About Kevin Gibbons

Kevin Gibbons is the search engine marketing consultant based in the UK.

Did Google Use Poor Timing for Updates?

The Guardian newspaper have today written an article titled Is Google a Grinch or a good guy?, which asks many UK SEO’s (myself included) for their views on the recent Google paid link debate.

Google AdWords Number/Date Formatting Feature

Google AdWords seems to be rolling out some useful features recently, last week it was the snapshot date range comparison and today’s is the option to change number, date and time formatting.

Search Marketing Standard Highlights for Autumn

The Autumn edition of Search Marketing Standard came out last week. I find this magazine great as it features many articles of a high quality, plus it’s nice to read about SEO offline for a change, so I’ve listed some of the things I found of particular interest from the latest edition:

Shoemoney & SEOmoz Debate Link Disclosure

This week everyone seems to be talking about the debate between Shoemoney and SEOmoz following Rand Fishkin’s post last week about disclosing paid blog recommendations. This continued when Shoemoney and Rand Fiskin discussed their opinions today on Net Income.

Yahoo Site Explorer Figures Jump

It looks like there’s been an update to Yahoo Site Explorer links today, I’ve noticed a large increase in inbound links for a number of different sites.

Local SEO – Comparing Hotel Sites

I’ve been doing a few local searches recently to find some examples of well-optimised Abingdon websites, I found a Google search for "Abingdon hotels" brought up an excellent example of both good and bad SEO for various local accommodation websites.