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Google Algorithm Latest News: Link Spam Update

26-Aug-2021 10:55:33 | 2 Minute Read

Google continually updates its algorithms, with core algorithm and general updates happening throughout the year. The latest of Google’s general updates was the spam update, which rolled out on 26th July 2021 and took two weeks to roll out. The update concentrates on backlinks to websites and whether they are spammy or quality links. This article discusses the link spam update, what effect the update could potentially have on your website and how it will impact SEO, how Google may penalise links going forward, why links are so important for SEO, and an action plan to optimise towards the link spam update.

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Topics: SEO, Technology, News, Digital Marketing, Effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

HubSpot Releases New CMS Option For Small Businesses & Start-Ups

04-Aug-2021 12:34:17 | 2 Minute Read

HubSpot launch the perfect website solution for small businesses and start-ups today. It’s been under wraps for a while, but we can now share the exciting news that HubSpot have made their exceptional CMS platform even more accessible and flexible with the launch of the new CMS Starter hub.

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Topics: Website, News, Inbound, Digital Marketing

Google's July 2021 Core Update

01-Jul-2021 14:36:00 | 4 Minute Read

It's been a busy time for Google in the last couple of months. In June they rolled out the Core Web Vitals algorithm update and, as of 1 July, they will be rolling out the second part of that update. It is anticipated that it will take up to 2 weeks for the update to roll out completely. While all that is going on they have also been rolling out their Page Experience Update which will continue rolling out up until the end of August.

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Topics: SEO, News, Digital Marketing

IV are European Search Awards 2021 Winners!

23-Jun-2021 15:42:52 | 3 Minute Read

We’ve done it again…! Innovation Visual has won the European Search Award’s ‘Best Use of Search – Not for Profit’ category and we couldn’t be happier!

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Topics: SEO, Website, Our Team, Work, Events, News, Charity, Digital Marketing

The Demise of The Third-Party Cookie & What It Means For Marketers

27-May-2021 09:09:34 | 6 Minute Read


Google Chrome has announced that it plans to end the use of third-party cookies by 2022. While this change appears to be quite a big deal, digital marketers have seen it coming for some time, largely as a result of changes in privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA & ePR) and the increasingly invasive nature of the technology being used that now actively intrudes on user privacy. It’s worth noting that the planned changes will only affect third-party cookies and first-party cookies will remain unaffected at this stage.

The plan is to replace third party cookies with FLoC (Federation Learning of Cohorts) but what is FLoC, how will it impact paid advertising and user tracking and how can advertisers mitigate the impact of this change on their campaigns?

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Topics: SEO, News, Digital Marketing

Are You Prepared For The Core Web Vitals Update?

13-May-2021 14:48:01 | 4 Minute Read

Following on from our What Will Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm Update Mean For You? We take a deeper look at Core Web Vitals, what they are, and what they could mean for your website.

In May 2020 Google first announced their intention to add enhanced user experience factors into the core algorithm. As part of this roll out, the Core Web Vitals (CWV) update is due to be released during June 2021.

Essentially Core Web Vitals centralises a number of user experience factors found in the Page Speed Insights report to make them easier to identify, track and improve.

It’s worth noting that at present it appears only a small percentage of websites are performing in line with Google’s standards in these areas. That means after the update rolls out in June, it is possible that a number of underperforming websites will see a negative impact on performance as a result.

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Topics: SEO, Website, News, Digital Marketing