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 | 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.
By Adam Bunn | 06 March 2012 |
Part 3 of my analysis of Google's algorithm, index and SERP changes in February. Welcome back to what is literally the longest blog post ever written (even Michael Martinez over at SEO Theory doesn't have a patch on me). In this post I'll be going through changes 21-30.
By Adam Bunn | 01 March 2012 |
Second part of my analysis of the 40 changes Google made in February 2012. Welcome back everyone. In this post I'll be going through changes 11-20. If you haven't caught this series of posts from the beginning, I'm working my way through the 40 changes that Google have made to their algorithms, indexing and search results in February.
By Adam Bunn | 28 February 2012 |
On the 27th of February Google detailed 40 changes it had made to its algorithm, indexing and search results pages as part of its Search Quality Highlights series. The post contains an unprecedented amount of detail about what Google has been up to, although as ever there is plenty of scope to read between the lines, get things wrong and generally be infuriated by the fact that you’ll end up with more questions than answers by reading it. That’s where I come in. Over at searchenglineland.com Matt McGee has stated “it’s impossible to recap the entire Google blog post” but, never one to turn down a challenge, I’m going to do just that. Today I'm covering the first 10 changes, join me later for the rest!
By Adam Bunn | 06 February 2012 |
By Adam Bunn | 20 January 2012 |
What users search for can tell search engines about the strength of a brand, because the strength of a brand directly influences those searches. So here’s my prediction: next year, the confluence of user signals influencing search engines’ perception of brand strength, and everyone being on the “social media helps us build links” band wagon, will make 2012 The Year of Social Link Building.
By Adam Bunn | 25 October 2011 |
It's accepted wisdom in SEO that rankings will fluctuate, sometimes by a little, and sometimes by a lot. There are far too many variables at play for this not to be the case, but have you ever wondered exactly how much rankings fluctuate in any given day? We have, so recently we decided to do a little test. At Greenlight we already rank check an eye popping number of keywords on a pretty regular basis, but for this test we decided to up the ante. We took 1,000 keywords and recorded the top 100 ranking sites for those keywords 10-15 times over the course of a single 24 hour period. This resulted in a record of approximately 1,000,000 URLs, and the ranking fluctuations they had experienced within the space of a single day (starting and finishing the test in the evening). 1,000 Keywords, 1,000,000 URLs, 24 Hours, This should be interesting...