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bio website glynndavies.co.uk
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Technical SEO specialist at DigitasLBi. Occasional webmaster and designveloper.


Mar
11
answered Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?
Mar
1
comment Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site
I don't mean they won't find the content, just that one may encounter problems with targeting it to appropriate regional indices (in Google). This view is based on recent experience. The Google guidelines I link to above advise that webmasters "Avoid automatic redirection based on the user’s perceived language. These redirections could prevent users (and search engines) from viewing all the versions of your site." For these reasons, and the user experience argument I made above, my personal view is that your approach entails unnecessary risk without much advantage.
Mar
1
comment Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site
Redirecting on what basis? If Accept-Language, a search robot will be sent to the default as they don't send that header. If IP, search engines will always be sent to whatever's local to them (usually west coast US). In either case, it's not great news for effective geotargeting in search. In both cases, it provides a poor user experience (e.g., if I'm on holiday in Spain, it doesn't mean I want a site in Spanish).
Feb
26
comment Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site
Google for one explicitly advises against redirecting users on perceived language. Getting language versions indexed is precisely what one usually wants to achieve, not avoid. support.google.com/webmasters/bin/…
Feb
26
answered How to get keyword ranked and traffic from a specific region?
Feb
17
comment Separate URLs for localised content
@unor Thanks for the proofreading ;)
Feb
17
revised Separate URLs for localised content
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Feb
17
answered Separate URLs for localised content
Feb
10
comment Site restyling effecting Google ranking
You say you're "re-styling", which suggests merely aesthetic changes, but also hint at URL changes, which is rather more than aesthetic. Clarifying this will likely get better answers than you currently have.
Feb
10
revised SEO: Product page: categories link structure
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Feb
10
answered SEO: Product page: categories link structure
Feb
1
answered Removing full site from Google index
Feb
1
comment How to remove Ever crawled web Pages by Google
@Vineet1982 OK.
Feb
1
answered How to remove Ever crawled web Pages by Google
Jan
31
comment Why is loading speed of a website important for SEO?
The only justification needed for anyone engaged in SEO is that Google consider page speed in their ranking algorithm. It is (or was, last I knew) also a factor in Adwords Quality Score ratings, so there's benefit to PPC too. Jack's rationale for why Google do this seems perfectly sound.
Jan
31
answered SEO - Redirect on first page (site.com -> site.com/en)
Jan
29
comment What are “rows” in a responsive grid system?
@Manu No, the opposite really. If you drew a layout on ruled notepaper, using the lines to impart a regular vertical spacing, you could maintain the regularity of the spacing even if you re-arranged the elements of the design. You could even alter that spacing in proportion to the width of the overall design, if you wanted to.
Jan
24
comment Low pagerank backlinks - does Google penalize?
"noindex and nofollow links"? Are you sure?
Jan
24
comment What are “rows” in a responsive grid system?
Why the down votes? Please add comments if my answer is wrong.
Jan
24
comment Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?
What is the "below" that you're referring to? I get the impression that'll help give you a better answer. Also, how is your site structured: same content for all countries, or different? ccTLD or gTLD?