Google +1 (not to be confused with Google +) is simply a means of people endorsing a web page, and signifies a refocus for Google, where they acknowledge the importance of the user: the start of social SEO.
When I give instructions to the person who cleans our house, I sound quite different from when I’m talking to a potential client. Aside from not grovelling as much, I use different language and a different tone. Most people speak differently depending on the context of who they’re talking to. In fact I recently noticed that when I pay our … Read More
Too many businesses believe that the people who come to their website are unpredictable. That they’re out of control, entirely irrational and impossible to control. This is nonsense. The people who come to your website can only read the content that you present to them. They can only click the links and buttons that you put in front of them. … Read More
When I was a student I didn’t have much money. But once in a blue moon, some friends and I would go for a night out at a Casino. We didn’t expect to walk out with more money in our pockets than when we went in, but it was a good night, and we enjoyed ourselves. Broadly speaking, you get … Read More
Yes, this was the subject of an email I received last week. Yes, the person who wrote it gave me permission to quote him. No, I’m not going to name him. Before going further, let’s remember the difference between a bounce rate and an exit rate. An exit rate is the percentage of visits to a page that go no … Read More
I often come across businesses who want to improve their performance in Google – often through organic search. Most of them use Google Analytics, and all want more traffic from Google. When we begin optimising a client’s website for the search engine/s, the process begins by getting a feel for how they’re doing so far. Apologies for the screenshots using … Read More
I love Google; it has become an integral part of my life. But I don’t trust Google. Especially when it comes to AdWords. The reason? A bittersweet yet subtle mix of cunning and disinformation, fuelled by ignorance and trust.