Sorry: Negative SEO Does Exist

UPDATE: Please check the end of this post for some final notes, following communications with Google. Rand Fishkin published a post yesterday saying: “webmasters are forced to police their own links through webmaster tools, and be in constant fear of negative SEO“ (I’m paraphrasing, the full post is here). Rand goes on to call on…


Best SEO Tools – 2014

  Keeping up with the latest SEO Tools is almost a full time job by itself these days. To see if there were any SEO tools I’d missed out on in 2014 so far, I posed the question to twitter: What are your TOP 3 SEO Tools? #QuickPoll (will become blogpost feat. your tweets!) — Martin…


Topical Trustflow via MajesticSEO

A new feature in the web’s best backlink index (MajesticSEO) was released quietly this morning, with very little (in fact no) fanfare. A Topical Trustflow Report for any site or page in their index. NOTE: you need to be logged into your Majestic account to see the report.   What is it all about? One…


Halifax Bank Google SEO Penalty

2014 is indeed looking like the year of the spam clampdown, and here is a fresh example of a major company getting wiped off the face of the (google) index, the Halifax Bank (a well known high street bank in the UK).   What’s happened? Lets take a look at the losing keywords:  (all data…


Angry with Big Brand Spam?

I’ve been contacted a handful of times over the past two years by webmasters complaining about Expedia outranking them, or for having some links of questionable value. While I never put myself forward as the Spam Police, when you’re a high visibility member of staff on social networks, and SEO is in your job description,…


Speed up WordPress: Peadig Framework

If you’ve visited the blog before you will probably notice a few key differences today. It looks pretty similar to the old design, and while its still a work in progress I feel the whole site is quite a bit cleaner than before.  The main difference that you will probably pick up on though is…