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 | 22 July 2016 |
Structural SEO breaks down into two broad areas. In the first you’re worrying specifically about users and their search behaviour, with the goal being to have a suitable page for any relevant search query so you have the best chance possible of ranking for that query. You’re further concerned with the ongoing user experience once a customer has found your site, too. In the second you are worrying specifically about search engines, their ability to efficiently crawl the site and whether you will have a problem with duplicate content, or thin pages.
By Adam Bunn | 16 May 2016 |
Our Director of SEO & Social Media, Adam Bunn, looks at the most important patents granted to search engines last year.
By Adam Bunn | 09 May 2016 |
Last October’s RankBrain story was one of the splashiest of 2015. When I studied the impact RankBrain seemed to be having on the SERPs and the information available about it, including two different patents that seemed closely related to what RankBrain is supposed to do, I was reminded a lot of a previous update from Google called Hummingbird. You may remember it as 2013’s major algorithm update, which I wrote about in the 2013 SEO Briefing that year.
By Adam Bunn | 07 December 2015 |
One of the luxuries of making SEO predictions is it’s often hard to be proved wrong (the flip side is, of course, that even when you’re right, you can’t conclusively prove that either!). That’s certainly the case with our headline prediction last year, where we essentially said usability would become an important direct ranking factor.
By Adam Bunn | 13 May 2015 |
It’s time to talk about an interesting SEO and content issue I’m seeing more and more. Companies are obviously latching on to the need to have a blog and populate it – prolifically. Setting aside whether this is a good idea at all, let’s look at the impact this is having. In my experience, blogs are often run by people whose remit is to go forth and write stuff, which they certainly do with great gusto, and crucially they often tag things with equal abandon. They put no thought towards what this is doing to their site structure – and why would they?
By Adam Bunn | 22 April 2015 |
Last year Google started providing site owners with reports on its assessment of mobile usability, primarily looking at three overall factors: how well the site fits into a smaller screen size; whether the font size adjusts correctly for readers on mobile devices, and how well-spaced buttons and links are for pressing with fingers and thumbs. Google was able to start reporting on this because its crawlers (the software with which it discovers and catalogs content on the web) had become advanced enough to accurately replicate what a user’s experience of your site would be. The changes being rolled out now by Google simply takes these factors and makes them part of the algorithm by which pages and content are scored and ranked.
By Adam Bunn | 11 November 2013 |
Today, the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the thousands of new domain extensions such as “.photography”, “.london” etc., that will be flooding into the market over the next few months, took a step forward and entered a new phase where they are open to applications from anyone. In Greenlight's view gTLDs open up the possibility of the TLD becoming an important ranking factor in the future, particularly for the truly “generic” gTLDs (i.e. not brand gTLDs).