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19 July, 2012 by screamingfrog

When Google Gets Penalties Wrong

I wanted to share a very interesting Google penalty case that we ecountered recently. An old client who owns an ecommerce website with a multi-million pound turnover and sells electronic goods called me out of the blue a few weeks ago on a Sunday morning, extremely concerned because their website...

19 July, 2012 by Matt Hopson

The Olympic Torch Relay Passes Through Henley

This morning the ‘Frogs were out in force to cheer The Olympic Torch Relay through Henley-on-Thames. Even though the morning was grey there was a great turn out with the riverbank full of spectators all vying for the best views of the Torch bearers. Here are a few of our...

27 June, 2012 by Matt Hopson

Google adWords Backgrounds Changing... AGAIN

Over the years Google have loved to play around with the way the adWords ads are displayed in the SERPs. One of their favourite ways ways is to change the background colour of the ads. Previous background colour choices have been yellow, purple & blue and now today we can...

27 June, 2012 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.00

It's been a little longer than usual between our SEO spider updates, so I am pleased to announce the release of the Screaming Frog SEO spider version 2.00. New SEO spider features include the following - Word count - The SEO spider now counts the number of words on a...

We thought it would be interesting to put together a quick post which helps visualise the impact of various Google penalties, updates and filters. Obviously the best way to gauge the impact would be to analyse analytics, conversion and ranking data. However, we are not always privy to such data...

1 May, 2012 by Matt Hopson

Google AdWords: New Changes to Ad Rotation

Or WTF Adwords!?!?!?! I’m going to start with a confession, the post I had originally planned for today was a recap of the flurry of features that AdWords released last month, noting some of the good changes but also talking about the bad (near phrase & exact match anyone?) It...

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...

Although they’ve dropped the ‘advanced’ tag for this year’s SMX London event, just taking a quick look at the agenda confirms that the sessions will be no less advanced than previous years with great speakers and topics lined up for the two day event. Screaming Frog are very pleased to...

2 April, 2012 by Patrick Langridge

Screaming Frog at LinkLove London

Screaming Frog at LinkLove London 2012 Last Friday the Screaming Frog SEO team ventured out of our comfortable setting of sunny Henley-on-Thames, to head into the Big Smoke to attend Distilled’s much lauded LinkLove conference. Distilled have been running successful SEO events on both sides of the Atlantic (LinkLove Boston...

21 February, 2012 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider For Ubuntu & 1.90 Update

I am excited to announce the release of the Screaming Frog SEO spider for Ubuntu. I know some of you might have already been using the SEO spider on Ubuntu, but this is a properly packaged version. Alongside the Ubuntu release we have also updated the SEO spider to version...

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