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All articles, guides and advice on Search Engine Optimisation by the Smart Domain Group. We share the latest news and best tips based on more than 16 years getting proven results for our clients, and testing the latest techniques. From picking the right domain name to the latest Google algorithm updates, you’ll find it here.

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Google's Update to Their Featured Snippet Box

Google's Update to Their Featured Snippet Box

Google’s search engine is being constantly updated and changed. From Googles ranking algorithm to the general way the search engine reacts to the user; everything gets changed over time. If you see a featured snippet, it might be down to a new Google update.‘Project Owl’ was one of the more recent updates which...

Date: Wed 17th May 2017

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Why Do You Need an SEO Specialist When Designing a Website?

Why Do You Need an SEO Specialist When Designing a Website?

Thinking about re-designing your website? New company planning a website? If you answered yes to either of these, ask yourself, do I have an SEO specialist? If not, your website is doomed to not perform as well as it could.A Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialist needs to be at the table when a new website is being planned....

Date: Thu 11th May 2017

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What Can Local SEO Do for Your Business?

What Can Local SEO Do for Your Business?

SEO can only get your website so far. At least, regular SEO can. Adding keywords to a website is all well and good, but doing a little extra in the areas that are up and coming can really boost a website’s rankings. But, what is local SEO and what does it mean for a website? How do you implement it? Does it matter? All of ...

Date: Mon 1st May 2017

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8 Types of Negative SEO to Watch Out For

8 Types of Negative SEO to Watch Out For

SEO has always been a way to help improve your search engine results. However, there are ways out there to cause the opposite effect. Negative SEO is used by fake/bad SEO companies to cause websites to drop. This can also be done by a competitor. In the same fashion, as standard SEO, there are many ways in which negative SEO can...

Date: Thu 20th April 2017

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Beginners Guide to SEO - Keywords

Beginners Guide to SEO - Keywords

SEO relies heavily on keywords as they represent the phrases or terms that you would search in Google. When you are looking for a plumber, you would search something like ‘Plumbers in Kent’. The term ‘plumbers’ is a keyword which will then bring back results for this term. This is often then followed up b...

Date: Wed 8th March 2017

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How will voice searches change your SEO?

How will voice searches change your SEO?

Voice searches have become a much bigger deal over the past few years. With Siri and Cortana, two of the technology world’s biggest players, is online marketing moving into a new era?Keywords have always been about what an average person might type into their search bar. A general consumer may ask Google to find “ele...

Date: Tue 31st January 2017

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Why Do You Need Search Engine Optimisation?

Why Do You Need Search Engine Optimisation?

Quite simply, if your website doesn't have search engine optimisation, it will not get found on Google and other search engines. What is Search Engine Optimisation?Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO as it's known, is the term for every different method you can use to make sure that your website is highly visible on ...

Date: Tue 22nd November 2016

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What is Search Engine Optimisation?

What is Search Engine Optimisation?

It's one of the most important factors in web design, but even now, many people still don't know what search engine optimisation is and how vital it is.  Having professional search engine optimisation can make a huge difference to whether your business gets that cherished first place on Google and the other search e...

Date: Fri 7th October 2016

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Penguin 4.0 is finally here!

Penguin 4.0 is finally here!

In the last few days, Google has confirmed that its latest algorithm, called Penguin 4.0, has been rolled out.  Two years after its last update, the Penguin algorithm will make drastic changes to the way sites are viewed and ranked by Google. How will this affect your website you ask? If it's designed properly and featu...

Date: Fri 30th September 2016

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Six Top Tips To Get Your Website Found

Six Top Tips To Get Your Website Found

Just having a website isn't enough to generate you sales enquiries. There are many search engine optimisation factors at work that make a difference between a business-generating website and a failing one. The most important thing is to get your website ranking highly on Google and the other search engines. There are six very effective thi...

Date: Wed 28th September 2016

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5 Ways Small Businesses Sabotage Their SEO

5 Ways Small Businesses Sabotage Their SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can be hugely rewarding. The long hours of research and work are more than worthwhile when a client doubles or triples their sales as a result. And that's particularly satisfying when it's a new or small business which has been able to compete with larger competitors due to the right SEO strategy and approac...

Date: Thu 21st January 2016

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The 6 Big SEO Myths You Should Ignore

The 6 Big SEO Myths You Should Ignore

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has been around a long time in internet terms. Website owners started exploring how to get their sites recommendation by search engines in the mid-1990s, even before Google launched (1998). It was 2002 before Myspace arrived, 2004 for Facebook, and 2007 for the iPhone to appear.That's one rea...

Date: Thu 15th October 2015

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