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New Aston Villa Kit 2014 2015 2014/15 Villa Kit Leaked

Aston Villa Shirt 2014 2015 Note: Aston Villa nPower Championship shirt temporarily delayed until 2015/16 OK, OK, I admit it’s only a mock up – If you want a real football shirt visit here http://goo.gl/EWp3L Latest News on New Aston Villa Kit The latest news on the 2014/15 Villa kit is that the shirt is […]

Wasp Control Warwickshire Wasp Nest Removal

It’s getting to that time of the year again when we start having wasp problems. After last years experience I decided to put together a list of all the Warwickshire based Wasp Control specialists listed in my directory and will be creating a quick way for people to contact a Wasp nest removal specialist when […]

Statcounter Down More Times than a Whores Drawers

I’m on the verge of giving up with Statcounter after more than a decade of using it. It seems to be down more times than a whores drawers recently. Anyone have any idea of what’s going on with Statcounter “Database Error I apologise for the inconvenience but this database query failed to execute correctly while […]

2 Bedroom Cottage To Let Edge of Cotswolds Sleeps 6

With the better weather here I will be starting work on the cottage at Stourton next week with plans on either letting it out as a holiday cottage or short term lease. Ideally situated in the delightful South Warwickshire village of Stourton on the edge of the Cotswold, The White Cottage is a 2/3 bedroom […]

Access Appraisals Ramps Department

Access Appraisals Ltd. Honington Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire CV36 5AB 01608 663759 info@wheelchair-ramps.co.uk www.wheelchair-ramps.co.uk The wheelchair ramps section of Access Appraisals Lt. is now operating from our new offices in Honington.

Improve your NAP citations Improve your local search results

A few years ago SEO tended to be about hiding your footsteps, this has all changed recently with citations and trust becoming more and more important. Especially poignant for local businesses or those trying to rank high for local search is NAP citations Name Address Phone. A way to improve your NAP citations is to display […]

Beans on Toast Recipe by Sim64

Beans on toast By Terry Simmonds, February 22, 2014 Beans on toast Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook time: 6 minutes Yield: 1 Beans on toast Nutrition facts: 235 calories, 100 grams fat Ingredients: 1 tin of beans 1 slice of bread 1 knob of butter Seasoning Instructions: Open tin of beans, empty in to sausecpan […]

Will Google+ Create a System to Rival MSN Games The Zone

I’ve been playing Hearts, Spades, Chess, etc. on MSN Games for a decade now. Back in the early days MSN Games was the Zone and you could sit on an open table to start a game, it’s all changed a bit since then and open tables has been scrapped. Playing games on MSN Games is […]

uk or blog 2 WordPress installations on the same site

Todays little post is back on UK This to me is the beauty of having 2 blogs on the same site Rather than having everything on one WordPress installs I use 2 WordPress installations on the same website and just mix up which version I post to every now and then. The past 2 or […]

How do shops like The Works get away with selling rubbish

My kids had a trip out with their granny and came home with a little treat each from The Works. The best way I can describe one of the gifts is a cheap, shoddy, cross between a Meccano and an Airfix kit with instructions that don’t match the components. It was only £3.99 but I […]

Have You Been Plus Jacked?

Have You Been Plus Jacked? A simple tool to check if you have been Plus Jacked Enter Google+ ID or Profile Name to see if you have been Plus Jacked (Remember to use the + symbol in custom URL’s) https://plus.google.com/ Have You Been Plus Jacked? by

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New Minimalist Look for old Sim64 SEO Blog

Whilst faffing around and clearing out a load of comment spam on the old Sim64 SEO Blog I decided to give it a bit of a revamp. Rather than using a new theme I decided to strip virtually everything out of TwentyEleven, set it as One-column with no sidebar, remove all the header text and […]

Why you should not use the Google+ Comments system on WordPress yet

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 […]

Google not showing number of results

Has Google stopped showing the number of results in the SERPs for everyone when searching? Update: I had cleared my Google Cookies and was receiving a message about google.co.uk using Cookies, once I OK’d the cookie message the number of estimated results returned.

