Category: SEO News

On August 6th, Google publicly announced HTTPS being a ranking signal / giving websites a boost in rankings. I’d like to quote the article because it implies a few important points: “[…] we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global […]

August 9th, 2014 | SEO News 59 comments

As we begin 2014, it’s the perfect time for SEOs and marketers to reflect on the successes and failures of the previous year, and to make SEO predictions for the year ahead. As shown by the Mayans though, it can be difficult to accurately predict future events. Google is notoriously unpredictable as they are at […]

February 3rd, 2014 | General, SEO News 29 comments
Searchmetrics - Keyword not provided

Google’s information on traffic and conversions on organic keywords is increasingly “Not provided”. This is not new. The search engine giant started withholding information on organic referrers from its web-analytics tools, like Google Analytics, for reasons of “user privacy” some time ago. This means, the keywords the search user uses to get to your site […]

October 24th, 2013 | SEO News 7 comments

SEO Principles: Is content an important part of SEO? The answer is simply, yes. As far as SEO is concerned content plays a significant role in either promoting or degrading your website and yes, unique content is the keystone of any SEO plan of action. The content of your website remains the most important aspect of […]

August 1st, 2013 | General, SEO News 57 comments

Week of June 24, 2013  noteworthy search marketing news edition 2: F.T.C Tells Search Engines to Label Advertising as Such  On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission told two dozen search engine providers they should more clearly differentiate between results, paid content and advertising on Web pages. The commission has stated they have noticed a decline […]

June 29th, 2013 | General, SEO News 3 comments
Searchmetrics Prediction: Google+ overtakes Facebook

Heard around the web! In case you missed it, here is a round up of news on SEO, PPC, Social media and more! This is the first edition of noteworthy links on search marketing this week. Every week we will begin to share some of the top stories we liked with a general synopsis on […]

June 21st, 2013 | General, SEO News 5 comments
SEO News 2013-1

Wishing you a good beginning to the New Year. It looks as if it will be a year full of changes. If Google continues at the same pace as the past few months, then a whole lot awaits us. I’m convinced that social media signals will become even more important ‒ our analyses over the […]

January 3rd, 2013 | General, SEO News 11 comments

After taking a break from search to talk some social last week, it’s time for us to get back to search engines and SEO. One thing that caught my attention was Andrew Shotland’s comments over at Search Engine Land: He spoke about the non-existent SEO at Foursquare, a platform that still hasn’t been properly optimized, […]

December 10th, 2012 | General, SEO News 1 comment

Man, did I have a stressful week. Which, unfortunately, is why the SEO News is coming a little late. First we were in Salzburg from Thursday to Saturday, then we went straight to London for the iStrategy Conference. I will write up the recap in the next few days. There were several interesting speakers and […]

December 4th, 2012 | SEO News No comments

Time for our weekly SEO News. This week is an incredibly exciting one for us here in Berlin: Searchmetrics is undergoing a huge, highly anticipated change.  We’ll tell you more about it from the press room in the upcoming days. However, here’s a small indication to start with: The favorite app Whatsapp will finally begin […]

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