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The Search Intelligence Report

Posted on April 30, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

The FREE Search Intelligence Report will tell you: A) How many potential customers can I reach on Google? Most people want to know if they were to rank number 1 on Google for a certain search term, how many …

My Rankings Have Dropped Dramatically, Why?

Posted on September 17, 2014 | Written by Judy Limkalan

 Links are very important factors for rankings as they can determine the popularity, authority and relevance of your business website.  Although there are many factors that influence rankings, a common issue is an influx of unnatural or spammy links. Here …

Recover from Google Algorithmic Penalties

Posted on September 10, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

Important News – Overnight Googler John Mueller provided some clarification and valuable insight into how sites can recover from Google Algorithmic penalties, through a post on Google Webmaster Help. The full post can be viewed here or at the end of …

Rank #1 and Go Backwards

Posted on September 3, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

Here are 5 genuine reasons why your business could be going backwards even if you have ranked number 1 for the highest traffic keyword in your industry over the past 3 years: 1. The Decline of Single or Short-tail keywords …


‘Follow’ or ‘Nofollow’ Links – The Great SEO Question of 2014

Posted on August 19, 2014 | Written by Michelle Phibbs

At the beginning of this year,  Matt Cutts drew attention to how spammy the practice of guest blogging had become. Basically guest blogging was an easy way of getting “quality” links pointing to your site and considered somewhat of a …

Infographics as Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy

Posted on August 6, 2014 | Written by Amber Cappelletti

The marketing tool that sets your message apart from the rest Information graphics, commonly referred to as ‘infographics’, are visual representations of data or information created to present complex information quickly and clearly. Making waves in the online world, infographics …


Google Updates US Local Search Algorithm Now Known as Pigeon

Posted on July 29, 2014 | Written by Michelle Phibbs

  Google Pigeon, announced at the end of last week, is an update to the local search algorithm. It’s the largest update to this algorithm in a while, and one that has been long overdue. With people’s search habits evolving, …

Google My Business – The New Integrated Local and Social Platform

Posted on July 25, 2014 | Written by Michelle Phibbs

Combining Google+ with the updates that occurred to Places in February, Google has introduced a new uniform interface called My Business. This update is designed to help local businesses and brands manage their presence, to be found and to connect …

The Truth about Links & Link Penalties

Posted on July 9, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

The past 18 months has caught many unsuspecting Australian business owners off guard as their website rankings and traffic has plummeted off the back of a ‘link related’ penalty. These dreaded penalties can have a significant impact on your bottom …

Your Customers think local – does your website?

Posted on June 24, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

1) Where do your current customers come from? The first step is to take some time out to think or run a report on what percentage of your customers in 2013/2014 come from certain postcodes or capital cities Your next step …

Google Places – A Great New Look with a Great Big Problem

Posted on June 3, 2014 | Written by Michelle Phibbs

February saw the beginning of Google rolling out updates the Google Maps dashboard (now known as Google Places). This new version was meant to be a step in the right direction to creating a user friendly interface that can connect …

Grow your sales without spending more money

Posted on April 14, 2014 | Written by Ewan Watt

1. How to measure success – the basics There is a saying ‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure‘. Therefore to manage your Adwords campaign you need to have the following core measures in place. Do you know the following …