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New attributes could change how Google treats links

Posted on September 12, 2019

Google has announced an interesting development to its ‘nofollow’ attributes, allowing webmasters to advise the search engine on what type of links they are inserting into their content.

What is ‘nofollow’?

The nofollow value was introduced in 2005 in an effort to tackle spamming on blogs and forums. By applying it, webmasters could add hyperlinks to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How to grow a Facebook group using content – a step-by-step guide

Posted on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been trying to use Facebook to increase your business, you can’t help but have noticed how the reach of Facebook Pages has dwindled in recent months. Once upon a time, all (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

How to ruin a blog

Posted on February 29, 2012

Having a regularly updated blog is a great way to develop a business, through expanding networks and creating customer awareness. Conversely, they are also an excellent tool to lose business and alienate groups (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

The Indiana Jones approach to SEO navigation

Posted on April 8, 2011

Deep in the jungle, a lone figure wends its wary way through long-forgotten paths. Ancient map in hand, the adventurer hacks and cuts their way to a forbidden temple deep within the jungle, seeking the treasure therein. Will they succeed? Or will they forever wander, doomed, tangled in the foliage?

This may sound like a scene from an Indiana Jones movie (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Is the Paris Hilton approach to SEO right for you – or Helen Mirren?

Posted on March 16, 2011

A lot of SEO is about technical considerations, but as the search engines become more intuitive, search engine optimisation is becoming a combination of SEO, sales work and smart PR.

How is public relations involved in SEO? To get good rankings these days, you need to be able to attract attention. Any popularity you build directly affects your position with the search engines.

When you want to gain attention (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Shakin’ Stevens guide to SEO

Posted on February 12, 2010

He was Wales’ answer to Elvis Presley. He came from Ely in Cardiff, wore denim, had jet black hair and his armies of female fans called him ‘Shaky’. He is of course, Shakin’ Stevens, the legend.

As well as having hits with singles such as ‘Green Door’, ‘This Ole House’ and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ (you might know it better as Snow Is Falling) Shaky also has some very wise words on the subject of SEO.

No, we haven’t taken leave of our senses. If you analyse the lyrics to his classic ‘This Ole House’ you’ll see (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Which James Bond Actor would make the best SEO?

Posted on January 29, 2010

James Bond 007 is the master spy working for the British Government, battling the enemies of freedom. Over the years, Ian Fleming’s character has been portrayed by numerous actors, from the heights of Connery and Craig, to the lows of Lazenby. However, which incarnation of James Bond would make the best SEO expert, and all round Internet marketing professional.

Let’s have a look at the candidates:

Sean Connery
Connery was the first, and some would say the best, James Bond. While Connery may have played Bond long before the Internet was even thought of, he knew the power and importance of links. Connery’s Bond cut a swathe through most of Europe in his pursuit of SPECTRE, but he always had contacts on hand to help him out and point him in the right direction – contacts such as Felix Leiter in the CIA.

Connery was link building way before the (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

A guide to bad reputation management

Posted on January 2, 2010

A few weeks ago we discovered something quite disturbing online. It’s disturbing for two reasons: firstly it’s an unethical thing for a company to do and secondly it’s incredibly naïve.

What are we talking about? Reputation management of course.

We found that a company (who we shall not name) employs people to look after their reputation online. Now, this isn’t a bad thing at all. There are ways to look after your online reputation in order to make sure that when people search for your company that they’re not confronted with negative comments. To do this you need to be very skilful, very subtle and subvert the search engines results pages (SERPs) so that you control what people find.

You do NOT do this by going around websites and forums, such as blagger.com and ciao.co.uk, pretending to be satisfied customers of your company and leaving (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones
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