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  • How to do guest blogging well in 2018

    A video by Matt Cutts in 2014 seemingly suggesting guest blogging was dead caused a bit of a stir in SEO and offsite communities, as did more recent statements from Google echoing the same sentiment. However, context is key, and all of these warnings were aimed at guest blogging done badly. By badly I mean […]

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  • React SEO, Universal JavaScript – Part 1

    TL;DR Websites that are built using React.JS are perfectly SEO-friendly when built correctly. If you are going to build a website that renders the front-end using React.JS, then make sure you render the first version before serving it to the search engines. It is no news to anyone that old browsers which can’t render the […]

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  • How HTTPS works (& does it affect SEO?)

    For a number of years Google has strongly advocated moving sites to HTTPS as a form of basic security, and with Chrome 70 rolling out later this year (which will mark HTTP sites as not secure), the search engine is forcing the hands of Webmasters even further. HTTPS doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a secure website however, […]

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  • Why relevant content still matters

    Google confirmed suspicions last Friday that a broad core algorithm update took place on 16 April, much like the one experienced in March. Speaking on Twitter, the Google SearchLiasion, said: “On Monday, we released a broad core algorithm update, as we routinely do throughout the year.” As a result, some sites will have seen fluctuations […]

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  • Bing makes improvements for maps-related searches in UK

    Microsoft announced that it is unrolling a series of improvements for map-related searches in the UK. Although not exactly ground-breaking, as the features have been featured in Google Maps for a number of years, Bing users will be glad to know that they can now take advantage of the new additions. Possibly the most useful feature for users, […]

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  • Breaking down leads by location

    Knowing the physical location of where your website’s leads are coming from is useful knowledge to have, and there are many ways to find this out, just as there are equally many ways you can interpret the data. In this article I will cover a few ways you can gather location data and display it […]

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  • Does social media offer SEO benefits?

    This is a frequently asked question, with clients often wanting to know more about the relationship between SEO and social media. After all, social media is something we regularly recommend clients utilise themselves if they don’t already, but it can be a rather time-consuming task. So, the time has come to tackle the links between […]

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  • UK businesses with .eu domains will be dealt killer Brexit KO

    One year on from the historic triggering of Article 50 by the United Kingdom on 29 March 2017, a quietly published ‘Notice to stakeholders’ was released in Brussels by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The details of which will have serious consequences for UK businesses that have bought, and are using .eu domain […]

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