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No More SEO Hero

Has The WiX SEO Hero Challenge Been Terminated Early With the total lack of interest that WiX are showing in the SEO Hero Contest I’m beginning to wonder Has The WiX SEO Hero Challenge Been Cancelled

SEO Hero Competition Half Way Point What Have We Learnt?

SEO Hero Competition Half Way Point Half Way Point of The SEO Hero Competition and what have we learnt? I’m not 100% sure but I think we are at just about the half way stage of the SEO Hero Challenge. 2 months in and the results are still really strange, with sites coming and going, … Continue reading “SEO Hero Competition Half Way Point What Have We Learnt?”

UK Small Business Directory Scam

UK Small Business Directory Scam I had someone contact me today letting me know the UK Small Business Directory Scam is still active. Apparently small business owners are being called and told they owe money for being registered in UK Small Business Directory. This has been going on for 3 or 4 years now with … Continue reading “UK Small Business Directory Scam”

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SEO Hero Diary

Penrod Shero SEO Hero Diary 1st 5 weeks of the SEO Hero Challenge as recorded by Penrod Shero Week: 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 Day: 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : … Continue reading “SEO Hero Diary”

Who is Penrod?

Who is Penrod?

Trick Google in to thinking you are searching from any location

Trick Google in to thinking you are searching from any location Enter any location below to trick Google in to thinking you are searching from that location. Enter Search Phrase: Enter Search Location: Number of Results Displayed:  

UKSBD Map Finder

UKSBD Map Finder Enter Business Name and Location: Free Map Finder provided by UKSBD using Google Maps API  

Route Finder

Enter Starting Point:

SEO Tips 2016

SEO Tips 2016 SEO Tips 2016 : SEO Tips 2016 : SEO Tips 2016 : SEO Tips 2016 : SEO Tips 2016 SEO Tips 2016

How to find your Google Reviews in the New Google Plus

How to find your Google Reviews in the New Google Plus Prior to the new Google Plus that was launched in Mid November 2015 you could send visitors direct to a review form on your Google Local page by adding /?review=1 to the end of your Google Local URL. It appears you can no longer … Continue reading “How to find your Google Reviews in the New Google Plus”

How do make Google display an image of an angry duck?

How do make Google display an image of an angry duck? Top duck shows you how to do it This posts demonstrates how you how Top Duck feels at the moment What you have to do to see an image of an angry duck Upload an image of a duck Create a post about an … Continue reading “How do make Google display an image of an angry duck?”

How do you get jump links showing in Google?

How do you get jump links showing in Google Advice on how to get your jump links showing in the Google results This posts demonstrates how you can get jump to links showing in the search engine results pages. What are jump links Instructions for setting up Jump Links Showing jump links in Google How … Continue reading “How do you get jump links showing in Google?”

Using Google to Identify Salient Entities

Using Google to Identify Salient Entities Will Google provide an advanced search operator to help identify Salient Entities? We have related: for similar websites, used to have tilde ~ for synonyms, define: can be used for discovering more synonyms, there is a Google Similar Pages Chrome Extension (similar to related:) but will we get a … Continue reading “Using Google to Identify Salient Entities”

SEO Keyword Checker

SEO Keyword Checker The Sim64 SEO Keyword Checker helps you find keywords and key phrases related to the category you select. Use drop down arrow to select category and find keywords related to that category.

Google Cached Snapshot Checker 2015

Google Cached Snapshot Checker View Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL   View Text Only Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL   View Source of Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL  

Google PageSpeed Insights Bookmarklet

Google PageSpeed Insights Bookmarklet A super quick way to check web pages using Google PageSpeed Insights Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to test web pages you visit with Google PageSpeed Insights Bookmarklet PageSpeed Insights Bookmarklet  

Clickable Phone Number in Meta Description in Google Results

Clickable Phone Number in Meta Description in Google Results Never noticed this before, but When using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 a telephone number in the meta description becomes a clickable link in the Google results pages.

