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Aston Villa Shirt 2016 2017

New Villa Kit for 2016 2017 Due to a total lack of interest for replica Villa kits now that The Villa have finally been relegated we will soon be offering a retro style Aston Villa shirt for all the dreamers out there who said The Villa were too big a team to get relegated. The… Read More

Google Location Search

Want more control over Google Location Search? Use the top form to trick Google in to thinking you are searching from any location. Changes Organic Results Google Local Seach Enter Search Phrase: Enter Search Location: Number of Results Displayed:    Google Local Seach Enter Search Phrase:    Enter Search Location:  

Google Cached Snapshot Checker Bookmarklet

Google Cached Snapshot Checker Bookmarklet Now that Google have removed the ability to check the cached snapshot of a page I have created a new Google cached snapshot checker bookmarklet so you can check the Google cache of any page you are on. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar and use it to… Read More

Donkey Leasing

Car Leasing

Glen Campbell, Perry Como, Val Doonican I hated you all

Glen Campbell, Perry Como, Val Doonican I hated you all We had a death in the family last week which sent me in to one of those sentimental reminiscent moods. As a kid of about 12 Punk Rock was a big thing in my life but at home my dad would often get the record… Read More

Business Directory Using Accelerated Mobile Pages

Business Directory Using Accelerated Mobile Pages – AMP HTML The UK Small Business Directory was one of the 1st Online Business Directories to include semantic markup using schema.org on individual directory listings, one of the 1st Online Business Directories to use JSON LD Markup on directory listings and is one of the 1st Online Business… Read More

UKSBD Map Finder

UKSBD Map Finder Enter Business Name and Location: Free Map Finder provided by UKSBD using Google Maps API  

Add a Google Route Finder to your Website – V1 SEO

Add a Google Route Finder to your Website A very simple way of adding a Google Route Finder to your website to enable visitors to track the best route to you or between 2 locations. Route Finder to V1 SEO Use the form below to find the best route to V1 SEO Enter Starting Point:… Read More

Create your own route link between locations

Create your own route link between locations Plot your route between locations. Starting Point: Ending Point : Let people find the best route to you with your location added as the destination point. (see code) Starting Point: Direct form so people can find the best route to you. Starting Point:

Google PageRank Updated 2016

Google PageRank Updated 2016 Am I seeing things or has the displayed Google PageRank been updated? Edit: 16/01/16 – Looks like I was just seeing things. No talk about any Google PageRank Update anywhere so I doubt anything happened.  

Replica Colin Furze Safety Tie

Replica Colin Furze Safety Feel safe on your mobility scooter Feel safe at fireworks displays Feel safe in your bunker Feel safe on your Go-Kart Feel safe walking on ceilings Replica Colin Furze Safety Tie Available Now From All Some Good Stores If Chuck Norris wore a tie, it would be a Colin Furze Safety… Read More

Dies at 69

Dies at 69 Lemmy Dies at 69 David Bowie Dies at 69 Alan Rickman Dies at 69 This is getting kinda spooky now! #diesat69 Oh boy! My wife just heard Sylvester Stallone on the radio, walked in to my office and asked how old he is. I nervously did a quick Google search… Who else… Read More

Social Networking Comparison Stats 2015

Social Networking Comparison Stats 2015 Since the early days of Google+ the UK Small Business Directory has allowed small business owners who add listings to the directory to also add their Social Networking Details. We have now compiled the 2015 stats for how many business owners added a link to their social networking pages. Business… Read More

JSON Generator for News Articles or Blog Postings

JSON Generator for News Articles or Blog Postings I created a very basic little JSON Generator for News Articles or Blog Postings today. You simply fill in some basic details about the News Article or Blog Posting you have made to create JSON-LD Markup that you can then copy n paste to your article.

Testing Markup

Testing Your Structured Data Markup on Google “The Structured Data Testing Tool lets you test a single page’s markup for correctness. You can either enter a URL for the tool to fetch, or paste in marked-up HTML code directly. Repair all errors reported by the tool before deploying your markup!” Source: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing

Google Carousels

Live Blogging results featured in Google Carousel “Live blogs are web pages that are updated in real-time throughout a live event, e.g. the Oscars. Individual blog updates can be represented in Google search results as carousel items of the blog page.” Source: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/carousels/live-blogs If you are a trusted authority and provide real-time updates on you… Read More

UK Small Business Directory using JSON Mark-up on all Listings

UK Small Business Directory using JSON Mark-up on all Listings by Terry Simmonds The UK Small Business Directory was one of the 1st online business directories to use semantic mark up to help local businesses improve their citations. This has now been upgraded to support JSON Mark-up on all listings.

