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Google image SEO & Amazon (AWS) S3 – A case study for resolving missing images

December 5, 2018

What was the challenge? Earlier this year, whilst using Search Console to conduct a Fetch & Render on a client site, I noticed a high number of images that were being returned as ‘temporarily unreachable’. This seemed a little strange, so I rendered a few more pages and found the same issue on them too. […]

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 […]

The August 1st 2018 core Google update and a story of recovery

October 7, 2018

On August the 1st Google launched a broad core algorithmic update nicknamed the ‘Medic Update’.   Whilst there’s been a lot of opinion about what the August 1st update might have been related to, very few have written about recovery and the correlation of recovery. We believe this approach, can better help with understanding causation […]

BrightonSEO – Command Line (Terminal) Hacks for SEO Cheat Sheet

May 4, 2018

On Friday 27th April 2018, I spoke at one of the UK’s largest SEO events –  BrightonSEO, kicking off the day as part of an awesome Technical SEO Session with Emily Mace from Oban Digital (who talked about utilising Hreflang) and Tom Anthony from Distilled (who covered HTTP/2) also speaking. This was the first time […]

A Comparison of Cloud Services for Screaming Frog & other Website Crawling Software

March 10, 2018

Here at Blue Array we crawl a large number of websites which vary massively in size; typically they can be anything from 100 to 1 million+ pages. For smaller websites we use a couple of different crawlers; Screaming Frog and Sitebulb. However, when we need to crawl really really big websites (i.e. with millions of […]

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 […]

How to remove duplicates from Google Sheets using Mac OS’s terminal

November 2, 2017

How to remove duplicates from Google Sheets using Mac OS’s terminal. We have recently come across a few issues while using Google Sheets & Excel to process large amounts of keyword data; namely to combine and deduplicate competitor data when doing a keyword gap analysis. Doing this sort of process within Google Sheets can take […]

Are Google giving conflicting information about hreflang?

October 30, 2017

A recent tweet by Google Webmasters, picked up by the ever-vigilant Barry Schwartz in a Search Engine Roundtable article, suggested that the hreflang attribute should not be implemented when the pages only include minor regional changes. In this instance – differences in the currency used across multiple English language speaking pages.   However, on Google’s […]

Changing careers from SEO to Developer

October 23, 2017

Caroline Wilson has had a stratospheric career to date. From SEO executive at Zoopla the £1bn IPO unicorn where she transitioned to Search Manager and then Performance Marketing Manager, she then went to Movebubble as their CMO and Bizzby as their Head of Digital Growth.   Not entirely satisfied with the world of marketing Caroline […]

Flexible Sampling from Google has replaced First Click Free

October 8, 2017

Google have removed First Click Free (FCF) as a requirement for walled content in News and Search citing that publishers know what strategy works for them. Google now actively encouraging publishers to experiment with different free sampling schemes, as long as they stay within the updated webmaster guidelines. We reached out to Google representatives to […]