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SEO

Search Engine Optimisation is about increasing the natural or ‘organic’ ranking of your website in search engine results for specific keywords. When someone searches online for the products and services you offer, you want to appear above your competitors, or at least ensure your business is highly visible. A good SEO strategy will involve keyword optimisation, link building and measures to keep your content fresh, new and relevant.

Third-Party Cookies Phased Out in Google Chrome by 2022

Before I go in on third-party cookies, let’s step back and revise what a cookie is. Cookies allow websites to personalise the content you see, track your behaviour onsite and remember things like products in your basket even if you close your browser. They have a bad rep but they’re extremely useful. Third-party cookies have […]


How to Improve SEO with Backlinks

“On-page” SEO is essential to making waves online. Search engines take numerous factors into account when deciding where to rank your website, such as your content marketing efforts, site speed, and keyword optimisation. However, on-page factors only form part of the search optimisation picture. There are also a number of “off-page” factors to consider too, which […]


6 Ways to Optimise Your Print Copy for Use Online

…or “How to turn great print copywriting into excellent SEO optimised copywriting that human readers will love too”. If you’ve had experience writing successful copy for offline functions, you’re most likely going to enjoy some success when writing copy for your website. However, you will need to add a few mildly techy, chiefly SEO-related tricks […]


Google’s BERT Algorithm Update

In October 2019, Google’s BERT algorithm update rolled out to all searches, all languages and all countries. BERT is natural language processing (NLP) technology, which grows Google’s understanding and treatment of context. Prepositions – like to, from, on – are now a big focus. Tiny words, often overlooked but hugely important for nuances like ‘train […]


How to Refresh Old Blog Posts with SEO in Mind

We all want our blog posts to achieve the maximum possible exposure for the longest possible time. But unfortunately, as time goes on, older blog posts can start to feel a little past their best. However, there is hope for these posts, especially ones about evergreen topics that have a longer shelf life. Today, we’re […]


A Simple Quick-Start Guide to Google My Business

If you haven’t claimed your company’s Google My Business listing yet, you’re definitely missing out. Registering and optimising your place on Google My Business (GMB) is a crucial step towards increased brand awareness and local search visibility. But what exactly is Google My Business? And why is it so essential to your online presence? What […]


7 Common Digital Marketing Mistakes And How to Dodge Them

Digital marketing can feel like a minefield sometimes, especially if the topic is totally new to you. Wading through conflicting online advice; new jargon constantly coming out of the woodwork; swimming in data but no clue what to do with it all; the learning curve can feel like a real uphill battle. But doing any […]


8 Techy On-Page SEO Essentials in Plain English

If you have a website, you need to be aware of SEO or “Search Engine Optimisation”. SEO is the practice of setting up your website in such a way that it appears (“ranks”) as highly as possible in search results when people search for relevant terms. Ranking highly is understandably great for your site’s online […]


Details on Google’s Update For NoFollow Link Attribute

Google has announced some big changes to the way the link attribute rel=”nofollow” works that will come into place immediately, with a further change happening in March 2020. What do these changes mean? Firstly, it will be seen as a ‘hint’ rather than a directive. This means that if sites are using the nofollow attribute […]


Why Google Is Important For Your Business

When online gurus talk about search engine optimisation (SEO), they often talk in terms of “optimising for Google search”. However, there are many other search engines on the market – including the likes of Bing and Yahoo. So why is it important to focus on Google so much? Well, it turns out that Google is […]


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