How to Do Terrible SEO

13 Lucky Steps to Search Engine Oblivion. I first wrote this a couple of years back (so please note that some details may be out of date) for fun and published it on, and also (now owned by Yahoo) but since I have now incorporated a blog into this site, I have […]

Google Algorithm Change Announced by Matt Cutts

It is always good to read about progress that Google makes in the fight against spam so I was pleased to read a recent post from Matt Cutts announcing that Google is evaluating multiple changes to its search ranking algorithm to combat spam and, specifically one particular change, to combat the problem of publishers having […]

Congratulations to Nick and Laraine Callow

It’s not every day that I get the chance to congratulate a client on being awarded an MBE. The news that Laraine Callow of Deafworks was being awarded an MBE for services to Deaf and Hearing Impaired people was announced in the National Press on New Year’s Eve. The award ceremony will take place at […]

Flash Home Pages Can Thwart SEO

Does Your Site Have An All Flash Home Page? Are you a lover of Flash programming? Is your home page dedicated entirely to a Flash movie? If so, did you know that this presents problems to search engines since they cannot read the images? Whilst it is true that search engines have improved their interpretation […]

Home Page Title Tag Can Be a Dead Giveaway

Does Your Home Page Title Tag Indicate an Absence of SEO? Nearly every business owner or marketing manager I speak to relates stories of being repeatedly contacted by SEO companies promising to get them to the top of Google. These companies are usually sending out thousands of emails without making any attempt to assess whether […]

Google Place Search – a Leg Up For SME?

At the beginning of November, Google rolled out some major changes to some categories of its search results which may have a profound effect on both large and small businesses. The changes affect the results for searches that are considered, for one reason or another, by Google to be local in nature. This may be […]

Meta Keywords Tags Are Irrelevant – The Final Word

Most people in the SEO world have known for a long time that Google does not factor the contents of meta keywords tags into their search ranking algorithm. This fact has been officially announced by Google’s Matt Cutts. In this YouTube video, Matt also talks about the potential usefulness of meta description tags which I’ll […]

Keyword Domain Names or Brand Domain Names?

Which domain name to choose for your website is a complex decision so how do you make it and what factors are there to consider? One of the biggest decisions is whether to go for a keyword-rich domain name or brand domain name. Well, there are advantages to both so inevitably there are trade-offs to […]