UK Small Business Directory using JSON Mark-up on all Listings

UK Small Business Directory using JSON Mark-up on all Listings The UK Small Business Directory was one of the 1st online business directories to use semantic mark up to help local businesses improve their citations. This has now been upgraded to support JSON Mark-up on all listings. UK Small Business Directory

Katie Hopkins Booze Calculator App

Katie Hopkins Booze Calculator App Released for Christmas 2015 Sim64 have released a new online booze calculator just in time for Christmas 2015 The Katie Hopkins Booze Calculator App helps you test your alcohol consumption and tells you when you may be in danger of embarrassing yourself. Online Booze Calculator Katie Hopkins Would you or… Read More

Booze Calculator App

Online Booze Calculator App It’s that time of the year again – Let’s be careful out there folks! Online Booze Calculator Katie Hopkins Would you or wouldn’t you? Yes No Test your alcohol consumption rate with the Sim64 Online Booze Calculator App Booze Calculator

Why should your website rank higher in Google than anyone elses?

Why should your website rank higher in Google than anyone elses? Does your website provide the most relevant information about what the searcher is searching for? Is it quick and easy to find the right information on your pages? Is all the information fresh and up to date? Would you say it was easy for… Read More

Add your Most Memorable Christmas Moment to a Google Map

Add your Most Memorable Christmas Moment to a Google Map A simple map editable by anyone to add your most memorable Christmas moment. Click Here to add your Memorable Christmas Moment Instructions: Click on the Add Marker symbol, add to map, write about your memorable moment and include a photo (optional).

How to find your Google Reviews in the New Google Plus

How to find your Google Reviews in the New Google Plus Prior to the new Google Plus that was launched in Mid November 2015 you could send visitors direct to a review form on your Google Local page by adding /?review=1 to the end of your Google Local URL. It appears you can no longer… Read More

Make Your Own Google Review Button

Make Your Own Google Review Button Now that Google have stopped the trick of adding ?review=1 to the end of Google Local URLS to direct people to Reviews I have created a new Google Reviews Button Generator. You can create your own customized Google Review Button here Make Your Own Google Review Button Below is… Read More

Wine Cabinets Website

Wine Cabinets Website We updated the wine cabinets section on the Wine Storage Solutions website this week. Tidied up the layout a bit, trimmed off some of the excess information, updated the breadcrumbs and made the navigation a bit clearer so it is easier to compare the difference between single temperature wine cabinets, 3 temperature… Read More

SEO Number Plates

SEO Number Plates Send us a photo of your SEO Number Plate to feature on this page. Please provide information on where the SEO number Plate is located. V1 SEO V1 SEO Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire show number plates

Over 400 Patents Assigned to Google in June 2015

Our Google Patents Watch recorded over 400 Patents assigned to Google in June 2015 – Google Patents June 2015 400 Google Patents in June is nearly as many as the previous 5 months of 2015 combined. Seems to be quite a few traffic related, geo related and Maps related – Could the Google Driverless car… Read More

Google Patents June 2015

Patents Assigned to Google Inc in June 2015 Google Patents June 25, 2015 Identifying an Entity Associated with Wireless Network Access Point SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING A VIDEO STREAM TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FOR LARGE SCALE DATA CENTER NETWORKS Detecting Network Devices Methods and Systems for Switching Between Clocks Control Methods and Systems for Motors and… Read More

MSN Games Problems – What's Happened to the Zone

Anyone know what is wrong with MSN Games (The old Zone Games) I haven’t been able to get on to Spades at MSN Games for a couple of days now.

Google Mobile Search using Desktop Search

Google Webmaster Tools (Now named Google Search Console) has a feature that lets you Fetch a page as Google does and see the page how Google does. It also has the option to fetch as a desktop user or fetch as a smartphone user, an example of both is in screenshots below. Fetch as Desktop…. Read More

Using Rich Snippets and schema.org to improve local search

Using Rich Snippets and schema.org to improve local search http://www.v1seo.co.uk/15/using-rich-snippets-and-schema-org-to-improve-local-search/ Sun, 04 Aug 2013 08:48:16 +0000 Although Google say; “Google doesn’t use markup for ranking purposes at this time” they also go on to say; “but rich snippets can make your web pages appear more prominently in search results, so you may see an increase… Read More

