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Rob Chant

Rob Chant


The Cambridge Web Marketing Co.

Rob Chant has been working as a freelancer on the web in one form or another for about 10 years, first as a designer and developer and more recently in SEO. He now runs a web marketing company focused on delivering SEO and related services to small businesses. His experience with both designing and building web sites gives him extra insight into the SEO process.

Rob's always been a bit of a jack of all trades, however, and also runs his own netlabel, a small publishing company and has various other projects up his sleeve, on and off the web.

Articles by Rob Chant

  1. Back to Basics: 7 Steps for YouTube Success

    YouTube can drive massive amount of traffic, help build your brand and work wonders for your SEO. If you’re seeking decent traffic and brand exposure on YouTube, then these tips – along with dedication and some patience – will help you succeed.

  2. Can You Identify Link Networks & Bad Neighborhoods?

    Worried about getting links from (or linking out to) websites that might look suspicious? We aim to find out if it’s possible to identify bad link neighborhoods without the tools and processing power Google engineers have at their fingertips.

  3. SEO Effect Keyword Research Tool [Review]

    Upon diving into SEO Effect's keyword research tool, two things are impressive straight out of the box: the research tools and the flexibility of the system. Here’s a taste of how the tool works and how it can help your SEO campaigns.

  4. Could Quick Backlinks Tool Replace Yahoo Search Explorer?

    The closure of Yahoo! Site Explorer (a mainstay of the SEO's toolset), means SEOs will have to look elsewhere to find decent tools to research links. Quick to jump into the gap is the Quick Backlink checker (QBL) from Link Research Tools.

  5. 7 SEO Friendly Site Features that Developers Often Miss

    unfortunately, a lot of developers can have a bit of a blind-spot when it comes to SEO. While some on-site SEO features come as standard now (ability to edit meta tags, image alt properties), some important areas under the hood often get missed.

  6. Link Building: How to Set Goals & Gauge Your Competition

    Don’t just pore over the number of incoming links you have - do something about them. Learn from your competitors: determine the number of links and linking domains, and how much link building you’ll need to do to compete in your niche.

  7. Small Business SEO: Get to Grip With Links

    Links remain a critical element of SEO. Use these three tools from Google, SEOmoz, and Majestic SEO to compile and analyze your backlinks, track how they change over time, and also set yourself some targets for building new links to your site.

  8. SEO for Small Businesses: Get Into Action

    The most important thing when it comes to marketing your business is simply getting into action. Any successful habit-forming SEO system will have these five components, so put them into practice. Bonus: tips on setting small, short-term SEO goals.

  9. Why Small Businesses Should Link Out

    A lot of advice has been written over the years telling you to never link out, and horde all the link juice for yourself. I disagree. You should link out as much and as often as you can, within reason. Here’s why. Reasons to Link Out Las…

  10. New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses

    Small business owners: if you're going to have a web site, make it an absolutely core component of your business. If you're not willing to do that, drop having a web site altogether. Don't follow the herd out of instinct.