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 […]
If your website was a person, would it be saying this to your customers? “You never visit me anymore. We used to be great together. You’d fill my basket page with products and I’d get them out to you as fast as the postal service could carry them. What happened to us?! Did I get […]
Anyone can tell you that Google Trends is not a perfect prediction of the future, but when it comes to making smart business choices it’s a tool that can deliver more for free in 20 minutes than years of surveying and research can.
No link between SEO and +1s? No problem. But to give up on social media and go into SEO alone is about as sensible as shooting yourself in the foot, then shooting the other foot so it matches.
Many online businesses feel Social Media is this big enigma that needs to be cracked, that there’s some kind of secret to it. The truth is; Social Media is just loads of people on the same platform. But why on Earth would anybody actually want to follow or like a business page?
Want to build a site for your small business, with the potential to get ranked and all the social media trimmings, in just one day? It’s possible! I did it myself not long ago – aside from a few tweaks along the way, it’s all worked out nicely – and it’s all SEO friendly. I’m […]