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Lauren Simmiss – An Inspiring Digital Marketer

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Life, SEO

At first I was going to take the piss out of my manager (now a director) about a post she wrote called “Jonathan Jones — An Inspiring New SEO Candidate“. But instead I would like to help her on her quest to have a picture of myself ranking top in Google images. Here’s the image that I mentioned of the handsome man (amazing hair as well) we are trying to rank for the term “Jonathan Jones” in Google images: The pic below is currently what the search engine results page looks like when you type in “Jonathan Jones”, with a Guardian journalist being at the top of the results. However, would it be possible to effectively rank and replace one of those images if I start posting that image everywhere imaginable (starting with this blog)? It’s a nice tiny...

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A tip to finding guest post opportunities

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in SEO

Now that I’ve started working as an actual SEO I’ve created this Search Engine category in order to share my latest tips on SEO. This will essentially mean that whatever I’ve found useful – I’ll share it. It’ll also be a reference that I can look back to in-case I stupidly forget what I’m doing and have a nervous breakdown. How do I find blogs that allow guest posts? The one major part of my work is to link build and I essentially do that using Google search operators. You don’t really have to type in anything fancy and you’ll only really need to use the more technical search operators if you have specific requirements. Though I find that the quotation marks usually work well for most search uses. If I wanted to find a blog that allows guest...

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Dofollow and Nofollow Links

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in SEO

Dofollow and nofollow. These are concepts which are hard to explain to people who have never really been interested in SEO or who are starting to learn about the world of search. These two terms are highly important when it comes to working in a content marketing environment. It’s essentially the do or die in terms of obtaining something that’ll be useful or something that might not be so useful. I’ll try to explain nofollow as simply as possible as my future role will be explaining what these different SEO initiatives are. Nofollow is essentially an instruction to search engines to tell search bots (Google bot, Yahoo Bot, Bing Bot) that surf the web that a link should not pass value. This is what a nofollow attribute or instruction would look like in HTML format: <a href="http://google.co.uk" alt="nofollow"> >Google.co.uk</a>...

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