Martin Houlden

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Martin Houlden

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is viewed by many as a riddle, inside an enigma, inside a code. Search engines as a rule don’t tend to over-advertise exactly how they rate a site, so traditionally it has lead to speculation and … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

Search engines have come a long way from the early days of optimisation. Remember the days when pages would contain lists of keywords in an attempt to get to the top? Fortunately those days are gone. Today’s search engine model … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

Google advises businesses to build a site from the ground up with SEO in mind. By ensuring your coding is developed in such a way as to encourage a high level of usability and accessibility you ensure they are more … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

Accurately revealing the content of a page by using meta tags including page title, keywords and description helps some search engines list websites. and make sure that every page has unique page title and page description metadata. Titles and descriptions … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

Inbound links are very important in enhancing ranking, search engines will crawl through the links and so crawl your site more often and perhaps more obviously, these links ensure people are drawn to your website from other avenues. Links from … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

How do you get your site in the search engines? Firstly make sure you submit your site to them all. A great website is useless unless Google et al know you are there and ready to do business. Usability Create … Continue reading

Martin Houlden

In our years of developing websites and running SEO programs, we have noted that you simply cannot con the search engines. If your site is popular, well optimised without spamming, fast, and well designed, it will succeed. So think not … Continue reading