relevance usually provided by (some...
22/11/2011 - 15:02
In our recent countdown of the
21/11/2011 - 10:52
Generally in life I follow the principle of if I'm not learning from my mistakes then I'm not trying hard enough.
21/11/2011 - 09:40
Search Engine Optimisation is a large part of what we do here at Receptional.
18/11/2011 - 09:56
Welcome to the penultimate part of our countdown of the Top 50 SEO Bloggers of 2011.
16/11/2011 - 17:04
Today the SEO team conducted an internal training session for their collegues
16/11/2011 - 09:49
Welcome to the third instalment of Receptional’s Top 50 SEO Bloggers of 2011 countdown.
14/11/2011 - 11:19
Welcome to part 2 in our countdown of The Top 50 SEO Bloggers 2011.
10/11/2011 - 09:34
As Search Engine Optimisation is an importa
19/10/2011 - 12:57
Google have announced they are to encrypt searches by default, using the SSL protocol.
19/10/2011 - 10:07
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:
17/10/2011 - 10:20
As announced earlier this year, Google's experimental site Google Labs has shut down today.
27/09/2011 - 15:46
Simon Heseltine heads up SEO at AOL. That now that includes Huffington Post, which added lots of Social credibility to AOL's search statistics.
31/05/2011 - 09:39
Next week, I will be talking in Munich at A4U, along with my friend Ralf Schwoebel from tradebit, on the subject of Pandas
12/04/2011 - 09:43
Towards the end of February, Google launched a major algorithm change known as “Farmer” or “Panda” update in the United States.
14/02/2011 - 22:24
A debate has surrounded Google for a few year
07/02/2011 - 15:05
Today Google made their latest addition to Instant Search
22/09/2010 - 16:08
Further to Microsoft's recent release of Internet Exporer 9 and their drive to establish a new search "experience" through Bing, we can now...
13/09/2010 - 11:36
Last week Google rolled out Instant Search, a major overhaul of the way pages are retrieved and displayed and the SEO community is still...
08/06/2010 - 08:55
I noticed a sneaky world cup related logo appearing on Google this morning - not in the usual location for many of the Google doodles, but (as has...
11/05/2010 - 12:41
Last month, Google significantly revamped the "Top Search Queries" section of Webmaster Tools which put some very interesting data at the fingertips...
06/05/2010 - 12:15
Google are today rolling out the first major overhaul to the appearance of their search engine for a number of years.
22/04/2010 - 19:15
As any self-respecting SEO does, I make an effort to canonicalise all URLs that I deal with. As a preference, this is always with a server-side...
09/12/2009 - 10:38
Google's newly launched personalised search has attracted little fanfare outside the SEO community, however it
03/12/2009 - 12:04
Following Google's recent announcement that they will evaluate site/page
01/12/2009 - 16:01
"Boilerplate" text is repeated generic text of the kind that search engines understandably don't like. Obvious examples are copyright statements and...
17/11/2009 - 12:57
(Via WebmasterWorld) Google are currently running a limited-user test on a new SERP feature - instead of the result URL displayed in g
16/10/2009 - 12:40
Via SERoundtable I got a heads up on something going wrong with Google results for its own sites. If you search (for instance) for Google Ireland,...
16/10/2009 - 09:41
There's a pervading theme in some sections of the web development community to slate SEO, and every 6-12 months, there's a flood of blog posts on the...
15/10/2009 - 11:56
Most SEOs and many casual searchers will have noticed something Google do when you search, often called query expansion or query rewriting. At its...
01/10/2009 - 14:20
My colleague, Nick Andrews pointed out to me that one of the largest sites in the UK car industry recently updated its design - Auto Trader. Of...
21/09/2009 - 12:22
At the moment, I'm seeing some strange quirks in Google's sitelinks display, most noticeably, odd replacement of English characters with (at a guess...
25/06/2009 - 08:50
Do Internet Marketing Companies seem to think they KNOW something that you don't? If so - sorry about that. You happen to have stumbledupon a little...
18/06/2009 - 14:29
If a website is a body then the content of the site is surely the heart & circulatory system.
17/06/2009 - 12:56
It's often hard to do away with personal bias when evaluating the quality of search results across different search engines
11/06/2009 - 15:32
Google's Webmaster Tools interface has undergone a big change today with a new visual design and recategorisation of many of the tools
10/06/2009 - 15:29
Good news today for any site-owners who have failed to conform to Google's guidelines and have submitted a reconsideration request.