Site Speed – Does It Matter?

Site Speed – Does It Matter?

| 6 December 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s well known that page load speed is a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm, albeit probably quite a small factor.  Nevertheless, it does count, but how much time do we need to spend in trying to make our website pages load faster? The idea behind this post came from my friend David who’s a wedding […]

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How Search Works

How Search Works

| 1 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Google has published today a great interactive web page that shows how Google search works. It’s quite a basic level but it nicely conveys the work that goes behind the scenes to crawl the web and deliver search results to the end use. There are some interesting links to click on too.  I particularly liked […]

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Duplicate Content Recovery Method

Duplicate Content Recovery Method

| 24 January 2013 | 0 Comments

I posted an in-depth article on the Artemis SEO Sussex website recently and just realised I didn’t share it on here. The article is about how you can recover from a certain type of duplicate content issue, one where duplication is only detected at the point at which the query, which will serve your page […]

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Social Media: Great But Make Sure You Own Your Content And Traffic

Social Media: Great But Make Sure You Own Your Content And Traffic

| 17 December 2012 | 0 Comments

It was interesting to read the other day that The Guardian newspaper has decided to kill off it’s Facebook newspaper app, deciding instead to use Facebook to drive traffic to that content on its own website.  I think we’re going to be seeing this happening a lot more over the coming months. It’s something I’ve […]

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Still Think Social Media Is The Way Forward For Your Business?…Think Again!

Still Think Social Media Is The Way Forward For Your Business?…Think Again!

| 16 November 2012 | 1 Comment

I hear it all the time:  ”SEO is dead, it’s all about social media now”.  What a load of rubbish. Feast your eyes on the chart above.  The data is a few months old but it paints a very clear picture of the amount of traffic referred to websites from different sources. The data was […]

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Google Caching Search Results Pages

Google Caching Search Results Pages

| 4 November 2012 | 2 Comments

When something keeps happening over and over again it ceases being a coincidence and starts becoming a fact. Over the last few months I’ve been working on several projects in relatively competitive niches. I’ve been doing some aggressive link building campaigns to get those sites ranking on the first page of Google. Part of the […]

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Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

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

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

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

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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