All posts tagged seo

Varying Anchor Text WordPress Plugin


I was really interested in this post from Mike King on varying anchor text for embedded infographics yesterday. A comment was made that it would make a great wordpress plugin, and I agree.

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Google Search Results to Google Docs Spreadsheet


The guys at Seer Interactive put together a fantastic tool for extracting the results from a Google SERP and putting them straight into a Google Spreadsheet. It’s been great, but one thing has always bugged me and that’s the inability for it to handle pages. One of my most common uses of the tool is to cross reference the pages indexed by Google ( with all pages linked to within the site structure. In order to get the full list from Google though, going through a few pages of results is a requirement for a site with a few hundred indexed pages. Continue reading →

Site SEO and Spelling Checker


I’ve been working on a project on and off for the past year to create an SEO Tool that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I wanted to create something that ticked the following four boxes:

  1. Automatically and instantly crawl a site, not just give results on a single page
  2. Check for common problems like missing titles, meta descriptions etc
  3. Check for spelling mistakes on both the pages and meta description (the latter I see as very important, but often overlooked)
  4. Be an online solution, I want to be able to run it on my iPad or even my phone

There’s a few solutions that come close. The terrific Screaming Frog, which unfortunately doesn’t do spellchecking and isn’t hosted, and Deep Trawl, which does check spelling (really well too) but isn’t self hosted. There’s similar hosted tools like SEOMoz, but they won’t run on demand in realtime.

So I present Craawler. Continue reading →