Google+ Products Pages

A little used feature of Google+ is Google+ Products Pages I set this little example up for Hanging House Signs last night, made one post about Hanging House Signs in Slate or Stone which also appears in my Google+ Stream here – https://plus.google.com/112857241378524270340/posts With the product page set up I now have the option to leave it […]

What is #__sid=0 in Google+

#__sid=0 is a Google+ bug that affects certain websites by tagging #__sid=0 on to the end of URL’s when a link to them is posted in Google+ or the web page is shared on Google+ #__sid=0 currently affects a small number of websites but appears to be growing all the time. Some big sites that […]

SEO and Social Engineering

If you think SEO is  a 9 – 5 job then you really should think again. SEO is like Social Engineering and to get the full benefit you need to have the right mentality. Many people today think SEO is all about outsourcing, link building, article writing, guest blogging, forum commenting, etc. There is far more […]

List of sites using Google+ Comments

This is the sim64 list of websites using the Google Comments System Please feel free to let me know of any sites using Google+ Comments that you would like to see included by using the Google+ comments system below www.sim64.co.uk/ www.podline.co.uk/ www.v1seo.co.uk/ Post a Comment to suggest a website that uses Google+ Comments If you […]

Google+ Comments on WordPress Spam

I warned people about this when I first started seeing them using Google+ Comments on WordPress posts (or using the new Google+ Comments system on Blogger blogs). I set up a test WordPress site and added the Google+ Comments system to it. After leaving it running for a week I notice it is already attracting spam and […]

Villa going down Aston Villa Relegated

1 of only 3 teams can possibly get relegated from the Premier league now Wigan, Sunderland or Aston Villa If Wigan beat Arsenal on Tuesday we have the finger biting finale of if Sunderland get a draw and Wigan beat Villa the dream comes true and Aston Villa are relegated. KRO  

How to Improve Your Google Author Rank With Katzing

https://plus.google.com//about   Please +1 the Author Rank Checker   Google Author Rank Cheker How to Improve Your Google Author Rank With Katzing Katzing [kat-zing]: The legitimate art of manipulating Google Authorship to improve your Google Author Rank. New Feature: Check Your Katzing Rank with the sim64 Katzing Rank Checker Please note: Only enter your 21 […]

Has schema.org been hacked

Interesting discussion going on at https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/webmasters/1b1ftgJO-XI/V5Yg59gvMaoJ about how the Google structured data tresting tool is displaying strange URL’s This looks like either a problem with the Structured data testing tool or schema itself. Would be interested in hearing any more info if anyone has any. Screenshot below

Find Out Who Shared or Commented on Your Website at Google+

Sim64 have created a new little tool that enables you to see who has shared and commented on any website on Google+ Simply enter the URL of any website or web page to see who has publicly shared it on Google+ and read any comments they made when sharing it. Enter URL:     Check […]

How to add the Blogger Google+ Comments System to WordPress Posts

UPDATE AND WARNING 23/04/13 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 plug in. 1. You have very little control 2. The Google+ Comment system displays Shares too 3. The Google+ Comment System is retrospective (any […]

Using Google+ Comments on WordPress

Bit of a hack and not a good way of doing it but at least it’s a way you can use Google+ Comments on a WordPress post. Please post a comment below to test this out – thank you. Note: This is only a very simple little bit of jiggery, hopefully Google will have a […]

Shortcut to View the Google Cached Snapshot of Web Pages

Sim64 have now created a very simple tool that helps you quickly view the Google cached snapshot of any web page. The Google Cached Snapshot Checker also allows you to quickly see text only versions of Google cached Pages a tactic any SEO will tell you is invaluable.   To use this tool simply enter […]

Matt Cutts For A Day

For one day only everyone who has a Google+ Profile, who uses Authorship and has their Google+ Profile image showing in the results, please change your profile photo to this photo of Matt Cutts If enough people do this we could flood the Google results with Matt Cutts photos. Imagine if enough people did this […]

Advertising on Google

Leaving Google to start a new search engine There are a number of ways to advertise on Google which can benefit small business owners. Google AdWords No matter what your budget, you can display your ads on Google and the Google advertising network and only pay when people click your ads. Google Local Business Centre […]

New text color in Google descriptions on results pages

Have Google changed the text color and font slightly in the descriptions used in the results pages? It appears a lot lighter, maybe different font and bolded words don’t stand out as much Anyone know if the stylesheet os span has changed and if so what color they were using before and are now if different. looks […]

8 more tests on Google Authorship

Test 1 : Test 2 : Test 3 : Test 4 : Test 5 : Test 6 : Test 7 : Test 8 Another round of Google Authorship testing to test author tag orders

google plus profile photos in serp

Want to see some google plus profile photos in serps? – try searching for this phrase in Google – google plus profile photos in serp At the time of testing it had 10 out of 10 Google Author photos in the Google results

