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I've put together a list of the best 22 UK SEO blogs - and set up a custom Google search engine that searches just them. So if you want a UK take on the latest SEO news, an SEO problem, or something weird you've spotted Google doing, use the UK SEO blog search engine.
Claims about Fred Goodwin's injunction are out in the open - in Google, on social media sites, on newspaper sites, on Wikipedia and on popular blogs.
The blogs at Vodafone's flagship CSR World of Difference site have been hijacked by UKUncut.
An interesting email thread has been passed my way... Suggesting that at least one newspaper may be willing to buy links
If you are filling out the census, you may be puzzled by Has anyone been amused by question 17, which says "This question is left intentionally blank. Go to 18". Or you may not be puzzled because your Q17 has some real questions.
When I look at the examiner.com page logged in as my website Facebook page, all the Facebook like and new comment options are missing. Bug or deliberate?
How to use the Open Graph protocol and a Facebook Social Plugin to send people updates about your website - even if you don't have a Facebook page for it.
The Huffington Post recently wrote the most over-SEOed article ever called "What time does the Super Bowl start?". It was embarrassing. Meanwhile Google is about to roll outs its anti-content-farm algorithm in the UK.
Which led ...
Are you wondering, "what time does the Carling Cup Final start?" (Apologies to Huffpo for all this.)
It's a common search query, as is "what time is the Carling Cup Final," "Carling Cup Final time" and "Carling Cup Final kickoff time 2011," according to me typing some words to see what Google autocompletes.
Not because I'm an ego maniac - I was trying to find something, honest - I Googled my name. And Google Autocomplete offered me the option to remove suggestions from the list. Here's a screenshot.
There was an accusation yesterday that the BBC was adding links on its site in exchange for cash in order to influence Google's results. I think the bigger issue is the failure so far of the BBC's new external linking policy to have much an effect.
There were a couple of posts today based on the idea that Google Autocomplete (where it makes suggestions based on what you've typed so far) is a good test of whether a brand is a ...
The BBC's been accused of selling links - adding links on its site in exchange for cash in order to influence Google's results. I don't think this is true - but why were so many people quick to believe this? And Why do so many SEOs think you can buy a link off the BBC website?
How I implemented a URL that always redirects to the latest Guardian minute by minute football report - and how you can do something similar.
Here is how to turn your infographic from one big picture into something that's accessible and SEO friendly.
After months of indecision, I've finally settled on a new theme for my blog. I'll be tinkering away for the next few days / months / years but if you spot any problems, don't like anything, wish something was here that isn't etc etc then let me know
You know those incredibly long one-page websites that sell e-books. Unlike the e-book ones, there are some pages that use this sort of design that aren't awful - in fact, they're good. On the basis that three's a trend, here are three I've seen in the last day.
There have been a couple of articles recently (see below) proclaiming the slow death of RSS as a way for users to subscribe to websites. So how do the number of subscribers to newspaper RSS feeds compare?
Here's a table that compares the number of subscribers in Google Reader to each paper's most popular RSS feed 18 months ago and today.
I'm giving a talk at News:ReWired today about how specialist publishers can compete with large news organisations when it comes to SEO. One of the things I'm talking about is how to work out what people are searching for right now, so you can create content accordingly. There are some paid-for services that can tell you this. But here are some free ones.
Vodafone is the latest firm to stick an unmoderated hashtag feed on its website. If you use the hashtag #mademesmile, you can get tweets about them not paying enough tax published. It's rapidly turning into a car crash, as these tweets, published here show.