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19 04, 2019

The NEW Way to Block Mobile Apps from Google Ad Display Campaigns

2019-05-14T10:05:08-04:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , , |

You know what grinds my gears? The fact that Google Ads device and platform bidding keeps changing which has caused a number of accounts to "waste" money on display. Particularly, the process for blocking mobile apps from display campaigns changes, and then your account is running on apps again (when you previously blocked them using [...]

17 04, 2019

Time to Stop Paying for Google Ads Location Extensions

2019-04-18T14:59:33-04:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Today's post is a bit of rant. When you're done reading, I think you'll agree that Google Ads location extensions should be completely reconsidered for almost all verticals. That's right, we generally think that advertising on Google Ads is, from a data standpoint, one of the best marketing spends out there. However, we're fed up [...]

15 02, 2019

Tutorial – Validating AMP Pages Using Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T14:59:45-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Implement AMP (Asynchronous Messaging Protocol) on your website or blog is a great way to boost organic traffic on your website. By providing your content using this protocol to Google, you'll likely become more competitive in search queries where few others have provided the same. One of the best ways to validate your AMP content [...]

20 09, 2018

How Do I Add Someone to Manage a Google My Business Listing?

2019-04-18T14:56:14-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

As of late September 2018 (when I'm writing this post), the information that appears first in a Google search for the phrase "how to share access to google my business" shows an article from Google that is completely out of date and doesn't match up to the current Google My Business dashboard. Many times, businesses [...]

17 10, 2017

Solved! Upgrade Adwords URLs to HTTPS in Bulk

2019-05-02T08:53:28-04:00By |Categories: Paid Search, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: , |

Google is pushing for HTTPS pretty hard now. After much encouragement (and several warnings), webmasters are taking heed and implementing SSL certificates to avoid SEO penalties and Chrome (and eventually other browser) warnings. So let's say you have a client with 1,000s of ads, all of which point to the old HTTP (non-secure) version of [...]

9 08, 2017

What is Screaming Frog?

2019-05-02T08:57:12-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

What is Screaming Frog? A powerful, easy-to-use piece of software which can crawl websites, gather data, and organize it useful ways. Screaming Frog helps us: Find website programming errors (404s, server errors, protocols) Find website issues which affect SEO (redirects, canonicals, duplicate content) Quickly review SEO-related elements (title tags, meta descriptions, heading usage) [...]

8 08, 2017

Screaming Frog Navigation

2019-04-18T15:00:13-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Overview The Screaming Frog interface consists of a few main navigation bars. Main Navigation The Main Navigation bar is typical of any software and contains options to save files, configure Screaming Frog, export information, view pre-canned reports, and more. File: Save projects, retrieve recent projects Configuration: Contains all the configuration settings for the [...]

7 08, 2017

Report Anatomy – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:14-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Overview There are a few different parts of the Screaming Frog interface which it's important to understand. Report Data and Columns Front and center is the report data itself. In this section, you see report-specific data is a tabular format. Drill-Downs By highlighting any file in the data section, you'll notice that the Detail [...]

6 08, 2017

Internal Report – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:15-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

OverviewIn this lesson, we'll cover the Internal report tab which contains all information from other tabs with the exception of the 'external' tab. Think of this tab as being the overview of information. We get a nice overview of files crawled form this report, but it's a bit of information overload so other more-detailed reports will prove to [...]

5 08, 2017

External Report – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:16-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Overview In this lesson, we'll cover the External report tab which contains all information regarding external files which are referenced or linked to from your website. With this data view, we can evaluate the usage of and links to external content which has a number of practical uses. On the External tab, we can quickly get basic page metrics and [...]

4 08, 2017

Protocol Report – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:17-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

OverviewNow, we'll cover the Protocol report tab which helps us quickly identify which pages (internal and external) are secure and which are not (https vs http). This particular tab is not always useful unless your website has a need for https and you want to review which pages are showing which protocol. On this [...]

3 08, 2017

Response Codes – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:17-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Overview In this lesson, we'll cover the Response Codes tab in Screaming Frog. We believe that this is one of the most useful areas. Here, we can quickly identify problem areas on our website in an efficient way. On the Response Codes tab, we can filter based on a few different response codes. Blocked by Robots.txt: Tells [...]

2 08, 2017

Page Elements – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:18-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Now, we're going to review a few different Screaming Frog tabs which break down specific elements for easy review. In this topic, we'll look at the following Screaming Frog tabs: Page Titles: View which focuses on showing Title Tag information Meta Description: View which focuses on showing meta description information H1 and H2: View [...]

1 08, 2017

Images Analysis – Screaming Frog

2019-04-18T15:00:19-04:00By |Categories: Organic SEO, Screaming Frog, Search Engine Marketing|Tags: |

Overview In this lesson, we'll cover the Images report in Screaming Frog. The Images report helps us aggregate useful information about images on our website which may affect website performance, SEO, and more. At a glance, the data in this report contains information on the image size, type of image, number of references found, etc. Highlighting any [...]