Superbowl 2013 Ads Feb05

Superbowl 2013 Ads

In my world, it’s all about the ads. With a hotdog chaser. There are lots of sites you can visit to see the top superbowl ads: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/super-bowl-commercials-2013-watch_n_2612632.html was ok...

goo.gl referral spam Jan24

goo.gl referral spam

When testing sites I always check the Hostname report in Google Analytics, to make sure I’m not accidentally including local or staging traffic in my clean profile. Lately there has been traffic from www.goo.gl/Qv87. On every site I check. Rather than visit the actual site, which is...

Penguin talk May14

Penguin talk

Google likes to name updates to their algorithm. Last year was a large change known as Panda, which targeted ‘thin’ affiliate sites, with minimal added value – typically MFA (made-for-adsense) sites with lots of ads. There were various mini-releases/refinements to the Panda...

Analytics Tracking Experiment May09

Analytics Tracking E...

Just testing the Google Analytics reporting that is provided by permanent URL redirects. I’ll post results when I’ve finished. Christmas redirect Lingerie redirect The above two links are each redirects. The first redirect is a 301 (permanent) redirect sending traffic to...

good seo Feb18

good seo

I wish I’d come up with this infographic of the Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors from searchengineland.com, used with permission. Click on the image below to visit the site, with a full explanation of the SEO components. Nicely grouped into content, html, architecture, links,...

Web traffic on Christmas Eve Feb05

Web traffic on Chris...

Just noticed that I had 5561 hits on Christmas Eve to my Christmas site. That’s not bad for one day. Looking at the analytics, those 5561 visits were from 5261 absolute unique visitors, and they made 10,013 pageviews. That amount of traffic was a bit of a spike – usually the site...

Beefing up Google Place pages Jan14

Beefing up Google Pl...

Another excellent post at http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/get-user-generated-content-published-in-google-places-business-listings-11636 by http://expertiseonline.net/ on Google Place pages. The two main takeaways for me were: 1. Using hCard format for your contact details on your website. 2....

Managing duplicate content Jan13

Managing duplicate c...

I’ve been catching up on my SEO reading over the holidays, in particular SEOMoz posts. One post I spent time on was benjarriola’s on managing duplicate content at http://www.seomoz.org/blog/duplicate-content-block-redirect-or-canonical. Previously I thought you only used the...

halloween seo conundrum Sep18

halloween seo conund...

I have a problem. I want to rebuild my Halloween site, but I think I’ve left it too late for this year. It’s currently just a hand-built site, which means it’s lightweight, runs quickly, and is really well optimised for SEO. So good that its currently on page 1 at Google for...

doncha love bing Jun15

doncha love bing

gotta say bing is nice is some ways. it’s shorter to type than google. and it really loves my old-fashioned hyphenated domain names. i was playing with my online shopping site – www.myonlineshops.com.au tonight, cos a couple of shops asked if they could be added. then thought...