Archive for the ‘SEO’ Category

Daily SEO tasks you need to be doing in 2013…

This weeks questions comes off the back of a post I wrote in 2011 around daily SEO tasks.

“Hi Dave, I read your post around daily SEO tasks and I was  wondering what you have changed now we have Google Panda and Penguin in place?”

This is a great question and one I’m really keen to answers, so on a daily basis I do the following:

Read, read, read, and then read again – It’s important to stay close to a changing landscape, and I will typically spend 30 minutes a day going through a number of sites, many of which can be found here.


30 SEO power tools that I’m using in 2013 for backlink analysis, keyword research, social listening and much more…

This week I was asked:

Hi Dave,

Just wondering, what SEO tools are you using in 2013 and are you using any specific tools to analysis backlink profiles?


Great question. Below I’ve listed all the tools in my armoury at present.


SEO Question: Dave, I’ve noticed you’re not blogging as much, can I ask why?

I’ve had a great question come through this week which asks:

“Dave, I’ve noticed you’re not blogging as much, can I ask why?”

Many of you have noticed that my blogging efforts have slowed a little as of late and for good reason…

1) version 3 of is currently being developed and my focus is leaning more towards this – hopefully the launch will be in June / July 2013.


SEO Question: What links should I remove if I’ve been affected by Google Penguin?

This weeks question is:

What links should I remove if I’ve been affected by the Google Penguin update and what links do you think will be in scope moving forward?

That’s a brilliant question and below is a list of sources you may want to review:

  • Sitewide sidebar and footer links
  • Links on low level directory sites
  • Links on sites with malware
  • Placed paid links in content
  • Mass article marketing sites – normally contain links in the signature
  • Advertorial or sponsored links
  • Websites that have been de-indexed
  • Links that appear on the same site as spammy links
  • Links coming from link wheels and networks
  • Low level self hosted blog sites - typically setup with one page of content which contain anchor text heavy links


My top 10 most helpful blog posts, videos and guides around content creation, marketing and best practices in 2013…

A nice simple and short post this week. As we know content has always been and always will be ‘king’ when it comes to digital marketing.

Content best practices continues to change, especially over the past 18 months.

Below I’ve listed 10 very helpful blog posts, videos and guides which go over many common questions, advise on strategy and how to start out.

Google Webmaster Help
Should I incorporate synonyms for important terms into my site?


Content and copywriting Q&A with Chris Lomas of Clear Comms…

Clear CommsAs I’ve blogged about time and time again, content really is king when it comes to SEO, in the Q&A, Chris shares lots of helpful tips, resources and advice around copywriting and all things content.

Hi Chris, thanks for doing this interview, tell us a little about yourself and how you got into all things content writing and B2B / B2C copywriting?

Hi Dave, thanks for the opportunity.

So, a bit about me… I’ve been writing professionally for the best part of 20 years now. First as an Editorial Consultant for Drain Trader Magazine – as featured on a very early edition of Have I Got News For You; then as a freelance copywriter. I was enticed out of freelancing by a role as Senior Copywriter at a big copywriting agency in Nottingham.


One week into 2013 and there are already 15 exceptional SEO posts that you need to read now…

SEO PostsHopefully the title says it all, but already, there are some cracking SEO and digital marketing posts in 2013 that you need to be reading now.

If you missed this post “30 digital marketing websites you need to be reading now, in 2013, and beyond“, I’d strongly advise that you bookmark it and follow all of the blogs mentioned.

Check out my recommended reads below:

SEOmoz – The 2012 Local Year in Review


My top 10 digital marketing posts from 2012…

Well another year is nearly over and it only seems like 5 minutes ago since I did a similar post in 2011.

Let me know which you enjoyed and also what you’d like to see more of in 2013.

So here we have it, my top 10 SEO and digital marketing posts from 2012:


  • Categories

  • Archives