Luke Glassford

Luke Glassford is an SEO expert with over 15 years’ experience. During his time working in SEO, Luke has set-up an SEO agency, worked as an in-house SEO for a major national company and managed his own successful SEO consultancy - using a lot of different SEO tools along the way!

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 […]

Google Search Console adds Links and Mobile Usability reports

Google Search Console adds Links and Mobile Usability reports Search Console data

The beta version of the new Search Console tool has had new features imported from the old Webmaster Tools. The new features added to Search Console this week include the Links Report and Mobile Usability Report. The Links Report is now a combined internal and external links report, rather than the separate reports formerly used […]

Google confirms another ‘broad core’ algorithm update was released on April 16th

Google confirms another ‘broad core’ algorithm update was released on April 16th Google search

Update follows on from a similar ‘broad core’ algorithm update in March, and was again related to ‘content relevance’. Google has confirmed that they rolled out another broad core algorithm update last week, following on from a similar update they implemented in March. After the usual rumour and speculation in the SEO industry that an […]

Majestic launch an increased Fresh Index with more data

Majestic launch an increased Fresh Index with more data

One of the most popular link analysis tools around has upped their game even more with a larger Fresh Index. After announcing their largest ever Historic Index of links last month, Majestic have now released their new, improved and larger Fresh Index dataset. They have increased the Fresh Index to include the last 120 days […]

New Chrome extension automatically scrapes ‘People also search for’ keywords from Google search results

New Chrome extension automatically scrapes ‘People also search for’ keywords from Google search results suggested keywords for travel insurance

One of the first steps when undertaking keyword research is to check the ‘People also search for’ keywords Google provides in search results, to start getting an idea on other keyword variations on whatever topic you are researching. For example, if you are working in the travel insurance space in the UK you will find […]

Google adds new visual updates to Search Console reports

Google adds new visual updates to Search Console reports Search Console data

 Google continues to work on the new Search Console, and has added new visual updates to add more context to the data.  Google has implemented several new visual updates to the Search Console reports, which aim to offer more context to the data in the reports. The updates include: Annotation cards: If you hover over […]

Google to prioritise new stories in search results for paying subscribers of the publisher

Google to prioritise new stories in search results for paying subscribers of the publisher news

 Move comes after publishers request more tools from Google to help them reach readers who already subscribe.  Searchers on Google who subscribe to newspapers and other publishers will soon see articles from those publications ranking higher in search results, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The move is reportedly part of Google’s efforts to […]

Google confirms recent update to core search ranking algorithm

Google confirms recent update to core search ranking algorithm Google search

 Google has confirmed recent industry rumours of a ranking update – but says there’s nothing in particular webmasters can do if their rankings dropped.  It seems that not a week goes by without SEO forums and bloggers speculating about a new Google ranking update, but last week they were actually correct. Google has confirmed that […]

Google is developing web standards to allow non-AMP content to load instantly

Google is developing web standards to allow non-AMP content to load instantly Google mobile search

 Google plans to take what it has learned from the AMP initiative to develop new web standards to allow non-AMP content to load instantly.  Google announced yesterday that it plans to roll out new web standards based on AMP that will enable non-AMP content to load instantly on the mobile web. The announcement came from […]