Title Tag and Meta Description

27 September 2018

In this post we’re going to look into what are arguably the two most important tags for search engines and visitors alike. The title tag and meta description. What are they? The content of these tags are shown within the … Continue reading

Resize your images!

26 September 2018

It’s a well-known fact that slow loading websites have a huge part to play in high dropout rates and poor search engine rankings. As more and more websites today are self-managed it’s not uncommon to see huge images being uploaded … Continue reading

What is SEO? Part 2

11 December 2017

In part one of our “What is SEO” series we introduced you to keywords and keyword phrases, along with what Google looks for when deciding on the best webpages to rank. In part two we delve more in to SEO … Continue reading

What is SEO? Part 1

7 December 2017

We get a lot of enquiries about SEO and how the activity can help drive new sales. Therefore in this blog series “What is SEO” we take a look at Search Engine Optimisation, and what activity is required to gain … Continue reading

SEO – How long does it take to rank on Google’s First Page?

24 February 2017

This is a common question when clients embark on an SEO project for the first time. Naturally, you want to establish how long it will take before you start to see results. The Historic Influences which Changed SEO It’s important … Continue reading

6 Handy Tips for Building a World Class Recruitment Website

7 February 2016

From the rise of social media to the ever-evolving Google ranking saga, the internet continues to change the way the recruitment industry goes about its business. The fact is that with 5,110 new recruitment agencies having started in the UK alone … Continue reading

Yell Websites, Yell or Hell? – What to Look Out For!

18 November 2015

With so many web design solutions available, it can be hard to know what to pick. Many are making outlandish claims and others are promising more realistic benefits, this can sometimes result in you being tricked to settle for inferior … Continue reading

Top 10 Free UK Business Directories

6 November 2015

Business directories are the next best thing to search engines! In today’s online business world, we need to make it as easy as we can for customers and clients to find us! There are so many different business directories out … Continue reading

Responsive Web Design – It’s Now or Never!

28 October 2015

Earlier this year Google officially announced that mobile searches had overtaken desktop searches and as a result would be updating their search engine algorithms. As of 21 April, Google began rewarding mobile-friendly sites with higher rankings whilst ignoring those that … Continue reading

How Schema Markup Can Help You Improve SEO

12 October 2015

For many website owners, including schema microdata is a lot like eating healthily and working out – you know you really should do it, but actually getting it done is a lot harder than it sounds. Although schema and other … Continue reading

Search Engine Rankings – How Does Your Website Get Ranked in the Search Engines and Why?

14 May 2015

Have you ever wondered how Google works out where to rank a website in the search engine results? Achieving a good position in the search engine results is no easy task. There are a number of factors that control where a … Continue reading

11 Common SEO Myths You Need to Know

12 May 2015

There is a common misconception that SEO is something of a dark art, along with mind-reading and divining next week’s winning lottery numbers. Lots of armchair experts claim to have inside knowledge about what works – and what doesn’t – … Continue reading

Why It’s Important To Perform Well In Mobile Search Results

28 April 2015

In early 2014 something amazing happened: mobile finally overtook fixed internet access. Statistics released by Ofcom showed that 22% of smartphone users and 30% of tablet users access the internet, compared to 29% of laptop and 17% of desktop users. … Continue reading

The Importance of Good Meta Titles and Descriptions – and How to Create Them

27 April 2015

Great meta titles and descriptions won’t propel your website to the top of page one in Google, but they are more important than a lot of people realise. For a long time now, meta titles and descriptions have been largely … Continue reading

Google Makes Mobile Friendliness a Ranking Factor for Websites

11 March 2015

In one of our earlier posts we reported that Google were sending out millions of emails to websites which were not mobile friendly. According to a new update from Google’s Webmaster Central blog, we can now see that this was because Google … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pigeon

4 March 2015

In many parts of the UK, pigeons are considered a menace. They make a mess everywhere and are generally not very popular. Well Google’s Pigeon update isn’t quite that bad, but it has affected an awful lot of websites and … Continue reading

Is Google about to Sink Mobile Unfriendly Websites?

5 February 2015

Have you received a warning note from Google in the last few days? If your website is not ‘mobile friendly’, then the answer is likely to be a “yes”. Warning! Warning! Millions of notifications have been pinging into Google Webmaster … Continue reading

Google Penguin 3.0 Update

28 October 2014

So Google have announced another update to their algorithm, this time an update to Penguin 3.0. The update changes the way that Google use the data on a website to see where it ranks when people search for something using … Continue reading

The Dangers of DIY Search Engine Optimisation

15 September 2014

If you own your own business, you’re no doubt one of those people who is more than happy to have a go and take the plunge with trying something new. After all, it takes some guts to start a new … Continue reading

Negative SEO – a threat to your website?

