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We sold RocketMill today.

We started this journey 11 years ago with a desire to help small businesses win online and today we serve some of the best brands around with a celebrated focus on our culture. Our success means we field weekly unsolicited interest to buy us from networks, large indys and private equity. Our decision making framework in […]

2 min read Sam Garrity Learn more

Are voice searches changing the nature of SEO?

Over the past few years, the number of voice searches has more than doubled and makes up around 20% of mobile searches. Tools such as Apple’s ‘Siri’, Windows’ ‘Cortana’ and ‘Okay Google’ have made the medium of voice search more accessible to smartphone users worldwide and may have an influence on ad campaigns and even […]

2 min read Technical SEO

Why it’s now or never for HTTPS

If you’ve been paying attention to our blog (and frankly, if you haven’t been, you’ve missed out in a big way), you’ll know that in February we ran a couple of articles about the consequences of not upgrading your website to HTTPS, which secures visitors against communications monitoring and data theft. While it was recommended […]

2 min read Technical SEO

Is it time to AMP up your website yet?

Back in November last year we brought you news about Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, which was designed to strip down websites so they load much faster when viewed on mobile devices. While we cautioned against jumping straight in at the time, we did predict that AMP would ultimately have an effect on website […]

2 min read Technical SEO

Google pulls up the keyword research ladder on low-spending AdWords account

There’s been a large and not-particularly-helpful change to Google’s indispensable Keyword Planner in the last few weeks. Accounts that aren’t spending much are now seeing vague search volumes, whereas big spenders are still getting the full data. Here’s what the same report looks like in Keyword Planner with and without the new limits in place: […]

3 min read Technical SEO

Why PageRank Dilution U-turn shouldn’t affect attitudes to 30x redirects

You may have seen the recent article on Search Engine Land regarding 30x redirects and PageRank. If not, don’t worry – you can find it here. Essentially, the article summarises the confirmation by Google engineer Gary Illyes that a 30x redirect will no longer result in a dilution of PageRank. This is a source of […]

2 min read Technical SEO

Why your content strategy needs to focus on micro-moments

Just when you thought the marketing world was overflowing with jargon, another phrase is thrown into the mix. This time: micro-moments. Google’s way of referring to the need to appeal to mobile customers regularly on the hunt for new information, this isn’t, however, a buzzword to add to your avoid-list. Instead, content marketers need to […]

4 min read Rowena Heal

Title tags now 20% longer on desktop Google search results

Have you been longing for a longer space to compose your page titles? Well, you are in luck! With minimal fuss and fanfare, Google has increased the width of desktop search results to 600 pixels. This means about 20% more horizontal real estate than before. How does this affect your website’s SEO title tags and meta descriptions? […]

2 min read Technical SEO

Why optimising your images is more important than ever

A picture paints a thousand words. This classic cliché perhaps understates the importance and power of images on the web. Other than video – and in the future, virtual reality –  there is no better way to represent the real world within cyberspace. Google has recognised this with a new image management tool called Google […]

4 min read Technical SEO

How to optimise for instant answers on search engines

When the Google search engine launched in 1998, its biggest rivals were human beings. At a time when web search was primitive, directories determined our dial-up downloads. Today, advanced algorithms know what we want to see before we’ve even finished typing it. For many search terms, the answer is on the results page, or even in […]

3 min read Technical SEO

Google’s Cloud Vision API can help your applications see!

Last month Google announced the beta release of Google Cloud Vision API. This allows anyone to submit images and access a number of features that provide information regarding the content on those images. The following API features can be applied to an image in any combination: Label/Entity Detection – This highlights the main entity within […]

3 min read Technical SEO