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Articles around Technical SEO


Why you should keep your robots.txt clean!

31 August 2011

There is one thing I see happening over and over again: Cutting out inbound link-juice by miss-using robots.txt directives. So what does it mean: Well simply put it means...

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Matt Cutts: there is no limit to direct 301 redirects, there is on chains

10 August 2011

Google has done many webmasterhelpvideos, some of which were published also here on State of Search. They now decided to extend these videos more into tutorials. Which simply means...

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Three .htaccess tips that can help your SEO

29 July 2011

A lot of times when you deal with SEO issues, these are related to URL structure, URL patterns and / or URL parameters being used. Since I’m currently doing...

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Upgrading a website shouldn’t affect your SEO traffic

21 July 2011

One of the key misconceptions from website owners’ is that a website re-launch will cause a temporary, or permanent, drop in SEO traffic as the search engines switch to...

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Webmaster Tools Metrics That Matter

15 July 2011

Google Webmaster Tools, or Webmaster Central, is to be considered on of the more useful tools in the SEO toolkit that google is providing. Some of its features include...

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The Future of SEO

9 June 2011

Today I want to walk you through and talk you through some of the interesting conversations that emerged from a panel comprised almost entirely of State of Search bloggers...

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What’s Really Important for Technical SEO? – SMX London

16 May 2011

As the last format seemed to work quite well I’m going to focus on just the top tips today. We’ve got Rich Baxter from SEOgadget, Martijn Beijk of Onetomarket...

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Google Instant

SEO in 2011 What’s Working, What’s Not? – SMX London 2011

16 May 2011

Hi again folks, in an effort to get posts out as quickly as possible I’m going to stick with a “Top Tips” format for this next session. Today we’ve...

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What Really Impacts Google Suggest Suggestions? An Experiment

18 April 2011

A few weeks ago I read with a huge amount of interest about Rishi’s experiment around Google Suggest where he suggested it was sheer volume of mentions which influenced...

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Codegent Plan

Behind the Code in the Hoxton Hotel’s £1 Sale

15 April 2011

Hi Everyone! Some of you will remember that I wrote an article here on State of Search about integrating online and offline marketing efforts and as a case study...

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