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Archive for February, 2010

Froogle to promote your ecommerce shop

Tuesday, February 28th, 2010

It amazes me that Froogle is still as small as it is in the UK. I know that it is probably growning exponentially but it still seems like no-one uses it.
Imagine a service that is FREE. A service that allows anyone selling pretty much anything online to advertise every single one of their products with […]

Pay for Performance SEO

Friday, February 24th, 2010

I was approached this week by someone who wanted an SEO company to take on a contract based on pay for performance. Now that in itself isn’t always a bad thing. The company involved knows they are not throwing money away and only pay when they get results. The terms of the offer were the […]

Sites that don’t work in Firefox

Saturday, February 18th, 2010

Don’t you just love that some web designers are too lazy to check that their site works in Firefox.
WAKE UP!
Depending on your target market, up to 30% of visitors to your site might be using Firefox. I found another site exhibiting this spectacular lack of insight this afternoon www.carphonewarehouse.co.uk - a huge UK business, but […]

SEO Lies and meta-tags

Thursday, February 9th, 2010

Todd at Stuntdubl has a funny post about the top 10 Ad Agency SEO lies. It’s a good post and I agree with it all, but maybe have a bit of an issue with suggesting you don’t need meta-tags (well, meta-description anyway).
From an SEO point of view, a meta-tag is not going to make a […]

Dumping big companies for bad SEO techniques

Tuesday, February 7th, 2010

I had to laugh the other day when I heard that Google had deleted bwm.de from it’s index for cloaking pages. For years car manufacturers have been building graphically complex, content-crap websites and I’ve always dreaded one coming to me for SEO advice. Looks like BMW might have gone to the wrong place. Their SEO […]

Brilliant FREE SEO tools

Friday, February 3rd, 2010

It looks to me like the days of paying big money to do keyword research at Wordtracker are over. Aaron Wall at SEOBook has a stack of brilliant free SEO tools, but the big daddy amongst them has to be the Yahoo! and Google Keyword Suggestion Tool. If this set of tools were packed into […]

Links from directories with PR

Thursday, February 2nd, 2010

Shoemoney - the superstar of Adsense and regular submitter to DigitalPoint forums has a great list of free directories with pagerank. Now it’s ok to submit your site to just about any directory out there, but by finding free directories that have pagerank means that spiders are more likely to spot and follow the link […]

Increasing conversion rates on your website

Wednesday, February 1st, 2010

Todd at Stuntdubl has 21 tips for improved website credibility. Of course, they all sound like common sense to someone involved in internet marketing, but do we actually carry them all out on every site we consult on? My guess is no, I know I certainly don’t. Surely as consultants it’s not just our job […]