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….

Lidl Christmas TV ad Christmas 2013

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…

link building google trends

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…

stages of grief - denial

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?…

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…

brighton SEO 2013 stacey cavanagh

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…

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…

asked 1000 brits

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…

british cities

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

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…

mobile solutions

The following is a guest post by Scott Hague, founder and director of Integrated Change, a mobile development agency. You can find Scott on LinkedIn Going mobile isn’t just a tick in the box or ‘bolt on’ to an existing website. It…

question mark

Stop asking… “What are your keywords?” Whenever I hear SEOs or sales people ask prospective clients that question, it makes me shudder a little. It’s not the client’s job to know what their keywords are. It’s our job, as the…

real life size wall-e

This is now right at the top of my ‘I want one’ list. Well, it’s joint first with a beagle puppy and a tiger cub. This video was featured as part of Youtube’s geek week and showcases an actual Wall-E…

Challenge Your Broadband Campaign

Virgin Media has become the latest brand to use its TV ads to push potential customers to the search engines. The broadband giant is, like others have done in the past, actually telling viewers to find them using non-brand searches….

Getting Married is Making my Brain Ache

I’m engaged. That’s not brand new information. I’ve been that way for 6 or 7 months now, but I’ve only just realised how much I am going to have to do before I buy all my friends and family dinner…