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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 […]


How To Get More Traffic From Google Quick Answer Boxes

Almost certainly you’ve seen the quick answers box when doing a Google search – typically it’s a brief one- or two-sentence answer to your query, scraped from one of the pages that ranks high for your phrase, and placed above the regular search results. Here’s an example of the answers box shown for the search term […]


Mobilegeddon: The Aftermath and Next Steps You Should Take

On 26 February 2015, Google announced via its Webmaster Central Blog that from 21 April, it would be expanding on mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal (an algorithmic change that was soon to be called ‘Mobilegeddon’). We’ve previously covered what this means for website owners, and how you can test your site for mobile friendliness, here. […]


Google Boosts Mobile-Friendly Websites in Its Search Rankings

Google recently announced that it will be expanding their use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in its search engine. The company says it will have “significant impact in our search results”. These changes follow a number of previous attempts by Google to improve its search results for mobile users. The unusual thing about this announcement is that Google has used the words […]



The Penguin Update Arrives (Google Webspam)

So we should all be familiar with the Panda update from last year, launched by Google to improve its search results by demoting poor quality sites and increasing the rank of higher quality ones. Looks like Google are tinkering with their algorithm again with the new name :  Penguin.  How very original..! So what is […]


How Does SEO Work for Your Business?

When someone makes a query on a search engine such as Google, Bing or Yahoo! Search, the search engine looks for web pages which most closely match the search term (or terms), using what are known as ‘search algorithms’. These are the complex formulae used to calculate which pages are the most relevant and in […]



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