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 search engine optimisation 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.

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The Rise of Voice Search: Optimizing Your SEO Strategy for the Future

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Should You Train To Design Websites Or WordPress?

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History Of Middlesbrough

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Is Ahrefs Really The Best Backlink Checker

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How Click Through Rates Affect Google’s Adsense

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Using Screaming Frog, A Great Free Webmaster Tool

I was late to the party when it came to Screaming Frog, what I consider a...

Google Search Console The Best SEO Tool

The Google Search Console is a powerful tool for SEO analysis and...

What Is Yoast

When I got back into WordPress a few years back, the very first plugin I...

Expert SEO Freelancer

I don’t use the word expert lightly as I have been delivering services for...

SEO For Middlesbrough Businesses

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...

CTR Manipulation And Does It Work

A SEO technique, or an extra ranking factor to gain those few extra google...

Time For A National Search Engine

Most of UK search is dominated by a USA algorithm, how many businesses are suffering?
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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!.

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