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@michaelguyperry

RapGenius: Not So Smart After All

The online start-up RapGenius, a site that allows users to submit their interpretations of song lyrics and other texts such as religious passages, poems and speeches, received a rather unwelcome present from Google on Christmas morning. The search giant had carried out a manual action,... More

@MattELindley

Damn Son, Update Your Off-Page SEO for 2014

Guest blogging can be a great way to obtain links, but the strategy has been so over-used in the last few years that most site owners are just saying no. The average webmaster is spammed with dozens of generic outreach emails every week, so it's no surprise that our requests are met with anger or... More

@ben_holbrook

Could your images be harming your on page SEO?

Google image search is so good now that you can use it to find exactly where your images are being used/high jacked elsewhere on the net, in just a few clicks. So consider this, if Google is capable of reading and recognising your images, wouldn’t it be reasonably safe to assume that it also... More

@luke_walmsley

#BrightonSEO 2013 “Breaking down the Silos” Matt Roberts

BrightonSEO was undoubtedly a huge success, bringing fresh ideas to the stage through the talent from Agencies, Tools and Media's that we know, love and use (too much). Matt Roberts, Linkdex, came to discuss the ‘Breaking down the Silos'. A Guide to creating the Ultimate Team, and I believe,... More

@lisadmyers

#BrightonSEO On Page Marketing Slides

Great audience at BrightonSEO this afternoon. Here's my slides from my session on On Page SEO and On Page Marketing. #BrightonSEO 2013 - On Page SEO & Marketing from Lisa Myers More

@lisadmyers

On Page Optimisation Guide #BrightonSEO

I'm currently speaking at #BrightonSEO,  probably mid way my session by now, the idea was that this blogpost along with the below infographic goes live at exactly the right time. As my session is on "On Page Optimisation and Marketing" I wanted to show you that we do what we preach, and have... More

@ben_holbrook

#BrightonSEO: Video SEO Hacks with Phil Nottingham

Top takeaways from Phil Nottingham's session on Video SEO at BrightonSEO 2013 We're obsessed with video at Verve Search and we's big fans of Phil. He started the talk with an important point to consider: not everyone does Video SEO for the same reasons. Take a second to think about why you do or... More

@SJayatilleke

Goodbye Dear Google Keyword Tool – Welcome Google Keyword Planner

The time has officially come for the good old Google Keyword tool, which was used by SEO professionals and PPC Ninjas. You can say that the reception of the community has been mixed. But Peter’s tweet just spoke out of my soul: ‘The new Keyword Tool is like a new step-parent, that is... More

@MattELindley

7 Ingredients for a Successful Online Competition

It's well-known that online competitions have social benefits for brands, but did you know that they can also be a great part of an SEO strategy? We’ve had success in running giveaways to obtain links from ‘hard-to-get’ websites. The deal is, we run a competition on a third party site,... More

@josiemsampson

How to Increase the PageRank of Your Google+ Profile

 We all know that we should be building our Google+ network but, like a trip to the dentist, most of us just haven’t got around to doing it yet. Increasing our author rank by implementing the rel=author tag is simple enough – but have you ever thought about your PageRank? That’s right;... More