All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Algorithm’
Google has released a new Webmaster Help video in which head of webspam Matt Cutts discusses the Google algorithm and how it ranks results on a page. More specifically, he responds to the following submitted question: Does Google use the same algorithm to rank all the results on page 1, or different algorithms for a wider variety in the results? …
No doubt Google has been one of the most influential characters on the internet and the search giant has changed the way we view the world and interact with it. When Google was first introduced in 1998 things looked a lot different. Their endless pursuits in refining search has given way to endless changes to their algorithm. From 1998 to …
A week ago, you started a new prescription medication for acne. Today, you feel dizzy and short of breath and have difficulty concentrating. Your symptoms are not listed in the package insert as possible side effects of the drug, but why else would you be feeling so odd? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. Clinical trials are designed to show that …
We’ve covered the topic of Google’s latest update, and tried to raise important questions regarding the implications of the update. What do the experts in the field of SEO have to say regarding this update? There’s one specific aspect of this topic that many experts have been questioning, and it’s whether or not Google is being hypocritical in regards to …
Less ads intruding on quality content, it’s a simple concept – right? When the majority of us visits a website, we’re visiting to get something we want. When an obstacle is in our way from the main goal, we tend to get upset. Obviously, Google doesn’t want to feature the sites that make their users upset. Sounds like a simple …
I’m not sure what other writers are calling Google’s algorithm update, as we’ve only had it for a day. I’m staying with the KISS (keep it simple stupid) method, and calling it “Google Fresh“. No doubt, SEO experts, webmasters, and even users will feel the effects of Google Fresh, with many of those people voicing their opinions on the changes. …
At the rate information is transferring, it seems like a losing game to try and stay current on everything that is occurring. However, it’s exactly what Google is planning with their latest algorithm update. Simply put, they’re trying to make sure their search results are recent and fresh. According to Google, nearly 35% of searches will be impacted by this …
A recent SEOBook article highlights a good deal of evidence that Google is placing more emphasis on brands than ever before. Author Aaron Wall takes an in depth look at how Google’s algorithm has evolved over his own SEO career, and points out some hints Google has provided in the media as to where its headed before answering a few questions from me for this article.
How does the Stumbleupon algorithm really work.? I have no idea, and I doubt anyone else really does know for sure, other than core programmers at Stumbleupon.
I do know one thing though, Tim is probably the person who has spent the most time studying Stumbleupon, analytically.
Whilst I really appreciate facts, where there are a lack of facts I appreciate discussions that at least try to create models based upon extensive research data
Hitwise reports that Google’s market share for May is 65.13%. While fielding nearly two thirds of all US searches is definitely not a bad thing, Google’s market share didn’t grow over April 2007. In fact, it actually declined 0.13 percentage points. While the amount is minuscule (representing 0.2% of their market share), for the first time in recent months, some of the other major search engines actually gained market share.
Ask.com has gotten a lot of flack over its “algorithm” ad campaign, and it seemed possible that the publicity might hurt, rather than help, the company. Now one survey has revealed that many people didn’t even associate the ads with Ask.com – instead, they believed those strange and controversial messages were coming from Google.
Ok, so the New York Times doesn’t exactly get Google’s top algorithm execs to tell us how the search engine calculates search results, but they do get fresh insight as to how Google decides to update it’s technology.
The article includes interviews with Amit Singhal, Matt Cutts and Udi Manber.
Insights include details of Google’s internal system for evaluating search queries, called Debug.
Perhaps Google’s algorithm isn’t as difficult as we all think?
No, I haven’t been sitting in front of the microwave for too long again. Before you rip me to pieces, give me a few seconds to explain myself!
Possible Technology Limitations
Now, we all know that Google has one of the largest server farms in the world, estimated upwards of 250,000 individual servers spread worldwide. In spite of this fact, many people lost sight of the fact that Google only has a finite (albeit large) amount or resources.
Matt Cutts confirmed in comments at Search Engine Land exactly what I’ve suspected, that Google defuses Google bombs by using specific code designed to do so.
Google recently announced they were updating the Adwords Quality Score, however it appears that there is a bug that raises the prices form any advertisers:
Google AdWords Adds Quality Score Column & To Improved Quality Algorithm from Wednesday warned us of the new changes coming but apparently there is a bug that makes good performing ads prices spike through the roof.
I missed last week (My laptop started with the “laptop death rattle” – so it was a scramble to do data backups, find and migrate to a new machine). One of the worst parts of being a solo shop is being your own IT guy. Excuses aside – here’s twice the friday favorite goodness for this week.
Despite being incredibly sick of always hearing about “the new google”, and not believing it can happen due to the extremely high barrier to entry, I think there *IS* still opportunity for someone to gain significant share of the stagnating search marketplace.
No one in the public sphere knows much about the Google algorithm, and the company undoubtedly plans to keep things that way. SEO expert Rand Fishkin made an educated guess, though, and attempted “to write out a rough outline of what the formula might look like.”
A new online bartering service is hoping to simplify the way people get (and get rid of) used goods. Swaptree intends to let consumers directly trade books, CDs, DVDs, and videogames, with up to four users able to participate in a single transaction.
By following these steps you will see that most closely guarded secret– the search algorithm. Remember the movie “The Matrix?” The Matrix is there, you just can’t see it. So is the search algorithm.
Contextual advertising has a ways to go yet. There is a certain coolness to technology that can read content and then instantly grab an ad to go with it, but the day remains as to when these algorithms will be able to exercise good judgment. Currently, contextual ads are the guy at the party who brought the beer and the music, but hushes the crowd on occasion of his inappropriate humor-cracking wheelchair jokes at the Special Olympics.
When the ax comes down at Google, there are always big winners and big losers. Recently, we’ve seen the first big algorithm change of the year and many web site owners and their respective sites have fallen, much like the proverbial tree.
A lot has been happening over at Google lately. Last month we saw a substantial algorithm change, probably the biggest one since the “florida” update of 2003.
Olivier Duffez takes a look at Google’s changing of its Toolbar Checksum Algorithm.
Studying the relationship between keyword density and your search ranking for those keywords can reveal interesting clues about how to write search engine friendly copy. Many SEOs believe this type of study, however, is a waste of time, as analysis typically reveals that our natural keyword densities are in line with what ranks well on Google.
Google recently made far-reaching changes to the way it ranks search results, and the search marketing community has been abuzz with tales of woe ever since. Some have speculated that the key to understanding Google’s latest is that they’ve applied some sort of test of “commerciality” to certain phrases, roiling the waters for sites ranked well on those phrases, and leaving non-commercial phrases more or less alone. The idea is that this would cause a stampede of site owners over to the paid AdWords program, or at least making the point that Google isn’t up for providing a free lunch to clever “SEO-ized” sites indefinitely.