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Tony “Tiggerito” McCreath
Works at Web Site Advantage
Attended University of Birmingham
Lives in Adelaide, Australia
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Another Googlebot is spreading its wings. Maybe it will visit a website near you.
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A great listen for all online store owners
Tips and tactics to improve your online store SEO On today’s podcast we’re talking about some of the mistakes the eCommerce store owners make with their SEO. This is a cautionary tale that will hopefully help you avoid making the same errors. Tune in to learn: Exactly how long your product descriptions should be Why …
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Future thinking from +Sha Menz. Check out what she said. #SEO
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Are you telling them what they want to hear?
Learn a few tips from the pros on how to keep your website visitors coming back for more.
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Some interesting and important stuff regarding Australian domains and how the proposed new direct .au regisrations will cost you. I'm going to vote against it.

https://stewartmedia.biz/direct-au-registrations-a-new-australian-internet-tax/

https://www.auda.org.au/
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I'm seeing an increase in Google mobile bot activity. Maybe they are getting ready for mobile first.
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I suppose for some it is a start but it is insignificant to what it once was. I spike traffic every time I send out a news letter which is not unusual What I look for is the steady climb in visits and I have not seen any change in that. My website refferels use to be 7 to 8 per week but in today market I rarely see any these days. I don't expect to see any improvement for us small guys at all or very little.
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One ugly snippet. The text was taken from alt attributes near the top of the content. And yes, the alt text included the gibberish number (file name) and the word 'thumb' to indicate the image was a thumbnail. 
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Having a secure website is about to get that bit more important. Here +Jim Stewart explains why, and how it should be done.
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The Google Search Consoles Duplicate Report does not check the canonical tag.

My duplicate test took about 3 weeks before canonicalised duplicate pages were reported.

That report causes unnecessary panic in people. At least now I can say with more certainty that they can ignore it if the reported pages are canonicalized.
This is a simple test to see if the duplicate title tags and duplicate meta descriptions report takes into account the canonical tag.
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I hear they are removing the keyword report. Good move as it's another one that causes people to panic. 
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The rules behind using stock images can be confusing. Here are some interesting insights related to Canva and their licensing.
Canva is, without a doubt, one of the best, free online image creation sites. They have tons of stock photos, shapes, beautiful fonts, and you can create very modern graphics for your site without any design experience. But do you fully understand their terms for commercial projects? Many people don't, and I guarantee there are some using Canva images illegally without realizing it. I know of a blogger who was sued for $8,000 over improper use of...
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What HTTP headers does Googlebot use when crawling? I decided to find out.
UserHostAddress:66.102.6.222 User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.75 Safari/537.36 Google (+https://developers.google.com/+/web/snippet/) Connection:Keep-alive Accept:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-
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SEO Consultant
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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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Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia
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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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  • University of Birmingham
    B.Eng Electrical Engineering, 1986 - 1989
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