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Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 22nd October 2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,263
Posted By Kevin H
What % Of Adwords Fake Clicks Does Google Catch For You?

One of the vexed questions about using PPC (in this case Adwords) is the number of "fake clicks" that you could be subject to. So I thought I'd see whether Google was really taking this as seriously...
Forum: Chat 1st October 2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,611
Posted By Kevin H
Go With SSD Laptop, Or Not To Go With SSD Laptop

I've been toying with the idea of getting a new laptop recently; but I want to move to an SSD hard-drive.

During my initial research into the benefits etc it all looked good; but a couple of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By Kevin H
I would have thought that for most businesses SEO...

I would have thought that for most businesses SEO success would be based upon more business being achieved - whatever, however, that is judged.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 18th September 2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By Kevin H
One important factor seems to have been missed...

One important factor seems to have been missed from the above. Your SERPs position.

Before you panic too much about your CTR you should try to get some idea of what you could reasonably expect the...
Forum: Chat 5th September 2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kevin H
Problems With FireFox

Just thought I'd ask and see if anyone else is having the issues I am at the moment.

I've always been a heavy user of FireFox both for browsing and for doing my development work (some nice tools)....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st August 2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,626
Posted By Kevin H
A bounce is when a visitor to your site leaves...

A bounce is when a visitor to your site leaves without ever visiting more that the page they arrived at.

So, if you have a high bounce rate it COULD mean that the person found the information they...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 7th August 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,265
Posted By Kevin H
I guess it depends on the ROI you are looking at...

I guess it depends on the ROI you are looking at for a click.

I generally do a comparison spreadsheet for clicks and CPC, likely conversions (2% for unknown websites) - you then look at the likely...
Forum: Link Development 30th July 2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,496
Posted By Kevin H
Can I add one additional set of conditions I look...

Can I add one additional set of conditions I look for in a directory. ESPECIALLY one I must pay for, since you never know when that directory may suddenly stop being useful for SEO value.

My...
Forum: Reviews 18th July 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By Kevin H
Only had time for a quick look at the moment (so...

Only had time for a quick look at the moment (so just home page). In general seems fine, but :)

For me (and could be a personal thing)
The least 'stand out' thing on the page is your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kevin H
I almost agree :) I definitely agree with...

I almost agree :)

I definitely agree with your intent behind your comment "But make sure your content should relevant to those semantic words also".

The point of semantic search though is that...
Forum: Link Development 11th July 2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,712
Posted By Kevin H
This is the problem. It is very difficult to say...

This is the problem. It is very difficult to say absolutely, definitively, if you may have been affected by 'bad links' as opposed to some other Google (or Bing, or ...) algorithm change.

This...
Forum: Link Development 9th July 2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,712
Posted By Kevin H
Aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh. Sorry, needed that after...

Aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh. Sorry, needed that after reading many of the responses. (Not all there were a couple of good ones)

Question:
Do you have reason to believe these links are hurting you?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,398
Posted By Kevin H
I 90% agree with BacklinksPlus above - that's a...

I 90% agree with BacklinksPlus above - that's a pretty good comment IMO.

Good content alone will not get you business though - you need to promote the content though (especially in early days)....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By Kevin H
I would be amazed if it did you any harm; equally...

I would be amazed if it did you any harm; equally I would be amazed if it did you any good (from an SEO point of view).

At worst I can it being flagged as a 'sitewide' link and your links from the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By Kevin H
Here are two articles that may (or may not :))...

Here are two articles that may (or may not :)) help you understand what is going on a little better.

Though the point made above about there 200+ aspects that go into Google's algorithm is spot on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,115
Posted By Kevin H
Your second statement is reasonable, backlinks...

Your second statement is reasonable, backlinks from quality websites with some good PR of their own ,with few links on, and where the link is NOT nofollowed will help your PR grow.

Your first...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By Kevin H
Hi, SEO and PPC are two different things;...

Hi,

SEO and PPC are two different things; though there are some overlaps.

As for can you do it, given you are a beginner. Yes.

At one time we were all beginners. The question is how easy it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Kevin H
Hi, Google doesn't care whether you have...

Hi,

Google doesn't care whether you have unique content or not on your site.

What Google does care about is that they don't want to offer the same information over and over again; they want to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,338
Posted By Kevin H
KhleSmizth, starting with the White Hat /...

KhleSmizth,

starting with the White Hat / Black Hat question. This harks back to the good old Western Movies where the 'good' guys all wore White Hats and the 'bad' guys all wore black hats.
In...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By Kevin H
Hi, no-one knows for sure what level of link...

Hi,

no-one knows for sure what level of link building may decide is 'bad' - so as such I don't worry about it.

However, just the fact that you thinking about building 120 links a day and you...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd May 2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,962
Posted By Kevin H
It's not often that I'm stuck for something to...

It's not often that I'm stuck for something to say that I'm really confident about (rightly or wrongly); but you managed it.

Conceptually the name seems fine to me - if you know what it actually...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 30th April 2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,232
Posted By Kevin H
Melva, Since you say you have been hit by...

Melva,

Since you say you have been hit by the last Google update I' guessing that you are refering to lost Organic traffic (and rankings?); in which case:

I don't know about 'quickly', that's...
Forum: Direct Mail 20th April 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,657
Posted By Kevin H
This is a little out of date now (from the...

This is a little out of date now (from the mid-90s!!!) but the rule of thumb I was taught with unsolicited mail drops etc was '1% of 1%'... ie, 1% who receive the mail/leaflet/whatever MAY be...
Forum: Direct Mail 19th April 2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,120
Posted By Kevin H
I have long been an advocate that in terms of...

I have long been an advocate that in terms of advertising most businesses should never just focus on the online world (SEO in particular) - especially since with some forethought and clever ideas a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,076
Posted By Kevin H
Hi, yes. And no; or at least not as such. ...

Hi,

yes. And no; or at least not as such.

Yes the search engines recognise the difference between the H1, H2 etc.

Does a H1 register higher? This depends exactly what you mean.

Simply...
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