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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 (a few years yet, Mother) it was a really relaxing day with friends and family. There was perhaps definitely a…

ideas culling

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…

RealtimeBoard

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…