September 2015

10 things every business leader should know about SEO

Today we’re featuring a blog post from Director magazine, published by the Institute of Directors. It makes several valuable points about the importance of SEO and what business owners should be aware of. Continue Reading…

Local SEO tips you can do yourself – zero budget required.

Today we’re linking out to a post about what actions you can take if you do not have the budget to hire an SEO company. In keeping with one of our recent posts about name and address consistency, the first three tips are all about that.

Huffington Post 5 local SEO tips

As always, if you have any questions about any of these, give us a call.

Links disappear in webmaster tools – why it happened and how to fix it

We were working on a new site for a client recently when we noticed that the webmaster tools data started to disappear, including the ‘links to your site’ and ‘total clicks’ queries. This website had a gradual increase in links from launch to now, including social media, local chamber of commerce, directory listings etc. Over the course of four or five days, these links began to disappear until we saw ‘no data available’ for total links. We do sometimes see glitches in webmaster tools (WMT) so we weren’t too concerned, but we carried out the basic checks to make sure.

We checked: WMT crawl data, security issues in WMT, site still in Google’s index, still had links pointing to it, no manual actions, both www and non-www versions of site confirmed and verified in WMT.

We searched WMT help to see if we could find anything on missing links – but we couldn’t find anything useful.

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