Google to Disavow Links?

Posted on September 20, 2012 under SEO

If you could tell Google which links you don’t want included in its ranking calculations, would you? Have you created links or had links suddenly appear that you wish weren’t there? Has an SEO company that you hired built a bunch of nastly looking links? Well, Google has announced that there may soon be a solution: A disavow tool.

Bings Disavow Links Tool
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Conversion Thursday Belfast

Posted on May 27, 2012 under Events, General

Just a quick plug to all of those that are involved in Internet Marketing in some shape or form and from Belfast and beyond.

Kevin has organised a Conversion Thursday Event

Conversion Thursday Belfast – 28th June 2012
June 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The MAC, Belfast

The event is all about CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation).
The goal of the event is to get people together who can network and learn more about conversion optimisation.

Sign up here

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How to Rent a House Cheaply Online

Posted on May 12, 2012 under General, SEM

Need to rent a house without the high costs of an Estate Agent?

If you’re looking for cheaper online alternatives to try and rent your house, here’s my own case study that might give you a few ideas.

Rather than pay £400 plus for a local estate agent (that’s what it’s cost me in the past), albeit that they’ve been very good, I decided to try and rent a house myself online as cheaply and quickly as possible.

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How to P-P-Pick Up a Penguin Penalty

Posted on May 6, 2012 under SEO

I’m old enough to remember the classic P-P-Pick up a penguin ads, but Google’s Penguin Update hasn’t been funny for alot of webmasters and SEO’s.


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How to Fix Duplicate Listings in Places

Posted on March 14, 2012 under SEO

Google Places has all sorts of problems, and recently I’ve had a couple of clients that have had duplicate Google Places listings.

For the 1st client the issues seems to have been resolved within a 2-3 month period. So here’s the steps that I followed and will follow to see if I can get the second client’s Google Places listing issue resolved and note how long it takes.

(Below is a Screenshot of 2 listings for the same business, the 2nd listing which is the incorrect listing also has the reviews attached to it.)

duplicate listing google places

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Have LinkWheels Finally Had Their Day

Posted on March 2, 2012 under SEO

Has Google wiped out linkwheels?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed a couple of different sites in separate competitive UK markets absolutely tank. One site has dropped down 7 pages for it’s main keyword term and the other almost 10.
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Webpage not being indexed in Google?

Posted on December 31, 2011 under SEO

Recently I was moving over an old test site’s content from a domain that I had leased and no longer wanted, to put the content on a new .info site.

So I purchased hosting, copied all the files and uploaded them on to the server, edited the web.config (it was .net) and it all appeared to work without too much trouble.

Next I added a new design and everything seemed to run smoothly 🙂

After that I verified the account in Google Webmaster Tools, sat back and waited to see what happened. I checked back and in a few days or so all the pages bar 1 had been crawled and indexed even without any links pointing at the site.

So what happened, why where all the pages indexed in Google, bar the most important homepage?
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SEO Belfast Meetup

Posted on November 5, 2011 under SEO

The last few years has seen a big increase in the number of Belfast companies & consultants offering some form of internet marketing, and in the qualities of some of these consultants. So maybe it’s time for a meet up.
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What you can learn from a failed Link Farm

Posted on July 29, 2011 under SEO

As a tactic many SEO companies no doubt have the budgets to set up sophisticated link farms and link schemes, that are disguised and dressed up as legitimate looking sites that might pass a manual inspection by a Google spam team member.

However there’s alot of poor nasty looking link farms, that just don’t offer any value whatsoever or have any unique content.

Cows on a Farm
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Directory Submission worth the trouble?

Posted on June 5, 2011 under SEO

I thought I would revisit this topic again as it’s still a very popular question asked on business and search engine optimisation forums. Like a lot of things in SEO every poster seems to have a different opinion and experience, so here’s mine.

On the forums you’ll always get the usual throwaway one liner response that directory submissions are a complete waste of time, and money in the case of paid ones.

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Michael Wall

Michael Wall is an experienced web developer based in Belfast N.Ireland currently running his own web design company.

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