Startup Blogging / Google Web Domination / Monitor Backlinks Review

The good folks at 123-Reg asked me to write a series of blogs about my experiences starting up my own business. In the first blog I explain my reasons for going solo:

123-Reg: Starting Your Own Business, Part 1 – Taking Control

Out of nowhere an insight emerged, and I knew what I had to do. There was no conscious thought process involved – it was as if my subconscious mind had been thinking hard about what I should do next, and once it had figured it out, it let the conscious part of my mind know with a sudden ‘eureka’ moment that I simply couldn’t ignore.

Last month I wrote a piece for my own blog about Google’s quest to dominate the entire web. State of Digital asked me to write a more elaborate version for them, which I duly did:

State of Digital: Google’s Road to Total Web Domination

What this will all eventually lead to is obvious: a world wide web that is almost completely dominated by Google. Not satisfied with being synonymous with web search, Google wants to become synonymous with almost everything you do online. Except perhaps social – so far Google has, failed to crack that nut.

With all the various SEO tools on the market it can be hard to know which ones to use. That’s where tool reviews come in, and I reviewed the new Monitor Backlinks tool for State of Digital:

State of Digital: Tool Review – Monitor Backlinks

One of the more recent additions to the panoply of SEO tools is Monitor Backlinks. As the name suggests, this tool allows you to monitor your site’s link profile. Having used the tool for a few weeks for the purpose of this review, I realise that calling Monitor Backlinks a simple link monitoring tool does it a grave disservice, as it does so much more.

Blogging, Business, SEO