DeepCrawl rebrands as Lumar and transitions into ‘website intelligence’ platform

DeepCrawl rebrands as Lumar and transitions into ‘website intelligence’ platform DeepCrawl rebrands as Lumar

DeepCrawl, the popular crawling and technical SEO tool, has rebranded as Lumar. As well as the new name and brand design, DeepCrawl has transitioned from an industry leading technical SEO tool to a multi-featured ‘website intelligence platform’ – Lumar.io. The updated brand identity comes with an expanded vision for the future of Lumar’s website intelligence […]

Bluehost launches new WooCommerce solution to make it easier to build ecommerce websites on WordPress

Bluehost launches new WooCommerce solution to make it easier to build ecommerce websites on WordPress Ecommerce website shown on laptop

Bluehost – the popular WordPress hosting provider – has unveiled a set of new ecommerce solutions to help simplify the process of launching an online store. The new Bluehost Online Store combines the functionality of WordPress, WooCommerce and YITH plugins to give small businesses a simple ‘point and click’ solution to building functional ecommerce websites. […]

Keywords Everywhere browser add-on to become a paid tool in October

Keywords Everywhere browser add-on to become a paid tool in October keywords everywhere tool screenshot

The popular keyword research browser extension has announced it will become a paid tool from 1 October 2019, after being free to use for the past four years. Keywords Everywhere – the Chrome and Firefox extension that automatically surfaces keyword data on browsers – has announced that they will move from a free to a […]

Google Search Console Performance Report now shows fresh data

Google Search Console Performance Report now shows fresh data google search console fresh data

Google has today announced it is updating the Search Console Performance Report to show data as recent as less than a day old. Although Google’s Search Console tool is popular amongst SEO’s and webmasters, a common complaint has been the lack of real-time, usable data. It’s all very good seeing what search queries are driving […]

Organic search drives 53% of all site traffic, according to new study

Organic search drives 53% of all site traffic, according to new study website traffic pie chart

A new study by BrightEdge has found that organic search delivers an average of 53.3% of all traffic to websites, far more than any other channel. Despite the recent changes to Google’s search results page that seemed to give more prominence to paid ads, and the rise of “zero-click results”, a new study from SEO […]

Google to treat “nofollow” links as a ‘hint’, and announces new link attributes “sponsored” and “ugc”

Google to treat “nofollow” links as a ‘hint’, and announces new link attributes “sponsored” and “ugc” Google search

In an overhaul of the “NoFollow” link attribute system, Google has announced it will now treat it as a ‘hint’ rather than an instruction to ignore the link. For as long as most people working in SEO can remember, adding rel=”nofollow” to an outbound link on your site was an instruction to Google to ignore […]

Google announces June 2019 Core Update – rolling out now

Google announces June 2019 Core Update – rolling out now google

In an unusual move, Google has pre-announced a broad core update to its ranking algorithm which is rolling out this week. Previous ‘broad core’ updates have only been confirmed by Google after they were rolled out, such as in March and April this year. However, Google opted for a change with this new update – […]

Mailchimp announces expansion into “all-in-one marketing platform”

Mailchimp announces expansion into “all-in-one marketing platform” New Mailchimp marketing platform

After making its name as one of the most popular email marketing platforms, Mailchimp has announced it is expanding its service into an all-in-one marketing platform. The new Mailchimp CRM platform offers a suite of integrated marketing tools to better organise, segment and understand your audience, along with new powerful analytics and insights to better […]

The best structured data WordPress plugins – 2019

The best structured data WordPress plugins – 2019 schema

We all know that adding structured data to our websites using Schema mark-up is a good idea. It helps search engines better understand our content and can result in prominent ‘rich snippets’ appearing in search engine results pages. However, the process of implementing structured data across a website can be a confusing and complicated business. […]

Is Google about to start charging for Google My Business listings?

Is Google about to start charging for Google My Business listings? Google My Business listing

Surveys sent out by Google to some local businesses have raised concerns that the search giant is preparing to charge for Google My Business listing features. Google has been sending out surveys over the past week or so to local businesses, asking them how much they would be prepared to pay for Google My Business […]