Search Engine Optimisation Starter Guide (by Google)

If you haven’t seen it already, I would highly recommend that you watch this interview with Matt Cutts, who is in charge of Google’s Web Spam team. Unless I am mistaken, the point of the video was to clear the air between Google and SEO professional, following Google’s decision to remove certain keyword data from […]

Matt Cutts – Google on Search Engine Optimisation

In my post Google Analytics – Keywords (Not Provided), I said Google’s SSL update has caused an uproar in the search engine community, with some fearing that the end is near for SEO professionals. I went on: Despite this, I remain optimistic about the future of search engine optimisation, as a means of generating enquiries […]

Giving back to #sbs: free SEO for the winners

View this post for up to date information on #sbs Small Business Sunday Small Business Sunday (#sbs) Last November I was fortunate enough to win ‘Small Business Sunday’, a weekly competition organised by Theo Paphitis – former Chairman of Millwall Football Club and current ‘Dragon’. To enter, simply Tweet details of your business between 5 […]

Google Analytics – Keywords – (Not Provided)

In the last week or so, you may have noticed something unusual in your Google Analytics account. If you’re not sure, go to the Google Analytics Dashboard, locate your “Traffic Sources Overview” and then click on “view report”. Google Analytics > Traffic Sources Overview > Keyword (Not Provided) This “new feature” has arisen as a […]

SEO is easy (when you get the hang of it)

Through a good friend of mine, David Alves contacted me looking for some help with search engine optimisation on his new website, This is not the first time I have tried to help a friend-of-a-friend with SEO and I found my response followed a familiar pattern: (1) I outlined the three elements of SEO; […]