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Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th January 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,380
Posted By CoolHandCol
Freelancing sites offer many low paid...

Freelancing sites offer many low paid opportunities but also give you the chance to get your foot in the door of potential long term clients. Both routes are difficult!!
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 10th July 2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,534
Posted By CoolHandCol
In the UK, Google will talk and walk you through...

In the UK, Google will talk and walk you through setting up a campaign. It's great for getting you started but you need to refine what they tell you to what is best for your site and products
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,059
Posted By CoolHandCol
It's all about the quality of the article. For a...

It's all about the quality of the article. For a website to post it, it needs to benefit their website also
Forum: Link Development 27th May 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,131
Posted By CoolHandCol
I use Majestic SEO. It's not free but the level...

I use Majestic SEO. It's not free but the level of information is good and accurate
Forum: Link Development 9th May 2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 117,731
Posted By CoolHandCol
That list has just become my bible for good SEO...

That list has just become my bible for good SEO link building - thank you so much
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,652
Posted By CoolHandCol
In house every time. However, most small...

In house every time. However, most small businesses can't afford to do this full time so freelancing becomes the only economical option
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th April 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,290
Posted By CoolHandCol
I agree with HCFGrizzly. Google won't give you...

I agree with HCFGrizzly. Google won't give you any direct SEO benefit for having it. But your customers might stay on the site longer reducing your bounce rate because of the trust factor - which...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th March 2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By CoolHandCol
Nobody knows Googles algorithm but Moz will be...

Nobody knows Googles algorithm but Moz will be right for a good part of it I'm sure. I still think it's a good benchmark
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 28th March 2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,301
Posted By CoolHandCol
After using Google shopping for a few years I...

After using Google shopping for a few years I finally managed to set up Bing shopping. What a complete waste of time! I even rang Bing help centre and they told me their algorithms were a long way...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 26th March 2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,797
Posted By CoolHandCol
It is difficult if you have lots of products but...

It is difficult if you have lots of products but it's worth the effort in the long run if you want your site high in the SERPs. One product at a time - it might take a year but at least you'll get it...
Forum: Ecommerce 22nd March 2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,716
Posted By CoolHandCol
I was very nervous about using a template...

I was very nervous about using a template website. I finally decided on Shopify. It is really good for me - easy to manage, lots of features and cheap. I have an ecommerce store selling 8 products...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd March 2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,719
Posted By CoolHandCol
I have bought so many exact match domain names in...

I have bought so many exact match domain names in the past - when they did have a big impact on SEO. Don't do it now, it's completely meaningless. Choose a short name which reflects what you do or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By CoolHandCol
Or you can pay a good writer to do it for you -...

Or you can pay a good writer to do it for you - they're not cheap though.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,046
Posted By CoolHandCol
The above are true but it's not measured by...

The above are true but it's not measured by Google. The measure is done by Moz.com and is their best guess at how they think the Google algorithm works. It's useful but not gospel!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By CoolHandCol
One word answers your question - DON'T. It's...

One word answers your question - DON'T. It's manipulating the search engines and you will be punished for it at some point
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By CoolHandCol
This usually means your site hasn't been indexed...

This usually means your site hasn't been indexed by Google yet. Set up Webmaster tools for your site and submit a sitemap. That's what usually works for me
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By CoolHandCol
A good link is on a relevant and authorative...

A good link is on a relevant and authorative website. DA first and if you can get a good PA, then even better
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,582
Posted By CoolHandCol
Get your on page SEO right after doing your...

Get your on page SEO right after doing your keyword research. Then only build links to relevant, authorative websites. And slowly
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,242
Posted By CoolHandCol
I think there may be a new "face" for Google....

I think there may be a new "face" for Google. They need somebody human to front them - otherwise they remain the huge faceless corporation they have already become
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By CoolHandCol
Cheapest is not best or fastest or most reliable....

Cheapest is not best or fastest or most reliable. You get what you pay for
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th October 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,265
Posted By CoolHandCol
Go for it. The beauty of advertising on Linkedin...

Go for it. The beauty of advertising on Linkedin is that it can be very targetted and at a relatively low cost. And it's easy to stop if it's not working
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By CoolHandCol
Wherever there is internet and websites there are...

Wherever there is internet and websites there are SEO experts!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By CoolHandCol
Alexa is purely an indication of traffic. Google...

Alexa is purely an indication of traffic. Google page rank is now almost meaningless. Most people refer to Moz page and domain authority
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 17th September 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By CoolHandCol
Adwords is a type of ppc advertising in which...

Adwords is a type of ppc advertising in which Google is dominant but Bing and Yahoo also do. Pay per click advertising can also be done on Amazon and other shopping websites
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,289
Posted By CoolHandCol
It depends what you are ranking for. If you're...

It depends what you are ranking for. If you're ranking for keywords in your titles, then yes, your rankings are likely to drop
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