Archive for October, 2012

Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

| 18 October 2012 | 0 Comments

When I tell people that two months ago I deleted my Facebook account I’m greeted with looks of horror and total surprise. You’d think I’d just announced that I’d murdered someone with a toothpick. But yes, my long standing Facebook account with over 600 “friends” is no more and I feel so much better for […]

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Google’s New Tool To Ignore Bad Links

| 17 October 2012 | 0 Comments

Although Bing beat them to it some time ago, today Google announced their new Disavow Links Tool.  It’s a way to help you tell Google if you feel some of the links pointing to your website could be hurting it in the search results. If you’ve either been done some very questionable linking to your […]

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So Many Idiots On Webmaster Help Forums

| 15 October 2012 | 4 Comments

I appear to be having quite a lot of fights on webmaster forums these days.  I keep getting increasingly frustrated with people who have been hanging around on these forums for years and whenever someone new comes along and asks a simple question, they just get pounced on. I was on the Google Webmaster Help […]

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How To Tell If Google Thinks Your Website Is A Brand

| 14 October 2012 | 1 Comment

Most people who aren’t studying Google search results day in and day won’t have realised that Google is showing just seven results instead of ten on the first page for certain search queries. I’ve been reading on various sites that many SEOs and webmasters think that this is a big deal, when in actual fact […]

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The Hypocrisy of Google’s Top Heavy Page Layout Algorithm

| 10 October 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’re not aware yet, yesterday Google rolled out yet another update, this time it’s version two of the so-called “Top Heavy” algorithm which aims to penalise websites with too many ads above the fold.  Matt Cutts made the announcement on Twitter: Minor weather report: Update of launching today. ~0.7% of English queries noticeably […]

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Hi everyone, just getting new site set up

| 4 October 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m setting up my new website at the moment and all will be back up and running shortly. Looking forward to getting stuck in with this now!

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