Crawl Budget Optimisation

What is Crawl Budget?   Crawl Budget is the number of pages search engines allocate to crawl different websites.   The number of pages Google crawls depends on the authority of your site.  In an interview with Eric Enge, when asked about Crawl Budget Matt Cutts said: “… the number of pages that we crawl is roughly proportional to […]


Log File Analysis

What is a Log File? A Log File contains the records of hits from different user agents that the server receives.  The data in the log file contains data such as the time the hit or request to the server was made, the IP address, the URL requested and the user-agent used. Why is Log file […]


Google Q&A+ #March

Google Q&A Chat hosted by Andrey Lipattsev, Search Quality Senior Strategist at Google (Ireland) with guests: Ammon Johns Bill Slawski Eric Enge Rand Fishkin This is an interesting Google Q&A Webinar, with lots of valuable insights including the shocking revelation that content and links are the top two ranking factors  ……Who would have guessed!   The Q&A also […] – Robots.txt – Drama

 ….ROBOTS.TXT?!   Image Via Louis Theroux is definitely one of my favourite broadcasters.  His documentaries are very good at providing insight into the lives of people on the fringes of society, outside of so called ‘normal life’ .  Coincidentally as well, Louis Theroux used to live in Harlesden, which is where i live at the […]

Hacked Site Watch #1

So looks like someone has hacked a few innocent sites, and guess what, it’s in the [viagra] niche! I did a quick search for [cheap viagra] and discovered what looks like one of many clearly hacked sites.   Looking a bit closer, we can see on the new links tab where the attack started around the […]

The Top 10 Disavow Fails

  Although there are a lot of really good SEOs out there, sometimes people can disavow stuff that can really damage their site.  This is a list of some of the most outrageous disavows, taken from disdit’s data.   10. Search Engine Land 9. Wikipedia 8. The Guardian 7. 6. 5. 4. […]