Author Archive: Daniel Furch

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With its “User Localization Update,” local search gains increased relevance when using Google’s search engine. Whatever Top-Level Domain you are using (Google.com, Google.co.uk etc.), users will now be shown search results based on their current physical location. We asked a few experts to find out what this means for search and searchers. Google has repeatedly […]

November 13th, 2017 | SEO News 3 comments
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Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

August 15th, 2017 | SEO News No comments

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

March 30th, 2017 | Analysis 1 comment

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

February 15th, 2017 | Analysis 38 comments

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

February 9th, 2017 | Analysis 4 comments

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

November 4th, 2015 | Analysis 12 comments
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The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

May 4th, 2015 | Analysis 31 comments

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

April 21st, 2015 | Product Notes 4 comments
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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 7 comments
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