Richard Baxter

Chief Executive Officer

My Favourite Queries: SEOgadget for Excel

SEOgadget for Excel got a little update this week with better documentation to help you learn how to use the extension. I thought I’d share the few queries that I use in Excel most heavily: All the URL Metrics from Moz Sometimes you need all the URL Metrics data, and, if you have a paid […]

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Quick and Easy: Embeddable Highcharts Code Generator

Last week’s post “On Link Volume” used a nifty interactive Highcharts.js embed, and a few of you noticed that we have Highcharts “working” in WordPress. I’m a big fan of Highcharts – they can look lovely in a blog post, with the only barrier to using the library is the initial complexity of learning “the […]

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On Link Volume for SEO

Like every other SEO / digital agency, we get requests for “link volume numbers” in our proposals on a regular basis. That’s OK, we know how to deal out a decent response to the query, but the queries still come. Today I’m going to talk about why asking for link volumes in an organic campaign […]

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An Important Lesson All Marketers Should Remember: Start Simple

Marketers put themselves under a lot of pressure to impress. Who has the best idea? The most complex, exciting and innovative concept? What’s going to sound like we know our stuff in the next conference presentation? What will make that potential client choose our pitch? Will the client like the sound of my idea the […]

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WordPress Hosting: How To Migrate Your Site to WP Engine

What’s WP Engine? WP Engine is a fast, dedicated and scalable hosting platform for WordPress. In fact, their hosting environment is optimally configured, and only configured, for WordPress. I’d heard really good things about WP Engine’s hosting so, feeling in need of some distraction over the Christmas holidays, I got our blog straightened out enough […]

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There's No Such Thing as Boring Content

There’s no such thing as “boring content”. Imagine the scenario. You’re a marketing consultant, hired to help bring a product into market. Very specialist item, limited audience, technical product, perhaps it’s an idea you’ve never come across as a concept before. “It’s difficult marketing in boring industries”. How does that sound to your client? Or […]

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The Single Best Career Tip You’ll Ever Hear

Over the years I’ve been lucky to work with exceptionally talented people all around the planet. I’ve also got some amazing friends, people that I look up to personally (and professionally, even if we don’t share the same careers). I’ve noticed that the people I admire most all tend to share very similar characteristics, and […]

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Choosing The Best WordPress Hosting Package

What are the best WordPress hosting options for my new website in the UK, US or Internationally? Choosing a fast, secure WordPress host is an important move for any business. If you’re anything like me, you’d probably prefer to spend your time writing blog posts and marketing your site, rather than trying to unpick problems […]

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SVG Examples in Content Marketing

Content marketing is supposed to be about producing problem solving content for our customers. This should always be the case, but it’s competition that drives content marketing innovation forward. There’s competition with other brands, competition to win links, competition with other SEO’s in the same vertical and, competition to catch the attention of our users […]

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Exciting webGL Examples in the Wild

Earlier this year I spoke at Mozcon. My topic, building your own interactive content and the importance of understanding how things on the web are built. At Builtvisible, we’re constantly evolving our in-house content development capabilities. We learn through sharing amazing examples with each other. Our policy is to always attempt to break down how […]

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On Infinite Scroll, pushState and SEO

Modern web development techniques are evolving at an astounding rate. You only have to look at what’s on the cutting edge to realise that quite frankly, digital marketers who lack an interest in the front end web development and design community will eventually be at a disadvantage. For marketers there is no such thing as […]

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International Keyword Research with Grepwords & SEOgadget for Excel

The Grepwords API is a powerful, fast endpoint for keyword search volume collection. For a long time, its output was for US and “global” search volumes only, but that all changed thanks to Russ and his team. Now we have search volumes from Google in around 32 countries. SEOgadget for Excel supports these new locations […]

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On Being CEO

What, exactly makes a CEO or a Managing Director? Do you think that’s a job you can do? This is probably for you if you’ve ever considered (or are considering) starting out on your own business venture with a view to growth and employing people. If you’ve started out already, it’s here for you to […]

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12 Web Development Videos & Posts That You Should Know About

Happily and safely back from this year’s Mozcon, I thought I’d use my jetlagged up-super-earlyness to put together a quick post. At Mozcon, I made the argument that content marketers should know how their content is built. Think about it, if you’re sharing and attempting to replicate stuff like this, and this, and this without […]

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On Hiring Great People

As a member of our team mentioned on Twitter last night, we’re always hiring. We’re always hiring because fortunately, we’re always growing. This is good. Getting good people through the door is quite difficult. You need to attract the right people, encourage them to want to enquire, or consider moving on from wherever they may […]

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