Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SEO

A place for posts about search engine optimisation

Custom wordpress 404 page for SEO

We have recently been purchasing used domain names from Godaddy auctions and Dropday. When we get the domains the first thing we do is look at what traffic they were pulling...

Setting up custom facebook and twitter buttons using php

The canonical tag has been a god send for us helping to get pages indexed and clean up site structures. In many sites we use the same php variable for our...

Using Adsense Section Targeting

If you are getting lots of Groupon and Three ads on your adsense niche site the chances are it isn't optimised correctly. By simply writing a short, keyword rich, snippet of...

Two php functions for scraping content and extracting links

////// Grab webpage ////// function webFetcher($url) { $crawl = curl_init(); curl_setopt ($crawl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($crawl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); $resulting = $resulting.curl_exec($crawl); curl_close($crawl); return $result = $resulting; } //////////////////////////////// //// extract links //// function extract_links($text) { preg_match_all('/<s*a*?href=?(*)?*>(.*?)</a>/si', $text, $match_array, PREG_SET_ORDER); $return = array() ; foreach ($match_array as $serp) { $full_anchor = $serp; $href...

Domain Trust Ranking Sites Without Backlinks Or Social Network Indicators?

For the last decade or more the SEO community has been obsessed with backlinks. Whether it be filling out profiles to get a quick link such as the famed Angela and...

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...

Facebook Share button more effective than Likes?

A recent post at SEOMoz suggested that their research has found a better correlation between facebook shares than Facebook likes. The full post is here and makes for an interesting read....

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...

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...

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...