Michael Briggs an SEO based in Scotland, UK – Mercurythread

My names Michael TBH but everyone calls me Mike; seems to be my Internet persona for some reason To be more exact I’m an online marketing geek. When I’m not working with websites or thinking about search engines and social media platforms I’m likely to be working out how to improve the ROI that sites …


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Stuff about Oranges – Orange things – Google Image Search

God knows why but I was looking at oranges (google still cant look at an image file and distinguish between an orange and a sunset was the point I was making). I found some cool pics with oranges and I aint posted in ages so I thought that I would stick some of them here …


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What is a pingback? – Mercurythread

OK so my use of this term @ #TBUMBR (Travel Bloggers Unite – Umbria) seemed to start a bit of a panic (and TBH it was someone else who used the term pingback – not me in the first instance). Basically a “pingback” is a piece of technology that sits inside your blog and when …


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TAGFEE – Is this an SEOMoz Concept? – Mercurythread

It’s 4am and I’m awake; which is very strange as myself and my duvet are enjoying a renaissance in our relationship due to being on holiday for three days. Anyway as I’m reading my RSS feeds when I wake up and catching up on twitter and facebook groups etc I end up on the SEOMoz …


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SEO Cheat Sheets and Guides – Mercurythread

This week I’ve been searching for some good cheat sheets to decorate my office with – and there was only so long I could stare into a picture of a New York Skyline. And during this week I’d decided that if Dick Dastardly and Mutley had used cheat sheets they would probably have caught the …


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BigMouthMedia Internet Marketing PDF Documents – Mercurythread

Bigmouthmedia are pretty much the largest Internet Marketing providers in the UK. I’ve always been based in Scotland and as such they’re always in the forefront of the industry gaze. When I worked at Oyster Web, at one stage there were two of us working out a bedroom, and we were beating them hands down …


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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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