Craig Timmins

Digital Account Manager at US Digital with over 10 years’ Digital Marketing experience. Specialising in SEO and PPC.

Digital Services Tax – Will This Impact Me?

What Is the Digital Services Tax?

In April 2020 the UK government announced they would be introducing a new tax on large multi-national enterprises operating within the digital economy with a turnover of over £500m in the UK market. This will be a 2% tax applied to revenues on search engines, social media services and online marketplaces. With this impacting a range of enterprises from search engines such as Google through to social media platforms such as Facebook, it is sure to be wide reaching.

COVID-19: Now Is The Time to Lockdown Your SEO

We are living in crazy and unpredictable times but there are two things that we can be sure about. The fact that COVID-19 is temporary and in the grand scheme of things it’s short-term, the second is that keeping your foot on the gas now will only leave you in a better position once the pandemic has passed in terms of SEO. After all, businesses will get back to normal and you need to be in a prime position to hit the ground running on the other side of the pandemic.

Google My Business: What Is It and Why Your Business Needs It

What is Google My Business?

Google My Business (GMB) is a Google tool that lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. The listing includes your business name, logo, phone number, location, opening hours, photos, reviews and pre-set call to action buttons. These listings also allow you to monitor and replying to customer reviews and learning where and how people are searching for you.

Why JavaScript Is a Fundamental Part of SEO

I started out in the SEO world back in 2007, wow, that was 12 years ago!?

Back then things were a lot easier, a lot more simple. Websites in particular were coded in HTML and CSS, and really that was all an SEO would need to learn.

In 2019 websites have moved into the modern era and with more websites using interactive features, the need for JavaScript has soared. It’s not just used by Developers anymore, SEO’s need to also embrace it and move with the times.

What Can We Expect From SEO in 2019?

We can safely say that in 2018 we saw many Google Algorithm tweaks, leading to search results being more volatile than we have seen before. Every month the SEO forums and blogs lit up like a firework with people discussing ranking fluctuations and traffic drops and increases.

Over the year we learnt a few SEO trends to adopt moving into 2019. Some are the same trends we have seen for years, whilst some SEO trends look at new angles to add to your SEO strategy.

We will look at the main 4 areas where you should be investing your time for 2019.

How to Migrate to a New Domain and Keep Your SEO

Moving domains without taking your SEO into consideration can cause a catastrophic aftermath for your rankings, traffic, and most importantly your business. Below are some practical tips on things that you need to check off before, during and after a switch.

1. Testing

You will need a test server so that you can fully test the site, and confirm that the redirects work properly, and all links are present and correct. Doing it live without the use of a test server is a disaster waiting to happen.