Advertising Tips

Marketing and Advertising Tips Tips on how to find the best places to advertise online for free. How to find the best places to advertise online. Cost effective onlie advertising Sell advertising space Buy advertising place

10 Google Profile photos showing in Google results

Every result in Google top 10 with Author photo next to results Below is another screenshot showing 10 Google Profile photos in the results when searching for the phrase – google plus profile photos in serp

Youngest person on Desert Island Discs

Update 1/072014 Head chorister Quentin Poole was 13 when he appeared as Roy Plomley’s castaway on Desert Island Discs in 1970. Do you know of anyone younger? Unbelievably, after an hour of searching I still can’t find who was the youngest person to appear on Desert Island Discs. I read an article saying the youngest […]

Ryan Giggs not on the bench

Ryan Giggs not even on the bench for Man Utd v Norwich Ryan Giggs stuck on 999 games as sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t even name him as substitute in the Man U v Norwich game. No sentiment for Fergie, Giggs has to earn his place. Or is he saving it for bigger match?

Will Google ban Google+ for link manipulation

Google actively encourage people to use Google+ badges to provide a link to their Google+ Pages or Google+ Profiles. Lets have a look at the code to create these badges though Notice anything missing there? – “rel=nofollow” Now if we provide advertorials, badges, buttons, text links, etc. and try to get people adding these to […]

The Guardian using Google+ Sign in

I see The Guardian are now using Google Sign in. This means when you sign in to make a comment The Guardian your Google+ Profile name and photo is used. All very good for those who don’t want anonymity, but just how do you sign out again once you have signed in? Update: Found the […]

Wheelchair Ramps on Google+

I updated the wheelchair ramps page on Google+ yesterday https://plus.google.com/112915413601009126763 This isn’t a page set up for a business but for the wheelchair ramps themselves. The main reason for this page is that I can then pull information and display it in a Google+ Widget as can be seen on the bottom of our ramps […]

The Rights and Wrongs of Google Authorship and Google Author Rank

Google Authorship appears to be the in subject at the moment on many social, marketing, advertising, SEO, etc. websites. As someone who was talking about the importance of having a good Google Profile before Google+ and Google Profiles were even launched, and someone who hinted about how authorities could gain more trust if the Google delegated authority evaluation system […]

SEO Services and Search Engine Optimisation Advice

Oi Google! – This is the SEO Services page not the other one. Sim64 has been providing SEO services (search engine optimisation services) since 2001 We now provide a range of SEO services and SEO training packages devised to help you learn SEO yourself and teach you the basics of how to create websites that […]

Invite Friends by Email to Google+

In all the time I have been using Google+ I can’t remember ever seing the invite friends to Google+ by email link in the right hand sidebar of Google+ before [screenshot below] Is the invite friends by email link new or am I just not very observant?

£641 the new £624 wages for 2013 2014

A quick calculation of the NI rates for 2013 2014 show that the idea amount to pay yourself in the tax year 2013 – 2014 will be £641 per month in wages and an approx dividend of £30,350 (assuming no other income or taxable interest on savings) Tax free total = £37,840 (approx)

Google Profile Photo in Google Results changes to where link goes

Google could be making changes with where the destination of the link goes when clicking on a Google+ Profile photo in the Google results. Different browsers are treating the google Profile different and it is also dependant on which version of Google you are using, i.e. google.com or google.co.uk As early as an hour ago if […]

Worried about the future of your business ?

Twofour Broadcast are looking for businesses to take part in a new TV Series. Are you worried about the future of your business?  Are you finding it tough in the current economic climate? Whatever the challenges facing your business we would like to hear from you…… Our experienced business advisor is on hand to offer […]

Who will be the 1st big name on Google+ or Scoop.it to face 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+ and Scoop.it encourage the sharing of web content, most webmasters don’t mind snippets of their content being shared in this way, but what about the […]

Sharing Good News : Google Author Rank Checker a Social Study

Last weekend I came up with one of those wicked little ideas that I tend to do every now and then. I was talking to someone about Google Author Rank at the time so I set this little test page up with different sections on the page talking about different factors of Google Authorship and Google Author […]

