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Buying and Selling Links to Rank on Google in 2013

Everyone buys and sells links So, if buying links that pass Page Rank is against Google’s terms of service and to do so means a potential ding to your rankings what should you do? Not buy links? But wait, what IS buying links exactly? Where is the line drawn? Are…

Slapped with a bouquet of barbed links

Spam spam spam! I was going to say something about Interflora but It’s pretty much been said by virtually the whole SEO world now so I won’t but I will talk about various issues arising as there’s always value in pulling that apart. In terms of penalties, of the 10’s of…

Is the unwritten contract between Google and Webmasters broken?

I’m writing this on a phone so forgive the formatting and lack of links and screenshots, i’ll tidy up later. Online: men’s and women watches. There’s a lot of change on Google these days, a lot of activity in spaces that Google were once content to monetize with ads.The clear…

Dear Google, Stop Trying to Control the World’s Information

Yet Another Woe No More Analytics Post So, Google decided to take the gloves off and twist the screw that little bit harder down on organic search. Caution, I suspect I might curse and swear and rant a little but hey, you can always hit the back button I’m not…

Old Mahalo Had a Farm SE SEO

Don’t feed the pigs excrement I was thinking about the recent farmer update and around some of the things said and around how the algo might work and how new or existing farmers might keep on feeding the pigs and chickens.  A side win is that it also helps one…

Bing, Google, Cookie Jars and Data Scrapes

Bing Bong Bell, Google’s in Da Hell There’s a been a lot of noise about Bing and Google this week regarding Bing stealing Google results. Matt Cutts is at the centre of it having had a bit of a ding dong with Harry Shum see video below (40 mins long)…

Google to allow gambling ads on its UK Adwords SERPs

Pretty big news from Latitude,  Google are to allow gambling ads on UK Adwords! Due to recent changes in legislation laws surrounding online gambling advertising, Google had decided as of tomorrow to allow gambling PPC adverts to be shown in the UK. They have been speaking direct to clients to…

Google Like it – Promote your site in your SERPs

Here’s an interesting little thing. This button (fig. 1b) will move the result to the top of the page and add this orange marker (fig. 1a) next to it so you can easily recognize it. The result(s) you promote will appear at the top whenever you search for the same…

Meanwhile in a search engine vortex oft 53rd street..

Very soon, you’ll no longer have to confess to being a sinner in order to use Googles re-inclusion or reconsideration request ( I suspect it’ll be called the take me off the naughty list next week, being xmas and all that) This is a good thing, a small thing, but…

Don’t ever bank on free traffic, build on it

Maki wrote a good blog post today that for me spoke about marketing and creating things of value that have the efffect of creating converted users; that’s, people who will buy into whatever it is you do or are trying to achieve. Be it via a comment, a hit of…

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