SEO Day 1 David Naylor
update 1 am, Bed got really annoyed about Google news for some reason,we will do a blog post on it later
update 8 O’clock, Got Back home 15 mins ago, ready to start Strikepoint with Mikkel going to chat about Google Chrome : United Airlines – can you click spam you way to a billion? and My Blog issues with Google
Update 6 O’clock , I did get lunch, Becky walked in with carrot and coriander soup for me, mmm .. i get looked after! I then spent the afternoon chatting on IM about possible issues with the Blog, read and started digesting a 12 month business plan of a website we will be doing SEO on, chatted briefly with Mikkel about tonights Strikepoint on Webmaster Radio, and also decided with Becky that Bronco will close from the 24th Dec -5 Jan this year so that everyone should be well rested and have a good Christmas break.
Still wondering why we haven’t had a quote back on a new fibre optic line (Becky reminded me), can’t decide whether to release Blog to twitter Plugin, Interesting that Matt Cutts commented on my blog about the issues I’m having which would indicate that I’m not banned I guess or under any penalty, guess I will have to wait on the Crawl Team.
In total I have answered 43 Seo related questions to clients ( I love Mondays ), agreed to work with a new client and have to call 3 people that want to work with Bronco, I have also booked an appointment in lancaster on thursday, not a bad days work really ( only twittered 3 – 4 times todays )
Update 1 O’clock, looks like a missing lunch day today,
The new in house spidering tool is taking shape nicely hopefully be ready for beta testing.
My Twitter plugin is working well and stable now might release to the public.
Finished answering emails, only 4 hours behind now, I still need to check back link profiles and competitor analysis on the 2 new clients signed last week.
A week in the life of David Naylor SEO starts here…
OK, we are just into the first hour and Dave is currently talking to our technical team about this blog. Certain specific pages of the blog are not being indexed hmm.
Hat tip to the webmaster central team. The index page in particular is throwing up errors , so the search is on for a rapid solution. A technical issue? The initial thoughts were on an Internal Sever Error.
Dave will also be speaking at the Affiliate Marketing Conference in London 14-15th October. He is on the Extreme Strategies for Affiliates panel day 1. So Kieron emailed him this morning looking forward to the event and mentioning the opportunity to win 1 of 2 Affiliate Passes worth £299 each just for leaving a blog comment. Now Dave is back to answering emails from clients and checking up on their latest ranks.
He’s asked me to do some client checks and the other Dan is working on an SEO report.
Update : 12:32
Been with Ben (server admin expert) all morning so far due to the technical issues with the David Naylor blog,
I noticed this last week :
Now General errors IMO are the worst kind, I mean
Google encountered an error when attempting to view the URL. See RFC 2616 for more information about HTTP error codes. Google encountered an HTTP error when attempting to view the URL. In general:
- Ensure that the file exists at the specified location. ) Done and OK
- If we attempted to crawl the URL from your Sitemap, make sure that your Sitemap lists the URL correctly. I don’t have a sitemap
- If we attempted to crawl the URL from a link on your site, make sure that the link is correct. Done and the links are fine
- If another site lists a broken link to your site, we may list that URL but you may not be able to fix the error. Hmmmm that can’t be it surely
- If the file exists, your server may have returned an error when we tried to access the file. I have spent the morning going though server logs
so as you can guess this is a Pita, thank god we have 2 Seo Dan’s working on the client side at the moment.