Claim Authorship of your Google+ Page

I set a little test up a few days ago claiming Authorship of a Google+ Page. I then added a made up word to the page and this is the result when searching for the made up word. Note: the below is a Google+ Page not a Google+ Profile. Do a search on Google for […]

Did Google Dumb Down Authorship

Are Google Dumbing Down Authorship? Google Authorship has been around for approx 18 months now and the way of setting up authorship has changed in that time. This first example shows how Google Authorship could initially be set up You had your website – top left You set up an author page on your website […]

Don't forget the 2 post rule – SEO Tip

This is as much a reminder to me as anyone else –  The 2 Post Rule and SEO I sometimes get a bit excited when a new idea comes in to my head and the 2 post rule can go out of the window When thinking straight I tend to use the 2 post rule better and […]

Pimp Your Google Authorship and Google Author Rank

According to the Author Stats in Google Webmaster Tools, the web pages that I am seen as the verified author of and that display my Google+ Profile Photo received 550,000 impressions in the last 30 days. Now I’m not too fussed about what photo appears alongside my listings in Googles results but would I Pimp […]

New Google Image Search

Google have a new Google Image search Screenshot: New Google Image Search The new Google Image search will display detailed information about the image underneath the image in the search results, instead of redirecting users to a separate landing page. cxzerqw9

Slight delay in directory listing approvals

We are currently making a few changes to our directory site that may result in a delay of approvals. This should only be for 2 or 3 days further information here – https://plus.google.com/104436605347101495088/posts/jdjqa2TCB1k If you have paid for an upgrade please contact me on tj@sim64.co.uk and I will manually approve your listing.      

UK Small Business Directory have moved their Google+ Page

The UK Small Business Directory have moved their Google+ Page to a Google+ Local Page https://plus.google.com/b/104436605347101495088/104436605347101495088 https://plus.google.com/104436605347101495088 https://plus.google.com/104436605347101495088#104436605347101495088/posts More here: https://plus.google.com/b/103563672979902985266/103563672979902985266/posts/DUjSppszjNR https://plus.google.com/103563672979902985266/posts/DUjSppszjNR

If you link to an image Google can attribute the image to you

If you go to Google Image search and search for “New Google Product Search coming soon Google Shopping” you may see the number one result is a screenshot of the Google Product Search homepage, nothing strange about that, but look at the result closer. It brings up one of my other sites http://www.v1seo.co.uk and implies the […]

Is this a Cetti’s Warbler

I spotted this bird when doing The Big Garden Birdwatch I think in may be a Cetti’s Warbler? It looks a bit like a wren but far too big, also wondering if there is any possibility it is a nightingale? Would appreciate others opinion. Update: It’s been suggested it is a dunnock and after having […]

The Internet

Do you want to buy something off me? Do you want to sell something to me? Do you want to share a great money making idea with me? Do you want me to give you some money making advice? Do you want to work together on a new project? Do you want to provide some […]

Google Authorship Expert GAE

Google Authorship Expert providing free advice on Google Authorship and Author Rank Google Authorised GAE     Please feel free to ask any questions below and our resident GAE will try to answer them    

Google Author Rank Checker Now Available Find Your Google Author Rank

Sim64 have released a Google Author Rank Checker that enables you to find your Google Author Rank or the Google+ Author Rank of anyone with a Google+ Profile Find your Google Author Rank by simple entering your Google+ Id number below Note: Only enter the number after the forward slash in your Google+ URL For […]

What is 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 […]

Will Google Authorship Decrease the Anonymity on the Web

Will Google Authorship Decrease the Anonymity on the Web Ever since Usenet people have tended to use pseudonyms on the Web If you remember some of the old Flame Wars on Usenet you will appreciate why people use pseudonyms and like to remain anonymous at times, does Google Authorship decrease that anonymity? Extracts from the […]

MSN Zone Down This is the default Error Message for the Superblip

Games at MSN Zones are currently down and you may see this message This is the default Error Message for the Superblip I posted about this earlier here – This is the default Error Message for the Superblip and just received the following comment, “MSN is down due to an internal server meltdown. The servers in Iowa […]

A Google+ Profile is not a Google+ Page

Running an Online Business Directory that allows small business owners to link through to their Google+ Profile and Google+ Page I see a lot of Pages and Profiles throughout the day. What I notice a lot is the confusion between a Google+ Profile and a Google+ Page The most common mistake I see is Google+ Profiles […]

