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The ASA Takes Action Against 1&1 Internet

I’ve made my feelings about 1&1 Internet very clear in the past. In my opinion, the company uses some misleading advertising tactics. I complained to the ASA about 1&1’s “SEO tools” ad. I wasn’t the only one either. Another complainant approached…

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Coffee Machine Love.

I drink a lot of coffee. I did consider trying to give it up a couple of years back… but half way through my first day of “quitting” I got a headache and decided giving up was a silly thing…

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Christmas 2013 Ads – My Favourites of the Festive Season

I’m a sucker for Christmas TV ads. I don’t even care that their overpriced production is designed to get people talking and buying. I love them. And here’s my favourite TV ads of Christmas 2013. 1. The Lidl Christmas 2013…

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A Sure Fire Way to Decide Whether or not to go to the Christmas Markets

I LOVE Christmas. And I LOVE mulled wine. And I live in the centre of Manchester…. so when the markets start I find myself spending rather a lot of time there drinking rather a lot of mulled wine and feeling…

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Google India’s New Ad is a Masterpiece in Storytelling

Google is great at telling stories with its video format ads. Just great. And the latest advertisement by Google India is my personal favourite so far. Incredible. Just watch it! (Turn on caption to get the English subtitles). Also recommended:…

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Guest Blogging – Up Your Game

It’s no wonder that Google added mass, low quality guest blogging to its Webmaster Tools link schemes. ‘Guest blogging’ has been abused, by some, and turned into a technique that represents low quality, high quantity and quick win link building….

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I Have a Confession: I LOVE that Lidl Christmas TV Ad.

The test of a good Christmas TV ad for me is, quite simply, whether it leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. John Lewis have given me the fuzzies the past couple of years very successfully… to the point…

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Google Trends: ‘Link Building’ in Decline.

I spend Sunday nights on watching X Factor and messing around on Google Trends. Try not to be too envious of my rock n roll lifestyle, folks. Anyway, tonight I took at look at global trends for four phrases since…

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The 5 Stages of Grieving for your Keyword Data Following the Arrival of 100% (Not Provided)

It’s official. Google is now moving towards encrypting all searches, meaning you’ll shortly see all Google organic keywords as (not provided) in your Google Analytics account. Cheers for that, Big G. Very useful. Grieving the loss of your keyword data?…

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Quick Catch Up with Ahmed Khalifa – In House SEO at Schuh

I’ve always worked agency side in SEO and imagine that working client side would be a completely different experience. So I’m always keen to talk to people about their experiences in house. I met Ahmed Khalifa at SMX London back…

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Low Cost Link Building with Data – My Brighton SEO 2013 Slides

Last week, I had the good fortune to speak at Brighton SEO and to attend sessions held by other speakers. My session was on using data to drive compelling, link worthy content. The slides are now available on Slideshare and…

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The iPhone 5C is NOT a Budget Phone

The iPhone 5C was announced by Apple this evening. That was no surprise. It turns out the images that have been floating around the web for weeks were bang on correct. It’s colourful and it’s cute! It has an A6…

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I Asked 1000 Brits to Name a USA City Other Than New York…

I asked 1000 Americans to name a British City other than London last week and published the results. Paris and Wales both made it into the top 10 (huh?) and Liverpool pipped Manchester to the number 1 spot. #heartbreak. A…

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I Asked 1000 Americans to Name a British City Other Than London…

I asked 1000 Americans to name a British City OTHER than London. That’s not the opening line to a joke or a round on Family Fortunes. I really did… I received an email over the weekend from Google with a…

cyfe review

Tool Review: Cyfe – So Much More than a Reporting Dashboard

I recommended Cyfe in my session at SMX London back in May 2013 and with good reason. If you’ve not yet checked this tool out, let me tell you a bit more about it. What is Cyfe? Cyfe touts itself…