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    nuthin
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    Hi all,

    My name is David Hobbs and I have been developing SEO strategies since 1999 for clients of all shapes and sizes.

    I started the SEO division at a large web company here in Perth in 2001 and headed the department for over 6 years until I decided to start my own Freelance business in 2007.

    Now days I find myself building & managing my own web sites in a range of different markets and delivering results for clients through custom developed SEO strategies.

    Looking forward to contributing to this forum.

    Cheers

    David

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    Renee Barber
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    Hi David

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    I suspect more people will reply soon. It’s very early (although I’ve been awake since about 5 am).

    Anyway, have a browse, enjoy yourself and I’ll look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

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    Matt Milgrom
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    Welcome aboard, David!

    If it makes you feel any better at the recent Flying Solo Live event Designers were the most ubiquitous Flying Soloists by a long chalk. There were a fair number of SEO specialists too, however.

    It’s a good thing though! FS is all about learning from people facing similar challenges to you and, therefore, the more the merrier when it comes to specific professions.

    See you around.

    Matt Milgrom
    Cognium Creative

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    Jexley
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    Hobbsy! So good to see you around these parts!

    And hell’s yeah it’s good to see another (top quality) SEO on here. Especially since I’m not on here very often, heh heh.

    Good stuff mate, will see you on the boards and possibly for a beer soon.
    -Judd

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    Hi David, always great to have more SEO people on board, especially people that have been around for a while with a lot of experience.

    Can I ask you a quick question (sorry bit long winded now that I’ve written it) while your here also.. Is it normal for a site to bounce all over the place in terms of page results for keyword searches on google?

    Basically my site was on page one of google for ‘hammock’ for about 2weeks, while I was running google adwords. This was a jump up from about page 5 prior to starting adwords. Then my credit expired and I stopped the adwords. A few days later we were butt kicked all the way back to page 6, bounced up to page 2 a couple of days later when I again started adwords, but now we are languishing on page 7. Is this normal search engine behaviour or have done something wrong to annoy google? Site is relatively new only been up since February also.

    Thanks, and welcome.

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    nuthin
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    mexham, post: 14998 wrote:
    Can I ask you a quick question (sorry bit long winded now that I’ve written it) while your here also.. Is it normal for a site to bounce all over the place in terms of page results for keyword searches on google?

    I think you answered your question when you said your web site is fairly ‘new’. New web sites tend to bounce around a lot more than the older established authority web sites.

    Your Google Adwords account should have no relation to the natural results.

    What you would likely need to do is to establish your web site a bit more to compete for that term. The best course of action to take is to obtain quality one-way links with the keyword in the anchor text (link pointing back) to your web site.

    Once you have these quality links in place, overtime Google will weight those links accordingly and will add it to the score of your web site; thus hopefully boosting you under that keyword phrase.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

    Judd.. yeah we need to catch up again soon! Franki has been pushing me about it.. lol

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    mexham
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    Hi David, thanks a lot for you reply. That puts my mind at ease a bit. I did the whole 30 day challenge thing the other month and applied it to my website, so have nearly 400 backlinks, plus articles, blogs, social bookmarks, squidoo pages, youtube videos etc, etc so hopefully they’ll start adding some good weight to the site and it’ll improve over time.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    nuthin
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    I don’t believe in doing all of that stuff. You may find it may do more harm than good with those things you mentioned.

    I wish you luck though. :)

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    Aidan
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    Another one, ha ha this place will soon be ours…

    Welcome from me too!

    Aidan

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