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The Benefits of SEO Versus PPC: Who Wins? FIGHT!

The Benefits of SEO Versus PPC: Who Wins? FIGHT!

I’m the SEO manager at iThinkMedia. I think SEO is awesome. I know a little about PPC, (enough to get…

How to Make your Website Super Fast & Get Rich Doing it

How to Make your Website Super Fast & Get Rich Doing it

Most marketers will know that page load times are increasingly coming under the SEO spotlight. In November 2010, Google patented…

The brand power of the Christmas TV advertisement

The brand power of the Christmas TV advertisement

History Back in the 1930s, Coca Cola displayed the ultimate brand power by changing the colour of Santa’s outfit from…

Emile Heskey: SEO Genius

Emile Heskey: SEO Genius

I didn’t question the name of the meeting room when I started at iThinkMedia; I just accepted it. But after…

8 Ecommerce Optimisation Tips for Christmas

8 Ecommerce Optimisation Tips for Christmas

Christmas – that all-important festive season that seems to get earlier and earlier every year.With calendar events seeming to roll…

Antler – Luggage Brand Re-Launches to Focus on Great British Design

Antler – Luggage Brand Re-Launches to Focus on Great British Design

At the striking new Antler HQ in the heart of the almost unrecognizable, redeveloped King’s Cross, London we saw the…

How to spot a harmful link

How to spot a harmful link

The quality of your website’s backlink profile has never been so important. But with thousands of links associated with your…

5 Blogger Outreach Tips

5 Blogger Outreach Tips

Blogger Outreach is the process of reaching out to influential and authoritative bloggers, building a relationship with them and providing…

‘Not Provided’ .. Why have Google taken away our keyword data?

‘Not Provided’ .. Why have Google taken away our keyword data?

Google’s decision to remove all visible keyword data by moving completely to secure search has caused great unrest in our…

How Bounce Rate Can Kill Your Rankings

How Bounce Rate Can Kill Your Rankings

We look at all the different ways a high bounce rate can damage the rankings of your web pages from…

Link Building Basics in 3 Easy Steps

Link Building Basics in 3 Easy Steps

How does link building work to get your website ranking higher in Google? Well, it’s surprisingly simple. Here we break…

SEO Basics: A Beginners Guide to Search Engine Optimisation

SEO Basics: A Beginners Guide to Search Engine Optimisation

In this beginners guide to SEO I’m going to take you through all the basic stuff you need to know.…

Tablet Traffic to Increase in 2013?

Tablet Traffic to Increase in 2013?

Is mobile tablet search traffic set to increase in 2013? We think so, considering that everyone seems to be getting…

Top 10 Searches of 2012 from Google UK

Top 10 Searches of 2012 from Google UK

Today Google UK has revealed the most popular searches of 2012, including everything and everyone from Olympic Tickets to Kate…

Quick Win SEO Ranking Tricks You Shouldn’t Build Your Business On

Quick Win SEO Ranking Tricks You Shouldn’t Build Your Business On

Following 4 recent Google algorithm updates, I thought I’d talk about 3 common quick win SEO tricks that can really…

Google Exact Match Domain Update

Google Exact Match Domain Update

Following Google’s exact match domain update on the 28th of September 2012, there’s been some confusion over its impact, its…

"The Bradley Wiggins Effect" | Massive Increase in Cycling Related Terms

"The Bradley Wiggins Effect" | Massive Increase in Cycling Related Terms

If you haven’t been living under a rock or on a remote island then you have probably heard the names…

How To Activate Google Handwriting Search On Mobile & Tablet

How To Activate Google Handwriting Search On Mobile & Tablet

Today saw the announcement from Google that you can now search from your iPhone or tablet by handwriting your search…

Google Knowledge Graph – How could it affect search engine marketing?

Google Knowledge Graph – How could it affect search engine marketing?

Yesterday saw the introduction of the Google Knowledge graph and it has set the search marketing world’s social feeds alight!…

The Evolution of Google

The Evolution of Google

Since its birth in 1997, Google has grown to become one of the most successful companies in history with annual…

SEO Strategy & Marketing Tips for a new Website

SEO Strategy & Marketing Tips for a new Website

So you’ve got the design right, the content is written and your shiny new website is ready for launch. The…

10 reasons I DON’T need SEO for my business..

10 reasons I DON’T need SEO for my business..

If you are a business owner and regard SEO as a myth, there’s nothing worse than being asked if you’d…

Google Places next to turn ‘Instant’

Google Places next to turn ‘Instant’

In their mission to save us even more precious seconds of time Google have this week rolled their Instant feature…

Google turns focus to keywords in domain names

Google turns focus to keywords in domain names

Google’s crusade for search engine quality isn’t up yet, it seems. Below is the recent video from Matt Cutts, head…

Move your attention to mobile paid search

Move your attention to mobile paid search

Smartphones sales have continually increased since the launch of the iPhone and with their capabilities, there is an increasing number…

Update: Latest Findings from the Google 'Farmer' Algorithm

Update: Latest Findings from the Google 'Farmer' Algorithm

Following on from my initial blog post on Google’s latest algorithm update – ‘Farmer’, I wanted to see the impacts…

Google Cracks Down on Low Quality Websites with New 'Farmer' Update

Google Cracks Down on Low Quality Websites with New 'Farmer' Update

Google last week announced a major algorithm change to its search engine, nicknaming it the ‘Farmer’ update. The algorithm will…

Using Buzz Monitoring for Keyword Research

Using Buzz Monitoring for Keyword Research

One of the first ports of call for any SEO strategy should be keyword research. Without knowing what you want…

Do Online Marketing Principles Change?

Do Online Marketing Principles Change?

“The search and social media landscape is changing so fast that half of what we knew a year ago is…

Google SEO Shortcuts – Simple, Fast & Reliable!

Google SEO Shortcuts – Simple, Fast & Reliable!

This blog is essentially a definitive guide to my favourite Google shortcuts. Google shortcuts can provide you with free, fast…