Author: Mark Porter

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Mark is a self-confessed geek who has always had a love/hate relationship with blogging, coupled with an addiction to buying domain names. Outside of SEO, Mark loves Manchester United, gadgets and games. If anyone can beat him at FIFA he will happily buy them a drink.

23 May, 2016 by Mark Porter

Super Quick Content Gap Analysis

We haven’t been using Sistrix for all that long at Screaming Frog, though we’re fast becoming one of their biggest fans. We usually approach ‘all in one tools’ with an air of scepticism, as while they may cover all of the bases, it doesn't always mean they do it well....

21 September, 2015 by Mark Porter

The Books of BrightonSEO

Those of you who have attended an industry conference before will know that books regularly make an appearance within speakers' slides and talks. While we’re often bombarded with online articles, ebooks and whitepapers in this day and age, books are the time-tested medium for consuming knowledge and honing your skills....

29 September, 2014 by Mark Porter

Panda 4.1 – the Return of the Design Sites?

On Friday Google announced that they slowly started rolling out the latest Panda update, dubbed 4.1 by Search Engine Land, earlier in the week. This latest 'improved' iteration of the Panda algorithm has affected around 3-5% of search queries, and according to Pierre Far the update rewards high quality small...

17 April, 2014 by Mark Porter

Using Reddit to Build an Army of Niche Writers

Everybody wants ground breaking content these days, whether it’s for your own site or for posting elsewhere (yes, dirty guest posting), but few are willing to put their money where their mouth is. No, I'm not talking about choosing ‘5 Star Quality’ on Textbroker; believe it or not you might...

When I entered the world of SEO a mere 6 months ago with little prior knowledge of the industry, I found it overwhelming to say the least. I spent my evenings after work voraciously reading my way through SEO related RSS feeds, trying to soak it all in and convincing...

17 April, 2012 by Mark Porter

15 Top Quotes and Takeaways from Brighton SEO

Real life Angry Birds, aggressive moths, a Street Fighter face off and of course some top notch talks and discussions. The Screaming Frogs were there to witness it all, and we’ve done the hard bit of picking out the best bits of BrightonSEO 2012 for your reading pleasure. “SEO is...