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SEO Metric Ranking Correlation Study

When we first started link building we'd talk about raw number of links. Most would like to think that those days are gone and that, since Penguin, quality matters more than quantity. As a result, many have moved to talking about number of links above a certain metric - typically Domain Authority... More

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Comparing Screaming Frog Crawl Files

Handing over technical recommendations often comes with some trepidation; how long might it take for them to be implemented, will they be implemented at all and, if so, will they be implemented correctly? That's why understanding how development cycles occur, how items are prioritised and who you... More

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How to Crawl An Entire Industry Faster Than Most Crawl A Single Site

We've previously talked about running Screaming Frog's Crawler on Google's Compute Cloud. Now, I want to share how we took this to the next level - how you can use this to automatically crawl as many websites as you want simultaneously. Running Screaming Frog In the Cloud As a quick reminder, the... More

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Fixing Google’s Keyword Search Volume Aggregation

If you ask Google Keyword Planner the search volume for 'cheap windows laptop' in the US, it'll tell you that it's 100-1k - thanks for the help Google! If, instead, you turn to the tools providers you'll get answers somewhere in the range of 1.5k (Searchmetrics) to 2.9k (SEOMonitor). Yet, what... More

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Running Screaming Frog on Google’s Own Servers

Screaming Frog is the industry standard SEO crawler, but it can slow down your computer and monopolise your internet connection. By running it, instead, on Google's Compute Cloud it can run significantly faster and you're free to get on with other jobs whilst it runs. Moreover, if you can run one... More

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The rarest coins since 2008!

Dig into your pockets ladies and gents, because the loose change jingling around in there could be worth a mighty mint! To be clear, we’re not just talking 100-year old coins here, it could be coins from the last ten years that could make you that little bit richer. Here’s a breakdown of the... More

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How We Got Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn, To Comment on Our Campaign

When James Gunn, Director of Guardians of the Galaxy, spent two hours on Twitter discussing one of our recent creative pieces, we knew it had gone viral. Following the success of Directors Cut, we’d like to share a bit about how we got there. Made for our client, Gocompare.com, the piece... More

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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