Great SEO Advice

There is a ridiculous amount of SEO advice out there but it has to be said, the best SEO advice I’ve gotten has come from Travis Jamison at Supremacy SEO.

Google is very quick to find and counter a lot of what is touted as good practice and implementing it will only harm your site’s ranking. The advice Travis gives is timeless and build on sound strategies rather than low level spamming. In particular, his strategy for getting backlinks fast is genius. It allows you to offer something of value to your fans and followers, while at the same time letting them give something back.

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A Portrait of a Stranger

One thing I’ve been meaning to do for a while is to start taking portraits of random, interesting strangers. The other day at the Asgard Exhibition in Collins Barracks I saw this old man there. It was strange to see him there by himself on the opening day; I thought he must have a personal reason for being there. I saw it as the perfect opportunity to start taking portraits of strangers so I asked him if I could take his picture and he acquiesced with a nervous giggle. This is the photo I took. I like it.

Old Man at the Asgard

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

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I Love Idiots

I love idiots – but a special kind of idiot. I love the sort of idiot who decides cycling around the world, or rowing across the Atlantic, or walking to the South Pole – and back – is a good idea. My twitter feed is full of people updating from random parts of the world where they are doing very silly things. This video tweeted to by one of the aforementioned lunatics is what has kickstarted this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lO84NCOOo Charlie is spending four years cycling 40,000 miles.

Why? “Why not”.

I only discovered Charlie’s journey tonight but I’ve already subscribed to his blog. It’s at www.charliewalkerexplore.co.uk. I don’t know what it is about these adventures and the people who go on them that appeals to me. I love my comfort, a nice comfy bed and showering more than once a month. I have no plans to do anything so mental as walk across India or sail around the entire coast of the UK but I am absolutely fascinated by those who do. Here’s one final video for this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWh62BvgxE0 I’ll post more about these nut-jobs in the next few weeks. In fact, I’ll have something important to post about one of them very soon.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

All links to amazon in this blog are affiliate links, I have to pay webhosting somehow! However, that in no way changes my opinion of the product. If I wanted to make money off affiliate links, I wouldn't write really long review of €5.00 books.

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TV in the Wicklow Mountains

I was driving through the Wicklow Mountains with Eva yesterday and came across this old TV dumed just off the road. The contrast between the TV and the wet, windy heights was mental! Had to stop and take the photo above.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

All links to amazon in this blog are affiliate links, I have to pay webhosting somehow! However, that in no way changes my opinion of the product. If I wanted to make money off affiliate links, I wouldn't write really long review of €5.00 books.

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Abandoman

Myself and a friend were at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens over the weekend. We saw six comedians across two shows and one of them stood head shoulders above the rest. Rob Broderick, who performs as Abandoman – normally with James Hancox but he wasn’t there, totally stole the show.

Abandoman mixes the improvised hip-hop of a rap battle with the improvised comedy of Who’s Line is it Anyway to great effect. The entirety of his set was made up on the spot, buit from things as simple as what the audience members had in their pockets. I saw him at four o’clock on a rainy afternoon in a half filled tent – that’s not an easy gig by any standard – and he absolutely nailed it.

I think what I liked most about Abandoman was how easily I could go and see him again – and get a totally different show. Too often you see comedians rolling out the same routines they’ve been doing for years – it’s understandable, writing comedy takes a lot of time and effort – but Abandoman will give you a different show each time.

If you get the chance to see Abandoman live, take it. I certainly plan on keeping an eye out and whenever he’s next in Dublin I’ll go.

Harry Guinness is a professional magician based in Dublin, to hire him, or for more information, go to www.HarryTheMagician.ie.

All links to amazon in this blog are affiliate links, I have to pay webhosting somehow! However, that in no way changes my opinion of the product. If I wanted to make money off affiliate links, I wouldn't write really long review of €5.00 books.

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