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27 January, 2014 by screamingfrog

How To Use The SEO Spider For Broken Link Building

If you've not heard of 'broken link building' before, it's essentially a tactic that involves letting a webmaster know about broken links on their site and suggesting an alternative resource (perhaps your own site or a particular piece of content, alongside any others). There's a couple of ways that link...

28 October, 2013 by Matt Hopson

Halloween is coming to Henley

Historians believe that Halloween has strong ties to Samhain, an ancient Gaelic harvest celebration, and to early pagan festivals. Feasts were held to appease the souls of the dead, and bonfires were lit to ward off evil spirits. Today’s version of Halloween is a far cry from its roots. It’s...

I've been meaning to write about how to use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider to audit redirects in a site migration for a little while. It's a really important feature, something we use all the time internally and love, and one that I realised perhaps not all are completely aware...

15 July, 2013 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.20

I am delighted to announce version 2.20 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider. We have been busy behind the scenes developing some very cool new features which we hope everyone will enjoy! As always, thank you to everyone for their fantastic feedback and suggestions, we still have plenty more to...

With all the fuss about AdWords sunsetting their external keyword tool my thoughts turned to which other tools I use to find and expand my keyword lists. Now, I’m not saying some of the ideas below are earth-shattering and I would hope that if you’re managing your campaigns efficiently you’ll...

Once a year we witness the quintessential British summertime scene unfold before our eyes: the Henley Royal Regatta. Hundreds of rowers from around the world, and thousands of spectators, descend on our sleepy town, for one of the most prestigious boating events in the UK. Despite the lack of sandwiches...

5 February, 2013 by screamingfrog

Google Panda - How Many Actually Recover?

The original Google Panda algorithm was introduced on the 23rd of February 2011 on Google.com to reduce the visibility of 'low quality' sites with content identified to be a poor user experience, thin and often partially duplicated in nature. The Google Panda algorithm was then pushed out to all English...

30 January, 2013 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.10

Just a quick post to let you all know we have released an update of the Screaming Frog SEO spider to version 2.10. The updated version of the SEO spider has plenty of new features, which include - Save Configuration - You can now save the spider configuration to be...

30 November, 2012 by Matt Hopson

Screaming Frog Advent Calendar- Win a Free Licence!

So with December beginning tomorrow and the run up to Christmas now well and truly underway, to celebrate we will be opening a door each day on a SEO Spider advent calendar on our Facebook page. Behind each door we’ll be giving you some ideas on how you could use...

18 October, 2012 by Patrick Langridge

The 11 Most Infamous Google Bombs In History

Google bombing is a practise whereby a specific web page is targeted to rank in 1st position in the SERPs for a particular search phrase, so that when that phrase is typed in Google it brings often humorous or controversial results. In order to achieve this, a group of people...

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