Archive for September, 2009

Flash – beautiful site vs SEO friendly site

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

There’s no doubt about it – sites created in Flash look beautiful. Flash offers lightweight, stunning multimedia that even the cleverest of Java Script programmers cannot match. But what about the effects on SEO? We discuss the pros and cons of building sites with Flash. (more…)

Google analytics, a great free tool for tracking your site

Monday, September 28th, 2009

One of the first things a webmaster wants to know once they’ve launched their new site is how many people are visiting it and what pages they are hitting. Who better to provide this sort of information than the company who has dominated the search engine market for the past 5 years? (more…)

Using keywords in title and meta description tags

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

This article takes a look at the issue of keywords in the title tag and the meta description tag and suggests best practices for achieving good rankings while also encouraging visitors to click through to your site. (more…)

Our price guide

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

If you’re thinking about requesting a website and you’re not sure how much it will cost we have put together this guide to give you some idea of prices. (more…)

Web sales up 16% in August

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Sales on the net grew by 16% compared to the same month last year according to the research group IMRG. (more…)

Official – Google does not use meta keywords for ranking

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Google has released a post that finally confirms what many leading SEOs have thought for a long time – the keywords meta tag plays no part in Google’s ranking algorithm. (more…)

Underscores vs dashes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Good SEO is about eking out every percentage of extra juice from your site, leaving no area where the opposition can get an edge. Even though giving 0.1% away in one area may seem irrelevant, given away 0.1% in a few dozen areas quickly adds up and leaves the possibility that the opposition can have a significant on-the-page advantage over you. (more…)

The Open Directory Project

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

If a survey of SEOs around the country was taken as to which site they hate the most, Number 1 would almost certainly be Many people outside of the world of SEO may wonder what this seemingly innocuous web directory has done to rattle so many chains? The simple answer is that getting a site listed in DMoz’s huge directory is one of the single most effective ways of boosting your rankings in Google. (more…)

Submitting to directories – Good Practice

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Possibly the least enjoyable and most arduous elements of SEO must be submitting your links to web directories. It’s a very repetitive process and it can often take hours to do, usually for very little immediate benefit (though long term gains will be seen). (more…)

Sitewide links – easy way to boost rankings or a danger to your site?

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

One of the main aims of any SEO looking to boost the rankings of a site is to get lots of backlinks. This can be achieved by creating quality content that people will link back to. That’s great if you’re writing about football or show business, but what if you’re trying to get thousands of links to a site about beds or power tools? Getting large numbers of people to find these sites interesting enough to link to is almost impossible. (more…)