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Get to the top of Google in your local area with Google Places

Setting up a good quality Google Places listing is THE first thing a local business should do to market themselves locally online. People click on Google Places listings over and above the natural […]

7 Small Business Blog Writing Tips

Get a good blog going and the visitors will arrive in droves. A regular well written blog is one of the best ways to get people […]

The First Steps to Optimising Your Website – The SEO Overhaul

This is post is aimed at the small business who is looking for the first time to optimise a website and does not know the first […]

Why does the SEO industry shun small business?

Having officially been in the been in the SEO industry for a relatively short period of time, it still staggers me how the UK SEO industry still seems […]

SEO Copywriting Specification

The following highlights some of the key criteria for ensuring a web page is correctly and effectively written for both visitors and search engines. (1) Fundamentals […]

An Introduction to Blogs for Small Business

This post is a brief introduction to Blogs for the Small Business Owner. A blog is a very good way to publicise your web-site, but like […]

3 reasons why business HAVE to have Social Media

A look at the data at the end of 2014 is sure confirmation that as a business it is vital for a business to operate through […]
9 Top Onsite Local SEO Tips
The following are 10 top tips for things you can do to your business website to assist with local search optimisation: 1. Geo Targeting Within the […]

Keywords – the foundation of everything

If you want to be found on Google, you need to have a broad understanding of keywords and how they should be used in your website […]

Social Media Beginners Guide – The first services I set up for small businesses

This post is a very brief and beginner focused summary of the first social media services I set up for small businesses; by the end of […]

How to create a Google Account

This is a very quick tutorial on how to set up a new Google account, this is really easy and should take 10 minutes at the […]

Getting Google Places and Maps Reviews

The purpose of this post is to briefly give you some pointers as to how to get your customers to give you good reviews on Google […]

UK Directories for Local Business – the first I’ll register with

Online Directories The following post is a very brief introduction to web directories for Small Business and which ones we recommend registering with. It has been […]

Three Steps to getting your business listed on DMOZ

There are a relatively small number of steps which need to be followed to submit your website for listing on DMOZ. Note these have to be […]

How effective is a DMOZ Directory Listing for SEO purposes?

One of the most significant keys to creating a successful search engine optimisation campaign is finding a way to ensure that Google trusts your website. There […]