Top 10 SEO Tips

Top 10 SEO Tips to achieve high Google rankings 1. Page titles should be as descriptive as possible about the content of the page and include main keyword target of the page. 2. Headers should include target keyword of the page. 3. Content should be carefully considered and include the keyword and derivative keywords evenly… Read More

The Lakeland Advent Calendar Contest 2017

The Lakeland Advent Calendar Contest 2017 I’m looking forward to the Lakeland 2017 Advent Calendar Contest, just hope I don’t get disappointed by thinking I have won something this year like I did last year – See story below. Lakeland Congratulations Email Leaves Contest Entrants Annoyed I’ll start off by saying I love Lakeland, it’s… Read More

Google Mobile Friendly Test Checker

Google Mobile Friendly Test Checker Google Mobile Friendly Test Checker Instantly check if your pages are mobile friendly with our Google Mobile friendly Test Checker. URL:   Alternatively use our Mobile Friendly Test Bookmarklet Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to test if the web page you are currently on… Read More

Google Cached Snapshot Checker Bookmarklet

Google Cached Snapshot Checker Bookmarklet The Google Cached Page Bookmarklet makes it easier to find the Google cached snapshot of any web page instantly. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it check the Google cached version of the page you are on. View Google Cached Snapshot of Page Alternatively: You can… Read More

Test Your AMP Pages Bookmarklet

Test Your AMP Pages Bookmarklet Instantly test if AMP pages validate with the Sim64 AMP Pages Bookmarklet Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to test the AMP page you are on. Test AMP Page Validates Alternatively: Check Pages Manually Enter full URL

Free SEO Advice

Free SEO Advice The Free SEO Advice fact sheet that SEO Companies wanted to see Banned SEO Advice to boost Google Rankings – The foundations for SEO Campaigns There are generally considered to be two types of SEO – On-page optimisation and off-page optimisation, the first part of this Free SEO Advice fact sheet concentrates… Read More

New Google Homepage 2018

New Google Homepage 2018 Is this how the new Google Homepage could look in 2018? Gmail   Images     Sign in Google Search Product Search Advertising   Business   About Privacy   Terms   Settings Or how bout Multiple Search Boxes on Google Homepage Please note: – this page is just set up for… Read More

How To Get More Google Reviews

How to get more Google Reviews on Google Maps and Google Local The ideal way to get more Google reviews is by creating your own Google Reviews Link which you can then display on your own website – See instructions on How to Create a Google Reviews Link below. Once you have created your Google… Read More

Translate Any Word or Phrase With Google Translate

Translate Any Word or Phrase With Google Translate Text to translate Translate From: Detect language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian… Read More

Google Business Finder

Google Business Finder Find a business on Google Maps Have you ever done a google search for the service you provide in the area you are located and seen a rival of yours listed on google maps? Check below to see if you appear for your business name or business category – If not, or… Read More

Shortcut to View the Google Cached Snapshot of Web Pages

See the Google Cached Snapshot of Pages The Google cached snapshots checker makes it easier to find the Google cached snapshot of any web page. Now with the 3 options; Full version of Google cached snapshot Text-only version of Google cached snapshot View the source of Google cached page 1. View Full Google Cached Snapshot… Read More

Google Tools Bookmarklets

Google Tools Bookmarklets Some of my favourite bookmarklets that I use to help check pages with Google tools faster. Tweet Google Rich Results Test Bookmarklet Instantly check that your pages are eligible for Google Rich Results with the Google Rich Results Test Bookmarklet. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to… Read More

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 Alternatively: You can check pages manually using our Google PageSpeed Insights checker. Google PageSpeed… Read More

Google Structured Data Testing Tool Bookmarklet

Google Structured Data Testing Tool Bookmarklet Instantly check the structured data of any page with the Google Structured Data Testing Tool Bookmarklet Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to test the Structured Data of the page you are on. Check Structured Data Alternatively: You can check pages manually using our… Read More

Mobile Friendly Checker Bookmarklet

Mobile Friendly Test Bookmarklet Instantly check the that your pages are mobile friendly with the Google Mobile friendly Test Bookmarklet. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to test if the web page you are currently on is mobile friendly. Check if Mobile Friendly Alternatively: You can check pages manually using… Read More

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: How This Works w+CAIQICI LONDON ABCDEF + 1 = mystery letter = G base64 LONDON = TG9uZG9u Result… Read More

