How to Use Robots.txt

March 6, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Robots.txt is a way of telling search engine crawlers what they can and can’t access. Here, we take you through its benefits and how to use robots.txt on your site. What is robots.txt? A robots.txt file is a file on your web server that tells search engine bots like Googlebot whether they should access a page or … Read More

Making Affiliate Pages Google Will Love

March 3, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Affiliate pages are often dismissed as low-quality content. Here, we explain how to make better affiliate pages which actually add value to your site and contribute to your ranking on Google. What is an affiliate program? An affiliate program is an automated marketing program in which a web advertiser recruits webmasters to place a company’s … Read More

What is Grey Hat SEO?

February 15, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

You’ve likely heard of black hat and white hat SEO, but what is grey hat? Here, we explain what grey hat SEO is and help you evaluate whether you should be using it on your site. What is Grey Hat SEO? Not to be assumed as simply a halfway point between black hat and white … Read More

What is Black Hat SEO?

February 15, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Black hat SEO methods can get you banned from Google. Here, we explain what black hat SEO is, the most common black hat SEO tactics and discuss whether you should employ them on your site. What is Black Hat SEO? Black hat SEO is the use of SEO strategies that focus on increasing a site’s ranking in … Read More

What is White Hat SEO?

February 15, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Google favours useful, user friendly websites. Here, we explain what white hat SEO is and how it will sustainably boost your rankings more than black hat SEO methods ever will. What is White Hat SEO? The opposite of black hat SEO, white hat SEO is the use of optimisation methods that improve your search ranking … Read More

How Doorway Pages Hurt Your Site

February 3, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Doorway pages add no new value to a site and inconvenience users, so it makes sense that Google has taken action to penalise use of them. Here, we explain what doorway pages are and why you should avoid them. What are doorway pages? Doorway pages are low-quality pages created to rank well for particular keywords and … Read More

Why Deceptive SEO Doesn’t Work

February 1, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Users don’t appreciate being deceived and neither does Google. Whilst you may not think deceptive SEO is being used on your website you might unintentionally be applying some black-hat SEO techniques, so it’s worth taking steps to ensure you put this right. If you don’t, your site could be penalised and even banned by Google. If … Read More

Why Badware is Bad

January 20, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Badware is called badware for a reason. Here, we go through different types of badware and explain how to check your site is free from malicious threats. What is badware? Badware is software that is installed on a user’s computer without their knowledge or consent. It disregards a user’s choice about how their computer or network is used … Read More

Top 12 SEO Tips for Startups

January 10, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

With so many in depth SEO resources available, it can be easy to lose sight of the core elements that lead to tangible results for newer companies.  These are our top 12 SEO tips for startups, useful particularly for sites with main content under 50 pages and those hoping to rank for a smaller amount … Read More