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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…

Cheap Web Design

I’m often approached by new start or smaller businesses who simply don’t have the budget to have a website designed for them. Very often these people resort to using one of the cheap website building tools sold by the cheap hosting companies or worse, they are with 1&1 or similar and have had terrible customer…

One page websites or microsites

What is a Microsite? A Microsite is a small website usually focused on a particular product, service or geographical location. You may have seen car manufacturers use microsites to launch a new model. Usually its a flashy affair full of stunning graphics and snazzy sounds. You’ll also notice that its heavily linked from the main…

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…

Website SEO for Local Businesses

Website SEO is a must if your website targets a local area. Search Engine Optimisation is much easier on a local level for the simple reason that there is less competition. To give you an example, a search for “Website SEO” Brings up 440 million search results whereas a local search for “Website SEO Merseyside”…

Contextual Links – What are they?

SEO specialists in the UK and the rest of the World went mad a few years ago on the importance of links. The more links you pointed into a website the higher up the Google results page you would go. For a while this was true but any SEO expert worth his salt knew that…

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…

Get Ready for Google +1

The dance will be changing again soon it would seem. Voting and ranking by end users does seem to be the way forward. Review sites such as Trip Advisor have enjoyed spectacular success mainly down to the reviews and ratings left by actual holiday makers.  Even Ebay are constantly making their sellers jump through hoops…

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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