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  • Twitter Hours Calendar for Business Networking in the Midlands

    A handy calendar of the Twitter business networking hours in the Midlands area.
    By HeadRed
    Date: 1 August 2014
  • Homing or Honing- What Does Google’s Pigeon Mean For Local Search?

    Friday 25th July saw the release of the Google Pigeon (dubbed Pigeon by Search Engine Land) , the largest local search algorithm we’ve seen for a while. Although not setting
    By Hannah R
    Date: 30 July 2014
  • An Introduction to Social Media Marketing at #SMEGlobalTech2014

    Yesterday our SEO team headed over to Aston University to guest speak at SMEGlobalTech 2014. The event had a great turnout with around 30 businesses turning up for the day.
    By HeadRed
    Date: 26 June 2014
  • HeadRed to Speak at #SMEGlobalTech2014

    HeadRed are pleased to announce that we will be speaking at SMEGlobalTech 2014, a free event organised by West Midlands Business Export. SMEGlobalTech 2014 is an all-day event being held
    By HeadRed
    Date: 2 June 2014
  • The Evolution of the HeadRed Site

    With the launch of the new HeadRed site early last month, the office had a sense of nostalgia about our previous websites. From the exciting launch of our flash site
    By HeadRed
    Date: 22 May 2014
  • New Site Launch- Jam Jar Moolar

        A brand new business venture, HeadRed’s creative team were tasked with creating a website and a brand which could compete in the car buying sector. The unique brand
    By Hannah R
  • Shopping Going Social: Are You Keeping Up with the Hashtag Evolution?

    The first ever hashtag #barcamp was used back in 2007 to group up posts relating to the BarCamp conferences taking place at the time. From there hashtags have come a
    By Hannah R
  • Google Panda 4.0 Algorithm Update – What you need to know

    In the very early hours this morning, Matt Cutts confirmed that Google have started rolling out their latest algorithm update – Panda 4.0. Although Google are constantly updating the algorithm
    By HeadRed
    Date: 21 May 2014
  • What I Learnt from #Brightonseo – Do links still matter?

    Last Thursday I headed down to Brighton with the HeadRed SEO girls for my very first Brighton SEO conference. Getting up at 5 in the morning was a struggle and
    By HeadRed
    Date: 1 May 2014
  • What We Should Be Concentrating On in Our Content Marketing. #brightonseo

    “Content doesn’t need to be great, just packaged well” Pete Campbell Last week saw the SEOs of the UK and some individuals from overseas hit the town of Brighton. They
    By Hannah R
    Date: 30 April 2014
  • New Site Launch- Verilan

      Verilan provides IT support to businesses from across the Midlands; whether that be  providing Microsoft or Apple solutions, maximising hardware performance or managing software updates, Verilan are there to
    By Hannah R
    Date: 9 April 2014
  • New Site Launch- Pennard Hill Farm

    Pennard Hill Farm offers breathtaking views and luxury boutique accommodation within close proximity of Glastonbury Festival. Now in its fourth year, Pennard Hill has everything a festival goer needs, from
    By HeadRed
    Date: 4 April 2014
  • New Site Launch For HeadRed

    It’s our 15th year of trading, and with new faces in the office, new clients and new sites being launched each month we thought it was about time to treat
    By Hannah R
  • NGSU Website Rated Top 3 in Trade Union Websites

    In a recent study into Trade Union websites, Digital Consultant Simon Parry at Infobo investigated the responsiveness of sites to adjust to smaller devices.
    By Hannah R
    Date: 7 March 2014
  • New Flexible Conversion Counting in AdWords – Which settings to use?

