Posts written by Jon Henshaw

🎨 UI & UX Updates Make Raven Even Better!
By Jon Henshaw

October, 2017

🎨 UI & UX Updates Make Raven Even Better!

The past several months we’ve asked our customers a lot of questions (perhaps you were one of them). We also studied which features they use the most, and took note of the ones they use the least. After we crunched and analyzed all of the data, the results showed us a clear path for changes […]


🌩️ Should you AMP?
By Jon Henshaw

🌩️ Should you AMP?

AMP We’ve turned the Web into a UX mess. Our sites are slow and they’re loaded with crappy ads that are desperate to get our attention. Google finally took notice and now they’re punishing us for it. That punishment has come in the form of Accelerated Mobile Pages, aka AMP. AMP requires webmasters to make […]


⤿ Majestic Adds Full 301 Redirect Reporting
By Jon Henshaw

July, 2017

⤿ Majestic Adds Full 301 Redirect Reporting

Majestic recently updated their algorithm to display 301 redirects for referring domains. Raven has also updated the Backlink Explorer to support displaying this new data. To view it, check the table display options for Indirect Target URL and Indirect Target Type. The table results will then display the new data columns. I wanted to learn more […]


By Jon Henshaw

July, 2017

🌆 Cheating on Social Media (Images) Should Be Simple

I’m currently working with the TapClicks marketing team to create the Ultimate Content Marketing Guide. It’s an ambitious project and we just published the first section on Social Media. One of the objectives of the project is to repurpose the longform content into different mediums and formats. For example, we plan to create presentations, videos […]


Facebook Ads
By Jon Henshaw

July, 2017

📊 Facebook Ads Reporting now in Raven

I’m happy to announce that you can now report on Campaign, Ad Set, and Ad-level data for all of your Facebook Ads campaigns within Raven. Campaign: This is the level of data you could see previously in Raven Tools. Because we’ve added other levels of metrics, the Campaign view is now on its own tab. […]


Free SSL and HTTP2
By Jon Henshaw

January, 2017

🔒 How to easily add SSL and HTTP/2 to your site for free

Google really wants Webmasters and SEOs to make their sites secure and faster. There’s just one problem…it’s not easy to do. Adding an SSL certificate is still expensive and difficult to install. While speeding up a site can be even more complicated and usually requires a lot of coding changes. In my pursuit to solve […]


GA Referral Spam
By Jon Henshaw

January, 2017

📈 How to remove Google Analytics Referral Spam

If you’re not familiar with Google Analytics (GA) referral spam, it’s because you’ve never looked closely at your GA results. Referral spam has been notorious for several years and it’s a constant frustration for marketers who have to provide analytics reports to their clients. Even more frustrating is Google’s lack of action to prevent it. […]


Data Type Tel
By Jon Henshaw

January, 2017

📱 Improve your Mobile UX with these Form Input Data Types

One of the most frustrating experiences a person can have on their phone is filling out a form. That’s because most web developers and designers don’t optimize their forms for mobile users. It ends up that optimizing forms for mobile users is quite simple. All it takes is changing the data type for the input […]


Old Post
By Jon Henshaw

January, 2017

⏰ Why you should expire your blog posts

Company blogs get used for a variety of purposes that are well beyond the purview of helpful, high quality content. They’re used for product updates, conferences and events, new hires, contests, webinars and much more. Here’s a good example of the kind of post I’m talking about. Those type of posts are typically thin on […]


Add Site Icon
By Jon Henshaw

August, 2016

How to fix the most common AMP error in WordPress

The AMP plugin for WordPress makes it incredibly easy to support AMP pages on your blog. However, there’s a common structured data validation error for AMP that many blogs experience. That error is “A value for the logo field is required.” This can be fixed by adding a Site Icon in the Site Identity settings […]