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22 October, 2019 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 12.0

We are delighted to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 12.0, codenamed internally as 'Element 115'. In version 11 we introduced structured data validation, the first for any crawler. For version 12, we've listened to user feedback and improved upon existing features, as well as introduced some...

3 October, 2019 by Freddy Barnes

The Beginner's Guide to SEO Competitor Analysis

Unless you’re lucky enough to operate in a monopoly, competition will be an everyday part of your business. Online is no different. Knowing who you’re fighting for visibility in SERPs is the first step to building a watertight SEO strategy. This post will explore how to find your competitors and...

9 September, 2019 by screamingfrog

The brightonSEO Crawling Clinic

For the first time last year we ran a crawling clinic at the legendary brightonSEO. The team had a lot of fun meeting everyone and chatting about crawling and technical SEO while just a little hungover from the pre-party, so we decided to do it again this year. The idea...

3 September, 2019 by Patrick Langridge

How to Scrape Google Search Features Using XPath

Google's search engine results pages (SERPs) have changed a great deal over the last 10 years, with more and more data and information being pulled directly into the results pages themselves. Google search features are a regular occurrence on most SERPs nowadays, some of most common features being featured snippets...

15 August, 2019 by Mark Porter

The Do's and Don'ts of Chasing for a Link

It’s happened to all of us. You bag another piece of coverage for your client’s content piece on a top-tier publication, which you’re ecstatic about. However, after a quick scroll through your elation is suddenly offset by a small twang of disappointment. There isn’t a link to your client. Getting...

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,...

5 March, 2019 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 11.0

We are delighted to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 11.0, codenamed internally as 'triples', which is a big hint for those in the know. In version 10 we introduced many new features all at once, so we wanted to make this update smaller, which also means...

12 February, 2019 by Oliver Brett

Learn To Crawl: SEO Spider Training Days

On the 24th of January SEOs gathered in London for Screaming Frog’s inaugural SEO Spider Training Event. Attendees flew in from far-flung places such as France, Germany, and even… Cornwall. (If you’re British you’ll appreciate just how far away that is!) Their destination was Marble Arch, London. More specifically, room...

From crawl completion notifications to automated reporting: 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 exciting). We SEOs are extremely lucky—not just because we’re working in such an engaging...

If your Google Ad Grants account has been unexpectedly suspended, this article will help you through the process of getting it back up and running in as little time as possible, as well as providing preventative measures that will keep your account suspension free. Initial Suspension Ad Grants account guidelines...

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