Scoot Headline Award Winner 2014

March 21st, 2014|SEO|

From time to time it's nice to be recognised, and that's exactly what's happened as I was nominated and subsequently won a Scoot Headline Award for my work in the SEO industry, and in particular [...]

Google Search: Five Things Google Needs to Fix in 2014

January 1st, 2014|SEO|

It would be fair to say that Google had a mixed year in 2013. In fairness there are a lot of things they did very well, Google+ being one of them, but when it comes [...]

These Aren’t The SERPs You’re Looking For..

December 28th, 2013|SEO|

Speaking personally, SEO implemented the white hat way gives you a great deal of satisfaction. And with a negative side to SEO also present, it almost echoes the old diametrics of good versus evil, right [...]

68 Things Matt Cutts Said in 2013

December 16th, 2013|SEO|

Google has seen some pretty drastic search system transformations in the past year, and Matt Cutts, the head of Google's web spam team is often the anchorman behind the breaking news and other important developments [...]

Three Steps to Quality Content Writing for SEO

November 26th, 2013|Copywriting, SEO Tips and Tricks|

Since Google's Hummingbird landed it would be fair to say that things have taken a very different direction where content writing is concerned. “Semantics” quickly became the new buzz word in SEO circles, but despite [...]

How Does Google Measure Intent?

November 8th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

Much has been made of Google's Hummingbird and its all new “intent” methodology. Google claims it knows what you're looking for and it will evolve into something to behold. So while I can understand Google's [...]

Hummingbird Repair Process Part One

November 6th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

As many of you will know I'm a web programmer and without sounding egotistical or arrogant I consider myself a pretty good one. Google certainly thought so too, since it ranked me on page one [...]

The A to Z of SEO – Post Hummingbird

October 27th, 2013|SEO, Web Programming|

The A to Z of SEO This article (updated December 15th 2013) contains what I consider many of the most important factors in SEO, from A to Z, from Authority to Zeitgeist, and is based [...]

How Does a Google Search Work?

October 26th, 2013|SEO|

The following infographic of how a Google search works (courtesy of the big "G" itself) breaks down the information into its most basic form, illustrating the individual steps of the search process, from before you [...]

Understanding Hummingbird: Where Google Got it Wrong

October 18th, 2013|SEO|

Web Programmers and Web Developers are NOT the same thing! Those of you following my previous posts may have concluded I have a slight issue with Google's new Hummingbird update. And you'd be right to [...]

Do Squirrels Eat Semantics?

October 16th, 2013|SEO|

Hummingbirds, Penguins and Pandas - It's all Semantics Those of you that are here after following my 'How Paid Links Can Kill Your Rankings', and Hummingbird Recovery articles may have noticed I touched upon a [...]

How Do I Recover From Google’s Hummingbird?

October 14th, 2013|SEO|

  Why has my Google ranking dropped post-Hummingbird and how can I fix it? If you're remotely interested in SEO you've likely already been shaken by the impact caused by Google's latest update, code name [...]

Penguin 2.1: How Paid Links Can Kill Your Rankings: Evidence Based Facts

October 5th, 2013|SEO, Web Programmer|

Google's latest Penguin update exploded into action yesterday (October 4th), the fifth such update in the last 18 months. The update is said to affect around 1% of search queries to a noticeable degree, according [...]

Web Programming and SEO: No More Google Tilde

August 9th, 2013|SEO|

Everyone these days claims to be an expert in SEO, but I bet there will be many of you who won't even realise that Google has discontinued one of the most useful and powerful tools [...]

The Value of a Domain Name – Web Programmer UK

April 23rd, 2013|SEO, Web Programming|

Should I register multiple domains for my website? It's a question asked to me by my clients on a regular basis, and the answer is one that's changed quite a bit as Google's complex algorithms [...]

Affordable Web Video Creation

December 12th, 2012|SEO, Web Design Essex|

It stands to reason that providing video content for your website will be something that your visitors will be happy to see. Video is a far more engaging way to interact with web site visitors [...]

Getting Visitors to Your Website

June 12th, 2010|SEO|

Before building a site there are many things that you need to take in mind. For example, how are you going to design your site, what is it going to cost you, how long will [...]

Protect Your Blog from Spam

June 3rd, 2010|SEO|

Recovering from a WordPress Spam Injection attack is not fun, but you can regain your Google Search Results after being hacked by a spam injection attack. The best policy with Google is to be specific [...]

Top 10 Search Engine Ranking Factors

January 27th, 2010|SEO|

Below are the top 10 ranking factors I believe that not just Google but other search engines use as part of their organic search results ranking algorithm: Keyword use in title tag Keyword use in [...]

Project SEO: Step Two

September 7th, 2009|SEO Tips and Tricks|

Getting a first page ranking after three days and at no cost isn't really that impressive.  My name isn't exactly John Smith now is it?   Nevertheless, I want to be number one of these apparent [...]

Project SEO: Step One

September 7th, 2009|SEO Tips and Tricks|

Getting your site listed by the major search engines is supposedly as simple as filling out a form or two.  But is that really the most effective way to get listed? In short, NO. Week [...]

Project SEO: Introduction

September 7th, 2009|SEO Tips and Tricks|

As most people know, SEO can be a very hit and miss affair. And with the likes of Google moving the goalposts before you have time to blink, it's important to keep abreast of the latest developments, else risk losing that all important search engine ranking. With this in mind, I decided to test the boundaries of SEO a little, and develop a definitive list of what works and what doesn't. Hence, Project SEO was born (I know, I couldn't think of a better name!).

Top 20 SEO Tips

September 3rd, 2009|SEO|

Getting top search engine ranking is a challenge to marketers who don’t understand the importance of using web strategies. Hard as it may seem, getting to the top of search results is achievable especially when [...]