All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SEO’

Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the “Pigeon” update, and that’s what people in the industry have, for the most part, adopted for it. That update has …

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Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter

Google started testing app indexing on Android in October of last year, adding deep links from apps within search results on its operating system. In June, they opened it up to everyone. On Tuesday, Google provided an update on what’s going on with it, encouraging more webmasters to take advantage. What’s going on with it is that clicks on app …

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Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search

Facebook has really been taking its sweet time with the roll-out of certain Graph Search features. While it has promised to make it available for mobile devices and add the ability to search actual posts for a long time, only now are these features launching on a wide scale. And even this roll-out is limited as the mobile update is …

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Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. They really weren’t kidding. Some may take issue with the fact that Google is pushing such a major update during …

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Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season?

As you may recall, Google finally launched a new Penguin update in October after an entire year of not releasing one. The update, Google said, would roll out slowly. It was unclear just how slowly, but we knew it was still chugging away roughly a month ago. Now, we learn that the very same update is still rolling out. In …

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Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

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 said this week that it will still use desktop signals for ranking mobile results. John Mueller (who we’ll pretty much …

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Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland

For the past year or so, Google has been on a warpath when it comes to link networks, particularly in Europe. That is still going on, it would seem. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters and SEOs noticed a spike in complaints around manual actions in “the Polish regions,” and that one got confirmation from Google Polish …

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Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but if you’re still clinging to any shred of hope that Google will be updating Toolbar PageRank again, it’s probably time to give it up. Do you think Toolbar PageRank should go away, or do you still have a purpose for relying on it? Let us know in the …

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Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy?

If you sell something online, and you’re not showing up in Amazon search results, you might be missing out on a major opportunity. This is especially true as we enter the holiday season. Do you have search visibility on Amazon? Is this a priority for your business? Let us know in the comments. Compete has released some interesting numbers on …

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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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