Soft 404s and why it’s important to fix them

The time users spend searching for something on google is valuable and should not be squandered. Your website might be at the top of google for your intended search, but having soft 404s displayed can decrease the chance of users […]

New Forum Skin

These past few weeks i’ve been thinking my layout is becoming quite optimised but there are multiple features i’m not happy with. The layout is somewhat outdated, doesn’t look modern, it’s fluid but could use a facelift. With a new […]

Google Webmaster Tools & Meta Description Update

So previously I mentioned that meta descriptions were the suspected cause of why my page links for my forum in Google were showing incorrect descriptions (see here for this). Proboards continue to impress me as most of their panel/forum design […]

Instant customer messages with Google Posts

Google Posts is now live to all businesses verified within Google My Business. As reviewed by seoroundtable¬†, you can now create posts and send them directly to your customers in google local business listings in Google Search. These messages appear […]

Google’s Advertising System

A useful free tool you can use to help with keyword research is Google’s ‘Keyword Planner’. It is a free tool whih helps generate refined keyword lists for your website. Google offers great insight and tips on getting the most […]

Page Titles & Meta Descriptions

I’ve always been aware of how important having clear and properly defined html is, even at university we got into the habit of continuously leaving comments on code to help you understand your html better. Meta Descriptions & Page Titles […]

Keywords

When people search, they are usually using a few keywords or even a single word. The type of keywords can help search engines find and pick out your content quickly. I came across a website called Semalt which gives you […]

Crazy Egg – Scrollmaps & Heatmaps

Crazy Egg is a website tool which helps track mouse-movements and gives you insight into where most of your users are clicking on your page. It also provides great insight into what parts of your pages people are most viewing¬†in […]

Affiliation

In my post on ‘what is SEO‘ , I talked a little about affiliation. Affiliation has always been something young forums/websites can use as a ‘you scratch my back, i’ll scratch yours’ kind of thing. Both websites link to each […]

The Sapling Forums

The Sapling Forums is an animal crossing forum I created in 2014 and has since become a lifelong project/community for me to maintain. When I was around 12-13 I developed a passion for creating forum communities and video game websites. […]