Author Archive: marcus

Panda downtrend

I have taken a look at the further development of the Winners and Losers of the Panda 4.1 Update. After all, both Google’s statements and the development of the data led to the conclusion that this is a slow, continuous rollout. That’s why we waited until we can say that the rollout is most likely […]

November 20th, 2014 | Analysis 2 comments
With the Google Pirate Update sites that infringe copyrights were banned from the index

Google announced that the Pirate Update 2 was rolled out this week. After many criticisms that Google is not doing enough against Piracy it updated its filter to help stem piracy. It works similar like Panda or Penguin. Based on a huge set of queries and the data Google had from the first Pirate update, […]

October 26th, 2014 | Analysis 13 comments
Google Panda Update 4.1

The new Panda Update is here. About 4 months after the release of Panda 4.0, Google has announced a new iteration of the algorithm update via the Google+-Profile of an employee on Thursday. The rather “slow” rollout already started early this week and is supposed to last till the beginning of next. Depending on the […]

September 26th, 2014 | Analysis 132 comments
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It’s here! This fall season’s most important piece of SEO reading. This year’s report, available as a PDF to download, took a little longer than usual to prepare, because it’s more than a study. It’s an extensive analysis of trends and the status quo in SEO today, and we are publishing it as a White […]

September 7th, 2014 | Analysis 40 comments
Searchmetrics Analysis: https vs http

Google recently announced that it would use https as a ranking signal. Reason enough for us to look at our data and analyze whether there are any current effects – and whether it is already evident that https sits could have a ranking advantage over http-URLs. The news was not entirely unexpected as Google has […]

August 29th, 2014 | Analysis 52 comments
Google Panda Update 4.0

A new Panda update has been rolled out by Google, and it’s important to everybody in SEO. So we’ve carried out an immediate analysis, and here are the results. Update: In order to get this analysis to you as quickly as possible, the data we used was independent of the Suite Software. However, it is […]

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This post was updated on 01/24/2014 (conclusion section). On Monday, searchengineland.com wrote about the -25% organic visibility drop of expedia.com. We provided the guys from SEL with some data and a few screenshots of our software, the Suite. Now, I want to provide you with a deeper analysis for a closer look at what may […]

January 22nd, 2014 | Analysis 22 comments
SEO Visibility drop of rapgenius.com

As Barry from searchengineland.com (http://searchengineland.com/google-has-officially-penalized-rap-genius-for-link-schemes-180777) and others wrote on December 25th, rapgenius.com (a service that lets users look up song lyrics and discuss their meaning) officially got penalized from Google. In a tweet on December 24th Matt Cutts revealed Google was looking after RapGenius shady linkbuilding methods and bingo – a day later the site has […]

December 28th, 2013 | Analysis 11 comments
Searchmetrics - Keyword not provided

Google’s information on traffic and conversions on organic keywords is increasingly “Not provided”. This is not new. The search engine giant started withholding information on organic referrers from its web-analytics tools, like Google Analytics, for reasons of “user privacy” some time ago. This means, the keywords the search user uses to get to your site […]

October 24th, 2013 | SEO News 2 comments
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It’s done. After weeks of data aggregation, evaluations, analyzing, processing, interpreting, and making the corresponding graphic implementations, it is finally finished: the 2013 Searchmetrics Ranking Factors for Google USA, also known as the 2013 Ranking Correlation (only sounds sillier). Once again, we have evaluated the 30 first search results of 10,000 keywords, thereby analyzing 300,000 […]

June 27th, 2013 | Analysis 52 comments
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