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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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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The Great Online Advert Swindle – Mercurythread

God I’m getting annoyed today – was happy when I got into the office but now I’m angry and getting angrier. And today the object of my impatience and wrath are website adverts. Not the crappy little popups telling me I’m the millionth visitor or that I have spyware and should click on some Windows …


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Can Search Engine Optimisation Endanger your Online Business? – Mercurythread

Recently there has been a lot of bits and pieces kicking around online about how dangerous Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can be for online businesses. One of the major stories driving this is that American Express are no longer going to be using Search Engine Optimisation. White Hats, Black Hats and Hogwarts School of Wizardry …


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Ryanair doesn't want anything to do with lunatic bloggers – Mercurythread

According to a travolution article Ryanair (I was going to give them a link but as they feel I’m a lunatic they’re out of luck). Apparently Stephen McNamara from Ryanair said: “Ryanair can confirm that a Ryanair staff member did engage in a blog discussion. “It is Ryanair policy not to waste time and energy …


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30 links for 30 folks and all I need is one Tweet – Mercurythread

Tweet me for a link. All you need to be is an Internet Marketing company in Scotland and have a twitter account. Click this link to tweet:”@tokyito I’d like a link to http://www.yoursite.com” Cheers – will post list once I get thirty tweets


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Are Link Directories any use? – Mercurythread

I’ve always used link directories. They’re quick and cheap ways to get links. But that’s the problem – if they’re cheap, easy and quick that means the links they deliver are usually of really low quality. Unless you’ve got a reasonably old website with a bit of good history, some decent back links and a …


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