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    What Google’s author tag means for you

    Posted on August 24, 2011

    Reputation building is a lot easier if you can link quality content to your own or your business name. For site owners struggling to push their business forward, there’s good news. Google has recently introduced an ‘author’ tag, allowing content producers to highlight their authorship of content around the net.

    The author tag, announced at (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Can another company take my domain away?

    Posted on August 23, 2011

    Once you’ve rented your domain, you may think it’s safe for the period you’ve paid for. However, Nominet has ultimate control over who has what UK domain – and under certain circumstances, may even take your domain away from you.

    Depending on the TLD (top level domain), such as a .com or .co.uk, your domain name can cost (more…)

    Posted by Darren Jamieson

    Is Facebook useful for businesses?

    Posted on August 22, 2011

    Facebook is often mentioned in relation to link building for search engine optimisation, but site owners don’t have to be heavily involved in SEO careers to know that social media sites can provide more than links. So is Facebook useful for businesses? If so, how can you make use of it for your site? (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    High price paid for flawed soda bottle

    Posted on August 22, 2011

    A soda water bottle featuring a mis-spelling has been sold on eBay for $866 by a resident of Fernie in Canada. The bottle has three errors on it, a variation from the other bottles which are highly sought after collectors items. The bottle originates from the Slocan Bottling Works of Kaslo, dating back to 1896 and is designed in the Hutchison style, with a spring loaded top. (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Is your server hurting your rankings?

    Posted on August 21, 2011

    Search engine optimisation doesn’t just involve the SEO jobs directly attached to your website. Sometimes, the most pedestrian aspects of running a website can contribute to a rankings dive. The hardware on which your site is hosted is one of these aspects. (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    How are you spending your ‘crawl budget’?

    Posted on August 20, 2011

    ‘Crawl budget’ is an intriguing term. It brings to mind pictures of search engine spiders creeping across sites, hoarding little pouches of indexing money. If this image is what’s in your head, great. It’s exactly what you should be thinking about when planning your site’s structure (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Avoid Captain Obvious

    Posted on August 19, 2011

    Captain Obvious is a superhero close to the hearts of all ordinary folk. Whenever a co-worker looks out your window and informs you that it’s raining; whenever someone comments that a crying person seems sad; whenever someone says, ‘That’s funny!’ after laughing at a joke, Captain Obvious will be near. Captain Obvious is (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    A quarter of young people lost interest in social media

    Posted on August 18, 2011

    New research conducted by Gartner, suggests that a quarter of young people are using sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter less than they did previously. Many of the people who use (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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