I recently had to resize an awful lot of images for a client’s site in order to improve their load time. The site is very image heavy, but some of these images were over 6mb, which has serious ramifications for SEO and general user experience, especially on mobile. In today’s post, I’m going to take you through the solution I came up with, using R to resize the images to … [Read more...] about Bulk Resizing Images With R & Magick
By now, you’ll have heard the news and probably read Matt Cutts’ latest post (that link’s no-followed, Matt, don’t worry), where he talks about how Google will be taking a dimmer view of guest blogging in the future. In his words: So stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy. Like I say, you’ll probably have seen the post by now, you’ll … [Read more...] about Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt: Google’s SEO Panic Engine
As an SEO, one of my biggest pain-points is that many developers don't take links into account when they're rebuilding a website, meaning I have to do a lot of link reclamation work whenever a new site goes live. Today, I'm going to take you through one of my approaches to reclaiming links that have been lost due to site issues rather than the site owner deciding that they … [Read more...] about Finding And Reclaiming Lost Links Caused By Site Problems
I was channel-surfing the other night and I came across some WWE professional wrestling. I loved watching that stuff when I was a kid and I briefly dipped back into it in the late 90's/ early 2000's before I got back into martial arts training and discovered the mixed martial arts scene. Why am I telling you this? Simply put, it struck a chord with me. I watched a few … [Read more...] about The Trivialisation of the Neckbreaker, Awesome and SEO Tactics
As you probably know, Google killed off their popular AdWords keyword tool the other week. It's been the backbone of millions of SEO and PPC keyword research campaigns over the years and, although I can't remember the last time I logged into it, the API fed data to a number of my preferred tools. Now that particular tool is gone and the API has changed, meaning that some of … [Read more...] about Is The Keyword Planner Google’s Latest Moneyspinner?