4 August 2014

What is Negative SEO? Negative SEO is the practice of attacking other websites by using methods that will result in SEO penalties. Rather than practicing positive SEO on one’s own website, the sabotaging competitor will try to get another’s website penalised … Continue reading

The Google Duplicate Content Penalty

20 July 2014

On quite a few occasions over the years we’ve been asked; “Can we just take the text from another website and use it on ours?” There is a simple answer to this; “No”. Why? Well, aside from any copyright law … Continue reading

Link Building SEO

10 July 2014

Everyone wants to increase traffic to their website – more traffic means more potential customers. Ranking in the earliest pages of Google means that your website will be seen by a greater number of people. Here’s some helpful tips on how to get there. Continue reading

Google Penguin and Google Panda Explained

30 June 2014

If you’ve looked into how to improve your website’s rankings, then you have probably heard of Penguin and Panda updates and wondered if the internet is going animal crazy? Still bamboo-zled? Here are some facts which might help you break the ice. Continue reading

3 SEO Misconceptions Your Business Needs to Know

15 March 2014

1. “I want to be ranked as the number one result on Google” Any company can rank as number one on Google – if they type their exact company name into a Google search engine. If you do not rank … Continue reading

4 Changes in Online Search Behavior That Might Affect Your SEO Rankings in 2014

17 February 2014

As our lives have become more accustomed to the influx of new technology developments, finding information quickly which is both trusted and relevant, is becoming more of standard expectancy. Here are four points you need to consider when carrying out … Continue reading

How to Increase Website Traffic

19 January 2014

The internet is growing at a rate of 571 new websites each minute. This staggering amount of new sites means that your website can easily disappear among the proliferation of more and more internet chatter. So how can you make yourself … Continue reading

A Few Things You Need to Know About SEO in 2014

9 January 2014

Last year was indefinitely an eventful year in the world of SEO, with a multitude of updates and revised algorithms, many webmasters experienced a heavy workload. Here are a few crucial SEO updates you need to know to keep ahead … Continue reading

What is keyword density?

27 October 2013

If you’ve ever talked to a Search Engine Optimisation expert about the ways and means of increasing traffic on your website, one common phrase you’ll hear is “keyword density”. The online marketers know what they are talking about, but a … Continue reading

SEO and Social Advantages of Google Author Snippet

10 June 2013

Google Author snippet has captured the imagination of both the authors of the content as well as the SEO experts looking for newer ideas to optimise the web pages. In short, Google Author Snippet is a small code that helps … Continue reading

Google SEO Plans – what’s in store for 2013?

22 May 2013

Google SEO Plans for 2013 have been revealed by Head of Web Spam – Matt Cutts. In his latest video he answers what we can expect from Google in the next few months in regard to search engine optimisation and … Continue reading

SEO Tools – Top 5 suggestions!

1 May 2013

SEO tools seem to be everywhere at the moment. If you work within search engine optimisation, chances are you’ve come across many tools on the Internet, promising to help you in this and in that. But which ones really work … Continue reading

Google vs Bing: Which search engine is best?

28 February 2013

Google vs Bing – a phrase that you will hear more and more of this year. The reason being, recently Microsoft have been focusing on their search engine ‘Bing’, proving to be a very real threat to Google.  But could … Continue reading

Alexa Page Rank – Common Misconceptions

21 December 2012

You may have heard that web page ranking is quite important, but Google isn’t the only one providing page rank algorithms. Alexa is a global leader in analytics providing free global web metrics, it can tell you about the most … Continue reading

Social SEO – build relationships not links

29 November 2012

What is Social SEO? Social SEO means that you need to build relationships and not links. SEO doesn’t mean that you should become some kind of crazed internet pest, spamming people with links and generic information. Lets look at this … Continue reading

Guest Posting and its Opportunities

19 November 2012

What is Guest Posting? Let’s first define ‘Guest Posting’ before plunging into the details. When you write and publish an article on somebody else’s website or blog – this is called guest posting. Quite simple right? Why do we need … Continue reading

The Most Effective Ways To Perform Keyword Research

2 October 2012

Keywords and keyphrases form the backbone of any successful Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) campaign. Irrespective of the type of online venture, you require to target the right keywords and phrases in order to attract maximum leads. In this regard, keyword … Continue reading

Effects of the Google Panda & Penguin Update

26 May 2012

The popularity of Google Search Engine has meant that the company has to constantly update and upgrade its Search Engine algorithm in order to ensure that only the most relevant results get priority over the inferior ones. To this end, … Continue reading

Crawling and Indexing

30 March 2012

Search Engine Indexing and Crawling Revealed Have you ever imagined how a simple text search query in a search engine throws up millions of results almost instantaneously? The advancements in the search engine algorithms have meant the ushering of a … Continue reading

SEO Press Releases

13 December 2011

Writing and submitting SEO press releases for publication is one of the most popular modes of promoting your website. The primary objective of a press release is to announce to the world something newsworthy about your website or business. For … Continue reading

What is Google Encrypted Search?

29 November 2011

Google recently announced that the searches by the logged-in users will be encrypted from now on. This effectively means that the privacy of the users is now more stringently protected while using Google Search Engine. This also means that the … Continue reading