Thursday 29 August 2013

Google's Reconsideration Request - Webmaster Tools

This was a pleasant surprise, I submitted a reconsideration request for one of my clients with Google Webmaster Tools and received a short list of suspect links that Google still believe are outside of their quality guidelines.

I have to say post Google Panda has weeded out a lot of so called SEO practitioners who were really only link-builders; hey ho.

So back to the reconsideration request, yes a disavow was also submitted at the same time and boy I thought I'd covered every base, but obviously not - they'd found links that Majestic SEO hadn't picked up or Google Webmaster Tools hadn't picked up - new link tool required... how many do I need?

Friday 28 June 2013

Twitter Feed Broken - Retirement of API v1.0.

Has your Twitter feed stopped working or putting it another way has it just vanished?

Mine did, but as you can see over there on the left of the Blog it’s up and running again.

The reason the Twitter feed stopped working is because Twitter retired the Twitter API v1.0. For a bespoke website like Website Consultancy and Blogspot Blog (like this one) it’s really easy to fix because you can firstly visit here:

Wednesday 13 February 2013

3 SEO Headaches Solved

There are many SEO headaches which I come across on a daily basis, I won't list them all here as I've also a job to do, so where do I start:

1. Products Pages with 2 URLs

Having product pages with '2' different URLs is really quite regular and Magento sites, or should I say developers who don't understand the intricacies of Magento sites, haven't helped the issue, for example these two pages contain the exact same content - Google would most likely call this duplicate content: