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Richard Hearne
Works at Red Cardinal Ltd.
Attended Trinity College Dublin
Lives in Phuket & Dublin
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Holy Cow. Blast from the past. I just ended up here and some memories flooded back. To think this was back in 2007! Halfdeck kindly shared the tool he built with me back then and I remember thinking it was the bees-knees. How time flies. How much things change.
Third-Level Push (aka “siloing”), according to Dan Thies (who regained my attention after his recent article on Google proxy hacking), helps you get third-tier pages (e.g. article/product detail pages) in the main index and ranking higher by “taking more of the PageRank from your second tier, ...
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Shot taken today looking out from the old Evason Hotel in Rawai.  THe hotel closed in 2012 and is being rebuilt as the Intercontinental Phuket Rawai Beach Resort.

#AerialPhotography   #Phuket   #Thailand  
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"Our research found that at best, 88 percent of the ad-clicks were made by bots on the LinkedIn ad platform, while at worst, 98 percent were from bots on the Google ad platform.

Grim reading.
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Ah-hah...

So we have a damning report written by a marketing agency running a third-party company that sells bot-click prevention software...

Hmmm...

They've been around since 2013 and the only reason for the word Oxford to be in the business name at all seems to stem from the fact that one of them has a Masters Degree from there. 

Pinch of Salt methinks...
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Nai Han, one of Asia's top beaches. 
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You have to be crazy to host your site off the sub of a domain hack presenting itself as a legitimate TLD.
 
gb.com Domains Are Now Toxic

"Similarly there have been issues with TLDs like .info and .cc which have been used by spammers and black hat SEOs to game Google through the use of exact match domains, a practice that is no longer as effective as it once was."

http://ruudhe.in/1LvmtKf

#seo   #google   #tl  
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And how would customers they register a sub-domain? For example: https://manage.centralnic.com/registration/search_results/jonk
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Car wont start in the morning? No problem - just remove the huge monitor lizard from the engine compartment and you're all set.
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+John Mueller Maybe Qualcomm is testing a successor to the Snapdragon, like a Komodo dragon? Maybe he runs the infotainment system.
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Taken yesterday, this shot takes in the old Evason hotel (soon to be Intercontinental Rawai) and the tract of land previously owned by now-bust Lehman Brothers.

#AerialPhotography   #Rawai   #Phuket  
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To anyone still wondering if new gTLDs will have an SEO advantage due to keywords in the TLD.

As someone well versed in SEO who has fairly recently stepped into domains space I'm surpried at how poor the SEO knowledge/advice is coming from domainers.
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That's your advantage :).
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Reading now:

I'll save you 5 mins you wont get back. Basically they got hit by Penguin, and because someone had created a lot of spammy links just prior to that it must have been NSEO. Nothing mentioned about what their link profile looked like prior to this... Methinks unlikely that spammy links could hurt so quickly.

Who knows... Google Knows!
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Link bait with multiple calls to action.

“Negative SEO can get companies penalised or entirely banned from Google. It can affect share price. It can even put companies out of business.” 

Scaremongering at its best. 
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If you're working with HREFLANG on sites that have dupe content (e.g. multiple EN versions) then this is by far the best resource I've come across on combining HREFLANG and rel=Canonical.

The test site can be found at href-lang.com.
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Super explanation if you're new to this.
 
Faster webpages and the critical rendering path
The most important thing to understand about page speed is the critical render path. Making your pages faster than your competitors starts with understanding this.
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I'm interested in domains, but not for SEO purposes.

Something tells me that domains may become a new SEO battleground, especially if more services like this pop up:
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Internet Marketing & Development
Skills
SEO, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Website/Web-app Development, Performance Optimisation, Domains
Employment
  • Red Cardinal Ltd.
    Founder, 2003 - present
  • Thailand Travel Network
    Founder, 2012 - present
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Currently
Phuket & Dublin
Previously
Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Alkmaar, Holland - Phuket, Thailand
Story
Tagline
Often found in Phuket Thailand where the sea is blue, the sky is clear, and the sun is strong
Introduction
I've worked online professionally since 2003, and I'm especially interested in:

* Technical SEO
* Conversion and online behaviour
* Front-end development in a multi-device world
* Performance optimisation
* Multi-lingual website development & International SEO
* Project management of complex website and web application development
* Domains
* Enjoying my son's early days to the fullest :)
Education
  • Trinity College Dublin
    M.A. Economics & Social Studies
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