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I link where it’s relevant…

I have no problem linking out to people. Really, I don’t… If I quote a piece of research here or reference something someone said, I will generally link out to that piece of research or to the social profiles or…

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I was always told never to laugh at the misfortune of others, but…

If there’s any such thing as Karma kicking around then I’m clearly going to trip in the street today because I’ve laughed at this minute long video out loud non stop for the last 10 minutes. (Sorry, Mum). This Youtube…

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Freedman and Fraser: Compliance Without Pressure (The Billboard Experiment)

I’ve been reading Cialdini’s Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion. It’s the marketer in me reading it (but I do also like getting my own way so I totally see benefits out of work for this too ;-)). One of the studies…

Misinterpreting Matt Cutts – All Guest Blogging is Not Dead.

Misinterpreting Matt Cutts – All Guest Blogging is Not Dead.

Urgh. I knew as soon as Matt Cutts launched that blog post (the decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO) that the floodgates would open and there would follow a shit storm of other blog posts declaring that guest…

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Flappy Bird: 60 Points and I Still Can’t Bring Myself to Retire

An influx of images on my Facebook Timeline started it. Several of my friends were sharing screenshots of very low scores (less than 10) and “Game Over” scrawled over the top of a very Mario-esque background. “What’s this?” I found…

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Mission Impossible? Designing an Appealing Site That’s Search Friendly

Your mission… should you choose to accept it, of course, is to design a new website that’s not only beautiful to look at but highly functioning and search engine-friendly. These seeming opposed objectives sparked off a debate on a HubSpot…

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Coalition for Marriage – F**k You and Your Homophobic Propaganda

The day I found out that gay couples will be able to marry in the UK, I was delighted. I was proud to be British, proud to live in a nation that truly strives for inclusion and equality. And I…

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It’s No Drumming Gorilla, but I do Love that New Cadbury Ad…

I found myself singing Baccara’s, ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie,’ in the shower this morning. I put this down to one of two things. I’m either having flashbacks to my childhood and images of my Mother dancing around the living…

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Matt Cutts, Twitter, Facebook and their Effect on Rankings

Matt Cutts is on fire this week, sending SEOs into a frenzy over guest posts and now reiterating in a Webmaster Video that Google doesn’t use Facebook or Twitter signals to rank pages. So just close those Facebook and Twitter…

if i didnt work in seo

If I Didn’t Work in SEO….

I love my job (most days). SEO (or ‘inbound marketing’ or ‘organic performance marketing’ or whatever else people call it these days) is a ridiculously fast moving area to work in. That’s part of the appeal for me. That and…

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David Moyes is Useless, Arsene Wenger is Jimmy Saville and Other Things Google Suggest Says About Premier League Managers

I’m a sucker for a funny Google Suggest screenshot. And, unfortunately (after an opening 6 months that can only be described as ‘catastrophic’) my beloved Manchester United’s new manager has been very much “suggested” of late (as above). Although I’m…