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...

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...

When I entered the world of SEO a mere 6 months ago with little prior knowledge of the industry, I found it overwhelming to say the least. I spent my evenings after work voraciously reading my way through SEO related RSS feeds, trying to soak it all in and convincing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I have had a couple of cases (and queries) involving secure pages (https://) and duplicate content recently, so thought it would be a useful area to discuss. Hypertext transfer protocol secure (https) pages are often used for payment transactions, logins and shopping baskets to provide an encrypted and secure connection....