Category: SEO

A place for posts about search engine optimisation

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Block bots and crawlers with .htaccess and robots.txt

If you want to block search engine and crawler bots from visiting your pages you can do so by uploading the following files to the / directory on your site. Double check you aren’t rewriting over any .htaccess file before you do it. http://jamesbachini.com/misc/blockbots/robots.txt http://jamesbachini.com/misc/blockbots/.htaccess (.htaccess link doesn’t work because it’s a no read file. So I have uploaded them as a zip) Download both files in a zip These...

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Node.js client for Moz API (MozScape)

I was doing some work with SEO domains and realised there wasn’t a node.js client for the MozScape API… so after Googling and not finding what I was looking for I built one. What this basically does is provide SEO metrics on the URL you provide. Here’s the download link: http://jamesbachini.com/misc/moznode/moznode.zip Full code below: var request = require(“request”); var crypto = require(‘crypto’); // Get credentials from https://moz.com/products/mozscape/access mozAccessID = “mozscape-xxxxxxxxxx”;...

The truth about online advertising agencies and consultants 0

The truth about online advertising agencies and consultants

I see a lot of companies promoting online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses. The engineering company I am involved with gets emails every day from companies offering adwords optimisation or SEO (search engine optimisation) services. How many of these companies actually know what they are doing though? I would hazard a guess at next to none of them. Why would they? If a guy can actually rank...

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Dynamic Tracking Tokens For Major Ad Networks

Google Adwords Search term insertion {keyword=”leather couches”} {Keyword=”Leather couches”} {KeyWord=”Leather Couches”} {KEYWORD= “LEATHER COUCHES”} {device} {devicemodel} {placement} {creative} {adposition} {target} {network} {matchtype} Facebook No tokens 🙁 Plenty of Fish pof.com {age:} {state:} {gender:} TrafficVance %KEYWORD% MSN Adcenter {KeyWord} = Order Fresh Fruit today {keyword} = Order fresh fruit today {Keyword} = Order Fresh fruit today {keyWORD} = Order fresh FRUIT today {KEYWord} = Order FRESH fruit today {KEYWORD} = Order...

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Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm

From the 21st April Google will be penalising sites for mobile search which don’t appear mobile friendly. You can test your site here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ If you haven’t done any mobile design you’ll probably get some warnings like this: Text too small to read Links too close together Mobile viewport not set Content wider than screen The first thing you should do to make your site mobile friendly is add a...

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SEO for Fun and Profit

SEO Summary Search engine optimisation can be broken down into onsite and offsite factors. Onsite Factors Domain age Domain relevance (Topics throughout site) Domain name relevance (keyword.com) Domain registration factors such as renewal date and private whois Site speed, page load times Site freshness, new daily content Title relevancy Keywords in meta description H1 tag relevancy Keyword relevancy to text content (think latent semantic indexing) Text content length Image relevancy...

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Tool to generate a guest blog post request

This tool can be used to generate a guest blog post request for SEO purposes. This is a great way to not only build SEO juice but it also gets your name out there and helps interact with the community surrounding your niche. http://www.jamesbachini.com/misc/guestpostrequest.php Simply enter your name,site,niche and theirs and it will generate a unique guest post request letter. Email that over and you will hopefully get some responses....

Mobile eCPM’s still not competing with desktop 0

Mobile eCPM’s still not competing with desktop

Here’s some stats I ran off today from a Google Adsense account I have for some old seo based domains with various sites and “general” mainstream traffic. It’s interesting to see that the eCPM’s for desktop traffic are still way above that of high end mobile devices: Platform Page views Clicks Page CTR CPC Page RPM Estimated earnings Desktop 217560 6117 2.81% £0.26 £7.38 £1,604.64 High-end mobile devices 110708 2048...

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One 0

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One

The following snippet was displayed in our Adsense account this morning: Does this mean the plus one is affecting searches carried out by people socially linked to your gmail account or does it mean there is a global SEO value in plus ones. Probably both so why isn’t the plus one button as widely spread around the web like the like button… Also how would a plus one help a...