Category Archives: SEO

The Anatomy Of An (Accidental) Monster Post – One Year On

Just over one year ago, on 6th March 2013, I published How To Remove Slanderous Google Reviews – A Case Study. It’s the story of how I managed to remove a fake 1-star review from my parents’ business’ Google Places … Continue reading

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Google-Friendly Link Building Tactics For Online Sellers: My Online Seller Wales Talk

On Thursday 20th February, I gave a talk at Online Seller Wales, for their Cardiff event (#OSWCardiff) in Porter’s Bar’s cinema room. I’ve spoken in the venue’s cinema room before for my Cardiff Internet talk (and I’ve also spoken on … Continue reading

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Should You Remove Bad Links? A Twitter & Google+ Debate

So this morning I woke up, opened Tweetbot on my mobile and found out that I’d received 29 @mentions from 3 people… Earlier in the day yesterday, I left this reply to a tweet by @barriemoran about lifting penalties: @barriemoran … Continue reading

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The SEOshank Reconsideration

“Do you feel you’ve been rehabilitated?” A few months ago, I went through my first penalty removal experience for a client. They had a manual action notification in their Google Webmaster Tools account for having unnatural links pointing at their … Continue reading

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Stick Your Fork Elsewhere… Thoughts On Matt Cutts’ “Guest Blogging Is Done” Statement

Yesterday, Google’s Head of Webspam Matt Cutts posted a new blog post containing a very strong statement: “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy.” As expected, the SEO industy went nuts on Twitter … Continue reading

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