Tag archive: google update

Google Penguin Update 4.0

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

October 21st, 2016 | Analysis No comments
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The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

January 13th, 2016 | Analysis 111 comments
Google Quality Update / Phantom III

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

December 2nd, 2015 | Analysis 81 comments
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 11 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 54 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 29 comments
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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 169 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
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