Impacted By Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update?

On April 21, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update, which makes the mobile-friendliness of a site a ranking signal. It has largely become known as “Mobilegeddon” by publications with a flare for the dramatic, as this name was given…

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Reportedly Hurting Law Sites

This week, Google began rolling out its dreaded mobile-friendly update. It’s unclear exactly how long it will take for the roll-out to complete, but it sounds like it will be at least a full week, based on what Google has…

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…

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…

Google Update Hits Local Search Results

Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following a tip from Brian May on Twitter, local search watcher Mike Blumenthal reported on the “turmoil” in local…

Google Launches New Version Of Payday Loan Algorithm

Last month, Google rolled out two major updates to its algorithm around the same time – new versions of the famous Panda update and the “Payday Loans” update, which is one of its ways of fighting spam. A newer version…

Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years

BuzzFeed isn’t the only winner from Facebook’s recent “Panda” update. Mental Floss has made out incredibly well too, according to a Poynter report. Have Facebook’s recent changes to News Feed ranking affected your Facebook traffic? Let us know in the…

Google Updated The Page Layout Algorithm Last Week

Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that the search engine launched a data refresh for its “page layout” algorithm last week. If you’ll recall, this is the Google update that specifically looks at how much content a page has “above…

Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update

As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will…

Google Goes After ‘Payday Loans’ And Other Spam With New Algorithm Update

Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google has “started” a new ranking update to help clean up some spammy queries. It’s one of the changes that Cutts warned us about in that big video a while back. We just started a…