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SEO – Search Engine Optimisation

SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – learn more about various aspects of SEO & the varied field of Search Engine Optimisation.

What Happened in Search Today

Below is what happened in search today from across the web. No more ‘OK Google’: Cortana can now be the default assistant on Android 7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player What advanced SEOs need to know about algorithm updates Father’s Day 2017 Google doodle brings back the cactus family… read more »

Google’s mobile-first index likely not coming until 2018 at earliest

At SMX Advanced, Gary Illyes says Google will ‘communicate a lot’ before rolling out the mobile-first index. Google is “probably many quarters away” from launching its mobile-first index. So said Gary Illyes, Google webmaster trends analyst, during a crowded session Tuesday afternoon at our SMX Advanced conference in Seattle. “It’s going to be a big… read more »

How to optimize images for mobile: light, responsive, formatted images

The mobile web demands brisk loading websites because slow loading ones mean a poor user experience. A poor user experience hurts average time on site; bounce rate; rankings (directly and indirectly); conversion rate and eventually revenue. Because images account for over two thirds of page load size across the mobile web they are a major… read more »

Google Issues Warning About Guest Posting to Build Links

Google has issued a warning about the dangers of publishing content on other sites to build inbound links. They aren’t against guest posts or syndicated posts in general, but have seen an increase in spammy links in these types of posts. Hence this sudden warning from Google. Distributing content on a large scale to build links to your… read more »

The top 500 domains on the internet by external links

List of the top 500 domains on the internet by external links as of April 17, 2017. Domain External Links Root Domains Linking – From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, get the full story with all the live commentary. 5,409,190,546 5,413,688 – Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share… read more »

Titles & Snippets

Snippets and Titles – Matt Cutts Matt explains what a snippet is Matt said that when a user searches for something Google shows the title and some description. Matt said that both are considered the snippet. Google highlight some of the words in the snippet Matt said that Google highlights some of the words in the… read more »

SEO for the UK Betting Industry

The Gambling Commission claim that between April 2015 and March 2016 online gambling operators generated a Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) of £4.5billion. My SEO skills are suited to the hyper-competitive online gambling organic search space. Online gambling makes up fully a third of all gambling revenue in the United Kingdom. To play in such a market requires SEO, Content… read more »

Google Search Console

On rare occasions, there might be an event in Search Console that could affect your report data. Search Analytics February 7 – (Image search for Germany and France only) The design and behaviour of Google image search results was standardised to match the design and behaviour in all other locations. As a result, there may… read more »

Google’s Most Important Ranking Factors in 2017

You can maximise your SEO efforts by focusing on the handful of highest yielding ranking factors. Google’s algorithm is in a constant state of flux – so what was true in 2008, 2010 or even 2015 may not be true today. The following ‘most’ significant ranking factors are based on recent industry research conducted by… read more »

Yahoo! Search – 6.5% of the US Search Market

Yahoo! Search is a web search engine. It is the third largest search engine in the US by the search query volume with 6.58%, behind competitors Google at 85.82% and Bing at 6.39%. It launched on March 2, 1995 – Think Twice by Celine Dion was a top 5 UK hit at that time. Originally, “Yahoo Search” referred… read more »

WP Super Cache vs W3 Total Cache

WP Super Cache Plugin Plugin has over 1 million active installations on WordPress. There are many users who use this plugin to speed up their sites. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. If your site is hosted on a really less bandwidth or underpowered, I highly recommend you to use… read more »

Google AMP Gets Mixed Reviews From Publishers

Google is stepping up its efforts to serve speedy content to mobile internet users with its Accelerated Mobile Pages, but the initiative is getting mixed reviews from publishers as some worry about its impact on their advertising revenue. Google unveiled AMP about a year ago and hundreds of companies are now publishing AMP versions of… read more »

HTML Element Reference

HTML Tags Ordered Alphabetically = New in HTML5. Tag Description <!–…–> Defines a comment <!DOCTYPE> Defines the document type <a> Defines a hyperlink <abbr> Defines an abbreviation or an acronym <acronym> Not supported in HTML5. Use <abbr> instead. Defines an acronym <address> Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document <applet> Not supported in… read more »

Who is looking for SEO in the United Kingdom?

There are approximately 87,660 SEO related search terms in the United Kingdom in a given month. 28,622 of these searches are made by people in Greater London – interestingly, fully 26,172 of these searches emanate from London itself. Greater Manchester (4,287); the West Midlands (3,666) & West Yorkshire (2,696) provide the next highest volumes of search interest in SEO. England provides 87.2% of all search volume… read more »

SEO: Man and Van Boom Time Looming in London

SEO for Man and Van London The Man and Van sector in London is perfect for investment & a SEO consultant/search engine optimization services expert partnership for a multitude of reasons: Young professionals who utilize the man and van services are mass users of digital technology to an inordinate degree. Urban mini-moves are a reality… read more »

What Is An Unnatural Link In Google’s Eyes?

Understanding Google’s Stance On Unnatural Links The big over riding emphasis from Google when it comes to the interpretation & penalization of unnatural or manipulative inbound links is a) the manipulation of PageRank or PageRank sculpting (what they term “a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines“) or b) manipulative outbound links from your site that are not deemed to… read more »

SEO for Wedding Venues, Dress Designers, Honeymoons & More

Having had a spate of inquiries from wedding industry vendors over the last few weeks I thought further investigation into the sector from an SEO perspective was warranted. In England & Wales approximately £10 billion is spent on 277,777 weddings every single year. In 2012 number of marriages was 262,240 & in 2011 it was 249,133. This compares to 2,400,000… read more »