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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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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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What is Long Tail Search?

What is Long Tail Search?

When you search for a product or service you might use a company name, or just one or two words to describe what you're looking for. But as we've all become more internet-savvy and impatient, the trend is to get more and more specific in describing what you're looking for.Long Tail Search describes when three, four o...

Date: Thu 24th September 2015

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Defining Search Engine Marketing vs Search Engine Optimisation

Defining Search Engine Marketing vs Search Engine Optimisation

The difference between Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) needs defining. The two terms are often confused for each other, despite meaning different things. In fact, Search Engine Optimisation is one discipline included in Search Engine Marketing.Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Definition:Search ...

Date: Wed 16th September 2015

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What Does an SEO Copywriter do?

What Does an SEO Copywriter do?

Ever wondered "What does an SEO copywriter do?" Often agencies are reluctant to explain exactly what is involved in creating the best content for successful websites. With our experience and confidence in our results, and the skills of our team, we're happy to set out what we can do for you.An SEO copywriter should...

Date: Wed 16th September 2015

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What is link building for SEO?

What is link building for SEO?

One of the most vital aspects that very few people consider when putting together a website design is link building. But what is link building for SEO?Links are a critical component of the Internet; it can only be a network if different websites are somehow linked together. In the early days of the web everyone wanted to build l...

Date: Thu 8th November 2012

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Why good SEO takes time

Why good SEO takes time

Many of our clients wonder why SEO is never a quick fix; why do new website designs take time to show up in the listings? Why doesn’t a fresh round of SEO copywriting instantly propel their site up the rankings? And why are some keywords so hard to rank for? Find out why good SEO takes time.Simply put, search engine optimi...

Date: Tue 6th November 2012

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Explaining Search Engine Optimisation

Explaining Search Engine Optimisation

Just a few years ago no one beyond web designers had much of an idea what SEO was; today it’s a boom part of Internet marketing.Getting that cherished first place on Google can make a huge difference to a business; 94% of web surfers ignore paid or sponsored results and only look at the ‘organic’ listings, 62% never go beyond the ...

Date: Fri 26th October 2012

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The 6 most important components of SEO

The 6 most important components of SEO

Even in the ever changing world of search engine optimisation there are a few golden rules that no one should ignore and that are always worth spending time, thought and a little money on. So make a note of the 6 most important components of SEO.Keyword selectionPicking the right keywords to describe your business and focus...

Date: Thu 25th October 2012

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