Using schema.org microdata for product search SEO

Using schema.org microdata for product search SEO Using schema.org microdata for product search SEO http://www.v1seo.co.uk/11/using-schema-org-microdata-for-product-search-seo/ Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:24:04 +0000 I’ve written about schema.org microdata format before in a post called Using Rich Snippets and schema.org to improve local search In that post I demonstrated how to put the address of a local business… Read More

google reviews stars in google results manipulation exposed

Google Review Stars Abuse – Reviews Manipulation Exposed http://www.v1seo.co.uk/11/google-reviews-stars-in-google-results-manipulation-exposed/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:50:41 +0000 Today V1 SEO reveals just how easy it is to manipulate the Google review system that shows yellow stars next to listings in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) You will undoubtedly have noticed that when doing a search in Google that… Read More

Using Microdata to Improve Click Through Rates in Google

Using Microdata to Improve Click Through Rates in Google Sat, 02 Jun 2012 11:47:42 +0000 Using Microdata to Improve Click Through Rates in Google Google doesn’t use Microdata markup for ranking purposes at this time, but rich snippets can make your web pages appear more prominently in search results, so you may see an increase… Read More

Is Traffic Rating Important for SEO

Is Traffic Rating Important for SEO I originally made this post back in June/July 2011 after seeing how important I thought traffic data may become. Was my prediction that the traffic data Google obtain via the SERP’s correct? Who knows, but as Google appear to be using more and more social features I still think… Read More

Is Traffic Baiting The New Link Baiting

Is Traffic Baiting The New Link Baiting     I originally made this post back in May/June 2011 after seeing how important I thought having a Google Profile would become and after thinking Google must use traffic data more. Here we are nearly 12 months later, Google say they are changing the way back-links are… Read More

Google Patents May 2015

Associating a Task Completion Step of a Task with a Related Task Collaborative Video Editing in a Cloud Environment Presenting Images of Multiple Media Entities METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING HEAVY TRAFFIC LOADS BETWEEN PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND EXTERNAL SERVICES SELECTING A CONTENT ITEM BASED ON A VIEW PROFILE Determining a Task Template and Associating… Read More

Google Patents April 2015

TEXT SUGGESTIONS FOR IMAGES IDENTITY APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE MULTI-PERSPECTIVE GAME BROADCASTING WEB INPUT THROUGH DRAG AND DROP STYLE SHEET SPECULATIVE PRELOADING INFREQUENT QUERY VARIANTS FOR USE AS QUERY SUGGESTIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED COVERAGE OF INPUT MEDIA IN CONTENT SUMMARIZATION DOOR ACCESS AND PACKAGE DELIVERY ADVERTISEMENT VOTING-BASED CAMPAIGNS IN SEARCH SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE-MEDIA… Read More

Google Patents March 2015

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING AND MANAGING TV VIEWERSHIP DATA UNSUPERVISED CONTENT REPLAY IN LIVE VIDEO DYNAMICALLY PICKING CONTENT FROM SOCIAL SHARES TO DISPLAY IN A USER INTERFACE HEURISTICS BASED ON BACKOFF FOR POWER MODES Method and System for Tracking Estimated Cost of Events Social Queue on Television PROGRAMMATICALLY CHOOSING PREFERRED STORAGE PARAMETERS FOR FILES… Read More

Google Patents February 2015

Automatic Context Aware Preloading of Credential Emulator PRESENTING A MENU AT A MOBILE DEVICE SWIPE TOOLBAR TO SWITCH TABS APPLICATION RESOURCE UTILIZATON MANAGEMENT System and Method for Proximal Device Configuration Using a Directed Beam METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEMORY OVERSUBSCRIPTION FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES PROVIDING CONTEXTUAL DATA FOR SELECTED LINK UNITS RATINGS WEIGHTED OR FILTERED BY… Read More

Google Patents January 2015

Streaming Media Content RESOURCE LOCATOR REMARKETING RESOURCE LOCATOR REMARKETING USING A DIGITAL IMAGE IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM Generating Playlists Using Calendar, Location And Event Data TRAINING CLASSIFIERS FOR DEBLURRING IMAGES Systems and Methods for Reducing a Data Set Door State Sensor THIRD PARTY SEARCH APPLICATIONS FOR A SEARCH SYSTEM COMBINING CONTENT WITH A SEARCH… Read More

Has the BBC Stopped Using RSS Feeds?

I’ve noticed there are no RSS Feeds on the BBC News website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news Have the BBC stopped using RSS Feeds?

