Gary Cottam

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Gary Cottam is the founder and CEO of Peterborough-based company Doublespark, where he is able to apply his skills and expertise in the realm of Graphic Design, Web Design and SEO. His passion for these areas has also led him to become chief editor of the Phoenixrealm SEO blog, keeping readers informed of the very latest developments.

Gary lives in Cambridge with his wife, Lucy.

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Google News Rank Boosters

Last time I gave some tips on how to rank better in Google News. Today I’ll be giving some more tips that are still straight from Google Developer Programs Tech Lead, Maile Ohye.

According to Ms Ohye some of …

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Ranking in Google News

If you are aiming to rank in Google News but doing exactly the same thing you do in your ordinary websites then you are likely wasting your effort in link building. The reason for this is that for Google News …

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Observations on Google Caffeine

Last month Google unveiled their secret project: Google Caffeine. According to Google, Caffeine is “the next-generation architecture for Google’s web search. It’s the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, …

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Bing Ignoring Instructions Not to Index Pages

Bing has been having problems with its indexing. Just recently Brett Yount, Program Manager of Bing Webmaster Center has responded to some complaints of incidences where MSNbot disregarded specific instructions not to index certain pages.

According to mckenzie MSNbot did

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Microsoft-Yahoo Tie Search Tie Up

Earlier this year there was a lot of talk about a possible Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo. As we very well know the deal did not push through. This time we can be sure that Microsoft is a lot happier having …

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The Power of the Hash # in SEO

Early this month I promised a post detailing the uses of the # in SEO. Here it is.

As I have mentioned before the hash is often overlooked, if at all used, by SEOs. A very unfortunate thing because it …

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