Views Of A Digital Marketer

Sometimes its personal and not in tune with the noise, but I'm honest talk as I see it and admit when its wrong.

  • Google Panda 4.2 Is Rolling Out

    It has been announced after a 10 month wait that Google Panda 4.2 is now upon us and has been since around Sat 19th of July 2015. However it has also been stated that this will be a much slower roll out that could take months to complete. Make up your own mind to why this should be so, (more…)

    July 21, 2015

    Do You Have A Spammy Website And Are Not Aware Of It?

    There was a time when it was easy to spot spam. it shouted out at you within seconds of visiting the page, the quote was “does it look sound natural when you read it” and if it didn’t you where you stood. In theory spam is where a page is stuffed with keywords, every image is named with suitable alt text with exact match search terms. The Titles, Headers and urls all matched the search term as well as all links to the site would included exact match anchor text. (more…)

    July 20, 2015

    So Is Google Panda Still Fit For Purpose

    It is now a good 6 weeks or more since the Gary Illyse made the comment that there would be a Google Panda refresh within 2 to 4 weeks, albeit a statement he may have wished he hadn’t made. Since then, those with websites that have been hit by previous updates have been waiting patiently (well some maybe have been a bit less patient) for the (more…)

    July 2, 2015

    What Is Boiler Text And Can It Be Used Post Panda

    When the very first Google Panda rolled out there was a lot of speculation and guesswork to what you could do with your website and what you couldn’t. Some of the very first you tube videos and blog posts, were all very clear that you will be penalised by using boiler plate text. All content needed to be unique and fresh. (more…)

    June 30, 2015

    Are You A Mechanic That drives Around In A Broken Down Car?

    You would assume that the best mechanics would drive around in perfectly tuned and solid cars that never breakdown due to their rigorous service schedule and selected quality part selection. My experience, this just isn’t true. the person who fixed my car (and I do trust him) drives around in an old van and you wonder why? (more…)

    June 28, 2015

    Why You Should Use Google Developer PageSpeed Insights

    The internet has grown at an astonishing speed, and with that is the technology that supports it. It is for that reason that many web designers would never had thought that the speed a certain website page loads into a browser would be that important. One reason for this, is broadband, (more…)

    June 27, 2015

    Why Would You Render Your Pages In Webmaster Tools?

    When it came to Google understanding what was on your web pages, the advice used to be to use a text browser like Linux, so you could see what the search engine did. But then it all changed and Google’s advice is now to use the “render” process within WMT’s. (more…)

    June 26, 2015

    Exact Match Keywords Why You Should Avoid

    Not so long ago, this was the best way to rank high in SERPS. Make sure you have the exact phrases that someone would search for within your content and repeat them as many times as you think you get away with. But there came a time when it became apparent that content as being written for the search engines and not for the real value the content would offer the reader. (more…)

    June 25, 2015

    Don’t Just Hand Your website Over, Get Stuck In

    Imaging buying the latest CD of your favourite music star, only to find someone else was doing the singing and had been brought in to do the job, because the original artist did not have time. You wouldn’t be too happy right? Or do you think this is an acceptable practice? (more…)

    June 23, 2015

    All That Noise About Google Panda And It Didn’t Happen

    There are quite a few angry webmasters out there who for whatever reason got caught out in the last Google panda update. It had been promised (well almost) that updates would happen more frequently probably about once a month, so when many lost their rankings from mistakes or whatever there wasn’t a panic, (more…)

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