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I believe the Daleks developed Google as part of an intergalactic experiment to prove to the rest of the technologically advanced species of the known macrocosm that they have a point.

When they shout, “Exterminate!” in our general direction, they do so for good reason.

This might sound like the talk of a man who is ten tubs of mental. Not so. I am sane (ish). I have proof. Continue Reading

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One of the things we’ve being banging on about for weeks is the introduction of author thumbnails appearing in the search results and how they can make you stand out from the crowd.

What is interesting since their addition, is the amount of people struggling to understand exactly what restrictions are in place that may prevent your picture being shown.

An interesting article on SEOmoz had recently tried to illuminate this for us. Continue Reading

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One of the things I absolutely love about digital marketing is the ever-changing face of things. Being kept on my toes and having to do a complete 180 at least once a month is a challenge I enjoy and thrive on.

One area which has piqued my interest recently is how technology is progressing at a rate that is going to completely annihilate everything we think we know about search over the next few years. We’re going to be fed into a new world of search with tech loaded clothing, tablets and Google following us everywhere we go! Continue Reading

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There’s one thing Google have tried to make absolutely sure of over the last decade: SEO isn’t a template you can just fit your site to.

Their latest update slams that point home better than most.

It’s been a well known rule in SEO that your title tag (the bit you can see in the search engine results) has to be 70 characters or less. Otherwise your title would be cut off like thi…

Google have now scrapped that entirely. Continue Reading

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Life events such as birthdays, New Year’s Eve, or just meeting up for drinks have become synonymous with Facebook events.

They have provided a unique forum for broadcasting every detail of your event to friends and family, as well as requesting everyone’s attendance and then reminding everyone it’s happening, for years and years. Somewhere along the line they seem to have lost their way. Continue Reading

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Google take their next step towards integrating search with social by ensuring businesses get a social visit via local results.

For several years Google have been integrating Google Maps results into their search results, this has given users searching for businesses in a certain locale more relevant results and businesses in that locale a more prominent position in results. When users clicked on a business they would be taken to their Google Places page, a page which held brief information about the business, some photo’s, reviews and a link to their website. Continue Reading

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Many SEO companies out there will promise you the earth: number 1 spot on Google, top 10 rankings for all your keywords and enough resulting wealth to buy your own earth. But they’re missing the point – Google rankings aren’t everything. Why? Because Google only care about providing the most relevant search results for users.

Let’s say you’re a pizza restaurant ranking number 1 for pizza. That’s great – the company you’ve paid have done their job. But it doesn’t really matter – even if you’re getting hundreds more visits because of that ranking – because if most of those users clicking onto your site are actually looking for pizza takeaway, then all you’ll have achieved is a high bounce rate.

So what should you be looking for when making SEO relevant? Continue Reading

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Just in case you blinked and missed something, watch out for Google switching it up again!

Its an exciting time in search as you are never 100% sure how the search results will be presented and what new surprises might be in there.

The introduction of the Knowledge Graph is an extension of Google’s efforts to provide the best search experience and pre-empt the result you want.

Yup, its mind reading spookiness! Well not quite but it could seem like that when you start getting answers to questions you didn’t even ask yet. Continue Reading

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Google have always rolled out regular algorithm updates from tiny little ones you’d never notice to big meaty ones that shake things up big time. In recent months the pace of change and rate of updates has been a game changer with updates so varied and frequent they seem to be tripping over each other at times. But what does this actually mean in real terms? Continue Reading

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