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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,616
Posted By sb1 design
We all go on about it, but you really need to...

We all go on about it, but you really need to concentrate hard on providing the best, original content that you possibly can. The more content that you create that really provides something new, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By sb1 design
I have had experience with all 3 of the above...

I have had experience with all 3 of the above hosting and I would recommend Bluehost (http://www.bluehost.com/track/stewbac/) as the best of the bunch.

While I would argue that their server...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,571
Posted By sb1 design
Google has already done that - that's what Panda...

Google has already done that - that's what Panda is all about. If you have copied too much content from other websites, you will have seen your rankings affected. You may also receive a side wide...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By sb1 design
Torka is absolutely correct. Endless forum...

Torka is absolutely correct.

Endless forum postings with signature links to your website will do nothing for your rankings and SEO from a search engine algorithm perspective. Google just doesn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By sb1 design
Agreed on the above, however there are actually...

Agreed on the above, however there are actually two scenarios you are talking about here.

If you are moving the entire website to a different hosting, but keeping the same domain name everything...
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,176
Posted By sb1 design
It is not a particularly worthwhile strategy...

It is not a particularly worthwhile strategy anymore. You should certainly not over do it, and stick to directories that are niche specific.

When undertaking directory submissions for clients I...
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,345
Posted By sb1 design
I agree with tzzrd. Commentluv is okay to...

I agree with tzzrd. Commentluv is okay to encourage a bit of discussion and to at least get a list of comments appearing at the bottom of your posts, however the quality of traffic coming to you...
Forum: Social Media 29th October 2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 37,622
Posted By sb1 design
Everyone is going on about 'content' and while...

Everyone is going on about 'content' and while that is absolutely true, you also need to engage.

What I mean by this is if your are on Twitter or Google +, check out profiles of other...
Forum: Social Media 29th October 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,445
Posted By sb1 design
One of the best ways to drive traffic to your...

One of the best ways to drive traffic to your Facebook page is actually from your website.

Do you have a prominent 'Page Like' box on your site? Having one of these on your side bar, (either at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,354
Posted By sb1 design
Both content and backlinks are important, and...

Both content and backlinks are important, and their relationship is very close.

One thing to remember however. If your content is crappy, you are highly unlikely to rank well in Google anymore....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By sb1 design
Hi there, One of the most widely used...

Hi there,

One of the most widely used traffic analysis tools is Google Analytics, (combined with Webmaster Tools for extra data if you choose).

Google Analytics is relatively easy to set up....
Forum: Computer Hardware 27th October 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,477
Posted By sb1 design
Ditto to the above. I use Mac for all my website...

Ditto to the above. I use Mac for all my website design work and it never fails me.

I pull out the PC for testing purposes to make sure everything is working on all formats, however I wouldn't...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 27th October 2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,222
Posted By sb1 design
Article directories have been struggling for a...

Article directories have been struggling for a while now. Not only are they becoming less and less useful from a SEO point of view, (Google does not value the backlinks very much at all) many...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By sb1 design
Google have said that they will be doing Penguin...

Google have said that they will be doing Penguin refreshes more often now. (You are quite right, it has been approximately a year since the last one.)

This means if have been hit by the recent 3.0...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By sb1 design
And with the Panda 4.1 update on the 25th...

And with the Panda 4.1 update on the 25th September it has been quite a turbulent few weeks.

As has been said here however, those that made efforts to fix up their sites in response to the earlier...
Forum: Website Development 23rd October 2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,333
Posted By sb1 design
You will want Captcha as a security measure...

You will want Captcha as a security measure alongside your website contact forms otherwise you will be inundated with spam emails and false comments. Captcha also helps prevent malicious code...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,954
Posted By sb1 design
Google is trying to teach us all that manual link...

Google is trying to teach us all that manual link building is the wrong way to go.

I have built adsense sites, (information websites that earn money through adsense clicks) to a healthy level of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By sb1 design
There has been quite a ripple effect from the...

There has been quite a ripple effect from the latest Panda update. I myself have had one of my sideline affiliate websites hit slightly, (only by about 25% so I actually feel quite lucky).

Anyway,...
Forum: Website Development 20th October 2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,570
Posted By sb1 design
I would recommend Weebly, that has a great drag...

I would recommend Weebly, that has a great drag and drop design interface, and you can actually get some good results from the format.

I would also say to people on a real budget that Wordpress...
Forum: Website Development 20th October 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,615
Posted By sb1 design
If you have a site built on Wordpress, you can...

If you have a site built on Wordpress, you can install the Broken Link Checker (https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/) plugin. Once installed, you can run a check to see what links are...
Forum: Link Development 19th August 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,850
Posted By sb1 design
Hello. My advice would be not to concern yourself...

Hello. My advice would be not to concern yourself whether a forum is do-follow.

If that is your criteria for joining a forum, it proves that you are there to link build back to your site rather...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,270
Posted By sb1 design
Link Exchanges: Avoid like the plague - what more...

Link Exchanges: Avoid like the plague - what more can I say.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,425
Posted By sb1 design
Cheers Debeatty, that is handy resource that I...

Cheers Debeatty, that is handy resource that I hadn't come across before. I have just signed up for the free account myself. The descriptions/dates of the various Google updates are very useful.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th August 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By sb1 design
The best SEO strategy is to ensure that you...

The best SEO strategy is to ensure that you prioritize your on site SEO.

This starts with well structured quality content. If you can update your site frequently with valuable content you have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th August 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,625
Posted By sb1 design
An XML Sitemap is a way of ensuring that search...

An XML Sitemap is a way of ensuring that search engines will know where to find all your site pages in order to crawl them. Google has this to say on the matter:

"Sitemaps are a way to tell Google...
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