    AdWords has launched ‘Flexible Conversion Counting’ which allows advertisers to take more control over their conversions, but which settings should you use?
    By HeadRed
    Date: 27 February 2014
  • New Site Launch – Insolvency Answers

    When a business is struggling financially, the weight of responsibility to solve the problem falls on the business owners and Directors. Cranfield Business Recovery are a team of qualified Insolvency
    By Hannah R
    Date: 21 January 2014
  • Writing for the Web

    In the world of SEO, knowing how to go about ‘Writing for the web’ can be hard, especially now Google guidelines for content have changed. Here at Headred we have
    By Hannah R
    Date: 29 October 2013
  • Penguin 2.1- The Update.

    Friday 4th October in the world of SEO saw the release of the Google PENGUIN 2.1 algorithm.  Infiltrating and adjusting the Page Rankings of websites across the internet, heavy-hit web
    By Hannah R
    Date: 18 October 2013
  • What’s that? Google have rolled out ANOTHER update?

    Another day, another pesky Google animal!! Google have rolled out a new search algorithm which they say will return better search results. The update itself, called ‘Hummingbird’ actually rolled out
    By HeadRed
    Date: 27 September 2013
  • How to Write Quality Content as part of an Effective SEO Strategy

    In the age of Panda and Penguin the need for high quality content, tailored to the needs of your target audience, is essential – not only as part of a
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 23 July 2013
  • How Do I Identify Bad Backlinks? – A Beginners Guide

    What do bad backlinks do to my site? Having low-quality, spam backlinks pointing to your website is not only bad from a ranking point of view but it can also
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 16 July 2013
  • How Can You Accurately Check Google Keyword Rankings in Chrome?

    The trends in online marketing are quickly moving away from keyword rankings but they do still remain an important factor of most online marketing campaigns. Whether you are a small
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 27 June 2013
  • Local SEO: Optimising for several regions

    I’m about 4 month’s into my role here at HeadRed (great place btw, a smorgasbord of creativity!) and during this period I have become particularly interested in Local SEO having
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 21 June 2013
  • Google Penguin 2.0 Algorithm Update Confirmed by Matt Cutts

    We’ve all been waiting for it to hit since Matt Cutts told us they were expecting to roll out the next update in the “next few weeks” a couple of
    By HeadRed
    Date: 23 May 2013
  • My #BrightonSEO April 2013 Roundup [INFOGRAPHIC]

    I went to the BrightonSEO conference on Friday and came away with so many tips and ideas that my head is bursting! So I’ve managed to get our HeadRed designer
    By HeadRed
    Date: 15 April 2013
  • 9 #BrightonSEO Takeaways for My Colleagues, Clients and Boss

    After another successful trip to the UK’s largest search conference, BrightonSEO, on Friday, I’ve decided to write a slightly different roundup post. I’ve read through the many pages of notes
    By HeadRed
  • Avoid Ranking Envy – Understanding The Bigger Picture

    Following on from Dr. Pete Meyer’s epic post on life beyond rankings I have decided to take it one step further and illustrate exactly why rankings aren’t the be all
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 11 April 2013
  • Follow-up to the BBC Unnatural Links Warning: Google Responds

    On Friday, I published the post about the BBC getting an unnatural links warning in Webmaster Tools and promised an update on the situation. It appears, after some speculation from
    By HeadRed
    Date: 18 March 2013
  • Even the BBC gets an Unnatural Links Warning from Google!

    Today is a busy day in the SEO industry! Not only is one of the UK’s biggest conferences, Link Love, taking place in London – there’s a lot of buzz
    By HeadRed
    Date: 15 March 2013
  • How Will Social Affect SEO in 2013? – Insights from Industry Experts

    Over the last couple of  years SEO has changed drastically with Google waging war on the black-hats and spammers with the panda and penguin algorithm updates. In the midst of
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 28 February 2013
  • How Transparent is Your PPC Agency?

    In the ever changing world of online marketing and SEO, a lot of businesses are turning their attention to pay per click (PPC) advertising in addition to their SEO strategy.
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 28 January 2013
  • Which Social Networks for Your Business?