Find Related Keywords

Find Related Keywords with our SEO Keyword Checker The Sim64 SEO Keyword Checker helps you find keywords and key phrases related to the category you select. Keywords Related to 3D Visualisation Keywords Related to Abba Tribute Acts Keywords Related to Access Consultants Keywords Related to Access equipment Keywords Related to Accident Investigators Keywords Related to … Continue reading “Find Related Keywords”

Google Route Planner

Google Route Planner Plot your route between locations. Starting Point: Ending Point : Select Mode of Transport CarRail/BusWalking     VIA SIM64 Starting Point: Ending Point : Select Mode of Transport CarRail/BusWalking     Business Name:       Route between UKSBD offices Direction Map Demo: CV36 5HG Location Map Postcode Demo: CV36 5HG Location … Continue reading “Google Route Planner”

Is this the end of Google+

Is this the end of Google+ The end of Google+ August 02, 2015 by Terry Simmonds

How to create JSON Markup for Local Business

How to create JSON Markup for Local Business Tips Before Creating JSON Markup A few brief tips before starting to create your JSON markup Ensure your markup lists names, addresses and phone numbers accurately. Ensure any citations you have gained are accurately using NAP details. Ensure you websites is connected to your Google Local Page … Continue reading “How to create JSON Markup for Local Business”

Google Cached Snapshot Checker

See the Google Cached Snapshot of Web Pages View Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL   View Text Only Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL   View Source of Google Cached Snapshot of Page Enter full URL    

Google Maps Business Search

The easier way to search for a business on Google Maps Business Name:  

Will the big Larry Page and Sergey Brin fall out reduce Google Moonshots

Hearing stories that Larry Page and Sergey Brin have had a massive fall out due to – how can I put this politely – Sergey Brins fucking around. Will this falling out affect Google Moonshots? – only time will tell. Will the big Larry Page and Sergey Brin fall out reduce Moonshots

Find a Google+ Local Page with the CID number

If you do not know what a Google CID is use this one for a demonstration 796927302689910285 Google CID:  

View Google Account

View Google Account Are Google trying to steer people towards visiting their Google account page? Possibly due to ICO pressure on privacy? – Google to change privacy policy after ICO pressure

Google+ Share Bookmarklet

Google+ Share Bookmarklet A super quick way to Share on Google+. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to share any web pages you visit on Google+ Google+ Share Bookmarklet

Google Rankings Affected by Searchers Internet Address

Google Rankings Affected by Searchers Internet Address For some time now the Google results have been biased to the location where the searcher is searching from. This can be set by user behaviour when signed in to Google, by Location settings in Google Search Tools, or when no other information is available, by the searchers … Continue reading “Google Rankings Affected by Searchers Internet Address”

See Your Local Listing in the Knowledge Graph for any Keyword

  See Your Local Listing in the Knowledge Graph for any Keyword Want to see your website and Google+ Local Listing top ranked on Google and featured in the Knowledge Graph? Enter Keyword:   Enter Keyword:   See How Your Local Listing Looks If you do not know what a Google CID is use this … Continue reading “See Your Local Listing in the Knowledge Graph for any Keyword”

Quick Review Form for Local Google+ Pages

Send signed in Google+ Users direct to a Review Form of your local Google+ Page Just another little sim64 tool to help you get more reviews of your Google Places and Google+ Local Listings Example 100959782584091461213 Google+ Page ID number   Quick Review Form for Google Places Listings Alternative version using your Google Places ID … Continue reading “Quick Review Form for Local Google+ Pages”

Websites with the most Google +1’s

  http://www.youtube.com –   http://www.google.com –   http://mashable.com –   http://www.theguardian.com –   http://forbes.com –   http://www.huffingtonpost.com –   http://wired.com –   http://cnet.com –   http://google.co.in –   http://thenextweb.com –   http://www.theverge.com –   http://www.sony.com –   http://blogspot.com –   http://Imgur.com –   http://www.buzzfeed.com –   http://www.ebay.com –   http://linkedin.com –   http://cnn.com –   … Continue reading “Websites with the most Google +1’s”

How to use Google+ as a Google+ Page outside of Google+

How to use Google+ as a Google+ Page outside of Google+ In the 2+ years of Google+ I seldom see anyone provide clear instructions on how to use Google+ as a Google+ Page outside of Google+ – Confused? you needn’t be. Most of the instructions on using Google+ Pages you will read say to sign in to your Google+ Profile … Continue reading “How to use Google+ as a Google+ Page outside of Google+”

Google+ Widget and Badge

Using Google to Identify Salient Entities

Using Google to Identify Salient Entities Will Google provide an advanced search operator to help identify Salient Entities? We have related: for similar websites, used to have tilde ~ for synonyms, define: can be used for discovering more synonyms, there is a Google Similar Pages Chrome Extension (similar to related:) but will we get a … Continue reading “Using Google to Identify Salient Entities”

Will Google Acquire Wikipedia

A lot of people say never and because Wikipedia data is Open Source there is no reason to anyway, but the question is as valid now as ever Will Google Acquire Wikipedia?

