Monday, 6 November 2017

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

HTML5 Stu Test

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Freelance SEO and Training Provider
In 2018 I am celebrating 10 years of trading. Google certified 2013 and Advanced SEO ceritfication in 2010. I deliver SEO training throughout the UK and also from my home office in Somerset as well as remote monthly maintenance. Read my experience on my About page.

Hire Me By The Hour or Day for DIY SEO

You can hire me by the hour for beginner SEO coaching sessions and I'm also available to be booked on a half and full day basis. Hourly training sessions can be over Skype or telephone. 

I'm a small business specialist yet have worked for UK National brands both on site and remotely. I'm familiar the most with the Wordpress and Magento platforms however I've worked with Squarespace, Shopify, Drupal and bespoke CMS systems.

Freelance SEO UK Nationwide - Somerset Based

I am an independent consultant so do not have large overheads hence I am able to provide monthly SEO and Social Media services at a competitive cost compared to national agencies. 

Case studies on revenue and traffic increase are available on request and also on my public blog under the category 'Client Spotlight'.  

Contact me with your website address for a free Google Analytics and Google Search Console audit.

Somerset on-site visits locally can be arranged from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater and Taunton. I've also travelled to meet clients in London and Leicester when a face to face initial meeting has been deemed essential for large scale projects and forensic resolution of website problems.
All tasks are carried by myself, as a sole trader you will benefit from the highest level of personal service and communication. 99% of my work is carried out remotely with support via email, telephone and Skype. Hire me for as many hours a month to fit your preferable budget.

Full Day SEO and Social Media Training for Small Businesses

My full day SEO training courses are between 6 and 7 hours depending on the level of knowledge of my students. I've trained SME's, sole traders, small local businesses and global brands.

Training for businesses in South West UK throughout Bristol, Taunton, Bridgwater, South Wales, Gloucester and Somerset. Alternatively, training can be arranged at my home office based in Weston-super-Mare.
You’ll benefit from one on one communication, a free website audit in advance, personal coaching on the day and something most companies do not offer – 30-days follow on support. Connect with me after the training day with follow on questions or to expand on previous topics. The coaching I provide is not a hit and run, it’s holding your hand and being by your side.

Visit my website to read my reviews and more information.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Google Search Tricks You Need To Remember

The Google 'Around' Function Search Trick

I wrote the Google Search Tricks blog post on my website and thought I'd share here as well - read on for some fantastic insights into Google search tips:

One very powerful, but undocumented, search tool, is the AROUND function. If you wanted to research Barack Obama's interactions with Australia, you could simply include both terms in a search, but you'd find thousands of articles in which these two terms may appear many paragraphs apart, and bear no relation to one another.

But if instead you search "obama" AROUND(10) "australia" then the first results will be one in which Obama appears within ten words of Australia. NOTE: for this to work, both search terms must be in quotes, AROUND must be capitalized, and the number must be in parentheses.

Ebay and Google - Using the negative sign to exclude results

(-) Knowing how and when to use the minus sign in a search query. i.e. search George Washington This also work with eBay e.g. iphone case -gel (to exclude all iphone cases made of gel)

Using Other Characters in Search

~ before a word to search simultaneously for the synonyms of that word.
.. to search for a range of numbers. For example, 1..10
(*) as a wildcard in quoted search strings to stand for one or many unknown words. "The * cat" will return things like The angry cat, the big brown cat...
(+) will ensure that a word is included in every search result. (per u/izerth, google got rid of the + operator, so now you have to put " around single words or use search tools->results->verbatim)

Quotes surrounding a phrase will ensure that exact phrase turns up.
Triple quotes """word""" will get you 'actual verbatim' and leave out what google thinks is relevant.

filetype: .whatever will make sure URLs have that extension at the end.
inurl: some.words_here will make sure whatever follows shows up in the URL. Good for refining your search by domain name.

intitle:word returns sites with 'word' in the title bar - also useful for index or mp4, mp3 / intitle:whatever will look for whatever to appear in the title bar of the page - for example try intitle:mp4 will return only results from that site

Add 'forum' to the search to find others with the same question
Use Google Scholar- to find only relevant articles from academics, case studies, etc. Great for medical as well.

Thanks to Reddit for these awesome tips!

