The internet has come a long way since its humble beginnings. There was once only one website dedicated to explaining the World Wide Web project. The computer it was hosted on was in CERN and it had a hand-written sticker on it saying “This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!”Read more
Recently there has been a flurry of people reporting they have been hit with a Webmaster tools penalty that focus’ on the backlinks coming into the site – as this coincides with the most recent update to the Google Panda update (Panda 3.3) I’m assuming it’s part of this update.
Google’s Panda updates exist outside Google’s normal algorithm changes, they are run regularly to tidy up the rankings and the aim of them is to hunt out wrong doers and penalise them for their wrong doings. Read more
If you’ve been following the GrowTraffic blog you’ll have seen a post back in November about the use of exact match domains to get a better place in the rankings and how Google was indicating this loophole / benefit will be phased out. Interestingly, new research has been released by the Open Algorithm Project (Domain Name SEO). Read more
I’m in the process of building a microsite for a client that would like me to do some work for them. Our agreement hasn’t actually started yet however when I looked into this area I thought it was worth me building the site in advance to take advantage of what looks to be a new market / new marketing opportunity. Read more