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How To Get to the Top of Google - The Plain English Guide to SEO (including Penguin 2.1, Panda and EMD updates) (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja)
How To Get to the Top of Google - The Plain English Guide to SEO (including Penguin 2.1, Panda and EMD updates) (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja)
Price: 2.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, forget the competition!!, 2 Jun 2014
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This book is excellent (spelling errors and American-isms aside....) and contains lots of useful, easy to follow and well structured tips and advice to make your website stand out in Google searches.
There are so many books promising similar results but of the dozen or so I looked at, this was easily the best. For a novice there is enough here to keep you going for a long time but it's written in such a way as to be manageable and not overwhelming.
I was also attracted by the promise of a free website audit carried out by the author's company. This may take some time to arrive (but it is free!), however, I found it to be well worth the wait with even more constructive tips and pointers. Anything I didn't understand was easy to look up in either this Google book or the accompanying book on Profitable Social Media Marketing.
Overall, highly recommended, if you stick to only one book on this subject, it would be hard to find a better one than this (and the one on Social Media Marketing). The price is practically a give-away too.
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Barracuda
Barracuda
by Christos Tsiolkas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a warning for language and some explicit content!!, 6 Feb 2014
This review is from: Barracuda (Paperback)
This book was ok and just ok. I'd never read or even heard of this author but when this book was recommended in a Sunday newpaper I decided to try it. Now I'm no prude but some of the language and explicit sex had me cringing and wondering if this was really necessary or indeed if it did anything to enhance the story. As others have mentioned, Danny is not a particulalrly likeable character - self-absorbed, insular, quite despressing and overall his 'story' is not that complelling. The ending is strange but I was quite pleased to get to the end after almost giving up several times. The book does raise some interesting points about the nature of Australian society, it's just a shame the main character got in the way so much. Worth a dip into but I won't be rushing out to read more from this writer.


An Adventure in Space and Time [DVD]
An Adventure in Space and Time [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Bradley
Price: 8.00

23 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is the previous poster talking about?, 18 Nov 2013
Despite the fact that this drama has yet to even be shown on BBC2, it's advance screenings and reviews have all been excellent and I for one am very much looking forward to seeing it this week. I must object to the previous reviewer's somewhat offensive remarks about a 'missed opportunity'. WILLIAM HARTNELL died in 1975 and RICHARD (or Dicky since the poster and he were clearly on such terms) HURNDALL died in 1984, so quite what opportunity was missed here I did not know. Honestly, if you have nothing constructive or sensible to write, keep it zipped and leave the reviews to people who are knowledgeable and literate enough to be able to contribute something meaningful. And Amazon, does anybody ever moderate these things before they are published online. Oh and it's a presumptive 5* from me.
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Wiped! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes
Wiped! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes
by Richard Molesworth
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, meticulously researched, 14 May 2013
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Partway through reading this excellent book and already I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to better understand the hows and whys behind the fact that 106 episodes of 1960s Doctor Who are sadly no longer in existence. This book leaves no stone unturned in examining the policies and practises of the BBC at the time and is the most comprehensive account of it's type. The author guides you through in great detail how the programme was made (fascinating in itself) and what then happened to all of the original tapes and their copies. This book helps to bring alive the old B&W stories from the 60s and finally gives the best account of the fate of each and every episode. It does get quite technical in places with regard to some of the different recording processes employed but I was still able to follow what was going on. Overall, 100% recommended and a great addition to a serious Who fan's collection.


Doctor Who - The Dominators [DVD] [1968]
Doctor Who - The Dominators [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Patrick Troughton
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 8.04

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beyond dull......., 9 Feb 2013
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I'll be honest - any complete Patrick Troughton story has got to be worth it's weight in jelly babies but why oh why this exercise in tedium was preserved over other stories from this sadly mostly-incomplete era of the show is way beyond me.

NOTHING really happens. I waited and watched and waited some more but it wasn't until the final 7 minutes or so, where you see how this story leads directly into The Mind Robber, that it all became (sort-of) worthwhile. I was bored in episode 1 (and I love the slowness of some of the 1960s stories in comparison to today's Who....) I even took to watching it one episode per week as per original transmission in the hope that this may improve the interest level. No.

Be under no illusion, this story is boring. BUT, the restored quality is a treat, the extras, as ever, are interesting in explaining some of the raison d'etre of this 'story' AND it's a complete PT story so for that reason alone, is worth a look. Recommended for chronic insomniacs, die-hard fans and completists only!


The Catherine Tate : BBC Christmas Special [DVD]
The Catherine Tate : BBC Christmas Special [DVD]
Dvd ~ Catherine Tate
Offered by positivenoise
Price: 2.83

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 1 Jan 2008
She's topped even the 2007 Comic Relief sketches with this Christmas special. You either love her or hate her, but if like me, you love her, this is a treat. Her ability to morph in to all her different characters is brilliant - each sketch on this is genuinely funny. I don't normally like the couple who are always laughing but even they were good in this. Highlight is definately Bernie and Kathy Burke making an inspired appearance as Diane, Nan's daughter. Whilst it's sad to see the back of Lauren, Catherine Tate has provided some genuinely brilliant comedy with her show. I look forward to seeing what this amazingly versatile actress will do next.


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