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  • 4 weeks ago

    Your Web Design Agency Doesn’t Know SEO – Despite What They Say!

    I’ve worked for/with a lot of digital agencies over the past 16 years and one thing I’ve learned from this and working with 3rd party web developers on accounts that were developed in-house or by a different agency is that web designers and developers simply don’t know SEO. The reason for this post is really to highlight what may be in your contract and where you can arguably pass on any technical SEO optimisation costs back to your original designers. If you’ve recently read more[...]

  • 1 month ago

    Google’s Official SEO Ranking Factors Exposed

    In an effort to stay out of the black, move away from the grey and stick to white hat SEO, I’ve put together a list of ‘official’ Google SEO ranking factors for 2016. Each ‘official’ ranking factor is backed by either commentary or patents registered with Google and reflects only techniques known to deliver a positive effect. This research covers both the hard and fast Do’s and Don’t of SEO and avoids where possible any tactics that edge into grey areas read more[...]

  • 6 months ago

    Finding a Digital Marketing Job at 40

    OK I have to confess that i’m actually 39 and not 40 but as its only months away and it made for a more dramatic title I went for the big four-oh. A month ago I found myself made redundant. It came as a bit of a shock but was not unexpected for a number of reasons I won’t go into. This meant that once again I was back on the market and in need of work. This was made more urgent in that we’ve just bought a new house and are only 2 months away from having our first[...]

  • 11 months ago
    Mozilla Murders Flash on Firefox

    Mozilla Murders Flash on Firefox

    Last night Mozilla stopped support for Adobe’s Flash plugin in its browser. The plugin has long been responsible for many security issues and has provided loopholes favoured by hackers who use the technology to access your computers. The extent of this was unknown until security form The Hacking Team was its self hacked and a large list of exploits leaked online. read more[...]

  • 1 year ago
    EE Osprey 4G MiFi Review

    EE Osprey 4G MiFi Review

    If you’ve been reading my blog then you know that I recently moved into a new build house. Despite having broadband on order and due for an installation only days after moving in due to infrastructure issues on the site i still don’t have any internet connection three months later. This has lead to desperate action. I’ve been researching different ways to provide WIFI throughout the house and narrowed it down to the following: Tethering using an existing mobile phone – I already get unlimited mobile data through my Three contract however tethering is not included in my plan. Three[...]

  • 1 year ago

    SEO News Recap Dec 2014

    So we’re putting together our SEO reports for December back at the Blue Logic Digital office and i thought it would be a great idea to post these recaps each month on my blog. So here it is, an SEO news recap for December 2014: Details of Google’s Imminent Panda Algorithm Update Leaked The industry is awash with details of a new major update to Google’s content algorithm codenamed Panda 4. Using data taken from new patents, webinars and blog posts, this update further tightens the scope of what Google will deem a relevant and worthwhile page and read more[...]

  • 1 year ago

    Why Your Panda Recovery Isn’t Going Great

    It concerns me that there seems to be a lot of companies who are still having problems with Google Panda and Penguin penalties. As it’s almost two years since this phenomena was started I have put together this quick guide to highlight some of the lingering issues caused in particular by the rolling Google Panda update and provided a solution to help businesses get beyond the issue as quickly as possible. If you know what Google Panda is skip this next section. What is Google Panda Google panda is the name given read more[...]

  • 2 years ago

    Technorati Top 100 Resurrected

    Over the past 10 years Technorati had compiled and maintained an excellent list of the top websites in the world. A few months ago they deleted this section which has resulted in the loss of a massive resource for the digital marketing & SEO community. In an effort to make sure all of their great work isn’t lost to the world I’ve decided to use archive.org to resurrect the Technorati top 100 directory listing. Over time i will complete the task of resurrecting all of the other categories read more[...]

  • 2 years ago
    Harron Homes Review & Complaints

    Harron Homes Review & Complaints

    This post is going to be amended as we progress through buying our Tiverton/Windsor from Harron Homes. For the record this is the first time I’ve moved home, having bought my current house 15 years ago straight out of university. Needless to say a lot has changed. Disclaimer: Apart from my buying a new build home from Harron Homes I am in no way affiliated with their marketing. This is my personal experience and thoughts of the buying process and not part of some SEO campaign (tho I’d read more[...]

  • 2 years ago

    A day in the life of an SEO

    If you’re interested in what we do in the Digital Marketing team on a daily basis i thought i’d provide some insight by documenting my day. 6:00 Wake up. Shuffle into the home office and start reading the SEO and web design news from the States. 7:00 S.S&S. (Shit Shower & Shave) 7:30 Iron clothes. Quick tidy round. Set off for work. 8:30 Arrive at work. Put kettle on read more[...]