Entries Tagged as 'SEO'

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

What Happened to Press Release Sites?

One of the recent big news of the SEO world that some connect to the Panda 4.0 update has been the drop of many press release sites. Indeed, if we look even at something as generic as “press release” SERPs, this is what we see:

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Parliament.uk: Some Answers

As a follow up to my post about strange findings concerning the parliament site, I have been able to get in touch with Tracy Green who is the Head of Online Services there and she answered the questions I had for her. The questions and answers are below. Q: Have you been involved in the […]

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

The Strange Story of the UK Parliament Site

The story began with me looking at the payday loans SERPs and discovering something pretty weird in the second page: Given the recent government attempts at regulating payday loans (which have become quite a disaster both online and offline), I would have been very surprised, if not for one little detail: it is the homepage […]

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Case Study: Ranking #1 for Blackhat SEO Blog

Those who follow me on Twitter have probably seen me posting this: Shortly after followed by this: The post in question was this review on my other blog, and apparently that blog still ranks #1 for “blackhat SEO blog”. Something I have never really cared about or been trying to achieve, but once it happened […]

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

SEO Security Audits – My Slide Deck from SMX London

If you still think you should only be doing link audits after getting an unnatural link warning in your Webmaster Tools, or if you still have no idea what an SEO security audit is and why you need the whole thing as opposed to a link audit only, watch this slide deck. This is from […]

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Negative SEO Workshops in Brighton, London and Leeds

As I have posted on Twitter already, I am speaking at BrightonSEO this Friday (April 12th). The talk is called Negative SEO: Myths and Reality but as this is part of the “Lightning Talks” session it’s only 7 minutes so it’s designed mainly to shed some light on the existing myths concerning negative SEO. Negative […]

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Interflora Back in the SERPs

As of today, at least some of Interflora’s rankings are back, just in time for Mother’s Day. It’s been about two weeks since Interflora got penalised by Google. Here is what I am seeing with location set to UK: Keyword Google.co.uk position Google.co.uk URL interflora 1 www.interflora.co.uk/ flowers 10 www.interflora.co.uk/ roses 10 www.interflora.co.uk/category/roses/ balloon bouquet […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

So Who Got Interflora Penalised?

Since Martin Macdonald broke the news about Interflora’s penalty there have been a lot of discussions and speculations as to what might have caused it. Since Google refuses to comment, each one of all these guesses is as good as the next one  but Bronco’s version about the advertorials in the local news sites seems […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

WordPress Sitemap Plugins Reviewed

Searching for any specific class of WordPress plugins is no easy task. As surprising as it may sound, it is true. There are several reasons for this. WordPress plugin directory currently lists a total 23,245 plugins, which wouldn’t be a problem if they were better classified – but there is actually no proper classification to […]

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Site Infected by Malware? – Here’s What You Should Do

Recently I got a heads up from my friend Earl Grey that one of the sites I control is marked as infected with malware in Google. I got on the case and within a couple days the issue has been sorted out successfully. The case, however, has inspired me to post about sites getting infected […]