Our SEO Page Spider shows important SEO information

SEO Page Spider – Free Download

Our SEO Page Spider shows important SEO information

Today I would like to tell you about a free SEO tool that we’ve developed called the SEO Page Spider. You can get a copy of it from the Google Play Store. It’s quite a simple tool. It shows you the Page Title, Meta Description, First H1 Tag, First P Tag, Domain Name, Local Path and Word Count for a particular page. We developed it to save time when reverse engineering HTML pages. Click on the following link to download a free copy.

Apprenticeship Standard for Digital Marketers

Apprenticeship Standard for Digital Marketers

If you are thinking of starting a career in digital marketing and you need some guidance, then check this out. A friend recently asked me to send him a few bullet points on what his son would need to learn to become a digital marketer. As a coincidence, at the same time I was working on a small project for a company that sourced apprentices and I came across this excellent government Apprenticeship Standard for Digital Marketers and I though it would be nice to share. Happy job hunting!


New Google SEO Starter Guide

Google has today launched a revamped SEO Starter Guide. This is fantastic news! The old guide was getting a bit frayed around the edges. I love the new one-page format. I would change its name to the “Google SEO Guide” though. “Starter Guide” implies that there is another guide somewhere that is more advanced and there isn’t. If you know this guide then you know SEO. If you can implement this guide then you can have a SEO proficiency badge. We’re getting some printed. Happy Reading :).

How Does Google Index New Websites

How Does Google Index New Websites? Today there was a very interesting question on the English Google Webmaster Central Office-Hours Hangout about how to get a large number of URLs indexed on a new website.

SEO through guest blogging

Is Guest Blogging a Legitimate SEO Technique?

In theory guest blogging is a great way to build free content for SEO. However, spammers have recently started using it to build back-links.

Here is a real example.

I was recently forwarded an email from a client who specialises in pensions. In it the lady said that she had read a certain article on our blog and that it had really resonated with her. She went on to describe how her mum had been left destitute after retiring and that she had struggled to find a way to support her. It went on at some length and was really well written and convincing. She said that she was so passionate about the subject that she, a trained journalist, had decided to dedicate her life to spreading the message through guest blogging and that she thought our company blog would be an ideal platform. It wasn’t until you got to the end that you realised that it was from a person based in the US who was quoting US federal laws. Not something that is relevant to a UK business who is governed by the FSA.

In this article entitled A reminder about links in large-scale article campaigns, Google states that:

Lately we’ve seen an increase in spammy links contained in articles referred to as contributor posts, guest posts, partner posts, or syndicated posts. These articles are generally written by or in the name of one website, and published on a different one.

Personally, I don’t use guest authors. I find the process too difficult to manage. But, if you can be sure that their articles will be unique, and won’t be featured on any other website, then it can be a great way to build content.


Meta Descriptions and Better Search Engine Snippets for Users

Today I read an interesting article on Meta Description Tags that I wanted to share with you. It was featured on the Google Webmaster Central Blog and is entitled Better Snippets for your UsersRead more

How is a search engine like a librarian

How Search Engines Work and the Librarian Metaphor

SEO is much easier if you understand how search engines work and my favorite metaphor is to think of a search engine as a librarian. Read more