When I made this website I made a decision that it wouldn't be a blog. The website is about evergreen content that I constantly update to help website developers and keen business owners improve how they work on the internet. I want this website to be a great place to refer to and trust. I want people to believe it is telling them the latest techniques and tactics to help your website perform.
I see a lot of outdated SEO material on the web. It misguides people and can even harm a website and worse a business. Blogging proliferates this because authors don't correct or update their old material. they just write a new blog to get themselves fresh viewers and more content. This is not in the interest of people wanting to learn what is correct.
I'm glad I made that decision and I still stand by it. My main focus is to provide advice and tools that solve today's problems, and not leave old rubbish sitting around.
Recently I felt I had a few things to say that doesn't fit the evergreen mould. Stuff that IS about NOW and what is happening TODAY. So I've decided to add a blog to my website!!!!
This blog section is just about that. I won't blog about how to do SEO things or what I class as evergreen SEO subjects. My blogs are about, well have a look...
In Apr 2012 this website suffered a major drop in Google traffic. It was Penguin 1.0.
In Oct 2013 it came back thanks to Penguin 2.1.
Find out more about what I did to recover.
CognitiveSEO is a new online tool that helps you analyse a domains backlinks and more. Great for competitor analysis or link cleanups.
Here I go through some of the features to see what it can do.
I recently bought a car from a car dealer in Adelaide. This took me from the nice world of cycling into a whole new stressful place.
It took 100 days to get the car sorted. Including 6 weeks without it. Here is my journal of the saga.
Graphs like this are a useful way to present linked data such as the pages on this website.
You're looking for an SEO and you live in Adelaide. It makes sense to search for "SEO Adelaide". But whom here can you trust?
I analysed 786,031 search result titles to find out how much of a page title can get displayed. Is it based on characters, pixels or something else?
In a hangout organised by DejanSEO, 9 respected SEOs (and me) analysed an eCommerce website to brainstorm ideas on how to build effective links to it.
Find out the great ideas they came up with.
On Tuesday April 24, 2012 this website suffered a major drop in Google sourced traffic. The new algorithm they introduced was quickly given the name Penguin and started a mass of speculation amongst SEOs.
Here I chronicle the actions I have made to try and get myself out of the Penguin Prison.
Anyone can place your analytics code on their website and trigger traffic counts in your account!
You'd be surprised what I found out while investigating this.
I believe I have found good evidence that referring to Places Pages within Google My Maps has an influence over how a places entry gets displayed in search results, and also the keywords it ranks for.
Like many things I discovered this by accident!
Facebook announced this month a new set of website plugin features for your website. This includes a 'Like' button that interacts with peoples Facebook accounts.
The rumours have been going around for a while. Mainly stemmed from Google's activities such as adding a site performance tool to their Webmaster Tools . Google denied speed affected search ranking until now...