Entries by dan barker

Google Now Hiding UK Search Data

Google Now Hiding UK & Other International Keyword Data Last year, Google made a change that meant lots of keyword data was suddenly stolen away from website owners. Thankfully for UK & other international sites, they only rolled this out on Google.com. ‘(Not Provided)’ – The International Rollout The bad news is, they’ve now rolled […]

Top 100 UK Journalists on Twitter

Top 100 UK Journalists on Twitter – by Social Influence   Andy Barr & the team over at 10 Yetis released the 2nd version of their “top 100 journalists on Twitter” list. Their very useful top 100 uses a complex ranking algorithm, summed up by this line: “Obviously, the nicer journos are to PRs, the higher up […]

UK SEO Pricing Infographic

UK SEO Pricing   Here’s an infographic based on the results of a survey of 81 UK agencies & consultancies who provide SEO services. The background on it is that SEOMoz recently conducted a global SEO pricing survey. The survey covered 500+ agencies & consultancies providing SEO services in various countries across the world. They […]

(Not Provided) – A Google Analytics Tweak

A Small Google Analytics Tweak to Assist SEO Analysis Now that Google are hiding lots of interesting search data behind an anonymous ‘(not provided)’ line, I’ve posted a  little tutorial over on Econsultancy on how to make a little Google Analytics tweak I’ve been using to make SEO analysis a little bit easier. Here’s the […]

Google’s First Retail Outlet

14 Photos of Google’s First Retail Outlet Here’s a post containing 14 photos of Google’s first ever retail outlet, ‘The Chromezone’. (actually, 13 photos, plus one of Apple’s equivalent for comparison). There were a couple of articles about this over the weekend, but none with photos. I happened to be on Tottenham Court Road (London), […]

Ling Valentine on Website Success

Ling Valentine on UX, SEO, and Running a Successful Website Ling Valentine runs the mighty LingsCars.com , a site that’s been on Dragon’s Den, won various business awards, and is – quite regularly – criticised for being ‘ugly’ among other things. Here she very kindly answers 5 questions about her experience around SEO, using videos to […]

Interflora vs M&S – ECJ Judgement

Interflora vs M&S – Full Judgement Here is the September 22nd 2011 European Court of Justice ruling on the Interflora vs M&S ‘Brand Bidding’ case. I’ve republished it here, as the ECJ’s site doesn’t allow direct linking to the judgement for technical reasons. (it’s the first Javascript link on this europa.eu page) My (amateur) summary […]

BrightonSEO – Winter 2011

What You May Have Learned at BrightonSEO Brighton SEO is a conference in… Brighton. About… SEO. This little blog post runs through the various talks people gave at BrightonSEO in September 2011. Among other things, you’ll find: A graph showing how badly Review Centre was hit by Google’s Panda update. A guide to Ruby Programming, […]