URL Profiler Blog

  • How to Scrape Data From Twitter Profile Pages

    Scrape Twitter
    Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by Patrick Hathaway in How To, Social, Tools

    I have been meaning to write this blog post for a while. Mainly because it is a frequent support query, and it would be easier to have a proper article to point people to than constantly re-write the same answers (and I am lazy). If my support tickets are anything to go by, a lot […]

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Resource Link Building

    Resource Link Building
    Posted on: November 19th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in SEO

    This is the first ever guest post published on the URL Profiler blog, and we are delighted to welcome Benjamin Beck to share his thoughts with us. You will almost definitely be aware of Benjamin’s work, as he’s one of those guys that just seems to be everywhere. He’s published on all the big industry […]

  • Twitter: Removing Share Counts to Increase Share Price?

    Twitter Share Counts
    Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Social

    Twitter announced recently that they are going to close down the API that provides share counts for webpages. This means that share buttons (like the one above) will no longer display counts, and tools (like URL Profiler) will no longer be able to report on Twitter share counts. It’s fair to say that a lot […]

  • 25,000 Reasons Why You Don’t Have a Mobile-Friendly Tag

    Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Experiments

    Ok, I lied. It’s actually only 5 reasons. BUT I did look at 25,000 sites in the process… As we’ve all been told, Google plan to wreak havoc with the mobile SERPs, starting next Tuesday. You can avoid this drama by having a mobile-optimised site, and obtaining a nice ‘mobile-friendly’ tag from Google in the […]

  • So You Think All Your Pages Are Indexed By Google? Think Again

    Google Indexation Checker
    Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in Experiments, SEO

    It is not uncommon for SEOs to disagree on the KPIs you should track to measure your SEO efforts. One metric which is hard to argue with, however, is indexation. If a page is not indexed, it has no chance of attracting traffic from search. We have recently found that the classic method of checking […]

  • Introducing the Duplicate Content Checker

    Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Patrick Hathaway in SEO, Tools

    For almost as long as SEOs have cared about Google traffic, they have also cared about duplicate content. Well before Panda came along, SEO professionals have fought to ensure their websites remain in Google’s good graces by avoiding duplicate content issues. Checking Duplicate Content The most common way to check if you have duplicate content […]

  • Why SEOs Need To Care About User Experience

    Why SEOs Need To Care About User Experience
    Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in SEO

    As digital marketing has grown up over the last few years, disciplines like SEO have blurred so much that most of us no longer even know what to call ourselves. There is a good reason for this – because Google have changed the rules so much that we’re not even playing the same game anymore. As […]

  • Scraping Twitter Lists To Boost Social Outreach (+ Free Tool!)

    Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in How To

    I published a post a few weeks ago describing how to build your own twitter custom audience list, outlining a variety of techniques to build up your list. This post outlines another method (hat tip to Ade Lewis for the idea) which requires you to scrape Twitter directly. If you want to skip all the […]

  • How To Outreach Influencers Directly Using NEW Twitter Custom Audiences

    Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in How To

    Twitter Ads can offer a great way to target relevant audiences and extend the reach of your marketing messages. In the past, we’ve successfully run promoted tweet campaigns by targeting the followers of other SEO tool providers. They worked nicely. We were happy. That’s all well and good, but what if we wanted to target […]

  • Introducing the Custom Web Scraper

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by Gareth Brown in How To

    The custom scraper is URL Profiler’s web scraping tool, which allows you to quickly extract data from thousands of URLs. Unlike many of the other solutions available, you can extract information from all the rendered source, including anything not rendered in the browser. Some stuff you can scrape: Text URLs Tracking codes HTML Structured Markup Inline JavaScript and CSS […]


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