What were the most commonly used passwords for 2017? 123456 and password. Yep, seriously. (This is based on data from over 5 million leaked passwords last year, according to Gizmodo.) Others included starwars, iloveyou, monkey and whatever. Not very smart, I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s not surprising then that roughly 30,000 websites are hacked every day. […]
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Blogging. You’ve probably heard that it’s important for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Well, is it? And if so, why? What type of blogs have the best chance of ranking well? And what does blogging for SEO involve? In this article, we’re going to answer these questions and we’re also going to highlight The 5 Majors—the five most important […]
AMP is an acronym for Accelerated Mobile Pages, and refers to Google’s open source project to make mobile search faster. Actually, not just fast. Their goal is instant. Google first announced the AMP project back in October 2015 and it was initially aimed at news sites. Launched officially in February this year, it is now open […]
“Build it, and [they] will come,” said Kevin Costner’s character in the movie Field of Dreams. Buying into one of the bigger myths in SEO world, many people operate by the adage, “publish it and they will come.” That is, if you just keep publishing blogs, search engines will find you and your search ranking […]
“Image is everything!” said Andre Agassi in his 1990 Canon Advert. Find a person who doesn’t know the power of image and you’ll find a person who’s been hiding down a hole for the past twenty years. A deep dark dank hole. Visual media is unquestionably one of the most powerful means of communication in our […]
There are three ways to plunder the heavenly delights that is first-page on Google. Yep, you heard right. Three. Not one, but three ways. The first will part you from your hard-earned cash. The second two will cost you in another precious commodity: time. But fear not. To the hard working, the spoils!
Google provides website owners with the tools to monitor and manage aspects of their website in terms of search engine suitability. What was formerly called Google Webmaster Tools is, at time of writing, now called the Google Search Console. (If you don’t know it by now, Google is notorious for changing everything! Often!) This article, […]
You’ve no doubt heard of the concept of SEO Juice, right? Your PageRank potential is likened to juice, and your site, re-imagined as a juice carton. Inbound links (aka backlinks) are thus viewed as yummy rivers of SEO juice flowing into your website, nourishing your PR potential with all it needs to grow into a […]
Yes, content is important to SEO. Wait, let me say that again. Great content is absolutely critical to SEO. But the game has changed, and the goal posts have shifted. Google is demanding more. Great content is not enough anymore. We’ve gone beyond great content. Why? Well, Google is on a mission. First, they want […]
A long-held belief stated that Google gave more weight to websites that were compatible to mobile devices. This was based on the obvious reality that more and more people were searching the Internet using their iPhones and smartphones. Now, there is no more need for speculation or guesswork. Google has put their cards on the […]