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It's crazy to think that I wrote this piece 5 years ago now

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

I just tried to get quotes from a couple of the Irish insurers for my car insurance. Nothing has changed – they all do a terrible job of making me feel good about entering my information. Sad really… Embedded Link Car Insurance – How To Smother Your Prospects and Kill Your Leads – Red Cardinal […]

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Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan County Clare

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

Just spectacular views from here Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan County Clare. Just spectacular views from here Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Connemara, Ireland

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 under General

We came across this spot while driving through the  wild Connemara region, and to give scale you can see a few people in the bottom right of image. DCIM105GOPRO Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Something else I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – a pointer next…

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 under General

Something else I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – a pointer next to each result which jumps focus to the next/previous position with down/up key press: Something else I’ve never seen before in Google’s SERPs – a pointer next to each result which jumps focus to the next/previous position with down/up key press: Google+: […]

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Probably not new, but certainly eye-catching

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 under General

Not seen these before myself: Probably not new, but certainly eye-catching. Not seen these before myself: Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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This I like

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 under General

 A lot. Embedded Link Optimizing Performance — Web Fundamentals Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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A little country like Ireland can host a lot of websites, especially with a few datacenters…

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 under General

A little country like Ireland can host a lot of websites, especially with a few datacenters like AWS and Azure being located there: Embedded Link HosterStats.com: .com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia websites by country – Europe Geographical distribution of .com/net/org/biz/info/mobi/asia websites by IP address Europe Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne […]

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Dear Google

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 under General

Please tell what's stopping you doing this to a competitor that starts a new website?  They'll think they are Gods too, for six months or so… Silence is deafening… Embedded Link How I Dominated The UK SEO SERPs – God of SEO Take a look at how I Dominated the UK SEO SERPs using this […]

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CSS3 Credit Cards. No images used. Pretty cool

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 under General

Example here: http://jsbin.com/cinovupe/3/edit Embedded Link Hacker News Swipe Down to Refresh. Hacker News; Ask HNShow HN; NewestNoobStories; Today’s BestYesterday’s Best; Week’s Best; SettingsPerformance. Hacker News. Refresh for new FP stories. Loading… No Story Selected. Available on the and store … Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Some interesting stats and figures here, if that tickles your fancy.

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 under General

Some interesting stats and figures here, if that tickles your fancy. Reshared post from +Guido Vanhaleweyk Thailand economic urban migration and demographic trends. Embedded Link Urban Migration in Thailand to regional Cities and the Capital, Bangkok. Thailand Demography. Economic Migration to Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Rayong. Demographic Trends. Google+: View post on Google+ This […]

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Buffalo walking on water out at sea off Koh Samui :)

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 under General

#AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   Buffalo walking on water out at sea off Koh Samui #AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Something I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – this card seems to have…

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 under General

Something I've never seen before in Google's SERPs – this card seems to have taken content from the target site: Something I’ve never seen before in Google’s SERPs – this card seems to have taken content from the target site: Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ […]

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If you're looking for an amazing place to stay, well this is one of the coolest…

Posted on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 under General

If you're looking for an amazing place to stay, well this is one of the coolest hotels I've ever been in. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Some more ideas around Ebay:

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

Some more ideas around Ebay: Embedded Link Panda 4.0: Why eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings | WordStream Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Thinking more about the Ebay /bhp/ issue, and I remembered a fantastic blog from…

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

Thinking more about the Ebay /bhp/ issue, and I remembered a fantastic blog from years ago called Blue Hat Seo by a guy called Eli who specialised in large-scale automated SEO systems (which weren't quite white hat).   One of his more popular posts was about an automated system which updated both on-page attributes as […]

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Free for s short time prior to launch

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

If you have a UK car you can get more data here about it than anywhere else on the web. Embedded Link MotorSpecs – Manufacturer Specifications on any Used Car by Reg Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Quite proud to have helped build this application, particularly the front-end

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under General

If you're in the UK and have a car give it a try.  The Max Report shows the entire specification of your car, and it's free for now! http://www.motorspecs.co.uk Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Couple of aerial shots of Central Festival shopping mall in #Phuket  

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 under General

Couple of aerial shots of Central Festival shopping mall in #Phuket   #Phantom2   #AerialPhotography   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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I think more and more content owners are going to push back against Google, and perhaps…

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 under General

I think more and more content owners are going to push back against Google, and perhaps at the end of the day it might be publishers who effect changes. Sure, this thread is just SEOs, but I'm beginning to feel that site owners are getting more and more pissed with how Google controls the flow […]

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Often times the best apps are the simplest.

