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New EU Law and the Effect it Has on Cookie Behaviour in the UK

March 10th, 2011
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New EU Law and the Effect it Has on Cookie Behaviour in the UK

Businesses, marketers, and many internet users are bracing themselves for an interesting time in the online era as from 25th May, new EU legislation requires “explicit consent” from web users before a site can make use of cookies. Cookies – what are they and what’s the problem? What is a cookie? Sparing the excessive details, which you can find on Wikipedia, cookies are small text files stored on a computer and used by Web browsers. The file can... Read: New EU Law and the Effect it Has on Cookie Behaviour in the UK

Will the Google Panda Update Affect my Site?

March 4th, 2011
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Will the Google Panda Update Affect my Site?

As a blogger and search engine consultant I’m often stunned by the shockingly low rates offered by some website owners seeking copy. How could they expect a piece on any subject to be well researched and written, fully rounded and presented when they were offering the likes of $3.50 per 500 words? Well often it seems that people aren’t concerning themselves with ‘well written’ or ‘fully rounded’, they just want content regardless of quality. Welcome... Read: Will the Google Panda Update Affect my Site?

Correlation Between Google Farmer Update and Social Media Buzz?

March 3rd, 2011
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Correlation Between Google Farmer Update and Social Media Buzz?

First of all I have to say that on the whole I see the Google Farmer update as a positive change, a move towards a better quality of search, but I say “on the whole” as there is no doubt some collateral damage in the so-called ‘War on Spam’. The power of the long tail, and Google’s drum banging of its “content is king” mantra spawned a whole era of netrepreneurs that saw the correlation... Read: Correlation Between Google Farmer Update and Social Media Buzz?

Finding and Using Free Images Online with SEO Benefits

March 2nd, 2011
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Finding and Using Free Images Online with SEO Benefits

If you run a business website or a blog, the chances are that you need to find images to use on them pretty regularly. This can be time consuming and sometimes expensive – stock images can vary from a few dollars (iStockPhoto) right up to a few thousand dollars (Getty Images). Of course you could steal them direct from Google Images (not a good idea!) or try taking your own photos, which can take up a... Read: Finding and Using Free Images Online with SEO Benefits

Our Recent Visit to the Distilled Pro Seminar Event

November 16th, 2010
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Our Recent Visit to the Distilled Pro Seminar Event

For the second consecutive year, we attended the Distilled Pro Seminar event – run in partnership with SEOmoz – which was held at the Congress Centre in London’s West End. Over the course of two days on the 25th & 26th October 2010 we heard presentations from some of the industry’s leading experts including representatives from the likes of the BBC. Whilst we were representing ourselves as a Digital Marketing Agency the event was without... Read: Our Recent Visit to the Distilled Pro Seminar Event

Mobile Content – NHS Direct Website

November 11th, 2010
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Mobile Content - NHS Direct Website

As web developers, designers and marketers, we often come across examples of websites that could’ve implemented a technology or process that little bit better. One example I came across the just other day is the NHS Direct website. I recently had cause to use the site, I wanted to call and speak to someone medically trained – my son was unwell and we wanted to rule out anything serious. I expect this is what many... Read: Mobile Content – NHS Direct Website