Earlier this year, Google announced that it would use HTTPS as a ranking signal – which prompted the experts over at Searchmetrics to conduct their own experiment. After carrying out their own data analysis, Searchmetrics delivered their conclusion: reporting that HTTPS does not affect rankings, with no noticeable difference between HTTP and HTTPS. According to […]… Read Article
Yesterday saw the first DigiHood event take place, in the trendy neighbourhood of Manchester’s Northern Quarter – and it didn’t disappoint. The brainchild of our very own Chris Langan, he decided to create a meetup for like-minded digital marketing experts based in Manchester; in the hope of broadening their professional horizons as well as establishing […]… Read Article
Manchester has long been the home of an innovative idea – mention the greats of Alan Turing and Sir John Alcock, and it’s not surprising to see why this city has become one of the most coveted locations in the UK. That’s why as we sat in the award-winning eco-inspired headquarters of Manchester Metropolitan University’s […]… Read Article
Ever since Penguin rolled out, there has been a lot of concern from the SEO community about the potential for “negative SEO”. SEOs like myself have been kept awake at night with imaginary post-apocalyptic scenarios featuring rogue bands of spammers causing wanton destruction on the link profiles of their competitors. We’ve seen a few cases […]… Read Article
Yes, yet another top 5 list. I do love them. Now, this is likely going to be the last post I do for the Lakestar McCann blog, so as a farewell, let’s do a final piece on the five key things I’ve learnt during my 2 years and 8 months in digital marketing.   5.  I know […]… Read Article
Before anyone gets their hopes up – I’m not going to be giving the definitive answer on either, as both links warrant their own merits and focusing purely on one would be naïve. Anyway, now that’s out of the way, let’s crack on with the pro’s, con’s and quirks of each. When I first started […]… Read Article
As a former link builder, I feel I’m okay to proclaim that traditional link building strategies are an aged tactic within SEO that no longer commands the power it once held. But why is this? Again, we come back to the two words that have haunted my dreams since 2006… social media. But more specifically, […]… Read Article