James works as a content writer for theEword, producing blogs, news, fixed content and promotional articles for a range of clients. He is a fully qualified NCTJ journalist and has worked predominantly in SEO copywriting since graduating from the University of Manchester in 2010.
James's role involves writing high quality SEO content for theEword clients, with the aim of improving their sites both for search engines and users. As part of the content team, James also writes engaging news articles and blogs for theEword website.
James first began writing seriously at university, contributing to the student newspaper and progressing quickly to TV Editor. Having achieved a degree in Linguistics, he then went on to gain a full NCTJ qualification alongside his work as a copywriter at LateRooms. Here, he was focused primarily on London, creating hotel reviews, a city guide and regular blogs, as well as coordinating various social media campaigns.
Outside work, James is an armchair fan and clumsy player of many sports, including snooker, tennis, football and darts. He has blogged on various football websites in his spare time, and can often be found reading sports biographies. He likes cooking at home and maintains a passion for TV sitcoms and panel shows. Before university, James enjoyed a gap year in France.
Matt Cutts helps to define paid links Wednesday 5th of March, 2014by James RichesGoogle's webspam chief explains how paid links are identified, including on occasions where no actual money is exchanged.
February 2014 UK search engine market share stats Thursday 6th of March, 2014by Rachel HandBing is up, while Google is down, according the latest UK search volume data from StatCounter.
Google notifies users of duplicate business listings Friday 7th of March, 2014by Lauren KnowlesGoogle has run into a duplication issue when upgrading local businesses to the new Google Places dashboard.