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Archive for June, 2010

Is Google moving blog and forum posts to Supplemental Results?

Friday, June 30th, 2010

I run a holidays in England website. It’s been quite a successful site and gets lots of readers and hopefully helps people with information for their holidays. Aside from the hand edited directory and articles there is a blog and a forum. When Google updated to Big Daddy, the number of pages listed in Google […]

Guaranteed Inbound Links to your Website

Thursday, June 29th, 2010

So you’ve got a website selling your product or service. You’ve got a nice bio, some product pages and maybe a shopping basket bolted on. Your SEO guy is telling you that you need to get inbound links. The problem is that you don’t know anyone else with a website who would link to you […]

Blog Jobs

Wednesday, June 28th, 2010

Blogging really has come of age when you get sites displaying blog jobs. Today I came across a site dedicated to letting people know about blog jobs - get paid for writing.
When people are employing other people to blog for them you have yourself an industry.
So what can you expect from a blog job? […]

Google Calendar now great for holiday accommodation providers

Tuesday, June 27th, 2010

Google Calendar has been a bit of a revelation for me. It’s extremely simple to use and well laid out.
Every week they’ve been adding new features, but the current one that interests me is being able to publish your calendar, or integrate it into your website.
For people renting out cottages, or B&B’s or caravans with […]

Top Ecommerce Shop

Monday, June 26th, 2010

I order a lot of stuff online and the experience ranges from the ultra-frustrating (Jenners wedding list shop in Edinburgh) to what I experienced recently which was a sublime online ordering experience. I speak here of www.toolstation.com.
I needed some stuff to work on my kitchen at the weekend and decided to order from toolstation rather […]

My head is emptied of SEO

Thursday, June 22nd, 2010

Occasionally I, like the rest of the UK find that I need to get away from work and get off the radar for a few days. Last weekend Clan Christie packed up the car and headed to the Highlands to spend a few days in a tent. It was blissful. No SEO, no internet, no […]

A Fix for Wordpress Login Hangs

Wednesday, June 14th, 2010

Interesting thing this morning with Wordpress hanging on a standard install. Lots of people are having trouble with getting to the dashboard on their own domains. This would appear to be connected with the site wordpress.org being down.
The dashboard page calls external info which must be hosted on wordpress.org - when the info doesn’t come […]

Google Earth 4 Removes Free Measurements

Tuesday, June 13th, 2010

I just upgraded to Google Earth 4 and found that the feature that I use most often - the measure path tool - is now no longer available to free users - if you want to use it you’ve got to subscribe to the $20 per year version. That’s a bit tight thinks I so […]

Is Google selling it’s searchers short by excluding content?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2010

There are winners and losers in every Google update, and it must be said that Big Daddy on Google has been no different. I’ve had sites continue to do really well, and I’ve got one old site that’s down to just having the homepage listed. The final site that has been effected is my holidays […]

Make money from Forums and Social Networking Sites

Tuesday, June 13th, 2010

Looking forward to Shoemaker’s show on webmasterradio.fm this week about monetizing forums and social networking sites. I’ve dabbled with adsense and some affiliate stuff on forums but never really explored it fully. From what I’ve read on DP, forums can be a tricky way to earn much money unless you run a huge one.

Internal Linking

Monday, June 12th, 2010

We hear all the time about how important inbound links are to our website, but that the most valuable ones to get are the ones that we can’t influence ourselves. Those are the random links that appear just because someone has found something you say to be linkable. They are great but unpredictable.
Now your own […]

Valleyschwag Bag Arrives

Thursday, June 8th, 2010

A while ago I signed up to a new service called Valleyschwag. Paid them 12 quid by Paypal and waited, slightly impatiently to see what would drop through the door wrapped in burlap.
I wasn’t dissapointed either. 2 T-shirts, one from Rubyred Labs and one from Ioda - an ultimately cool digital music distribution company representing […]

Big Errors with the Froogle to Google Base UK changeover

Thursday, June 1st, 2010

This morning I opened my email to find that if I wanted to list items in Froogle from now on I’d have to do it through Google Base. That was OK though because Google Base UK is apparently now running and I’d just have to sign in there.
Error 1 - Cannot login - gives a […]