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New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites

New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites

By Chris Crum September 26, 2014

There’s officially a new Panda update rolling out. If you have a small or medium-sized site, Google is suggesting this could potentially help you, though we’ve heard that before. Are you seeing any effects from the new Panda update? Good …

New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected

Google hasn’t confirmed that it rolled out a new Panda refresh, but signs point to one hitting on September 5th (Friday), according to Search Engine Roundtable and SEOs. Barry Schwartz points to a post in the Google Webmaster Help forum …

Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to …

Who You Are Still Matters To Google Who You Are Still Matters To Google

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search? Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of its initial public offering this week, and reflected on the past decade of search and some of the major changes it has made. Everybody knows that Google is constantly changing its algorithm. They’ve …

Google Goes After More Link Networks Google Goes After More Link Networks

Google continues to penalize link networks in Europe, hitting two more over the weekend. Google has been on a warpath for the last year or so, penalizing link networks designed to game search results. Google now now hit one in …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …

Google Alerts Webmasters About Faulty Redirects Google Alerts Webmasters About Faulty Redirects

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

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

MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update

A few months ago, MetaFilter founder Matt Haughney revealed in a blog post that a decline in Google traffic resulting from a 2012 algorithm update had led him to lay off some of the site’s staff. He wrote: Today I …

History of SEO: Evolve or Die. 24 years in 4 minutes History of SEO: Evolve or Die. 24 years in 4 minutes

Remember when Netscape Navigator and Ask Jeeves ruled the roost? Here’s a 4 minute throwback of how search engines have changed in the last 24 years. Learn how smart marketers figured out how to evolve with the changes. Courtesy of …

Google Penalizes Site For A Link From Moz Google Penalizes Site For A Link From Moz

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Feature Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Feature

Google announced on Monday that it is adding a new feature to Google Webmaster Tools to make it easier to debug rel-alternate-hreflang annotations. These are the attributes Google uses to serve the correct language or regional URL in search results. …

Groupon Finds 'Direct' Traffic Really Organic Search Groupon Finds 'Direct' Traffic Really Organic Search

Groupon ran an experiment to try and figure out where “direct” traffic that appears in analytics programs is really coming from. Gene McKenna, director of product management at Groupon, wrote a blog post about the findings for Search Engine Land. …