Friday, November 20, 2009

100 Best SEO Blog Posts

See the list of my ‘Best 100 Search Engine Optimization Blog Posts’.

PS. There is actaully only 99 of them!

SEO Software

Performance Related SEO

Are the Right People on Your Marketing Team?

Search Marketing

Online Marketing Budget

Internet Marketing Strategy: Content

Why Social Networking?

SEO Expert

SEO Books

SEO Optimization

SEO Services

SEO Marketing

Google SEO

SEO Company?

Senior Manager of Emerging Media Marketing

Cheap SEO

Online Marketing Plan & Cost

Web Site Hosting Blues

Twitter for Business?

Free SEO

Online Marketing – Who cares?

Social Media Marketing – How to start?

Facebook has 200 million active users

4 Seasons of Web Traffic

Twitter and European Elections in Dublin South

Search Engine Optimization spend is on the rise

Irish Internet Association Congress 2009

Social Networks will waste your time – if not used properly!

You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing

L’blog pour l’blog

Recession is bad for Internet Traffic

Unique Web Content equals High Ranking in Google

Recession in the Irish PPC Market

Link Building is like Sailing!

Understanding your web site visitors

Search Engine Optimization is like Fishing

Search Engine Optimization is like….


Online Advertising Agency

SEO caught up with PPC!

Beginner Tips for SEO

Keyword Analysis

Google Analytics Motion Chart

Google Analytics Custom Reporting

Top Web Sites in Ireland

Search Phrase in the Domain Name

Internet Advertising Revenue 2008

Yahoo Web Analytics

Search Engine Marketing in Ireland

Online Marketing in Ireland

Search Engine Optimization Cost

Doodle 4 Google by Google Ireland

SEO Proposal

Ireland Search Engine Marketing Report 2008

How Does SEO Fall Into Your Company

BLOG = Better Listings On Google

To Outsource SEO or not to Outsource SEO?

Outsourcing your web site SEO Service?

Driving traffic with inbound links

Alan Shortall & SEO Consultant

SEO Consultant first in Google Chrome

Google Chrome Browser is here!

SEO Keywords in Ireland

Google doesn’t like Ciul as a Search Engine!

Blogging is a way of building the inbound links

Invert Pyramid – Writing for the Web

KeywordSpy – The Ultimate Competitor Intelligence Tool

Google PageRank (PR) Update – SEO Consultant down to PR 4


SEO Consultant is 4 months old today!

SEO: To Outsource or Not to Outsource?

Google Webmaster Tools – Visual Ranking Reporting

Irish Google speaks American English

Free SEO Tools: Stompernet Site Seer

SEO Budget? How much does it all cost?

SEO Tools: Website Grader

Google Webmaster Tools the Judge of Speed Test

Blog About Your Work! Speed Test Update

Blogging and Business

Google Experimental Labs > Experimental Search

Dynamic MetaTags, Dynamic Title, URL Rewriting, H1, H2,… are all a MUST HAVE for any CMS today.

The Content is The King! (Is onsite web site optimisation more important than the offsite optimisation?)

Search Keywords Length

Google Webmaster Tools Gadgets Bug

There is no such thing as Bad Web Traffic!

Good Google Web Traffic and Bad Google Web Traffic

Google is showing different search results during weekends!

Canonical URL

Google ie

WordPress as a SEO Springboard

SEO Strategy

Search Engine Optimisation vs. Search Engine Marketing

Google: Search Engine Optimization

22 hours later – SEO Consultant in Google index!

First Page Results on Google

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Reports

SEO Speed Test: in

SEO Consultant

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Recruitment Social Network: Jobs Market

Irish Recruitment Social Network: Jobs Market is rapidly growing in popularity. The Irish Job boards have no answer to a free service offered to everyone from Jobs Market web site. Some job sites have opened up and are offering free advertising to all employers, to try slowing down of the candidates leaving to the social media sites.

Monday, April 20, 2009

National Recruitment Federation Annual Conference 2009


National Recruitment Federation Launches Annual Conference 2009 with the good news of 400 jobs filled last week

1st April 2009

The National Recruitment Federation today announced the line-up for its Annual Conference 2009 entitled Facing the Future With Ease – Education, Enterprise & Enthusiasm, which will take place on Thursday, 23rd April 2009 at Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co Dublin. The Federation which represents recruitment agencies in Ireland, also heralded a more positive outlook in the jobs market with an estimated 400 jobs filled by its member agencies last week.

