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Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

By Chris Crum November 24, 2014

As you may know, Google has been focusing on how it can better rank mobile search results. The big news last week was that it added a “Mobile-Friendly” label to results, and would give such sites a ranking boost. Google …

Google Adds 'Mobile-Friendly' Label To Results Google Adds 'Mobile-Friendly' Label To Results

Update: Google’s official announcement is now live. Much of Google’s work in search this year, as well as its guidance for webmasters, has been related to mobile search. Google has really ramped up its efforts of late to improve the …

Google Adds LInks To Answers (For Its Own Content) Google Adds LInks To Answers (For Its Own Content)

Google is showing users “Show me how” links for some of its quick answer results. Unfortunately, so far, the only examples we’ve seen point you to Google’s own content. Search Engine Roundtable points to an example shared by Tommy Sands …

Twitter May Regret Not Getting Google Deal Done Twitter May Regret Not Getting Google Deal Done

Remember the days when you could search for something that was in the news on Google and get a set of realtime search results comprised mainly (but not solely) of updates from Twitter? It was a helpful feature that let …

Bing: We're Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We're Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Is The Matt Cutts Spam-Fighting Era Over? Is The Matt Cutts Spam-Fighting Era Over?

It’s not 100% clear yet, but it’s looking like for webmasters and SEOs, the era of Matt Cutts is a thing of the past. His career at Google may continue, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be the head of …

Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search

Search engine marketing is the top digital marketing priority for most higher-spending small and medium-sized businesses, according to anew report from BIA/Kelsey. These are businesses spending over $25,000 a year on advertising and promotion. On average, they’re spending $79,000. 60.6% …

Google: Automated Action Viewer Not Coming Google: Automated Action Viewer Not Coming

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller hosted a Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout on Tuesday, and talked about he prospect of Google adding a feature to Webmaster Tools, which would let them know about automated actions that were taken against …

Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in …

Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon

Back in July, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced that he was taking an extended leave from work to enjoy his personal life. On Friday, he revealed in a tweet (via Search Engine Roundtable) that he won’t be back …

Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box

Last month, Google announced that it is now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results for some sites. Its aim is to help users find specific content on third-party sites more easily. The box is now …

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a …

Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites? Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites?

If you’re feeling the effects of a Google algorithm update this week, there’s a good chance it’s Panda. No, Google hasn’t already launched another one. It’s still the last one. It’s just not done rolling out (at least as of …

Report: Google's Getting Another New Ranking Signal Report: Google's Getting Another New Ranking Signal

It looks like Google is going to be taking the mobile user experience of websites into account as a ranking signal in its algorithm It’s actually pretty surprising if they’re not already doing so. How much weight should such a …

Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank

It looks like Google Toolbar PageRank may officially be a thing of the past. This will no doubt please some, while upsetting others, but for better or worse, don’t expect it to be updated anymore. Do you think Toolbar PageRank …

A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS

Two months ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company had been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at …