Tag archive: Data

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

June 10th, 2015 | Analysis 28 comments

I have taken a look at the further development of the Winners and Losers of the Panda 4.1 Update. After all, both Google’s statements and the development of the data led to the conclusion that this is a slow, continuous rollout. That’s why we waited until we can say that the rollout is most likely […]

November 20th, 2014 | Analysis 23 comments

It’s here! This fall season’s most important piece of SEO reading. This year’s report, available as a PDF to download, took a little longer than usual to prepare, because it’s more than a study. It’s an extensive analysis of trends and the status quo in SEO today, and we are publishing it as a White […]

September 7th, 2014 | Analysis 88 comments
Searchmetrics Analysis: https vs http

Google recently announced that it would use https as a ranking signal. Reason enough for us to look at our data and analyze whether there are any current effects – and whether it is already evident that https sits could have a ranking advantage over http-URLs. The news was not entirely unexpected as Google has […]

August 29th, 2014 | Analysis 117 comments

In the article series on “Big Data in SEO” I guide you through the seven topics that are important for enterprise SEO. This is the last part of the series and I will be dealing with the “Management of Big Data” ‒ featuring Reports and Dashboards. One of the biggest risks in the Big Data […]

April 29th, 2013 | General 4 comments

In the “Big Data in SEO” article series, I guide you through the seven topics that are important for enterprise SEOs. The present article looks at how the ROI for online marketing projects can be measured using the Searchmetrics Suite. In the end it’s always a question of money. Return on investment (ROI) is the […]

April 22nd, 2013 | General 4 comments

In the “Big Data in SEO” series I examine the seven topics that are important for enterprise SEOs. This article looks at technical on-page optimization and targeting. Since late 2011 the technical performance of a website has been a true ranking factor. And that doesn’t just mean speed. What matters is generating as few errors […]

April 12th, 2013 | General 4 comments
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