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Category: Site Performance

Google Search Console to begin auto-consolidating canonicalised searches

February 8, 2019

Google recently announced on their Webmaster Central blog that from April 10th, they will be changing how website traffic on canonical URLs is shown within Search Console. Google will soon assign search metrics to the Google-selected canonical URL, rather than the URL referred to by Google Search. They began pre-populating this data from January 2018, […]

“Unnatural links from your site” – Google Manual Action Recovery [Advice & Case Study]

January 17, 2019

We recently had a client recover from a manual action placed by Google (sometimes also called a ‘manual penalty’) for “unnatural links from your site”. This is one of the many manual actions a website can receive for infringing Google’s webmaster quality guidelines. Google’s documentation states that this manual action occurs when “Google has detected […]

What are the key SEO considerations when conducting a domain migration or website relaunch?

January 10, 2019

  In this blog post I’ll highlight the SEO critical considerations when undergoing a major domain migration or website relaunch. What’s the difference between a website relaunch and a domain migration? Website relaunches often involve the look and feel of the site changing, perhaps to make improvements to design and/or user experience. This may result […]

Freshness as a ranking signal for Google – A case study

January 8, 2019

In this article I discuss whether a freshness factor in terms of links pointing to a domain would be a good way of Google assessing how useful as a resource a URL is to a query. To give an theoretical example, if between 2008 and 2009 URL ‘A’ (related to ‘photo gifts’) received 10 really […]

SEO case study: How did FinTech brand, Fluidly, grow their organic traffic by 1000%

January 3, 2019

We catch up with Caroline Plumb, founder of Fluidly, to discuss how they grew their organic traffic by over 1,000% in 2018. One of the great things about working at Blue Array is the breadth of clients we look after – from small startups to household names, there’s such a variety of SEO projects and […]

Google’s New Pagespeed Insights – Is It Any Good?

November 29, 2018

Since Google announced that pagespeed is a minor ranking factor, webmasters have been striving to make their pages faster and faster in a bid to serve users as quickly as possible. In addition to this, the recent rollout of Google’s Mobile First Index also places a focus on the experience of browsing websites on mobile […]

Do ads on a web page affect SEO?

February 22, 2018

How Too Many Ads Can Negatively Impact Your SEO Landing Pages – A Case Study TL:DR – Can ads impact SEO performance?  Yes they can negatively affect SEO – read the rest of the article to find out how. Last year we were asked by a new client to cast our eye over some of […]

How to Make Sense of the New PageSpeed Insights

January 20, 2018

Google Update PageSpeed Insights – A Review of the New Features Google announced speed as a ranking factor, albeit a minor one, almost a decade ago and it’s therefore critical for publishers to understand what Google’s view of speed looks like. We’ve therefore taken a great interest when Google recently announced an updated  PageSpeed Insights Tool – […]

5 Essential SEO Tools you need to know for 2018

January 18, 2018

5 Essential SEO Tools I’ll Be Using in 2018 When it comes to finding the right search engine optimisation (SEO) tools for the job we’re fortunately spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking solely for free tools or you have some budget to spend on a tool offering premium features, there are tools to serve even the […]

Will Facebook if not Google make you prioritise site performance?

August 4, 2017

Standing atop the podium Recently, the fastest humans on the planet descended upon London for the World Athletics Championships, with the quickest getting to stand at the top of the podium and collect their gold winner’s medal. At the Championships, the ranking for speed was clear. Interestingly, the same will soon be happening within Facebook […]