• My New Years Resolutions for 2012

    I have listed below eight New Year’s Resolutions that I am setting myself for 2012 – I will also be donating £15 to charity for every one that I break. No more sweets, chocolate and fast food No drinking (unless it’s a special occasion / social event) Go jogging at least three times per week…

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  • My Favourite SEO Conferences of 2011

    Having joined GPMD in February, working for an agency opened up lots of opportunities to attend some great SEO events and meetups, here are the ones that I enjoyed and benefited from the most. BrightonSEO 2011 (April and September): For me, BrightonSEO has gone from being a must-attend event partly because it’s free to a really…

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  • Review of South West Broadband Hosting Services

    Having endured the worst possible hosting experience with 123-Reg (the worst company I’ve ever dealt with), I am delighted to say that South West Broadband are a really nice, honest company who are more than willing to go that extra mile to keep their customers happy. My current account manager with SW Broadband, Ryan, replied to one…

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  • Review of 123-Reg Hosting Services

    Since I began working in SEO around 3 years ago, I’ve worked with a number of hosting companies and really struggled to find a good one – until now! Having found South West Broadband. 123-Reg, my previous hosting provider are quite simply the worst company I’ve ever dealt with – that’s not limited to hosting providers! After migrating…

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  • 5 New Years Resolutions for Online Retailers!

    In 2011, we’ve seen lots more e-commerce retailers step up from just applying a few generic title tags and doing a bit of sporadic link building and start working on building a real brand – which is great to see. Now, as we start to think about what we’re going to be changing once we’ve…

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  • RIP Yahoo Site Explorer

    Yahoo Site Explorer is a quick and user-friendly online link analysis tool that has been providing fairly basic link data to SEO’s for a number of years. Today, I found out that Yahoo Site Explorer will be officially closed down tomorrow – which is a big shame in my opinion! When I first started working…

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  • SearchLove London Conference 2011

    On the 24th and 25th of October, I was lucky enough to attend the Distilled SearchLove SEO Conference, which took place at the Congress Centre in London. The event consisted of 15 fantastic SEO-focused presentations, a panel discussion, a head-to-head battle (featuring Rand Fishkin and Will Critchlow) and an excellent social event on the evening…

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  • 5 Free Tools for Social Media Benchmarking

    Social media is both highly competitive and highly rewarding for companies in most industries, which is why it’s never been more important. If you’re competing against a host of competitions within the social media marketplace – benchmarking is fundamental. By recording the activity of your competitors (and of course your own) you are ensuring that…

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