Google+ Post Ads

Google+ Post Ads When you hover over the hover button for 2 seconds it opens up a Lightbox with a Google+ Post displayed in it. When you see these on your site for the 1st time and it is just too easy to hover over them unless you are aware of the AdSense guidelines.

Balancing the Panda – Google Panda Problems

Google Panda Update Balancing the Panda There have been a number of theories about what triggers the Google Panda effect, but the general consensus of opinion amongst the SEO community is that the primary reason for the Panda update to effect a website is thin, poor or duplicate content. For some time now one of … Continue reading “Balancing the Panda – Google Panda Problems”

Canonical Tag and HTML Validation

Canonical Tag and HTML Validation Canonical Tag and HTML Validation Canonical Tag and HTML Validation

Google Private Results

Ads on Google+

With Google Authorship gone the way of the dinosaur – Google to scrap Authorship display is it now just a matter of time before we see adds on Google+ ? Some may say it’s sometimes hard to distinguish between posts and ads already due to the amount of marketing posts on Google+ but will we … Continue reading “Ads on Google+”

The End of Google Authorship Displays

The End of Google Authorship Displays A number of people are saying that they are seeing changes in the Google results pages with less and less authorship information displayed, some are even saying all Google Authorship information has gone. Is the end of Google Authorship nigh and is the Google authorship display system about to … Continue reading “The End of Google Authorship Displays”

Google 500. That’s an error google.co.uk

Google 500. That’s an error google.co.uk The server encountered an error and could not complete your request. If the problem persists, please report your problem and mention this error message and the query that caused it. That’s all we know.

Google precise location

Google Precise Location Are Google trying to get more people to use precise location? I see information about Google precise location is more prominent under the Google results, is this just another push by Google to get people to set their precise location when searching? “Get better results for your current location with Precise Location … Continue reading “Google precise location”

vCita Google Acquisition Getting Closer

Having had a good look around vCita I will be amazed if it isn’t another in a long list of Google acquisitions as it is such a great little tool. It seems a natural progression to Google Hangouts and the perfect way to integrate Hangouts, Google+ Business Pages and business websites. A lot of small … Continue reading “vCita Google Acquisition Getting Closer”

How to get more Google Reviews

Update – November 2015 The previous way of linking to Google Reviews no longer works, so I have created a new method. Enjoy 🙂 How To Create A Google Review Link Now that Google have stopped the trick of adding ?review=1 to the end of Google Local URLS to direct people to Reviews I have … Continue reading “How to get more Google Reviews”

Increase your Google+ Profile View Count

Find out how to increase your Google+ Profile view count Sim 64 have created a simple Google+ Profile Diagnosis tool that may help you discover why your Profile View count is lower than expected and also provides advice on how to improve your view count. Enter your Google+ Id number or Custom URL below https://plus.google.com/ … Continue reading “Increase your Google+ Profile View Count”

The ultimate guide to Google Authorship and Google Author Rank

The ultimate guide to Google Authorship and Google Author Rank Why improving your Google Author Rank will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and why it has never been more important to waffle away about nothing in particular. Contents What is Google Authorship What is Author Rank How Can I Improve my Author Rank Is … Continue reading “The ultimate guide to Google Authorship and Google Author Rank”

Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient part of Google Semantic Search

Is Google Using Pearson Correlation Coefficient as a Ranking Factor? Pearson Correlation Coefficient used in the Google algorithms as a Ranking Factor Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient part of Google Semantic Search Following on from last weeks post about the Google delegated authority evaluation system and primary authority and contributing authorities This weeks post is about … Continue reading “Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient part of Google Semantic Search”

Google Publisher Rank Checker Google+

After months of deliberation Sim64 are proud to announce the launch of the Sim64 Publisher Rank Checker The Sim64 Publisher Rank Checker grades your Google+ Page between 0 and 100 based on a number of factors devised by Sim64. Find your Google Publisher Rank by entering the Google+ Id number or Custom URL of your … Continue reading “Google Publisher Rank Checker Google+”

Google displaying longer descriptions in the results pages

Google displaying longer descriptions in the results pages I’ve noticed that the longer the search phrase you use the longer the description Google displays in the SERPs Are these longer descriptions always displaying like this or is it just another Google trial? Do others see these longer descriptions in Google results pages or only a … Continue reading “Google displaying longer descriptions in the results pages”

