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…

michael and stacey macnaught

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…

ideas culling

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…

dangerous idea quote

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…

erm lost

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

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

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…

mozcon 2014

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…

Jaffa cakes tv ad 2014 sweeet

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

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…

speedy gonzalez

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….

can i have a link

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…

man asleep on train youtube video

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…

Freedman and Fraser billboard experiment drive safely

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…