Category: Analysis

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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 23 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 37 comments
Universal Search US - Absolute 2013

The number of Universal Search Integrations, — Images, Videos, Maps, and News, Shopping (PLAs) — in search results, has once again significantly increased over the past year. Above all, shopping snippets have increased considerably. And it seems that several of these changes are connected to the Hummingbird update that took place in the late summer [...]

June 18th, 2014 | Analysis 3 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 21 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
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
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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 48 comments
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