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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...

As outlined in our 2.30 release notes, the Screaming Frog SEO spider now calculates the pixel width of page titles and meta descriptions and has a SERP snippet emulator in the lower window tab. Pixel width makes total sense for the search engines to use for their SERPs, but does...

20 March, 2014 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.30

I am really pleased to announce version 2.30 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider code-named 'Weckl'. This update includes new features that provide greater control of crawls, as well as how the data is analysed. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. We still have lots...

17 March, 2014 by screamingfrog

Negative SEO - Should You Monitor Your Backlinks?

Historically links were often either counted or ignored by Google in their scoring. However, as their algorithms evolved over the past 5 years and more recently with the introduction of Penguin in April 2012 and increase in manual actions, links can certainly hurt your organic visibility. These changes heightened fear...

When Google first openly discussed that they would be moving their Google shopping section (AKA Froogle if you remember back that far) under the AdWords umbrella there were concerns. I think though, most will agree that Product Listing Ads (PLAs) have been a massive success with the costs involved being...

11 February, 2014 by Patrick Langridge

What Should You Do If You Receive a Google Brand Penalty?

Google have been handing out penalties and manual actions to websites for some time now, but lately we’ve seen an increasing number of cases of brands being nailed and getting wiped from the SERPs for even branded search terms. There have been some big brands in both the UK and...

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...

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