SEO Hero Competition

What was the WiX SEO Hero Challenge The SEO Hero Challenge was a 2016/2017 SEO Competition organised by WiX where the aim was to rank highest in Google for the phrase SEO Hero SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimisation (Search Engine Optimization for our friends the other side of The Pond), and is… Read More

SERPs Competitions SEO Contests

SEO Competitions I took part in a number of SEO Competitions between 2003 and 2007 which I have listed below SERPs Competition SERPs was one of the first SEO Competitions I took part in. The SERPs Competition was organised and run by the members of the Usenet Newsgroup Alt.Internet.Search-Engines back in 2003 2004 The main… Read More

Nigritude Ultramarine SEO Competition

Nigritude Ultramarine SEO Competition Nigritude Ultramarine was an early SEO competition organised by SEO forum SearchGuild and sponsored by the Australian affiliate network Dark Blue (hence the title, Nigritude Ultramarine) The general idea of the Nigritude Ultramarine competition was to rank highest in Google for the keywords Nigritude Ultramarine on a specific end date. My… Read More

SEO and Social Engineering

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…. Read More

Who Won The SEO Hero Challenge

SEO Hero Who Won The SEO Hero Challenge SEO Hero was an SEO Competition organised WiX The goal of the WiX SEO Challenge was to register a new domain and optimize a new website to appear as high as possible in the Google search engine for the phrase SEO Hero within a 4 month period…. Read More

UK SEO Services and Search Engine Optimisation Advice

SEO Services 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 rank high in search engines. With this knowledge you can then… Read More

SEO Tip of the Day Treat SEO like a game and have fun

SEO Tip of the Day Treat SEO like a game and have fun OK, so it’s not really an SEO Tip again, I seem to have this habit lately of sitting down to write my Daily SEO Tip but instead drifting of in to general waffle. Tonights SEO Tip waffle is about how much better and… Read More

Learn SEO Yourself and don’t fall for SEO Promises

Learn SEO Yourself and don’t fall for SEO Promises A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing I quite often hear from people who have previously been stung by SEO companies and naturally think that SEO is a scam. How to Help Yourself Rank Higher in Google The best way of combatting these SEO companies… Read More

Search For A SEO Hero In Your Country

Search For A SEO Hero In Your Country See who ranks highest for SEO Hero in each country Select Country United Kingdom USA Argentina Australia Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Canada China Denmark France Germany India Ireland Israel Italy Mexico New Zealand Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland SEO Hero in UK SEO… Read More

V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO Competition

V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO Competition This V7ndotcom Elursrebmem page has been moved on to WordPress and redirected from the old page. V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Competition The V7ndotcom Elursrebmem competition was one of the later SEO competitions organised by the SEO and Marketing forum V7N I never really took part in this one other than putting up a page which deliberately… Read More

Hexadecimal to Decimal

Hex Dec Converter and Dec Hex Converter for Large Numbers Use the Hex Dec converter to convert from Hexadecimal to Decimal Use the Dec Hex converter to convert from Decimal to Hexadecimal See full version at Hex Dec Converter and Dec Hex Converter for Large Numbers Hex Dec Converter Enter Hexadecimal number Dec Hex Converter… Read More

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  

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… Read More

uk or blog 2 WordPress installations on the same site

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… Read More

New Minimalist Look for old Sim64 SEO Blog

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

List of sites using Google+ Comments

List of sites using Google+ Comments System 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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Results for similar searches in Google

I’m seeing Results for similar searches in Google more and more often. Anyone else?

Terry Simmonds Google+ Pages

Terry Simmonds : About : Photos : Videos : plusones : Review

Sharing Good News : Google Author Rank Checker a Social Study

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Google Ratings

   

Google Fiber in UK

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 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)  

Is Google+ too complicated for business owners

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… Read More

What has happened to the Autotrader website

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

What is that SEO Weasel doing over there

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SEO Keyword Finder : Find keywords by category with our Google Keyword Finder

The Sim64 SEO Keyword finder 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.

Is the Google Cache Messed up at the Moment ?

