Category: Analysis


This post was updated on 01/24/2014 (conclusion section). On Monday, wrote about the -25% organic visibility drop of 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 21 comments
SEO Visibility drop of

As Barry from ( and others wrote on December 25th, (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 9 comments
Searchmetics Car

The car rental business has joined the ranks of those sectors in which transactions are now primarily handled online. But is it more blessed to rent than to buy? Not necessarily. Still, handling transactions on the Internet – whether for business or pleasure – is virtually the predestination of an Internet business. For this reason, [...]

October 28th, 2013 | Analysis 1 comment
SEO High-Flyer Searchmetrics

Recent studies show: The number of people in need of a vacation who still personally book their flight to the destination of their dreams at a travel agency has significantly decreased in recent years. Conversely, the number of online bookings is steadily increasing – with an upward trend. Who are the top players? Who has [...]

August 3rd, 2013 | Analysis No comments

ATTENTION THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEARCHMETRICS’ US GOOGLE RANKING FACTORS STUDY:  OK, so you have doubts about Searchmetrics’ US Google Ranking Factors – Rank Correlation 2013 study… Earlier this week, we announced our US Google Ranking Factors – Rank Correlation 2013 study. This tries to identify the key factors that well-positioned pages have [...]

June 28th, 2013 | Analysis, General 9 comments

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 40 comments

Much is written about “social media” these days. Social networks, and in particular the user signals that flow from these platforms into the net, play an increasingly important role in the overall perception. Shares, Likes, Comments, PlusOnes, Tweets and Pins coming from anywhere, promoting recommendations, URLs, images, and content through the Internet – all of [...]

June 20th, 2013 | Analysis 17 comments

The good news first. The data in Searchmetrics Suite and Essentials is fully updated providing the most current and accurate information. We usually do updates from Saturday to Sunday, but because of Google Penguin update 2.0, we did it today. Yesterday night, May 22nd, Google finished rolling out the second generation of its Penguin updates. [...]

May 23rd, 2013 | Analysis 135 comments
Searchmetrics Universal Search Infographic

“Since April 2007 search engine result listings have been more than just a series of 10 blue links. Almost six years ago Google began to integrate boxes containing additional media which appears in-between the actual organic search results. Those – depending on how relevant they are to the search query – also generate higher click [...]

March 28th, 2013 | Analysis 6 comments
Graph Visibility: Adapt or Die

For the last few weeks Dave and I have been talking about a way of changing the way SEO’s look at link building. If you haven’t noticed most of the posts on SEO in 2013 discuss how the role of links (Linkgraph) and social (the Socialgraph) in Search Engine Algorithms is changing what SEO’s need [...]

January 22nd, 2013 | Analysis 11 comments
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