Author Archives: Markus Jalmerot

About Markus Jalmerot

Markus Jalmerot is the Founder and Chief Executive of SEO Specialist. He has 8 years experience from working with search engine optimisation in 4 countries, both in-house, agency side and as an affiliate marketer. Find out more about Markus at SEO Specialist, at his personal site MJ.me.uk or at Pinterest.

Yahoo Local + Yelp = True

Yahoo Local seems to be following Google Places, but with an external partner instead and a few years later. Did it really have to take that long to find an external local search review partner? Further, why select a partner …

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Guest Blogging is Dead as a Link Building Method

Link building methods develop over time and SEO Specialist can now confirm that guest blogging is now a method of the past in at least 98 cases out of 100. Google recently penalized myblogguest.com, one of the most reputable guest …

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Paid Links: Clarification by Matt Cutts

Are you still in question about paid links? SEO Specialist wrote a guide about how to detect paid links a few years ago which still applies. Adding to the clarification of how Google see paid links can be found in …

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Restaurant Menus in Google Search Results

Would you like to view the menu for a specific restaurant before visiting? Google just started showing live menus for many restaurants when doing a normal search in Google. SEO Specialist discuss and question how this started, the reasons for …

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The Embarrassing Mistake Google Don’t Talk About..

One of the major challenges for Google, antitrust, has finally reached at least a temporary settlement. European Commission (EC) accepted the deal to give ‘equal visibility to rivals like Bing and Yahoo’ when showing Google adverts for their own cleverly …

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25 Reasons to Showcase Your Premises on Google+

Example photo: Virtual tour at local florist, taken by Google. While many people instantly understand the advantages of having Google business photos, here are 25 very good reasons to showcase your premises with Google business photos. 1. If not seen …

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Are you Eligible for .UK domains?

Did you know that shorter and snappier .UK domains will be launched on 10th of June 2014? Since over 10 million domains are registered in UK, Nominet had a hard time to decide who’s eligible for the new shorter .UK …

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Google Acquire UK Start up Deepmind

Google have made the artificial intelligence start-up deep mind their largest European acquisition after it was reported that they bought the firm for £400m. Deepmind was founded by Demis Hassavis 37, a former chess player and known as one of …

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Google Zeitgeist 2013: Comparing 10 countries

Google Zeitgeist has been launched to reveal the yearly search trends in Google. SEO Specialist decided to compare the most popular search terms in 10 countreis – a few English speaking and some European countries. Here is the Google Zeitgeist …

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Google Search Trends in U.S, October 2013

Google reveal some of the most frequent searches in business, sport, music, film, children programs, cars, cocktails, books and scientists. Do you know that Albert Einstein is still the top trending scientist even if he passed away over 55 years …

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Link Removal: Are you Working for Google?

Some webmasters are getting warnings from Google, suggesting some links might not be genuine or naturally deserved. Luckily SEO Specialist never received any such messages for either clients or our own site – but our team is well aware of …

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Local vs International Directories vs Trusted Directories

Dear SEO Specialist. I have a question for you. Would really appreciate your assistance/thoughts. I have hired a developer who specialises in SEO via ODesk. For the past 3-4 weeks, from looking at his work schedule on odesk, he has …

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Top Search Queries in Bing 2013

Bing has just released their yearly search trends data for 2013, showing the top branded search queries in ten commercial sectors. All data below is for the U.S market, sorted by vertical – shopping, clothes, toys, kitchen & housewares, travel, …

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Yahoo Image Experiment

Yahoo are currently running a test with new search results including large images on the right hand side of the screen. The experiment is not running live in UK yet, but you can follow the instructions from All Google testing …

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Helpout from Google? Yes, it’s LIVE

Do you look for help from Google? Well, it might be your lucky day. Google just launched help-outs, a way for people to get help from others via live video. The Helpout service is not a free like many of …

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