Posts by Gareth Hoyle

Past Performance Is No Guarantee Of Future Success in SEO

I tend to deal with the new business enquiries here at Marketing Signals. I am also the managing director and see the whole picture from start to finish.

One recurring theme with our clients (present and new) is that SEO is getting too expensive these days and it is taking too long to rank and the most common – why am I having to pay for you to audit and probably remove / disavow some of our link profile when we paid another agency / you to build these links in the first place.… Read the rest

Backlink data sources – A quick comparison

One of the biggest activities that our agency undertakes is Manual Penalty Removal. A manual penalty is shown via a notification within your Webmaster Tools console.


This blog post looks at the main data sources used in the SEO industry and compares the data found within the exports.… Read the rest

The indexation (or not) of web directories

google-deindexedOver the years many SEO’s have used web directories as a very easy way of getting links for their clients. Many of those SEO’s bought the directory links from us back in the day!

Post penguin Google has been clamping down heavily on these blatant SEO techniques so I was intrigued as to how far they would go with the de-indexing of these sites.… Read the rest

A New Era With the Same Great Team – Welcome to Marketing Signals

We’d like to give you warm welcome to Marketing Signals, the new name for Manual Link Building and SEO Outsourcing Company!

So, why the change?

The landscape of SEO has changed drastically over the last couple of years; in particular, Google’s Penguin algorithm and all of its subsequent updates have made the rules on what you can and can’t do far stricter than ever before.… Read the rest