How To

  • How to Scrape Data From Twitter Profile Pages

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

    Update: 1/8/2019 Twitter has updated their layout to render data primarily through Javascript. You will need to scrape rather than As mobile twitter still renders html in the source. We will be updating the scraper soon to be able to crawl js rendered content. I have been meaning to write this blog post […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Combining Screaming Frog Data with URL Profiler Data

    Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, How To

    Our customers have been telling us for some time how much they like to combine data from Screaming Frog and URL Profiler .@screamingfrog combined with .@urlprofiler you have yourself some very powerful data (Quick Quick) Props to both of these developers. — Chris Avery (@GetChangedZA) July 14, 2014 Screaming Frog is a brilliant tool, we […]

  • 10 Things Google Doesn’t Tell You About Your Links

    Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, How To, SEO

    Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is a great free resource that Google provide, which gives you lots of really useful information on the health of your site and its appearance in the search results. Let’s face it though, the external link data is pretty useless. Links to Your Site If you’ve ever used GWT you will […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Do Topical Link Prospecting

    Posted on: June 15th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, How To, SEO

    Link prospecting is a vital job for anyone doing link building – you need to identify the right types of sites to target. Topical link prospecting is all about relevance – finding the most topically relevant sites to try and get links from. In this post I will tell you how to set up URL Profiler […]

  • How to Classify Thousands Of Unnatural Links (Really Quickly)

    Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in Guides, How To

    One of URL Profiler’s strengths is its speed and accuracy at auditing links. Our customers are using it every day to quickly recover from unnatural link penalties and penguin related downgrades. We’ve even got some who have used it to diagnose negative SEO attacks. Yeah, they do exist! This post will show you how to […]


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