tracking use of your images online

Tracking the 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…

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Three Mobile’s #holidayspam Campaign

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….

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World Cup Fever and Hopeless English Optimism

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 Brand Impressions Tool – Love This

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…

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El Dorado Royale – Heaven on Earth!!

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…

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Married, MacNaught and Off to Mexico

So, I got married yesterday! And, aside from the less-than-subtle hints from my Mother about when the Grandchildren would be following, it was a really relaxing day with friends and family. There was perhaps definitely a little too much alcohol consumed…

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NUF Testing to Narrow Down a Long List of Ideas

It was an absolute privilege to speak at Brighton SEO last week. It’s always such a fantastic conference and Kelvin Newman and the rest of the team at Rough Agenda work tirelessly to put on a diverse group of speakers and arrange…

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108 Ideas in 30 Minutes – The 6-3-5 Method of Brainwriting

Ideas generation. That’s one of the toughest challenges we face in content marketing. If you have a ton of different clients in a host of different niches, you are effectively in need of a seemingly endless stream of creative ideas…

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So, apparently I am over reliant on my smartphone….

My better half and I like to walk up hills and stuff. Well, when I say we “like” to do this, I mean that we do do this. He likes it. I whinge about it but I like it when…

Mobile UX in Google's Page Speed Insights Tool - No Longer in Beta

Mobile UX in Google’s Page Speed Insights Tool – No Longer in Beta

Back in December 2013, Google rolled out mobile user experience recommendations in its load speed tool in Beta. Image credit. This beta rollout came hot on the heels of Matt Cutts suggesting at PubCon that mobile search rankings are soon…

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RealtimeBoard: Collaborative Digital Whiteboard Tool

I’ve spent a couple of hours messing around with a tool I came across tonight. Apparently that’s how I spend my Sunday evenings. #rockandroll. But anyway, I’m keen enough to share it… It’s called RealtimeBoard and I came across it…

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Mozcon 2014 – Speaking in Seattle

I’m somewhat excited today (I’ve been punching the air and everything) as I’ve been invited to speak at Mozcon 2014! Needless to say, I’ll definitely be doing so and am thrilled to be going to such a great conference in…

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That Jaffa Cakes #Sweeet Ad Makes Me ‘Awww’ Out Loud

It’s been a week or two (or maybe even three) since I’ve seen the Cadbury’s TV ad broadcast. But my craving for a feel good TV ad has been satisfied by McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes. The new Jaffa Cakes TV ad…

Keeping it Real: I Can't Read The Same SEO Content Over and Over Again

Keeping it Real: I Can’t Read The Same SEO Content Over and Over Again

Alright, let’s cut it out. I’m beginning to see a pattern. The same SEO content done over and over again. It’s being force fed into my face, and it’s missing my mouth, because its already cheek-to-cheek full of the same…

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For Online Retailers Who Don’t Invest in Speeding Things Up…

Dear online retailers who fail to invest in speeding up their websites… you make me say words I hope my Nan never finds out I’ve ever used. I’m impatient. I know this about myself. But I’m not the only one….