Monday, 30 January 2017

How SEO Has Evolved

When SEO Went Smart

Back in 2007 Search Engine Optimisation was never a major issue for websites, it was easy to rank on the first page of Google simply by repeating key words on the website and also in the meta tags to climb up in rankings. 

Business also used other tactics of keyword repetition to shoot up in Google - simply by adding white text on a white background so the human eye couldn't see the junk text, but Google could. 

Now in 2017 Google and other search engines are getting smarter – and businesses need to do the same. 

Let's explore the methods in my guide to SEO using an example law firm in Brighton: What are the Search Engines really looking for?
  1. Page URL structure - great for geographically tageted businesses. For example, a law firm in Brighton should create a blog post or an internal page with the URL ending in /law-firm-brighton.
  2. Maximise your H1 header - Avoid saying "Welcome to my website" in big bold letters, tell Google that you are a Law Firm in Brighton (and your specialist areas too).
  3. Textual Content - Each page should have at least 300 words. Search Engines are like humans, they read a website like a newspaper. No one wants to buy a newspaper with nothing to read.
  4. Images - Rename your images from "My logo" or "DC0034" to your chosen key phrase, so "Law Firm Brighton Family Lawyers Logo_1" instead.
  5. Ensure other people are linking back to your site - Google likes backlinks from relevant and trusted websites like Yell, Thompson Local and even Google+ and YouTube. Google owns YouTube and also the site Create extra traffic by ensuring your website is mentioned online with business profiles.
What are Search Engines NOT looking for?
  1. Spammy blog comments from outside of the UK.
  2. Hundreds / thousands of low level backlinks that have been bulk added by an overseas SEO company for a few $dollars.
  3. Linking from 'Bad neighbourhood' websites such as adult or gambling.
  4. A pretty website with lots of photos and zero text.
  5. A website built on a free platform such as Wix, Hibu/Yell or Weebly.
Try it for yourself - Google search for your geographical area and your services - what page in Google is your website? Can you see your competitors above you? Often wonder how they dominate Google search results? They have employed an SEO company, or invested in SEO training to learn DIY SEO.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

SEO Consultations and SEO Training UK

Book a personal SEO Consultation today from £20 for 30 minutes

It’s my job to manage your expectations and ultimately show you how to make you money online, increase profitability and put food on the table. Book a 1-2-1 consultation for just £20.
Half an hour is sometimes all it takes to chat to someone with your SEO question to get the answer you've been wanting to hear.
24 Hour Support Included 30 minutes of my time plus a 24 hour Q&A support over email. Send me a message on my contact form with your website URL and I'll kick start the process by giving you a quick and free website SEO audit. 

Depending on my workload on occasions I may be able to offer a same day service if booked before 12 noon Monday - Thursdays.

Let me sooth your frizzy hair

What do I need to get started? ✓ Google login - This is your Google Analytics login which may include YouTube and should include Google+ Business profile on Maps. ✓ Website login (if required to check Yoast plugin on Wordpress websites) ✓ How old the domain is and how long your website has been live 

Be your on-call SEO for 60 minutes - Audit + Action Plan

Level 5 UK freelancer since 2009 on People Per Hour with 5 ☆☆☆☆☆ star feedback Google Analytics and Adwords certified since 2013. 
Sameday service a possibility if bought before 12 noon - please message me in advance.

Free SEO Audit for all UK Websites

Please message me in advance so I can check over your website - UK websites only - websites MUST have Google Analytics installed already. This does not include Analytics installation - Send me a message on my contact form with your website URL for me to kick start with a free audit. 

☼☼ This offer is suitable for brand new UK websites or stagnating established websites ☼☼ 

► Allowing me access to your Google accounts so I can see your data 
► I will create a Google Drive cloud document so we can both view/edit at the same time 
► Please tell me what you want to achieve - More enquiries? More online sales to your ecommerce store? 
► Analysis of visitor data 
► Keywords discussion based on your initial ideas 
► 60 minutes of my time in all 24 Hour Follow on Support Included 60 minutes of my time plus a 24 hour Q&A follow on support over email.

