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False Alarms: OMG, It’s a Google Penalty!

Why is it that the first thing we think of when traffic goes down is that we’ve been penalised by Google?

Scream: Penalty!

Penalties are a relatively rare thing and apply only to a very tiny fraction of the web, when a …


Smart Link Building With Twitter Followers

Stop! Is your link outreach targeting total strangers? Start with your Twitter followers instead, but do it the smart way.

Twitter Links

I see many SEOs and link builders reach out to people without leveraging existing relationships and connections. In a recent …


Smart Link Building With Referrer Traffic

Referrer traffic monitoring. A great tactic for building good links which won’t harm your website.

New link and old links hitting the target

Ask yourself a question, why did these people link to me and how can I earn more of these links?

This one is …


Canonical vs. Hreflang

Google clarifies webmaster questions around potential conflicting nature of rel canonical and hreflang annotation.


Briefly about rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x”

Websites which serve the same content in multiple languages can utilise the rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” annotations to help Google decide which version to …


Want Cheap Link Building? Think Twice!

OK, so you’ve secured some quotes for link building and SEO work, compared prices and thought about value for money. Since you don’t have time and patience for all this fancy content development, outreach and networking you decide to go …


Google Webmaster Central Hangout: 15-02-2012

Google webmaster central hangouts are a great way for webmasters to ask questions and provide feedback to Google’s webmaster team. How much can you fit into a single session? A lot apparently.


For those who have missed this week’s hangout …


Influence on Google Suggest

This is a quick checklist of factors which Google could use to drive their “Google Suggest” auto-complete feature. When users type in a search query Google tries to complete that query by selecting suggestions from many different datasets. Do they …


Do Small Sites Need Sitemaps?

A Sitemaps main purpose is to help robots find pages of a site that might not be able to be found otherwise. Having a Sitemap would make sense if you have a site with high volumes of pages, bad structure …


Broken Links

Broken links are an old problem but also a great opportunity for many websites. In this article I will outline practical ways you can look at broken links in SEO context to improve your rankings, protect your reputation and provide …