Do Facebook or Twitter Social Signals Affect Rankings?

In Matt Cutts’ latest video he explains that as of January 2014 social signals from Facebook and Twitter are not used by Google to affect organic rankings. The 2013 Moz Ranking Factors study stated that “As in 2011, social signals were some of our highest correlated factors, with Google+ edging out Facebook and Twitter”. However, Matt Cutts states in his recent video that for Facebook and Twitter that is just correlation and that highly engaging content also ranks well because it is good content and Read More +

New Google Analytics onclick Link Tracker Required for New Script

If you’re using the new latest version of the Google Analytics tracking script which looks like the following: <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXX-X', ''); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script>   You will need to change the onclick tracking code if you wish to track simulated pageviews for clicks on your links Whereas with the old script you could use this script in your tags   onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/click/some-a ction');"   you will now have to use this one: onClick="_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/click/some-action']);"     The fully tracked Read More +

Google Analytics Improves In Page Analytics

Google Analytics Improves In Page Analytics In page analytics displays a visual representation of where users click on your website. The problem with it – and the reason no one uses it – is that it only shows the percentage of clicks to a given link independent of the position of the link itself. In other words, if you have a header navigation link to your contact page as well as a footer link to the contact page Analytics shows the same click percentage for Read More +

How to add your author picture to wordpress – the easy way

Adding your image to your author bio in wordpress is incredibly easy. All you have to do is create a Gravatar account and make sure you use the same email address that you used in your author profile. Once you have made the gravatar account and uploaded your image it will automatically appear in your author profile on your blog (can take about 5 minutes). It’s beautifully that simple. 1) Make your author profile in wordpress 2) Make your gravatar account on using the Read More +

‘English Person’ C-Word was NOT a Google Bomb – Explained

Was the Google result for “english person” a prank or was it simply an error in the Google algorithm? Read on to find out why many, including The Huffington Post, were wrong about this one. This is an update to my original post which can be found here. Google has now manually removed the Wikipedia result. There have been many manipulations of Google  search results by pranksters and of course SEO is at it´s core an intentional manual attempt to make a page rank for Read More +

Google result for “english person” returns the c-word

Updated June 17th – Read the update and explanation as to why it was not a Google bomb. It seems like the Google Search algorithm either has a sense of humour or doesn’t think highly of “english people”… Search for “english person” (without the quotes) on or and you’ll get the Wikipedia definition of the C-WORD. At first I thought this might have been an intentional Google bomb but I checked the backlinks for the wikipedia page and didn’t find any intentional links Read More +

What is the best phone for SEO?

Ever wanted to be able to check your analytics or maybe even some backlinks with your mobile phone? Do you find the Google Analytics app too limited and miss the full functionality? It is now possible to use the desktop version of Google Analytics on some moile devices. Until now, when trying to do certain actions in Google Analytics they would not work on the phone, such as selecting the date range. The Flash player on Opera Mini and Dolphin Browser HD just could not Read More +

Ranking Signals To Worry About

In a recent video Matt Cutts outlines which ranking factor SEOs worry about which they shouldn’t as well as which factors SEOs should pay closer attention to. To most of you none of this is life changing information, however I believe Matt really mentions the basics here which, if you’re short on time, is where you should be focusing your efforts. You can watch the video for yourself below or you can read my takeaways from this.   What ranking signals do SEOs worry about Read More +

7 SEO Myths 2012

Google and other major search engines keep their algorithms a secret to reduce spam and while keeping spam down is a good thing secrecy also means that anyone trying to optimize a website is forced to make educated guesses as to what things actually work to improve rankings and traffic. Thanks to sites like SEOmoz, searchengineland and others there is now a lot of quality information which wasn´t there when I started doing SEO back in 2004. But more information also means there is a Read More +