Google Monitoring How Fast You Shop In Store

June 4 2015

Google Personalized Meta Descriptions

Google Personalized Meta Descriptions June 11 2015

Google Stores Maps

June 11 2015

Google Travel Planner

June 11 2015 Plot your route between locations. Starting Point: Ending Point : Select Mode of Transport CarRail/BusWalking    

Do Local Citations Help Google Rankings

Do Local Citations Help Google Rankings A number of Google Maps experts say that Local Citations help Google Maps rankings but is this true? This Website has been set up as a test – Warwickshire Handyman and a Google Maps Page has been set up here – Warwickshire Handyman Services Note: Google Maps pages are… Read More

Will Doorway Page Filtering Be The Next Panda?

Will Doorway Page Filtering Be The Next Panda? Hold on to your hats, this could be as big as Florida Google – An update on doorway pages

Buy Portable Wheelchair Ramps Online

We don’t have the ability to buy wheelchair ramps online on our main website. Rather than having to update that site we created a new one using WordPress and TheCartPress on a separate website Portable Wheelchair Ramps It only has our 3 main ramps on it; Aerolight Extra Wheelchair Ramps Aerolight Broadfold Wheelchair Ramps Aerolight… Read More

Google Delegated Authority Evaluation System

Google Delegated Authority Evaluation System An evaluation system for reliably evaluating large amounts of content. Google Delegated Authority Evaluation System assigns a primary authority that can then designate one or more contributing authorities. Each contributing authorities is delegated a set amount of authority from the primary authority which they can then delegate to additional contributing… Read More

I Saw a Cow Climbing up a Tree The finest Cow I ever did see

I remember many silly sayings from when I was a kid. One of them was; I saw a cow climbing up a tree, the finest cow I ever did see. How come I can’t find I saw a cow climbing up a tree The finest Cow I ever did see on Google?

Detecting PII

Detecting PII Have you received the following email from Google AdSense team? “Dear Publisher, We have now verified that we are no longer detecting PII being passed to Google from the account(s) under your control. Thank you for helping to resolve this matter. Regards, The Google Policy Team”   PII stands for Personally Identifiable Information… Read More

Mobile Friendly is a Ranking Factor in Google

Mobile Friendly is a Ranking Factor in Google What do you think?

How Many Links is Too Many Links

I’ve been running some little experiments by adding more and more internal links on a page to see if it has a negative effect on Google rankings. This page on one of my other sites ranks high in Google for Free Advertising It had approximately 30 internal links on the page which I decided to… Read More

Using Jump To Links for SEO

Just another little jump links test added to our SEO Tips page More about this jump to links test on V1 SEO   Page titles should be as descriptive Headers should include target keywords Content should be carefully considered and include the keyword Site navigation should be clear, precise, descriptive and use the correct anchor… Read More

JSON Generator

I moved our JSON Generator on to V1 SEO this morning. It’s a very simple tool that creates JSON mark-up for local businesses. Fill in your details to create your JSON mark up Business Name: Street Address: Town or City: County: Postcode: Business Category: Telephone Number: Website: The mark-up created can then be simply copied… Read More

Google+ Regurgitation Day

Google+ Regurgitation Day [ri-gur-ji-tey-shuh n] [dey] noun A typical day on Google+ when no Official Google Blogs have been updated for 24 hours, John Mueller has not posted on Google+ for 24 hours, Pierre Far has not posted on Google+ for 24 hours or a Google Webmasters Hangout hasn’t taken place for 24 hours. Regurgitation… Read More

Google Comments Form Generator

Want to add a Google Comment Form to any static page? Complete the form below to create your own Google Comments Form URL you want the comment form to appear on: (Change this to your own URL) Google Comments Generator

V1 SEO Number Plate

V1 SEO Number Plate Are you searching for V1 SEO number plate because you saw it on a bright red VW Polo in Warwickshire? Let us know where and when you saw it to receive a free upgraded business directory listing in the UK Small Business Directory* If you took a photo of the V1… Read More

SEO For Beginners Tips

SEO For Beginners Tips Always remember a page is a page, a website is a website. To optimise a website you 1st need to optimise individual pages Treat each page as an individual project but keep them related and well structured. Site Structure and Navigation Individual well optimised pages need a good site structure and… Read More

How to get jump links showing in Google

How to get jump links showing in Google V1 SEO Jump Link tips used for displaying Jump Links in the SERPs Jump links or jump to links have been appearing in the Google results pages for some time now, these jump link tips shows you how to obtain them in your results. Contents What are… Read More

UK Small Business Directory 200,000 Listings

Will you be listing number 200,000 in UK Small Business Directory? Free Special Upgraded Directory Listing for 200,000 To stop anyone trying to estimate when business listing 200,000 will be registered we will not be approving listings for the next few days. When we do approve listings, number 200,000 will be revealed and receive a… Read More

