One and a half years ago On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, this website was massively penalised by Penguin 1.0. A Google algorithm we now know targets poor-quality backlinks. I had a job to do. Cleaning Up Just over six months later, I wrote a blog post documenting all the things I had done to get out of […]
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A Backlink Checker & Link Analysis Tool Rating: (5/5 Ticks) by Tony McCreath I recently came across the CognitiveSEO Tools via a question someone posted on Google+. As I work on my own Backlink Analysis Tool and have been hit by Penguin, I thought it would be worth doing their 2-week trial. The Trial Two weeks is not long when you have
Search Result EmulatorWhy not check out my SERP Emulator and find out what your titles and descriptions will look like? Let’s have a look… Update: In May 2016, Google changed the length from 512 pixels to 600. I analysed 786,031 search result titles that I had hanging around to find out how much of a page title
9 Respected SEOs brainstorm eCommerce link-building ideas The other day I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a hangout run by Dejan Marketing called Mindmapping Meaningful Link Opportunities. I ended up being even luckier when they decided to use one of my client’s websites as the focus of the Hangout. Finding great link-building ideas
and my road to Recovery…Hopefully On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, this website suffered a significant drop in Google-sourced traffic. The new algorithm they introduced was quickly given the name Penguin and started a mass of speculation amongst SEOs. Here I chronicle my actions to try and get myself out of the Penguin Prison. I didn’t panic. Luckily
A question on Quora entitled “What happens if I put someone else’s Google Analytics code on my website?” triggered a train of thought and investigation that made me discover things about how Google Analytics treats its Hostname Dimension and, because of that, how you can discover which other domains are using your Google Analytics tracking code. Is it possible?