I use Statcounter on a number of sites, see visitors coming from Google, go and see my page in the SERPs, click to check the Google cache of the page and are getting a lot of errors saying; “404. That’s an error. The requested URL ***** was not found on this server. That’s all we… Read More

Sim64 SEO Services are Moving

The SEO Division of Sim64 will soon be moving to a secondary location in Honington. View Sim64 SEO Division in a larger map http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=217178022052436080793.0004d197f3239f38801f0

How to get a better better position in Google

This simple technique shows you how to get a better position in Google within a week. Decide on the keyphrase you would like a better position in Google in. Ensure you are currently ranked in the top 100 for this phrase Search for the phrase, but do not click on any other results except your… Read More

My First Turkey – £33.54 for an effing Turkey

I’ve never liked turkey that much, instead I prefer a nice duck, rib of beef, rack of lamb or even a chicken for Christmas Dinner. This year though I thought we would have a change and have a traditional turkey with all the trimmings. Having never bought a turkey before I thought I could just… Read More

Google Supplier Finder Disallow: /supplierfinder/search blocks Google Supplier Directory in Google robots.txt

Google Supplier Finder Disallow: /supplierfinder/search blocks Google Supplier Directory in Google robots.txt I see Google have Disallow: /supplierfinder/search in their robots.txt The Google Supplier Directory was in Beta at the end of 2011 is it soon to be launched? Disallow: /supplierfinder/search – Google Supplier Directory blocked by Googles Robots.txt Update: 20/12/2012 Disallow: /supplierfinder/search has now been removed… Read More

What To Do When The Fun of SEO Has Gone

The Fun of SEO Has Gone Those dedicated readers of sim64 may have noticed I have been a bit quiet on the SEO front recently and have not added many posts or talked about my SEO Services The truth of the matter is that ranking for phrases like SEO, SEO Services, SEO Tips, SEO Advice, etc. is… Read More

Gain control of your website and be reliant on no one

You have a business website now what? I have helped a lot of small business owners over the years that have business websites but have little control or knowledge about them. This fact sheet provides the basics all small business owners should know about business websites. Ownership of Domain and controlling your TAG The most… Read More

What does Google like in a website

Sim64 have been providing SEO Services for over a decade now and have seen a lot of changes in that time. 2011 and 2012 has probably been the most volatile time period for Google since Florida 2003 and as we come to the end of year and start thinking about 2013 the big question now is What… Read More

Jim Boykin buys WMW Webmaster World

Jim Boykin buys WMW Webmaster World link by Jim Boykin Official press release here: link

YouTube 502. That’s an error YouTube Down for Everyone Worldwide

Is YouTube down for everyone or just you? Enter URL you want to check http:// Apps Status Dashboard If you want to check the status of Google Apps use the following link http://www.google.com/appsstatus http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status&ts=1390591311985 The Reason Why Google+ was down http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/todays-outage-for-several-google.html 502. That’s an error. The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete… Read More

Google Map Maker UK : Will Google Buy Ordnance Survey?

Will Google Buy Ordnance Survey? Google Map Maker is ever increasing the countries it is available in as can be seen here – http://support.google.com/mapmaker/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=1094318&answer=155415 Despite the popularity of Google Map Maker it is still not available in the UK though and the question is are the Ordnance Survey holding back progress to protect their copyright? I’ve… Read More

Pray to Google : Prayer to Google

Our Google Please don’t see my links as against your guidelines Please don’t judge my excellent and useful content based on external factors which are out of my control Please understand those 5 year old links which are not nofollowed existed before the creation of the nofollow tag Please don’t punish me for my naivety in… Read More

Calmly degutting pears : Social Study by Michael Baldwin

Calmly Degutting Pears : Social Study by Michael Baldwin Update: 20/02/14 Michael Jesse Baldwin, poet and novelist, born 1 May 1930; died 3 February 2014 Michael Baldwin obituary on The Guardian My original post It must have been 4 or 5 years ago when I made a little blog post asking if anyone could remember… Read More

Holiday season must be near Google is fluxing again

I’m seeing lots of talks on the SEO Forums about the latest Google updates and all the signs are there that another Google Flux is just around the corner just in time for the holiday season. On a side note it looks as though the new extension should finally start in the new year which… Read More

Google Toolbar enabling enhanced features without asking

I’ve always used the Google toolbar with enhanced features eanabled, but after getting a new PC last week set the Google Toolbar up on it with enhanced features switched off. Was browsing today when I noticed the page rank button pinned to my toolbar and thought that’s strange as I knew it only appeared when… Read More

Structured Data Testing Tool replaces Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool

The Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool has had a tidy up, been moved in to Google Webmaster Tools and renamed the Google Structured Data Testing Tool http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.v1seo.co.uk%2F

