All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SEO’

Google Tests Feature That Could Keep Even More Traffic From Sites

Google is apparently testing a feature that could lead to even less clicks from users to third-party websites. Is Google going too far with its on-site content? Should it be sending more traffic to publishers? Let us know what you think. As you’re no doubt aware, Google provides quick answer results for numerous queries. These attempt to give you the …

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Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost

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 mobile search experience, as more and more people perform more and more searches from their smartphones. Now, the company is …

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Google Adds Call To Action Links To Quick Answer Results

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 on Google+, which is for the query “adwords negative keywords”. Search for that, and you’ll likely get a four-step quick …

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Twitter Regretting Not Getting That 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 you get a glance at what people were saying about a given topic at that moment, and in some cases, …

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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 apparently takes issue with this. A spokesperson says it’s a “misrepresentation of Bing’s position, as well as Stefan Weitz’s statement. …

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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 webspam going forward. Would you like to see Matt Cutts return to the role he’s held for years, or do …

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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% rated search advertising and marketing (including SEO) as an “extremely high” or “very high” priority for the coming twelve months. …

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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 their sties, and how webmasters could go about fixing any issues. This was buried nearly forty minutes (38 minutes and …

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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 the clear just yet. After all this time it’s still rolling out. Keep holding your breath. Have you seen any …

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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 to work at all this year. I'm planning to extend my leave into 2015: https://t.co/T5adq50x4L — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) November …

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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 more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Webmasters can markup their sites so Google has the ability to display this in search …

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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 for those who were affected in the past, and have been waiting for a chance to recover. It’s bad for …

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