Top 7 Crap Celebrity Websites to Make You Cringe!

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Top 7 Crap Celebrity Websites to Make You Cringe!

Now, you would have thought that celebrities, of all people, would invest in beautiful, all singing, all dancing websites.

They're constantly in the public eye, right? They surely need to make a lasting impression on their adoring fans. read more


Negative SEO and Faking Link Removal Notices

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Negative SEO and Faking Link Removal Notices

Yesterday I read an interesting post by Jon Cooper on negative SEO and faking link removal notices. Jon made a very good point after reading this post on how a legitimate website was contacted, and mistakenly ordered to remove hundreds of so called spammy links. Jon asked the question - What is stopping black hats from sending fake link removal notices? read more


Search by Image: Guess the Twitter Profile Picture!

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Search by Image: Guess the Twitter Profile Picture!

Google's Search by Image feature is now about 1 year old, and seems to be getting more and more accurate (and fun). I had never really used this feature before, but it recently came in very handy for a project I was working on.

I decided to demonstrate its coolness by setting up a little quiz. read more


What Makes the Perfect Blog? Pyramid Content Structure

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What Makes the Perfect Blog? Pyramid Content Structure

Of course, everybody knows content is king. But I'd like to expand on this, and discuss some of my thoughts on the development and structuring of content, particularly for blogs.

Without sounding too much like a crazy Egyptian, I think - to write a successful blog you need to build a pyramid of content. read more


Facebook, Twitter and Death: What Happens When You Die?

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Facebook, Twitter and Death: What Happens When You Die?

Fact: We're all going to die, and if you're on Facebook and/or Twitter, you may be curious as to what will happen to your account when you're gone.

Each social network has their own process and options to handle the pages and accounts of the deceased. Read on to learn more about each site's policy. read more


Google Now Displaying Schedules for Sporting Events

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Google Now Displaying Schedules for Sporting Events

I'm a big motor sports fan, particularly Formula 1. Over the last couple of years it's really started getting interesting again. With the redesign of tires to increase degradation, strategy has become more important than ever. read more


Some Great Link Building Strategies from an Expert

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Some Great Link Building Strategies from an Expert

I stumbled across a super link building book last week. Despite it being over 12 months old, Becoming a Clockwork Pirate by Kelvin Newman contains some fantastic SEO link building strategies which are still relevant today.

The resource provides a nice introduction to link building, and offers up plenty of food for thought. read more


5 Mistakes to Avoid in Social Media

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Social Media

Social Media is an extremely effective way of increasing your brand presence and producing quality results for your website.

You can use it in many ways and drive traffic to your website. However many strategies often fall victim to an array of failed marketing tactics. Embracing these common mistakes will not produce solid results. read more


Rich Snippets: Great for Searchers but Bad for Webmasters?

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Rich Snippets: Great for Searchers but Bad for Webmasters?

At the time of writing this, rich snippets certainly aren't new. They've been around for months now and I've seen many examples pop up on a day to day basis.

Although there's no denying that rich snippets are great news for searchers, are they potentially bad news for webmasters? read more


BOOM! I Just Doubled the Conversion Rate on my Website

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BOOM! I Just Doubled the Conversion Rate on my Website

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to display a phone number on one of my lead generation websites.

The phone number would be connected to a call centre, which would allow me to collect telephone-based leads, in addition to my online form. read more




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