The best sources of free data for content marketing and link building campaigns

The best sources of free data for content marketing and link building campaigns free data sets

Producing content that presents data in unique and clever ways is almost guaranteed to earn you links. To get started though, you need to know where to find that data. If you’re unable to generate interesting and significant data in-house, then your other option is to go hunting for relevant data that is already in […]

How to use Majestic to create a link disavow file

How to use Majestic to create a link disavow file majestic-disavow

Whether it’s due to questionable link building practices in the past, a potential ‘negative SEO’ attack or a spot of SEO spring cleaning – creating and uploading disavow files is a chore most SEO’s have to do every now and then. As is common with the SEO industry, it doesn’t take long for new tools […]

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 […]

Moz to update Domain Authority metric

Moz to update Domain Authority metric Moz new Domain Authority

The popular SEO toolset Moz has announced that they will update and upgrade their Domain Authority metric. Domain Authority is a score given by Moz for a given domain that takes into account how valuable and ‘authoritative’ it is, and how well it might rank on search engine results pages. The problem with this metric […]

Best URL shortener tools (2019 update)

Best URL shortener tools (2019 update) URL search bar

You don’t want to share long, ugly links across social media – especially URLs that contain a lot of tracking code – so you need a good link shortening tool to help your shared URLs look clean and professional. The best URL shorteners also come with a lot of useful added features – particularly extra […]

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

Post updated: 3 October 2018 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 […]

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 […]