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  • How to Find Google Indexation Gaps in Your Sitemap

    Sitemap Indexation Gaps
    Posted on: May 26th, 2016 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    URL Profiler has a Google Index Checker feature, which allows you to check if any URL is indexed by Google. This means that you can literally take your sitemap, dump it into URL Profiler, and confirm if all your pages are properly indexed. Pretty sweet, right? Not always. If you have a site with a […]

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  • Using Proxies with URL Profiler

    Using Proxies with URL Profiler
    Posted on: May 18th, 2016 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    If you’re thinking about using proxies with URL Profiler, it is most likely you are trying to check Google Indexation or Duplicate Content. And with good reason, too, since these tasks require the software to scrape Google’s results pages. Google’s Attitude Towards Scraping In short, Google hate people scraping their search results. This has been the […]

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  • How to Create and Submit a Disavow File

    Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, SEO

    A disavow file allows a website owner to communicate with Google to tell them which of their incoming backlinks they don’t wish to be counted. It is effectively a message to Google to say ‘please ignore these links’. Before you get to the stage of creating a disavow file, you will first need to classify […]

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  • Building Competitor SEO Profiles

    Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, SEO

    When I worked agency-side, one of the first things we’d do for every new client was build a profile of all their main competitors across their top target keywords. This kind of intelligence offered us a broad overview of the niche and how competitive it was, so we could budget effectively and pick our battles. […]

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  • Pimp Up Your SEO Reports with Import & Merge

    Pimp Up Your SEO Reports
    Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    One of the least obvious updates in version 1.50 was the introduction of the function: ‘Import CSV & Merge’. This will allow you to populate the URL list with data from an existing CSV file, without you having to manually delete columns or copy URLs to clipboard. Lots of our customers like our option to import […]

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  • How To Use The Google Indexation Checker

    How To Use The Google Indexation Checker
    Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    This is a step-by-step guide on how to use the Google Indexation Checker feature in URL Profiler, and how to interpret the results. To get a more complete overview of how this function works, I also recommend you read the accompanying blog post, which introduces the Google Index Checker feature. How To Set Up Indexation […]

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  • How to Use the Duplicate Content Checker

    Posted on: February 11th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    URL Profiler’s duplicate content checker takes a snippet of text from the URLs you import, then searches it in Google to try and find duplicate matches. This is much like a manual check you will undoubtedly have carried out previously, except it does it in bulk. It works very, very well. However, in order for […]

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  • How To Track Adjusted Bounce Rate

    Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, How To

    Most marketers are aware that Google Analytics ‘bounce rate’ is a pretty crappy engagement metric. Possibly not everyone knows there’s an easy way to get a much more useful metric from Google Analytics – ‘adjusted bounce rate.’ What’s The Problem With Bounce Rate? If you aren’t aware of the issue with bounce rate, let me […]

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  • Bulk Screenshot any Website or Webpage

    Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    URL Profiler has a cheeky little function called ‘Screen Capture’ buried among the URL Level options. Of course, everyone these days has a browser plugin that will do screen captures for them, but with URL Profiler you can do them in bulk – hundreds or thousands at a time. But…Why on Earth Would I Want […]

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  • How to Find Every Link to Your Website (For Free)

    Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides

    Having a complete picture of your link profile is incredibly important in the current search landscape, with manual and algorithmic penalties lurking at every corner. This has become even more important of late, with Google announcing that the Penguin algorithm will update ‘continuously’ – meaning that one of the most important SEO activities you can do […]

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