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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Beating the scrapers

Back in July 2007 I posted “Scraping – How can I stop scrapers?” Joost had noticed that content on Phoenixrealm was being scraped and kindly let me know.

Joost has recently released “RSS Footer” a WordPress …

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SEO Sabotage

I have read that it may be possible to sabotage a competitor site by creating numerous links from clearly spam sites to competitor sites. I have never seen evidence of this until today.
I was picking over the latest stats …

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Welcome Hannah

I would like to welcome Hannah to Phoenixrealm as a new regular contributor. Hannah has a free reign to write on both SEO and web design subjects, and I am sure there will be some interesting posts in the near …

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Guest Posts

I have a hectic schedule for the start of 2008 and although I intend to still post at least on a weekly basis it will be less that the 3-4 times a week that I have been during 2007.

During …

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Search Engine Journal Search Blog Awards 2007

Joost de Valk is rapidly gain credibility as one of Europes top SEO’s. His SEO Tools have gained great acclaim, and his WordPress plugin “Robots Meta Plugin” has been nominated as “Best SEO plugin for WordPress” in the Search Engine

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How To Insert HTML Code In A WordPress Post

In my last post An Introduction To Prototype I needed to insert HTML code in to the post. A quick Google search revealed postable, a quick and easy online tool. It could do with a button to copy the …

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