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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Why People Unsubscribe From Your Blog

There could be countless reasons why people unsubscribe from you blog — that means remove your RSS link from their feed reader — but recently Darren on Problogger listed 34 reasons why readers unsubscribe from your blog. I’m not …

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Why Clean Markup Matters to Your SEO

Given the easy availability of 100s of web designing tools, every kid at the corner can stop vandalising the neighbour’s wall for a while, go home, “design” a website and upload it in a matter of a few minutes, and …

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How To Increase Your Website Stickiness

The longer people stay on your website browsing different pages, the greater is the chance that they’ll do business with you. On an average people on the Internet leave a website within the first minute of reaching it. Unless there …

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Use Headlines to Boost Your SEO

The search engines love headlines — those wise nuggets of text you enclose within the <h1>, <h2> tags. No, it’s not some fetish about large texts, it’s just that the headlines are supposed to make the text on your web …

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How to SEO Your WordPress Blog

I read another good article today on “How to SEO Your WordPress Blog” some of it is a little old hat, and most of the suggestions have already been implemented on Phoenixrealm.

However, there were a couple of …

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Enhanced WordPress Contact Form

Joost de Valk has produced an adaption of Ryan Duffs WP contactform plugin, aptly named the enhanced WordPress contact form. It is a handy plugin for all WP bloggers wanting to know as much as possible about the person …

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