Then an now interactive

I’m a huge fan of interactives. Seriously, I love them. How can you not? Interactives are packed with data, stunning visuals, and resourceful information you can apply in your daily life. Now, don’t get me wrong, not all interactives are…

Google's Response to Negative SEO Extortion Emails is Pathetic

If you’re involved in any form with SEO, you’ll have undoubtedly seen the negative SEO extortion emails doing the rounds over the past couple of days. I first came across these when Dejan SEO covered the one they’d received. The…

dove real beauty sketches

Unless you’ve been locked in the cupboard under the stairs without access to the Internet (which might be your thing, that’s fine) you’ve probably seen the Real Beauty Sketches video released by Dove. Regardless of whether you’ve seen it or…

what sort of images should I release?

Yes, I’m waffling about image link building again. But I got an email yesterday from someone asking me how I decide what albums to produce. In other words, what should the pictures you release actually be of? This stuff matters….

a1 steak sauce facebook commercial

I first came across this ad on Twitter in early June. And then Phil Nottingham referenced it in his Mozcon presentation last week, which sent me back looking for it once more. Check it out: This might be the best…

tracking use of your images online

I’ve spoken and written a fair old amount on the acquisition of citations and links through distributing images under a Creative Commons License. I wrote about the process we follow on the Meld and spoke about it at BrightonSEO and SearchLove…

three mobile holiday spam

I’m really enjoying some of Three Mobile’s advertising at the moment. In particular, I like the #holidayspam campaign they’re running to promote the fact that they’ve ditched roaming charges in a number of countries with their Feel at Home Scheme….

england 2010 world cup

Every two years, I promise myself I won’t do it to myself again. After every single international tournament, it’s the same bitter disappointment, as though a dream has been snatched. And every time I let myself believe, however fleetingly, that…

Google Brand Impressions Tool

Google has so many random little tools and every couple of weeks I spend some time messing around with one or two of them (I do have a life as well, I promise). This weekend I’ve been messing around with…

el dorado royale mexico

I’ve just returned from an absolutely perfect 2 weeks on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. We stayed at El Dorado Royale just a few miles from Playa del Carmen and enjoyed a beautiful stretch of beach, amazing gourmet cuisine, stunning pools with swim up bars…