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Thoughts on Content Curation [Curated]

Content Marketing has become an essential discipline in digital marketing and overall brand communication.  Like it or not, it is here to stay and will be for a long time. As traditional ...
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Why I Support Google’s Fight Against SEO Guest Blogging

Back in January, Matt Cutts said that if you’re guest blogging for links, stop.  This was followed by a penalty imposed by Google on a large guest blogging network (unfair imo); ...
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Another SEO 101 Workshop – Tuesday 1st April – Dubai

As part of my ongoing efforts to spread digital marketing knowledge in the Middle East, and on the back of my first successful SEO 101 workshop, I was invited by Dubai Internet City (DIC) ...
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2014 Challenge: Start With Why

I’m currently reading a book called “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek, leader of a movement to inspire people to do what inspires them; brilliant cause! In his book ...
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Kicking Off Digital Thought Leadership In The MENA Region

On Sunday, the 10th of November I’ll be running the first of many digital education workshops in Dubai, Media City.  This first one will cover SEO (101). This particular workshop ...
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5 Key #UX Questions Every Website Must Answer

I’ve just finished reading a well known UX book called “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug. It’s quite an old book (2005, revised 2009) but many of the ...
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Google’s Best practices for using rel=canonical

Including a rel=canonical link in your webpage is a strong hint to search engines your preferred version to index among duplicate pages on the web. It’s supported by several search ...
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Future of Search: How Twitter Serves Real Time Results

Remember this Tweet about Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River? http://twitpic.com/135xa – There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up ...
SEO in 2013 - A Survival Guide

SEO in 2013: Your Survival Guide

As 2012 comes to its conclusion, many people are left asking themselves a gloomy question. Is the end near? While the majority do not take Mayan prophecy literally, the underlying ...
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New Link Disavow Tool: Is It Google’s Trojan Horse?

It has been said that one of the golden rules to SEO success is a healthy level of paranoia. The financial stability of thousands of webmasters, bloggers and affiliate marketers are ...
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Backlink Cleaning Using Google’s Disavow Tool [Guide]

A couple of weeks ago, Google announced its “disavow” links tool. A brief background Google’s primary indicator of site and page quality is something called a backlink ...
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Keyword Research 101 – Finding Keywords For Your New Site [GUIDE]

You’ve probably heard SEO people saying that you need to “target keywords on your site”, but if you don’t know how to find keywords for SEO, you’re still ...
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