Jamie is a Search Marketing Manager, specialising in the technical side of SEO. His job is to make sure that your website is shown to Google in the best way possible and to fix any SEO issues on your website.

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Optimise your Firm's Presence with Voice Search

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“Siri? Show me conveyancing firms near me” “OK” And whoosh – your personal assistant Siri has a selection of firms for you to choose from while you wash the dishes, have a bath or put the children to bed....

Google Is Switching To A Mobile First Index

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Last week in Las Vegas was one of the largest digital marketing conferences held anywhere (no, I did not go). It’s called http://www.pubcon.com/ Anyway, there was an IMPORTANT major announcement from Google, and when I say major, I mean REALLY...

Google Has Just Removed Ads from the Side of Search Results

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Google has just made the biggest change to the SERPS (Search Engine Results Pages) since the changes to the Map Pack back in August last year. The main change is the removal of the the adverts shown on the right hand side of the search results, which...

The Risks of Removing Longtail Content From Your Website

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So here’s the scenario: you’ve had a website for years now, and over time, it’s slowly grown to have lots of pages full of useful information about all the great services you offer - and Google loves you because of it. You have a high...

The 2015 Moz Local Search Ranking Factors

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Moz, one of the leading companies in SEO research and tools has recently released a new study on the most important ranking factors for Local Search in 2015. These ranking factors are based on a survey that is filled out every year by top people in the...

Changes to the Google Map Pack

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What is the Map Pack? The map pack is a section of the SERPS (Search Engine Results Pages) that is only shown for queries that Google believes have a local intent. It is separate from the normal organic search results and a business...

Looking at the new Moz Spam Score

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Over the past few years, making sure that your site is spam free, and is not associated with other spammy sites has become more and more important as Google gets more clever at working out what is a high quality site, and what is a low quality site. Today we...

Check If Your Site Might Be Penalised by Google in 2 Minutes

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Over the past few years, making sure that your site is spam free and not associated with other spammy sites has become more and more important as Google gets better at measuring the quality of a site. Today we look at a quick check that you can do...

Pros & Cons of New .Law Top Level Domain

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ICAAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) who are the organisation responsible for the introduction of new top level domains has given exclusive rights to a company called Minds + Machines to operate a new .law gTLD (Generic Top...

The Moz Blog: Understand and Harness the Power of Archetypes in Marketing

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This article from one of our favourite blogs, The Moz Blog, looks at the importance of archetypes and designing a brand personality that resonates with those archetypes. Archetypes can be used to give a brand and its messaging a unique voice that...

If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

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Have you seen a sudden drop count of "likes" on your Facebook page? Well this is because Facebook are having a sort out. Facebook has recently announced it will be changing the way it counts "likes" for pages. Any accounts that have been...

"Doorway" pages soon to be penalised by Google

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To minimise the impact of spam on web users, Google has decided to refresh their definition of "doorway" pages in an attempt to prove the quality of the user's search experience. Websites maximise their search-ability with the use of doorway...

The latest update on Google Mobile Ranking

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Last month we updated you on how Mobile Friendly was becoming a ranking factor for Google on 21 April , since then Google have been put in the hot seat to elaborate a little more on the subject. At SMX West, Google's Gary Illyes highlighted the 12...

10 SEO Predictions for 2015

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According of Ofcom , 57% of the UK population used their phone to access the internet at the beginning of 2014[1], this is expected to have increased over 2014. Of those, 54% search on their smartphone every single day .[2] Google has addressed this by...

Google Penguin Update 3.0 Released

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What is the Google Penguin Update? Google initially released an update called ‘Penguin’ on April the 24 th 2012 after several weeks of rumours about Google preparing an over optimisation penalty to target the spammy...

HTTPS as a Google Ranking Factor

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What is HTTPS? HTTPS (or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure method of transferring data over the internet that is used to stop unwanted snooping of your communications. At this point in time, it's use is mostly...