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  • 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 […]

  • Update v1.47 – New SEMRush Integration & Instant Google Analytics Data

    URL Profiler SEMRush
    Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Gareth Brown in Updates

    We’ve been busy over the last few weeks, what with the Screaming Frog SEO Spider integration and adding the new (free) Majestic data! Today we’re rolling out Version 1.47 which allows you to connect to SEMRush. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but we have also completely re-built the Google Analytics integration to make it MUCH […]

  • 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 […]

  • Red Hot Update – Access Bulk Majestic SEO Link Metrics for Free

    Free Bulk Majestic Link Metrics
    Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Gareth Brown in Updates

    Note: This update has now been superseded, as we no longer offer unlimited free Majestic checks. Instead we offer 500 free daily checks for both Majestic and Moz, and you can read the details about the update here. Original Post: We did a big update last week, but this is the one we’ve all be waiting […]

  • Update 1.44 – Screaming Frog, User Agents, & Big Files

    Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Gareth Brown in Updates

    As well as a few new features and bug fixes, this update includes some big improvements to the way URLs are downloaded and the HTML is processed. It’s the most stable release yet. Automatic Connection Optimisation So we all know the “tortoise and the hare” story. Well it turns out that running a profiler flat out […]

  • Update 1.42 – Skip, Pause/Resume and Screen Capture Responsive Websites

    Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by Gareth Brown in Updates

    Another month, another update! But, not a big one this time. We’ve added: Responsive Screen Captures – Eight screen resolutions to the screen capture feature. This allows you to see how your websites look across five devices. Pause and Resume – Helpful if you working on a laptop. Skip – You can now skip a process and […]

  • Update 1.41 – Turn Websites into Useful Data with our New Custom Scraper

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

    We’ve got a new update for you (version 1.41). Five new data points, a few bug fixes and a new web data scraping feature called the Custom Scraper. Custom Scraper The web scraper is gives URL Profiler a new twist. Using a mixture of Regex patterns, XPath or CSS/jQuery selectors you can very quickly extract any data from any URL. Text […]

  • 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 […]

  • Update – Version 1.4 now ready for download

    Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Gareth Brown in Updates

    It’s been a long 28 days since the last release! There’s some nice new features, a few bugs fixed and there is now three license options. Downloads Windows installer Mac installer New Features Screen Capture URL Profiler can now take a snapshot and capture each URL. The captures are saved as PNG files into a folder located […]

  • Shit In, Shit Out: Why Link Checkers Are Annoyingly Inaccurate

    Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Patrick Hathaway in SEO, Tools

    So, you have a list of URLs, and you need to know if any of them (still) link to your domain. Either you’re checking links you’ve built, or you’re checking links you’ve unbuilt (aka link removal). Using an automated link checker tool can quickly give you this information. HOWEVER, all link checkers fail at reporting […]


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