Google +1: why you need to care

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

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.

Using the right tone is paramount, innit?

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

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

Why does no-one visit my great web page?

Posted by Dave CollinsWebsite Optimisation

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

Why AdWords is better than the casino

Posted by Dave CollinsGoogle AdWords

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

How can I measure my SEO success? Start with the basics.

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

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

Why shouldn’t I trust Google?

Posted by Dave CollinsGoogle AdWords

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.