Diagnose Authorship Problems

I have updated the Sim64 Google Authorship Diagnosis Tool to take in to account how often a post is edited. This doesn’t have a great bearing on the overall Authorship Diagnosis but could be interesting for those who have recently seen their Google Authorship photo disappear from the Google results. Enter your Google+ Id number … Continue reading “Diagnose Authorship Problems”

Top 5 Google Authorship Tools

Google Authorship Tools A range of our favourite Google Authorship Tools Quite possibly the best Google Authorship tools you will find on sim64 1. Google Author Search The Sim64 Google Author Search Tool helps you find the online content which Google attributes to your Google+ Profile. Please note: Currently not working with custom URL’s use … Continue reading “Top 5 Google Authorship Tools”

Google Authorship Diagnosis

Have you lost your Google Authorship recently or are you having problems setting up Authorship so that your Google+ Profile photo shows in the Google results pages? This simple little tool diagnosis your Authorship and suggests what may be causing Authorship Photos to no longer display in the Google results pages. Diagnose Your Authorship Here … Continue reading “Google Authorship Diagnosis”

Sim64 Google +1 Checker Tool

The Sim64 Google +1 Checker tells you how many Google +1’s a URL has received. Google +1 Checker Enter URL in below box to see how many Google +1’s it has received

Someone tell the Content Marketers It’s only a washing machine not War and Peace

Someone tell the Content Marketers It is only a washing machine not War and Peace It may be only a frigging washing machine to you and me but that’s not good enough for Content Marketers and Google. No, in this day and age where content is seen as king and content marketing is the buzz … Continue reading “Someone tell the Content Marketers It’s only a washing machine not War and Peace”

Keyword Finder – Find the keywords related to a category

The Sim64 Keyword finder uses the keywords actually entered by SEO Experts, Marketing Experts and Business Owners related to specific business categories Use the Sim64 SEO Keyword finder to help you find keywords and key phrases related to the category you select. Select category and find keywords related to that category. Abba Tribute Acts Access … Continue reading “Keyword Finder – Find the keywords related to a category”

Google+ Profile Widget

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A quick demonstration of the power of a Google+ Page

A quick demonstration of the power of a Google+ Page. How to move a website from position #15 – #20 in Google to position #1 in less than 10 minutes. This demonstration showed that we could move a website that was towards the bottom of page 2 in Google to number 1 in Google in … Continue reading “A quick demonstration of the power of a Google+ Page”

YouTube 500 Internal Server Error

500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information: What’s all that about? by Terry Simmonds

Advanced Google+ Badge with Activity Feed

I have now combined the Google+ Badge with the Google+ Activity Feed by Mike Moore to create these new advanced Google+ Badges. V1 SEO

Is /app/basic/s Missing from Google robots.txt

Is /app/basic/s Missing from Google robots.txt Have Google made a mistake by omitting /app/basic/s Missing from the Google robots.txt After seeing a number of Google+ search results in the organic results I noticed that Google are not blocking /app/basic/s in their robots.txt Site search shows the potential problem https://www.google.com/search?q=site:https://plus.google.com/app/basic/s https://plus.google.com/app/basic/s/Terry+Simmonds https://plus.google.com/app/basic/+TerrySimmonds/posts/ November 2, 2013 by … Continue reading “Is /app/basic/s Missing from Google robots.txt”

Is Google Using Pearson Correlation Coefficient as a Ranking Factor

Is Google Using Pearson Correlation Coefficient as a Ranking Factor Following on from last weeks post about the Google delegated authority evaluation system and primary authority and contributing authorities This weeks post is about Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) I spoke last week about how primary authorities can pass on an evaluation score between -1 and … Continue reading “Is Google Using Pearson Correlation Coefficient as a Ranking Factor”

Semantic Search is about search and not results

Semantic Search is about search and not results There is a lot of talk about Semantic Search at the moment but what if Semantic Search was not about you? Semantic Search is a bit of a buzzword at the moment, even more so since the Google Hummingbird update. Semantic Search isn’t about you the website … Continue reading “Semantic Search is about search and not results”

