Gary Cottam

Gary Cottam

Author at Phoenixrealm.com

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 Apps Out of Beta to Pave the Way for Wave?

Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs all went out of beta last week. The funny thing is that I didn’t notice it till my husband pointed it out to me this weekend, which is more proof that Alex Chitu was …

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SEO and Web Design: The Perfect Marriage

I just finished reading Justin Brigg’s post “9 SEO Tips”. The post may have a boring title but his tips are pretty sound. I especially liked tip number 5, which tells about the power of the hash #, something …

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404 Pages: Tips for SEO and User-Friendliness

Let’s face it 404 pages are a pain, for webmasters and for users. I absolutely hate clicking on a link and getting a 404 error page. However, what’s really our concern here is what it does for your SEO. What …

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Staying on Top of the Bing Buzz: Readings and Thoughts

Bing has arrived and the net is buzzing with reviews and comparisons to Google and even MSN’s old live search. With all the comparisons with regards to search results and what you can and cannot to do with Bing that …

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WolframAlpha: A Knowledge Engine

I spend my weekend playing around with one of the most awesome things to come out in the internet ever – WolframAlpha. If you haven’t heard of it’s the fruit of Stephen Wolfram’s vision and it is real …

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Filter Results Using Google Search Options

Google’s VP of Search Products and User Experience, Marissa Mayer, announced yesterday the latest in Google’s Search Options. I’ve embedded the YouTube video below but am going to give you an outline of what you’ll see on the video. …

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