Google Penguins Stalk Meerkats : Google Car Insurance Comparison

Aleksandr Orlov won’t be sleeping well tonight as a flock of out of control Google Penguins head towards Meerkovo to do battle with the meerkats. The Google Car Insurance Comparison service has gone live https://www.google.co.uk/compare/carinsurance  

Matt Cuttlefish

See what Matt Cuttlefish is saying on Google   Matt Cuttlefish    

Disqus not deleting comment spam only hiding it

Disqus not deleting comment spam only hiding it I made a post yesterday after discovering some strange comment spam on websites using the Disqus comment system – Is Disqus allowing comment spam to display without website owners knowledge After finding a lot more today I decided to set up Disqus on a test site to… Read More

Is Disqus allowing comment spam to display without website owners knowledge

Is Disqus allowing comment spam to display without website owners knowledge I haven’t really looked to deeply in to this yet but after finding some weird comment spam on some reputable sites delved a bit deeper to find they were all using the Disqus comment system which appears to be leaving comment spam in the source… Read More

SEO Tip of the Day Don’t neglect your Analytics

Today’s little SEO Tip of the Day concerns analytics, tracking and stats. To be honest this is one of those cobblers shoes stories, I have numerous sites of my own scattered around but rarely track them properly. Here is a typical example; I have a little site that sells wheelchair ramps and is well ranked… Read More

Setting up a Google+ Page for Local Business

Please Note: This is a long article but it is well worth reading from top to bottom if you are having problems with Google+ Pages, Google+ Local, Google Places or Google Maps. Please Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section. This article will explain how to set up a Google+ Page, how… Read More

Setting up a Google+ Local Page Free Advice

Unfortunately, despite Google being as good as they are, they have overcomplicated Google+ for business by effectively having 3 separate systems Google+ Pages Google+ Local Google Places Google Places is currently being merged with Google+ Local and these listings will soon also be merged with Google+ Pages. Before reading our advice on setting up a Google+… Read More

Why Google is bad for business expansion

Why Google is Bad for Business Expansion and Business Growth Google has been great for small business owners who knew about SEO were in niche markets or had little competition for the products or services they were selling. Google was also great for small business owners who operated within a very small local area and knew how to… Read More

Top 10 Website Marketing Experts

A couple of years ago I created a page over on my directory website to display my list of Top 10 Website Marketing Experts I rember setting it up and thinking at the time should I call it my list of Top 10 Website Marketing Experts or Top 10 Internet Marketing Experts. Unfortunately, after I set… Read More

The best SEO Tools you have never heard of before

Google +1 Checker Google +1 Checker Enter URL in below box to see how many Google +1’s it has received Add the above Google+ Checker to your website – Add Google +1 Checker » Google+ Search Search what is happening on Google+ and return the results on your own website. Google+ Search Latest Results Google+… Read More

SEO TEXT

NUMBER 1 SEO TIP POST PENGUIN AND PANDA What a load of old tosh You won’t find me on just any old SEO page.

Free SEO Advice that SEO Companies Want Banned

Here it is, The Free SEO Advice fact sheet that SEO companies want to see banned. We are not saying follow this SEO Advice and you will miraculously suddenly appear on the front page of Google, but that by following the SEO Advice provided here it will set the foundations for your SEO campaign and… Read More

Breakfast with Google’s Search Team

Beam us up Scotty The one big problem with the Knowledge Graph technology is Google seem to assume they have more knowledge about things than the owners or creators of the things we have searched for. If I do a search for a theme park I initially want to see the information about the rides… Read More

SEO Tip of the Day ASK an SEO Questions

If you are a regular reader of the sim64 search engine optimisation blog or have gone to the trouble of reading through some old posts you will no doubt have come across some posts and wondered – What on earth is all that about? The thing is, nearly every post has a reason, what may… Read More

Google +1 Checker Tool Updated Again

I got talking to someone today about my Google +1 Checker and noticed how out of date it was and just how bad the page looked. The Google +1 Checking Page and the Google +1 Checker Results Pages were completely different designs and to be honest both looked pretty naff. I haven’t really got the… Read More

Make Opencart Product Pages SEO Friendly URL’s

Two ways of making Opencart URL’s more constant Important: BACK UP FIRST AND USE AT YOUR OWN RISK 1. Quick and easy but effects other breadcrumbs 2. Gives more control but more files to edit 1. Go to catalog > Controller > product open category.php and find (approx line 393) ‘href’ => $this->url->link(‘product/product’, ‘path=’ …. Read More

