• SBSEO client Parallel Project Training is now ranking as number one out of 115,000,000 results in Google for the highly competitive key word “project management training”.
  • SBSEO client Project Accelerator is now ranking as number one out of 661,000,000 results in Google for the highly competitive key word “project management news”.
  • SBSEO client FM Perfume Store is now ranking as number three out of 25,500,000 results in Google for the competitive key word “FM Perfume”.
  • SBSEO client Torchwood Forum is now ranking as number four out of 19,100,000 results in Google for the competitive key word “Torchwood”.

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Using A Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Written by Tristan Whittaker on . Posted in SEO Articles

A Content Delivery Network or CDN is an important part of a high traffic websites deployment and speed optimisation. The page speed of a website is an importance factor and can directly affect page views, bounce rates, visitor loyalty and probably most importantly, your search engine rankings. Many well know websites such as Mashable, CNN, The New York Times & TechCrunch distribute their content using CDNs.

Importance of SEO to Small Business

Written by Tristan Whittaker on . Posted in SEO Articles

Though the world of small business SEO can seem confusing, there are several very simple ideas that you should consider. When you have a small business, you need every edge you can get to increase the number of customers coming to your door literally or figuratively. With the right keywords and meta tags, your website will come up toward the top of the search engine results page, and more potential customers will find your website.

SEO Experiences of a Small Business Owner

Written by Paul on . Posted in SEO Articles

What works and doesn’t We launched our project management training business Parallel Project Training 2 years ago and despite the economic difficulties we have managed to achieve significant growth in both turnover and profit. Much, although not all, of this has been due to the significant investment of time and effort into search engine optimisation. We could not afford to employ one of the big SEO companies. If you billed all the hours we have spent on DIY SEO at commercial rates it would add up to many tens of thousands of pounds. However after all this effort we now rank near the top of page one for most of our key words like project management courses and project management training.

Goggle Panda 2.2 Impact on Small Business SEO Rankings

Written by Paul on . Posted in SEO Articles

Following Goggle Panda 2.2 update, we have noticed a significant jump in some of the search engine rankings in for the sites we look after. Some pages are up 23 places. We haven’t seen much change in the page one key words but in secondary key words which were previously on pages 3/2 have jumped to page 1/2. Not only have our websites changes but the competitor sites we follow have also shuffled, some up and some down.  Mat Cutts from Goggle said at a Search Marketing Expo in Seattle said Panda is the nickname for changes that Google made to its algorithm that were aimed at improving search results, but have hurt many sites whose rankings have plummeted. Google has already made some changes to Panda and is working on Panda 2.2, said Cutts, who is a software engineer at Google. “Don’t consider it finished,” he said. Google will continue making improvements at least through the end of the year. Our experience shows the continued importance of high quality unique content which adds real value to the users experience, without adverts.

So what is good quality content?

Goggle has published clear guidance on More guidance on building high-quality sites. This requires website owners to consider carefully the content that they publish, especially owners of e-commerce sites. No-longer is copying the manufactures description going to work because they have too much duplicate content. You have to be created by adding reviews and customer assessments of products. Has your site been affected by Panda 2.2, if so please let us know.

Adding The Google +1 Button To Your WordPress Website

Written by Tristan Whittaker on . Posted in SEO Tips

Google have just launched their “+1″ button. The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.” Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1′s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.

How to add the Google +1 button to your WordPress website Simply Go to the “Appearance” -> “Editor” and locate the footer.php file in your template files listing on the righthand side of your screen. Look through the file until you see </body>, then paste the JavaScript below just above:
After the JavaScript snippet has been added to your websites footer.php file, users then need to add the following snippet of code whereever they would like the button to appear:

The above snippet will display the “standard” size button which is 24px. There are three other options: Small (15px), Medium (20px) and Tall (60px).

To utilise the other sized buttons, you simply adjust the button code snippet by inluding a size specification eg.

Google have created a nice little code generator to help you make the code for your website here: Create a custom +1 button and full documentation can be found here.	

SEO TIP of the Month: 5 Quick SEO Tips For WordPress

Written by Tristan Whittaker on . Posted in SEO Tips

There are numerous SEO tips for WordPress, but here’s a quick five to help you get started with optimising your WordPress website: 1. Change the permalink structure Go to “Settings” -> “Permalinks” and enter either “/%postname%/” or “/%category%/%postname%/” in the “Custom Structure” field.

2. Install Platinum SEO Pack or All-In-One SEO Plugin Both of these plugins do a fantastic job of helping you optimise your titles, meta data, robots tags and navigational links etc. Platinum SEO Pack All In One SEO

3. Install Google XML Sitemaps Plugin. This plugin generates a XML sitemap of your website which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. Adding a sitemap to your website makes it much easier for the crawlers to see the structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. Google XML Sitemaps 4. Breadcrumbs Breadcrumbs are the links, usually above the title post, that look like “Home > SEO Tips > 5 Quick SEO Tips For WordPress Sites”. Breadcrumbs allow your users to easily navigate your site and can help the search engines determine the structure of your site more easily. 5. Keep writing content By frequently posting new and unique content to your WordPress site, the more pages you should get indexed in the search engines. This should help generate traffic to your website, build your brand and generate more business. With these simple tip for WordPress you will make yor site easy for search engines to index and understand. This is the first base for any SEO Strategy

On-line facts

Next time you run a Google search, think about the fact that it’s just one of 2 million that Google will receive in that minute. In the same amount of time, Facebook users post 684,478 pieces of content. Crazier still, online shoppers spend an average of $272,070 every minute. That’s over $391 million every day — quite the chunk of change.

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