Tag Archives: Google

The Rise & (Supposed) Fall Of Google Authorship – My Port80 Localhost Talk

On Wednesday evening I spoke at Port80 Summer Localhost 2014 in Newport, alongside three other excellent talks on the subjects of product launches, intellectual property and the power of using emotion in UX. When @Joel_Hughes (@Port80Events‘ organiser) and I first … Continue reading

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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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How To Change Your Profile Pic On A Google+ Local Page

Changing the profile pic on a Google+ (personal) profile is easy. Changing it on a Google+ Brand page is easy. But changing it on a Google+ Local page? I spent a good while trying to figure out how to do … 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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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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