Darrell Freeman’s Internet Marketing Blog

Thoughts on SEO, PPC, Affiliate Marketing & the rest

I’m Blogging Elsewhere Now…

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There won’t be any new blog posts here….

Check out Clicky Leap’s blog for my posts on SEO and other internet marketing related info…

Also follow me on Twitter if you wish…

Written by Darrell Freeman

May 23rd, 2013 at 10:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Switched to the Iphone 4S

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Recently my blackberry has been playing up (cutting out during calls etc…) so took the plunge and decided to invest in the Iphone 4S. Since I’ve got the phone, I’ve been made up with it and especially with the apps you get for the phone.

Two apps for the iphone which will definitely help me are:

Both of these apps will let me work on the train and to get a lot more done (thats the plan anyway), also hoping it will allow me to update this blog a lot more regularly. It is another step in the Apple direction…

Written by Darrell Freeman

July 18th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Posted in Apple

Things to do…

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Almost using my blog nowadays as a to do list….

Good little tips to track rankings via Google Analytics.

Putting author information on all pages is fine (even for e-commerce sites)

Struggling to find a designer, have a look at Dribble, pool of talent available.

 

Written by Darrell Freeman

April 3rd, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Posted in SEO

Some Great SEO Posts

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Whilst social media may be the buzzwork at the moment, don’t forget the bread and butter of link building, here Distilled reveal some of their link building tools.

Changing a domain is something that happens quite often, something I’ll be doing soon, make sure your doing everything you should be to minimise disruptions to your traffic in the search engines, follow the domain migration infograph.

Written by Darrell Freeman

March 15th, 2012 at 7:58 am

Posted in SEO

Few Photoshop Tutorial Links

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Been doing a bit of work in Photoshop and these tutorials have certainly helped…

Make Photos Sharper

How to Use Pen Tool in Photoshop

Written by Darrell Freeman

March 4th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Posted in Ecommerce

Cookies Disabled on New Iphone… Beware Magento Store Owners!

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Does your website rely on cookies? Many shopping carts (Magento etc…) need cookies activated to work properly, however they are disabled on the latest Iphone.

Similar to both SEOmoz and Majestic SEO tools, here is a new tool I have stumbled across which seems to have tons of data coming out of it.

Want a discount on a listing in a directory? Visit this site where they have listed discounts codes for directories including BOTW and Ezilion.

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December 13th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Posted in SEO

Few Useful Links

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This article answers all the common mishaps with duplicate content – http://www.seomoz.org/blog/duplicate-content-in-a-post-panda-world

I’ve always thought that not enough attention was paid to a well written meta description, those in PPC go into detail about their ad descriptions to make sure they have the best possible chance of a click through and always thought SEO’s should do this on meta descriptions, maybe this tool will help…

Finally, I’m still getting to grips with the new Google Analytics interface but seems you could add some pretty detailed dashboards.

Written by Darrell Freeman

November 23rd, 2011 at 10:08 am

Posted in SEO

RIP Yahoo Site Explorer

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Yahoo Site Explorer is no more! This is the tool which all SEO’s grew up using and was an excellent tool for those involved in link building. However, in recent years it has fell by the wayside with the introduction of tools such as Majestic SEO and SEOmoz’s Open Site Explorer tool.

When I started in SEO 5 years ago I would have been lost doing off-page optimisation without Yahoo Site Explorer, even so much that I still recently recommend client’s to this tool if they want a basic view of the link profile of a website. Client’s don’t want to be confused with MozRank, MozTrust etc….

Anyway, great tool back in the day and considering I’ve not used it in over a year I won’t miss it in the immediate future.

Written by Darrell Freeman

November 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 am

Posted in SEO

99 Ways to….

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There always seems to be a lot of content online based based around “a 100 ways to…”, especially in regards to SEO and online marketing. Think I have lost count of the number of times I have read something like, “101 ways to increase traffic to your site” or “100 ways to increase your Twitter followers” blah blah blah….. All the same crap with very few actionable and good points.

However, just seen this popup on my Google Reader from the SEOmoz blog, 99 ways to Build Links, it has the usual amount of crap points but I like the way it is split into sections and I will definitely be giving a read to “Hold Competitions Section” when I give away some goodies on Facebook & Twitter over Xmas and New Year…

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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Posted in Google,SEO

Tools to help with your website

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Just a quick blog post about a few tools and products that are out there that would be very useful for most webmasters. Having not blogged for a while (holiday in Thailand & Bali) you may want to install or use a few of these tools or products on your website:

The first product is Codeguard. This is basically an easy method to backup your website, protects against malware and also offers version support for your website. There is a free version but the paid version is just $10 a month (£6.20 with current exchange rates). I’m definitely going to try it out! The make or break for me is if it backs up databases aswell!

Another product which I seen on Kirsty’s blog is Cloud Flare which promises to speed up the delivery of the pages of your website to your visitors and also protect against attackers. Cloud Flare works as a CDN (content delivery network) and if I can see if any problems using with a secure site (https) then I’ll definitely give it a whirl and report back on the progress.

Another important development from the search engines is that they have got together and decided to make use of a standard mark up language for rich snippets. It is called Schema and you can find out more details on the use with this article from SEOmoz.

Been using a lot of website speed analysis tools recently and really like this tool, which comes complete with optimisation checklist.

If anyone has used any of the products or tools mentioned, then comment with feedback which will help everyone else.

Written by Darrell Freeman

June 22nd, 2011 at 11:12 am

Posted in Ecommerce,Web Design