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31 October, 2011 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 1.80

I am excited to announce an update to the Screaming Frog SEO spider, to version 1.80. The following new features are included in the update - Crawl Speed Control - The ability to control the speed of the crawl is something we have wanted to release for a long time....

28 October, 2011 by Matt Hopson

Happy Halloween from Screaming Frog

Over the past few years it’s become apparent that people all over the internet love techy/ geeky pumpkin carvings, you just have to Google “geeky pumpkins” and you can see there are about 11.5 million image results! Now I know Halloween isn’t technically until Monday but everyone loves a distraction...

18 October, 2011 by Patrick Langridge

SEO & PR – Why They Are Closer Than You Think

I’m fortunate enough to have been part of the ‘Frog family for a few months now and coming from a background in PR, I thought it might be interesting to share my thoughts comparing the two industries. Are we miles apart or closer than you think? What are the similarities...

For those of you that like to keep an eye on your backlinks and check to see if they are still where they should be, it can be a laborious task. Perhaps you have a list of links from directories, articles or sources which need to be checked that they...

15 August, 2011 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 1.70

I am excited to announce another update to the Screaming Frog SEO spider, to version 1.70. So lets get straight to it, what new features are there in version 1.70 of the tool? Include (REGEX Crawling) - This new feature allows you to control URLs the spider crawls using REGEX....

30 June, 2011 by screamingfrog

Yahoo Organic Results Now Powered By Bing?

Just a quick post, we have just spotted that Yahoo organic results (in the UK) are now being powered by Bing. This happened sometime ago over in the US & Canada. Check the results below for a search for 'home insurance' for example. Is this just a test or is...

24 June, 2011 by Matt Hopson

Spotted: AdWords Ads With 6 Sitelinks

Earlier this morning I spotted that one of my clients ads was running what I believe is a(nother) new format of sitelinks. Instead of seeing the usual 4 sitelinks split across 1 or 2 lines or even the new embedded versions I saw 6 active sitelinks below my ad. After...

14 June, 2011 by Matt Hopson

AdWords Showing Extended Display URLs

Yesterday @RichardFergie asked on Twitter if anyone had seen 36 character display URLs as he had accidentally added a new ad that he thought would be disapproved, however, it had received impressions and was running (which is a bonus)… Usually when you upload an ad with a display URL of...

13 June, 2011 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 1.60

I am really excited about the latest release of the Screaming Frog SEO spider, version 1.60. It's without a doubt our biggest update since we launched the tool about 6-months ago and a number of the new features have come from feedback and suggestions from users. So thanks to everyone...

20 April, 2011 by Matt Hopson

Screaming Frog SEO Spider User Guide

Since launching the Screaming Frog SEO Spider we've been overwhelmed with all the great feedback received and we're all really pleased that people use and love the tool. Since this is the first piece of software that we have released into the wild we're also aware that there have been...

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