Things that are fresh, but don't last

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I see a lot of outdated SEO material on the web.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...

SEO Blogs...

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

My Google Penguin Recovery

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.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

CognitiveSEO Review

CognitiveSEO

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.

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Stress and Buying a Used Car in Adelaide

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.

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(2,266 words)Buying a Car
Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Website Graph

Graphs like this are a useful way to present linked data such as the pages on this website.

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

SEO Adelaide - What does it mean?

SEO Adelaide

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?

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

512 pixel limit for Google SERP titles

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?

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Friday, 30 November 2012

27 Creative eCommerce link building ideas

Link Building Brainstorm Team

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.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Google Penguin Penalty and my road to Recovery

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.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Google Analytics Code Hijackers

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.

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Monday, 7 November 2011

How My Maps are influencing Google Places

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!

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Friday, 30 April 2010

News: Facebook "Like" Buttons for your website

Facebook Like Button

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.

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Friday, 9 April 2010

News: Site Speed will effect your ranking

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...

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Friday, 2 April 2010

News: Google Toolbar PageRank updated

Google's browser Toolbar contains a little green bar that indicates how important Google thinks the current page is. This is called its PageRank (PR).

Around April 2nd, 2010 Google update its PageRank database and the PageRank for all the pages on the internet that it has indexed.

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