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Ian Macfarlane
Works at DigitasLBi
Lives in Exeter, United Kingdom
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One thing I do love about the #aprilfoolsdaypranks that Google does ... they actually work. So today, you can catch #pokemon on your #googlemaps app.
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+John Mueller you appear to have  accidentally deleted your Image Sitemaps page https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636 it's been down for a bit now, having to refer people to the cached version :)
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Thanks for pinging! We're currently revamping the help center, so maybe it's just a matter of time :). I'll double-check when things are settled down a bit.
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Interesting data search engine (via +Kirsty Hulse)
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MEC's case study about building widgets for #Halifax to get higher rankings seems to have mysteriously vanished www.mecglobal.co.uk/our-work/case-studies/halifax-isas-search/ #seo
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Great idea for an article, looking at companies planning to IPO this year and their potential risk levels for SEO visibility. #seo #ipo  
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Really useful new feature in #googlewebmastertools - "indexed status" (i.e. how many pages Google has indexed) now tracks separately for subdirectories, HTTPS, etc. #seo  
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Microsoft testing ways to make Windows 8 usable without having to install third party software ...
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Work
Occupation
Technical SEO specialist
Skills
SEO, Technical SEO, Local, Mobile, Search, Analytics, HTML, Search
Employment
  • DigitasLBi
    Head of Technical Search, 2013 - present
  • LBi
    Technical Search Team Leader, 2012 - 2013
  • LBi
    Senior Technical Account Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • LBi
    Senior Search Analyst, 2009 - 2010
  • LBi Netrank
    Senior Search Analyst, 2008 - 2009
  • UKRD SAD (Netrank)
    SEO Researcher / Developer, 2007 - 2008
  • Netrank
    SEO Researcher / Developer, 2004 - 2007
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I have over nine years of experience of working in the SEO industry, with particular expertise in the e-commerce and travel sectors.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Wonderful food, very reasonable prices and fantastic service.
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5 reviews
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Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Fixed a dead hard drive (opening up circuit boards and everything) and got my data back and at a very fair price. Guy seems like a nice chap too.
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