Month: January 2016

Is the credit crunch killing your holiday plans? – Mercurythread

Times are tough. Every where I look people re crying out about recessions and negative equity and thoroughly depressing prospects. In these times can you afford to not go on holiday? It sounds strange I know but my girlfriend has started pestering me about holidays for next year already. But she has her sights set …


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Is 0808 000 0133 the most annoying phone number in the world? – Mercurythread

I am literally about to invoke the insurance policy pertaining to my iPhone – I am going to throw it througha  window onto the road hope it gets ran over by a car and then jump on it repeatedly just to make sure that the thing is dead. And all this just to get away …


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LinkedIn Spamming – Mercurythread

Dear god I cant take it. Sometimes I just wish that SEO’s didnt have to ‘piss in every fountain‘. Sometimes SEO is crass and nasty and kills the entire usefulness of the content. Other times it makes me laugh so hard I fear for my bodily inegrity: See http://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonybaxter SEO is mentioned 254 times (19.48% Keyword …


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PageRank update due – woo hoo :p – Mercurythread

Woo hoo a Pagerank update is apparently imminent. So that’ll give everyone something to talk about while I’m away. Have fun and please try not to kill anyone when the green pixie dust changes.  PageRank is dead anyway :p I know some of you will be sitting rattling the future pagerank stuff @ SEO chat …


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Whats been going on @ Mercury Thread? – Mercurythread

Sorry for not posting for a while. Been dead busy and made some good inroads into all the accounts I’ve been battering into and thought I’d give an insight into what I’ve achieved in the last wee while. As I have a ‘real’ SEO job and do some stuff free lance (and I dont know …


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When on earth will web developers start using search engine friendly redirects? – Mercurythread

Once again, for about the tenth time in as many weeks, I’ve found redirects on websites made by supposedly good web companies using the wrong kind of redirects and F**king up my clients results when they launch a new website. All the way through any redesign/development project the most important thing to be aware of …


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Direct Response (Behaviourally Adaptive) Websites – Mercurythread

What if your website could talk directly to your consumers? I don’t mean just simply be relevant but be able to intuit from their actions what they really wanted from your website and then return tyhe appropriate messages? It would deliver better conversion rates and drive up your profitability. Irrelevant of how much it cost …


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Flash Tween Library – Mercurythread

I don’t know a lot about Flash – probably as for a long time it was more of a help than a hinderance on websites (mostly due to Flash developers than Flash itself). But during a chat with Paddy from Equator – he’s their main flash monkey that said he’s not responsible for their current …


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Using links to improve user experiences – Mercurythread

Quick gripe for Monday. Noticed today that BigMouthMedia have a Tumblr page these days – only noticed because it links to a post I did previously. Anyway from this I found my way to their Twitter page and from here to their new homepage with updated flash movie. So here I am with a wee …


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Legality of Using Stock Photography on a Website – Mercurythread

I’ve been messing about with a couple of sites for my own amusement recently. Build up something just to see if I can. I know there are far more pressing things I should be doing but I’ve been in the mood for taking it a bit easier for a couple of weeks. The main thing …


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