If you work in digital marketing or SEO, it’s likely that you’ve heard many stories of ranking competitions for obscure keywords. Well, I’ve finally been given the opportunity to partake in one such challenge myself; The Real Digital Hero.
So after an anxious 24 hours watching the Fallout website tick down patiently, the announcement is finally here: Fallout 4 is coming! Brace yourself for the most epic trailer of the decade and a game that sure to follow suit.
So since March I’ve started noticing an influx of referrals for a number of my clients, which naturally caused me took look closer at the referring sites. Sure enough, I started to see a number of the same referrers appearing in Google Analytics for almost all my clients, including this site. Here’s what to check for and how to deal with the issue.
So if you work in SEO, you will be well aware that the 21st April 2015 is the day that Google really starts to take mobile usability seriously. This follows their announcement back in February which made their intentions clear: sites that deliver a strong mobile experience will be rewarded in mobile search results and those that don’t risk falling behind their competitors.
I’m pleased that after all these years in the industry I can finally announce my first speaking appearance, at On The Edge London’s Marketing within the Leisure Sector Conference on 13th May 2015. I will be talking about “How To Catch A Pigeon”. Ambiguous much? Essentially, I will be exploring the Google Pigeon update and what it means for local SEO particularly for businesses in the leisure sector.
I’m the kind of person who gets attached very quickly, falling head over heels. However this has not been a huge issue in the early stages of any of my four long-term relationships as the feeling has always been mutual. The problem comes when those relationships break down and come to an end: I have never been able to cope.
So I’ve completed Beyond: Two Souls for a second time, this time controlling Aiden instead of Jodie (more on the characters and the story later). As with my first play through, I’ played as a co-op experience but with a different second player and an additional friend watching us both play. It was during this play through that I realised just how underrated this game really is. The spectator (granted, an Xbox player) had never even heard of it, but was completely blown away by the quality of the story, graphics and game play. It was him who first commented “this game is massively underrated”.
As referenced in my last post, I’m gradually recovering from depression and a resulting mental breakdown. Through what I’ve experienced and what I’ve read up on to better understand my condition, I have found some actionable tips and advice that I would have given myself if I could go back in time. I hope that anyone else suffering from depression or a mental breakdown can find something that can help you get through.
First and foremost, let me explain a bit about what I’ve been through and where I am in my recovery as I write this post. I’ve suffered with depression in the past and attempted suicide multiple times when I was younger. This was initially through coming to terms with my sexuality, and later following relationship break-ups; something I have never been able to cope with.
This was a bug that had been frustrating me for some time before I thought to look up a solution, and sure enough found one on the trusty Fallout Wikia. The solution I found there for recovering missing Megaton NPCs seemed a lot like hard work and is apparently not guaranteed to work, but I actually found it relatively painless and somewhat rewarding to finally recover Walter and be able to sell my Scrap Metal for countless caps I never really needed.