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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 Era Over? Is The Matt Cutts 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: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’ Google: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’

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 …

It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another Ranking Signal It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another 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 Anymore Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore

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 …

Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’ Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’

If the latest comments from Google about a pending Penguin update are to be be believed, webmasters will find the update just delightful. In all seriousness, it does sound like it will be a little better for those affected, but …

Here’s Some Potentially Troubling News About Google Search Here’s Some Potentially Troubling News About Google Search

So you know those answer boxes Google has been showing in search results for a while now? The ones that extract text from third-party websites (possibly your own), to answer users’ queries without them having to click through to the …

New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites

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 …

Google Introduces Structured Snippets Google Introduces Structured Snippets

Google announced the launch of “structured snippets,” a new feature that puts “facts” in the snippets of web results. As with Google’s Knowledge Graph, these facts may or may not be accurate. Here’s what they look like: The company says, …

New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

Google’s Penguin update is notorious for taking an extremely long time to get refreshed, leaving sites negatively impacted by it out of luck until Google finally pushes a refresh through. You can make all the changes you want in an …

Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing revealed in a blog post this week that it rolled out an update to its algorithm a few months ago that targets URL keyword stuffing. They had alluded to such an update in another recent post. Igor Rondel, Principal …

Google Updates Webmaster Tools API Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement. According to Google, the …

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 …