Will Google+ Local be the nail in the coffin for small businesses

Will Google+ Local be the nail in the coffin for small businesses? Google Places can be great for the person providing just one distinct service in one location, but what about the small businesses that provide a range of services? A perfect example is a small local builder, if he sets up a Places (Google+… Read More

What can a young SEO do to advance in an SEO Agency

I was asked a private question on Google+ today and after replying thought it was too good not to share. The question was from a young SEO who was working at an agency and wanted my advice on what to do to progress within the agency This was my reply 1.  Treat SEO like a hobby –… Read More

SEO for Local Businesses and Local Service Providers

SEO for local service providers Local service providers don’t generally need ecommerce websites and more often than not a simple brochure style website is more than adequate. Contents SEO for local service providers Simple brochure style websites for tradesmen and local service providers Optimising for local search Adding your business to Google Local Author details… Read More

Is Quality Score Irrelevant for AdWords Display Network

I read on the Inside AdSense Blog today; “We’ll always display the highest-paying ad” Does this mean Quality Score is irrelevant for AdWords on the Display Network?    

Will BT Broadband cope with the Olympics

With so much of the Olympics being online will Internet providers BT Broadband in particular cope with the extra usage. Although it was never confirmed my BT Broadband appeared to play up far more than usual and was far more sluggish than usual during the Football World Cup. Will it be the same with so… Read More

Can’t switch off Google Instant

I hate Google Instant, hate the fact it constantly switches itself on and I have to go in to the settings and switch it off again so often, well now it’s bloody working even though I have it switched off in my settings 🙁 Anyone else having the same problems and know how to switch… Read More

We are Great Britain at the Olympics not United Kingdom

Come on Google pull your fingers out. Without going in to the politics of it all, we are known as Great Britain (GBR) not United Kingdom (UK) at the Olympics. Google list Great Britain as United Kingdom in Olympics Medal table. Source: https://www.google.co.uk/campaigns/olympics/index.html

Google Engage for Agencies Top Up Pack

Received my Google Engage for Agencies Top Up Pack this morning complete with 10 Attract new customers by advertising on Google cards 10 personalised AdWords Coupons A business card holder The AdWords coupons provide £50 of free AdWords advertising and don’t expire until 31/12/2012 so if anyone would like one just comment below or contact me… Read More

Google sponsor Mens 100m final at London Olympics

Surely this can’t be true – Google sponsor Mens 100m final at London Olympics Is the Gold medal for the men’s 100m Olympic final really going to be replaced by a Google Chrome medal? And are Sergey Brin and Larry Page really going to be presenting the 100m medals? More here – Google sponsors Olympic 100m… Read More

How to get natural backlinks and natural links

This post was going to talk about negative SEO how to eliminate bad backlinks and how to get natural backlinks and quality natural links to help balance out the negativity created by bad backlinks. This post was going to talk about how creating quality content can increase natural backlinks, how encouraging visitor engagement can increase… Read More

Cheap listings in SEO Friendly Directory

The UK Small Business Directory are providing discount directory listings for a limited period Bronze – £10.00+ VAT per annum Approved within 5 days. Appears above free listings. Includes a nofollow link to your website. You will be redirected to registration page after payment is received. Please call 01608 685039 if you have any questions…. Read More

SEO Guinea Pigs Wanted for SEO Project

Sim64 specialise in Google Authorship, Google Local Optimisation, Rich Snippets and Microdata Formatting. We can build websites, rank them high and get Google+ Profile images and author names appearing alongside listings in the Google Results pages. How would you like Sim64 to do the same for you? We are looking for a number guinea pig… Read More

SEO Tip of the Day Never be afraid to jump on a bandwagon

If, like me, you don’t really work much anymore but prefer to just hang about on the Internet; reading forums, following latest news stories, setting up little SEO tests, reading blogs, following people on Google+ etc. Then this little SEO Tip is for you. As you are doing the above, keep your eyes open on any breaking news,… Read More

Top 10 SEO Friendly WordPress Themes

Looking back through some old blog posts on sim64 I came across this one talking about a SEO Friendly WordPress Theme The problem is I can’t remember when I posted it and what theme I was using at the time 🙁 I am guessing from the description I used at the time it was just… Read More


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