There is a war happening right now. A war for your eyeballs. Giant technology companies are fighting for your eyeballs – or, rather, for your visual attention. On one side, we have Google: the king of all online advertising. On the other, Facebook: the king of misplaced attention spans. Now, Apple enters with ad blocking […]
Okay, I’ll come right out with it – this is a borrowed post. Borrowed from the insanely awesome piece of insane awesomeness that is Northcutt’s list of Google ranking factors. In this post, I’ll take 10 of the most potent positive ranking factors and explore what you need to do with them to get some […]
Continuing from my last post (How Small Businesses Can Dominate Digital), it’s time to get ready for the impending doom of Black Friday, that pre-Christmas explosion of human greed that really makes you question your involvement in society. As a retailer, it’s your responsibility to improve the situation for customers as much as possible – […]
The online wilderness is dominated by huge brands that tower over a landscape pockmarked with smaller businesses trying to get by. But why should SMBs feed off the scraps left behind when they can be so much more? Oh that image will make sense later. Maybe.
Social Media is the king of the Internet. It’s the genesis point of every viral video, meme, every fail and every win witnessed online. It’s where people go to vent frustration, share joy and brag. It’s a very human thing – even though the human element seems masked behind a digital wall. It’s hard to […]
I’ve picked some top tools for technical SEO, on-page SEO and backlink checks. Best of all, they’re all totally free! If you’ve got a favourite tool that hasn’t been mentioned, feel free to comment at the end of this post.
Google’s Pigeon update dropped its proverbial payload on the UK at the very end of 2014. There were big changes, like local packs being reduced from seven to just three, local directory listings dominating the first page, and the huge day to day, location to location variations in rankings. So now that the guano has settled, […]
Early in February 2015, a great big slab of news landed in everyone’s news feeds – Twitter and Google had struck a deal to show tweets in SERPs. Déjà vu? Maybe it’s 2009 again… But how can this help the parties involved, why are they going for it? And what does this mean for your SEO?
If you’re working in Digital Marketing, the idea of taking on PPC can be pretty daunting. Becoming an expert can seem like a near impossible task. It seems so complicated, clinical and scientific; nothing like the creativity and ingenuity in SEO. The first hurdle is always the hardest. But let me tell you how you can go […]
Protecting brands online isn’t just reserved for businesses. Charities are branded too. Does your charity rank for its brand name, the cause it fights for and its latest campaign? And why does that even matter? Let’s find out!
The urban pigeon is a relatively wily creature. Not cunning like a fox – more of a fearless perennial weed with wings, waddling amongst the human populace, waiting, waiting… The pigeon’s famous appetite for discarded chips and salty snacks is satisfied when these treats are dropped by passers-by. So; is Pigeon then an apt name for […]
Google Webmaster Tools is an all too often overlooked resource in the Digital Marketing realm. Overshadowed by the ridiculously powerful Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools (or GWT) has something of an ugly sister status – penalties, warnings and site messages from Google – all of these are administered via this platform after all. But aside […]