Google Fiber in UK

With Google completing on a £1bn deal to build a new UK headquarters in King’s Cross will we also see plans for Google launching Google Fiber throughout London and the UK to rival Virgin and BT? http://fiber.google.com/about/ https://plus.google.com/+GoogleFiber

What happens when you use a Google+ Page as an Author

This is a quick test of Google Authorship using an author tagged to a Google+ Page  instead of a Google+ Profile. This Google Authorship test is also relicated on a static page here Google+ Page as Author Will the Google Results pages replicate the Google Structured Data testing tool which produces this strange result. http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk/gplus/page-as-author.php […]

Claim Google Authorship of your Directory Listings

With Google using authorship tags more and more the UK Small Business Directory now allow members to interlink their directory listing with their Google+ Profile and claim authorship of their directory listing. To see an example test this page in the Google Structured Data Testing tool here http://goo.gl/8o15u [link opens in new window] and you […]

Is GAE the new SEO

I am seing more Google Authorship Experts springing up on a weekly basis will GAE be the new SEO that Snake Oil Salesmen get in to. Google Authorised GAE Expert

Gold Metal Detectors – Special metal detectors for detecting gold

I wonder how many people will be searching though their sheds and garages looking for their old metal detectors today after an amateur Gold prospector found a gold nugget worth nearly £200,000 pound with a specialist Gold Metal Detector in Australia this week. . 10101

Are most people setting up Google Authorship wrong

I tested the pages which display Author images when doing a search for Google Authorship in the Google Structured Data Testing Tool today and noticed the vast majority show their Google+ Profile in the section that says Linked Author Profile: See this example below which is a post by DJ Thistle on steamfeed.com Now lets compare […]

Share to a Google+ Community

Does anyone know if there is a Google+ Share button that will Share to a Google+ Community rather than to a Google+ Profile? Update: 15/01/13 The Google+ Share Badge has an option to share direct to a Google+ community  

Is Google Sabotaging Internet Explorer IE9 in particular

I still tend to use Internet Explorer as my default browser but are finding that when using Google+ I frequently get script errors and are beginning to wonder if it is deliberate on Googles part? Are Google Sabotaging Internet Explorer deliberately in an attempt to persuade more IE users to switch to Google Chrome? I […]

What colour is your phone number

What colour is your phone number Enter your phone number in box to reveal your colour Please note: only works with the first 6 digits of phone numbers (do not add spaces)  

HMV Administration

There has been talk of HMV calling in an administrator for months does anyone know have HMV gone in to administration or not? I hear they are having a month long 25% sale or has this come too late to save them?  

Is Google+ too complicated for business owners

I have been using Google+ since day one and as well as 3 or 4 Google+ Profiles I also have 5 or 6 Google+ Pages. As the owner of an online Business Directory that allows small business owners to include a link to their Google+ Page when registering I tend to have my pulse on […]

Copyright abuse is copyright abuse whether people call it Google+ sharing or not

I just don’t understand why someone who copies Shares someone else’s work especially images on to Google+ is much different to the scrapers who use other peoples work for their own websites. Does posting the content on Google+ suddenly make it OK and absolve you from any copyright claims? Surely it is only a matter of […]

What has happened to the Autotrader website

I used to rank Autotrader as one of the best and most useful sites on the web I just went to look for a van though and the autotrader site is terrible now. I get script errors that make the site really slow or freeze the pages, when I do eventually get the Autotrader site […]

Definition of Google+

Sim64 Definition of Google+ Google+ a place where people post a snippet from an interesting article they have copied from somewhere in the hope that someone else higher up the popularity chain will share their copy of the post about the original article in the hope someone else higher up the popularity chain will post about their […]

Most popular business categories in UK Small Business Directory – January 2013

Top 200 Categories at Saturday, January 12, 2013 Category Businesses in Category Website Designers            3962 Builders            2761 Cleaners            2577 Photographers            1955 Plumbers            1667 Accountants            1481 Painters and Decorators            1405 Beauty Consultants            1329 Locksmiths            1210 Driving schools            1144 Jewellery            1136 Business Services            1134 Removals […]

Google Structured Data Shortcuts

If you have a blog and want to be able to istantly check your Google Rich Snippets on the Google Structured Data Testing Tool simply add the Sim64 Google Structured Data Testing Tool Button to your sidebar,header or footer and instantly check your pages. Google Structured Data Testing Tool Button Alternatively, just bookmark your SDTT […]