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Get more link & ranking data from Google Search Console

Google Search Console is one of the very few places you can get free link and ranking data. Even when compared to paid sources it often has better link data and reports on more long tail keyword data because it's the only provider that has direct access to Google's data. Link & Ranking Data... More



Back in July, Verve Founder and CEO, Lisa Myers spoke at the Learn Inbound Conference in Dublin, Ireland with Ben Norman (Koozai) and Stacey MacNaught (Tecmark). You can read her full review of the event here. If you weren't able to attend the conference, or if you did and you'd like a recap,... More


New Google Logo: With change comes great responsibility

This week Google revealed a new logo after 16 years of not too much change to their visual ID – aside from the gradual reduction of a ‘drop shadow’ and a slightly tighter font - it’s no surprise that everyone has something to say about the new, bold, simplified design. Whenever a big... More


Everything really IS awesome!

Do you ever have one of those days where you go online and everything just seems so downbeat? It can be a faceless world where anyone and everyone can broadcast their opinion, whether it’s positive or negative, without any concern for the impact their words have on others. To be quite frank,... More


How to make a simple web crawler in GO

Writing web crawlers is one of the most interesting parts of my job. The reason I love it so much is because it is both simple and complex. Simple because the basic idea is as easy as following these four steps: Send a GET request to the URL Extract the content from the response. Extract... More


7 Ways to Improve your UX by using SEO principles

Low quality UX will lead to poor SEO, and vice versa. Experts tend to raise the question whether one should optimize their website for users or for Google. This question is invalid because those two factors are interlinked to one another. Google asks SEO experts in its Webmaster Guidelines to make... More


Partial Match Manual Penalty For Unnatural Links

What is a partial match manual penalty? A partial match penalty is a manual action taken by Google against your website. The result of this action can be in the form of not performing as well in search results as before or not even showing up at all. Google believes that your website is in... More


Page speed as a ranking factor

There are incredible things which happen every second; about 11,500 Google searches take place, 11,500 Facebook statuses get updated and 2.8 million emails are sent. That's every second. But people browsing the internet do not have seconds to spare when they're wired onto the World Wide Web. In... More


SES London 2014 – The Best 30 Minute Presentation From Any SEO Conference Ever

People tend to fall in one of two categories when dealing with search engine marketing conferences: love or hate. I tend to be in the latter group. They are often too fluffy, too general, too long, and too big league for me. I can see where they fit into the industry; I understand that a small... More


Goodbye Dear Google Keyword Tool – Welcome Google Keyword Planner

The time has officially come for the good old Google Keyword tool, which was used by SEO professionals and PPC Ninjas. You can say that the reception of the community has been mixed. But Peter’s tweet just spoke out of my soul: ‘The new Keyword Tool is like a new step-parent, that is... More