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Chris Simmance

Chris Simmance

Chris has worked in the travel industry for the last 8 years, much of that working overseas in ski resorts, so he has a fantastic understanding of thriving in competitive sectors. His last project was social media management and website development for a leading travel company.

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    .htaccess Files Best Practice Guide With Examples and Functions

    htacess securityhtaccess stands for HyperText Access and is a file that is supported by some web servers. It allows site owners to manually configure elements of how their site is seen or accessed and this can be done at root or directory level. The file was originally used to allow different levels of access at different directory levels of a site. Now though, these files are used for a multitude of different functions from the original access functions to the more sophisticated functions that allow URLs to be rewritten or errors to be handled.

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    Hi, I’m Chris, and today I’m going to be talking to you about how to avoid duplicate content issues across international sites. Since the most recent Panda updates, duplicate content has been ever more of an issue for most site owners across the Web. With businesses which sell their products and services across different top level domains to target different countries, this can be a bit of an issue as well when the same language is used for descriptions and for product names and things like that.

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    A Guide To Structured Data Markup Implementation Methods

    bigstock-MARKETING-Highlighter-over-ba-13249193Structured data is becoming ever more prominent. You see it (or don’t if it’s implemented correctly) on a lot of sites and it helps search engines to better understand elements of a site’s structure. The search engines then use the structured data in the search results as rich snippets alongside the normal result or they use them to provide more relevant results for the user.

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    The Best SEO & PPC Jokes

    ClownsWho says SEO isn’t fun?… Well a few people I suppose…. But what do they know! After winning Sitevisibility’s Brighton SEO joke competition I thought I would share some of the SEO & PPC related jokes I have come up with over the last few months. A few of the team also got involved with their own jokes. Some of these are hilarious…Others, not so much; but nonetheless I’m sharing them. Feel free to use the ‘Tweet This’ button to share them too!.. Even the bad ones!

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    Microsoft SEO Toolkit Review

    bigstock-SEO--Search-Engine-Optimizati-14219222There are a lot of good SEO tools out there and I use loads of them.  Like many SEO professionals I use tools daily and I will often pick one tool over another depending on the needs at the time. Recently I came across the Microsoft SEO Toolkit and have been blown away at how thorough it is as an SEO tool! In this post I will run through some of my favourite features and reasons why everyone should download it for their sites.

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    Technical Tips To Avoid A Duplicate Content Penalty

    Content DuplicationSince Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates they have become more adept at penalising sites where the quality and quantity of content is poor. This has been evident more so on minimalist sites that provide more rich images than content, but has also affected sites that have limited content for the user above the fold of the page.

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    Server Response Codes And What They Mean

    404 error pageOver the life of a website you will be (if you manage it that is) presented with Server Response Codes or ‘HTTP Status Codes’ in regard to a lot of different elements of your site’s functionality and maintenance needs. Quite often these are the largely well-known codes such as 404 errors and 301′s, but there are a whole world of other response codes that you may be presented with when you work on a site.

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    21.12.12 – What If The Internet Ended On 21st December?

    Image 1 -Mayan CalendarAccording to the Mayans, and a lot of people who believe in their prophecy, the world is going to end on the 21st of this month. If they are right then this could very well be my last Koozai Blog post ever!

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    Why A Faster Internet Connection Isn’t All You Need

    RaceIn recent years there has been a boom in internet speeds available with fibre optics and 3G, 4G and in some countries talk of 5G is giving mobile users access to sites at blistering speeds; but even now there are sites out there that have such slow site speeds that to load them, even on a fast cellular network, is hugely frustrating . People have been heralding this as the answer to all your speed needs on the web. However, I don’t think that faster and faster internet speeds are the only solution.

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    Hi, I’m Chris and today I’m going to talk to you about some mobile SEO best practices. With smartphones becoming ever faster and ever more sophisticated, it’s always a good idea for site owners to start thinking about a mobile version of their site and search visibility in mobile searches.
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