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@LisaDMyers

Want to be a Verve Search SEO Jedi? Must Like Sci-Fi, Chocolate and Stand Up Comedy

In that order. Ok, so technically you don't actually need to be a Sci-Fi, chocolate and comedy fan to work here. But, we are looking for a Senior SEO/SEO Super Hero (the right person is more important than the title! And we might be looking for YOU! Why work for Verve? Not despite of, but... More

@ben_holbrook

SMX London 2012 – Tips, Tricks & Takeaways

So, we've been fortunate enough to go to the excellent SMX London conference over the last couple of days, and have discussed ideas with some of the world's finest search brains. Below are some of the main takeaways that we have taken across all of the sessions:   Day one: Search... More

@LisaDMyers

SMX London 2012: “Social Shares – The New Link Building”?

I thought I would share the slides from my session today at SMX London, where I spoke on the panel "Social Shares - the new link building". I was one of 3 panelist on this session and I covered the introduction and how the history of the search engine (particularly Google, well actually only Google... More

@LisaDMyers

Google Places – Global Approach ISS London 2012

I've just spoken at ISS (International Search Summit) in London this afternoon on doing Google Places optimisation on a global level. Great conference, fantastic food (important!) and good speakers. Here's my slide from the session, the presentation goes through the key points in optimising your... More

@ben_holbrook

A Guide To Rich Snippets, Schema & Microdata

I have been scouring the Internet in my quest to learn more about microformats and using schemas, but unfortunately, the majority of posts that I've found are from authors trying to exaggerate its difficulty level in order to make something quite simple sound more technical. With that in mind I... More

@ben_holbrook

How to Implement the Rel=”Author” Tag – A Step by Step Guide

As Google develops and becomes increasingly "personalised", we take a look at Google Authorship mark up. By using rel="author" and rel="me", you can enhance the way the SERPs display your content and put your name and face to your work - the photo is taken from your Google+ profile.  There are, of... More

@LisaDMyers

SMX London – Blog Partner & Speaking

SMX London is only a few weeks away and the Verve Search office is EXCITED! SMX is looking to be a fab event this year and the agenda is looking full the brim with exciting sessions. From the geekilicious "Schema & Authorship" and "SEO Periodic Table" panels on day one to the SEOsocial "Social... More

@DSmulevich

Google is Testing Incognito New Features for SERPs

Always Google it before This weekend I am going to Brighton. Nothing interesting, you may argue. If it was not for what it led me to discover. Yesterday I typed [Brighton] into Google.co.uk just to check what would come up. I was accidentally using Google Incognito and suddenly realised that the... More

@DSmulevich

How to use QR Codes for Google Places

Today I want to show you how to use a not-so-new technology to help small businesses rank higher in Google Places. When triggered, Google Places results achieve both great relevance and exposure. Trust me, if you type in “restaurants” you cannot avoid looking at them. If you were Pizza Hut,... More

@LisaDMyers

How to use Pintrest – The power of Pintrest

We discoverd this fabulous infographic about the power of Pintrest and how to use it. Pinterest has so far seen an incredible growth in the US and it has in the past two months started to gain fans in the UK. Enjoy. More