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Google Hummingbird Update and What It Means To You

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Anyone remotely interested in web design or SEO will have been used to hearing about Google algorithm updates over the past few years, regardless of if you’re an SEO expert or a a small business owner who updates your own website, then you may have been completely unaware that Google have rolled out a huge…

Basic SEO Guide – Keep It Simple

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been asked to look at the SEO of a website only to find the same thing, A client who has worked with a web designer to create a lovely looking website only to be disappointed that it isn’t showing in the search results for any…

Facebook Graph Search – A New SEO Challenge

It was only a matter of time really, a flurry of privacy changes in December last year and now the announcement of a search engine powered by Facebook, integrated with Bing and named “Facebook Graph Search“. You may recall that I have wrote a few articles about ensuring that your website and your website SEO…

The Future Of SEO

This article was originally published in October 2012 and was revised in January 2013. 2012 was the annus horribilis for SEO professionals and website owners alike. No sooner had the Google Panda update drawn first blood, the Penguin update came along with an uppercut. Several more updates and refreshes throughout the year landed some blows and…

How To Get Higher On Google

This is the question that most website owners ask, “How do I get higher on Google” or “How do I get on page one of Google“. Ask any SEO expert worth his/ her salt and they will tell you the same thing, “Provide relevant and quality content”. It simply isn’t enough to just launch a…

SEO For Bing

In January 2012 I wrote an article entitled “Don’t Ignore Bing When Planning Your SEO“, I thought today may be a good time to revisit the topic. Experian Hitwise have just announced that the Google UK Market Share fell below 90% last month for the first time in 5 years. This represents a fall of…

YouTube and SEO

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, in the words of Michael Caine “Not a lot of people know that!” Is YouTube good for SEO? In a word yes and for several reasons, If uploaded correctly YouTube videos can provide a good link back to your site. In addition it’s always good…

Why is my website not showing in Google?

“Why is my website not showing in Google” is a question that web designers and SEO consultants get asked all the time. You’re very lucky if your new website makes it to page one straight out of the box. It happens, but it’s rare. If you fancy doing a bit of DIY SEO then this…

Google Venice Update – Local Search SEO

Google announced another algorithm update a few weeks ago under the code name Venice. The update is rumoured to include 40 algorithm changes not all of which affect local SEO but none the less that is the biggest news story to come out of the Venice release. You may have noticed that when you perform a…

The importance of ongoing SEO

SEO isn’t something that you do once and forget. The front page of Google™ has limited spaces available. Do a search for your most key search term and look at the sheer number of results. Everyone of those results belong to a company or organisation who all desire their website to be on page one…

Don’t ignore Bing when planning your website SEO

Microsoft for years have dominated world technology, to be fair it has rested on its laurels for the past few years as smaller and more innovative companies explored new ideas and advances. The market for computing needs changed rapidly with the introduction of smartphones and now iPads and similar tablets and yet Microsoft didn’t seem…

Website design – Less is more

Cast your mind back a few years, can you remember when pretty much every website design had a flash intro with a loading message. You’d have a little text link saying “skip”? Thankfully the web designers trend to flaunt technical prowess has now largely subsided as the big players (and the enlightened) realised that the…

Choosing a Domain Name After The EMD Update

This original article was published on 15th Jun 2011. Following the recent Exact Match Domain update by Google the article was edited on 5th October 2012 You may already have a domain name, you may just have hit lucky and picked the right one, You may be considering a new website design or simply buying…

Common misconceptions about SEO

SEO or to give it its full title Search Engine Optimisation is a term surrounded in mystique. This misconception alone was key when I chose a domain name for this website “Google Wizard”. Just to be clear, I’m not a Wizard, I’m a regular guy who lives in a small town called St Helens somewhere…

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