SEO is dead – probably the worst advice you will hear all year

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

I’ve been working with SEO since 1997. And while a lot has changed, one fundamentally bad piece of information keeps making a highly undesirable appearance: The mistaken belief that SEO is dead. Here are seven reasons why the person giving you such terrible advice is wrong, and four compelling reasons to never take them seriously again. 1 – When someone tells you that … Read More

Enormous Google changes

Posted by Dave CollinsGoogle Ads, SEO

You probably noticed that Google’s search results have changed. Quite dramatically in fact. The old results looked like this: Now they look more like this: For now these changes only apply to searches carried out on desktop computers. So the new format means: No text ads on the right hand side of the search results Up to four ads will be … Read More

New steps in a brave new world

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

I’ve been working with SEO since 1997, and during this time I’ve seen more changes than I can begin to count. I’ve also started to develop a taste for training other businesses how to do SEO for themselves. Apparently I enjoy interacting with live human beings more than fighting Google through my keyboard. Who knew? So in April 2016 I’m launching an SEO … Read More

SEO Easy Pickings

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

How would you like me to show you a really simple SEO tactic that really works? Better still, one that doesn’t even need you to create any new content? Because who has time to create new content for SEO purposes, right? This is a personal favourite of mine, as it builds on existing strengths and is incredibly simple to carry … Read More

An instant SEO diagnosis – no tools required!

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

How would you like a simple diagnostic test? Something that will instantly show you whether you have SEO problems or everything’s fine? Some time ago I put up a video that showed you how to do precisely that… but things have changed slightly, and my old technique is no longer accurate. Thanks Google. Why? Because some websites are seeing a slight and gradual decline … Read More

How To Tell If Your Website Designer Knows Nothing About SEO

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Choosing the right person or company to re/design your website is hideously difficult. And I’m about to make it a lot harder. Or easier. Let me explain. Every few years the dreaded website redesign looms. We know how important it is, but we tend to put it off as long as possible. Because ultimately all we’ll have is a shiny new … Read More

Invaluable SEO tools – Screaming Frog

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Screaming Frog is a useful piece of software that scans and crawls your website. It’s invaluable for quick and simple SEO diagnostics, and in my opinion should be owned and regularly used by anyone who has a website.  There’s also a free version of the software that will work on any website up to 500 pages in size. In this 5 minute video … Read More

How to carry out an SEO audit – for free

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

In this video I’m going to show you how to audit your website; internally and externally. Without pain. It goes far deeper than some of the other video tutorials – for instance Google Search Console – SEO triage in three minutes and How to find unbelievably effective keywords, as sometimes a little more depth is required. It’ll take you around 15 minutes to watch, … Read More

Google Search Console – SEO triage in three minutes

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

If you’re not making use of the Google Search Console, then you’re missing out on what amounts to free advice from Google on how to get more and better quality organic traffic. The problem might be that you simply don’t have time, or perhaps you don’t know where to begin. So how about a video showing you how to carry out SEO triage in literally … Read More

SEO is dead. Long live SEO.

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Whether you monitor your keywords by searching for them on Google, using Google Search Console or a tool like Moz, most of us keep an eye on our website’s rankings in Google’s results. Whether we should do so is another matter. Why? Because there are too many ways to get it wrong. It’s pointless to monitor the wrong keywords. And it’s mistaken to … Read More