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How many sites meet Google's Core Web Vitals requirements?

Google has a long history of focus on web page loading speed. Indeed, PageSpeed Insights, a tool most SEOs will be familiar with, is over a decade old. Speed is important to Google because it's important to users. It's frequently at the top of charts related to aspects of the web experience that matter to people the most (and slow sites are often users' biggest bugbear).

Google Analytics, Cookies and GDPR: Action may be required!

Please note that we are not able to advise on the legal implications of GDPR, none of our suggestions below constitute legal advice and we suggest you should seek legal advice before making any changes.

You may have seen recent communications from Google regarding data retention in Google Analytics. If you log-in to your account, you may see a message like the below:

How to Block Google Analytics Referrer Spam

Referrer spam in Google Analytics (and other systems) is a growing problem, distorting genuine traffic numbers and making extracting useful data all the more difficult. Fortunately, it's easy to fix.

Google Docs SEO Scraper Spreadsheets

We've produced a number of Google Docs spreadsheets that we share with the SEO community, intended to save time and offer useful functions to collect data about search engine rankings.

Bulk check results count

Bulk check top 10 rankings with Google Docs

Continuing our series of Google Docs SEO scrapers, this latest entry will show you how to bulk check the top 10 Google rankings for a list of keywords using Google Docs.

In a hurry? Grab your spreadsheet from the link below:

Use File >> Make a copy for your own version to work with.

Scrape top 100 search results with Google Docs

Our Google Docs spreadsheet to bulk check numbers of Google results has proven to be one of our most popular free tools. So, we're going to share more of our custom Google spreadsheets to allow you to perform additional functions.

Today, we'll show you how to scrape the title and URL of the top 100 Google results for any search query. Results will look like this:

Briefing: Google Mobile Algorithm, April 2015

Download this briefing as a PDF


Google will be introducing a significant modification to their mobile search result rankings on or around April 21st 2015.

How to access Google's Adwords Keyword Planner Tool

Google's Keyword Planner tool is one of the most comprehensive sources of keyword data available. While there are a few caveats, everyone involved with websites or online marketing are likely to find valuable data in Google's tool. And best of all, it's free!

1. Get a Google Account

The simplest method is to visit and follow the steps provided to make an account. If you already have a Gmail address or Google Account, skip this step.

An indexing experiment

Why are you reading this? And how did you get here? All are reasonable questions, as is the following:

  • Which mechanism is quickest for trigger a crawl to a recently-registered domain?

The only way to answer that question, of course, is to try different methods and see which one emerges as the victor. And that's what this post is.

Also note: are there separate dates for first discovery and for evaluation? Does this post include a time machine?

Introducing getWaiter!

Here at SEO[Thing] we're always interested in technological innovation, so we're proud to be associated with the launch of an innovative new system designed to help restaurants (and others in the hospitality industry) improve customer service via the use of mobile.

Get Waiter combines a mobile app which you, as a customer, can use in a restaurant or bar with a web-based system for merchants. The way it works is:




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