Google Completes Rollout Of Mobile-Friendly Search Boost

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller tweeted that the boost it earlier posted about favoring mobile-friendly sites is now live for all search results. If your site is not mobile-friendly you will see your Google search referrals go down and…

Google Webmaster Guy On The One Thing He’d Ask From SEOs

Gary Illyes, one of the faces of Google webmaster relations in the post-Matt Cutts era, gave an interview to Search Engine Journal discussing Accelerated Mobile Pages, the Mobile-Friendly update, and more. When mobile-friendliness came up in the conversation, he noted…

Google Not a Fan of Workarounds For App Install Interstitials

Google doesn’t like app install interstitials, and it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for things, so it should come as no surprise that it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for app install interstitials. As an update to its mobile-friendly algorithm in November,…

Google On AMP As a Ranking Signal

Google has been talking up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for months, promising a February launch date for when it would start sending search traffic from Google results to pages using it. Many are no doubt wondering if utilizing AMP will…

Bing Announces Its Own Mobile-Friendly Tool

As you’re probably aware, Google made mobile-friendliness a ranking signal earlier this year. Since (and even before) doing so, the company has provided webmasters with a tool that lets them check their pages to ensure that they are indeed mobile-friendly.…

Google Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Gets Update

Google had been hinting for months that app-install interstitials would become a negative ranking signal in search results, and about two months ago, they made it official. Google announced that it was updating the Mobile-Friendly algorithm and test, advising sites…

Google Ranking Signal Comes With A New Caveat

Earlier this year, Google began taking into account a site’s mobile-friendliness for ranking search results on mobile devices. It provided sites with a helpful mobile-friendly test tool so that they can make sure their pages were up to snuff. If…

Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Update: Search Engine Roundtable says there was no update on the date Enge points to. While we certainly don’t know for sure, there are signs that Google could be turning up the dial on just how impactful mobile-friendliness is as…

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Last month, Google casually noted in a blog post that mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches in ten countries including the United States and Japan. It didn’t elaborate on what the other countries were. Now, Google has mentioned another country…

Google Update Bumped Down Half Of Pages It Threatened To

Google released an algorithm update on April 21 that began taking the mobile-friendliness of a site into account when ranking that site in search results. It’s still just one of many signals Google uses, and it’s not as significant as…

Poll: Only 11% Noticed Traffic Changes From Google Update

Another survey has been conducted regarding Google’s recent mobile-friendly update, which prior to release, had often been billed as “Mobilegeddon”. After its release it quickly became clear that it was anything but. Search Engine Roundtable released results from a poll…

Study: 45% of Businesses Saw Ranking Changes From Mobile-Friendly Update

So was Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update (“Mobilegeddon”) overhyped or not? Well, perhaps yes and no. While the initial consensus after the update’s launch was that changes in search rankings were minimal, a recent study indicates that small-to-medium sized enterprises did…

Mobile-Friendly Update Bing Announced In November Still Hasn’t Rolled Out

In November, Bing principal program manager Mir Rosenberg wrote in a blog post, “We started probing web pages for ‘mobile friendliness’ and ranking web pages accordingly on our users’ mobile phones.” Bing had begun using mobile friendliness as a ranking…

Was Google’s Update Really Mobilegeddon?

It turns out Google’s mobile-friendly update didn’t quite have the doomsday impact that some thought it might. I can’t say I’m shocked. While it’s clearly a significant update, these cries of “mobilegeddon” always felt a little sensational to me. While…

Google Is Replacing The Most Used Feature In Webmaster Tools

Google announced the release of the new Search Analytics report in Webmaster Tools, which it promises will deliver webmasters more precise data. It is replacing the Search Queries report, which the company says is the most used feature in Webmaster…

Google Mobile-Friendly Update Completes Roll-Out

It appears that Google’s mobile-friendly update has fully rolled out, but as of Friday morning, not all pages had been indexed yet, so it’s possible that you’ll still see effects from it that haven’t taken place just yet. That said,…

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…

Using Flash Can Really Cost You In Google Now

Google advising websites to use HTML5 instead of Flash for multimedia is nothing new. What is new is that it can directly cost you search rankings now. As you’ve probably hears by now, Google announced a new ranking signal based…

Google Looks To Ease Frustrations As Mobile-Friendly Signal Rolls Out

Google posted a pair of blog posts about its new mobile-friendly update which has the webmaster world and businesses around the web on their toes. As you probably know, “Mobilegeddon,” or the new ranking signal began to roll out today.…