Author: Richard Lawther

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Richard is a Technical SEO Manager, working with fellow Frogs on a variety of technical campaigns & projects. Outside of work you can find him watching some of his favourite films, running and cycling around, or (most likely) just at the pub.

5 August, 2020 by Richard Lawther

How Many Sites Pass the Core Web Vitals Assessment?

Speed has long been an official ranking factor, but with the introduction of the Core Web Vitals (CWV), many an SEO might have noticed the ominous Pass/Fail assessment within PageSpeed Insights. While these metrics aren’t yet used in Googles algorithm, I saw so many URLs failing, it got me wondering....

8 April, 2019 by Richard Lawther

Reviving Retired Search Console Reports

Since I started my journey in the world of SEO, the old Google Search Console (GSC) has been a mainstay of every campaign I’ve worked on. Together, we’ve dealt with some horrific JavaScript issues, tackled woeful hreflang implementation, and watched site performance reach its highest highs and lowest lows. Sadly,...

From crawl completion notifications to automated reportig: this post may not have Billy the Kid or Butch Cassidy, instead, here are a few of my most useful tools to combine with the SEO Spider, (just as excitin). We SEOs are extremely lucky—not just because we’re working in such an engaging...

6 August, 2018 by Richard Lawther

Bulk Testing PageSpeed Insights with the SEO Spider

Update 2: With the release of Spider version 12, you can now connect directly to the PageSpeed Insights API, letting you grab all your PageSpeed data automatically in the Spider — no XPath needed. Take a look here.  Update: This page was updated on 15-11-18 to reflect PSI now being...