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Have you tried Screaming Frog's new Log File Analyser tool yet?

http://www.stateofdigital.com/screaming-frog-log-file-analyser-must-have-seo-tool/
The latest tool from Screaming Frog is a log file analyser that allows you to combine log file data with any other set of URL data for meaningful analysis.
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My latest polemical blog is about the influence Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants have over our daily lives, including the democratic process. A small number of men wield tremendous power over us... Can we trust them to use it wisely?
 
New on the Polemic blog, Barry looks at some recent research which shows how easily Google and other Silicon Valley companies can influence elections:
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The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer research confirms what we already know: people trust search engines more than any other source. So if you're not visible in Google's search results, you're at a serious disadvantage.

http://www.edelman.com/insights/intellectual-property/2016-edelman-trust-barometer/
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It's crystal ball time again! With the year coming to a close, it's time to look ahead and 2016 and predict what will be the major shifts in SEO and Digital Marketing:
 
It's that time of year again when articles predicting major trends for the upcoming year fill the blogosphere. We're no different at Polemic Digital, so have a read through +Barry Adams's predictions for 2016 and beyond:

https://www.polemicdigital.com/2015/12/seo-digital-marketing-predictions-2016-beyond/
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New on the Polemic blog: Using PESTLE to Develop a Strategic SEO Vision
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My latest for State of Digital is an intro to website security, aimed at digital marketers wanting to come to grips with the subject.
 
The security of your website is absolutely vital. If your website is hacked, the repercussions can be catastrophic. Polemic's +Barry Adams has written an intro to website security aimed at digital marketers to get you up to speed:

http://www.stateofdigital.com/web-security-digital-marketers/
Security is an aspect of the web that digital marketers increasingly need to take ownership of. Here we outline some basic web security tools and methods.
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Great Demis Hassabis profile on +The Guardian, talking about his quest for Artificial General Intelligence:
With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?
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Want to start the new year properly and get stuck in to SEO? Why not join Polemic's Barry Adams in this webinar on January 19th, where he will explain how you can find and fix common technical SEO issues on your website:
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My latest for State of Digital is about the importance of optimised page URLs for SEO and usability:
The value of optimised URLs goes beyond just SEO. In this article Barry Adams shows how you can apply IA to design perfect URLs for your website's content.
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Lost in the seemingly endless landscape of #SEO #tools? Need some expert tips on which tools are the most useful for various SEO tasks?

Read my latest blog post, in which I list my five favourite SEO tools that I use every day:
 
There are literally hundreds of SEO tools to choose from, so it can be hard to know which ones are the best and most useful.

In his latest blog on the Polemic site, +Barry Adams lists his five favourite SEO tools he uses every day.
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Lovely wee piece on Sync NI about yours truly. I'm so grateful I met Alison and moved to Northern Ireland. My life and career have improved tremendously and I couldn't have done it anywhere else nor with anyone else.
 
Great wee interview with Polemic's Barry Adams on Sync NI about his upcoming speaking engagement in Las Vegas, and how Northern Ireland has helped his career blossom:
Sync NI is the leading media outlet for Northern Ireland’s Technology and Business Industries. Our website and quarterly magazine keep our audience up to date with the latest technology and business news, jobs and events. Tech and Business News from Belfast and Northern Ireland This week Sync NI caught up with Barry Adams of Polemic Digital, a Belfast based SEO consultancy with big ideas.  Since starting his business in 2014, Barry has cause...
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Chief SEO Polemicist
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SEO
Employment
  • State of Digital
    Senior Editor, 2010 - present
  • Polemic Digital
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • The Tomorrow Lab
    Digital Director, 2010 - 2014
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SEO & Digital Marketing consultant based in Belfast
Introduction
In April 2014 I founded Polemic Digital, a new expert SEO consultancy based in Belfast.

I'm still a Google+ sceptic, but I figure it's best to have at least a nominal presence here. Just remember that this is not the best way to engage with me on social media.

My real social activity happens mostly on Twitter, with some stuff occasionally finding its way on to Facebook.
Bragging rights
Recovered former member of Mensa.
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