Tag archive: google update

Google Panda Update 4.2

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

July 24th, 2015 | Analysis 3 comments

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

June 19th, 2015 | Analysis 45 comments

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

April 21st, 2015 | Analysis 27 comments
Mobile Robot - Searchmetrics

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

April 2nd, 2015 | Analysis 4 comments

It’s been just over six weeks since Google officially announced their new ’Hummingbird’ update. Now we’ve had some time to get our heads round the details,  what does it mean for SEO experts and digital marketers? Courtesy of Edmund Garman Hello Hummingbird Amit Singal, Senior Vice President of search at Google, first introduced the algorithm […]


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 151 comments

This morning my friend contacted me via Skype to ask if I knew of any problems with SearchMetrics. SearchMetrics and problems? This is something that has never happened before. So I asked him more about the problems. He answered that there has probably been a calculation error in recent weekly visibility updates. There was a […]

November 9th, 2012 | Analysis, General 5 comments
Google Bad SEO update

Google, by way of Matt Cutts, announced some weeks ago that a special SEO over optimization update will come. Now it’s live with its first iteration. Yesterday evening Google also published the article “Another step to reward high-quality sites” with some more insights into the update. Interesting stuff that every SEO should read.  The official […]

April 25th, 2012 | Analysis 181 comments

Author: Marcus Tober Google finally updated the German index yesterday. They communicated in their German and English  Google-Webmaster-Central Blog that the changes are now in place for every language except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. As expected, the algorithm change was aimed mainly to article directories, content aggregators and people search engines. But the panda is still up to its reputation to provide surprises. What made it challenging for us is the […]

August 13th, 2011 | Analysis 22 comments