Mark Flanighan

I suppose I see myself as a SEO Strategist, with a bit of training and campaigning (or moaning) thrown in.

I am semi-retired. live in Teesside England and clearly older than most working in the digital industries.  With a mature outlook to problems, I like to cut through the latest buzz words and chaff and stick to realistic solutions.

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A Passion For SEO Strategies

This love hate relationship with why one website ranks well with high visibility and why others never reach full potential.

I have a passion for those SEO strategies that deliver success and have learned from those that didn’t.

Search engine optimisation is always evolving and will occasionally do a 360 swing, to what works and what doesn’t.

In my opinion a good SEO Strategist will keep processes simple but do them better than anyone else. Reserving the more advanced stuff for when everything else has been achieved.

Now And Again I Teach What I Know

OK, you can’t learn everything about search engine optimisation in a day, but from time to time I share the many years of knowledge, successes and mistakes in the classroom.

So now and again I can offer SEO training for those wanting to increase their online exposure and improve their digital visibility.

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Latest News and Views

A bit of digital marketing opinion and search marketing news and from myself, when I can get the time.

News | Basics | Teesside | Local | Testing | My Opinion

SEO Audit Teesside

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How Long Does SEO Take?

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Who is the Best SEO in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Teesside?

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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Middlesbrough College, Women in Digital

FE News wrote a great article, promoting the next generation of women...

Fake CTR

An opinion of many is by faking the organic click though rate of a website,...

Are Exact Match Domains Good For SEO

There was a time where if the domain matched the exact search term your...

Using CTR To Improve Google Crawl Quota

I have noticed a drop of Googles crawl frequency recently...

SEO Middlesbrough

You have probably arrived here after searching for something like “SEO...

SEO Teesside

Situated in the North East of England, Teesside has a proud history of ship...

A Brand Can Identify With Trust Online

Trust in business is as important than ever and a brand identifies that trust.

What is CTR Manipulation And Does It Work?

CTR manipulation has recently been seen as a SEO technique or an extra...

Time For A National Search Engine

Most of UK search is dominated by a USA algorithm, how many businesses are suffering?
National Search Engine

UK Domains Only For UK Businesses

Is it right that foreign transaction are done through UK domains without paying tax? UK domain = UK laws and tax!.

Restrict Personal Data

Every time a child (or you) makes a search or posts something on social media, That data is being stored.
Your Personal Data