What is The Perfect Page for SEO

With so much talk about Google Hummingbird, Google Penguin, Google Panda, Google Authorship, Google Semantic Search, etc. we ask what makes the perfect page for SEO in 2013 2014 What is required to create The Perfect Page for SEO as we come to the end of 2013 and start looking towards 2014 Keywords, Links, Anchor … Continue reading “What is The Perfect Page for SEO”

Google using Traffic Data as a ranking factor : Google Search Data Used in Knowledge Graph

Just found these old posts I made back in 2011 about Google using Search Data for Rankings Google using Traffic Data as a ranking factor Traffic Rating used in the Knowledge Graph Some old posts talking about Search data and traffic rating I made a couple of blog posts last year predicting that Google may … Continue reading “Google using Traffic Data as a ranking factor : Google Search Data Used in Knowledge Graph”

Google Traffic Calculator

Sim64 have devised a new SEO tool that calculates the amount of unique visitors based on the selected keyword for the position achieved in the Google SERPS’s for that keyword. Google Traffic Calculator Keyword: Position in Google: Amount of Traffic this keyword generates in 24 hours   Created on October 08, 2013 by Sim64 SEO … Continue reading “Google Traffic Calculator”

Optimizing Google Maps

Optimizing Google Maps When is a Google Map not a Google Map Google Maps tend to be blocked from the Google index by the Google robots.txt Then why does a Google Maps listing rank high when searching for sim64? Quite simple really – this is an Optimized Google Maps Map 😉 View Sim64 SEO Division … Continue reading “Optimizing Google Maps”

20 Reasons Why to be Careful with Google+ Comments

DO NOT ADD THE GOOGLE+ COMMENTS SYSTEM TO YOUR OWN WEBSITES WITHOUT FIRST READING ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS This is especially important if you intend using a WordPress Plugin. 1. You have very little control of who comments (no pre-moderation) 2. The Google+ Comment system displays Shares too 3. The Google+ Comment System is retrospective (any … Continue reading “20 Reasons Why to be Careful with Google+ Comments”

Google Authorship Dance

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What should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?

What should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?

Embedded Google+ Post Combined with Google+ Badge

Example Using cover photo and tagline with Google+ Badge To achieve this look just get the code for your Google+ Badge from https://developers.google.com/+/web/badge/. Set the badge as a portrait layout, set it to 440 wide then simply copy the code and position it above your embedded Google+ Post. (note: you also have options with the … Continue reading “Embedded Google+ Post Combined with Google+ Badge”

Who will be the 1st big name on Google+ to face copyright abuse claims

Will embedded Google+ Posts increase copyright abuse claims? Plagiarism has always been a big problem on the web and you often here webmasters and website owners complaining about their content being copied and reproduced across the web. Google+ encourages the sharing of web content, most webmasters don’t mind snippets of their content being shared in … Continue reading “Who will be the 1st big name on Google+ to face copyright abuse claims”

Google Rankings Checker Tool to find where you rank in Google

Google Rankings Checker Tool Sim64 have just discovered a great way of checking your rankings in Google. If you want to know where you appear in the the top 100 of Google for a specific keyword just follow the Google Rankings Checker Tool instructions below. Go to http://www.google.co.uk/ and underneath the Google logo you will … Continue reading “Google Rankings Checker Tool to find where you rank in Google”

UK Small Business Directory Reviews on Google+

UK Small Business Directory Reviews on Google+ Reach 86 4.9 Stars from 86 reviewers for UK Small Business Directory on Google+ This is an article about the Google+ Reviews received by UK Small Business Directory UK Small Business Directory is not just an online business directory. We also provide one to one or group training … Continue reading “UK Small Business Directory Reviews on Google+”

Google Superstore to open in London

Google Superstore to open in London New £650m Google UK HQ at King’s Cross to include the first Google Superstore in London With Google moving more and more in to the hardware market surely it is only a matter of time before they open Google Stores to rival Apple Stores? Will the new £650m Google … Continue reading “Google Superstore to open in London”

How to become a Google Authorship Expert in 9 easy steps

Google Authorship Expert reveals the secret other Google Authorship experts tried to hide How to become a Google Authorship Expert We provide you with all the information you need on how to become a Google Authorship Expert. Read this page carefully – https://plus.google.com/authorship Read this page carefully – http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/relauthor-frequently-asked-advanced.html  Read this page carefully – http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/authorship/index.html … Continue reading “How to become a Google Authorship Expert in 9 easy steps”

Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks – Google+ Activity Widget

