Tag archive: seo news

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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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Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

September 20th, 2016 | Analysis, General 3 comments
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This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

July 8th, 2016 | SEO News 14 comments
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In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

June 15th, 2016 | SEO News No comments
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For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

May 3rd, 2016 | SEO News 2 comments

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

April 26th, 2016 | SEO News 1 comment

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

April 19th, 2016 | SEO News 2 comments

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

April 14th, 2016 | SEO News No comments

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

March 23rd, 2016 | SEO News 2 comments
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