Category: seo
  • WordPress Category Pages

    I’m not a huge fan of most WordPress category pages. They tend to be duplicate content or thin/template content. On top of that, a lot of people use them really badly (such as bloggers who make up new categories every time they write a post). The result of this is typically a lot of really thin... Read more

  • The Link Builder’s Guide to Polling

    Introduction Polls can get links. They can get a lot of links, from great places… from niche blogs to national media. A poll should be looked at as a tool, and if it doesn’t get links, it’s not because of the tool; it’s because of how it’s used. Just like how some infographics get links and some... Read more

  • Why Content Marketers are Right to Hate on SEOs

    Do you self-identify (or have you previously self-identified) as an SEO? If so you likely won’t be too surprised to hear that you’re ‘unpopular’ in the content marketing world. In truth I’d suggest that unpopular doesn’t come close to covering it. You might in... Read more

  • The Latest 5 Tools I’ve Added to my SEO Toolbox

    I’ve written a few posts now on tools: There was the one on Doing a Site Audit Using Google Webmaster Tools, the 8 Alternative Ways To Use Screaming Frog for SEO and most recently one on Simple Tools to Get More Done. But recently I ’ve been using some tools that don’t really fit into the topics... Read more

  • DistilledU is going free...

    ...for a day, at least! On Wednesday 8th May, we are giving you free access to all text, interactive modules as well as over 80 hours of HD video content in our online training platform. If you’re already a DistilledU trial or paid member- all you need to do is log into DistilledU account and [for... Read more

  • Advanced SEO troubleshooting: Why isn’t this page indexed?

    UPDATED: APRIL 3RD 2013 Some of you seasoned pros will likely find this post of n00b status, but chances are that you’ve made a silly mistake at one point (or two) in your SEO career. This happened to me and a few of my esteemed colleagues, so I decided that it was time for a bit of a... Read more

  • Linkgex: Tool to Get Links to Specific Subsets of Pages

    Recently I have found myself fairly frequently wanting to get links that are linking to a certain sub-section of a website (i.e. links to only certain pages on the domain). Reasons why this might come about: to know how many links my product / job listing / category pages etc. are getting. to find... Read more

  • 4 Signs You Should Invest in SEO Now

    What it is: Sites regularly go through changes but along the way old URLs get left behind. This is normal but if the old URLs were often linked to a huge amount of your ability to rank in Google is pointed at dead end pages where those links can’t pass their value. How you check it: Go to... Read more

  • LinkLove London 2013, Bowler hats and Breweries

    There’s not many search conferences where you will find yourself being greeted by a chipper gent in a bowler hat on entry or that welcomes a spot of Scalectrix at lunch; must be LinkLove! Yet, whilst Will Critchlow went on to confirm in his presentation that this would be the last LinkLove, here at... Read more

  • Why You Should Map Out Your Site’s Information Architecture

    Over the past year, I’ve realized the value of investing a significant amount of time at the beginning of a project to thoroughly understand a client’s site and business. An example of this type of investment is that I’ve started systematically mapping out the information... Read more

  • Mobile sites and search DistilledLive video discussion

    In the last DistilledLive video, we talked through the current hot topic of late, content marketing, with the people who know it best; the Outreach team in Seattle. You can also, check out Adria Saracino’s Hangout on the very same subject if you want to hear more. This week however... Read more

  • Balancing Short-term Authority Gains with a Long-term Content Vision

    On-site/technical SEO still matters. For brands that already enjoy a healthy amount of inbound links, there is usually a good deal of unrealized value in: Solving crawl problems Optimizing site architecture and internal links Managing redirects/canonical tags to consolidate/reclaim existing link... Read more