Articles by Adam Bunn
Adam Bunn is SEO and Social Media Director at Greenlight and is responsible for the strategic direction of the agency's SEO consultancy and link building products and services. Adam provides consultancy for clients who include LV=, Santander and Sky. Adam also oversees Greenlight's internal SEO training programme, provides training for the likes of the IDM and is a regular speaker at industry events.
By Adam Bunn | 27 September 2013 |
Google has announced news of what has been a silent shift to a new search algorithm, Hummingbird, the the biggest overhaul to its search engine since “Caffeine” in 2009, affecting 90% of searches. However, whilst Hummingbird will have clear implications for SEO, it is its Panda and Penguin updates – not Hummingbird, that will be the major cause of ranking fluctuations for the foreseeable future.
By Adam Bunn | 05 August 2013 |
I've resisted writing anything about "Penguin 2.0", the latest iteration of Google's flagship anti-spam algorithm that rolled out on May 22nd. Amidst the sea of SEO's telling everyone "it happened" and/or parroting out the usual information about what Penguin is and how you can avoid it/escape from it, I've struggled to see much point. Fortunately Google came to my rescue with a real peach of a SERP showcasing an example of Penguin, Panda, and Google in general really not working at all, providing me the perfect pretext to talk about it. I conducted an advanced forensic SEO investigation to uncover what you're about to see.
By Adam Bunn | 11 June 2013 |
It has been a few months since Interflora’s recovery from the landmark Google penalty caused almost certainly by a large number of paid advertorials and potentially by a number of other link building techniques. Following Interflora's recent run in with Google, SEO Director, Adam Bunn, questions the "state of link building".
By Adam Bunn | 19 October 2012 |
The traditional logic around Christmas SEO goes something like SEO takes 3-6 months to take effect therefore,to be on the safe side, SEO for Christmas keywords should start in July.Today, freshness is usually the focus of at least 3 or 4 Google algorithm updates every month, which shows us just how important it is. It means that search engines are much more reactive to what we as marketers do, and as a result “slow and steady wins the race” isn’t always true anymore.
By Adam Bunn | 10 August 2012 |
Google has announced a trial which will enable people using the search engine to see search queries feature results from their Gmail account. The search giant also said it is extending Google Knowledge Graph to every English speaking country. If rolled out permanently the former would have some drawbacks for marketers data-wise and, whilst it could be viewed as an opportunity from an email marketing perspective, that would be highly dependent on message retention. The Knowledge Graph meanwhile will benefit retailers, brands and digital marketers.
By Adam Bunn | 29 May 2012 |
Without thinking about this for too long, my instinct would be to assume that not many people search in more than one language. The results from Greenlight's Search & Social Media Survey (2011-2012) however, suggest quite the opposite.
By Adam Bunn | 10 May 2012 |
When Google circulated their algorithm/infrastructure updates in March, I foolishly attempted to comment on every single one. This month Google have been so kind to let us know about 50 more changes, but since finding something useful to say about them all proved to be incredibly arduous last time, albeit interesting in a kind of academic way, below I've picked out the ones that are actually of note.