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 | 13 April 2011 |
Part 1 of this post discussed the fact that Panda is now live in the UK, and talked about what Panda actually is. Now we get to the exciting part... which sites are the big winners and losers from the algorithm update?
By Adam Bunn | 12 April 2011 |
As of today, Google's "Panda" algorithm update (or "Farmer", as it was originally dubbed by the SEO community) is now live in the UK. This update, designed to improve Google's ability to detect and devalue "low quality content", represents a fairly big step in search engines making the kind of subjective judgements about content that have historically tended to be the preserve of human readers.
By Adam Bunn | 31 March 2011 |
Today's limited release by Google of its new "+1" or "plus one" feature inevitably has the Internet awash with buzz and speculation about its impacts and the implications it will have for online marketers. What do Greenlighters have to say about +1? Let's find out...
By Adam Bunn | 01 March 2011 |
Last month I wrote about an algorithm update released by Google designed to combat duplicate content. Last week Google was hot on its own heels with another algo change that hits purveyors of "low quality content". The algorithm update (which, in a fine SEO tradition of being branded with an easily remembered name, is being called the "Farmer" update) seems to be doing exactly what it was designed for: destroying the rankings of sites that many Google users are sick and tired of seeing in the SERPs.
By Adam Bunn | 31 January 2011 |
One year ago I released the first version of our History of SEO infographic. This 2 page graphic was intended to collate various sources of historical SEO information about the search engines and the SEO industry into one easily digestible "cheat sheet", and since then many people have been asking if I'll be updating the History of SEO to include what happened in 2010. The answer, you'll be pleased to know, is "yes". Changes and additions include: a ranking factors chart and events timeline updated to include 2010; "Whatever happened to...?", the fate of 90's search engines such as Lycos and Excite; and more random facts for your entertainment. This years version is very long (and I mean that literally)....
By Adam Bunn | 31 January 2011 |
Earlier this month I wrote as part of our 2011 SEO predictions about how search engines were likely to take an even more aggressive stance towards duplicate and low value content this year. On Friday Matt Cutts announced an algorithm update that does just that. The update, which somewhat unusually for a Google algorithm change doesn't yet appear to have been christened with a catchy moniker, tightens duplicate content filters and tries to make a better job of identifying the original source of duplicate material.
By Adam Bunn | 21 December 2010 |
What’s in store for natural search in 2011? Among other things, we are predicting Google and Bing will offer app search before the year is out, competition between Bing and Google will hot up and duplication filters will get even tougher as the search engines take more drastic measures to limit the amount of resource they spend on less valuable content and maximise the focus on everything else.