UK SEO Leads Now Available

Content moved to SEO Leads

SEO Services for Tradesmen in Warwickshire

SEO Services for Tradesmen in Warwickshire It was 10 years in June that I gave up working on the building and decided to do SEO full time. Having spent 25 years in the industry I decided enough was enough and that I just couldn’t afford to carry on working as it was costing me too… Read More

Why online reviews can’t be trusted

Why online reviews can’t be trusted We all know about fake reviews but did you also know that a lot of big companies use review systems that are deliberately set up to be manipulative and obtain positive reviews? A popular review site uses a system where they ask for reviews in what the call The… Read More

Improve your Citations Improve your Google My Business Listing

Improve your Citations Improve your Google My Business Listing It has long been believed that Google use citations from other websites and sources as a marker for Google Places listings. V1 SEO have spoken before about using Using Microdata for SEO and Using Rich Snippets and schema.org to improve local search. Today we talk about… Read More

Search Engine Friendly WordPress Theme

I’ve posted before about SEO friendly WordPress themes and as this blog becomes more SEO related decided to put my advice in to practice. The first thing you will notice about this blog is the fact it doesn’t have the usual header images you generally associate with WordPress sites. In place of the usual header… Read More

SEO and the single product website

The concept of single product web pages and single product websites owes itself really to PPC where the main objective is to target a landing page to a specific AdWords campaign and set of keywords. V1 SEO are now expanding on this to provide optimised single product web pages which are set up to target… Read More

Google +1 Checker

I’ve just discovered my Google +1 Checker Tool had stopped working :( No idea how long it has been broken, but I have just updated it and all seems OK again Google +1 Checker

Traffic Baiting

I originally made this post back in May/June 2011 after seeing how important I thought having a Google Profile would become and after thinking Google must use traffic data more. Here we are nearly 12 months later, Google say they are changing the way back-links are being used and SEO’s are paniking. Was my prediction… Read More

Traffic Rating

Traffic Rating I originally made this post back in June/July 2011 after seeing how important I thought traffic data may become. Was my prediction that the traffic data Google obtain via the SERP’s correct? Who knows, but as Google appear to be using more and more social features I still think it could have a… Read More

SEO Keywords Finder

The V1 SEO keyword finder helps you find keywords related to business categories. Select category from list to see related keywords. 3D Visualisation Abba Tribute Acts Access Consultants Access equipment Accessible Bathrooms Accident Investigators Accommodation Accountants Acupuncture Adventure Sports advertising Advertising Agencies Aerial Installers Affiliate Marketing After School Activities Agriculture Air Compressors Air Conditioning Equipment… Read More

Google Plus Tips

5 of my favourite little Google Plus tools, tips and tricks that webmasters can use on their own websites. Self Hosted Google Plus Widget Google+ Search Box Google +1 Checker Google Plus Author Search Google Structured Data Testing Tool Button Find out more about each on my page – Google Plus Tools, Tips and Tricks… Read More

Google+ Stats

This page has been set up to display the stats and compare Facebook, Twitter and Google+ usage by small businesses who sign up to UK Small Business Directory. It displays how many businesses added their Facebook details, Twitter details and Google+ details when they registered in UK Small Business Directory. Week 1 – 1st to… Read More

Link Devaluation

SEO Weasel has an interesting theory about Link Devaluation SEO Weasel says webmasters and website owners should stop running around like headless chickens looking at other websites for bad backlinks and links that have been devalued but instead try looking a little closer to home. Have you got a website with a good navigation system… Read More

Using Rich Snippets

Although Google say; “Google doesn’t use markup for ranking purposes at this time” they also go on to say; “but rich snippets can make your web pages appear more prominently in search results, so you may see an increase in traffic.” Something else they don’t mention, but which our testing appear to validate is that… Read More

UK Small Business Directory Reviews

UK Small Business Directory Reviews This page has been set up so you can provide reviews and comments on the the services provided by UK Small Business Directory Please provide a link to where your listing is within the directory when commenting. Review us on Google Please have a browse through this blog whilst you’re… Read More

V1 SEO on Google

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SEO Tips 2016

SEO Tips 2016 Page titles should be descriptive Headings should include target keywords Content should be carefully considered and include the keyword Site navigation should be clear, precise, descriptive and use the correct anchor text Alt attibutes (using keywords) should be used whenever images are displayed. Content should be appealing, informative and encourage visitor engagement…. Read More

Elderly People Cover Blurred Lines

You’ve probably seen the elderly people cover of Uptown Funk by now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjRlJvOxIY0 Lets all hope and prey they don’t do a cover of Blurred Lines Elderly people cover Blurred Lines – Old people cover Blurred Lines Coming soon

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