Heavy snow in London, bad for travel but great for snowmen… and SEO rankings?!?!

Heavy snow causes travel chaos in London and most of the South East today but it was a great day for snowmen!

It’s been a couple of years since we had snow in London, but at the time of the last wee flurry in January 2007 I took a snap from our bedroom window and emailed it to the BBC Winterwatch weather site.  The photo was posted under the www.bbc.co.uk’s main site and as a side benefit resulted in number one spot on Google for the search ‘reuben cook’ for quite some months (how SEO works… the IT consulting business I founded, The Full Circle (www.thefullcircle.com) later spent thousands trying to achieve similar results :S )

Anyway, this isn’t a technology post other than the slight SEO reference that may raise a wry smile from those who know our SEO shenanigans, it’s about the weather!

From our bedroom window this morning! Reuben Cook
From our bedroom window this morning! Reuben Cook (24-Jan-2007)

This morning after deciding against driving half way down the M3 to Basingstoke and to ‘let the VPN take the strain’ I then had time to replicate the shot from a couple of years ago…

From our bedroom window this morning! Reuben Cook (02-Feb-2009)

…definately a drop more more this time!  (we measured 6″/15cm on the flat, and lots more in drifts).

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