Month: May 2011

WordPress not pinging – Mercurythread

I’ve spent the last couple of hours trying to work out why in the name of all that is holy my blog aint pinging services such as pingomatic and pingoat. And after a little while I found that my problem was that my hosting company had SafeMode turned On. Apparently the outgoing request file was …


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World of Sofas delivery problems (Falkirk) – Mercurythread

As you have may guessed I’m going to rant here – not going to be about marketing I’m afraid just a good old fashioned seriously annoyed with a company rant. Here we go on World of Sofas. Ordering a Sofa @ World of Sofas, Falkirk We went in at the start of October and decided …


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World of Sofas, Falkirk… continued – Mercurythread

In my previous rant about World of Sofas I was ready to lose it completely. I’ve given it some time and now I find it’s going to be April before the living room furniture is going to arrive! Just to recap I ordered at the start of October 2009 and my couch will be here …


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SEM Training – Keyword Selection (Part II) – Mercurythread

SEO is a long term process, normally, so to see results you need to invest a lot more effort and labour than you do for PPC. For this central reason effective keyword research ensures that your efforts are not misplaced. Over and over I hear of companies who invested time in researching term A , …


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Supplemental results are dead – long live SEO – Mercurythread

Hmm. Ok so I’ve just been checking backlinks for sites, as the Google index has just updated them, and at the same time my RSS reader sends me a message from spiderwritingseo. And hereBill starts to discuss Supplemental results – and what Google is going to be doing with them. At various times we’ve had …


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Link Love on Friday – Mercurythread

I thought I should start posting here again as my other website is having a makeover. So in terms of todays post I’m just gonna stick in some links and blab a bit about why I like these sites. WP Themes Free – Ronseal website (it does what it says on the tin) and gives …


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Yahoo! Site Explorer Gone – Mercurythread

Colin, of www.boydofayrshire.com fame, has just informed me that Yahoo! Site Explorer has gone. I was on it this morning so I know it was there, no longer I’m afraid. IF you got to http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com you are redirected to http://search.yahoo.com/search/options. You can still get the results in XML format from the website using the advanced …


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Moving from SEO to SEM to making money. – Mercurythread

For a couple of weeks I feel like I need a change. Moving away more and more from concentrating on making money for other people to making money for myself. I enjoy my work whether it be online marketing consultancy here @ Mercury Thread or my full time day job @ Equator (where we have …


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New Blog Roll Addition – SEO Company in Scotland – Mercurythread

Just a quick post to say that I’ve posted a new link in my blogroll to http://www.spiderwritingseo.co.uk. Spiderwriting are an SEO company who I’ve worked with in the past who do SEO for the niche vertical of creative people. Bill has a lot of experience in developing high quality, useable, consumer friendly websites for artists, …


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BBC teams up with YouTube – Mercurythread

The BBC has announced a tie in with YouTube today. This will mean that the video syndication site, owned by Google, will launch three branded BBC channels. The Entertainment channels will feature services such as Clips of shows YoutTube specific promotional videos Video Diaries Second Entertainment Channel will include: limited advertising clips from programs broadcasted …


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