Gary Cottam

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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Are you too Googlecentric?

So… are you?

According to Urban Dictionary Googlecentric means having a view of the world centered around Google and Googling. In the example given it said that “My wife doesn’t belief that ____ exists because it wasn’t available on Google. …

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Being added to favorites helps?

A colleague  of mine made an online purchase today (probably one of many). Included in a thank you for purchasing message was the following paragraph:

“Please help us to reduce our sponsored search costs (and so reduce our prices) by …

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Google-Yahoo Deal News Links

The internet is abuzz with the Yahoo-Google deal. With all the news you can read instead of writing up a long post about it I will just provide links to some really good articles that pretty much sums up the …

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Social Media and Politics Mix Up

Though I do try to stay away from any political overtones in this blog I do believe that Dan’s post on Barack Obama Social Media Round-Up deserves being mentioned. Now I wouldn’t even comment on on my position, though I …

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Dealing with Negative Comments

In Dave Eave’s post on Building a Social Media Storm he outlined some ways of dealing with negative comments. According to him talking/reasoning with the negative commenters wouldn’t always work so that what you can do would be to:…


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Preparing for Improvements in Mobile Search Algorithms

Mobile devices are so popular nowadays that the traffic that mobile search brings can no longer be discounted. Because of this plenty of websites now offer mobile versions of their website. If you already have a mobile site though you …

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