Flying in the face of today’s all-consuming mood of pessimism, depression and fear, the NRF is calling for a revival of the spirit, energy and gutsy innovation for which this country has been praised. For the first year, the Federation is opening the event to anybody in the recruitment profession. For further information call Ph: 01-8161754 or log on to

While recognising the need to address the key issues of concern to the industry today, the NRF made a conscious decision not to dwell on the negatives for the entire session. Instead they have decided to incite the steely resolve and indefatigable passion needed to get the industry back on its feet again. Indeed due to the kind support of the conference sponsors and exhibitors (listed below) there is no charge for attending the event for NRF member agencies with just a nominal charge for non-members.

Chaired by career management expert Rowan Manahan (Fortify Services), the conference will be officially launched with an opening address from Minister for Labour Affairs, Mr Billy Kelleher, TD followed by an overview of the industry “today & tomorrow” from NRF President, Frank Collins. (Most notably Frank will be introducing the federation’s education strategy on the day). Alan Haugh of the National Employment Rights Association will look at the state body’s progress to date in fostering a culture of compliance and improving the standards of employment, while Annmarie Muntz of the world employers body EuroCIETT, will give us an insight into the crucial role of our industry internationally.

The conference will then turn its attention to learning from experience as Lucy Gaffney, Chairperson of Communicorps (which has 44 radio stations in 9 different countries) and formerly Director and COO of Esat Telecomm, shares her tales of tackling the ups and downs of the economy over the years and most importantly coming through it in one piece. Inviting us to taking an introspective look at ourselves and how personality types have a strong bearing on how we manage stress, Tempy Cummins of Vision 2 Reality, will provide tips and advice on psyching ourselves up to meet the challenges ahead. Tempy will also give a very important nod to the fact that both owners and managers suffer deeply at these times and could do with a helping hand in motivating themselves before trying to motivate their staff.

Although the economy is on a slowdown, the pace of technological advance is hurtling along at break-neck speed with networking, advice, business deals etc all taking place at a phenomenal rate online. The savvy entrepreneur knows that the future is on the net but many a savvy entrepreneur is also up to their neck in trying to manage their day-to-day business and simply do not have time to find out what’s new and how to do it. Coming to the rescue will be internet communications expert Keith Bohanna (co-founder of, who will address in particular the area of Blog Marketing with a live demonstration on exactly how to make the sites such as LinkedIn and BlogSpot work for you.

To keep recruiters in touch with their target audiences, chair person Rowan Manahan will present us with some feedback from both employers and jobseekers on what they need from recruitment agencies today therefore helping them to adapt their services to ever-changing demands. And finally, delegates will leave with a strategy in hand for igniting the engines of enterprise once again as consultant Bill Boorman famed for his “Tin Hat Strategy” will present a 13 Point Plan for Business Growth.

Said NRF President, Frank Collins, “The last year and in particular the last 6 months have thrown the industry into an unprecedented freefall. We have of course seen slowdowns before but as the saying goes, the higher you climb the further you fall. Ireland has had it good for so long and are now in the midst of conflicting arguments as to where to turn. The NRF has put much thought into how it can help to provide some answers to questions but most importantly how to inject a little energy back into our hearts so that we can help to drive the economy forward again. I’m confident we’ve created a schedule that will help do just that and I look forward seeing the results.”

The National Recruitment Federation is a voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for the recruitment industry. Representing approx 120 companies throughout Ireland the NRF focuses it’s attentions on providing these members with the best possible service in terms of communication, support, advice sharing and problem solving.


· Frank Collins is available at any time for comment or interview. Speakers may also be contacted for interview upon request.

For further information contact:

Elaine Roddy, Director, NRF. Or Frank Collins, President, NRF.
Ph: 01-8161754 or 086-8582085 Ph: 01-8161763 or 087-2840804

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Alan Shortall or Shortall Alan

Alan Shortall or Shortall Alan?
It is funny how in some countries or cultures actually they put their family name first and your 'First' name second. Then you are never sure what is the first and what is the second name, and sometimes it gets funny, but in much more cases just embarrassing!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Alan Shortall

Did I tell you that Alan Shortall has a nes blog? :)