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Is Direct Traffic a Ranking Factor?

Yesterday, SEMrush released an updated version of their June 2017 ranking factors report, again placing Direct Traffic right at the top of the list – stating that its the...

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Most SEO Studies are Basically Pointless

For some years now, the industry has had an unspoken problem with most SEO studies published. Sure, they pretty much always reveal the same factors (as long as the...

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Scraping Google to Build Massive Datasets

Scraping Google for keyword rankings is a tricky business, they don’t want you to do it, and have gone as far as calling applications that do it “Black Hat”....

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Sorry: Negative SEO Does Exist

UPDATE: Please check the end of this post for some final notes, following communications with Google. Rand Fishkin published a post yesterday saying: “webmasters are forced to police their...

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Speed up WordPress: Peadig Framework

If you’ve visited the blog before you will probably notice a few key differences today. It looks pretty similar to the old design, and while its still a work...

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We can’t stop Spam, we CAN save Polar Bears

I am bothered by comment spam as much as the next person, but in the pursuit of science (honest) I  also like playing about with the latest spamming tools....

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