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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SES London is Just Around the Corner

Search Engine Strategies (SES) London is exactly five days away! It will be held at the Business Design Centre from Feb 19-22. If you can’t attend for four whole days you can register for an Expo pass only or a …

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Link Building Using Search

If you are running out of ideas for your link building campaign and have done the usual methods of hunting for links you might be relieved to know that there is another simple method you might have missed – link …

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Short Takes

Been doing my usual round of reading and thought that I would share a couple of blog posts that caught my eye.

11 Tips for Appearing at Google Definitions by Esteban Panzera – The post outlines how you can define…
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SEO Blogs Banned from

I recently read a post by Lee Odden on how WordPress classified blogs as either “popular” blogs or “banned” blogs. As the title suggests, SEO blogs actually fall under banned blogs. Gasp!

Not surprisingly the post generated a lively discussion …

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Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft Offer

Yahoo’s decision is out. According to Yahoo! “After careful evaluation, the Board believes that Microsoft’s proposal substantially undervalues Yahoo! including our global brand, large worldwide audience, significant recent investments in advertising platforms and future growth prospects, free cash flow and …

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Webmaster Tools Content Analysis Feature

For those who haven’t noticed or did notice but didn’t use the new features that came out last December here’s a quick overview on the Content Analysis feature. As the name suggests the new feature is very useful at analysing …

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