Last Thursday, 16th May, Google advised the SEO community that it had updated its Google Rater Guidelines which is the first time they have updated these since July 2018. From what I can ascertain from this update is that the guidelines have added in more detail/direction to specific areas in order to clean up/clarify what the raters are looking for, mainly in terms of quality … Continue reading Those pesky Google Raters are at it again!
As we race into 2019 there have been many posts from SEO experts about what to expect in 2019 and what they expect Google to unleash on the SEO community and online businesses. Now let me be clear, these are valid points and views which I am not taking anything away from them as these experts have more industry experience than what I have. What … Continue reading Don’t be an Algo chaser in 2019, sure up that SEO foundation!
If it has then carry on reading but if hasn’t then you are clearly undertaking the correct steps which should have been part of your ongoing strategy for the past couple of years. There have been numerous signals given by Google over the past couple of years on what Google wants their users to see and what signals sites should be providing which Google will … Continue reading Has the latest E.A.T. update given you indigestion?
No these are not new tools or new practices that have been adopted but are a couple of analogies which I use when discussing SEO with clients. You may think that this is strange but explaining initial starting steps (Steam Train) and the potential end of a strategy (Wile E. Coyote) with clients then it is usually easier to explain using these analogies. So let’s … Continue reading Steam Trains, Wile E. Coyote and SEO
T2:Judgement Day is here, well not quite, but the machines are learning figuratively speaking from a Search Engine point of view. Machine Learning Stanford University in California describes Machine Learning as “Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed.” Back at a Google Partners event I attended last September in Dublin, Google placed a lot of emphasis talking around Machine … Continue reading The machines are learning and are looking for satisfied users!!
The ever so often cry of businesses, and business owners, around the world when Google is either testing or is in the process of rolling out an algorithmic update. Search engines are constantly improving the search experience and, as a result, search engine optimisation is a continual transformation ranging from small daily updates to more significant updates several times a year. So it is unlikely … Continue reading Oh no, what has Google done now!!
Over time there have been some epic battles, Google vs Bing, Apple vs Samsung, Utd vs City, cats vs dogs and in the digital marketing world for the past decade we have had SEO vs PPC! Ok so maybe not in the same context but it is clearly a battle that many organisations struggle with and where to allocate their digital marketing budget. SEO and … Continue reading The eternal battle – SEO v PPC
Whenever I think of bots crawling a website, in my head I envision a cute, smart Wall-E like robot speeding off on a secret mission to find website information and to provide this to search engines and to sort it like a librarian. But as an SEO I know that they are ‘only’ computer programmes that crawls the web and adds pages to its index … Continue reading What are those bots doing on my site?!?!
I bet you’re not surprised hearing this from someone who works in an agency but I would be saying the exact same thing to my marketing and finance directors if I were working client side. SEO should not be seen as one-time practice, the technical changes, content amendments and historical links built in May cannot still be expected to be relevant in December. All too … Continue reading Why SEO shouldn’t be seen as a one off investment