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Just how fast is Google Search Console's "Submit to Index" feature? Watch my short video to see exactly how you can get any URL on your site indexed and ranking in Google within seconds:
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Very pleased that +Gareth Dunlop agreed to participate in my NI Digital Expert interview series - he's been one of Northern Ireland's leading lights in the digital scene for many years.
 
Today we're very pleased to publish the third of our NI Digital Expert interviews with Gareth Dunlop, founder of UX agency Fathom and a long-term leading light in the Northern Irish digital scene:
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I'm starting something new on the Polemic blog today: I'll be publishing a series of interviews with top Northern Irish digital experts.

There's so much great digital talent in NI that so few people outside of our wee country know about. I wanted to use what little international infamy I have to help spread the word and promote Northern Irish digital experts to the rest of the world.

The first expert interview is with the excellent Emma Gribben, who's a highly regarded digital marketing consultant in Northern Ireland:

https://www.polemicdigital.com/2016/08/emma-gribben-ni-digital-experts/
As the first to feature in our series of interviews with NI Digital Experts, Emma Gribben tells us about her journey in to digital marketing.
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This is a great in-depth piece on Google's ongoing antitrust woes in Europe. Worth your time if you're at all interested in the issue:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/05/google-antitrust-case-europe-details-analysis/

Hat-tip to +Gianluca Fiorelli for first sharing it.
A brief history of a dominant Google's soul-searching competition battle in the EU.
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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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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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This week's NI Digital Expert interview is with someone very dear to me - my close friend Derek Johnson, who is as passionate about the web as I am about SEO:
 
The fourth NI Digital Expert interviews is published today, featuring a good friend of Polemic Digital and arguably Northern Ireland's best front-end web developer - Derek Johnson:
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I was really chuffed when +Niamh Taylor agreed to take part in my NI Digital Experts interview series. She and I have been working together for a while now, and she's one of the best in the business. Read all about Niamh in my interview with her:
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As a member of their customer advisory board, I've been playing around with version 2.0 of +DeepCrawl for a while now and absolutely love it.

Version 2.0 is now finally released to the public, and you can get a free trial account to give it a spin yourself. If you do anything at all with SEO, I recommend you give DeepCrawl a try:

https://www.deepcrawl.com/forms/v2/
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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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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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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.
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Recovered former member of Mensa.
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Other names
badams
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Chief SEO Polemicist
Skills
SEO
Employment
  • State of Digital
    Senior Editor, 2010 - present
  • Polemic Digital
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • The Tomorrow Lab
    Digital Director, 2010 - 2014