Mobile-Friendly Search Algorithm Update: April 2015

In February 2015, Google announced that it would be making moves towards a better experience for mobile search users by telling them whether a given web page in search results was “mobile-friendly” or otherwise. It’s important to note it is done page-by-page and not across a website in search results. This move was the logical next step in the evolution of mobile (and in-app) search…

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Is SEO Really Evil? An Interview for the Boagworld Podcast

This week I am on the Boagworld Podcast, recorded in January, talking about the realities of SEO in a modern world. Paul a while ago said that ‘seo is useless‘ basically, only to then backtrack once he realised just how wrong he was. In the podcast we speak about all kinds of things, including: What SEO actually is How SEO fits into the ‘bigger picture’ How…

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Social Media Image Sizes – Your Simple Guide

Creating amazing graphics for Social Media can be a pain in the backside, tools like Canva make it easy at times but aren’t really flexible enough for many use cases. In this article I will be talking about the sizes of images used for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Think of it as your simple guide to images for social media. All sizes in pixels….

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7 Simple Ways to Love Your Website This Valentines

Valentines is just a few days away, businesses have begun to have fun with valentines marketing ideas but what about your website… For me there is no better metaphor for how you should care for your website than to look at Valentines Day. Each Feb 14th we show someone how much we love them, in one form or another, we make a huge effort –…

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Why Landing Pages Are Awesome

Landing Pages are a tool I often talk about during SEO Training sessions or when talking to groups who have the fundamentals of SEO (such as meta tag, image and content optimisation) pretty much spot on. But I haven’t really talked about them in a blog post, and given they are a key part of your website today I want to change that. Define: Landing…

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Brands Getting It Together for Valentines Day

We all love a bit of cheesy advertising, whether its Christmas or Valentines or maybe even Easter. Advertising at these seasonal points tends to break down the ‘normal’ barrier and conventions of advertising and brand engagement. For the past few weeks I’ve been looking across the web for some of the best (and odd) advertising pushes made during the Valentines period each year. There are…

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SEOAndy is a Finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2015 – PR, Media & Marketing

Late last year I asked for your support in a public vote, a part of the UK Blog Awards. I was nominated in the PR, Media & Marketing category for individuals. In December, I was made aware that thanks to the fans of this blog and the work it does, SEOAndy is a finalist for the UK Blog Awards. The support I and the blog received…

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4 Reasons Small Data is Better Than Big Data

There is no denying that “Big Data” can be important to SEO and Digital Marketing. Whether it’s looking at industry trends or monitoring the movement of illness across the globe, Big Data can have an impact on many things.  Big Data is often available at your finger tips, for us Digital Marketing types there is Google Trends, a way to see what is trending in…

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