Category: Analysis

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In September 2017, Google responded to the European Commission’s allegations of market manipulation by implementing major changes to its shopping service. But how much has Google Shopping really opened up the market? Following up on our analysis of Google Shopping and its competitors from before these changes, this report analyzes the new-look Google Shopping in […]

January 29th, 2018 | Analysis 12 comments
Google Winner und Loser 2017

What do Netflix, ebates.com and thesun.co.uk have in common? They’re among the top 100 domains that enjoyed rich rewards in 2017. Which domains took the biggest hits in search Visibility? Searchmetrics in our annual Google Winners & Losers study dived into our data to uncover the top 100 winners and the biggest losers, analyzing their […]

January 22nd, 2018 | Analysis 51 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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It’s top of the 9th, with two outs and two men on base. Who will win the World Series? There’s plenty of odds-makers out there who might give a betting man or woman a chance at predicting just that. Here at Searchmetrics, we think of numbers in a different way. Our team of intrepid writers […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Analysis No comments

Does Google, one of the world’s most dominant search engines, favor its own services online? It’s a hotly debated topic around the globe, with implications for many competitors in the world of organic search. We undertook a proprietary study into whether Google Shopping enjoys favored nation status on Google over competitors. Then we asked experts in the […]

September 28th, 2017 | Analysis No 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 2 comments
Google Update, Searchmetrics

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
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It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

July 12th, 2017 | Analysis 4 comments
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The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

June 7th, 2017 | Analysis 2 comments

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

May 17th, 2017 | Analysis, General 2 comments
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