Moz Founder Says Google Knows Everything and is Now Relying on Behavioral Data for Search Rankings

Google is now relying on behavioral data that it gets from searchers, Chrome users, Android, etc. as the primary way that it ranks pages.

Google Says “Don’t Worry About Links”

Links are a topic on the mind of every webmaster, search marketer and entrepreneur, especially as it relates to ranking in Google search results. The funny thing is, Google really, really doesn’t want you to worry about links, because of…

Google Toolbar PageRank Now Gone

Last month, we learned that Google was officially killing off Toolbar PageRank. The data hadn’t been updated for a long time anyway, but the company went on record saying it was dead. At the time, Barry Schwartz reported: Google explained…

Google Toolbar PageRank Is Going Away

While it’s been clear for much longer that Google Toolbar PageRank is dead as a meaningful indicator of anything, Google said in late 2014 on record that it was not planning on updating it again. Now, Search Engine Land is…

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think…

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…

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…

Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now)

Just when you thought you were out, they’ve pulled you back in. Google has updated its data for Toolbar PageRank, after giving indication that it likely wouldn’t happen before the end of the year, if at all. Many of us…

Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of)

The question of whether or not Google Toolbar PageRank is dead has come back around, as Google’s Matt Cutts indicated the other day that we’re not likely to see an update before the end of the year. This Twitter exchange…

Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update

Back in August, we discussed Google’s lack of a toolbar PageRank update, and speculated that it might simply be dead. Based on recent comments by Google’s Matt Cutts, we’re still leaning towards this. Barry Schwartz points to a Twitter response…

Has Google Killed Off Toolbar PageRank? And If Not, Should It?

We may have reached the end of an era. We haven’t seen anything official, but Google hasn’t been updating Toolbar PageRank, and hasn’t said that it is not killing it. In fact, earlier this year, the company hinted that a…

Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published

Google’s PageRank algorithm is the inspiration for a new lung cancer study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers fron the University of Southern California (USC), Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center…

Wondering What Percentage Of PageRank Disappears Through 301 Redirects?

Google’s Matt Cutts discusses loss of PageRank from 301 redirects in the latest Webmaster Help video. Specifically, he answers the following user-submitted question: Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect? After providing some history about the…

Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank

Now that Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, he’s been steadily putting out new Webmaster Help videos on a daily basis. It will be interesting to see how long this continues. Today’s is particularly timely considering Google just pushed out…

Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update

Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in November, and August before that. Now they’ve updated it again – the first update of 2013. People started noticing the update on Monday. As usual, webmasters are…

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you…

Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update

Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in August, and now they’ve updated it again. As you would expect, some sites are going up, and some are going down, but in both cases, webmasters are…

PRTracking.com: Track Your Site’s PageRank With Ease

With Search Engine Optimization being such an integral part of how we use the Internet today, keeping tabs on your website’s Google PageRank is more important than ever. We ALL want to have our website appear at the top of…

Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again

Google has updated the Google Toolbar PageRank again, for the first time since May. Obviously sites are moving both up and down, but we’re not seeing a ton of complaints so far. A lot of people are talking about the…

PageRank: Is There Anything It Can’t Be Applied To?

We’ve seen Google’s PageRank algorithm applied to cancer outcome prediction and used to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. Now, PageRank is being used to reveal soccer teams’ strategies. MIT’s technology review points to a paper from Javier Lopez Pena…