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The Big List of APIs (and some free code)

The Big List of APIs (and some free code)

Matt Beswick September 13, 2013 2

Looking for the free ‘APIset’ code? Download it here. Speaking at BrightonSEO about APIs with only 20 minutes worth of time is, to say the least, a challenging task. Trying to give as much

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Road Trippin’ – SearchLove Boston 2013

Road Trippin’ – SearchLove Boston 2013

Matt Beswick June 18, 2013 1

This is the first of two posts about my trip to the US a month or so ago… but it’s done in a back-to-front way. Although it was the 2nd conference I attended, SearchLove

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The Big Guide to Outsourcing

The Big Guide to Outsourcing

Matt Beswick March 15, 2013 13

Since speaking at the Distilled Live event a few weeks ago I’ve been asked by a few people, the most prominent (for reasons which will become clear) being Ade Lewis to put together a blog

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My First Time (Presenting to the Industry)

My First Time (Presenting to the Industry)

Matt Beswick February 25, 2013 2

Last Wednesday I was given the privilege of speaking at the Distilled Live Meetup which, somewhat scarily, was my first time getting up in front of the SEO industry. Fortunately, it went as well as

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Rankings and Social Signals: The Wikipedia Effect

Rankings and Social Signals: The Wikipedia Effect

Matt Beswick February 5, 2013 1

As the web continues to become ever more conversational in nature, we’re constantly told that Google are increasingly incorporating social cues into their ranking algorithms. Nowhere is this trend more obvious than with the

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The Expected (and Unexpected) Effects of Malware on SEO

The Expected (and Unexpected) Effects of Malware on SEO

Matt Beswick January 21, 2013 2

Last week, in the space of 2 days, I came across two separate issues of Malware infections which, although relatively minor, had reasonably major implications with regards to the SEO of those sites. For

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The Power of Relationships

The Power of Relationships

Matt Beswick January 7, 2013 1

As SEO’s, when we set out to tackle any short or long-term project, we must now take into account the power of relationships when plotting our overall strategy; at the end of the day,

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Google Algorithm Updates: All Time Top 10

Google Algorithm Updates: All Time Top 10

Matt Beswick December 23, 2012 0

Nothing is more fervently anticipated yet simultaneously feared in the SEO world than an upcoming Google algorithm update. For years, these mammoth changes to the SERPs determination factors have led to instantaneous, overnight upheavals.

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Handy SEO Bookmarklets

Handy SEO Bookmarklets

Matt Beswick November 15, 2012 1

Instead of my usual ramblings, this post is a quick and easy way to save you a LOAD of time (for anyone that doesn’t use bookmarklets, now is the time to start). Put simply,

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Facebook Competition Rules and How Not to Break Them

Facebook Competition Rules and How Not to Break Them

Matt Beswick October 17, 2012 1

Nowadays, Facebook boasts a variety of methods for advertisers and brands to monetize their following online. The tried and true Facebook Contest is one of the best ways to increase traffic and attract new

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