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29 September, 2014 by Mark Porter

Panda 4.1 – the Return of the Design Sites?

On Friday Google announced that they slowly started rolling out the latest Panda update, dubbed 4.1 by Search Engine Land, earlier in the week. This latest 'improved' iteration of the Panda algorithm has affected around 3-5% of search queries, and according to Pierre Far the update rewards high quality small...

29 July, 2014 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.55

I don't usually write (a new) blog post for smaller intermediary updates which are mainly for bug fixes. However, on this occassion we have decided to release a supporting post as version 2.55 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider includes a small feature update alongside a number of bug fixes,...

I am pleased to announce a small update of the Screaming Frog SEO spider to version 2.50, codenamed internally as 'bite'. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. This is just a small update, with a couple of new features and bug fixes listed below. Our...

Ah, social media and SEO. Some will tell you they go together like Batman and Robin, and others will tell you they go together like exact match anchor text and a Penguin update! There’s been a lot of confusion about whether the two go hand in hand in recent years,...

The exam board OCR recently announced it was dropping long-standing American texts such as Of Mice and Men and The Crucible from the English Literature GCSE syllabus, with education secretary Michael Gove to blame. As someone with three younger siblings not yet through high school (not to mention an English...

15 May, 2014 by screamingfrog

An Update On Pixel Width In Google SERP Snippets

Some of you may have read our previous post about the changes in Google's display of search results and our own analysis of how Google truncates SERP snippets based on characters' pixel width. In our post we explained - Google now use 18px Arial for the title element, previously it...

I am excited to announce version 2.40 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider, codenamed internally as 'Duck Cam'. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. Let's get straight to it, the updated version includes the following new features - 1) SERP Snippets Now Editable First of...

30 April, 2014 by Joe Trimby

Brighton SEO 2014 – The Frog’s Perspective

Brighton is a seaside town that I have always associated with Brighton Rock, both the confectionery and the Graham Greene novel whose title was inspired by the classic British sweet. However, from now on when I think of Brighton there will be a different association that is conjured up in...

17 April, 2014 by Mark Porter

Using Reddit to Build an Army of Niche Writers

Everybody wants ground breaking content these days, whether it’s for your own site or for posting elsewhere (yes, dirty guest posting), but few are willing to put their money where their mouth is. No, I'm not talking about choosing ‘5 Star Quality’ on Textbroker; believe it or not you might...

31 March, 2014 by Patrick Langridge

SEO Lookalikes

Tomorrow is April Fools' Day so we thought we'd have a bit of fun on the SF blog, and post a bunch of SEO lookalikes for you to enjoy! Rand Fishkin and Matthew Broderick Matt Cutts and Rick Moranis Danny Sullivan and Sean Hayes Barry Schwartz and that guy from...

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