Author Archive: Jan Grundmann

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Google is getting fast and furious since 9th of July: Your future may depend on how fast your URLs load on mobile devices, now that the process is one of the company’s ranking factors. This means that pages that load slowly on mobile devices can expect to lose mobile rankings to websites that load more […]

July 10th, 2018 | Analysis 1 comment
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Our whitepaper on Universal Search 2018, published earlier this year, established benchmark values for ten of the most important types of universal search integrations, including direct answers, images and videos, news and knowledge graphs. Now we have gone deeper into the data – and have analyzed results for five specific industries. This enables search marketers to […]

June 19th, 2018 | Analysis 2 comments
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Even experienced SEOs are sitting up and taking notice: Is domain splitting the new big thing in SEO? The story of the erstwhile web behemoth about.com is sending shockwaves through the search industry. The portal is splitting itself into new, highly-specific websites – and with astonishing success. In this Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Analysis 2 comments
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8 pints in a gallon, 14 pounds in a stone and 10 organic results on the Google SERP. That’s how it used to be: 10 organic results, each with meta description, title and link. Weights and measures haven’t changed much lately but how many organic search results do we have today? Searchmetrics’ new Universal Search […]

March 20th, 2018 | Analysis No comments
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It’s that time of the year, when the creepy-crawlies hit us with viruses, bugs and winter blues. For the online health industry, it’s just as important not to catch the contagion that could bring your website Visibility down for the count. That why we decided to accompany this year’s Searchmetrics Health Ranking Factors report with […]

November 15th, 2017 | Analysis 5 comments
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In Searchmetrics’ first-ever report on industry-specific ranking factors for the online media and publishing industry, we present an analysis of the more important processes for achieving high-ranking in Google search results. And for the first time, we’ve also conducted a comprehensive investigation into adoption of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Read on to learn more before […]

September 26th, 2017 | Analysis 4 comments
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So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

July 17th, 2017 | Analysis 11 comments

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

November 16th, 2016 | SEO News 8 comments

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

October 2nd, 2015 | Product Notes No comments
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