The Future of Mobile Is Search, Not Just “SEO”

A few weeks ago, one of our junior team asked me to host a training session to explain Schema markup. Specifically, what Schema is, and why we implement it. It was an extremely on-point question, and one that I enjoyed answering. Around the same time, I was contacted for an opinion on Google’s Mobile update […]

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Pixels Please: Image Scaling in CSS

Until now, web developers have had very little control over how browsers render images when they’re scaled. Take Mario, for instance: This is a 24×32 pixel image, scaled up using Photoshop to preserve its crisp, blocky composition. It’s a great example of the low-res pixel art that’s long been a staple of retro and indie […]

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The Impact of IP Host Location on Your Site SEO

Back in February I contacted WPengine to ask if we could upgrade to PHP 5.5. With WPengine (and the way we’ve set up our DNS) this upgrade involved an IP address change in Builtvisible.com’s a-records. Following this change, I saw a drop in SEO visibility in our UK rankings so, I investigated. Sure enough, Searchmetrics […]

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Launching “Big” Content – A Checklist

When I wrote this back in 2012 I was probably having a bit of a bad day: The big day comes, it’s time to go live, to publish your work. You click “publish”, and, nothing. Sorry folks, you had an ugly baby. Your content marketing looks like a dog chewing a wasp. The humiliation of […]

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How 3rd Party CDNs Can Block GoogleBot

You shouldn’t block Googlebots’s access to your CSS or JS files. We’ve known that for a long time, but more recently we’ve had reminders from around the community and Google themselves because of algorithm updates and proposed changes to the way mobile sites might be ranked in mobile search. Some of us might be assuming […]

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Marketers. Learn to Sell.

You’re a marketer. You should learn to sell. In the last two weeks, I’ve come across two marketers who have said that they’d never want to have to sell. I think all marketers should have experience of actually selling something. I think almost all do, without actually realising. Have you been successful in a job […]

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How To Use Social Link Intersect for Quick Linkbuilding Wins

Earlier this month I gave a presentation on Quick Wins for SEO at Friends of Search in Amsterdam. One of the tips that seemed to go down the best was based on my comments about the Moz “Link Intersect” tool. I’ve been a fan of that idea for a long time. Link intersect analysis is […]

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Content Strategy Helper Tool – Version 3

Consolidate trending news from across the web, and find inspiration for your research topics quickly and easily:   Skip to Set-Up About This is our 3rd update of the Google Spreadsheets based Content Strategy Helper Tool. As you’ll see, we’ve completely reworked the tool and added a large number of new social sites, content aggregators […]

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3 Common Google Analytics Questions for Beginners

No analytics training? I get people constantly asking me about things related to Google Analytics and I don’t mind it at all, in fact I love it. Here are a few things I have been asked about already this year by people who are new to analytics. Are Unfiltered and Testing Views Important? One thing […]

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Low Effort, Big Return Marketing: Quick Wins for SEO

They say the smallest things can make a difference, and I don’t doubt that for a second. A passion for search engine optimisation is borne from a love of teasing out each and every possible performance gain on a site. That simple truth has kept me addicted to SEO for over a decade. Marginal Gains: […]

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Great SEO Starts With The Right People

Hiring the right people is hard. Hiring the right people who have years of experience in this industry is extremely hard. With that said, I don’t think experience is always necessary to good hiring, or building a great company. You’ve had a lot of success in your own search marketing efforts, but when it comes […]

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Localisation Not Translation: Getting the Right Recipe for International SEO & Content

I joined the ranks at Builtvisible back in August last year; a time when a series of challenging projects for a variety of clients in the international sphere were moulding into shape. In the short space in between late last summer and now, we’ve undertaken a number of projects from international keyword research and content […]

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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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