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Tony “Tiggerito” McCreath
Works at Web Site Advantage
Attended University of Birmingham
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A first draft at the SEO tasks I perform when taking on a new BigCommerce client.
It's good to make sure all SEO activates are in place from the start. This is what I do when taking on a new BigCommerce website.
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The Worlds Best Search Result Preview Tool just got better :-)

Here are the features:

Real Time Editing.
Can easily import in title/description from your own page.
Crops title at 512px.
Crops only complete words like Google (unlike other tools that cut words in two).
Shows real time character and pixel counts for title and description. 
Alters long URLs by cropping folders out.
Shows https if secure.
Highlights search words.
Can add a rich snippet line.
Can add star ratings.
Can add photo.
Can add date.
Provides correctly encoded title/description html code for easy insertion.
Provides a shareable URL to pass around what you made.
Is online so no need to download an app.
Is FREE!

Have a play, bookmark it, ask for more features.
Your pages title & meta description are used by Google when displaying search results. Test how your pages look in Google with this FREE online tool.
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Circular reshare test
 
The Worlds Best Search Result Preview Tool just got better :-)

Here are the features:

Real Time Editing.
Can easily import in title/description from your own page.
Crops title at 512px.
Crops only complete words like Google (unlike other tools that cut words in two).
Shows real time character and pixel counts for title and description. 
Alters long URLs by cropping folders out.
Shows https if secure.
Highlights search words.
Can add a rich snippet line.
Can add star ratings.
Can add photo.
Can add date.
Provides correctly encoded title/description html code for easy insertion.
Provides a shareable URL to pass around what you made.
Is online so no need to download an app.
Is FREE!

Have a play, bookmark it, ask for more features.
Your pages title & meta description are used by Google when displaying search results. Test how your pages look in Google with this FREE online tool.
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Have you developed a Marketing Plan for your Business? +Morgan Chessman can help you with that...
With so many options and limited resources, small businesses are often overwhelmed by online marketing. This post walks small businesses through the steps of setting up a marketing strategy so that it all feels a little more manageable.
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Some interesting info on the ways hackers try and get into a server.
How safe is your Wordpress site? - Succinct Ideas. Your Local Internet Marketer.
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I have an image that ranks top (at least here, incognito) for "marketing presentation". It is on a page with that uses the term in the title and heading. And the images file name also contains the term. But its alt attribute is blank! alt="".

Shouldn't a blank alt attribute be a clear signal that this image is decoration and not for the search results? If not, how can you signal that an image should not be indexed? nofollow on an img tag?

It's also interesting that GWT reports the page is getting lots of impressions (filter set to Web) when in reality it's the image showing up in an "Images for" block . Why would the page get the credit when it is not even linked to directly from the SERPs?
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I'm not sure a blank alt tag can be taken as any signal of intent. Plenty of sites don't fill them in. It doesn't mean there is any intention or lack of intention for search. It means they are either lazy, ignorant, prioritized it low or don't care. That shouldn't take away from the image's relevance or quality as a search result. The rest of the page content and/or links can compensate.

I have this exact scenario on my site. A page ranks well in image and web because of the image and the relevant page context. It has no alt content. I'm aware of it but have bigger fish to fry. ... It doesn't mean I don't intend for the image or page to rank. I'll get to it someday. 
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Live photos of my CPU Cooler, Old and New.
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+Edwin Jonk  it works ;-)

The power cables are just long enough to do the job. Then I have the super long red one!
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reshare of a reshare I made of a 2 level reshare of my post.
 
The Worlds Best Search Result Preview Tool just got better :-)

Here are the features:

Real Time Editing.
Can easily import in title/description from your own page.
Crops title at 512px.
Crops only complete words like Google (unlike other tools that cut words in two).
Shows real time character and pixel counts for title and description. 
Alters long URLs by cropping folders out.
Shows https if secure.
Highlights search words.
Can add a rich snippet line.
Can add star ratings.
Can add photo.
Can add date.
Provides correctly encoded title/description html code for easy insertion.
Provides a shareable URL to pass around what you made.
Is online so no need to download an app.
Is FREE!

