Last weekend marked our last weekend as a family in our county town. A recent move back to Bedford left us missing the countryside so badly, that we would have given anything to turn back time (and never leave our beautiful cottage) luckily; we were able to find a similar place not far from our first home, and moving back sharpish.
To celebrate us leaving, we decided to have a BBQ. Being relatively skint, and drawing my inspiration from one of my favourite frugal blogs, I stocked up on Iceland’s cheap burgers and sausages, and chicken dippers for the kids. I also scouted the net for any wine offers, and was fortunate enough to stumble across a great wine vouchers site (visit here for wine bargains).
Anyway, we ordered a whole case of Trattoria Verdi Montepulciano, and a few bottles of Fre De-alcoholised (for our pregnant friends) all through the Wines Direct website (which was then fulfilled by Waitrose, I believe). We got a few tins of beer from the off licence too.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, the food was great (despite its relative cheapness) and we loved saying goodbye to our (slightly tipsy) friends.
The sun was blaring and the scent of BBQ filled the air, I think everyone else down our road had the same idea too.
In the world of Digital marketing, a year can be a long, long time.
I can’t recall a Google update that has left such a lasting impression on the industry, or made the divide between great digital marketers, those who lurk in the shadier recesses of the SEO industry, and those who simply don’t have a clue.
I’ve spent the last year and a half learning more than I ever thought possible and was lucky to be at the forefront of the Penguin episode, and lead the team that was the first to be publicly recognised to have a site return to 100% (and more) of it’s original traffic after combating the links that caused their plummet.
We’ve blogged and blogged about it at Receptional HQ and there are a couple of posts in the link building section of the website on how to recover from penguin for yourself.