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 under General

Often times the best apps are the simplest. Reshared post from +Jerry Rietveld The Call Now Button just passed the 10k downloads! That means 10.000 business owners are making it incredibly easy for their mobile visitors to contact them. The way the Call Now Button works is easy: it makes a phone icon appear in […]

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More on how The Guardian made a blazing fast site

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 under General

Incredibly, or perhaps not, speed was the #2 most important factor to their users. Embedded Link Is your news site too slow? Probably, though The Guardian’s trying to speed theirs up Web publishers face a quandary in 2014: User expectations for how quickly a website will load are getting faster and faster. But web pages […]

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Sort of blown away that The Guardian frontend source code is all sitting there on…

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 under General

Sort of blown away that The Guardian frontend source code is all sitting there on GIT: Embedded Link guardian/frontend Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Quite a nice new travel site on an outstanding domain, but holy-mother-of-Jesus did…

Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 under General

Quite a nice new travel site on an outstanding domain, but holy-mother-of-Jesus did they never think of the search engines when building their URL structures? http://villas.com/thailand/phuket/panwa/p/korsiri-villas.html?sid=876fa118942a9a6e3a32c79df325b561;dcid=4;class_interval=1;csflt=%7B%7D;dest_id=3287;dest_type=region;dtdisc=0;hyb_red=0;inac=0;interval_of_time=undef;nha_red=0;offset=0;property_room_info=1;redirected_from_city=0;redirected_from_landmark=0;redirected_from_region=0;region=3287;review_score_group=empty;score_min=0;ss_all=0;ssb=empty;ucfs=1;srfid=68e7fcefe46ff196552baa6cc4fd15d992688033X1 ^^ that's clicking a regular link from their homepage, not a POSTed search or similar… Embedded Link ★★★★ Korsiri Villas, Panwa Beach, Thailand In the beautiful mountains of Phuket, […]

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It just gets better and better:

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

It just gets better and better: Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs Never again will you miss a delivery because you were on the toilet Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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OH

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

MY… GOD… Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs This listing will be part of my keynote presentation to a forthcoming sociology forum entitled “Toilets in kitchens – What is wrong with people?”. Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Honestly spat coffee out on this one:

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

Honestly spat coffee out on this one: Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs The slow death of the remaining pot-plants has been thoroughly enjoyed by the current owners. Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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And now for something totally different:

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

And now for something totally different: Embedded Link Terrible real estate agent photographs Inexplicably bad property photographs. It’s that simple. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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And the latest on the AdSense leak:

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 under General

I am the former Google employee that had leaked the information regarding AdSense.  I am writing this second part as a response to certain misconceptions and confusions my previous leak has generated within articles and websites regarding it. Firstly, many have asked why I did not approach the leak in a more official capacity and […]

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This I love:

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 under General

This I love: Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Some very damaging allegations being made here:

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 under General

Some very damaging allegations being made here: Embedded Link ALG Google AdSense Employee Claims AdSense Steals From Publishers A person has come forward claiming to be a former AdSense Google’r and makes some pretty nutty claims…   Claiming that Google is downright stealing from its publishers…   Grab your popcorn! Begin open letter: I am […]

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This might portent something not so good for those who decided to focus on Google+…

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 under General

This might portent something not so good for those who decided to focus on Google+ as their primary social channel: Embedded Link Google+ Is Walking Dead | TechCrunch Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+,.. Google+: View post […]

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The Pillar Shrine in Udon Thani city

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014 under General

#AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   #GoPro3Plus   #Thailand   The Pillar Shrine in Udon Thani city. #AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   #GoPro3Plus   #Thailand   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Well worth a read:

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 under General

Well worth a read: Embedded Link How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media One great way to do this is to share your content on social media more than once. Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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The Big Buddha in #Phuket  shot with a #GoPro3Plus  on a #Phantom2  

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 under General

The Big Buddha in #Phuket  shot with a #GoPro3Plus  on a #Phantom2   #AerialPhotography    #AerialPhotos   Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Shot taken with #Phantom2   + #GoPro3Plus  of people picking cockles in Chalong…

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 under General

Shot taken with #Phantom2   + #GoPro3Plus  of people picking cockles in Chalong Bay #Phuket . #AerialPhotography    Cockle picking in Chalong Bay. #Phuket   #PhuketAerial   #Phantom2   #GoPro3Plus   #AerialPhotograph Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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+Sasch Mayer where are you hiding all the great photos you should be taking with…

Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014 under General

+Sasch Mayer where are you hiding all the great photos you should be taking with your new toy? Here's a few new shots I've taken recently #AerialPhotography   #Phantom2   #GoPro3Plus   Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Very nice design

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 under General

This is how to build a media-heavy page but make it feel light. Embedded Link Canary – Smart home security for everyone Canary’s HD video camera and safety sensors track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity to help keep you, your family and your belongings safe. Pre-Order. Keep your […]

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You should read this if you're considering starting a venture that relies on…

Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 under General

You should read this if you're considering starting a venture that relies on a single marketing channel for customer acquisition: Embedded Link When SEO Fails: Single Channel Dependency and the End of Tutorspree Although we achieved a lot with Tutorspree, we failed to create a scalable business. I’ve been working through why. In doing so, […]

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Booking Abandonment in the travel industry

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 under General

 Some very interesting stats in there. Embedded Link www.tnooz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-Travel-Infographic.png Google+: View post on Google+ This post was first made on the Richard Hearne Google+ profile.

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Sigh

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 under General

Dear Richard Hearne, How are you? I am Jamie Anderson, a web application developer and SEO specialist from Clearwater, Florida. I'm writing to ask whether would you be interested in developing [redacted].com as a fully-featured website? I am asking because I see that you have just registered the domain and assume you might already have […]

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