Have a play, bookmark it, ask for more features.
Your pages title & meta description are used by Google when displaying search results. Test how your pages look in Google with this FREE online tool.
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It is fun. And here I am, thinking I was popular ;-)
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If I reshare a reshare of a post I made will my profile implode? What will ripples do!!!! Must test.
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have you just watched inception or something?
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The Worlds Best Search Result Preview Tool just got better :-)

Here are the features:

Real Time Editing.
Can easily import in title/description from your own page.
Crops title at 512px.
Crops only complete words like Google (unlike other tools that cut words in two).
Shows real time character and pixel counts for title and description. 
Alters long URLs by cropping folders out.
Shows https if secure.
Highlights search words.
Can add a rich snippet line.
Can add star ratings.
Can add photo.
Can add date.
Provides correctly encoded title/description html code for easy insertion.
Provides a shareable URL to pass around what you made.
Is online so no need to download an app.
Is FREE!

Have a play, bookmark it, ask for more features.
Your pages title & meta description are used by Google when displaying search results. Test how your pages look in Google with this FREE online tool.
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Facebooks new Call To Action button is that easy to set up you'd be stupid not to do it. 
In December 2014, Facebook announced it would be adding a new Facebook Call to Action button on ...
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"Someone showed me what my store looks like online and it looks like a Mexican warehouse. You NEED to fix it. I cannot have my store look like this. I am paying you to do my website, so aren’t you people supposed to fix it?"
— A client irate at the appearance of their store in Google Street View
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Just to clarify. This is a quote from the "Clients From Hell" Website. Not a personal case. The website is full of these stories.
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  • University of Birmingham
    B.Eng Electrical Engineering, 1986 - 1989
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Tiger, Tigger, Tiggerito...you get it
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The Glorious and Fabulous SEO Giant
Introduction
I am an SEO Consultant and the owner of Web Site Advantage, a business dedicated to helping other businesses in promoting themselves on the Internet.

Due to my technical background my research and learning is primarily based around technical SEO such as site indexing issues, data gathering/analysis and the semantic web. 

However, to provide a complete solution for my clients I delve deep into the world of online marketing.

Visit my Google+ Business Page for more news and tips or just chat with me here.

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Not from here...or there
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Occupation
SEO Consultant
Skills
SEO, AdWords, Software Development, Online Marketing
Employment
  • Web Site Advantage
    SEO Consultant/Owner, 2010 - present
  • Motown Nexus
    Software Architect, 2002 - 2009
  • Nortel Networks
    Senior Software Engineer, 1991 - 1999
  • GPT
    Software Engineer, 1985 - 1991
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Adelaide, Australia
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The World - Dallas, USA - Maidenhead, England - Coventry, England - Birmingham, England - Sheffield, England
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Kent Town, South Australia, 5067, Australia
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A freindly cafe without the production line feel of the others on the Parade. Comfortable for a client meeting or a quiet drink with a book. I'm currently trying out their interesting selection of teas. Lemongrass Ginger today.
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A big bar and garden that attracts a good crowd. Worth the little walk from gouger street. I had a great time there on Melbourne Cup.
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Great place for a quick and light lunch. Watch out for the wasabi, it's so hot it interferes with my brain.
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I've been a few times and sat at the bar. At least there you get good friendly service. I like the atmosphere but not sure if it's worth paying those prices for it. Extra star because I loved the cheeseburger. Expensive and small but very tasty. I'll be back just for that. Time to save up.
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Open again after a long time closed. At first they tried to be too posh but have backed off and returned the pool table. They also have a ping pong table out back which is a good exercise while drinking.
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This is my favorite restaurant on the Parade. The owner is always there, smiling and friendly. I like to go for lunch and sit outside doing some work and watching people go by.
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Nice decor and the staff are always friendly. Attracts the after work crowd.
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