I updated my Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks section on sim64 today and will soon be adding an article about my Google+ Badge with Activity Feed I still find it hard to believe that after 2 years of Google+ Google still don’t provide a Google+ Activity Widget similar to the one I use as demonstrated below. … Continue reading “Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks – Google+ Activity Widget”

Schema and SEO How to use schema markup to help with SEO

Schema and SEO by Terry Simmonds How to use schema markup to help with SEO Semantic Markup for SEO A brief introduction to semantic markup, schema and how it can aid you in SEO Schema and semantic markup is becoming more and more important especially as it increases CTR when appearing in the SERPs August … Continue reading “Schema and SEO How to use schema markup to help with SEO”

Member of the Google+ team has a bad day fuKaZZeZCM4

Whilst going through my stream on Google+ today the following post appeared as What’s Hot and Recommended https://plus.google.com/104103816567904098801/posts/fuKaZZeZCM4 Nothing particularly unusual about it until you closely look at the end of the URL – fuKaZZeZCM4 Surely it can’t just be a coincidence can it? Or has a member of the Google+ Team had a bad … Continue reading “Member of the Google+ team has a bad day fuKaZZeZCM4”

You say AuthorRank I say Author Rank Let’s call the whole thing off

Gerald Duck likes to think he has his fingers on the pulse of Google Authorship but even he flits between Author Rank, AuthorRank, Agent Rank and AgentRank when talking Google Authorship. As a leading figure in Google Authorship Gerald can associate with this problem as the same occurred with the Gerald Duck Rating System. The … Continue reading “You say AuthorRank I say Author Rank Let’s call the whole thing off”

Mangeur de Cigogne Competition 9 years on

Mangeur de Cigogne Competition Update: 19/11/2016 SEO Hero It looks like we may have a new SEO Contest. SEO Hero is the target phrase in the latest SEO competition set up by WiX I’ve set a little site up for it with pages for; 1. WiX SEO Hero Contest Rules Which provides a brief summary … Continue reading “Mangeur de Cigogne Competition 9 years on”

Hey, you're a Google TC!

Whilst visiting the Google+ help files today I received the following message “Hey, you’re a TC! If there’s a problem on this page, we’d love to hear it. Please use this form to contact the author directly.” I’m assuming a TC is a Top Contributor but does anyone know what criteria Google use when classing … Continue reading “Hey, you're a Google TC!”

Is brokencontrollers.com using your content to rank in Google

Is brokencontrollers.com using your content to rank in Google I see brokencontrollers.com are back to the old trick of using RSS Feeds to post other peoples content on to their site and making it look like forum posts again. They were up as high as approximately the 5,000th most popular website according to Alexa back … Continue reading “Is brokencontrollers.com using your content to rank in Google”

Bad Links – Sorry it isn’t you it’s me – Link Devaluation

Bad Links – Sorry it isn’t you it’s me – Link Devaluation There has been a lot of talk lately about bad links having a negative effect on websites. I am more inclined to think it is due to link devaluation rather than a bad backlinks effecting rankings. As I have said numerous times over … Continue reading “Bad Links – Sorry it isn’t you it’s me – Link Devaluation”

Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks

Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks 5 of my favourite little Google Plus tools, tips and tricks that webmasters can use on their own websites. Self Hosted Google Plus Widget Google+ Search Box Google +1 Checker Google Plus Author Search Google Structured Data Testing Tool Button Google Author Rank Checker Find out more about each on … Continue reading “Google+ Tips Tools and Tricks”

Google stopped crawling my website

Actually the title of this Post is a bit misleading, Google hasn’t stopped crawling my website, but it does appear as though Google has stopped crawling my homepage. The content on the sim64 homepage was changed nearly a fortnight ago but Google just doesn’t seem to want to update the cache and pick up the … Continue reading “Google stopped crawling my website”

Using Adwords for fun

A little game I have been playing for the past 3 or 4 years has been using Adwords for fun. I first started back in the days when I entered the various search engine optimisation competitions and have been doing it ever since. I normally keep an eye on news stories, announcements etc. and then … Continue reading “Using Adwords for fun”

Will Google buy Ordnance Survey of UK Government

Will Google buy Ordnance Survey of UK Government With google increasing the use of Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Streetview and the  recently launced Google Sat Nav how long will it be before we see Google buy Odnance Survey and start integrating definitive maps in to their maps? Imagine Google Maps accurately showing all public footpaths … Continue reading “Will Google buy Ordnance Survey of UK Government”

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