2017

01. The Three Most Important Things in 2017 for Google Are: “Mobile and Mobile and Mobile”

With Ned, Stephen, Gerry and Dawn. Ned PoulterCEO & Founder Pole Star DigitalI’ve never heard that before. Dawn AndersonDirector Move It MarketingI have, I have yeah. Gerry WhiteSEO Consultant Just EatIt’s incredible that we’ve been talking about the year of mobile since 2011? Ned PoulterIt’s before that. It’s definitely before […]

17. Ranking Myths

With Will, Ned, Gerry, Barry, Stephen, Dawn and Dixon. Dixon Jones – Majestic Marketing Director – Receptional Founding DirectorOk, so I’ll start, and I’ll go with “more links does not necessarily mean better rankings”. The myth is, that you get more links you’re going to get better rankings. That doesn’t […]

16. Social Signals are Not a Ranking Factor but Social Media is Important To Spread Your Content

With Gerry, Stephen, Ned and Dawn. Dawn Anderson – Director Move It MarketingFor me, it is access to the linkerati, effectively. It’s just access to those multipliers. That can actually impact ranking for you. It’s much easier to build those relationships. I know it’s cheesy to say, “build a relationship”, […]

15. Voice Search: How Will Voice Search Change the Way We Search?

With Ned, Stephen, Will and Dixon. Stephen Kenwright – Director of Search Branded3So, I think the common misconception about Voice Search is that it’s another way of searching Google and it just isn’t. So, if you use, Alexa on Echo you’re searching Bing, if you use Siri you’re searching Bing, […]

14. Accessibility: How Important Is Accessibility Nowadays?

With Gerry, Barry, Ned and Dawn. Dawn Anderson – Director Move It MarketingI would say that accessibility – people tend to just assume that it’s like “can people hear it, can they see it, etc.” – but websites now are often very complicated. They have lots of things as they […]

13. AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

With Barry, Gerry, Dawn and Will. Barry Adams – Founder Polemic DigitalYeah, Google AMP is one of those topics that SEOs like to moan about, because it is a very divisive topic at the moment. Do you implement Google AMP for your website or not? What I think: it comes […]

12. Is Security (SSL) a Ranking Factor?

With Dixon, Barry, Dawn and Ned. Ned Poulter – CEO & Founder Pole Star DigitalWell I think, first off, one of the interesting things is exactly like you’ve just phrased it there, Juan, that they’ve changed Chrome really recently so it literally just says secure or not secure. So the […]

11. Personalization: Google’s Personalized Search Results

With Will, Stephen, Ned and Barry. Barry Adams – Founder Polemic DigitalEvery search result that you do on a search engine like Google is personalized to a certain extent. Based on your location, your search history, your click history and all the other factors – your social graph – that […]

10. Brand traffic: What Are Brands and How Can You Utilize This Traffic?

With Will, Stephen, Dixon and Barry. Will Critchlow – CEO & Co-Founder DistilledI think the first thing here to realize is that we’ve gone backwards in data. Because pre not-provided, you were able to tell where your brand’s search traffic was going, you knew what your keywords were, you were […]

09. Site Speed: How Does Site Speed Influence User Experience?

With Gerry, Barry, Dawn and Ned. Dawn Anderson – Director Move It MarketingAh well, it’s massively important, and increasingly so, particularly given the rise of the mobile web and the popularity. The year of the mobile has kind of been and gone and we’re kind of well into it now, […]

08. User experience: How Important Is User Experience for SEO?

With Gerry, Dawn, Stephen and Barry. Stephen Kenwright – Director of Search Branded3I think, when we are talking about machine-learning and we are talking about it more and more. We gotta ask, what are they actually learning from. It’s not about a growing link graph, it’s not about trying to […]

07. Is It Useful to Crosslink Between Different Company Websites Within the Same Organization or Group?

With Barry, Dawn, Dixon and Will. Dawn Anderson – Director Move It MarketingYeah, I mean I have seen this is really effective, if you like you can call them like super brands. So they may be a group of retail companies, they may have brands that sell different types of […]

06. Link Strategies: Which Link Strategies Are Recommended?

With Dixon, Stephen, Kirsty and Will. Will Critchlow – CEO & Co-Founder DistilledIt’s our priority, when we are developing a strategy to improve the authority of a particular domain, or to generate links to a particular piece of content, is increasingly moving towards making sure that we don’t only get […]

05. Paid Links: Are Paid Links a Viable Strategy?

With Barry, Stephen, Kirsty and Will. Kirsty Hulse – SEO / Digital TypeSo when we say paid links, there are very different currencies. So there is giving a blogger a product or giving a blogger a voucher or literally just exchanging cash for money or content, so the moment you […]

04. Are Internal Links One of the Most Underestimated Link Strategies Out There?

With Gerry, Dawn, Ned and Dixon. Gerry WhiteSEO Consultant Just Eat100% Dixon JonesMajestic Marketing Director – Receptional Founding DirectorYes Dawn AndersonDirector Move It MarketingYes. Absolutely. Yeah. Ned PoulterCEO & Founder Pole Star DigitalIt’s also one of the really overlooked things, I find. Especially, when you get to more enterprise and […]

02. Content Quality: How Important Is High Quality Content?

With Will, Kirsty, Dawn and Ned. Dawn AndersonDirector Move It MarketingWell, it’s important. We know that Google helps with the Raters guide, for instance. Their 60-odd page document which, if anyone fancies spending a couple of hours and acquainting themselves with, they are definitely worth reading. But we know things, […]

03. Does Content Need External Links in Order to Rank?

With Dixon, Dawn, Stephen and Kirsty. Dawn AndersonDirector Move It MarketingIt’s got to be discovered. So you need something ,somehow linking to it, somewhere along the line. If it’s brand new content, it’s probably not going to rank immediately for anything, other than if is a massively popular page. Because, […]