Implementing JSON-LD in WordPress

First, A Brief History of Structured Data for SEO Microformats For a time, we had Microformats. Those times were simple, and good. Implementing Microformats would lead to interesting things, like review ratings in Google’s search results. You could have your events listed, recipes indexed, and all sorts of contact details marked up as critical data […]

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Does This Look Right To You?

A few days ago I was at the Inbound Conference in Dublin. At the bar after my session, a junior digital marketer asked me a really interesting question: “What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone who’s currently learning SEO?” My answer: always ask yourself, does this look right? Be Curious The SEO […]

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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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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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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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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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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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SEO for ATG, Endeca and Oracle Ecommerce

Introduction Oracle acquired ATG in January 2011, as one of the most popular ecommerce software platforms, providing facilities for merchandising and content personalisation. Later that same year Oracle also acquired Endeca, a leader of ecommerce based search technology through faceted navigation. ATG & Endeca together formed the core of Oracle’s ecommerce solution, which evolved into […]

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Optimising Demandware for SEO

What is Demandware? Demandware is an e-commerce software platform for retailers. It allows them to grow and manage tailored digital and mobile commerce sites. Founded in 2004 by Stephan Schambach, the platform was launched in 2005 and went on to raise $88 million in its initial public offering (IPO). As of today Demandware boasts over […]

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Competitive Content Analysis

My last post Identifying Your Audience: a Data-Driven Approach to Content Planning was pretty data heavy, and long. This time I’m going to talk through something a little lighter, that can still flag up some content ideas, and provide a list of people you can outreach to. Aims: By the end of this article you […]

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The Content Lifecycle

Recently outside of my daily digital marketing role I have been expanding my skills in nature photography and advancing my iPhoneography photography skills, as this is a passion of mine. What I’m learning during this process of advancement, is you can use certain methods of creativity in photography to implement in your daily working content […]

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A Finishing Touch to Effective Outreach

So you’ve spent a significant amount of time and/or money creating something that both you and your company are proud of. You have ready the name and email address for the person you want to reach out to. One carefully crafted email later, you now with a hint of anticipation and excitement hit send…and then. […]

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Link Equity and Crawl Efficiency Maintenance

When conducting link audits, people usually look for risks rather than opportunities. By paying attention to what happens to Googlebot crawling external links to your site, you can usually find multiple ways to retain link equity and rank better as a result. This post should be useful for anyone working with big websites or old […]

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A Research Process for SEO Sales

Scoping New Projects: A Research Process for SEO Sales If you’ve done sales for a digital marketing agency, you know how difficult and time consuming it can be. It’s up to you to figure out if the client is a fit for your agency, scope the entire project and work out a schedule and price point […]

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