    Social media has very quickly become a hugely important part of doing business online and its influence on consumers continues to grow by the day. Not only does it provide
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 9 January 2013
  • Panda Update #21 – Is Your Website Duplicate Content Free?

    It’s that time again, at the start of the week Google announced the 21st Panda update which in total targeted around 0.4% of regular search queries and 1.1% of English
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 9 November 2012
  • Google Updates in October 2012 – here comes the penguin again

    If the dreary, wet weather of autumn isn’t enough to look forward to in October, Google have given us SEOs something else to prepare for as we all experience the
    By HeadRed
    Date: 11 October 2012
  • Winner of #BrightonSEO Instagram Contest by Site Visibility

    I’ve just found out that I’ve won an iPhone 5 in Site Visibility’s BrightonSEO Instagram Contest!! I’m so so excited to be a winner and glad my last attempt to
    By HeadRed
    Date: 18 September 2012
  • #BrightonSEO September 2012 Roundup by HeadRed

    On Friday, Tracey and I travelled down to BrightonSEO on the train with a very early start leaving Birmingham International and Rugby in the dark! Bumping into a familiar face
    By HeadRed
    Date: 17 September 2012
  • Write-up of Nick Garner’s #BrightonSEO Link Building Presentation: Penguin

    On Friday the 14th of September, Tracey and I attended the BrightonSEO conference – you can get our full roundup here. In the afternoon, we actually found ourselves going to
    By HeadRed
  • Panda Refreshes – Resolving Duplicate Content Issues

    Controlling Duplicate Content On Your Website Ever since Google rolled out its Panda algorithm change back in February 2011 webmasters have been tackling duplicate content issues across their websites. The
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 10 September 2012
  • SEO Google Doodle 2012 Olympics

    In case you’ve missed it, Team GB have been doing quite well at the ‘Games of the XXX Olympiad’ and are currently sitting in third position on the medal table
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 10 August 2012
  • The “SEO” Usual Suspects

    Every industry has it’s own line up of usual suspects that are referred to as being at the top of their game. In the SEO industry there are a number
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 31 July 2012
  • A History of Google Search Algorithm Updates

    A simple tweet from Google is all it takes to set the pulses of some search engine optimisers racing. This week @Google tweeted the message “New data refresh of Panda starts rolling
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 27 July 2012
  • Sponsorship and Marketing for London 2012

    Overprotective of Official Sponsors? Something that has been featured heavily in the news in the build up to the start of the Olympics next Friday is the strict guidelines that
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 20 July 2012
  • The Power of Blogging: Martha Payne’s School Dinner Blog

    If you have been on any news or social media sites today then you will most likely be aware of the story of Martha Payne and her blog NeverSeconds. Martha is
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 15 June 2012
  • If The Avengers Were Social Media Sites…

    This week I finally got round to seeing Marvel Avengers Assemble at the cinema and am happy to report that it’s an epically awesome movie. The film brings together a
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 11 May 2012
  • Is Google’s new Privacy Policy really that bad?

    This week the changes Google has made to its privacy settings have been heavily featured in the news but is the situation being blown out of proportion and are people
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 2 March 2012
  • The Google Search Timeline

    As we all know Google is the main go-to-point for the majority of people’s Internet searches and has been for the past decade. It also looks like Google will be
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 9 December 2011
  • Google Easter Eggs

    Google as we all know is the most used search engine on the Internet and offers many other products that are used daily by a wide range of people. Google
    By Liam McGurk
    Date: 4 November 2011
  • “An Extremely Fruitful Relationship”

    HeadRed recently undertook the task of redesigning the University of Warwick Science Park’s website which is an online business information portal consisting of 100 pages offering business support, property information
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 30 September 2011
  • Marathon Man

    Contrary to popular belief we’re not just a bunch of out-of-shape web geeks.  Exercise and fitness aren’t dirty words at the HeadRed offices and Liam set out to prove the point
    By Phil Smith
    Date: 29 October 2009
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