Search Ranking Factors 2009 Released

In case you haven’t noticed, SEOmoz have just published their Search Engine Ranking Factors for 2009: Every two years, SEOmoz surveys top SEO experts in the field worldwide on their opinions of the algorithmic elements that comprise search engine rankings. This year features contributors from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, the Ukraine, […]

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The Future of SEO – Structured Markup

Photo: AsGood Ever since I started doing SEO, I remember coming across “The Future of SEO” style blog posts, taking a punt at what the future might hold in store for Search Engine Marketers. Among some of the more recent posts on the topic, Rand at SEOmoz gave a lot of weight to user data […]

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Synchronise Your RSS Feeds on all Your Devices Using Google Reader

Here’s a handy little tip if you’re looking for a better way to synchronise your RSS feeds between your work computer and the numerous other places you may read your RSS items (your iPhone and Ubuntu installation, for example). For absolutely ages, I had RSS items to read in Outlook 2007 on my work PC, […]

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Recent Locations Influence Google Search Results

Earlier this evening I decided it was high time I got another eye test, so I searched for “Specsavers” in Google.co.uk: Anything out of the ordinary here? For me, yes! I was in Croydon this weekend and prior to leaving the house I carried out a few searches for the location of the party we […]

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Matching User Intent to the Right Organic Landing Pages – IBM Thinkpad

Getting traffic to a site through a vast portfolio of traffic driving, high value keywords is at the top of every search engine marketer’s priority list. That said, what if all that traffic is going to the wrong pages on your site? While researching laptops this afternoon I decided to take a look at the […]

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Google’s Vince Update – Brand or No Brand?

It’s been almost exactly a month since Google’s Vince Update hit UK shores. Quite a few SEO blogs covered the update, and submitted their own hypotheses as to what ranking factors could be driving the change. Matt Cutts answered a webmaster question regarding the Vince update on Youtube and tried to be as clear as […]

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Group interviews – the way to go when you’re recruiting SEO’s

Credit: Joe Shlabotnik Recruiting new SEO’s to join your team can be pretty tough. Finding the time to run the interviews, booking the meeting rooms and reviewing the CV’s can be time exhaustive and slow. If you’re recruiting candidates who are relatively new to the world of SEO, why not try a group interview at […]

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Markup Location Data on Your Pages with the hcard Microformat

Chris Silversmith writes “Should You Geotag Pages For Local SEO?” over at Search Engine Land today, giving a thorough overview of the hCard Microformat, its uses and possible alternatives. In his post, Chris writes: In the past, I’ve strongly recommended the use of semantic markup in the form of hCard microformats as a component of […]

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My 5 Quick SEO tips for Living Made Easy

Living made easy is a website developed by UK non-profit organisation the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a charity offering free, impartial advice and information from their website about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living for people with disabilities. The DLF’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Steve, reached out to me through a […]

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The Beauty of Kiva.org and Their Profile Pages

I recently registered on Kiva.org after being introduced to the site by a colleague at the office. Kiva is a “person-to-person” micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. We’re talking $25 microloans, to people who need them. The money really makes a difference so, SEOgadget’s (very, very small) monthly […]

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