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Ahrefs are developing a new ‘profit sharing’ search engine to rival Google

Ahrefs are developing a new ‘profit sharing’ search engine to rival Google Ahrefs search engine

Popular SEO tool Ahrefs has announced that they want to take on Google directly by building their own search engine. Ahrefs founder and CEO Dmitry Gerasimenko revealed the news in a huge Twitter thread, in which he criticised Google and other major online companies for not doing enough to help content creators and to address […]

Google confirms huge algorithm update rolling out from 12 March – dubbed ‘Florida 2.0’

Google confirms huge algorithm update rolling out from 12 March – dubbed ‘Florida 2.0’ Google search

Google has confirmed it implemented a broad core update to its ranking algorithm this week, which has got the SEO industry in a bit of a spin. After reports of a Google update in SEO forums and blogs earlier in the week, Google confirmed on Twitter that they had begun to roll out a ‘broad […]

A complete round-up of the best BrightonSEO round-ups

A complete round-up of the best BrightonSEO round-ups Brighton SEO speaker on stage

If you missed Brighton SEO last week (Friday 28 September), or if you were there and want a handy list of all the most useful presentations, then you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve put all the best Brighton SEO round-ups in one place, and we’ll be updating this list as more and more […]

Screaming Frog announces SEO Spider 10.0 update

Screaming Frog announces SEO Spider 10.0 update Screaming Frog new version 10.0 screenshot

The popular crawling tool has been updated, and now boasts a host of new features including scheduled crawls, XML Sitemap crawl integration and Internal Link Score. The Screaming Frog SEO Spider – one of the most popular technical SEO tools around – has updated to version 10.0, and introduced a range of new features. See […]

Google could view charity ‘sponsor’ links as spam if you do it ‘systematically’

Google could view charity ‘sponsor’ links as spam if you do it ‘systematically’ Screenshot of John Mueller in a Google Webmaster Hangout

Google’s John Mueller responded to a question during a webmaster hangout and revealed that links from sponsoring charities could lead to penalisation. Sponsoring charities in return for relevant and authoritative ‘follow’ links has long been a tactic employed by SEOs, but it’s a strategy that could lead to penalties from Google if the practice is […]

Google’s new Search Console is out of Beta

Google’s new Search Console is out of Beta Screenshot of Google Search Console home screen

After a year of testing, the replacement to Webmaster Tools has now graduated out of beta and now features a new Manual Actions report and a ‘Live Test’ feature to the URL Inspection tool. Google has announced that their Search Console tool is now out of beta – after more than a year of testing […]

How to recover from the Google Medic update – and how to prepare for any future E-A-T based algorithm updates

How to recover from the Google Medic update – and how to prepare for any future E-A-T based algorithm updates

Google released a major update on 1 August 2018, which caused major fluctuations in search rankings. Although Google called the update a ‘broad core algorithm update’ (which means it affects all search results), SEOs quickly noticed that sites in the health/medical/well-being sector were hit the most – which led to Barry Schwartz quickly coining the term […]

What link data should you use when disavowing links?

What link data should you use when disavowing links? seo link building

With so many different sources of link data out there, how do we know what data to use to create the most comprehensive and effective disavow list? Whether you have suffered a link-based penalty, or if you have noticed a lot of ‘dodgy’ links in your link profile, submitting a link disavow file to Google […]