Has reputation management just got easier?

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A top EU court has just ruled that Google must remove listing of ordinary people if the listings are irrelevant and outdated. The right to be forgotten has come about after a Spanish man complained that a 16 year old auction notice of his repossessed home infringed his privacy. So has reputation management just got [...]

Does Google+ help influence website rankings?

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Rank Fishkin founder of Moz has been undertaking some considerable testing on whether Google+ helps influence website rankings. Rand thus far has concluded that there is no evidence that Google+ activity helps to improve a websites search engine rankings. The testing showed a small increase of 3 places, only to return to its original starting [...]

Is guest posting okay providing it’s good content?

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There has been much discussion and speculation about guest posting since Google came out and said if guest posting is your strategy for getting links, then you should probably stop. The questions is, is guest posting okay providing it’s good content? The answer to this could be NO! “Guest posting has become spammy” – another [...]

FREE Product Photography

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Do you own a website and you would like to improve the imagery of your products featured online? How would you like us to provide you FREE product photography? Professional photographs will help boost your marketing and increase your sales and turnover. For a very limited time only we are offering a days worth of [...]

Google begins to penalise poor mobile websites

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Google announced in June that it would start to adjust rankings for websites that failed to provide a user friendly mobile experience. A poor user experience included homepage redirects, unplayable video’s, or when 404 errors were served even though the page existed on the desktop website. Such penalties mean that it is vital that you [...]

What is rel=”no follow” and when to use it

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The rel=”no follow” tag was introduced by the major search engines in 2005 to fight spam and allow publishers to prevent outbound links from receiving ‘votes’ in favour of the content. So why would editors want to avoid passing votes? Well if search engines believe that outbound links have been paid, or are in anyway [...]

How important is it to have a mobile site?

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Imagine having nearly 60% of visitors land on your website, only to hit the back button. Is that enough of a reason for you to have a mobile site? Or perhaps you need to know that 67% of people are likely to make a purchase if the site is mobile friendly. You cannot ignore mobile [...]

SEO for Beginners and Novices

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In this article we discuss SEO for beginners, including on-page and off-page SEO ranking factors. Since way before Google existed, we have always relied on indexes and directories to advertise our products – the BT phone book for business is a classic example of such. Born out of such directories was companies like A1 plumbing, [...]

SEO Case Study – The importance of SEO

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It’s rare that I give specifics in a public forum about any of the websites that I build, however the following SEO Case Study clearly demonstrates the importance of SEO and the power of search. advancedfitness.org contains a new website that was launched at the beginning of April 2013. In just over a month, it [...]

Upgrading WordPress Security

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Have you been hit by the Levitra hack? WordPress is a widely used CMS platform, but to ensure you are not a victim of hackers breaching your site to embed hidden code, we advise you to install some additional security plugins. Wordfence and WP Better Security are two very good plugins that alter the core framework [...]

Google Penguin 2 Update by David Vidgen

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Matt Cutts, Head of Google’s Webspam team has today announced some changes that are coming into play with the launch of Google Penguin 2 update this summer (as early as May). The message was consistently clear from Matt, Google’s advice is for webmasters to produce great sites that have excellent content. Matt specifically mentioned bookmarking and repeat [...]

70 million reasons to use WordPress

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As of Dec 2012 there is a staggering 70 million WordPress-powered websites. It powers some of the worlds biggest brands and celebrity blogs/websites, including Sylvester Stallone, Paris Hilton and Linkedin – proving it to be the leading Content Management System (CMS) on the market. That’s why we use it! It has over 17,00 plugins available, so [...]

Press Release : Free SEO friendly websites

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A Birmingham web design and SEO agency davidvidgen.co.uk is helping small companies beat the recession by offering free SEO friendly websites. davidvidgen.co.uk is offering small and medium sized businesses a free SEO friendly professional website when you subscribe to their link building services for just 3 months. United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland [...]