{Tame the Bots}

Technical SEO, done right.

Welcome to Tame the Bots

Hi! I'm Dave Smart, a technical SEO consultant & developer from Manchester in the United Kingdom. I have been building sites for 20 years. I love working out what makes sites perform how they do in Google and other search engines.

The challenges facing larger scale sites, e-commerce & JavaScript framework based sites is a big focus area for me. JavaScript SEO is rapidly becoming one of the most popular services I offer.

Sometimes sites just don't perform as well as the business behind it. This can be down to how the site presents itself to the search engines. It important to look at which parts of your site aren't getting crawled and indexed, and which parts are that perhaps shouldn't.

That's Where I Come In

I offer technical SEO consulting, and can audit your site to make sure it's presenting itself in the best way possible the search engines. An audit can discover opportunities for you to enable Google, and other search engines find, and index your content in the best way. It can help chase down specific issues and problems you might be having with your websites too.

I'm happy to work with sites small & large, and directly with site owners or with your agency or developers.

Although I'm based in Manchester, most audits can be done remotely, without need to visit your premises.

I Can Help With:

  • JavaScript SEO:
    Are your pages being rendered?
  • Crawling Issues:
    Are your pages being found?
  • Indexing:
    Pages not showing up?
  • Canonical / Duplication Issues:
    Same or similar content across your site?
  • General Site Health
    Can't quite put your finger on it? I can take a look!

Other Places To Get Help:

There is a wealth of information and help out there available, a lot of it free! You might like to visit some of these resources before getting in touch.

  • Google Webmaster Central Help Forums
    The official google help forum for issues with your site in search, where I am a Platinum Product Expert (the new name for Top Contributors). There's some great advice given, and an amazing gang of other Product Experts and other regular posters, who between them have a formidable range of skills and experience, that even the best agency could only dream of retaining.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide
    Google's guide to getting started in SEO, full of great advice and information.
  • Webmaster Guidelines
    Staying on the right side of the guidelines is essential for long term success in search.