2 Hours - SEO Consultation + Audit + Follow On Plan

►Relax - I talk your language and have been delivering training sessions since 2009 

Which of the following applies to you? 
- Google position bombing or stagnant rankings 
- I'm migrating my website and don't want to lose rankings 
- Competitor stalking - why are they better than me? 
- New website under 3 months old, what’s next, what can I do? 
- Loads of website hits but comparatively few sales 
- Looking to learn DIY SEO and need guidance 

Google Analytics explained - I don’t know what I don’t know. 
My method is to work backwards from your goal - for example 
►How many people come to my website from a specific website or source 
►I need to understand how to convert my traffic better, my sales are low 
►How do I see what keywords people use to visit my site 
►Your website is on Google page 4 and you desperately need to improve 
►A brand new website not even in the first 10 pages of Google 
►Old domain that’s a few years old but has never ranked 
►Please explain how to maximise my use of meta titles, description and H1 headers 
►I have bought SEO services from overseas and my site has dropped 
►Bad backlinks have resulted in my website disappearing from search results  
Any/all combination of the points above, plus your own list of questions. 

This Google Training consultancy is for 2 hours of my time 
► I will audit your website and create a Cloud document that we can both view and edit in advance of us speaking in person. I will prepare a list of observations and formulate a tailor made plan of action for discussion 
►An hour of my time with you over the phone or Skype 
►Following our session I will provide a list of homework points as a plan of action 
►24 hours email Q&A support

SEO and Social Media Training Courses Somerset and UK Nationwide

Learn DIY SEO skills in 30 days with an intensive 8 hour training day bespoke to your online business, supported with a 30 day period whereby you can speak with me direct over the telephone or by Skype video / chat. 

When I took an Advanced SEO training course in London I was surprised to find that once the day was complete there was no follow on support or contact information for the tutor. 

I had a couple of points that required clarification over the following days and had no one to turn to which is why I'm here to answer all of your questions, or to remind you of the methods taught during the training day. 

You benefit from a tailored programme specifically to improve how you make money online, whether this is a local service like a hairdresser, or a UK ecommerce online store. Read more here.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

How to SEO Optimise your YouTube Channel

September 2014 #BizRocks Magazine Article 

How To Optimise YouTube Channel for SEO

Since meeting Emma from BizRocks Magazine on Twitter, I contributed an article which was published in July’s issue.

Here’s a step-by-step simple walkthrough on how to link your website to your YouTube channel, verify ownership, enter your channel keywords and link to your social media accounts.

Channel description

In the text box immediately below the tab bar, you can add a channel description. The maximum length for this section is 1000 characters.
Here is #BizRocks earlier today:
 Here is #BizRocks after adding more information including their Social Media URLs and any other associated websites – drop down from 1 link to the maximum 5 if you have them.


Icon links are featured at the top of your description and use the icon from the social network pages available.  You can have up to four icon links overlayed on your channel art. Custom links appear below your Icon links and can be used to link to anywhere on the web.

The next task is to update your fan base by updating the ‘Discussion’ section as often as you can linking to news articles about your website, you can link anywhere. This automatically shares to Google+ so make the update short and enticing:

Facebook and Twitter

There’s other settings socially to connect, people who update YouTube daily may not want to bombard their Facebook page with every update, however if you update your YouTube channel once a month then I would recommend linking Facebook. Twitter is strongly recommended as this pushes out updates as they happen without you having to change apps.
Sign into your YouTube channel and click:

Be Social with your Hashtags

Remember to share socially when you upload a new video using the pre set icons (above).

Unique Content

YouTube does not like the same video being uploaded to different accounts, so take a look in your Video Manager to ensure your content is unique and provide a central point of reference for your viewers and to ensure everything is under one channel.
Channel Trailer - Use a feature video to welcome people to your channel.

Advanced Settings

Here you can name your channel, add your channel keywords and link / verify to your website to prove your ownership.

That's it - You have now successfully optimised your YouTube channel for Google and for your vistors. Next - read my blog postpublished on my website:

SEO Optimise Your Video on YouTube

   Blog, Create Free Video, SEO, SEO Tips, SEO Training, Video SEO, YouTube Tips

Everyone knows how essential SEO is to promote websites in Google and other search engines such as Bing, Yahoo and AOL. 

Not everyone knows that Google owns You Tube - did you?

Learn how to effectively title and SEO optimise your videos on YouTube. 

SEO Optimise Your Video on YouTube